Fanfic Recs / Bleach

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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.

These are recommendations made by Tropers for Bleach fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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  • Complete: The fic has been completed.
  • Ongoing: The fic is being updated on a regular basis, or has received an update after a significant absence.
  • Dormant: The fic has not been updated in a fairly long time (a year or more) but the author has not pronounced it dead.
  • Dead: The fic has not been updated in several years, or the author has specifically said that it will not be updated.

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  • Recommended by nimloth, Bookwormtiff
  • ncfan has written hundreds of character-centric one-shots, most of which are rather angsty and always offer interesting takes on all characters. Particularly the Ishida family.
    • Seconded. Her work is all beautifully written and she has some of the best oneshots I've ever read.
    • Also thirded. She's shot well past the thousand-story-mark, and anything she writes is quality.
    • The fanfiction "Entropy" featuring nearly 200 Ishida family centric one-shots deserves special mention.

Darth Ammonite
  • Recommended by Of Science
  • Anything by Darth Ammonite is amazing. Her stories have wonderful humor combined with excellent characterization. Funny enough to make one reviewer literally wet themselves with laughter. (Be warned.)

  • Recommended by Of Science, Bookwormtiff
  • 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 OTP threesome, Ukitake/Kyouraku/Nanao.

Reaper's Union
  • Recommended by Hremsfeld.
  • An RP set in an alternate universe; no canon characters.

  • Recommended by Rabukurafuto.
  • Crazy Ninja Penguin is an excellent writer of thoughtful Girls Love lemons with emphasis on characterization and sweet moments (albeit with a minor Rouge Angles of Satin problem). Just be aware that, as a Girls Love lemon writer, every single story, without fail, contains at least one graphic sex scene between female characters, but there's more plot than porn here.

  • Recommended by Croaker.
  • Case 13 - 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.

Yemi Hikari
  • Recommended by Raptyr.
  • 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 which was confirmed in the "Anything But the Rain" mini-arc; Hitsugaya was 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 Understanding and Sub Ubi spinoff 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 whereas 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.

  • Recommended by jeun
  • 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
  • Recommended by Tanglemorph
  • 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
  • Recommended by Bookwormtiff
  • 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.

  • Recommended by Bookwormtiff
  • sarsaparillia 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.

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Most of this author's fics are Starrk/Harribel, Ulquiorra/Orihime, Ichigo/Rukia. I especially recommend Kick About, Destroy, Bind, an alternate-universe fic set in the old west.

  • Recommended by ahoshoujo
  • Lovely, poetic, drabble-y fics. Graceful writing; airy almost, fairy tail-ish, featuring various characters and various genres. Really beautiful.

  • Recommended by Dellanotte, Pastykake
  • Mainly Ichi/Hime, and beautifully written in a variety of AU and Future Fics. And lemon. A fair bit of well-penned lemon.

  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Excells in One Shots, ranging from angsty to absolutely hilarious. Especially Nocturne for the former, Iris for the latter.

Kyrial Halcoryn
  • Recommended by Love Psycho, Azurengar, J James and Gemini 24

Millie M. Banshee

  • Has written several long Bleach fanfics: while not all are complete, they are rather good.



  • Perhaps the best place to read quality Ichigo Hitsugaya stories, 'Heartless' in particular is highly recommended. Though she prefers Ichi Hitsu more, in my opinion, she's more apt at Gin Hitsugaya, the 'Speechless' series and 'Slumbering Shadows' are both mind blowing.



Dragon Falls


Drown Me In Blue

K. A. Raith




Within Imagination


  • Recommended by Madhipsteraj
  • A fantastic writer of Ichihime fics, Racholasj really knows when to be funny, when to tug on your heartstrings, and when to make you cry. All her fics have wonderful and accurate characterization (Especially from Ichigo and Orihime), and really they remind you that in spite of Ichigo's companions being basically superheroes, they're still teenagers that aren't that mature yet. While she definitely isn't perfect she really is a diamond in the rough, and you should really check her out.

  • Recommended by Llama Riot
  • A different kind of fanfic writer, Pats Fan 1 creates humorous bleach fanfics and has utterly delightful crossovers. Mainly he creates Kill La Kill and Bleach crossovers.

    General Fics 

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
  • Recommended by Just Smilex 3, Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Skin of Ice by hersheyman
  • Recomended by uncannybeetle
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Musings by Namikaze Artemis
  • Recommended by luciamalpense.
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Corazón Roto A Hollow's Story by Mysteryguy 12
  • Recommended by Feranard
  • Status:
  • 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.

Pack Mentality by Alicat54
  • Recommended by: Gamma Cavy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They would have been known as the primera espada, if it weren't for the boy with the orange hair crash landing into the desert. Time travel, pre-winter war.

Devil's Smile by Silent_Sky
  • Recommended by Sweetcove
  • Status:
  • 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.

Deon by Lambotrist
  • Recommended by crackersdon'tmatter
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: "You all remember Don Kanonji right?" There's Don Kanonji, and then there's Deon. Or the other way around.

Chivalry by Random One-Shot
  • Recommended by Comartemis, Kitsu, Sheliak
  • Status: Likely Dead (last updated 11-14-10 as of 5-11-12. Author is still active, though).
  • Synopsis: A knight is not soon parted from her princess. Tatsuki pulls an Ascended Extra when her spiritual powers awaken to protect Orihime just before the start of the Soul Society arc.

Old Soldiers by Moczo
  • Recommended by Tom
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Urahara joins some old friends for a longstanding tradition. Post-Soul Society arc, pre-Arrancar.

Treading Icy Waters by windlily
  • Recommended by RFD Blaze, Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Come Back Soon by justjoy
  • Recommended by Fiery Darkness
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Til Death Do Us Part by Alice of the Vanguard
  • Recommended by Weaver
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: The last thoughts of the Espada, from Yammy to Aaronierro.

Hinamori's Apprentice by Kalow
  • Recommended by Zero Sennin
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Understanding by AbstractError
  • Recommended by Darksidevoid
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: There have been two equally eloquent summaries for Understanding since Darksidevoid began reading it:
    • We will serve, in life, or in death, the Primera thought. There is no way out; there never was. He made us all just so that we will serve.
    • "˜What is it, Byakushi?" Sousuke Aizen asked, kindly. "˜Is the world suddenly too large for one so small?"

Bleach: Another Side Another Story by Darkstrings
  • Recommended by Unlimited_Archer
  • Status:
  • 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 Quincy 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...

More of You, Less of Me by Virgins and Surgeons
  • Recommended by scribblechan, Cinderflame
  • Status:
  • 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."

Watercolor World by Lady Azar de Tameran
  • Recommended by PhyreNyx
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One Shot. Her entire universe is a tapestry of colors. Blues and pinks and greens. Bright like giggles and little girl kisses. But sometimes, she opens her eyes. And there is no laughter.

The Road to Seireitei by Hasty. (Warnings for a largely Wretched Hive setting and one or two very brief mentions of pedophilia.)
  • Recommended by Sheliak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Follows Kenpachi and Yachiru from shortly after her adoption to shortly after he takes over Division 11, with Ikkaku and Yumichika guest starring for a little while.

