The Bleach Nintendo Home Consoles series is a series of fighting games based on the anime and manga Bleach and published by Sega. Three games were released, one for the GameCube and two for the Wii.


Bleach GC: Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami

Bleach GC Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami (BLEACH GC 黄昏にまみえる死神?, lit. Bleach GC: Soul Reapers Meeting in the Twilight) is the first installment in the Bleach Nintendo Home Consoles series. The game was released only in Japan on December 8, 2005. It features gameplay similar to the Power Stone series, and traditional 2D fighting games.


Bleach: Shattered Blade

Bleach: Shattered Blade, originally published as Bleach Wii: The Naked Blade's Glistening Rondo (BLEACH Wii 白刃きらめく輪舞曲(ロンド) Bleach Wii Hakujin Kirameku Rondo?) in Japan, is the second installment in the Bleach Nintendo Home Consoles series and currently the only installment to be released outside of Japan. The game was released in Japan on December 14, 2006[1] and in North America on October 9, 2007,[1] with a European release planned on February 29, 2008 and Australia's release was on the 28th of February 2008. Although the anime outside Japan has not yet reached this point in the series, the game will be a direct port of the Japanese version for American and European consumers, similar to the US release of the game.

A new character has been designed specifically for this game, an arrancar named Arturo Plateado (アルトゥロ・プラチアド Aruturo Purachiado?, literally Silver Arthur in Spanish). This character's appearance is similar to that of Grimmjow Jeagerjaques', though Arturo's hair and hollow remains, which also take the form of half a jaw bone like Grimmjow's, are fairly longer. Unlike most other arrancar, Arturo was self-made. Arturo can also disguise himself as anything from Gotei 13 captains to zanpakutō spirits. He once raided the Soul Society, but was sealed beneath Sōkyoku Hill by the Soul Reapers 2000 years prior to the start of Bleach. When the Sōkyoku was destroyed during Ichigo Kurosaki's rescue of Rukia Kuchiki, the seal placed on Arturo was broken and he was freed. The game has so far received mediocre reviews. GameSpot gave it a 3.5 score. IGN gave the game a 6.3 out of 10.

Bleach: Versus Crusade

Bleach: Versus Crusade for the Wii was released in Japan on December 18, 2008 and developed by Treasure Co. Ltd. Scans depict a roster of characters in line with the manga storyline. The gameplay has been changed substantially from its predecessors featuring battles in a three-dimensional battle field. The game supports online play through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Visitors to the official website were allowed to vote for which two characters they wanted on the cover of the game; the winning pair was Ichigo and Rukia.[2]

Playable characters

Fighter Bleach GC: Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami Bleach: Shattered Blade Bleach: Versus Crusade
Arturo Plateado13pxN13pxY13pxN
Aaroniero Arruruerie13pxN13pxN13pxY
Byakuya Kuchiki13pxY13pxY13pxY[3]
Ganju Shiba13pxY13pxY13pxN[3]
Gin Ichimaru13pxY13pxY13pxY[3]
Grimmjow Jeagerjaques13pxN13pxY13pxY
Hanatarō Yamada13pxN13pxY13pxN
Ichigo Kurosaki13pxY13pxY13pxY[3]
Ikkaku Madarame13pxY13pxY13pxY
Izuru Kira13pxN13pxY13pxN[3]
Jūshirō Ukitake13pxY13pxY13pxN
Kaien Shiba13pxY13pxN13pxN
Kaname Tōsen13pxY13pxY13pxN
Kenpachi Zaraki13pxY13pxY13pxY
Kisuke Urahara13pxY13pxY13pxN
Mayuri Kurotsuchi13pxY13pxY13pxY
Momo Hinamori13pxY13pxY13pxN
Nnoitra Jiruga13pxN13pxN13pxY
Neliel Tu Oderschvank13pxN13pxN13pxY
Orihime Inoue13pxY13pxY13pxN[3]
Rangiku Matsumoto13pxN13pxY13pxY[3]
Renji Abarai13pxY13pxY13pxY[3]
Rukia Kuchiki13pxY13pxY13pxY
Sajin Komamura13pxY13pxY13pxN[3]
Shinji Hirako13pxN13pxN13pxY[3]
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai13pxY13pxY13pxN
Syūsuke Amagai13pxN13pxN13pxY
Shunsui Kyōraku13pxY13pxY13pxN
Shūhei Hisagi13pxN13pxY13pxN
Soi Fon13pxY13pxY13pxN
Sōsuke Aizen13pxY13pxY13pxY
Szayel Aporro Granz13pxN13pxN13pxY
Tōshirō Hitsugaya13pxY13pxY13pxY[1]
Ulquiorra Cifer13pxN13pxY13pxY
Uryū Ishida13pxY13pxY13pxY[3]
Yachiru Kusajishi13pxN13pxY13pxN
Yammy Riyalgo13pxN13pxN13pxY
Yasutora Sado13pxY13pxY13pxY[3]
Yoruichi Shihōin13pxY13pxY13pxY[3]
Yumichika Ayasegawa13pxY13pxY13pxN
Zommari Leroux13pxN13pxN13pxY
  • NOTE: Arturo Plateado is a character exclusively for Bleach: Shattered Blade and Bleach: The 3rd Phantom, and does not appear in the anime whatsoever.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bozon, Mark (2007-07-27). "SDCC 07: Hands-on Bleach: Shattered Blade". IGN. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. Script error
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Bozon, Mark (2007-09-17). "Bleach: Shattered Blade Hands-on - Page 1". IGN. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 

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