Bleach is a Japanese anime series and manga series written by Tite Kubo, and since the early 2,000's has become one of the most popular anime and manga series of all time. Over the years one theory has circulated the fanbase regarding the different races in the series, the Shinigami, Quincy, and Hollow/Arrancar; and that theory, simply put, is well hidden racism. The Shinigami have a Japanese motif, the Quincy have a German motif, and the Hollow/Arrancar have a Spanish motif, (along with the Fullbringer Chad being Mexican, and thus also having a Spanish motif). That's why fans have speculated that there's secretly a racial message hidden in here, targeted at a younger teen audience. This is especially previlent in the final arc, where the Shinigami, the Japanese, go up against the Quincy, the Germans, who many have said have many smilarities to the Natiz, (without the obvious genocide, of course).