Proof that the remaining 10% are worth performing konsou for.
Yeah, we know that specific whitening cleaning product is popular among a lot of people, but you'll have to settle for stories about a lot of restless spirits (and Ichigo) trying to kill each other... again.
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For that matter, everything by Incandescens is pretty amazing. Beware of the slash, though.
Incandescens has a way of writing which just flows and works so well. There's a noticeable tinge of sarcastic, deadpan wit in many of her more humorous works, and yes, she normally writes a type of hilarious, though subtle, crack. (Sounds weird, but there it is.) Her serious works, though, are literary works of art. Oh, there is a considerable amount of slash, and she writes a lot for her OTPthreesome, Ukitake/Kyouraku/Nanao.
Crazy Ninja Penguin is an excellent writer of thoughtful Girls Lovelemons with emphasis on characterization and sweet moments (albeit with a minor Rouge Angles of Satin problem). Just be aware that, as a Girls Lovelemon writer, every single story, without fail, contains at least one graphic sex scene between female characters, but there's more plot than porn here.
Case13 - aka 'Fosfor' on some forums - is a master of recasting stories in interesting ways. Stray Cat Strut, for example, takes the idea of Ichigo's early growth in spiritual strength and has him end up training with Yoruichi a couple of years before the start of the series. He and Tatsuki go after Grand Fisher together, and the results are ... impressive. Excellent characterization and a true talent for the crossover cameo, and some truly delicious alternate universes. Sadly, he seems to have burned out on fanfiction in general, so for now, consider his works as Dormant, if not Dead.
Specializing in just about anything except hardcore romance, Yemi Hikari is the go-to author for Hitsugaya fans. She often writes in the fanon belief that Isshin Kurosaki was the previous Captain of Squad 10 As aof the most recent flashback; this has been confirmed; with Hitsugaya as his third seat.. Regardless of this, she showcases a tight familial bond with the members of Squad 10 (and Gin). Most of the stories are light, but some are definitely serious. Recommended are the Fics Admiration, and the two spinoff series Understanding and the Sub Ubi series, both of which do contain darker notes and are not for the faint-hearted.
To note, there are actually two camps on Hitsugaya Toshiro's characterization. One side leans towards writing him as an adult type of character, while the other leans towards writing him with a childish side. Yemi Hikari falls into the second group.
It needs to be forewarned that Yemi Hikari's weak point is her grammar and spelling, so be forewarned about this, particularly in her older works.
peroxidepest17 has written a large amount of drabbles and fics for Bleach, with the drabbles collection hitting 500 chapters. There are a lot of different pairings and focuses, but most of the works flesh out the characters or are good for a laugh. There is some het but most of the pairings are Boyslove pairings. Do note that most of it was written around the time of the Soul Society Arc and can therefore diverge from canon.
Allen the Musician has a series in progress that takes place several years after the Winter War. It can be a little hard to discern the exact placement of the fics chronologically sometimes, but they are all worth a read. I won't spoil anything, but keep in mind that war has its tragedies.
rii no ame's writing is comparable to poetry. Many of her oneshots/fics are full of introspection and angst, but these factors are the highlights of her work. She also has a talent of getting into the characters' thought processes, which can be quite interesting to read. Warning - Her stories are mainly BL, though she does write a tiny bit of het, most prominently Ichi/Ruki. You're fine if you read the T-rated ones, but the M-rated fics are truly hardcore Yaoi, so be very, very careful.
Dictionary Ink writes for many fandoms, and has a very nice collection of Bleach drabbles. Her style is peculiar as it contrasts and moves between choppy abruptness and eloquence, but somehow it flows and makes for an engaging read every time. Her OTP is Nnoit/Nel (she's one of the only writers that specializes in this pairing) and her fics are het.
Cywscross specializes in excellent Timetraveler!Ichigo and AU!Ichigo fics. Some are played for laughs, such as "Time Jump", while others are full of heartbreak and awesomness like"Swinging Pendulum", which has a trope page and "Sight", which now has a trope page.
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.Karakura Thugs by The Quiller
Sypnosis: It was widely acknowledged among the thugs of Karakura that everyone in Kurosaki Ichigo's circle of friends could and would kick your ass. Basically, the reasons why you should NOT try and pick on Ichigo's friends.
Synopsis: A take on Toshiro Hitsugaya's origin, from his childhood with Hinamori to his promotion to captain. Deals with questions unanswered in the manga or anime such as why he did not want to become a shinigami/soul reaper, though it does take some minor liberties with the canon at times. Recommended for all fans of Shiro-chan.
Synopis: A short one-shot strongly hinting at Ichigo being Kaien's reincarnation. First half of the story has Rukia musing over her thoughts of Ichigo and Kaien. Second half has Ichigo musing over his weird feelings of deja vu. Well written and interesting.
Synopsis: When a young man dies, he becomes a hollow. This is the story of that man on his journey to overcome his insatiable hunger and become as human as he possibly can, an arrancar. Interesting story, take a look.
Synopsis: In the depths of Hell, a demon war unfolds. As the violence spreads, Ichigo and the Shinigami come under attack by forces spawned in Hell's darkness. Allying with mysterious demon hunters, Ichigo and Toshiro must turn the tide of war or face annihilation.
Pairing(s): None really to be honest, as the story seems more focused on the interactions between the characters.
Synopsis: The board has been laid out. The pieces have been set and moved. The pawns are scattered across the floor, and Ichimaru's fingers are wrapped around a stark white bishop. That's another check, little taichou. The game has only begun.
Synopsis: A canon-compliant elaboration on Hitsugaya's backstory, following him from Academy all the way to Captainship. It's only six chapters long, but it's also updated regularly, averaging about one new chapter a week. Very detailed, very in-depth, and very well thought out, it avoids most of the clichés of canon-compliant backstories and elaborates on a lot of aspects of the Bleach-verse and the Gotei 13 that canon never fully explores.
Synopsis: A collection of thoughts covering various characters in the Bleach universe. Rather short series, with only twelve (equally short) chapters, but well worth the time to read. Some chapters made this troper sniffle.
Synopsis: As Ichigo prepares himself to take his place amongst the Soul Reapers in Seireitei, a tragic accident sets the stage for a more mature, but still wounded Momo Hinamori to make a difference in the life of a certain Kurosaki.
Synopsis: Thirteen years before the hollowfication incident occurred, Kyle Tobias was just a kid before dying. Then he was trust into the position of Lieutenant in the ill fated 14th squadron of Seiretei. As he learns to use his powers, he finds himself smitten with the captain of his division, the motherly Shino Nakazume. As Shino and Kyle fall in love his friends from the material world find themselves used as pawns for a rouge shinigami, they too join the 14th. Later, a group of renegade Quiny attack Seireitei leading to a small scale war that puts Shino and Kyle's love to the test. However, Kyle's happiness at finding love is shattered in the cruelest way...
Pairing(s): Some are hinted at, such as Ichigo/Orihime, Renji/Rukia, etc., but mostly the fic focuses on Aizen and Ichigo. And not in that sense, either.
Synopsis: "Aizen is dead, and the Winter War has been won. But the Lord of Las Noches is yet alive, either in the insanity or in the soul of the very Hero of the Winter War that slew him. And he's not going to be satisfied until Ichigo's stark raving mad... or worse."
Synopsis: A series of first in Hinamori's life, and the story of the people who came to visit her while she was asleep.
Comments: This runs in anachronistic order, which makes it a little confusing, but it's still a very satisfying read. Heartbreaking at many points, and chilling at others, this story gives a good look into the world Hinamori built for herself around her captain.
Seconded. Seconded so freaking hard. These stories were brilliant, devestating, haunting—and really feel like they're coming from Hinamori's point of view. They're each fairly long, and there's seven of them so this will keeped you entertained for a while, and you'll probably revisit them, if you're like me.
Synopsis: After his fight with Ishida, Mayuri oozes home by way of Eleventh Division and encounters Orihime. A lovely take on Orihime- eccentric with a streak of practicality, and not helpless despite not being a fighter. Fits in between canon scenes in the Soul Society arc.
