February 23, 2012 in Blogs and Reviews
The Bleach anime series has been airing since October 2004 and is running up to date, February 2012. The story revolves around the life of Kurosaki Ichigo who was able to obtain the power of a death god, also called a Shinigami, and uses that power to defend humans from evil spirits called hollows.
I’ve been watching this anime ever since, and I really liked how the story moved from one arc to another. Even the fillers were more interesting compared to the side stories of other long running series I’ve watched. There may be several comical episodes but it is just a good relief from the hard core battles that this anime series has offered. The story also have a lot of open mysteries and twists that would keep you thinking on what will happen on the next episode.
One of the main strength of Bleach is the eerie source of the main character’s power, which comes from his dark side. The way he utilizes that in order to protect everyone and accomplish his resolves despite of its consequences, gives off an uncanny but heroic feeling. As seen in the featured image above, Ichigo Kurosaki, evolved from a normal school boy to a “unique being” that exceeds the capabilities of his fellow Shinigamis.
Here are the other characters of bleach which are also crowd favorites:
Kuchiki Byakuya, Zaraki Kenpachi, Abarai Renji, Hirako Shinji
Kuchiki Rukia, Jushiro Ukitake, Kisuke Uruhara, Kusajishi Yahchiru
The only thing that is a bit repetitive in this anime series is how Ichigo keeps on using the same attack called “Getsuga Tenshou”, whether in Ichigo Bankai form, or Hollow Ichigo form, and even in his Vizard form, he calls all his attacks Getsuga Tensho no matter how different it looks. His final form is even called “The Final Getsuga Tenshou” ^__^
Here’s a taste of one of the best fight scene…don’t watch if you hate spoilers:
But all in all, this is a fun anime to watch. And to give you guys something to look forward to, a Bleach Movie, which is a live action version of this anime, is rumored to be filmed by Warner Bros. Let’s wait and see.