Online stream anime episodes, Watch Bleach Episode 1 English Subbed online and free episodes. Anime Episode guide, Chapter Bleach Episode 1 English Subbed The Day I Became a Shinigami Ichigo Kurosaki is a 15 year old boy who can see spirits. As he tries to protect the spirit of a little girl from a hollow, he witnesses a clash between the malevolent spirit and a Soul Reaper. Later, Ichigo is met by the woman again in his room. She introduces herself as Rukia Kuchiki, and explains the basic goal of the Soul Reapers i.e. soul cleansing to Ichigo. The hollow returns, attacking Ichigo’s home, and Rukia is wounded. In order to save his family, Ichigo desperately takes Rukia’s power into himself and becomes a Soul Reaper and successfully defeats the hollow.