TV series (2004-2012). 366 episodes. Ichigo Kurosaki is a 15-year-old boy who can see spirits. Trying to protect the spirit of a little girl from a hollow , he has an encounter with an evil spirit and a shinigami. Later Ichigo Kurosaki finds the girl in his room, she introduces herself as Rukia Kuchiki, and explains the shinigami's purpose. The hollow returns and leaves Rukia Kuchiki injured, to save Ichigo's family Rukia transfers her powers to him and thus becomes a shinigami.