Bleach: manga compared to the anime?

I've *almost* finished the third season of Bleach. I absolutely love the show, but I don't want to have to deal with the super-long filler arcs. I was thinking about jumping straight into the manga once I finish the third season to avoid the awful fillers...but I've heard the manga is different from the... show more I've *almost* finished the third season of Bleach. I absolutely love the show, but I don't want to have to deal with the super-long filler arcs. I was thinking about jumping straight into the manga once I finish the third season to avoid the awful fillers...but I've heard the manga is different from the anime. Am I going to be able to jump in right at that point? And if so, which volume should I read first?
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