Synopsis: Character snapshots of many of the Soul Society/shinigami cast, focusing on their deaths- or in some cases, death in general- and their reactions to it. It was written several years ago, and some details have since been contradicted in canon.
Synopsis: "It is a knighting of sorts, as each of the Gotei Thirteen take turns to empower the blade that will return Ichigo's shinigami powers. Each of them imparts a gift, a wish."
Comments: Set in the midst of the Xcution Arc, with some of the speculations likely to be Jossed in the near future... But nobody cares, because the character analysis and well-wishing/Badass Creed that defines each speaker translate into 27 full counts of Crowning Moments of Heartwarming.
Synopsis: A small infant finds their way into a box that Rangiku Matsumoto brings to a captain's meeting containing new haoris and lieutenant armbands. One of the captains has to take care of her despite Yamamoto demanding the child be sent back where it came from. Hitsugaya is the unlucky winnner (hence the title) and the series simply inserts OC Hitomi into the Bleach world.
Synopsis for the Attention Deficit: Take a small child, make them Hitsugaya's surrogate daughter against his will. Hilarity Ensues.
Comments: Despite what one may think, Hitomi doesn't come across to this troper as a Mary Sue, in fact far from it. She's helpless, has no formal training and is pretty much Hitsugaya's charity case, much to his chagrin again hence the title. The series is quite comical for the most part especially when Hitomi goes streakingthrough Hueco Mundo. Hitomi just gets dragged along for the ride constantly, whether it's up to her or not. There is an overarching plot, but the comedy is where this fic is at. Shipping seems to be leaned towards Rangiku and Hitsugaya and possibly Hitomi and Shuhei once Hitomi is no longer a loli. Right now she's Yachiru's age.
Synopsis: "Too dangerous to live," Central 46 declares. Locked up in Muken with half-healed wounds and helpless rage, Ichigo gets another chance to save his fellow Visored when the Spirit King whisks him away and offers him a deal. He accepts and promptly gets his ass dumped in the past. Like, WAY back in the past. Ichigo really should be used to impossible things happening to him by now.
Synopsis: He endured two years of a silent, desolate inner world. The isolation ends when an old friend is unexpectedly returned to Ichigo Kurosaki by a power as old as the earth. But what is the price of a partner, memories, freedom, and life itself? OC included for flavour.
Synopsis: Set at end of SS arc. Ishida's having strange dreams that relate to the massacre of the Quincy 200 yrs ago. Meanwhile in SS, the Gotei 13 are picking up the pieces of the recent betrayal-and digging up the bones of an ancient one. Complete! Thanks all! :D
Synopsis: To prove himself to one man, he strived to be the best in everything. Too much indeed that he wreaked his self. But a parent's love is eternal, isn't it? Like every other father, Ryūken was perturbed when news of Uryū's deteriorating health came to light.
Synopsis: "Abandon your fear Ichigo, face forward. Move forward and never stop. Retreat and you will age, hesitate...and you will die. Together, we will ascend and tear the very heavens asunder." With a better connection to his zanpakuto than we have seen before, Ichigo will finally fully realize his vast potential. BAMF Ichigo.
Synopsis: Hirako Shinji and two of his fellow Visored have been restored to captaincy. They're a little bitter about their treatment, happy to be back, eager to see old friends again and make new ones, and just a bit anxious to prove that they aren't monsters meant for war. These are some of their adventures and misadventures after the Winter War.
Synopsis: Focuses on a bartender who gives advice out to various characters in Bleach as well as the changes he inflicts on the plot with his presence. Largely conversation driven with few action scenes.
Synopsis: Instead of going to the Vizard to supress his Inner Holow, Ichigo decides to work together with it. Fighting together, they do better against each of their opponents than in canon. However, he has to convince everyone who sees them fight (they switch out control of Ichigo's body to reduce mental fatigue) that no, he's not in danger of being taken over by his Hollow. The companion piece Hollow Feelings offers a plausible Alternative Character Interpretation of Ichigo's Inner Hollow, explaining its actions from "birth" up to the start of Feeling Hollow in a new light.
Synopsis: What if Tite Kubo didn't have editors to curb his madness and he was given suggestions to the plot of Bleach by 4chan? The answer? A rollercoaster of awesomeness and failure with quite a few sweet moments thrown in.
Synopsis: 9-year old Ichigo lived and died about 100 years ago. Sent to district 78 of South Rukongai, Inuzuri, you can guess who he'll meet. He was the one who changed her world. But now he's going to change it, right from the very beginning. Perhaps in death, they'll find happiness. It is but the next great journey...
Synopsis: "In the final battle with Aizen a different choice is made, and now Ichigo and his greatest enemy have gone back to the beginning. His best friends are powerless, his allies don't know him, and everything he loves is in danger. No non-canon pairings."
Synopsis: What if Rukia had only given Ichigo half her power, as she meant to, that first fateful night? A non-depowered Rukia, a Soul Society that doesn't immediately call for her execution but conscripts Ichigo instead and a whole new way of looking at Ichigo being a Shinigami is the answer to that question.
Synopsis: Ongoing alternate universe story which features a major deviation from canon Bleach: What if Sosuke Aizen—and, by extension, Gin Ichimaru and Kaname Tosen—are not, and never were, the villains. Instead of those previously mentioned three, a trio of powerful Soul Reapers whom nobody had suspected are the ones rising in rebellion. Several other changes are also present, such as canonically dead characters appearing alive and well, and other characters—such as the Espada—holding different ranks from canon.
Pairings: Not a central part of the story, but still an interesting dynamic. The only established couples thus far are Gin and Rangiku, and Hisana and Byakuya. There are suggestions of developing relationships between others (Toshiro/Momo, possible Sosuke/Momo, Shunsui/Nanao, to name a potential few) and, because of the nature of the story battling ships might get turned on their head. (If Ichigo/Rukia and Renji/Rukia are major players, what happens if Kaien Shiba was still in the picture?)
Synopsis: 200 Years Ago, a man named Ichigo Kurosaki saved Soul Society and the mortal plane from the aspirations of Sousuke Aizen.
In the dank backstreets of Karakura City a lone boy of sixteen had his first encounter with a hollow. Dieing while saving another he awakes in Soul Society to be greeted by the Gotei 13. You see the hero from 200 Years past disappeared after his victory and neither of the two worlds has seen him since. The boy's name, Keichi Kurosaki. Believing him to be the reincarnation of that hero they induct him into their ranks. A war is brewing between the Reborn Quincies, the Arcane Soul Society, and the shadows that watch both. Is a second Genocide Inevitable.
After The Fairy Tale Ends by Frozen Shattered Roses
Recommended by: Cinderflame, necrolectric
Status: Dormant (last update January 2010)
Synopsis: To be a Vizard is to be a criminal in the eyes of the 46. With Aizen's fall Ichigo is cast out, allowed to escape for his service to the Seireitei. What happens when he sneaks back in?
Synopsis: "They had all seen things that no teenager should. Pain, suffering, death, killing just to ensure your own survival. War. At the age of 15, they had seen things veterans fives times their own age have nightmares about. Complete! Sequel is 'Contagion'."
Pairing: Aizen/Ichigo but tasteful, not a central part of the story, and surprisingly believable
Synopsis: What if Aizen wasn't (completely) the villain he appears to be? What is the truth behind Aizen's illusions? Why is he interested in Ichigo? An alternate version of Bleach after Ichigo's defeat of Aizen in manga chapter 420. Can Aizen be trusted? And what is the secret of Ichigo's future and the nature of the Spirit Realm?
Comments: Despite the hints of slash, this story is a fascinating and well-written alternate path adventure story, and has some of the best characterizations I've ever seen in fanfic. Sariniste has a masterful understanding of psychology and human motivation, and the twists and turns of the plot will keep you reading to the end. Ichigo, Urahara, and Aizen are especially well-rendered.
Synopsis: In which a certain infamous filler never happened, another one has a new spin placed on it, and Hitsugaya-taicho ends up investigating a human girl with Reiatsu and fighting experience. The girl in quesiton, Kurosaki Karin, has a much higher level of Reiatsu than in canon, thanks to the Nail: Grand Fisher killed her at their mother's graveyard several months previously, and a half-Hollow Karin has been subsequently trained by the Vaizard.
