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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.

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  • Recommended by: nimloth, Bookwormtiff
  • Comments: 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.


  • Recommended by: Of Science
  • Comments: 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
  • Comments: For that matter, everything by Incandescens is pretty amazing. Beware of the Slash Fic, 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 (Website)

  • Recommended by: Hremsfeld
  • Comments: An RP set in an alternate universe; no canon characters.


  • Recommended by: Rabukurafuto
  • Comments: CrazyNinjaPenguin is an excellent writer of thoughtful Yuri lemon 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
  • Comments: Case13 - aka 'Fosfor' on some forums - is a master of recasting stories in interesting ways. Stray Cat Strut, for example, takes the idea of Ichigo's early growth in spiritual strength and has him end up training with Yoruichi a couple of years before the start of the series. He and Tatsuki go after Grand Fisher together, and the results are ... impressive. Excellent characterization and a true talent for the crossover cameo, and some truly delicious alternate universes. Sadly, he seems to have burned out on fanfiction in general, so for now, consider his works as Dormant, if not Dead.

Yemi Hikari

  • Recommended by: Raptyr
  • Comments: 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.


  • Recommended by: jeun
  • Comments: 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.


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

Child of the Ashes

  • Recommended by: Dellanotte, Pastykake
  • Comments: 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
  • Comments: 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, Gemini24

Millie M. Banshee

  • Recommended by: Gemini24, Raptyr


  • Recommended by: Gemini24, A Certain Random Guy, LS The Traveler, Pastykake, Luna Slash Sea, Midnight Kaito, poreperuke, Dame-Amaryllis, Kalias
  • Comments: cywscross specializes in excellent Timetraveler!Ichigo and AU!Ichigo fics. Some are Played for Laughs, such as Time Jump, whereas others are full of heartbreak and awesomness like Swinging Pendulum and Sight. Quite a few of them happen to be Urahara/Ichigo shipping fics, but whether it is a shipping fic or not, cywscross's fics are quality work.

Within Imagination

  • Recommended by: Gemini24


  • Recommended by: Madhipsteraj
  • Comments: 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: LlamaRiot
  • Comments: A different kind of fanfic writer, PatsFan1 creates humorous bleach fanfics and has utterly delightful crossovers. Mainly he creates Kill la Kill and Bleach crossovers.


  • Recommended by: Iaculus
  • Synopsis: The works of vicioux, an 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...
  • 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.
  • Tags: Occasional lemon, mild and even more occasional slash.


  • Recommended by: chairdesklamp
  • Synopsis: They are an intelligent, thought-provoking writer from Germany whose English is better than most people in America. Their fics usually involve queer themes, character development, relationship (not always romantic) issues, and always support healthy ones, and it works, avoids being [[Anvilicious]] even when the setting is a post-apocalyptic torture chamber. They are also excellent at world-building, having created in the yet-unfinished Ricochet, another world with its own mechanics unto it.
  • Warning: They tell the stories from a second person perspective, putting the reader in a character's shoes. The character may not be the same throughout. They also make extensive use of Unreliable Narrator, and in that, confused timeline. Somehow they keep all of this straight in a non-native language, but it can be hard to follow. Their works are best read with absolute concentration. Also bigots will probably find nothing enjoyable. They are also a good person, this troper befriended them after reading their work.

    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.

Tears of the Luminous Moon by Arowen12

  • Recommended by: Fiction Lover
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ichigo stranded in a future of death and rubble, pushes forward. In doing so he is warped to a time long past where faces are familiar and strange all at once. Will the sorrow and anguish at seeing such life once again, overcome him?
  • Comments: Simply put, after everything Ichigo loves is destroyed, he finds himself in the past (before he was even born),eventually managing to change the future in huge ways. This is a fic that focuses a lot on Ichigo's suffering and on the relationships he forms with various other characters.Canon is decostructed and reconstructed time and time again, largely due to Ichigo's influence and future knowledge. Recommended to all fans of this type of fix-it fics, though truly unique even amongst them and with wonderful prose.

Karakura Thugs by The Quiller

  • Recommended by: JustSmilex3, 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.
  • Comments: Deals with questions unanswered in the manga or anime such as why Hitsugaya 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 Hitsugaya.

Musings by Namikaze Artemis

  • Recommended by: luciamalpense
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ichigo's hiding more than one would think...and Rukia's in denial. In other words, it's a typical day
  • Comments: Well written and interesting.

Corazón Roto A Hollow's Story by Mysteryguy12

  • Recommended by: Feranard
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Comments: Interesting story, take a look.

Pack Mentality by alicat54

  • Recommended by: Gamma Cavy
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.
  • Tags: Time Travel

Devil's Smile by Silent Sky

  • Recommended by: Sweetcove
  • Status: Comments
  • 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: Complete
  • Synopsis: 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: Dead
  • 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.

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: FieryDarkness
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A collection of thoughts covering various characters in the Bleach universe.
  • Comments: 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: Complete
  • 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: Dead
  • 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: Dead
  • 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: Complete
  • 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 AzarDarkstar

  • Recommended by: PhyreNyx
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 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

  • 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.

Deathsong by LoquaciousQuark

  • Recommended by: Bakageta89, 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.

burning for you by incandescens

  • Recommended by: Rain Krystal
  • Status: Complete
  • 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: Complete
  • 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, devastating, 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 keep you entertained for a while.

Of Princesses and Puddles by Kia

  • Recommended by: Sheliak
  • Status: 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.

Twenty Ways to Die by Aishuu

  • Recommended by: Sheliak
  • Status: 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.
  • Comments: The fic was written several years ago, and some details have since been contradicted in canon.

Pigeon Ruby by Monsignor

  • Recommended by: Aravis
  • Status: 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: Dead
  • 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: Dormant
  • 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 winner and the series simply inserts OC Hitomi into the Bleach world.
  • Comments: Despite what one may think, Hitomi doesn't come across as a Mary Sue—far from it. She's helpless, has no formal training and is pretty much Hitsugaya's charity case, much to his chagrin (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: Gemini24
  • 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: Gemini24, LunaSlashSea, Dame-Amaryllis, shinyshadowklefki
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Withering by Ceretis Paribus

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Isshin visits his old friend and finds that not everything is OK. Isshin is being Isshin. Ryuuken is being self destructive. Uryuu and Ichigo are in there as well.

Reciprocity by Fate'sSkirt

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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: Gemini24
  • 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.

Sword That Pierces The Heavens by Prince Mikhail

  • Recommended by: Gemini24, Pastykake, poreperuke
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 my mind until I 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!

A Bar in Seireitei by King and Commoner

  • Recommended by: airos42
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Feeling Hollow by Daricio

  • Recommended by: Pastykake
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.
  • Notes: Has a prequel, Hollow Feelings (complete).

The King's Law by Oreramar

  • Recommended by: Pastykake, shinyshadowklefki
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.
  • Comments: Explores the father-son relationship between Isshin and Ichigo. Pseudo-complete, in that the author posted their outline of the rest of the story when it was put to rest.

Ichigo, Meet Ichigo by Reign of Rayne

  • Recommended by: Pastykake, shinyshadowklefki
  • 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.

