Hello, there, folks. New and avid anime fan to join the conversation, if I may?
My list, for anyone interested:
-1/2 of Ranma 1/2
-Yu Yu Hakusho
-Some others that I never finished and/or never liked. ( = Mechas.)
If you’re still wondering, Bleach is spelled ブリーチ (Burīchi) in Japan, along with the romaji spelling. And there are two schools of thought on why it’s called Bleach:
-When Japanese people bleach their hair, sometimes it doesn’t work properly, and their hair ends up orange - in other words, yes, Ichigo’s hair.
-Some think that Bleach may also refer to the fact that the shinigami’s zanpakuto “cleanse a hollow’s soul” just like bleach cleanses your white clothes.
Anyway, yes, there is, in fact, a constant flow of spirits between the two worlds, which is why the Quincies’ bows are so damaging to the balance, since they completely destroy the souls. I would assume, though it is never really explained, that a soul who dies returns to the living world again. Seems like it’d be a bit of a one-sided process, though, seeing how long people seem to live in soul society.