Bleach is author Tite Kubo's second title. Kubo made his debut with ZOMBIEPOWDER., 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 24. Beginning its serialization in 21, Bleach is still a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 25, Bleach was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys) category.