Break in the Dark Grey Sky by Elixir of Tears
  • Recommended by Caellach Tiger Eye
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: The aftermath of the winter war, from the inside of Hinamori Momo's mind, if she were unable to heal. - Oneshot

Deathsong by LoquaciousQuark
  • Recommended by Bakageta 89, Bookwormtiff, Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Post-series. An accident has unexpected ramifications, and Ichigo suddenly faces a new life and a new threat in Soul Society. Living is never as simple as it seems."
  • Pairing(s): Technically Ichigo/Rukia, but that is not the main focus of the fic.

burning for you by incandescens
  • Recommended by Rain Krystal
  • Status: Oneshot.
  • Synopsis: A story about Hinamori. Fire doesn't need light in the way that it needs oxygen.

A Series of Firsts by selfavoidingwalk
  • Recommended by Rain Krystal
  • Status: Completed.
  • 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.

Of Princesses and Puddles by Kia
  • Recommended by Sheliak
  • Status: Oneshot, complete.
  • 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.

Twenty Ways to Die by Aishuu
  • Recommended by Sheliak
  • Status: Oneshot, complete.
  • 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.

Pigeon Ruby by Monsignor
  • Recommended by: Aravis
  • Status: One-shot, complete
  • Synopsis: They were in the middle of drinking too much when Renji looked at him and asked, "Do you know that I love her too?"
  • Comments: A gentle friendship fic between Renji and Ichigo, with implied Ichigo/Rukia.

Zanpakuto? by magicsmith
  • Recommended by: Oztrickster
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Zaraki manages to summon his zanpakuto. Is it all too late? Secrets are revealed, but are these the answers he was seeking? Enemies, friends, who can be trusted? Who will win the challenges.

Hitsugaya's Headache by Mei-chan4
  • Recommended by: dragonmaster91
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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 streaking through 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.

Fade to White by mystica88
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Another Shinigami has gone rouge and is targeting Ichigo and his friends. Ishida is the first taken and everyone has to chip in to get him back.

Swinging Pendulum by cywscross
  • Recommended by Gemini 24, Luna Slash Sea
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.
  • Now has a trope page that needs Needs Wiki Magic Love.

Withering by Ceretis Paribus
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Isshin visits his old friend and finds that not everything is OK. Isshin is being Isshin. Ryuuken is being self destructive. Uryuu, Ichigo are in there as well.

Reciprocity by Fate'sSkirt
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

Rain Dragon by VraieEsprit
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Complete
  • 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

Uryuu's Ailment by
  • Recommended by
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Tags: Family, Hurt/Comfort, Angst.

Sword That Pierces The Heavens by Prince Mikhail
  • Recommended by Gemini 24, Pastykake, poreperuke
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Comments: @poreperuke - The idea of BAMF Ichigo never occured to this troper's mind until this troper read this fic, and totally fell in love with it. It's like an AU of what will happen if Ichigo ever use his head and is cool-headed. Totally worth the 5 hours fangirling!

Welcome Back, Freaks by StrangerInAStrangeWorld
  • Recommended by Borderline
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairing: None

A Bar in Seireitei, by King and Commoner
  • Recommended by airos42
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Tags: OC-centric

Feeling Hollow and Hollow Feelings by Daricio.
  • Recommended by Pastykake
  • Status: Ongoing; Complete
  • 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 very 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.

The King's Law by Oreramar.
  • Recommended by Pastykake
  • Status: Dead, with synopsis of remaining plot given
  • Synopsis: "The King's Law is absolute. Isshin and Ichigo may be in more danger now than they were ever in during the Winter War." Explores the father-son relationship between Isshin and Ichigo.

For Innocence Lost by Agent Malkere.
  • Recommended by HattedHalfling
  • Status: Complete, potential two-shot if the author finds inspiration
  • Synopsis: Be careful what you create for one day it may be the very thing that destroys you. Aizen would have done well to heed those words. (An alternative vision of Aizen's death). An alternate take on how the fight with Aizen could have ended. For those of you who wish Momo Hinamori could have gotten her own back, this is your fic, done in a believable, in-character manner. Short, but very much worth the read!

Ichigo, Meet Ichigo by Reign of Rayne
  • Recommended by Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Of all the things Ichigo thought he would have to deal with after defeating Aizen without using Mugetsu, having his inner Hollow pulled into the material world was not one of them. To make matters worse, Ichigo makes a bet with Renji that leads to Ichigo's version of the end of the world: he has to attend the Shinigami Academy. No pairings.

Memento Mori by Darth-Vulturnus (link)
  • Recommended by The Shatterer
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Shonen manga are fun reads, but when you get stuck in one as your afterlife? Less so. After all, just think of all the ways you could die...again. I demand to see the afterlife's manager, because I want a refund.
  • Comments: While not anything mind blowing conceptually in terms of a self insertion fic, which of course have some notoriety, it's a solid piece of fanfiction where the author has managed to avoid the Sue pitfall quite handily so far, as the character has a pretty well defined (and thus limited) skill set.

On the Run by Velkyn-Karma
  • Recommended by poreperuke
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While Ichigo is out fighting hollows, Kon stays home and takes command of his body. But when an unexpected pair of bounty-hunters show up at the Kurosaki clinic, Kon is forced into a race to see if he can outrun his own execution.
  • Comments: A very nice story featuring Kon, his daily task of taking care of Ichigo's body somehow turning for the worst as he was reminded again of why he was running for his life all those hundreds Bleach chapters ago. It has a beautiful description of Kon's struggling and dilemma, and how Ichigo and Rukia trying to help him in the end. A breath of fresh air amongst other stories, where he often was used as comic relief.

Pacifist Paranoia by Velkyn-Karma
  • Recommended by poreperuke
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kon had known it was a bad idea from the start. That was why he was standing in Ichigo's body, planted firmly between the hollow and the fallen substitute shinigami.
  • Comments: This troper was sold from the synopsis, and reading it has been one of this troper's great decision so far. This troper like how Ichigo remember Kon's resolve, and how Kon was showing his rare moment of matureness.

Protégé by black.k.kat
  • Recommended by poreperuke
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yamamoto Genryūsai Shigekuni is, at heart, an old man who likes his tea prepared a certain way and has a soft spot for talented youngsters. His latest fledgling seems to be one Kurosaki Ichigo, substitute soul reaper. (Alternatively, a story in which Yamamoto is a crafty old man, Ichigo grows up to be utterly terrifying, and Aizen doesn't stand a chance.)
  • Comments: Do you ever wonder just how it would turn out if Yama-jii decided to train Ichigo to be a proper Shinigami? Never wonder again!

in awe of that which cannot be seen by Tatsumaki_sama
  • Recommended by poreperuke
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Kurosaki Ichigo can't see ghosts like his sisters but he doesn't really mind because at least he could see the old man.
  • Comments: In which Ichigo is not a Shinigami, cannot see ghosts and Shinigami, but has Zangetsu covering up for him. Oh, also he can only see Zanpakutou spirits. Which make it quite hard for him to fight Shinigamis.

Time Jump by cywscross
  • Recommended by poreperuke
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Six months after their exile from Soul Society, Urahara cooks up a machine for a glimpse of the future. As with most of Urahara’s experiments, things don’t go quite as planned.
  • Comments: Urahara attempting to be a scientific seer, shocking truths about the future, Ichigo being in his usual devil-may-care attitude. All in all, a nice fic!

    For Want of A Nail 

Bleach Quest by Cosgrove
  • Recommended by mirumoto
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

Death Is Only The Beginning by Captain Hair
  • Recommended by kinglugia
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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...
  • Reviews

Hogyoku ex Machina by Mac Ceallach (link)
  • Recommended by Caellach Tiger Eye, Bookwormtiff, necrolectric, Pastykake, Mitis
  • Status: Complete
  • 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."