Synopsis: What if Kurosaki Ichigo was a lot more curious as a child? What if this led to him having an inquisitive mind? Just how much would this change the course of history? Let's find out, shall we?
Comments: The trope Crazy Awesome definitely comes into play. Ichigo is portrayed as very smart....but probably evenmorecrazy than Urahara. His Zanpakuto - who doesn't seem to be Zangetsu - is almost as nuts. Their conversations remain the highlight of the fic. Since Ichigo has been training before he met Rukia, he is much tougher than canon Ichigo at this point. The author wonderfully deals with this by putting it on "Hard Mode" which keeps Ichigo from getting too powerful too soon.
This troper rather enjoyed this story until chapter 11. The idea that not only can Ichigo modify his Zanpkuto's form at will but also owns a car, a condo, and his own warehouse just reeks of Marty Stu at age 15. However, this troper will also admit that Ichigo's insistence on calling Kon "Megatron" is rather amusing.
Synopsis: (AKA, Why Not To Flatshare With A Hollow And A Shinigami At The Same Time If You're A Quincy.) Being a Quincy and flatsharing with a Vasto Lorde and a stalker shinigami sent on a mission to purify said hollow is not good for your health. Being forced to carry out said shinigami's duties is not fun, either. Having said Vasto Lorde attempt to use puppy-dog eyes to persuade you to keep an Adjuchas in your apartment... well, that's just plain disturbing. Features bipolar!hollow!Ichigo with a thing for candy, pyromaniac!spy!Uryuu with button-induced genocide mode, cats that are not, in fact, cats, a mod soul not named Kon, Chekhov's Gunmen, a whole lot of minor characters being more badass than they are in canon, black humour, quite a bit of misunderstanding, and no ridiculously overpowered substitute shinigami. At all.
Comments: An interesting take of an alternate path, in which Ichigo died with his mother and then attached himself to Ishida by chance, eventually becoming a Hollow. But, since it is Ichigo, he remains sane-ish and keeps up the friendship. Then Rukia is sent to investigate and all hell breaks loose. Very funny, especially since Ichigo is positively giddy at times. The Quincy Encyclopaedia and Omakes that shows up at the end sometimes are rather informative and funny. Essentially the original Bleach but with Ishida Uryu as the main character. Notable for its very good dialogue, loyalty to character, and good humor.
Status: Temporarily on hiatus while the author improves some of her older fanfics.
Synopsis: What happens when badfic writers start watching Bleach? They write bad fanfiction of course. Story within a story concept.
Comments: Completely unlike any story that I've ever read, fanfiction and professional fiction alike. What YemiHikari does is a Deconstruction of badfic tropes by posting the stories of badfic authors that she invented - yes, fake authors, their perverted visions of canon Bleach characters, and their "original characters" collide in a truly enjoyable story. It's even more enjoyable for those who've been exposed to badfic tropes. The story starts off rather humorously, but gets more serious as it goes on.
Synopsis: Ichigo was a bit slow to pull Zangetsu out as his Inner World crumbled. The result ends up not quite as Urahara had intended.
Comments: Yes, Ichigo is an arrancar in this story. Once the group reaches Soul Society, things very quickly diverge from canon. Highlights include: Soifon chewing out Yoruichi for not sharing critical information with the others; Ichigo, Uryuu and Kenpachi getting into a hollow slaying contest; and Orihime and Sado fighting Kenpachi instead of Ichigo.
And the sequel is already off to a good start - starting with a full on battle between Ichigo and Kenpachi.
Synopsis: An alternate way of looking at the story from the Vizard arc onwards (The Bounto arc is briefly mentioned), Ichigo confronts his Hollow problem by facing it head-on.
Comments: This is one of the best stories I have ever read. Why doesn't this have a page? -Oath To Oblivion
Probably because my first few chapters seriously need to be redone. Ichigo is a bit OOC, and Inoue more than a bit before I got a handle on her character. Also, I full admit that the writing is a bit choppy to start off with until I got into the flow of things. In addition, the very first chapter starts with a list of in-universe definitions and Japanese suffixes. I had put it there originally because I didn't want any confusion on my use of them, but now that I look back I have to admit that it gives off a poor first impression. So, long story short, the first few chapters suck, so it will probably not get its own page until they're fixed. I'll get around to rewriting them at some point, but I have no idea when that will be. Thanks for reading, though! -Neo Ryu 777
Synopsis: Three men never find Rangiku. Because they never find Rangiku, she is never harmed. Because Rangiku is not hurt, Gin does not swear vengeance. Because Gin does not swear vengeance, he never joins Aizen. This is a tale how Gin's allegiances remain with the Gotei 13, and the consequences it produces, both good and bad.
Comments: Ever wonder what would happen had Rangiku didn't get hurt and Gin didn't set his mind on the goal of killing Aizen and instead, spends more with Rangiku? Here in this fic, we actually see it in which Gin is still Gin but as Creepy Good guy and his relationship with Rangiku actually allows him to have more connection with others (which result in him and Rangiku busted Rukia out of her jail). The butterfly effect, of course, is still appear and relationships between characters are altered according to it without them getting OOC and more of positive developments (like Hinamori recovered faster after Aizen's betrayal or Sasakibe has the chance to show off his Bankai)
Synopsis: "Wait," Ichigo held up a hand. "I just want to make sure-I'm not going to grow a tail or anything, right?" AU. In which Komamura gives Ichigo his shinigami powers. Written for Love Psycho's Bleach Challenge #1.
Synopsis: Take the 11th Division. Add just a tiny handful of crack. Release them into 10th Division. Watch the resulting spiral of chaos and disaster steadily engulf Soul Society in ever-escalating madness. Carefully pare any remaining seriousness from the concept and execution and replace with a double helping of funny. Drink...but...very...carefully.
Synopsis: Billed as having been "inspired by the TV Trope", this story is basically a collection of 4 little mini-stories focussing on Uryu Ishida's... glasses? Each story is funny in its own right, and comes together quite well as a whole. It has Uryu play the Scary Shiny Glasses trope perfectly straight, as well as focussing on how the glasses just seem to make Uryu's "look".
Synopsis: All the captains of Soul Society have one thing in common. All have achieved Bankai. There has never been - and never will be - a captain of the Gotei 13 who has not achieved this level. For some of them, it's just difficult to admit...
Synopsis: A general bulletin board featuring rules and regulations to the Gotei Thirteen. Written in a list-type format (Not as bad as it sounds!), the rules featured are utterly ridiculous, and are guaranteed to make you either burst into laughter, wet yourself, or cry. Often all three.
To give you an idea of the hilarity involved, this quote:
Kusajishi-fukutaicho - Please stop eating the Hell Butterflies
Comments: Warning! Please do not eat or drink while reading. The author is in no way responsible for you choking to death due to your laughter.
Summary: Every few generations, the Shinigami start a slightly serious, slightly humourous list of 'Things Shinigami are not Allowed to do'. It is the only written evidence that Captain-General Yamamoto has any trace of a sense of humour.
343c) Shinigami are hereby forbidden from performing Soul Burial on Optimus Prime's Spark for two reasons. One, it is in no danger of becoming a Hollow, due to it getting a new body every few months. Two, do you want to see a truck becoming a Shinigami?
So. Many. Crossovers. Seriously, what's real for Shinigami and what's entertainment seem completely arbitrary. Still, the funny does not stop... and how the Hell does Gin keep getting into the Seireitei? I thought Yamamoto dealt with that with the Kuchiki Law.
Pairing(s): Ichigo/Rukia, Mentioned Renji/Rangiku (But the pairings aren't the main focus of the fic.)
Synopsis: Due to Ichigo using a rather odd word in an argument with his hollow, Hichigo starts to think that Ichigo swings another way. Ichigo denies this but the Hollow eggs him on about it, Ichigo sets out to prove that he's straight, and it just so happens that the lovely, female Rukia is alone in the room with him...(Contains Lime/Implied Sex)
Synopsis: A strange story involving a version of Bleach with such little regard for the forth wall that Aizen has chosen not to kidnap Orihime because he read the manga in advance and knows it ends badly for him. Meanwhile a group calling themselves "the chaotic neutrals" are moving behind the scenes and a timetraveling Yachiru is trying to prevent the story from becoming another dark and edgy "Aizen wins" fanfiction. It also has several funny discussions on Bleach, it's plot holes, and fanfiction as a whole. And Yachiru gets the coolest Bankai ever.
