Bleach is a manga and anime series by Tite Kubo, mangaka of Zombie Powder. Bleach is currently at 23 volumes in length in Japan (as of August 4, 2006), and new chapters are featured weekly in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The total number of chapters as of this writing is 239. Currently, VIZ Media has released 14 volumes in English in North America. Well Bleach Anime Fans, The Bleach manga is heading into some flash back chapters. Which is not entirely a bad thing, just don't expect any battles for the next couple of chapters.