The Day Before Tomorrow by: Daricio

Substitute School, First Semester by Zero-Sennin
  • Recommended by Ianho, Bookwormtiff, necrolectric
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Downfall by Shadow's Forge
  • Recommended by Evil Pinky
  • Status: Not updated since March 2012, so likely Dead; the author has written something since.
  • 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?)

Hammered Down by Tomas the Betrayer
  • Recommended by Darksidevoid, Revlid, ZeitgeistGlee, Dyuran, Ghingahn
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A forbidden encounter, a chance conversation. Rukia Kuchiki is about to discover what some people are willing to do for the good of Soul Society.

Bleach 200+ by Kurohana Frost
  • Recommended by RaiBurnout
  • Status: Hiatus due to writers block.
  • 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. Dying 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?

Calm After the Storm
  • Recommended by Ciabella, Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • 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'."

Five Ways Kurosaki Ichigo Didn't Become a Hollow by digigirl132
  • Recommended by Legal Assassin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Five points in the Bleach storyline where Ichigo becomes a Hollow.

Illusion by Sariniste
  • Recommended by Arfon Lee, Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Secrets, Twists and Chaos by MeteorLeopard
  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Status: Ongoing, Updated as of October 2011
  • Pairing: Hitsugaya/Karin, slight Renji/Tatsuki
  • 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.
  • Comments: Despite being a blatant Shipping fic and having a fairly cliche title, "Secrets, Twists and Chaos" is a well-written, hilarious little story that manages to spin a whole new set of character interactions and bonds. The author manages to avoid an overpowered Karin even while giving her genuinely scary powers in keeping with the Kurosaki family. Also manages a pretty good character exploration of Hitsugaya, who has no idea what he's gotten into, and realistic implications of the ensuing situation ( he not only winds up covering up for the still-outlawed Vaizards, but sneaks off to the Human World to visit!).

The First Guardian by Flameal Ashcrow
  • Recommended by Love Psycho, Speedyquader
  • Status: Dormant, last update in 2012
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia
  • 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 even more crazy than Urahara. His Zanpakuto—who doesn't seem to be Zangetsu—is almost as nuts. Their conversations remain the highlight of the fic. Because Ichigo has been training since 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 being overpowered at age 15. However, this troper will also admit that Ichigo's insistence on calling Kon "Megatron" is rather amusing.
    • Thirded. This fanfic is extremely funny for (probably) most teenagers, at least. It had this troper rolling around in laughter, especially at Ichigo's conversations with Shugoshin no Zangetsu. However, this hasn't been updated since 2012, so it's most likely dead.

The World in Black and White by
  • Recommended by Love Psycho
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

Bleach: Fan Works by YemiHikari
  • Recommended by Beary Scary
  • 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.

Not Quite As Planned by cerokun (link)
  • Recommended by: Lustheron, Ivaryna, Love Psycho, Thunderwyrm, necrolectric
  • Status: Complete, now with Sequel Still Not Going As Planned
  • 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.

A Protector's Pride by NeoRyu777
  • Recommended by Kyman 102, Gore 17, Lord Gale, Shadic The Hedgehog, Azurengar, Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • 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

A Grudge Not Held by Simply Christian.
  • Recommended by Maymei
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 if Rangiku didn't get hurt and Gin didn't set his mind on the goal of killing Aizen and instead, spends more time 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)

A Boy and His Dog by Lethargy.
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

Lavender & Orange by CRed1988
  • Recommended by Leid
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Victory came at a price. Aizen's defeat left the Soul Society in shambles, and the balance of souls collapsed. So, Ichigo Kurosaki was sent back in time to stop it from ever happening and arrived that same faithful night that Hisana made the biggest mistake of her life. From there things began anew...
  • Comments: A Time-Travel fic where Ichigo meets Hisana and stops her from abandoning Rukia and end up together in a relationship, Ichigo kept the shadow of his Quincy powers and undergoes training as one in order to defeat Aizen before he starts making things worse.

Dragon Eclipse by Akaluan
  • Recommended by Matsuri Biblio
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "A single mistake, that's all it took to shatter Ishida Uryuu's world around him. A mistake coated in metallic blood and desperation to win... no, to survive. Now burdened with the expectations of everyone, Uryuu must forge his own path while trying to relearn exactly who he is." Or, the fic where Uryuu usurps Ichigo's protagonist status by horrible, horrible accident.

The Butterfly Effect by AnotherSpoonyBard
  • Recommended by Matsuri Biblio
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "There is a principle in chaos theory that states that even a minute change in initial conditions can have a profound effect on the events that follow. Metaphorically, one might say instead that even a tiny drop in a pond may create wide ripples. Ichigo Kurosaki’s untimely death at the tender age of nine means he can’t receive Rukia Kuchiki’s shinigami powers, or stop her execution, or defeat Sōsuke Aizen in battle. But it doesn’t mean that she’ll never find herself in need of help, or that the Central 46 won’t condemn her to death, or that Aizen will never try to kill the Soul King. Fate, after all, finds a way. It all begins in Karakura, with a disgruntled Quincy, an eccentric shop owner, and a talking cat."
  • Comments: That synopsis was taken direct from the Archive of Our Own summary, and it accurately describes the initial premise of this story. It covers the Substitute Shinigami and Soul Society arcs. Everyone is in character, and apparent deviations from their characterization are explained in text (or in subtext). This is the first of the author's planned wide-ranging Chaos Theory AU. This is the opening act.

    Crack Fics 

Captain Winky by Jigoku Hikari
  • Recommended by Admiral Valerian
  • Synopsis: Yachiru tells Squad 11 a tale about a certain redhead and a 69 man and what she caught them doing in an office.

Uninvited Guests by Moczo
  • Recommended by lanky, Ack Sed, mrsusuitakumi, Maymei
  • Status: Complete.
  • 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.
  • Additional info: Now has its own page.

The Short Life and Death of Ishida Hubert by Empty Gun
  • Recommended by Fai-Mommy
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: A young Uryuu gets a pet rabbit and Ryuuken learns that kids can't be trusted to take care of their own pets.

There's Something About Zaraki by drakensis
  • Recommended by Keltena
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An argument about Yachiru leads to Hitsugaya and Renji learning that she's achieved bankai. What they weren't expecting were the details of the matter...

Scary Shiny Glasses by Lady Nightspike
  • Recommended by Little Serge
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: Billed as having been "inspired by the TV Trope", this story is basically a collection of four little mini-stories focussing on Uryu Ishida's... glasses? Each story is funny in its own right, and they come 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".

Remember the King by drakensis
  • Recommended by Balesirion, Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Aizen stands victorious over Soul Society, and prepares to confront the King. But startling secret is about to be revealed...

Deicide by fuocoso
  • Recommended by Marq FJA
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: one-sided Chizuru/Aizen
  • Synopsis: Aizen has prepared a defense for every type of assault imaginable...except one. Slight spoilers through chapter 410.

Inferno by Frozen Shattered Roses
  • Recommended by Nitramy
  • Status:
  • 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...

And Thus Nothing is Sacred by Dellanotte.

Please Stop Eating The Hell Butterflies by Mistress Nika
  • Recommended by Raptyr
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Everybody, one-sided Momo/Aizen, Ulquiorra/Orihime, Yoruichi/Soifon, Ikkaku/Yumichika (maybe...), one-sided Everyone/Ukitake, Gin/Everybody
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Now has a TV Tropes page!