On the Run by Velkyn Karma

  • Recommended by: poreperuke, shinyshadowklefki
  • 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 of Bleach chapters ago. It has a beautiful description of Kon's struggling and dilemma, and how Ichigo and Rukia try to help him in the end. A breath of fresh air amongst other stories, where he often is 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: poreperuke - I was sold from the synopsis, and reading it has been one of my great decisions so far. I like how Ichigo remember Kon's resolve, and how Kon shows 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? This is that story.

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 makes it quite hard for him to fight shinigami.

Time Jump by cywscross

  • Recommended by: poreperuke, Dame-Amaryllis, shinyshadowklefki
  • 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!

Haven by Dante Morgan

  • Recommended by: chairdesklamp
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "After Aizen's defeat, Ichigo's life was finally starting to return to normal. The arrival of a mortally wounded Espada on his doorstep however, quickly puts a stop to that. The return of an old enemy and one-time ally puts the Seireitei on high alert, with far more sinister forces lurking in the shadows taking advantage of the chaos... "
  • Comments: The only problem is the liberal use of "harlot" and related words. He has created his own villains, and done perhaps a better job with both them and canon characters than professionally-done filler with theirs. He expands on what it means to be an Arrancar in converse to a Visard, mostly through Grimmjow. There is a bit of romance between Grimmjow and Ichigo, but as the story unfolds, it gets the least focus of any aspect in the story, hence the inclusion in General and not Shipping. He develops Grimmjow's friendships and battle relationships with characters like Orihime and Tessai at the perfect pace. Above all, this is a paranormal action drama.

The Evolution of Genius by The Quiller

  • Recommended by: Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Theirs is the high and lonely path. Hitsugaya wonders if every genius is doomed in their own way.
  • Comments: An intriguing character study. Wonderful prose.

A Shinigami's Journey by Unknown entity328

  • Recommended by: karsap
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A boy mysteriously fell from the sky with an unknown mark on his foot. What could this mean for the Soul Society?

Psychopomp Bleach SI by Pangolin

  • Recomended by: dani1361
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Yammy honestly hadn't expected to wake up and take in fresh air ever again. But even then...
  • Comments: A self insert fanfic only in name, as the central character would work either as a normal hollow or a Self Insert. Takes inspiration from the lore of the Bleach novels and makes great use of the original characters. Psd: Yammy is not the self insert.

Dust in the Light by AzarDarkStar

  • Recomended by: Subversion Station
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He's not dead. Just slightly misplaced.
  • Comments: A touching oneshot about Ichigo coming to grips with his own death, with help (and some hindrence) from his Soul Society friends.

    For Want of a Nail 

Bleach Quest by Cosgrove (Link)

  • Recommended by: mirumoto, Pastykake, shinyshadowklefki
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.
  • Notes: A Create Your Own Adventure story where the /tg/ board of 4chan controlled Ichigo.

Hogyoku ex Machina by Mac Ceallach

  • 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.

The Day Before Tomorrow by Daricio

Sight by cywscross

  • Recommended by: lhklan, Pastykake, LunaSlashSea, poreperuke, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dead
  • 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 visoreds and their inner hollows. When they were put through the hollowfication process, their zanpakutou went through the same event. The zanpakutou became 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.

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.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, Substitute School, Second Semester (last updated May 2017).

Downfall by Shadow's Forge

  • Recommended by: Evil Pinky
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: 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.

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 Plus by Kurohana Frost

  • Recommended by: RaiBurnout
  • Status: Dead
  • 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, shinyshadowklefki
  • Status: Dead
  • 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 by isphiria

  • 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.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, Contagion.

Five Ways Kurosaki Ichigo Didn't Become a Hollow by digigirl132

  • Recommended by: LegalAssassin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Five points in the Bleach storyline where Ichigo becomes a Hollow.

Secrets, Twists and Chaos by MeteorLeopard

  • Recommended by: Dellanotte
  • Status: Complete
  • 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: Dead
  • 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 Is Cool 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 Kyrial Halcoryn

  • Recommended by: Love Psycho, shinyshadowklefki
  • Status: Dead
  • 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 Yemi Hikari

  • Recommended by: Beary Scary
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 Yemi Hikari 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

  • Recommended by: Lustheron, Ivaryna, Love Psycho, Thunderwyrm, necrolectric
  • Status: Complete
  • 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: Kyman102, Gore17, 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. -OathToOblivion

A Grudge Not Held by Simply Christian

  • Recommended by: Maymei
  • Archive of our Own link
  • 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).
  • The author has started a reboot of the story, which can be found on both and Archive of Our Own.

'A Boy and His Dog' by Lethargy (Link)

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: In which Komamura gives Ichigo his shinigami powers.

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...
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Hisana
  • 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.
  • Tags: Time Travel

Dragon Eclipse by Akaluan

  • Recommended by: Matsuri Biblio, shinyshadowklefki
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Tags: Time Travel

The Butterfly Effect by AnotherSpoonyBard

  • Recommended by: Matsuri Biblio, Pastykake
  • 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.
  • Notes: Part of the dormant Chaos Theory series. (Last updated June 2018)
  • 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).

Memento Mori by Darth-Vulturnus

  • Recommended by: The Shatterer
  • Status: Dead
  • 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. OC-SI.
  • 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.

For Innocence Lost by Agent Malkere

  • Recommended by: Hatted Halfling
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Comments: 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!

Walk Two Lifetimes by Coolio101

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dead; last updated August 2019
  • Synopsis: Surviving in the 78th district of South Rukongai was tough. When you were a ten-year-old girl with a baby to take care of, it was even harder. Getting reincarnated as Kuchiki Hisana after dying of cancer was never part of the plan. SI/OC, Pre-Canon.
  • Notes: Has a collection of side stories, Sidewalks.

To Love a Monster by Coolio101

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis, shinyshadowklefki
  • Status: Dead; last updated September 2019
  • Synopsis: "How many lives would you sacrifice for someone you love?" It's a question she was once asked in an ethics class, in another lifetime. Now, decades later, as she stares at the boy sleeping peacefully next to her, she finds that she still doesn't know the answer. In which an SI/OC has the dubious pleasure of being reincarnated as the twin sister of Aizen Sousuke.

White by Melkor's Mercy

  • Recommended by: ultimomant
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2020
  • Synopsis: What if Rukia had never shown up and given Ichigo Shinigami powers? What if the hollow killed him instead? How would this affect Aizen's plans of betrayal? Ichigo finds himself eaten by a hollow shortly after death and awakens within the desolate realm of Hueco Mundo as a Gillian. With only fragmented memories of his past life, he struggles to achieve purpose. Ichigo/harem

Dual Pendulums by Stranger In A Strange World

  • Recommended by: Borderline
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "Even in my head 'saving the world' sounded funny. Trying to get a couple less people killed was a lot more accurate." Hirako Nariko is a planner. When she decided she was going to be a Shinigami along her brother Shinji, she filled a scroll with everything she could remember of canon, and how to keep it that way. One tiny problem: she's got centuries before that, and with time comes the desire to do more with it...

