Bleach Volume 01: The Death and The Strawberry - Tite Kubo There is a reason why this is one of the most popular mangas in Japan and has had staying power for more than 10 years. While Kubo's art isn't at its best in this first volume one can still appreciate the beginning of a story that promises emotional depth, epic fight scenes and heart warming friendships that will last a lifetime.This story promises so much and it truly delivers.