Things Shinigami are not allowed to do by Gnosismaster
  • Recommended by: Chabal 2
  • Status: ?
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo / Everyone
  • 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.
  • Synopsis: Like the above, a long (very long) list of things Shinigami are no longer allowed to do, clearly inspired by the list of Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG.
    • 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?
      343d) The last question of 343c was rhetorical, damn it.
    • 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.

A Hollow's Daily Routine by Greg TH. The Eleventh Espada
  • Recommended by: The G
  • Status: Complete
  • 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)

Cards by dishrag_chan
  • Recommended by: Twiddler
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ichigo is kidnapped and taken prisoner to Hueco Mundo. He starts playing cards out of boredom. A few of the Espada join in. Hilarity Ensues, while managing to keep everyone in character.

Cooking for Espadas by chairomori
  • Recommended by: Twiddler
  • Status: Complete, sequel in the works
  • Synopsis: Orihime, allowed a rare moment of freedom in Las Noches, comes across the kitchens and decides to cook up something to share with everyone.

if you go down to the 11th today by deadpoolhulk
  • Recommended by: thedarkestday
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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 time-traveling Yachiru is trying to prevent the story from becoming another dark and edgy "Aizen wins" fanfiction. It also has several funny discussions on Bleach, its plot holes, and fanfiction as a whole. And Yachiru gets the coolest Bankai ever.

The Division Exchange Program by AngelaD.Pangie
  • Recommended by: Zashiki Warashi
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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...

Don't Judge A Fanfiction By Its Summary by TheMuesumOfJeanette''
  • Recommended by Desert Echo and Azurengar
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 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 just what you'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.

Gin's Notebook by Totoromo
  • Recommended by Veloren
  • Synopsis: Gin has been collecting stories, pranks, and jokes in his notebook. He's given it to Orihime to pass away the time in Hueco Mundo.
  • Comments: A series of one-shots and general crack, in which everyone except for Unohana and Aizen get pranked. Everyone.

The Volunteers of Gotei 13 by Ebony Glasse
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What had everyone else been doing while Ichigo had been unconscious after the Winter War? Multiple characters! :D

xXBleach ScandalsXx by myLITTLEnekoSHIRO
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: What if Bleach IS just a show? So what goes on behind the scenes anyways? Scandalously funny.

Another Symbol for Infinity by Sarshi
  • Recommended by Andariel
  • Synopsis: The Bleach universe has a few exploitable loopholes. And because of them, Ichigo keeps dying. A pretty crazy fic written on what can possibly be described as crack.

Seireitei on Strike by RedRosa1
  • Recommended by yagitakeru
  • Synopsis: It started in squad four. At the time it was a shock; no-one had ever imagined the meek and gentle healers of squad four would be capable of causing so much mayhem. In retrospect it was inevitable. Rated T for swearing in later chapters
  • Comments: Stealth crack, but brilliant once it gets going. Starts out, predictably, with squad four going on strike. Hilarity Ensues, slowly.

Leap Day by PatsFan1
  • Recommended by Llama Riot
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Once every few years, February 29th occurs, and with that extra day, chaos ensues.

Ichigo Charm by Phoenyxx
  • Recommended by poreperuke
  • Synopsis: And when he opened his mailbox, he was drowned in a flood of love letters.
  • Comments: Everyone/Ichigo, basically what would happen if he was doused in a barrel full of pheromone. Crack ensued.

    Alternative Universe Fics 

Re:Hollowfication by CrystallineX.

Winter War by incandescens, liralen, and Sophia Prester (link)
  • Recommended by dafox22, Sheliak
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • 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 are the last line of def- Diverges from continuity somewhere in the Hueco Mundo and Fake Karakura arcs.

An Unlikely Romance Saga: Bleach by TheWolfSage
  • Recommended by Sir Bearington
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Reader/Pretty much everyone
  • Synopsis: A CYOA of vast and magnificent proportions, which may be the largest story of its kind ever attempted. When you are put into the world of Bleach, what will you change? Will you be the strongest Shinigami that ever lived - the next Captain Commander? Will you find true love, your one and only? Will you slay Aizen and save the lives of your dearest friends? Or will you end up, crushed and broken at the feet of some Hollow before your prime, or dead at the hands of Aizen, an Espada, or some other terrible threat? Your own life and the lives of your friends are all at your fingertips, yours to control.
  • Tags: Choose Your Own Adventure, Reader-Insert

Hell Butterfly by Alliriyan (link)
  • Recommended by sweece, Pastykake
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Pain Without Tears by madmanmay. (AU)
  • Recommended by Dhomochevsky
  • Status: Dead
  • 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...

The Protector's Temptation by ''Sedor
  • Recommended by Eesa
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Hinted Kyoka Suigetsu/Ichigo
  • Synopsis: On the eve of his 17th birthday, a powerless Ichigo is given a chance to regain his powers once again, but with a completely different twist. AU from after the Winter War.

Heir Apparent by KnightoftheWord
  • Recommended by Tom
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Rukia, but it's nowhere near the focus of the story.
  • 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 are at work, gathering strength while nursing a 200 year old grudge.

Reverse the Pendulum by adrien skywalker
  • Recommended by sweece
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

The Shining Dark by Triple Helix
  • Recommended by: ZeitgeistGlee and Navllyk
  • 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.)
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Rukia, references to Urahara/Yoruichi.

Project Tatterdemalion by Vathara (link)
  • Recommended by Sheliak, necrolectric
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “What if Hollows were caused by an alien virus?” Science fiction AU. Project Tatterdemalion was investigating a mysterious virus called Madsen’s Hollow. Obviously, something went wrong.
  • Sequels: Project Asclepius, Project Thoughts. The series is still in progress, but all individual stories posted so far are complete.

Getting It Right by D_U_A_L_I_T_Y_x2
  • Recommended by Zashiki-Warashi, necrolectric
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Orihime, Rukia/Renji, Tatsuki/Uryu, Yoruichi/Urahara
  • 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.

Xenodochy by the milliner's rock
  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Status: Complete
  • 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. Reincarnation may 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.

Silence, by Grimm-Inuoka 004.
  • Recommended by pommykun
  • "Status": On-Going
  • Pairings: Slight Ulquiorra/Orihime.
  • 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.

A Grim Tale of Reapers by CalamitasWrath and Greatkingrat88
  • Recommended by Epic Ebi
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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. IchiRuki.
  • 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.

Honour of the StarCross by Tommo2304
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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!
  • Warning: Violence and Gore.

Immured to be confined by Dirge the Bard
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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?
  • Tags: Sci-Fi.

Masked Affections by aries31
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairings: one-sided Szayel/Uryuu, one-sided Uryuu/Orihime.
  • Warnings: Dark Fic, Non-con, Psychological & Physical Torture, Gore & Violence, Madness.

Warmth by Kodokunatsuki
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Future Ichigo/Uryuu.
  • Warning: Future Slash.
  • Tags: Friendship, Family, Drama, Adventure.

What Turns Up in the Dark and its one-shot companion Candles in the Dark by eveningsparrow
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Warning: Slash, Violence, Major Characters Death.
  • Tags: Drama, Friendship, Romance at the end.