Shadows of Spirits by Glaux_Bryonia

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ichigo's world is filled with stars, bright and numerous. But one day a small sun lands in his bedroom, cold and radiant and unlike any light he had ever seen before. His world is never the same again.

    Alternate Universe Fics 

Re:Hollowfication by CrystallineX

Winter War by incandescens & liralen & Sophia Prester

  • Recommended by: dafox22, Sheliak
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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. Seireitei 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.

Illusion by Sariniste

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

An Unlikely Romance: The Bleach Saga by TheWolfSage

  • Recommended by: Sir Bearington
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2017
  • 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.
  • Notes: Part of the An Unlikely Romance series.
  • Tags: Gamebooks

Hell Butterfly by Alliriyan

  • 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

  • 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: Dead
  • 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.

The Heir Apparent by KnightoftheWord

  • Recommended by: Tom
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Game and the rest of the Heirverse series by TheDrunkenWerewolf

  • Recommended by: Whyisthisincorrect
  • Status: In progress though the series includes several standalone pieces.
  • Synopsis: Aizen decides to toy with Gin and finds himself losing control. The story of their relationship through doubt, betrayals, the defection and a disastrous attempt to give Gin a kid in Hueco Mundo via Orihime. All while the voice slowly drives Aizen insane.

Reverse the Pendulum by adrien skywalker

  • Recommended by: sweece
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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, Navllyk
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.
  • Comments: 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.)

Project Tatterdemalion by Vathara

  • 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.

Getting It Right by D U A L I T Y x2

  • Recommended by: Zashiki-Warashi, necrolectric
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: He killed Aizen but he hasn't won. They died, all of them. Now he has a chance to save them again, and this time he was going to get it right. In which the Winter War ended in a Pyrrhic Victory for Ichigo, and Urahara chooses to send him to an Alternate Universe where Orihime is the Substitute Soul Reaper.

Xenodochy by the milliner's rock

  • Recommended by: Dellanotte
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 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 Sleepy-Sleepy

  • Recommended by: pommykun
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.
  • Comments: Very interesting, worth the read, and explores a What If? or two.

A Grim Tale of Reapers by CalamitasWrath & Greatkingrat88

  • Recommended by: Epic Ebi
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2018
  • 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...
  • 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: Gemini24
  • Status: Dead
  • 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!

Immured to be confined by Dirge the Bard

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: 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: Science Fiction

Warmth by Kodokunatsuki

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

What Turns Up in the Dark by eveningsparrow

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • 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."
  • Notes: Has a companion story, Candles in the Dark.

The Nueva Espada by ZeromusTrueSelf

  • Recommended by: ZGS
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.
  • Comments: 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 Is Cool moments ( Rukia killing Gin, Grimmjow vs Kenpachi, etc), currently in the mist of a War Arc, it's well worth a read.

Quincy Craft by Jaydoggg39

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 by HardcoreHunter & Gairon (Webcomic)

  • Recommended by: leoryff, kuviz
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Comments: 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: Gemini24
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Phases of the Moon by Elle917

  • Recommended by: Dellanotte
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Notes: Has two sequels, Chasing the Moon (complete) and To Each Ending, a Beginning (dormant).
  • 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, Elle917 actually updates regularly.

A Predator Among Us by Demod20

  • Recommended by: LastationLover5000
  • Status: Dormant (last updated May 2017)
  • 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 Coffin

  • Recommended by: Captain Silver
  • Status: Dead
  • 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: Complete
  • 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: Netherman14
  • 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.

Death Is Only The Beginning by Captain Hair

  • Recommended by: kinglugia
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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...

Paint by Girl-of-Action

  • Recommended by: shinyshadowklefki
  • Status: Dead; last updated January 2017
  • Synopsis: How different would Bleach be if Shiro Kurosaki was the protagonist, and Ichigo his zanpakuto? With a violent and borderline bipolar substitute shinigami and a stubborn zanpakuto sporting a hero complex unmatched- Soul Society is in for a shock.
  • Comments: Interesting AU. Shiro's characterization is in-depth and believable, and so are his interactions with other characters. Hasn't gotten very far yet.

Meifu's Gate: Second Manuscript by VraieEsprit

  • Recommended by: GrumpyPeanut
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Meifu tells the story of Juushirou and Shunsui, from the time of their birth through to the end of their education at Yamamoto Genryuusai's Spirit Academy. Coming from polar opposite positions in Seireitei society, they not only have to navigate new friendships and ulterior motives, but a strict education and the occasional life-threatening conspiracy coming out of one or other of Seireitei's Great Noble Clans.
  • Comments: A political intrigue-filled mystery/adventure set 2000 years before canon. There are OC's, as the setting implies, the only canon Bleach characters being Kyouraku, Ukitake, Genryuusai and Unohana, but the impressively large cast of original characters is incredibly well fleshed out, multi-dimensional and often heading interesting plotlines of their own. This story and its sequels read much like an elaborate low-to-high fantasy novel series, with intricate plots and sub-plots woven into a detailed interpretation of ancient Soul Society that's both based on canon and builds on it to turn it into something so vivid that it could probably be read as a standalone by someone who's never seen Bleach without losing anything.

Bleach: The Final Cut by MarchLochnessMarch ( (AO3) (Sufficient Velocity)

  • Recommended by: Mattman_the_Storyteller
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A reimagining of Kubo-sama's Shōnen epic, serving to improve the series' pace, provide better character development and a more cohesive plot, and feature some unique, spectacular battle scenes.
  • Comments: Provides an alternative take on the way the plot moves while still mostly remaining faithful to the original source material. It expands on world building and also gives a lot of characters, both major and supporting, a better chance to shine, including the female characters. While originally starting out as an outline that explains the changes made, it becomes more novelistic with each passing chapter, with only a few things written as an outline to demonstrate the changes.

    Crack Fics 

Captain Winky by Jigoku Hikari

  • Recommended by: Admiral Valerian
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

The Short Life and Death of Ishida Hubert by empty gun

  • Recommended by: Fai-Mommy
  • Status: Complete
  • 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: Inspired by the TV Tropes. Read all about Ishida's adventures...with glasses! Watch his 'glasses' warfare tactics! Witness the insanity of Hueco Mundo through the lens of...err...lenses?
  • Comments: Billed as having been "inspired by the TVTropes", 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 Laora

  • Recommended by: Marq FJA
  • Status: Complete
  • 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: Complete
  • 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: Dead
  • Synopsis: Missives to the Gotei 13 from Yamamoto.
  • 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.
    • 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.

Things Shinigami are not allowed to do by WarmasterCain55

  • Recommended by: Chabal2
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: 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.
  • Comments: Clearly inspired by the list of Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG.
    • 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 ZeromusTrueSelf

  • Recommended by: The G
  • Status: Complete
  • 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...

The Cards by quixotomy

  • 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
  • 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: Dead
  • 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: Complete
  • 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...
  • Comments: It appears the link to the version is dead.