Synopsis: Division Eleven: Bloodthirsty monsters. Division Four: Peaceful healers. In an effort to improve inter-division relations Central 46 has launched the Division Exchange Program. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite have the effect hoped for...
Synopsis: Chaos ensues when the Bleach characters discover fanfiction. Some may go insane. The 4th and 3rd walls will be broken.
Pairings: Many, but almost all are Played for Laughs, with the only serious ones being Ichigo/Rukia and Nnoitra/Nelliel
Comments: A hilarious story about the main cast of Bleach discovering fanfiction.net that pokes fun at badly-written fanfics and nearly every fanfiction cliche, while still managing to have something somewhat resembling a plot. The reactions of the characters are justwhatyou'd expect to finding themselves in such stories, and grow more extreme with each fanfiction read—the latest update in particular had this troper in stiches.
I don't know. Are the later chapters better? In the first few chapters the characters seem really forced and unnatural.
Winter War by incandescens, liralen, and Sophia Prester. (AU)
Recommended by dafox22, Sheliak
Synopsis: An AU that takes place following Ichigo's party heading for Hueco Mundo, it follows a group of survivors after Seireitei (Soul Society) has fallen to Aizen. Aizen has won. Seireitai is occupied. The Resistance is weak. Winter is here. There may not be a spring. Nothing is sacred and no one is safe. We arethe last line of def- Diverges from continuity somewhere in the Hueco Mundo and Fake Karakura arcs.
Synopsis: When Aizen rips Ichigo's family apart, how much will he sacrifice to save them? The key to survival lies only in the claws of his inner enemy, and for Karin the road to redemption is paved with butterflies' wings. Set from Hueco Rescue arc onwards.
Synopsis: Set during an alternate universe Winter War, where a severely weakened Soul Society passes an edict for the remaining Lieutenants to participate in "Bankai training" under a specially selected Captain. Following the death of Captain Unohana, an unfortunate Kotetsu Isane is left in the hands of the monstrous Mayuri Kurotsuchi, and things can only get worse from there...
Pairing(s): Ichigo/Rukia; it's not really anywhere near the focus of the story though so I think it still qualifies as a general fic.
Synopsis: The war is over, but the aftershocks still shake Soul Society. New captains and lieutenants step up, including a certain carrot-top and his raven-haired sidekick. But sinister forces at work, gathering strength while nursing a 200 year old grudge.
Pairing(s): None that are really important to the story and most of the ones that do feature are fairly atypical.
Synopsis: Due to unforeseen events, the Kurosaki family is forced to relocate to the Soul Society, where they get caught unwittingly in a web of Lies, Deceit & Treachery. However there is one thing that no one realizes, their eldest son, Ichigo, is the Hollow King.
Synopsis: "Ichigo Kurosaki, talented pilot with a troubled past, and Rukia Kuchiki, covert operative of the G-13, must find a way to work together to face an uncertain, perilous future. Familiar storyline reimagined as an epic sci-fi narrative." Essentially, take Bleach, Mass Effect and a dash of Firefly, stick them in a blender together and out comes an excellent AU Bleach fanfiction. (First of a planned trilogy.)
Pairing(s): Ichigo/Rukia, references to Urahara/Yoruichi.
Synopsis: "Because death never stopped us." A creepy little Highschool AU in which a teenage Karin and her loved ones cope with the deaths of the rest of their loved ones. Often enough, while a "Dark Angel" goes about giving them nightmares and guilting them into trying to raise the dead.
Synopsis:He killed Aizen but he hasn't won. They died, all of them. Now he has a chance to save them again, and this time he was going to get it right. In which the Winter War ended in a Pyrrhic Victory for Ichigo, and Urahara chooses to send him to an Alternate Universe where Orihime is the Substitute Soul Reaper.
Pairing(s): Many. Central pairing evolves into Hitsugaya/Karin.
Synopsis: "Toushirou & Karin. AU. — He keeps dreaming of this place, night after night, a recurring dream that is never the same."
Comments: A Real-World AU in which every time Toshiro dreams, he's Alice in Wonderland. While the Mind Screw starts here (perhaps this thing should be placed in the Crack Fic section), it only gets worse as the characters begin to correspond to people in the waking world whether he's met them yet or not. Reincarnationmay or may not be involved, but the audience is left to wonder just as much as Toshiro whether he's psychic or off the deep end. The whole way, the author seamlessly blends the two worlds in a rather natural coming-of-age story... in only four chapters.
Synopsis: "Isn't it just grand, to see but cannot smell, to look but cannot eat, to hear but cannot comprehend, to touch but cannot feel? He thought it was." An AU on Orihime being sent to Hueco Mundo and meeting a pre-Aizen Ulquiorra and a band of lizards. Very interesting, worth the read, and explores a What If? or two.
Synopsis: Isshin Kurosaki died years ago, and Ichigo has been living with his mother ever since. Life seems normal for him, until one day, he meets Rukia and is thrown into the spiritual world. Under the tutelage of a very shady shopkeeper, Ichigo becomes a shinigami. But things are not as simple as they initially seem…
Tags: AU retelling of Bleach, major changes to canon plotline. Ichi Ruki.
Comments: This is seriously a well-written story, and it's great to see two different authors working together so well on something as big as a rewrite. Ichigo's character development is arguably better than canon's, and Uryu even gets an upgrade in the story; he's a lot more essential to the plot than before. Seriously, you would do yourself a favour reading this, especially if you're sick of Bleach at this point.
Seconded. Characterization is amazing, actions of characters believable and although the summary can be a bit off-putting to those that do love and enjoy Bleach, this story is definitely worth a read.
Thirded. One thing this author does very well is write the characters as heroic, brave and strong people, but still people. As was said above, all of the main cast has fairly similar power levels to match their experience, so no one is a base breaker for the group, and everyone does their fair share of fighting.The characters sometimes lose, and when they screw up they face repercussions for their actions. For example, Orihime is a badass not because she's overpowered but because she's one of the wisest and most combat pragmatic characters. Also, there's a lot more of the characters thinking through their plans, and people make different decisions their cannon counterparts made in order to avoid unnecessary risks.
Synopsis: Two months have passed since Ichigo Kurosaki defeated Ginjou Kugo and buried his body. Now however, old feuds have resurfaced and an ancient enemy has returned from the past to settle their hatred for the Soul Society. The Ishida family quickly finds themselves wrapped up in lies and conspiracy as the world sees the return of the Vandenreich, a group of Quincy from times gone by!
Synopsis: AU. When instinct is all you have and fear is your closest friend trust seems impossible. Will a hybrid that has awoken to live in a hellish cage be able to trust a talking lion plushy and his companion a teen who's entire life was meant only to protect?
Synopsis: What if Mayuri never implanted bacteria in Uryuu and never intervened in the battle between Uryuu, Renji, Pesche, Dondochakka, and Szayel Aporro Granz? The consquences of this action will leave Uryuu at Szayel's mercy…a dark Bleachverse version of Beauty and the Beast. Well, more like madness and sanity…. Other slight changes might be added.
Synopsis: Pink sakura petals drifted through the air, carried by a soft breeze. They littered the ground, crushed by the dozens of students in white uniforms, milling around nervously. His skin felt strange. Not bad, just different. The surging reservoir of reiatsu he was used to was cut off from him now, hidden somewhere in his soul. Post Aizen-arc, Ichigo, Orihime, Uryu-centric.
Synopsis: The white-coated body slams into the wall, sending spiderweb cracks out from the point of impact. A cloud of dust rises as the figure falls to the dirt. Broken glasses askew, the Quincy tilts his head up from the sand, blood trickling from his mouth. "Good...shot...Kurosaki." Rated for language and some violence.
