Author(s): Tite Kubo
When the prize is a Ring of the Dead, murder is a small price to pay! Stealing the comatose body of Wolfina's brother (and the Ring buried inside it), Balmunk the mystic lures our heroes to his deadly circus, where fire-breathers and knife-throwers await them. Has master swordsman Gamma Akutabi finally met a foe worthy of his skills? As the circus train races across the desert, Wolfina struggles to free her brother's body before it becomes an ingredient in Balmunk's recipe for immortality. But the ride isn't over yet...Volume 3 also includes a special bonus story, "Rune Master Urara"!
Bleach is author Tite Kubo's second title. Kubo made his debut with Zombie Powder, a four-volume series for Weekly Shonen Jump. To date, Bleach has been translated into numerous languages and has also inspired an animated TV series that began airing in Japan in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001, Bleach is still a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2005, Bleach was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys') category.