Don't Judge A Fanfiction By Its Summary by TheMuesumOfJeanette

  • Recommended by: Desert Echo, Azurengar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chaos ensues when the Bleach characters discover fanfiction. Some may go insane. The 4th and 3rd walls will be broken.
  • 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, shinyshadowklefki
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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: Gemini24
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What had everyone else been doing while Ichigo had been unconscious after the Winter War?

xXBleach ScandalsXx by myLITTLEnekoSHIRO

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

    Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Momo knows Best by Meteor Leopard

  • Recommended by: Lilybot
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes having a meddling older sister... sucks.
  • Pairing: Hitsugaya/Karin
  • Comments: A very sweet one-shot on Hitsugaya's steadily growing crush on Karin, as well as some very endearing moments of Momo meddling into Shiro-chan's love life. This story treats Momo very well, and is also a fun read!

Alice In Chains by Subtle Serenity

  • Recommended by: Miss Tikilicious
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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

Twelve by JoanyChan

  • Recommended by: Tora Jae
  • Status: Complete
  • 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?"
  • Pairing: Hitsugaya/Hinamori
  • Comments: A HitsuHina 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.

Father Knows Best by Adobo Chan

  • Recommended by: Lilybot
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Even after all these years there was still some woman keeping his old friend in line.
  • Pairing: Hitsugaya/Karin
  • Comments: A one-shot about Toshiro meeting his old mentor/captain, Isshin. Very well-written and not an over-dramatic reunion, but more reminiscing and just a very solid depiction of a long time mentor/student relationship.

Shroud Unveiled by Serocco

  • Recommended by: Sledgesaul
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A Kazeshini/Haineko fic that starts off with the Zanpakuto trying to unmask Senbonzakura. Everything will go according to plan, right?
  • Pairing: Kazeshini/Haineko
  • 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 by junko

  • Recommended by: madecunningly
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Renji/Byakuya

The Bride of the Death God by caledon

  • Recommended by: sweece
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A plague descended upon the village, and to appease the God of Death, they offered him a bride as a sacrifice.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Orihime

Touched & First Contact by perppermint quartz

  • Recommended by: Sarshi
  • Status: Complete
  • 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."
  • Pairing: Aizen/Gin
  • Comments: Absolute, sheer brilliance. The characters are hot and awesome and absolutely frightening.

Conversing the Dragon by BlackBelt

  • Recommended by: TheDesertHarvester
  • Status: Complete
  • 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?
  • Pairing: Hitsugaya/Rukia

Rules Drawn in Red by Annwyd

  • Recommended by: Joie De Combat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Byakuya study focused on Hisana/Rukia, with Yoruichi/Soi Fon as Beta Couple.
  • Pairings: Byakuya/Hisana, Yoruichi/Soi Fon

Setting Sun, Rising Moon by Jaina

  • Recommended by: Horngeek, Alacron, Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: At the end of his life, it's time for Ichigo to become a real shinigami, but with death comes unexpected challenges not the least of which is that presented by seeing Rukia again for the first time in years.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia

Humble Shopkeeper by Sarshi

  • Recommended by: KDHeart
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Urahara
  • Comments: 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
  • Synopsis: Ichigo takes Orihime to the graveyard to meet his mother.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Orihime

The Challenge by Sariniste

  • Recommended by: Arfon Lee
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Aizen/Orihime
  • 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
  • Synopsis: Orihime talks to the dead.
  • Pairing: Ulquiorra/Orihime

Klutzy Princess meets Dorky Hero by Enelya87

  • Recommended by: Lafein
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A series of drabbles and oneshots about the beautiful/dorky/sexy/angsty/happy/twu wuv couple, IchiHime.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Orihime

The Pirate Queen by RukiLex

  • Recommended by: Arc Varanus
  • Status: Complete
  • 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?
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia

Run Ichigo Run by Franchise

  • Recommended by: Marlee Cross, Enunciability
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Multi

Forget to Remember by fourwalls

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

So by JasoTheArtisan

  • Recommended by: Belisaurius
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Soifon/Grimmjow
  • Notes: Has two sequels, Anonymous (complete) and Heroes (dead).

This Twisted Tryst by a certain slant of light

  • Recommended by: Pavlovas
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Protection, domination... affection? Thirteen macabre drabbles on the wicked romance of Orihime Inoue and Grimmjow Jaggerjack.
  • Pairings: Grimmjow/Orihime

Notes on a High School Scandal by Jaina

  • Recommended by: Hindugoddess, Pastykake
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia

Love Me, Sensei by Eclipsing

  • Recommended by: CCIB
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Someone new moved into Rukia's neighborhood and she absolutely despised him since he started calling her a midget the first day they met. But it was unexpected when she saw him at school, but he's not a student...then that means!
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia

Sexy Captain's Curse by C.Queen

  • Recommended by: Kari, Luna Slash Sea
  • Status: Complete
  • 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...
  • Pairings: Zaraki/Soi Fon, Ukitake/Nemu, Gin/Ran, Nanao/Shunsui, Renji/Rukia, others.

Distance by lacewood

  • Recommended by: Lavode
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Karin is 15 and thinks she may have a crush on her brother's friend—much to her annoyance.
  • Pairing: Karin/Chad
  • Notes: Part of the Lifeside series.

Let the Games Begin by Narutolovesraman

  • Recommended by: Caellach Tiger Eye
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.
  • Pairings: Ichigo/Rukia, Ichigo/Orihime, Ichigo/Tatsuki — final pairing is unclear.

The Roots of Heaven by sunling

  • Recommended by: kph2pt0
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Renji/Rukia

Ichigo and the Beanstalk by Nate Grey

  • Recommended by: Cyberxigbar
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairings: Ichigo/Orihime, Rukia/Nemu, Rangiku/Hanatarou, Unohana/Komamura, Hitsugaya/Kiyone, Renji/Ururu
  • 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?

His Breath Warm Against Her Hair by Silver Harmony

  • Recommended by: Rain Krystal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Captain Aizen was always calm, always mild, always compassionate – it was what she knew made him strong.
  • Pairing: Aizen/Hinamori
  • Comments: A heartbreaking moment that takes place just before the Soul Society arc.

The Question selfavoidingwalk

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

letters from a thief by sarsaparillia

  • Recommended by: Dreamy_Hunter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU, Rangiku worked in bar, and sometimes, there are letters for her with a little gift from a certain somebody.
  • Pairing: 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 MoonyMaraurder

  • Recommended by: Person Of Note
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.)
  • Pairings: Grimmjow/Ichigo, Szayel/Uryuu
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia
  • Notes: Has a sequel, The Kurosaki Affair (Dormant; last updated July 2018).
  • Comments: Funny, romantic, and intriguing. DameM 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: Dead
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Renji/Rukia
  • 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: Doctor Morrison
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu
  • 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.
    • Definately earns it's mature rating particularly after six in terms of lemons and violence.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, The Consolers of the Lonely (dormant).

The Consolers of the Lonely by Sisyphean Effort

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: 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?
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu
  • Notes: This story is technically a sequel to The Heart Is Treacherous In Many Ways, but it can be read independantly.