Pairings: Ichigo/Uryuu, Tatsuki/Orihime, Renji/Rukia at the end.
Status: It's really hard to tell, the author has been known to take some long breaks but it's still ongoing
Synopsis: What if the Soul Society didn't take Ichigo's status as a Vizard lightly and wanted him dead for it? After a failed assassination attempt, Ichigo starts to undergo majorSanity Slippage and plans to build an army to destroy Soul Society. The author is not afraid of writing Squick filled sex scenes and really focuses on the darker side of characters. Starts off fairly standard but around Chapter 8 it turns into a crossover. It now contains characters from Zombie Powder, Gintama and it looks like Sengoku Basara might be joining in soon. Be warned that some characters are massively different from their canon counterparts. On the fics better side, the characterization is well done and contains some Crazy Awesome moments ( Rukia killing Gin, Grimmjow vs Kenpachi, etc), currently in the mist of a War Arc, it's well worth a read.
Pairings: Ichigo/Rukia, Ulquiorra/Orihime, Ishida/Cirucci, implied past Grimmjow/Harribel.
Warnings: Graphic sex scenes, masturbation, character death
Synopsis: Ichigo Kurosaki hates that fateful night that rendered him useless, so he ran far away, leaving everything and everyone behind in Karakura Town... However, hope reawakens in the form of the Invisible Empire that offers its services to the tragic hero, and promises him a future where he can be free of the memories.
Synopsis: The Soul Society’s Women Association has found itself in heavy debt. In order to pay it off, Kisuke Urahara hires them at his newly opened “family restaurant”. Misadventures, hijinks, and hilarity ensue.
Warning: Exists solely in the realm of fanservice and comedy. Much of the comic can be considered NSFW. If it’s female and from the Bleach universe, expect it to show up.
Synopsis: Isshin suffers horrible loss and, years later, after a tragic accident threatens to take away the last thing that holds him together, he searches for a way to save his only child. Driven by a father's need, he finds himself going to great and desperate lengths in his efforts. A donor is created, something he hopes will be able to save Ichigo, but even an artificial life is hard to end when it becomes self-aware. No Pairings.
Synopsis: Ichigo can see ghosts. He can see Shinigami and Hollows, and that's fine with him, if not always safe. But he kind of wishes that he doesn't also see Zanpakutou spirits. All Zanpakutou spirits. Because apparently, no one else can.
Comment: An interesting premise, cywscross certainly delivers. While there isn't much in the action department, the interactions between the characters - namely Ichigo and the various Zanpakutou spirits he ran into - are very interesting. The author's take on the appearance personalities behind the Zanpakutous are very intriguing - from Benihime's regal yet Tsundere-ish attitude, to Sougyo no Kotowari's cheerful twins. And as of the last chapter, a rather heartbreaking interpretation of the relationship between Shinji - and perhaps the other Visored too - and their inner Hollow. In chapter 3, it was explained that when Shinji was put through the Hollowfication process, his Zanpakutou Sakanade went through the same event. Sakanade become his inner Hollow, and since Visoreds control their power by beating and locking away their inner Hollow, Shinji basically locked away his Zanpakutou's spirit.
Status: Complete, along with equally epic sequel Chasing the Moon. Part III is on the way, and the author regularly updates.
Pairings: Ichi/Ruki, Hitsu/Karin, Byaku/Yuzu (and it WORKS!), etc.
"It seemed almost inevitable, and looking back, maybe it was. When a sudden wave of Hollows attacks Karakura Town, Yuzu and Karin's lives change forever. The two of them must now get through the Shinigami Academy, and all it entails."
Comments: Possibly the most authentic look of "What would happen if the post-Aizen Kurosaki Family (this thing started before Juhabach's madness, and hasn't brought it up since) actually moved to Soul Society." Phases follows both the girls (not just Karin) through their time at Shino in a Slice of Life style, while ChasingTime Skips to their lives as higher-ranked Shinigami in a more traditional Shoujo/Shonen plot. The characters grow organically, with wonderful prose and a solid blend of romance and world-building. Plus, Elle917 actually updates regularly.
Synopsis: The Battle between Rukia Kuchiki and Aaroniero Arruruerie, reach the ultimate climax. Due to the overwhelming power gap between Shinigami and Hollow, the young beloved Kuchiki becomes a victim to Aaroniero's cruel gluttonous maw. With no one to know of her demise, Aaroniero moves among allies and enemies alike, aiming to continue his rampage without ceasing or halt!
Comment: A freshly introduced fanfiction that embraces the possibility of Aaroniero using Metastacia's ability to invade Rukia Kuchiki's body, taking over the woman and using her body to enact his (now her) own plans. A unique story that focuses on Aaroniero instead of the standard main protagonists, I think the story has as much potential as Kubo claimed Aaroniero had.
Synopsis: They called him their savior, but it is a title he soon cannot stand to have. The world he knew disappeared in pain, leaving in its place a future that is at best uncertain. Ichigo, waist deep in the blood of Quincy and Shinigami, knows that this is the conflict that may end up killing him. But then again death might just be what he's looking for...
Pairing: Hitsugaya/Hinamori, slight Hitsugaya/Karin love triangle
Synopsis: An AU fic in which Momo and Toushiro agree to date when Momo only has a year left to live. "The couple was beautiful, as if they were in a world of their own. That was when I decided I wanted to live in it, even if for a moment." 12 months, 365 days; that's the amount of time left for Momo to live. One; that is the number of things she wants to experience before she dies: love. Will Toushiro have the courage to help?"
Review: A Hitsu Hina and tragedy lover must. Bittersweetness to its max. She does a superb job with character development. The only minor flaw is that the author has occasional hiccups in grammar and spelling in the first few chapters. She makes it up with beautiful writing the other 98% of the time.
Reviews: A fairly interesting concept with some nice comedy thrown in between. The Zanpakuto are generally in-character, and the pseudo-romance is rather well-executed. There are some sexual themes, but nothing too overt. The biggest gripe would be the long amount of detail given - it works fine when done right, but at other times, it feels like it's dragging. Other than that, it's a fine read, and one that is still ongoing.
Synopsis: Follows a scarily probable relationship between a Byakuya who is mostly interested in having a loyal hound and bed warmer, and a Renji who wants to have some publicly acknowledged feelings up in here.
Synopsis: Two fics that follow Aizen/Gin through the same events. "If anyone should ask why I loved you, it is because you are you, and I am I." "I will not say the words you crave. I will not break the spell you cast over me." Absolute, sheer brilliance. The characters are hot and awesome and absolutely frightening.
Synopsis: "Now the head-captain of Seireitei; Hitsugaya is suffering from stress and many other problems. Seeing his distress a rather concerned Rukia hopes to comfort him by talking-no harm can come from that correct?"
Synopsis: "At the end of his life, it's time for Ichigo to become a real shinigami, but with death comes unexpected challenges not the least of which is that presented by seeing Rukia again for the first time in years."
Pairing(s): Ichigo/Urahara with hints of Yoruichi/Urahara, Ichigo/Rukia and many background pairings.
Synopsis: "Ichigo doesn't know in how much trouble he is, but Kisuke does, and attempts to rescue him. Which leads to smashing into a tangled web of plotting and manipulations. Beware the slow start, slashylemons, mad characters and convoluted mind of the author." Includes enough humour to balance out the drama (or the other way around) and some very well rounded original characters.
Synopsis: What were Aizen's thoughts behind that smirk in the last panel of manga chapter 249? What are his hidden plans for Orihime, and how will his scheme affect Soul Society and the human world? Dark psychological romance.
Comments: Absolutely brilliant characterizations in this well-written dark romance, with an especially intriguing Aizen back story. It almost had me believing this crack pairing could come about.
Synopsis: An AU Bleach adventure/romance set on the high seas. Ichigo is Captain of the H.M.S. Vincent, a British Royal Navy sailing ship patrolling for pirates off the United States and in the Caribbean. Rukia is Captain of the pirate ship, Soul Warrior, with some unusual abilities. Who are the pirates and what secrets do they hold? Rated T for mild sexual situations and violence.
Pairing: Ichigo/Anyone female...yes, even Chizuru.