The Nueva Espada by GregTH The Eleventh Espada
  • Recommended by ZGS
  • 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 major Sanity 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

Quincy Craft by Jaydoggg39
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

Bleach: Happy to Serve You Webcomic written by HardcoreHunter, drawn by Gairon on deviantArt. (link)
  • Recommended by leoryff, kuviz
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • 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.

From Loss by ShadowThorne
  • Recommended by Gemini 24.
  • Status: Compeleted.
  • 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.

Sight by cywscross
  • Recommended by lhklan, Pastykake, Luna Slash Sea, poreperuke
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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. Though there isn't much in the action department, the interactions between the characters—namely, Ichigo and the various Zanpakutou spirits he runs into—are very interesting. The author's take on the appearance and personalities behind the Zanpakutous are very intriguing, from Benihime's regal yet Tsundere-ish attitude to Sougyo no Kotowari's cheerful twins. It also gets into a rather heartbreaking interpretation of the relationship between the Visored and their inner Hollows. When they were put through the Hollowfication process, their Zanpakutou went through the same event. The Zanpakutou become their inner Hollows, and since Visoreds control their power by beating and locking away their inner Hollow, they basically locked away their Zanpakutou's spirits.
  • Now has a trope page that Needs Wiki Magic Love.

Phases of the Moon by Elle 917
  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Status: Complete, along with equally epic sequel Chasing the Moon. Part III, To Each Ending, a Beginning is ongoing, and the author regularly updates.
  • Pairings: Ichi/Ruki, Hitsu/Karin, Byaku/Yuzu (and it WORKS!), etc.
  • Synopsis: "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 Yhwach showed up in canon, and save for a few oblique references, has ignored the Vandenreich.) actually moved to Soul Society." Phases follows both the girls (not just Karin) through their time at Shino in a Slice of Life style, and Chasing Time 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, Elle 917 actually updates regularly.

A Predator Among Us by Demod 20
  • Recommended by LastationLover5000
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

Alabaster Orchestra by Caesar Malone (link)
  • Recommended by Captain Silver
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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...

Thousand Year Blood War by Daniel Affaro
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The Soul Society has been attacked! But these are not the Sternritter that we know. Witness the rise of the Vandenreich and the twenty-six new Sternritter that form its ranks. [Based on Tekking 101's Sternritter contest entries]

Warmth Rises by Lady Salazar
  • Recommended by Netherman 14
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Momo rationalizes, the Chamber of 46 makes dim decisions, Ichigo makes brighter ones, and Aizen takes advantage, as they all spiral down, as surely as warmth rises. Twisted IchiMomo one-shot.

    Shipping Fics 

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Alice In Chains by Subtle Serenity
  • Recommended by Miss Tikilicious
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: —And that was how Orihime Inoue found herself handcuffed and strung up in Ulquiorra's basement, which was the beginning of what she was sure would be a hardly healthy relationship…
  • Pairing: Orihime/Ulquiorra
  • Warning: Violence, Adult Situations, and Explicit Language

Twelve by JoanyChan
  • Recommended by Tora Jae
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

''Shroud Unveiled by Serocco.
  • Recommended by Sledgesaul
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Kazeshini/Haineko, in a very love-hate kinda way. There is slight Ship Tease with a few other pairings, but "KazeNeko" is the main one.
  • Synopsis: A Kazeshini/Haineko fic that starts off with the Zanpakuto trying to unmask Senbonzakura. Everything will go according to plan, right?
  • Comments: 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.

The Distance Between Us (Series) by Junko (Close-to-Canon AU)
  • Recommended by madecunningly
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Renji/Byakuya
  • 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.

The Bride of the Death God by caledon (AU)
  • Recommended by sweece
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Orihime
  • Synopsis: A plague descended upon the village, and to appease the God of Death, they offered him a bride as a sacrifice.

Touched and First_Contactby peppermint_quartz perppermint quartz
  • Recommended by Sarshi
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Aizen/Gin
  • 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.

Conversing the Dragon by BlackBelt
  • Recommended by TheDesertHarvester
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Hitsugaya/Rukia
  • 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?"

Rules Drawn in Red by Annwyd
  • Recommended by Joie De Combat
  • Status:
  • Pairing(s): Byakuya/Hisana, Yoruichi/Soi Fon
  • Synopsis: A Byakuya study focused on Hisana/Rukia, with Yoruichi/Soi Fon as Beta Couple

Setting Sun, Rising Moon by Jaina
  • Recommended by Horngeek, Alacron, Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Rukia
  • 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."

Humble Shopkeeperby Sarshi
  • Recommended by KD Heart
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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, slashy lemons, 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.

One Last Declaration by libekory
  • Recommended by Snowy, Ack Sed, Lafein, sardns
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Orihime
  • Synopsis: Ichigo takes Orihime to the graveyard to meet his mother. One-shot.

The Challenge by Sariniste
  • Recommended by Arfon Lee
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Aizen/Orihime
  • 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.

Through Endless Sands by Geofount
  • Recommended by Ody
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Mostly one-sided Ulquiorra/Orihime
  • Synopsis: Orihime talks to the dead. One-shot.

Klutzy Princess meets Dorky Hero by Enelya87
  • Recommended by Lafein
  • Status:
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Orihime
  • Synopsis: "A series of drabbles and oneshots about the beautiful/dorky/sexy/angsty/happy/twu wuv couple, IchiHime."

The Pirate Queen by RukiLex (AU)
  • Recommended by Arc Varanus
  • Status:
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Rukia mainly
  • 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.

Run Ichigo Run by Franchise
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross, Enunciability
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Anyone female...yes, even Chizuru.
  • Status:
  • 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.

Forget To Rememberby fourwalls
  • Recommended by Weaver
  • Status:
  • Pairing: Ryuuken/Lisa, sort of.
  • Synopsis: A pair of one-time lovers meet and talk about their very brief relationship and the product thereof.

Orange and Orange Doesn't Mean Love by XxStrawberry PrincessxX
  • Recommended by Random Passer By
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia, one-sided Ichigo/Orihime, implied Ishida/Orihime
  • Synopsis: Trouble for Mr. and Mrs High School, there is a new girl in School. Terribly written Die For My Ship fic that horribly bashes a main character for no good reason. Rated M.

So by JasoTheArtisan
  • Recommended by Belisaurius
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Soifon/Grimmjow
  • 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.

This Twisted Tryst by a certain slant of light
  • Recommended by Pavlovas
  • Status:
  • Pairings: Grimmjow/Orihime
  • Synopsis: Protection, domination... affection? Thirteen macabre drabbles on the wicked romance of Orihime Inoue and Grimmjow Jaggerjack.

Notes on a High School Scandal by Jaina
  • Recommended by Hindugoddess, Pastykake
  • Status: One-shot
  • Pairings: Ichigo/Rukia
  • Synopsis: The worst rumors are the ones that could be true. During Rukia's stay as a Karakura student, she and Ichigo find out just how true that is.

Love Me, Sensei by Eclipsing
  • Recommended by CCIB
  • Status:
  • Pairings: Ichigo/Rukia, Renji/Tatsuki, implied Ishida/Orihime
  • 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!

Sexy Captain's Curse by C.Queen
  • Recommended by Kari, Luna Slash Sea
  • Status:
  • Pairings: Zaraki/Soi Fon, Ukitake/Nemu, Gin/Ran, Nanao/Shunsui, Renji/Rukia, others.
  • Synopsis: Matsumoto theorizes to the Shinigami Women's Association that high spiritual power equals low sex drive. Unfortunately, the Shinigami Men's Association happened to be eavesdropping...

