I haven't watched/read Bleach yet, (**see note**), and I've learned of the major events of the series through friends, and the internet. Bleach is cool, and all.. but it's "Big 3" status has kept me from watching/reading it.
But, Hitsugaya's new look has inspired me to attempt to read all the manga. (After I catch up with Bakuman.) Toshiro Hitsugaya was cool before, but adding a scarf takes everything to a whole new level..
**Note: I've seen a good deal of the Arancarr arc, and some of the early episodes.. but that's about it.**