Fade to Black: I'm Still Here! by EllaBella1102

  • Recommended by: Hollownerox
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Senna
  • 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 & The Load We Bear by GeoFount

  • Recommended by: pommykun
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 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).
  • Pairing: Ulquiorra/Orihime
  • Comments: 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 GeoFount 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
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2019
  • Synopsis: 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.
  • Pairing: Ulquiorra/Orihime
  • Comments: 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 Rabbitprint

  • Recommended by: amatakamata
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Gin/Ran

Breaking Routine by InhumanNexus

  • Recommended by: Lord Gale
  • Status: Dead (last updated February 2017)
  • 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.
  • Pairings: Ichigo/Arrancar harem

Peeping Tom by Glowing Blue

  • Recommended by: Dellanotte
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The love story of Hitsugaya and Karin, as seen from open windows and heard through thin walls.
  • Pairing: Hitsugaya/Karin

AnginaSymphony by Kelsey L Leigh

  • Recommended by: Super Yuuki
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Even a god can grow jaded and bored. Restless, Aizen Sousuke walks in the rain, unknowingly changing the notes of a song forever.
  • Pairing: Aizen/OC
  • Comments: 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.

The Color of Oblivion by Mangascribbler

  • Recommended by: Desert Echo
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ulquiorra/Orihime
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Renji winked. This, she thought resignedly, could only end in tears.
  • Pairing: Hitsugaya/Hinamori
  • 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
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ulquiorra/Orihime
  • 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
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: A series of looking at the various stages of Ichigo and Rukia's relationship. If they so wished to develop it in this manner.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia
  • Comments: very clean doujinshi. Comedy, Romance, and WAFF.

What're you thinking? by kiiroi yumetobu

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • 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

Genocide by My0wnlittleworld247

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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

Breaking Pride by Winterwing3000

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: It was never a fairy tale for either of them, but she at least prayed for a happy ending.
  • Pairing: Ryuuken/Kanae

You Can Have Chemistry In Chem, but Please Don't Have Biology in Bio! by SinsofMidnight

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: 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...
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu

Look at me by IshiIchiMari

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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

Gods May Cry by Axelkin

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • 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

Autumn Moon by Dragon Falls

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Uryuu

Silent Scream by InsaneAndHappyAboutIt

  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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

Searching by LavenderSkies

  • Recommended by: Hatted Halfling
  • Status: Complete
  • 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?
  • Pairing: Ulquiorra/Orihime
  • 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!

Warmth Rises by Lady Salazar

  • Recommended by: Netherman14
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Hinamori

Insomnia by SilverKytten

  • Recommended by: poreperuke
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When you carry world on your shoulders, who’s left to catch you when you fall?
  • Pairing: Renji/Ichigo
  • 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
  • Synopsis: A postwar mission helps allies forge new bonds.
  • Pairing: Renji/Ichigo
  • Notes: Has two sequels, Apotheosis (complete) and Covenant (complete).
  • 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.

Till Death by Dandybear, Fiercest

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia
  • Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki has become a superhero overnight. This entails a lot more oversight than he was lead to believe there would be. Is this his life now? Being stalked by some tiny woman, hellbent on bossing him around? (For the record: yes.) A canon rewrite fic

Window by neka neka

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia
  • Synopsis: Rukia and Ichigo reunite.

Demons of the Sun and Moon by GunnerPalace

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2018
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia
  • Synopsis: Ichigo and Rukia are unexpectedly reunited in Tokyo the summer after the defeat of Aizen. Finding they have to come to terms with their ways of dealing with the war, themselves, and each other, they start another journey together that eventually takes them back to Karakura. A canon-to-chapter 423 IchiRuki reworking of the time skip.

Moon Over the Tower by Crystal Dawn

  • Recommended by: PillarGeneral8
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ichigo/Orihime
  • Synopsis: A rash of killings. A lonely castle. And a Count that needs a simple village girl for his own purposes. What ties these all together, and what will Orihime do when she discovers the Count's dark secret?
  • Comments: A historical-AU that manages to balance both horror and romance, and offers a unique setting in the Carpathian Mountains of Hungary. The romance between Ichigo and Orihime is very believable, and it offers an intriguing plot much like a gothic romance story. Everyone is portrayed quite well, even the more villainous characters, and we still see some of their canon traits that make them loveable and recognizable. While it is rather dark and a bit violent at times, it ends well for everyone, and is very much recommended.

"12 Brides and a Strawberry" by whackybiscuit

  • Recommended by: Agarfinkel
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Ichigo/muliple women
  • Synopsis: Following the events of the Thousand Year Blood War and "Cannot Fear Your Own World", Head Captain Kyoraku decides that, in order to keep the peace between the Soul Society and their enemies, he will have Ichigo marry women from each side. As a result, Ichigo ends up engaged to twelve women: three humans (Orihime, Tatsuki, and Riruka), three Soul Reapers (Rangiku, Yoruichi, and Mashiro), three Arrancars (Halibel, Neliel, and Sung-sun), and three Sternritters (Candice, Meninas, and Bambietta (who is brought back to life by Kisuke)).
  • Comments: Some of the chapters will have lemons between Ichigo and some of his brides. There is also an omake at the end of each chapter. In addition, Bambietta is brought back to life by Kisuke and, in one chapter, Ichigo has to persuade her not to kill her comrades for what they did to her.

A Chance Encounter by Fifth Horseman
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Status: Dead; last updated May 1st, 2023
  • Synopsis: Sometimes a chance meeting can be the beginning to something bigger. Maybe it can even help ease some of the wounds of the past and start a new path.
  • Comments: Ywach won and destroyed the world in the process, leaving Ichigo & Yoruichi as the sole survivor as the world rebuilt into Remnant. After a several lifetimes travelling the new world, they encounter team RWBY.

A Common Enemy by fokker333
  • Recommended by: Pastykake
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter & 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?

Adrift by Alpine992
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: One Piece
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 7th, 2022
  • Synopsis: In an unforeseen turn of events after retrieving Ginjō's body, Ichigo finds himself in a world full of the oddest pirates on the seas. Ichigo decides to venture forth into this new world knowing his only way home is Kisuke. Ichigo eventually takes the position of a Captain and sets sail, forming a crew of his own to sail the Grand Line.

Afro Samurai: Afterlife by lorduchiha1994
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Afro Samurai
  • Status: Dead; last updated June 25th, 2012
  • Synopsis: Afro finally dies but take his life of killing and revenge into the afterlife with him as he carves away at the very foundation of the soul society More powerful than any who have come before because death was always Afro's strongsuit.

A Generation Unforeseen by Shadow Master
  • Recommended by: Weaver
  • Crossover with: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

A Gunslinging Soul Reaper by AaronTaichou
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Hellsing
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 20th, 2020
  • Synopsis: The entire Bleach story retold from the point of the shattered shaft. Instead of Zangestsu, Ichigo has Alucard as his zanpakuto.
  • Pairing(s): Ichigo / Isane

A Quincy's Fairy Tail by Goshinzilla Ankoholic
  • Recommended by: Prometheus117
  • Crossover with: Fairy Tail
  • Status:: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Bambietta Basterbine finds herself a stranger in a strange new world. Separated from the life she once knew as a Stern Ritter in the employ of the Vandenreich, she will now have to find her place in the kingdom of Fiore. However, what the volatile Quincy never expected was to discover her salvation within the guild known as Fairy Tail.
  • Comments: Starts in the Fairy Tail timeline sometime after the Daybreak arc and moves up to canon. Some things change, some things stays the same. The story was originally created to explore and build upon the potential the Sternritter Bambietta Basterbine had, but the story doesn't follow the formula of having her overpower the cast, but rather being forced to grow and change alongside the Fairy Tail cast as she struggles to accept the ideals of the guild onto her own, as well as move on from her Dark and Troubled Past. And she's not the only Bleach character arriving in Earthland, as the likes of Liltotto of the Vandenreich, Kariya of the Bounts, and Szayel of the Espada have arrived and have their own goals to achieve. One well-worth the read.