Distance by lacewood
  • Recommended by Lavode
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Karin/Chad, very G-rated
  • Synopsis: Karin is 15 and thinks she may have a crush on her brother's friend—much to her annoyance.

Let The Games Begin by Narutolovesraman
  • Recommended by Caellach Tiger Eye
  • Status:
  • 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.

The Roots of Heaven by paperiuni
  • Recommended by kph2pt0
  • Status:
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Renji/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.

Ichigo and the Beanstalk by Nate Grey
  • Recommended by Cyberxigbar
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Orihime, Rukia/Nemu, Rangiku/Hanatarou, Unohana/Komamura, Hitsugaya/Kiyone, Renji/Ururu
  • 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 Soi Fon'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?

Vicioux's Stories
  • Recommended by Iaculus
  • Pairings: Ulquiorra/Neliel, Grimmjow/Soi Fon, Renji/Byakuya, Ukitake/Nemu, and hints of Starrk/Yachiru. Oh, and some Ichigo/Rukia, as well as the strong likelihood of some Hitsugaya/Rangiku in the future.
  • Synopsis: The works of vicioux, a 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.

His Breath Warm Against Her Hair by Silver Harmony
  • Recommended by Rain Krystal
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Pairing(s): Aizen/Hinamori
  • Synopsis: Captain Aizen was always calm, always mild, always compassionate – it was what she knew made him strong.
  • Comments: A heartbreaking moment that takes place just before the Soul Society arc.

The Question selfavoidingwalk
  • Recommended by Rain Krystal
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Pairing(s): Aizen/Hinamori
  • Synopsis: Fate brings them together so they can tear each other apart.
  • Comments: A view of what could have been during the Arrancar arc.

letters from a thief by Dictionary Ink
  • Recommended by Dreamy_Hunter
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Synopsis: AU, Rangiku worked in bar, and sometimes, there are letters for her with a little gift from a certain somebody.
  • Pairing(s): Gin/Ran
  • Comments: It is hard to find a good Gin/Ran, but this peice did it very well, leaving the readers wanting for more.

Enemy to Love by Moony Maraurder
  • Recommended by: Person Of Note
  • Status: Completed
  • 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.

Saying I Will by DameM
  • Recommended by Xavon, Nocturna
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Rukia, Orihime/Ishida
  • 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.
  • Sequel: The Kurosaki Affair (ongoing)
  • 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.

Lull by Branch
  • Recommended by Sheliak
  • Status: Dormant; the author isn't sure if she’ll return to it.
  • Pairing: Renji/Rukia
  • 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.

The Heart Is Treacherous In Many Ways by Sisyphean Effort
  • Recommended by DoctorMorrison
  • Status: Compelete
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Ishida, Isshin/Ryuuken
  • 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.

The Consolers of the Lonely by Sisyphean Effort
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu.
  • Warning: Slash.

Fade to Black:I'm Still Here by EllaBella1102
  • Recommended by Hollownerox
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Senna
  • 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.
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Through Endless Sands and The Load We Bear, both by GeoFount
  • Recommended by pommykun
  • Pairing: Both Ulquiorra/Orihime
  • 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.

Libélula by 0Enidan0
  • Recommended by pommykun
  • 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 Jerkass 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. — pommykun

The Recovery of Salt by Luc Court
  • Recommended by amatakamata
  • Pairing: Gin/Ran
  • Synopsis: Spoilers for the Soul Society arc. A Rangiku and Gin fic. Trust is a delicate thing, and the breaking of it rarely comes clean.
  • Status: Complete

Breaking Routine by Inhuman Nexus
  • Recommended by Lord Gale
  • Pairings: Ichigo/Arrancar harem. Yes, I know.
  • 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.

Peeping Tom by Glowing Blue
  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Pairing: Karin/Hitsugaya
  • 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.
  • Status: Complete

AnginaSymphony by Kelsey L Leigh
  • Recommended by Super Yuuki
  • Pairing: Aizen/OC
  • 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.
  • Status: Dormant

The Color of Oblivion by Mangascribbler
  • Recommended by Desert Echo
  • 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.
  • Pairings: Ulquiorra/Orihime, one-sided Chizuru/Orihime, mentioned Ichigo/Rukia
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Obvious by SkItZoFrEaK
  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Summary: Renji winked. This, she thought resignedly, could only end in tears. [rated because Rangiku is a dirty, dirty woman, and this really is going to be easy]
  • Pairing: Hitsugaya/Hinamori
  • Status: One-Shot.
  • Comments: Momo dances, Toshiro's watching, and three lieutenants subtly torture him with Double Entendres. Hilarity Ensues.

Comparatively at Home in Prison by soner
  • Recommended by lumpydumpling
  • 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: Mainly Ulquiorra/Orihime, but like the summary says, several crack pairs, and a few not-so-cracky: Ichigo/Rukia, Renji/Tatsuki, Grimmjow/Momo, Ishida/Nel/Keigo, and Shuuhei/Rangiku. Oh, and one-sided Ulquiorra/Chizuru. Yes.
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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. —lumpydumpling

Beat Back Seasons by fanartist
  • Recommended by Veloren
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia
  • Summary: "A series of looking at the various stages of Ichigo and Rukia's relationship. If they so wished to develop it in this manner."
  • Comments: very clean doujinshi. Comedy, Romance, and WAFF.

What're you thinking? by kiiroi yumetobu
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Complete
  • 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?
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu.
  • Warning: Slash.

Genocide by My0wnlittleworld247
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu.
  • Warning: AU, Non-con, MA, Lemon, Slash, Characters Death.

Breaking Pride by Winterwing3000
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: It was never a fairy tale for either of them, but she at least prayed for a happy ending. Post manga ch 537, Ryuuken x Katagiri.
  • Pairing: Ryuuken/Kanae.

You Can Have Chemistry In Chem, but Please Don't Have Biology in Bio! by SinsofMidnight
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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 :)
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu.
  • Warning: Slash.
  • Tags: Romance, Drama.

Look at me by IshiIchiMari
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu.
  • Warning: Slash.
  • Tags: Romance, Drama, Hurt/Comfort.

Gods May Cry by Axelkin
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Complete.
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu.
  • Warning: Slash, Lemon.
  • Tags: Romance, Fantasy.

Autumn Moon by Dragon-Falls
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Complete.
  • 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*
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu.
  • Warning: Slash.

Silent Scream by mimithenumberon
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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?
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu.
  • Warning: Slash, Non-Con, Incest.

Searching by LavenderSkies.
  • Recommended by Hatted Halfling
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ulquiorra/Orihime
  • Synopsis: Since Hime healed him, Grimm's been having visions from his life. Since he's been guarding Hime, Ulqui's been getting a sense of familiarity from her he can't understand. What's the connection between these three? How will their paths change when they find out?
  • Comments: This fic is excellent, and does a good job of altering canon while maintaining the feel of it, and really addresses some of the facts that tend to get swept under the carpet in this canon in terms of shipping various characters. Everyone is treated with a fairly respectful portrayal, in terms of romance and everything else, especially Orihime, who gets a chance to shine while maintaining that slightly ditzy sweetness that is so much a part of her character. the second to last chapter does a minor sort of fake-out – keep reading, it ends happily!

