Why Is Bleach Called Bleach? Despite the hype around the new age Big Three, it is quite clear that nothing can beat the classics. Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach will remain the cult Big Three of all time. One tells the story of an orphan boy with the titular name. On the other hand, One Piece is the hunt for the titular treasure. As for Bleach, where does the name come from? How does the title sync with the crux of the story? Have you, like most fans of Bleach, wondered where the anime got its name from? Well, this article has got you covered. Ahead we explain all reasons as to why Tite Kubo went for this title out of all the possible ones.
With the recent release of the Bleach Thousand-Year Wars arc, the fandom of Bleach has become active on the social network. Moreover, the sudden halt of the manga has always kept the market of speculation heated up. But one theory that keeps looming left, right, and center is in regards to its title. Fans have been trying to decipher the name for years now.
A Quick Background!
To find out about the reasoning for this name, a little background check on Bleach is necessary. Bleach is a supernatural adventure tale that follows the protagonist named Ichigo Kurosaki. As he reaches teenage, he learns that he is unlike any other girl or boy in his class. Ichigo finds that he can see ghosts and souls around them.
It turns out that he has inherited the powers of a Soul Reaper, the work that his family used to do. Soon enough, the Shinigami named Kuchiki Rukia reaches his family. When one of the fights of Rukia goes wrong with the Soul Society, he ends up losing his powers. Thus, Korusaki has to take his powers.
Why Is Bleach Called Bleach? Tite Kubo Answers
This is essentially the background of Bleach. It tells the story of Soul Reapers who take away the lives of grieving souls. It essentially turns the grief of a living person into a freed soul. The concept tells about how all people get redemption from their sins in the end. This is the journey of a person from the dark side of life to the brighter part. When Tite Kubo was questioned about the choice of title in an interview, he gave a similar answer.
He revealed that his first choice of title was ‘Black,’ which is the color of the robes that Soul Reapers adorn. However, he felt that Black as a title was a vague concept. Thus, he shifted to the name White. This title referred to the name that came from the redemption of the souls. After eventually getting to heaven, all the sins and curses of a soul have washed away.
This was when he came up with the name Bleach. It was a direct connotation from the concept of this element. Without much thought put into it, he wanted to show that the robes of the Soul Reapers are bleached. And this is the element that turns a Black into White. On top of this, it was also in sync with the concept of Black Vs. White, or Good Vs. Evil.
So, this is how the classic manga by Tite Kubo got its name in the end. Not Black neither White, but something that turns the former into the latter was the name chosen by the artist. To know more about all the latest updates and theories about the anime, keep a check with The Anime Daily.