A RWBY Zanpakuto by Azdoine
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with RWBY
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Instead of gaining Zangetsu, Ichigo gains four Zanpakuto nicknamed Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang.
  • Comments: The website is in Russian, but is relatively easy to navigate and the story itself is in English. This fic is an AU version of the Bleach universe with many elements of RWBY.

Antagonist by Kalashnikov2092
  • Recommended by: Fooldartz
  • Crossover with: Naruto
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

As N Approaches Infinity by Corisanna
  • Recommended by: eoin, nitewind, ThisIsRidiculous, EmeraldSky, VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • 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 Young Reaper's Afterlife by L4 of the WEST
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Saga Of Tanya The Evil
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Tanya Von Degurechaff ends up in the Bleach universe's afterlife after a series of unfortunate events.

Bell Cranel, The Reincarnation of The Quincy King by Freticles
  • Recommended by VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover With Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After Yhwach dies, he finds himself in a black void with a voice speaking to him. He then learns that he will be reborn as someone else to restart and make up for all the evil he has done. He then finds himself merging with a soul that is so pure, that it changes his personality, goals, and feelings. He wakes up to find himself in the body of Bell Cranel from Danmachi.

Bleach: Herald of Fate's Breaker by Keywielder
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Final Fantasy XIV
  • Status: Dead; last updated February 9th, 2022
  • Synopsis: Following the advent second Final Days, the Warrior of Light travelled to the edges of creation, and silenced the song of oblivion that had caused the end of countless civilization. Even after having to face Zenos for one final time, he emerged victorious. Now that the apocalypse was averted, and the Scions disbanded for the time being, where will his next adventure take him?

Bleach Prime by SpartanPrime101
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Transformers
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 12th, 2018
  • Synopsis: Following the destruction of the Autobot base, Optimus Prime is sent to Hueco Mundo to help end another conflict...One which may turn out to be his greatest challenge yet.

Bleach: Ultimate Alien by Bigby the Big Bad Wolf.
  • Recommended by: hencej18, VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Ben 10
  • Status:
  • 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. . .

Breaking the Fall by jezaeiri
  • Recommended by: Weaver, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Crossover with: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Butterfly’s Web by Aishuu & Sophia Prester

Dark Waltz by SethMaxwell06
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: 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.

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 Dead of Winter by ForeverFalling86
  • Recommended by: fullmetalpianist, necrolectric
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, Winter of the Willows (dead).

The Death and Life of Erza Scarlet by Goshinzilla & Greatkingrat88
  • Recommended by: Pastykake, Kraotop
  • Crossover with: Fairy Tail
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: 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 Death and The Steven by Preferably Bitter 52
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Steven Universe
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Synopsis: Hollows start mysteriously attacking Beach city and not even the Crystal gems can defeat them. So when Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki save Beach city from certain destruction, could it be an answer to their prayers or another misfortune?

Death God of Orario by Orokin Rundas
  • Recommended by VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover With Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Synopsis: After the fight with Aizen the Hogyoku Bonds to Ichigo's soul, stopping his powers from disappearing. While Ichigo unknowingly harbors the Hogyoku, Ichigo accidentally channels his power into it and ends up In Orario just as Hestia Descended from heaven. Ichigo must decide his own path. Now he is left with the challenge of remaining who he is, in this new world.

Death's Secret Army by victoriacorn
  • Recommended by: ultimomant
  • Crossover with: Supernatural
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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. Starts in the middle of Supernatural's Season 9 (right after Kevin Tran was killed), and during the Thousand-Year Blood War.

Devil and The Chicken by VoidKiller
  • Recommended by: CoinPin
  • Crossover with: High School D×D
  • Status: Inactive
  • Synopsis: One year ago, a foreign student mysteriously appeared on the grounds of one of the most prestigious schools in the country. Thought to be just another troubled student who is trying to keep his head down and move on with his life, little did he know, and for those involved, that the past is not something you can run away from. [Merged Universe]

The Devil's Bleached Tears by ContraBardus
  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Crossover with: Devil May Cry
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Does Man Make The Monster? by Millie M. Banshee
  • Recommended by: Micro Giga
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2019
  • Crossover with: Tokyo Ghoul
  • Synopsis: Powerless after the Winter War Ichigo felt something missing in his life so he joined the CCG as a ghoul investigator. One day after tagging along on a mission he shouldn't have even be on, he witnesses the killing Mrs. Fueguchi and her sacrifice to save her daughter. The incident awoke more than just old memories of his past. Now Ichigo must make a choice if he wants to survive.

Dragon Blade by avtorSola (Link)
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover With: My Hero Academia
  • Synopsis: Hitsugaya Toushiro is in another sticky situation. He's stranded across dimensions without a way home, and he'll do anything to return - even turn to crime. But the UA and a kind green-haired boy won't let him side with the villains, no matter what happens. Because every broken soul deserves healing and Izuku is just too good for this world. Post-TYBW War, PTSD. Slow updates.
  • Comments: A gripping, well-written fic. My favorite part is the the worldbuilding- the culture shock both Toshiro and Class 1-A, as well as the Pro Heroes, experience, is fascinating.

Equestria Girls: Friendship Souls By thatguyvex
  • Recommended by: Naal 2
  • Status: ongoing
  • Crossover With: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
  • Summary: Sunset Shimmer has finally decided to remain in the human world after the events of the Friendship Games, and has also resolved to study magic in her adopted home and defend it from any threats of dark magic alongside her friends. Then a mysterious incident leads Sunset and her friends to run straight into a dangerous world of supernatural beings that have existed in the human world for eons; twisted souls known as Hollows and the beings known as Soul Reapers that battle them. Where will this twist of fate lead the girls, and what secrets might be uncovered about their pasts in the process?

Fate/Black Reflection by Nameless Flame Wielder
  • Recommended by: Bf, Animenutcase, Pastykake
  • Crossover with: Fate/stay night
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Foreign Recruit by SSAerial
  • Recommended by: poreperuke
  • Crossover with: The Avengers (2012)
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2017
  • 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.
  • Notes: Has a collection of side stories, Foreign Recruit Snippets.
  • 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 Fractured Timeline by Lightning Ash
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Like a Dragon
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In the rhythm of an upward swing in life—shedding pounds, carving out a career, and nurturing a budding romance—the abrupt intrusion of chaos shattered the harmony. A random act of violence severed the thread of my existence, leaving me in a void where the familiar gave way to an unsettling unknown.
  • Comments: A man died and reincarnated into Bleach world possessing the martial strength of Like A Dragon's protagonists.