Lavender and Orange by CRed1988
  • Recommended by Leid
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Hisana
  • Synopsis: ''A/U: Victory came at a price. Aizen's defeat left the Soul Society in shambles, and the balance of souls collapsed. So, Ichigo Kurosaki was sent back in time to stop it from ever happening and arrived that same faithful night that Hisana made the biggest mistake of her life. From there things began anew...

Demons of the Sun and Moon by Gunner Palace
  • Recommended by Pastykake
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Rukia
  • Synopsis: Ichigo and Rukia are unexpectedly reunited in Tokyo eight months after the defeat of Aizen. Finding they have to come to terms with their ways of dealing with the Winter War, themselves, and one another, they begin a journey of discovery together that eventually takes them back to Karakura. A canon-to-chapter 423 IchiRuki reworking of the time skip.

Warmth Rises by Lady Salazar
  • Recommended by Netherman 14
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Hinamori
  • Synopsis: Momo rationalizes, the Chamber of 46 makes dim decisions, Ichigo makes brighter ones, and Aizen takes advantage, as they all spiral down, as surely as warmth rises. Twisted IchiMomo one-shot.

A Toy for the Shark by LooseTie
  • Recommended by Agent_B
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo/Tier
  • Synopsis: As a senior in college and having friends in all the right places, Ichigo Kurosaki lands a job as an assistant to Hueco Mundo Enterprises CEO, Tier Harribel. What starts out as a strict non-romantic relationship quickly escalates when Ichigo finds out what kind of person Harribel truly is. Could the relationship have escalated faster than Ichigo wants?

Insomnia by SilverKytten
  • Recommended by poreperuke
  • Status: Dormant/Dead
  • Pairing(s): Renji/Ichigo
  • Synopsis: When you carry world on your shoulders, who’s left to catch you when you fall?
  • Comments: Featuring a very nice description of Ichigo trying to stave off his nightmares, contemplating about what's really important to him, and also his slow-burn relationship with a certain red-headed lieutenant towards something more.

Nexus by Akuni-A
  • Recommended by poreperuke
  • Status: Complete, with two completed sequels. Part of Amaranthine series.
  • Pairing(s): Renji/Ichigo
  • Synopsis: A postwar mission helps allies forge new bonds.
  • Sequel: Apotheosis and Covenant
  • Warning: Lemon in later chapters.
  • Comments: A series of Ichigo trying to deal with his apparent crush to Renji, Renji being totally cool with it all, and also their journey as a couple. Featuring Taichou!Ichigo, LOTS and LOTS of heart-melting inducing fluff.


Butterfly’s Web by Aishuu and Sophia Prester

Bleach: Ultimate Alien Volume I by Grimlock the King of Stories.
  • Recommended by: hencej18
  • Crossover with Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
  • 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. . .
  • Status: Volume I is complete.

Remnants of a Forgotten Dream by FFPA. (AU, Crossover)
  • Recommended by The Desert Harvester.
  • Crossover with Naruto
  • Status:
  • 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.

Order in the Court by Incandescens. (AU, Crossover)

Dead Like Bleach by glainfach
  • Recommended by Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Crossover with Dead Like Me
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: George is transferred to Karakura Town to work under Kisuke Urahara.

The Lone Flower series by Vathara (also found here, here, and here)
  • Recommended by Akatsuki Daybreak, Rogue 7, Comartemis, Kitsu
  • Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Status:
  • 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.

Stardust by Vathara
  • Recommended by Weaver
  • Crossover with Stargate SG-1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Stargate crossover which has a 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.

The Breaking the Fall series by jezaeiri
  • Recommended by Weaver
  • Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Status:
  • 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.

The Dead of Winter by ForeverFalling86
  • Recommended by fullmetalpianist, necrolectric
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Status: Complete, with a sequel in progress
  • Synopsis: Hitsugaya Toshiro is sent to Hogwarts to investigate the presence of Dementors and protect living souls from them. Takes place in Harry's third year at Hogwarts.

FateBlack Reflection by Nameless Flame Wielder (link)
  • Recommended by Bf, Animenutcase, Pastykake
  • Crossover with Fate/stay night
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Waiting in Sin by Jerichos Phantom
  • Rocommended by Rookie DA
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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 though 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. —Rookie DA

"Tales of Bleach trilogy" by Draconichero 20
  • Titles (in order): "Unreal Society", "Return of the Samurai", and "Blades of Destiny"
  • Recommended by guywithnoname
  • Crossover with Tales of Symphonia
  • 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.
  • Comments: Although the first two fics 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. —guywithnoname
  • Tags: All 3 stories contain Lemons, hence their M ratings.

Soul Chess by Draconichero 20
  • Recommended by Rock 2161
  • Crossover with Code Geass
  • Status:
  • 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.

Mixed Spirits by incandescens
  • Recommended by Sheliak
  • Crossover with Doctor Who, Fifth Doctor era
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

GETSUTide by UNseated4TH
  • Recommended by fakescorpion
  • Crossover with One Piece
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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...

Harry Potter and the God of Death by Nesarna
  • Recommended by PeppermintWinds, Pastykake
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Status: Dead
  • 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...

Veiled Moon by Ghostface211
  • Recommended by rythik78
  • Crossover with Sekirei
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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?
  • Comments: 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.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Bleached Phoenix by Eradona
  • Recommended by kinglugia
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ichigo/Rukia, Toshiro/Karin
  • 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.

    Sequel: Bleach and the Half Blood Prince is complete. Bleach and the Deathly Hallows is ongoing.

Antagonist by Kalashnikov2092
  • Recommended by Fooldartz
  • Crossover with Naruto
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Naruto/Cirruci
  • Synopsis: Naruto is dead. Long live Naruto. Naruto dies saving Konoha from Sasuke, but an emotional outburst from Sakura results in Naruto becoming a Hollow and a member of Aizen's army.

TTGLX: So this is the Heavens by FireWolfFred
  • Recommended by Link Season Master
  • Crossover with Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • Status:
  • 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."

Of Darkness And Light by Takei Daloui
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Tags: AU, Fusion Universes.

New Power by Maverich14th
  • Recommended by Gemini 24, Pastykake
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Status: Dead
  • 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?

Souls Without by darkling59
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Crossover with His Dark Materials
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

The Devil's Bleached Tears by ContraBardus
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Crossover with Devil May Cry
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Ichigo seals away a Hollow and opens the gates of Hell. The Hollow is taken away, but something comes out that will change his life forever, and really annoy him.
  • Warnings: Dark Fic, Gore & Violence, Excesive Twist.

Stitches (TV Tropes page) by Farmer Kyle
  • Recommended by Second Son
  • Crossover with Fate/stay night
  • Status: Dead
  • 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. It's 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.

To Prey Upon The Dead by Gorgantuan
  • Recommended by Lustheron
  • Crossover with Predator
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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?

To My Death I Fight (TV Tropes page) by BahamutReishiki
  • Recommended by Yuushafan, nitewind, Lord_Herobrine
  • Crossover with Kill la Kill
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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 q matter, he reluctantly decides to attend but wonders just what the next year will bring."

Dark Waltz by SethMaxwell06
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Status:
  • Summary: Harry is willing to do anything to protect his war torn family, even giving up his freedom and becoming a weapon. Now Awaserving 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.

Kingdom Shinigami by ElementalL'Cie
  • Recommended by ultimomant, Pastykake
  • Crossover with Kingdom Hearts
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

The Left Hand of the Death God by Farmer Kyle
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with The Familiar of Zero
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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'?