Synopsis: Mayuri sends Nemu to Karakura Town with a poison dart intended for Ishida. She winds up hitting Ichigo with it by accident. It effects Ichigo differently than it would've Ishida (originally, it was meant to make everyone around Ishida try to kill him), and makes every woman Ichigo interacts with fall head over heels in love with him.
Synopsis: Aizen suddenly withdraws from the battle of false-Kankura town, leaving Grimmjow, Ulquiorra, and Szayel-Aporro to be captured by Soul Society. Grimmjow is held captive by the Second Division.
Sequels: Anonymous (complete) and Heroes (in progress). Form a Two-Part Trilogy with the first story. There's also a bit of a genre shift- the sequels are AU/alternate future with the focus split a lot more evenly among the cast rather than focusing on Soifon/Grimmjow.
Synopsis: Someone new moved into Rukia's neighborhood and she absolutely despised him since he started calling her a midget the first day they met. But it was unexpected when she saw him at school, but he's not a student...then that means!
Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia, Ichigo/Orihime, Ichigo/Tatsuki - final pairing is unclear
Synopsis: With Aizen defeated, Isshin approaches the Gotei 13 in hopes of securing the help of the *bored* Captains in meddling with the love life of his son, Kurosaki Ichigo. The three candidates? Inoue Orihime...Arisawa Tatsuki...and Kuchiki Rukia.
Synopsis: After the war, Renji and Ichigo find themselves in a strange land of the dead seeking a lost friend. The hope of Rukia's recovery grows slimmer every day; loyalty, courage, memory and bonds of love are tested along the long road home.
Synopsis: Ichigo accidentally kills Kenpachi Zaraki. He thought people would mind, but instead they want him as 11th Division Captain. Saying no would be smart, but this is Ichigo.
Comments: This is-technically-a Shipping Fic in that the story revolves around the ludicrous pairings. This story, however, nearly reaches the insanity of Uninvited Guests, with such gems as Soi Fon teaching Ichigo how to give Yoruichi proper foot rubs (Of course, considering SoiFon's behavior in canon...), Yachiru's Zanpakuto, Byakuya giving Rukia and Nemu his blessing, and Ururu turning out to be Hisana and a lesbian. The main plot tends to be overshadowed by the sheer crackiness of this fic, but in the end, who cares?
Synopsis: The works of vicioux, a Fanfiction.net author specialising in Crack Pairings, comprise a single, shared universe that begins with Call You By A Different Name and continues from there. The war is over, Aizen is dead, and the small group of rogue arrancar who helped make it happen are slowly integrating into Soul Society with... varying degrees of success. However, a new threat stirs from their pasts, and Hueco Mundo may not be done with them or their new friends yet...
Tags: Occasional lemon, mild and even more occasional slash.
Synopsis: Szayel Apporo Granz and Grimmjow Jeaquerjeaques come back from the dead and head to Karakura town to stalk their love interests. (Uryuu and Ichigo, respectively.)
''Pairing(s)": SzayIshi, GrimmIchi, and eventually UlquiHime and GinRan. (Though the latter is very, very slight.)
Comments: An interesting AU, humor, and very well written slash. At points, it's a dramatic, touching story, at others, it's hilarious, and pretty much every single character featured gets a chance to kick some major ass. There are some Rouge Angles of Satin (Handwaved by the author being Japanese.) but I was too absorbed in the story to really care.
Synopsis: To return Ichigo to his "Substitute Shinigami" status, Rukia is assigned to stay by his side, even to the point of going to college. And it all starts in the typical Ichigo/Rukia reunion fashion- at Ichigo's expense.
Comments: Funny, romantic, and intriguing. Dame M does a good job of keeping the Bleach characters true to form, while spinning out an incredible plot twist that still makes total sense with the canon.
Status: Dormant; the author isnt sure if she’ll return to it.
Synopsis: Focuses on a romance between Renji and Rukia following the events of the Soul Society arc (and ignoring all events thereafter, as well as the whole issue of Aizen). A Renji/Rukia love story and that doesn't shortchange either of their relationships to Byakuya, with a side of politics.
Comments: The romance is sweet and true to the characters, and the career path the fic suggests for Rukia is original and believable. While very much a shipping story, this fic also addresses the destruction of Soul Society's government and the need to reestablish it, and the need for (drastic) legal reforms (as Rukia points out, the Research Institute in its current form is a very bad thing). Also, details from historical Japan are used to flesh out Soul Society's culture, particularly customs about noble rank and marriage. If the arc remains unfinished, the Renji/Rukia love story is at a good stopping point, but a subplot regarding Gotei 13 politics remains unresolved.
Summary: History repeats itself. It's such a trite little bromide, but unfortunately true. Especially for Kisuke Urahara. Especially if it involves the last names of Kurosaki and Ishida.
Comment: Complete. This story doesn't so much as deconstruct the Generation Xerox concept so much as rips it apart in beautifully written prose. Written mostly in Urahara's point of view, it offers a very interesting take on his character.
Warning: Definately earns it's mature rating particularly after six in terms of lemons and violence.
Synopsis: Loose sequel to The Heart Is Treacherous In Many Ways. It's senior year and Ishida has a lot on his plate: he's class president, he runs craft club, he's writing college admission essays. Oh, and he's also responsible for slaying all the hollows in Karakura Town now that Ichigo's lost his powers. Will the pressure be too much for him? And how will it affect his and Ichigo's relationship? Ichigo/Ishida. Slash. Mature themes.
Summary: The spring following the Winter War, Ichigo comes across an all too familiar red ribbon. "Don't worry, Ichigo. I'll help you remember, I promise!" the voice said as Ichigo plummeted farther downward towards the courtyard. T for Safety.R&R.Moviefic.Book I.
Comment: A nice little fic exploring the possibility of Senna coming back from her state of nonexistence, good read and had some well thought out humor as well. Author has stated that they might be doing a sequel however nothing has come of it so far.
Summary: Though Endless Sands is a dark, somewhat AU, somewhat narration, and very subtle story from Ulquiorra's view point after the kidnapping of Orihime. It focuses around their conversations, but more about Orihime speaking to her dead brother and later friends. The Load We Bear is the opposite and tells it from Orihime's point(though it stays third-person). It tells more of the two's interactions, and sticks to the anime(save for time).
Status: One-Shots, though it's safe to treat TLWB as a sequel.
Comment: Unlike most pairing fics on here/there, this doesn't so much as slap you in the face with it, but taunts you. I love the writing, and I love reading it in silence. It's worth a read, and some of the other stories Geo Fount made were pretty good. The first is an interesting look into Orihime's depressed side, but the second is a look into the differences between Ulquiorra and Orihime.
Pairing: Little bit of Ulquiorra/Orihime; lampshaded through-out.
Summary: An expansion of Orihime's time in Las Noches; Aizen, with the hope of having Orihime join her ranks, intrusts Ulquiorra and occasionally Starrk to train her. Between interactions, Orihime and Ulquiorra start to get to know one another; time will tell what happens.
Status: Ongoing; one stated to be updated every two weeks.
Comment: Her first story, Enidan is proving to be a good author. As I type this, 16 chapters are out, and I loved every one of them. It's interesting to see a strong Orihime, and at this point, retcons are the last to come to mind about the story; I love Ulquiorra's character here, and how we're occasionally reminded on what a Jerk Ass he can be. I like the rare inclusion of other characters, and I never find myself wanting more; as the thing above this shows, you do not need more than just two characters for good fanficiton.
Synopsis: When Loly and Menoly had initially decided to sneak out of Las Noches to go to The World of The Living, they had never predicted the ramifications it would cause, or the person they would meet.
Status: ongoing, though that's pushing it; the fic hasn't updated since Christmas, 2011.
Synopsis: "The love story of Hitsugaya and Karin, as seen from open windows and heard through thin walls. 'Hisagi's eyes had a tendency to stray.' AU. One-Shot." Spit Take humor, through the eyes of someone who almost never pops up where these two are concerned.
Synopsis: "Even a god can grow jaded and bored. Restless, Aizen Sousuke walks in the rain, unknowingly changing the notes of a song forever. Aizenx OC." Kelsey L Leigh is a master at creating believable original characters. The title is a bit misleading, but rest assured, this is a wonderful piece.