GETSUTide by UNseated4TH
  • Recommended by: fakescorpion, shinyshadowklefki
  • Crossover with: One Piece
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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...

God Of A New World by pta917 (Link)
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Overlord (2012)
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Being taken by surprise during the final battle against Yhwach, Aizen finds himself being overwhelmed by all consuming darkness. Upon opening his eyes, he found himself in a forest, in a world he had never seen before, in a new world. Follow Aizen as he lives out a new life, in a new world, and eventually comes across the Supreme One himself, Ainz Ooal Gown.
  • Comments: 2-3 years before Nazarick's arrival, Aizen appeared at the new world and, after learning the world's current situation, decided to create a world of fairness without tyranny by recreating the Espadas as a mercenary group.

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...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Bleached Phoenix by Eradona
  • Recommended by: kinglugia
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Notes: Has two sequels, Bleach and the Half Blood Prince (complete) and Harry Potter and the Bleached Hallows (dormant), as well as a collection of side stories, Tales of Bleachy the Bard.
  • 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.
  • ThisIsRidiculous: At first, I could tolerate the Mary Sue because canon work of Bleach had the same problem, but not to to this degree. It's bad. Being a Mary Sue has become everyone's characterization.

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

Hollow by pain17ification
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Naruto
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 8th, 2021
  • Synopsis: After Neliel was defeated, she gets booted through an experimental, unstable Garganta. She arrives in the Elemental Nations as Nel, where she is found by the Orange Knucklehead of the Hidden Leaf. However, Naruto has his own secrets that nobody from the village knows. What will happen when the line between the Living World and Spiritual World starts to blur?
  • Pairing: Naruto/Neliel
  • Comments: Comments: In this fic, Naruto is able to see ghost, befriend the spirit of Uzumaki Mito and, through her teaching, becomes a Fullbringer just as Neliel dropped into his world. His new skills and Neliel teaching him of the spiritual world has a massive effect on the plot, such as turning Hollow!Uchiha Mikoto into an Arrancar.

Hunter Among Reapers by Dandy Chiggins
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Devil May Cry
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 29th, 2022
  • Synopsis: Nero's life takes an unexpected turn when while on a job he finds himself flung in a new world. Where not Demons but Hollows threaten the safety of mankind and Shinigami (Soul Reapers) are tasked with stopping them. Nero must find his path in the new world but it seems that like any good Devil Hunter he just cant help get himself tangled in all sorts of trouble.
  • Pairing(s): Nero / Yoruichi

Iron Snow by shokhk
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Mashle: Magic and Muscles
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A world where all its inhabitants are spiritually aware, and with its own corrupt society. It's own rules and its own ancient sins. When first landing there, Rukia finds a living singularity. Undaunted by the power of all realms. Just who has she found? And why is she getting involved in a worldwide plot to change an entire realm's views on genocide?

Keigo Phantom by Ripple247
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Danny Phantom
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: It was supposed to be a boring break from school for Keigo until a funny circumstance leads him to a path of the strange and supernatural, Now he's got to worry about soul reapers, hollows, and the ghost zone. Well good thing he gonna catch them all, cause he's Keigo Phantom!
  • Comments: Keigo stumbles upon an abandoned building of Fenton Works and ends up messing around with a broken ghost portal, turning him into a halfa.

Kick about! Los Lobos! by Dirty Bit
  • Recommended by: ultimomant
  • Crossover with: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2018
  • 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.

Kingdom Hearts: Winter War by colossalblackening
  • Recommended by Taromaru
  • Crossover with: Kingdom Hearts
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: After using the Power of Waking to find Kairi, Sora awakens in the mysterious land of Hueco Mundo with no memories of his past life. Lost and confused, Sora joins forces with the Soul Reaper, Sōsuke Aizen and his Arrancar army. However, there is more to the truth of his lost memories than what he believes.
  • Pairings: Sora/Kairi, Ichigo/Orihime, Grimmjow/Neliel
  • Comments: It is a well-written crossover that cleverly intermingles the world-building and lore of both series.

Kingdom Shinigami by ElementalL'Cie
  • Recommended by: ultimomant, Pastykake, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Crossover with: Kingdom Hearts
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, Kingdom Shinigami: The Grand Line. It is a crossover with both Kingdom Hearts and One Piece.
  • Comments on the sequel: Law's crew consists almost entirely of Original Characters. Five are are young children who have been adopted by Law and call him "Papa".

The Leaf's Guardian by HaveBookWillTravel
  • Recommended by: Pastykake, ThisIsRidiculous
  • 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.

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

The Lone Flower Series by Vathara (tthfanfic Link)

Mixed Spirits by incandescens
  • Recommended by: Sheliak
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who (Fifth Doctor)
  • 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.
  • Comments: 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.

My Hero Academia: Soul of the Sword by SeerKing
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: My Hero Academia
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Instead of Quirks, Spirit Swords appeared in the world, as well as Mask Spirits. Join Midoriya Izuku as he grasps his own sword and moves forward.
  • Comments: The story blends both the element of the MHA setting and Bleach's Zanpakutos well, including some clause that any Spirit Sword wielder is obligated to help against Hollow attacks, and that Izuku's father is around and, because of it, he has a bigger spine than in Canon.

New Power by Maverich14th
  • Recommended by: Gemini24, 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?

Of Darkness And Light by Takei Daloui
  • Recommended by: Gemini24
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Opening Dangerous Gates by LadyD0544
  • Recommended by: ultimomant
  • Crossover with: Fairy Tail
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Orbiting Disaster by Mister_Fox (FF.Net Link)
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Dishonored
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 26th, 2018
  • Synopsis: Usually, time is never on their side. They're always racing against it, always trying to outrun whatever disaster it's promising to unleash. Except now, time is on their side - but nothing else is. Ichigo isn't sure he should be as happy about it as he is.
  • Comments: Very dark, with at least one character dying per chapter.

Order in the Court by Incandescens

Pale Dreams by DeadManDreaming
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Bloodborne
  • Status: Dead; last updated March 3rd, 2020
  • Synopsis: The good hunter had done the inconceivable, and transcended far above both humanity and the Great Ones alike. Now an untold amount of time later, he awakes to an infant universe. Wishing to be human once again, the hunter enters the dreams of the Soul King, and therefore the world of Bleach. He'll lend his strength to Ichigo Kurosaki, after all, he is sympathetic by nature.

The Past Life of Haruhi Suzumiya by Emma Iveli
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Status: Dead; last updated April 1st, 2022
  • Synopsis: Haruhi remembers her past life. Kyon reveals to the S.O.S. Brigade that he is not a normal human after all. Both these events change the goal of the S.O.S. Brigade: Fighting Hollows!

Reap the Pain by Demod20
  • Recommended by: LastationLover5000
  • Crossover with: Naruto
  • Status: Dormant; last updated November 2017
  • 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?

Reapers Among Fairies by ModernRogue11
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with Fairy Tail
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Ichigo, Orihime, Karin, and Yuzu were forced to flee their universe when Yhwach won and destroyed everything, winding up in Earthland. Ichigo and Orihime married and had a son, Kazui, while Karin and Yuzu became a Soul Reaper and Quincy, respectively. After living alone, perfecting their skills for 15 years, they decide to join Fairy Tail, just in time for the Grand Magic Games. Kazui and Wendy Marvell start to fall in love.
  • Comments: Obviously, with the superpowered Kurosaki family here, certain events start to change. In addition, the person who went back in time to warn everyone about the Eclipse Gate is not Future Lucy, it is Madeline Dragneel, Natsu and Lisanna's Kid from the Future.

