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Production Bleach was first conceived from a desire on Kubo's part to draw Shinigami in a kimono, which formed the basis for the design of the Soul Reapers in the series and the conception of Rukia Kuchiki.<ref name="About 1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="LA Times">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The series was originally meant to be named "Black" due to the color of the Soul Reapers' clothes, but Kubo thought the title was too generic. He later tried the name of "White," but came to like "Bleach" more for its association with the color white and that he did not find it too obvious.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> Kubo influences include other manga series, music, foreign language, architecture and film. He attributes his interest in drawing the supernatural and monsters to Shigeru Mizuki's GeGeGe no Kitaro and Bleach‍ '​s focus on interesting weaponry and battle scenes to Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya, manga that Kubo enjoyed as a boy.<ref name="About 1" /> The action style and storytelling found in Bleach are inspired by cinema, though Kubo has not revealed any specific movie as being an influence for fight scenes.<ref name="SJ 51">Shonen Jump #51. Volume 5, Issue 3. March 2007. VIZ Media. 328.</ref> Bleach‍ '​s creative process is focused around character design, with Kubo created characters en masse and looking through earlier chapters of the manga.<ref name="About 1" /><ref name="PW">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix</ref>

Noriyuki Abe was chosen as director of the series while Masashi Sogo acted as head writer for Episodes #1-212. Tsuyoshi Kida was head writer for Episodes #230-265. Kento Shimoyama held the title of head writer for Episodes #317-366. Masashi Kudo provided the character designs, occasionally providing key animation or acting as an animation supervisor himself.

The music of Bleach was composed by Shiro Sagisu. Sagisu's musical score for the television series was released in four CD sets. Four additional CDs were released for the music composed for the four Bleach animated films.

During the production and broadcast of the first 167 episodes the screen size was in 4:3; episodes 168 through 366 were produced and broadcast in 16:9 wide screen.

In a 2009 interview, Kubo and Masashi Kudo discussed the upcoming Zanpakutō: The Alternate Tale, with Kubo wishing that he could draw the events into the manga. Kubo also revealed that his art style varies in the production of the work and only became cemented after the airing of the anime. He acknowledges his art style having changes as a result of his work and gave an example that he no longer draws hair growing from behind the ears of characters.<ref>Akamaru Jump Interview, Golden Week 2009</ref>


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