Synopsis: A demon who lives on the outskirts of the village has an unusual guest one day: a blind human girl from the town. Being unaware of what and who he is, she stays with him for a time, saying that even though she lost her way and wandered to his home, the next time she came would not be a mistake; he is a lovely person, she says. He almost wants to laugh when she says this. Almost.
Comments: A very lovely piece of work set in an alternate universe. Mangascribbler's writing flows beautifully, and her characterisation is spot-on, which is all the more impressive since this is her first time writing a Bleach fanfiction. It's rather bittersweet, but the ending leaves the reader with a sense of hope. Even if you don't like the main pairing, it's still worth a look.
Synopsis: Grimmjow, Nel and Ulquiorra must attend high school. But not to worry, several of the shinigami will be joining them. Oh, and somehow Isshin occasionally finds his way in as well. Pairings: Ulquihime, plus other assorted crack-inspired couples.
Pairings: main Ulquiorra/Orihime, but like the summary says, several crack pairs, and a few not-so-cracky. I think it's: Ichigo/Rukia, Renji/Tatsuki, Grimmjow/Momo, Ishida/Nel/Keigo, and Shuuhei/Rangiku. Oh, and one-sided Ulquiorra/Chizuru. Yes.
Comments: The funniest thing I've ever read. Ulquiorra, Grimmjow and Nel have been deemed useful to Soul Society, but unstable. They are sent to Ichigo's high school to see how they will react in an authoritative setting, but with shinigami acting as supervisors. Misadventures in school lunch, sewing class, sex-ed with Dr. Isshin, and eventually a class play of Hades and Persephone ensue.
Synopsis: Ichigo makes a deal with Ishida in which he must speak his mind at Ichigo's request. But when Ichigo says something completely unexpected, will Ishida have the courage to keep his word and give him an honest answer?
Synopsis: The peaceful land of Alma is broken by a vicious act of genocide, 8 old Uryuu the only survivor of the Quincy clan. 11 years on, Uryuu has moved on and is living a happy, simple life, but what peace he had is shattered when his past begins to resurface, and he is once again faced with everything he had fought to forget.
Synopsis: Full Title: You Can Have Chemistry In Chemistry, but Please Don't Have Biology in Biology! Ichigo has a crush on his classmate. His classmate happens to have a few questions about biology that Ichigo offers to lend a hand with... Rated M for delinquent! Ichigo and manipulative! Uryū :)
Synopsis: Ishida has lost his memories due to an infection caused by a hollow. Ichigo, feeling guilty due to the fact that he hadn't come to save the boy in time, is hoping that this can count as his second chance.
Synopsis: When beings clad in white invade their world, Ichigo and Uryu are taken to the a strange place covered in a continues darkness. No longer able to use their powers, they must come to terms with who they are to each other in order to find a way to break the hold on their world and escape the impending doom of Midnight. AU to the Blood War Arc.
Synopsis: Uryu sealed up his emotions a long time ago, but the floodgates are opened when he is turned into a vampire. Being a vampire brings with it excessive emotions and desires that Uryu is far from used to. And it's only a matter of time before he breaks down and drowns in them. Ichigo/Uryu yaoi. *Complete*
Synopsis: When Ichigo decided to take a walk and clear his head he didn't expect any excitement, but when he sees a man fall from a bridge into the freezing river below his hope of a quiet evening is shot. Who is this man and what would drive him to such extreme lengths?
Summary: From the fanfic: If Ben thought his life was crazy before, now he finds himself in the middle of a war between Soul Society and Hueco Mundo. But maybe, just maybe, Ben is the one who can make all the difference.
Synopsis: Ben Tennyson is whisked away to a place known as Huenco Mundo by Professor Paradox. There, he will make an impact, forging new allies and enemies. However, there is a really big reason on why he was sent there in the first place. . .
Summary: A chess match to rival all chess matches has begun. A new soul arrives at Seireitei with reiatsu rivaling even that of their strongest. When forces appear to use this person for their own means, those closest to him must help keep him safe, or have him disappear altogether.
Synopsis: Uzumaki Naruto was a shinobi brought to Seireitei for use in a devious scheme, helped and befriended by Hitsugaya Toushiro. Due to his reiatsu, he moves up in the ranks at a remarkable speed until one fateful encounter with Kurosaki Ichigo leads him to lose his power altogether, finally explaining the reason for Ichigo's amazing reiatsu. It doesn't belong to him. It was stolen from another. The thing is … Ichigo has his own story just waiting to be told.
Synopsis: Takes the standard "Scoobies wear a different Halloween costume and keep the powers" plot with a twist. Buffy wears a kimono once owned by Juushirou Ukitake, pulling him out of the Soul Society and into Buffy's body when the spell is cast. After the spell ends, there are far-reaching consequences for both worlds.
Synopsis: A Stargate crossover which has very AU take on Soul Society but manages to say surprisingly close to canon events. In the words of the fic's summary "five thousand years before the Stargate opens, contact with creatures of energy changes the way of life for an Alteran colony." The colony is basically Soul Society, just firmly in the land of the living and as for the creatures of energy, well I won't spoil it for you. Contains a number of plot twists that are semi-inspired by hints dropped in Bleach canon.
Synopsis: A BtVS crossover that starts just after the events of The Gift and covers what happens when someone (BtVS viewers will know who) spends, from their perspective, centuries in Soul Society and builds a fairly happy life for themselves, only to get yanked back into the world of the living a short time after they died, a world which they barely recognize.
Synopsis: With Aizen's plans foiled in Karakura, Ichigo and his friends are called to investigate strange happenings in nearby Fuyuki City. Hang on, what the heck are Magi? And who's that woman who's calling Ichigo "Master?"
Comments: An absolutely excellent crossover. It blends the two worlds together perfectly by introducing the Bleach universe into the Nasuverse and seeing how it will affect the Holy Grail War while maintaining balance between both franchises. A must-read for people who like both Bleach and Fate Stay Night.
Synopsis: Ulquiorra Schiffer is a very patient man. Ulqui-Hime Ulquiorra is Harry. Rated T
Comments: An absolutely wonderfully written piece of work the adaptation of Harry as Ulquiorra is masterfully handled and although the first chapter is a little short the length increase with each passing chapter. The plot is brilliant and will keep you begging for more and while mainly set in the HP world the addition of Bleach characters will have you pleasantly surprised with how they appear. There are many other things I could say about this, but that would spoil it for the rest of you.
Synopsis: When a white-haired boy transfers into Hogwarts as a third year, Remus Lupin wonders. Why is the name Hitsugaya Toshiro so familiar? And why does he have the feeling he's seen the boy before?
Status: The first and second stories are complete. The third is ongoing.
Synopsis: It all begins with the Bleach cast virtualized into the land of Sylvarant as per an experiment by Urahara. From there, it follows the storyline of both the original game and the sequel before it moves to an original plot in the third story. Now has its own page
Commentary: Although the first two fics seems to look like a typical novelization at first glance, the author actually adds a few points to his rendition of the Symphonia storyline to keep the stories interesting. Definitely worth looking into in this troper's opinion, especially if one is a fan of Bleach and/or the Tales Series.
Tags: All 3 stories contain Lemons, hence their M ratings.
Synopsis: After the Zero Requiem, Lelouch goes to the Rukongai. There he meets Gin and Rangiku, and shortly decides to become a soul reaper. The story follows Lelouch as he becomes a soul reaper and rises through the ranks. See the page itself for more details.
The author tends to update fairly regularly, and does so in chunks of two to three chapters in quick succession. Well paced and a great read. Unlike most Bleach crossover fics this troper has read, the main character doesn't gain power absurdly quickly and become captain level within a couple decades. Any OC's are well done and manage to not take over the story. This troper teared up when Lelouch read Homura's diary after she died avenging their captain. Lelouch proves to continue to be the Lelouch we all know and love, particularly when he finds out Mayuri has been torturing/experimenting on Nemu and geasses him to never harm her again.