Remnants of a Forgotten Dream by FFPA
  • Recommended by: The Desert Harvester
  • Crossover with: Naruto
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Requiem for the Hollow Rose by sreshtiyer
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After witnessing the death of Pyrrha, white fills her vision and the Rose huntress finds herself in a desolate and bleak place. Confused, lost and still grieving the loss of her friend and her own helplessness, little does Ruby realize that was just the beginning of her arduous journey.

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.

Shadows Die a Final Time by Vitilig0
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After a long life of servitude to his lord, Sekiro condemns the last immortal in hopes he may live the life of a normal human. To this end he would give his life, beginning a new one in the world after this one. With new opportunities to explore he may choose to continue the path of a fighter or live a life of relaxation. The choice is his to make.
  • Comments: Set in centuries before Canon, where Yoruichi is still the second Division captain and Kenpachi still roams the street.

Shattered Chains of Fate by Lore 55
  • Crossover with: Fate/Grand Order
  • Recommended by Xennone, VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Through a misunderstanding and a poorly read application, Ichigo Kurosaki gets a chance internship at the Chaldeas Security Organization. It changes everything.
  • Comments: This takes place after Ichigo, Master of Chaldea, gets back home post-FGO. As such, instead of an actual 15-year-old with no genuine battle experience, the Ichigo that takes the mantle of Shinigami is a good few years older with many, many actual battles under his belt. His story in Chaldea is told through flashback snippets, and his interactions with the Servants are a delight.

Soul Chess by draconichero21
  • Recommended by: Rock2161
  • Crossover with: Code Geass
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Comments: 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.

Soul Hunter by SkywalkerT-65
  • Recommended by: ultimomant
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Status: Dormant (Last updated November 2018)
  • 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.

Souls Without by darkling59
  • Recommended by: Gemini24, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Crossover with: His Dark Materials
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: 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.

Stardust by Vathara
  • Recommended by: Weaver
  • Crossover with: Stargate SG-1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if some Alterans found another way to survive the Wraith? Five thousand years before the Stargate opens, contact with creatures of energy changes the way of life for an Alteran colony...
  • Comments: A Stargate crossover which has a very AU take on Soul Society but manages to say surprisingly close to canon events. 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.

Stitches 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.

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.

The Strawberry's Five Equal Brides by Alpine992
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: The Quintessential Quintuplets
  • Status: Dead; last updated June 2nd, 2022
  • Synopsis: How the hell does he get roped into things like this? Having gotten his grades up considerably after losing his Shinigami powers, Ichigo is requested for a tutoring job at Asahiyama High School located in Tokai. He just had no idea it was for a set of Quintuplet sisters. Can Ichigo help the five graduates while figuring out just how to deal with all five girls?

Stylish Shinigami by Mockery Of Humanity
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Devil May Cry
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 13th, 2019
  • Synopsis: Ichigo didn't find Zangetsu when searching for his Zanpakuto. He instead found a guy with a giant sword and a weird-looking. arm, who also happens to be his Zanpakuto spirit.
  • Comments: Ichigo ended with Nero as his Zangetsu

Tales of Bleach: Unreal Society by draconichero21
  • Recommended by: guywithnoname
  • Crossover with: Tales of Symphonia
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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

There May Be Some Collateral Damage by metisket
  • Recommended by: Ivaryna, Ragnar The Semi Green, Pastykake, poreperuke, ThisIsRidiculous, Dame-Amaryllis
  • 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.

To My Death I Fight by BahamutReishiki
  • Recommended by: Yuushafan, nitewind, Lord_Herobrine
  • Crossover with: Kill la Kill
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's been seven months since Ichigo managed to defeat Aizen during the Winter War. Just recently settling into new life as a normal human, he is shocked when he finds out he has been accepted into the prestigious Honnouji Academy. Unwilling to go, but not having a choice in the matter, he reluctantly decides to attend but wonders just what the next year will bring.

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

Transcendence by JMB Fictional Writing
  • Recommended by: CashSloth
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2018
  • Crossover with: World of Warcraft
  • Synopsis: After Ichigo defeated Grimmjow, he was attacked and beaten by Nnoitra Gilga. Severely wounded and drained, he is thrown into a Caja Negación and through events beyond his comprehension, he is transported to Azeroth. Stuck on an unknown world with even stranger beings he must find a way to return home and save his friends before it is to late. But can he leave this world to its turmoil?
  • Comments: A pretty interesting fic. Ichigo gets tossed into Azeroth at around the beginning of Vanilla World of Warcraft and starts making a mess of things by getting involved in a whole lot of important questlines. The overall plot is intriguing, the fights are well-written, and the OCs actually manage to be likable. One of the most notable things the fic does is nerf Ichigo by restricting him from leaving his body to become a Shinigami due to the spiritual differences between Earth and Azeroth, so he isn't casually curb-stomping everything he goes up against but is by no means powerless. It also takes the fact that Ichigo is by all rights a Physical God due to being a powerful Shinigami and explores how others would view him if they knew this. One of the only notable criticisms to the fic I have is the author's writing style, which is slightly unorthodox at its best and downright uncomfortable at its worst. But if you can look past that, then it's well worth a look.
    • Not recommended. Ichigo ended up a Adaptational Wimp where he's reluctant to kill orcs and calls the people of The Alliances "irrational" for hating the Dark Horde because they are not the same Horde that kills their loved ones, even though its members are consisting of the previous Horde's.
      " it's the equivalent of if the Germans named their capital post WW2 in honor of Hitler and continued to call their office Nazis while also still killing jewish people. They have no shown any changes and have gone out of their way to say they are at no fault because "those other horde? Yeah wasn't us so you can't make us take responsibility for the first and second wars"."

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

The Vasto of White by Parcasious (Link)
  • Recommended by: YappySandDollar
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Fate/stay night
  • Synopsis: One's fate is not decided by chance, but by choice. A hero will rise from the desolate sands of Hueco Mundo.
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Comments: A brilliant fic that I am surprised has not been added to this site earlier. It is well written with good pacing while also getting the reader to want to know what happens next.

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.

Waiting in Sin by JerichosPhantom
  • Recommended by: RookieDA
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ulquiorra Schiffer is a very patient man. Ulquiorra is Harry. UlquiHime.
  • 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. —RookieDA

The Yellow Ape and The Black Bee by Bloody Simpson Chibi
  • Crossover With: The Simpsons
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An assassination order has been placed on Homer Simpson and it's up to Soifon to carry out the task. But between Homer being able to see her and having the Devil's luck on his side, she's got her work cut out for her. Meanwhile, Homer's friends and family can't help but doubt his sanity when he insists that he's being attacked by a crazy ninja chick only he can see.
  • Comment: Yes, you read that right. Bleach x The Simpsons. While it is mostly wacky, it has its serious moments.