Bleach Silver (ブリーチ·シルバー, Burīchi Shirubā) is an ongoing fan-made series that serves as a spinoff from the original Bleach series. It details events that transpire prior to, during, and following the main canon series of Bleach, focusing primarily on the titular character Seireitou Kawahiru, and later, Minato Kuramoto.
The story of Bleach Silver is split into various branches, starting with a "Saga", multiple "Arcs" within a Saga, and then multiple "Volumes" within an Arc. Most stories have been rewritten from previously unfinished roleplays and personal stories, in order to be adapted to newer ideas and higher quality standards of writing. As such, the current narration format for Bleach Silver is a summary-focused series of articles that highlight the events that occur in every Saga of the series. However, that being said, some stories will be instead written through a roleplay or light novel format, depending upon the author's whims. While Bleach Silver does contain far-encompassing plot lines, it is primarily meant to be episodic in nature.
All Bleach characters are "souls". Living humans contain souls within their bodies, while disembodied souls, or spirits, have a form composed of particles of Reiryoku called Reishi (霊子, Spirit Particles), which otherwise mimics human anatomy, aside from incredibly slowed aging. This form encompasses all of the spirit's being; there is no distinction between spirit and body. There are a variety of different types of spirits in Bleach, each with a different visual theme and approach to combat.
For the first couple arcs, the story's main protagonist is Seireitou Kawahiru and later focuses attention on Minato Kuramoto. Besides them, each and every arc of Bleach Silver tends to have a different cast of main characters depending on when they are introduced into the series and their relative importance.
- "As a writer improves in their writing and character creation techniques, stories that they originally wrote may be inconsistent with current stories, and characters written back then may pale in comparison to the current characters written by said person. In sum, what was written in the past, and is written concurrently, are inconsistent, and must be rewritten to fit the current style of the author's work. Some of you may be thinking, "Ugh, it's just rewritting old work. Are they being lazy?" It is hard to make fan-fiction, so stop complaining!"
- —The author's remarks on the changes made to earlier stories.
Volumes one through three are collectively known as "Seireitou, the Warrior" Saga (戦士精霊塔編, Senshi Seireitou-hen).
Volumes four through six are collectively known as "Seireitou, the Teacher" Saga (先生精霊塔編, Sensei Seireitou-hen).
Volumes seven and onward are collectively part of the "Minato, the Martial Artist" Saga (武道家湊編, Budōka Minato-hen).
Prologue — World of Hollows
Main article: Prologue — World of Hollows
Main article: Certain Despairs
Shadow of the Kawahiru
Main article: Shadow of the Kawahiru
Birth of the Senjukuha
Main article: Birth of the Senjukuha
Story of Ichigo Kurosaki
Main article: Story of Ichigo Kurosaki
What Comes After
Main article: What Comes After
Story of Minato and Hinata: Beginnings
Main article: Story of Minato and Hinata: Beginnings
A Larger World
Main article: A Larger World
Main article: Starfall
Behind the Scenes
For the author's personal reference.