Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 60: The True Enemy Revealed!

‘Admiration is the furthest state of understanding.‘ Sosuke Aizen Unfortunately for me, as a latecomer to the series, I can only imagine the shock of viewers at the time this episode was first aired. By the time I got around to it, the twist revelation of the story’s central villain had already become common knowledgeContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 60: The True Enemy Revealed!”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 59: Ichigo vs. Byakuya – the Battle Concludes

So the Ichigo vs. Byakuya fight is a wrap, right? Well, no. Things are only about to get more complicated, as it’s revealed that this is a battle of not two, but three wills. And the third will reveal itself in a most unorthodox fashion… It seemingly took forever, but Orihime, Uryu, Chad and theContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 59: Ichigo vs. Byakuya – the Battle Concludes”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 58: A Billion Blades vs. The Piercer of Heaven

‘That little thing is your Bankai?’ Byakuya Ahh Byakuya, don’t you know it’s not the size that counts, but what you do with it? Ichigo Kurosaki continues to be an enigma that no one can figure out, not his friends, not his enemies, not the audience, and half of the fun of this series isContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 58: A Billion Blades vs. The Piercer of Heaven”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 57: Getsugatensho!!!

The straightforward narratives of Episode 57 showcase two fights, one of which winds down in pretty unexpected fashion, and one that is just beginning to escalate to Bankai level… … Oh, and Iba and Ikkaku play a random game of rock-paper-scissors for some reason… Yourichi’s Betrayal ‘The first time I met her, it was likeContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 57: Getsugatensho!!!”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 56 – A Reunion of Rivals

Battles galore!!! This would be the best way to describe the state of the Seireitei, and of Bleach in general at this point in the arc, and, well, why would anyone complain about that? This episode centres on two of those battles in particular, both of which feature younger apprentices going up against more experiencedContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 56 – A Reunion of Rivals”

Bleach Recap 2020, Ep.55 – The Aftermath of Rescue, A Failure of Communication

‘It seems talking serves no purpose.’ Byakuya Kuchiki ‘The time for words has passed.’ Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto In this episode, there is more than one instance in which adversaries, seemingly so far apart in their differences of opinion or personal philosophies, express no choice other than abandoning the recourse of resolution via communication, and optContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Ep.55 – The Aftermath of Rescue, A Failure of Communication”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 54 – Mission Accomplished?

‘I’m not afraid. I’ve lived a good life. I was blessed.’ Rukia Kuchiki The Sokyoku, the instrument of Rukia’s execution, is about to be released, heralded by a great blue light emanating from Sokyoku Hill, which can be seen by everyone within the Seireitei. This begins to alarm many, both Ryoka and Shinigami alike. KomamuraContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 54 – Mission Accomplished?”

Bleach Recap 2020, Ep.53 – Testing Resolve and Facing Mortality

This episode is another battle showcase, bookended by Rukia’s slow and solemn march to Sokyoku Hill, the site of her execution, and it proves to be a character-revealing juncture in the story for her, as we finally see how she is able to handle facing almost certain death. Even she is not sure about herContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Ep.53 – Testing Resolve and Facing Mortality”

Bleach Recap 2020, Ep.52 – Insurmountable Odds, Unshakeable Detemination

‘You talk a lot.’  Byakuya Kuchiki Today, I think I’ll be taking a page from this guy, and keeping things fairly brief. This mostly has to do with this episode being one long, extended battle between Byakuya and Renji, and it’s always a bit of a challenge for me recapping battles, as a verbal play-by-playContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Ep.52 – Insurmountable Odds, Unshakeable Detemination”

Bleach Recap 2020, Ep.51 – The Dissidents Make Their Move

The fateful day has finally arrived. This is a transitional episode of sorts, or what one would call a ‘calm before the storm’, as it goes without saying that Rukia’s execution will most likely not go according to plan. In the meantime, everyone is making their various preparations, some of which may or may notContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Ep.51 – The Dissidents Make Their Move”

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