Opening Dangerous Gates by LadyD0544 (link)
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with Fairy Tail
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

Protector of the Fairies by Takei Daloui
  • Recommended by , Pastykake
  • Crossover with Fairy Tail
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

The Leaf's Guardian by HaveBookWillTravel
  • Recommended by Pastykake
  • Crossover with Naruto
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Reap the Pain (TV Tropes page) by ''Demod 20'
  • Recommended by LastationLover5000
  • Crossover with Naruto
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

The Stranger in Storybrooke by Kyia Star
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with Once Upon a Time
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Byakuya Kuchiki arrives in Storybrooke to collect Graham's soul. Despite his misgivings, he agrees to honor Graham's Last Request.

RWBY and the Deathberry by thewhitearrow
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with RWBY
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Remnant is a world besieged by Grimm. During the initiation test for the new semester at Beacon Academy the students encounter an outsider. What will change with this outsider involved and who exactly is he?
  • Comments: Very dark. Yang looks into Ichigo's eyes and sees a man who has given up on life. According to his flashbacks, Soul Society lost against the Vandenreich and he was the only survivor.

Death's Secret Army by victoriacorn
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with Supernatural
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Death (who is one and the same with the Soul King) does Dean a favor by ordering the Shinigami to assist Dean, Sam, and Castiel against the Angels. Fic starts in the middle of Supernatural's Season 9 (right after Kevin Tran was killed), and during the Thousand-Year Blood War.

A Generation Unforeseen by Shadow Master
  • Recommended by Weaver
  • Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Status: Ongoing/Dormant (there's big gaps between updates and it's been a while since the last one).
  • Synopsis: Finding out about the concept of eugenics gives Mayuri the idea to artificially create superior shinigami from the 'spiritual DNA' of six captains, one Shiba, and one unfortunate dead Quincy, without the knowledge or consent of anyone. He gets as far as producing four still developing prototypes before he comes perilously close to being caught and so has to cover his tracks. Having planned and prepared for this possibility, the four prototypes are sent off to be incarnated in the Living World, where their further devolopment can be monitored and the experiment continued rather than simply terminating them. Fifteen years later the truth is revealed, plans get ruined, and things get complicated.
  • Comments: An interesting idea that is well executed. There's a couple of minor plot holes and a lot of POV changes which needs some getting used to, but on the whole it is fairly well written and the author does a good job of showing the ways in which the situation has screwed things up for people and the massive amount of awkwardness that ensues when the truth comes out.

As N Approaches Infinity by Corisanna
  • Recommended by: eoin, nitewind
  • Crossover with Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Despairing as yet another timeline goes horribly wrong, Homura wanders into Karakura. There she discovers that while the spiritually-aware people of Karakura were distracted by Ichigo Kurosaki and Xcution, Kyubey contracted the Kurosaki sisters as magical girls. Drawing the attention of the shinigami could be just the advantage Homura needs.

A Common Enemy by fokker333
  • Recommended by Pastykake
  • Crossover with Harry Potter and Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: As the Battle of Hogwarts is lost, the Ministry falls, and the world is on the dawn of war, three vastly different groups unite against a common enemy. Determined to exact their vengeance against the one who destroyed their worlds, they fight. As they battle against the most powerful Dark Lord alive, they must deal with their own personal demons. Who will survive, and who will not?

Soul Hunter (TV Tropes page) by SkywalkerT-65
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with RWBY
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Ruby Rose went to Beacon Academy two years early, she had assumed she was going to be the odd one out. Her sister, the Ice Queen Heiress and the mysterious dark-haired girl aside. What she didn't expect, what none of them expected, was that an even more mysterious teenager would join them. One with a power no other Hunter or Huntress has...and one that just may turn the tide..
  • Comments: This is an AU version of Ichigo who moved to Remnant with his family as a child. As a result, he was trained solely by Isshin and there was no secrecy about his lineage, meaning he has access to his Shinigami, Hollow, and Quincy powers at the start. Despite this, the author works to make sure Ichigo is not overpowered and everybody contributes.

There May Be Some Collateral Damage by metisket
  • Recommended by Ivaryna, Ragnar The Semi Green, Pastykake, poreperuke, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ichigo’s been ordered to go undercover at a magic school to bodyguard a kid named Harry Potter, and this would be fine, except that he’s about as good at bodyguarding as he is at magic. And he considers it a good day, magic-wise, if he hasn’t set anything on fire.
  • Comments: Set in Harry's fifth year, it's basically what happens when you unleash Ichigo and all his destructive tendencies onto an unsuspecting Hogwarts, and it's hilarious.

A RWBY Zanpakuto by Azdoine
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with RWBY
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Instead of gaining Zangetsu from his inner world, Ichigo gains four zanpakuto spirits: Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang.
  • Comments: @ultimomant: It's basically a Fix Fic of The Shinigami Huntsman, which had a similar premise, but eventually went off the rails. In this story, several characters are a Composite Character of a Bleach and RWBY character (ie. Nemu Kurotsuchi has Penny's looks and abilities). Despite access to four zanpakutos, Ichigo is not a God-Mode Sue and still must work hard for his victories, plus several characters became an Adaptational Badass.

Here We Go Again by AcidWing
  • Recommended by Gsmma Cavy
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopses: The confrontation with Voldemort gets interrupted by unexpected arrivals. A very cracky fic.

Foreign Recruit by SSAerial
  • Recommended by poreperuke
  • Crossover with The Avengers (2012)
  • Status: Ongoing, with side-snippets Foreign Recruit Snippets, ongoing as well.
  • Synopsis: Ichigo doesn't know where to start. He has no friends, no family, no personal attachments to the world he got dumped into. The Soul King never specified what he was supposed to do in a world where technology is ahead of its time and aliens and secret governments exist. As for the people he has to deal with… Well, it isn't like he hasn't dealt with colorful personalities before.
  • Comments: A tale of Ichigo being dumped into a place where apparently secret governments and spies are a thing. Because that's what his life has become. Oh, and also superheroes. Don't forget superheroes. A great fic telling a tale about how Ichigo trying to adapt to the Avengers universe, and making friends along the way.

The Death and Life of Erza Scarlet by VOGoshinki (concept) and Greatkingrat88 (writer)
  • Recommended by Pastykake
  • Crossover with Fairy Tail
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Written by Greatkingrat88. At the tower of heaven, Erza died- only to find that death is only the beginning. In the soul society, Erza must now find her path as a shinigami, making new friends and enemies in the process. What does her presence change? More than one would think.
  • Comments: Starts in the Bleach timeline sometime before the events of the Turn Back the Pendulum arc and moves up to canon. Some things change, and some things stay the same.
    • The fic starts off as some sort of wish fulfillment where a character from another universe dies and gets sent to the Soul Society. However, this fic not only takes a cold hard look at how poorly constructed the Soul Society is as a society, more than even Soul Chess did, but it completely revolutionizes Erza's character. She is put in situations she is not comfortable with and is forced to act accordingly. There's even a moment where Erza and Aizen are working together and it adds significant well-paced drama to a fic whose premise sounds shaky on paper. Definitely worth a look.

Kick about! Los Lobos! by Dirty Bit
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After falling in the Battle of Karakura Town, Coyote Starrk and Lilinette Gingerbuck wake up in Equestria as ponies and are taken in by Derpy and her family. Meanwhile, an old enemy of the ponies reawakens.