Synopsis: The Doctor- accompanied by Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan- lands the TARDIS in Karakura Town... right at the same time as Aizen is testing a new invention. The failure of this invention, complicated by the presense of the TARDIS, results in the Doctor switching bodies with Ichimaru Gin. Funny, with affection for both canons, and definitely worth checking out despite its status as a Dead Fic. It ends before the plot can really get underway, but the character interactions are inspired. Takes place just after the shinigami group is sent to Karakura, before the Arrancar show up in canon.
Synopsis: It's amazing how a single moment of carelessness can change everything. After a dumb mistake and losing Zangetsu, Ichigo is stranded in a world very different from his own. Forced to seek refuge with a strange but friendly crew of pirates who think HE'S the odd one, they embark in search of his sword, adventure, and so much more. But all isn't quite what it seems...
Synopsis: Getting recruited for another war wasn't quite what he had in mind when his father announced a family trip to England. But now that he's here, Kurosaki Ichigo finds himself pulled into a web of deception, government lies, and centuries-old conspiracies...
Synopsis: A Sekirei crossover. Ever go left when you normally go right? Here's one such case, causing a meeting that would not have happened otherwise and whose repercussions will cause many plans to go awry. Here, Ichigo meets Uzume, she makes him wing her, and from there on Ichigo's life changes slowly. Leading a life with a person who claims to be your soul mate can be stressful, in a manner enticing for most people. But Ichigo isn't like most people. The sekirei plan has started — will Ichigo prevail over it?
This crossover is quite beautifully thought out and written. The only problem is that the authors post chapters a few months apart, but I can honestly say they are worth the wait. This fic diverges two years after the final battle with Aizen. With Ichigo powerless as well as he and the human crew about to enter college.
Synopsis: Due to an old Friendship between two meddling old men, Ichigo Kurosaki and Company end up at Hogwarts. The mission: protect Harry Potter! Primarily Bleach Characters interacting with the Wizarding World. Rating changed to M to be safe.
Comments: The story isn't bad at first, but the Bleach characters quickly fall into Mary Sue territory, particularly Ichigo and his mother, and it only gets worse as it goes on. It's quite sad, as the story is otherwise good. To give an example, Ichigo's mother is inserted into the same year as Harry's parents, with heavy amounts of Remember the New Guy, in addition to apparently being obscenely wealthy, the heir/a descendant to all four founders, the smartest witch in her generation, a metamorphmagus, and had a close relationship with everyone in the Potter cast. Due to being his mother's son, Ichigo inherits them all.
Synopsis:"Follows Kamina after his death. Set in the Bleach universe centuries after the canon. Kamina takes on death much as in life, fighting all that stands in his way. Dark forces are about though that threaten both the Soul Society and his friends on Earth."
Synopsis: Even in the Wizarding World, there exists the supernatural. Soul Reapers, classified as the darkest creatures in the world, and their counter part, the holy Quincy. But on the day of Voldemort's defeat, they vanished. Ten years later, they are finally returning. And this time, the wheels of fate are moving with them. The only thing left now in doubt is how it will all end.
Synopsis: Ichigo has lost his shinigami powers but merged with his hollow? How has he changed? And why is there an old man who wants to teach him magic at his house? What is going to happen to Ichigo now?
Synopsis: Dæmon!fic. Drabbles on the Bleach characters and their animal companions/soul manifestations (daemons). When your soul walks by your side, it becomes much harder to hide who you really are from your friends, your foes …and yourself.
Synopsis: For a history project, Ichigo travels to Fuyuki City to gather local information after an awry Hollow attack destroys the school. He heads to Ryuudou Temple to learn of its history, only to stumble into a secret war that has been waged for almost two centuries. This is the story of a boy trying to find his place in the world, and the girl who stitches the pieces back together.
Comments: Forgoes the usual overpowered Ichigo thrust into new world that usual Bleach crossovers go with, instead using the depowered Ichigo that resulted from defeating Aizen. Its good to see Ichigo's inner thoughts during his current status, as well as his interactions with Assassin. This fic now has a Trope page that Needs Wiki Magic Love
Synopsis: Can Rukia and Ichigo find Kisuke in a world filled with horrors, where even for Soul Reaper's it's quite possible that death could come at the hands of Titans? How will they react when they see the horrors of the Titan's first hand as they search for Kisuke all the while learning how to Kill Titan's as even with a Zanpakuto it takes a lot to take down a titan. NOT Ichi/Ruki
Synopsis: On the day Masaki was killed by the Grand Fisher an unknown being saved a traumatized Ichigo from certain death and took him aboard its ship to live his life as a Predator and a hunter. What will happen when he returns to his home planet to hunt? And how will a world, that he left many years ago, react to his return?
Synopsis: From FF.Net: "It's been seven months since Ichigo managed to defeat Aizen during the Winter War. Just recently settling into new life as a normal human, he is shocked when he finds out he has been accepted into the prestigious Honnouji Academy. Unwilling to go, but not having a choice in the matter, he reluctantly decides to attend but wonders just what the next year will bring."
Summary: Harry is willing to do anything to protect his war torn family, even giving up his freedom and becoming a weapon. Now serving under Aizen, Harry must learn to adapt to his new surroundings, avoid the Espada out for his blood and make sense of his cold, silent guard.
Synopsis: Dragged from his world by darkness, Toshiro Hitsugaya must figure out how to get back home by traveling with the famous Keybearer, Sora, and his cartoon companions. He goes from world to world with the trio to find his way home and finds he's not the only one who was kidnapped from his world...
Comments: Hitsugaya joins the party at the beginning of Kingdom Hearts II, and his advanced powers make most of the fights a lot easier, but the plot starts to differ from the game with the reveal that Demyx's Somebody was a former Soul Reaper, and several characters are aware of the Soul Reapers and Soul Society.
Synopsis: Gandalfr; The Left Hand of God; This was the familiar of the Founder Brimir that would protect him during Brimir's spell chants. A master of weapons that would take on armies to protect its master. Who better for such a role than someone who has fought both the living and armies of the dead to protect those closest to his heart? Someone whose very name means 'one who protects'?
Synopsis: Shortly after the Grand Magic Games arc, Lucy acquires a black key that summons a random Shinigami every time it is used and a white key that summons a random Arrancar every time it is used. This makes her a target for the demons from the Book of Zeref, who claim the keys belong to him.
Comments: Has lots of Ship Tease between numerous characters. The author has noted to wanting to showcase as many Bleach characters as possible, so the fic is set before the Winter War.
Synopsis: Fairy Tail. They protect their own. They stick together and fight together. Not everyone believes in the same path though. One man will decide his own path in the world, and it will lead him to the path he is destined for. He will become the strongest. He will become their shield and he will become their sword. He will become the Protector of the Fairies.
Comments: Unlike the usual where a Bleach character by some accident enters to the FT world via a portal or vice versa, the author Takei Daloui has managed to mix both the universes and create a new one. Though the universe is centered mostly on FT, the author has added the Bleach elements to it in a believable way. The story is well-written and quite an interesting read for the fans that enjoy both series. The author updates this story on a weekly basis.
Synopsis: Naruto's got a new friend, and he's gaining the attention of just about everyone. The mysterious Ichigo has absolutely no chakra, yet he can accomplish feats which no shinobi could ever hope to match. Just what is his secret, and why has he taken such an interest in the Kyuubi no Jinchuriki? Basically, it's Ichigo post-series transported to just after Naruto becomes a Genin.
Synopsis: With the World of NARUTO plunged into a state of dread and despair thanks to the Akatsuki, a new kind of hero descends unintentionally into it against his will. As conflicts and tensions rise within his path, will this hero be able to help restore balance and avenge the fallen, or will he become another victim of the Akatsuki?
Comment: You've never seen a BLEACH and NARUTO crossover like this. A crossover focusing on Ichigo, and his role in bringing the Naruto world back into a balance state, this story lets you know it won't be like the normal manga from the get-go, a dark and grim atmosphere that fits a world run by Pain and the Akatsuki. This story is guaranteed to leave on on the edge of your seat with every chapter, either from excitement or complete and utter trepidation; surprises lurk around every corner. I highly recommend this engaging crossover.