Practice Pays Off: The Bleach Blog – Day 21, Episode 21

Okay, well we’re now only officially three weeks in, but this also marks the beginning of the next arc of Bleach, which tells the story of our heroes’ entry into the Soul Society, known as the Entry Arc, which can be seen as a prologue to the overarching Soul Society Arc, one of the most … Continue reading Practice Pays Off: The Bleach Blog – Day 21, Episode 21

Ichigo Meets His Zanpakuto: The Bleach Blog – Day 19, Episode 19

It’s Episode 19, and things are aren’t going well for anyone in this show. First up is Rukia, still in her prison cell. Byakuya pays a visit, in his typical stoic, emotionless manner, and informs both Renji and Rukia that she will be executed in 25 days. Renji, who seems to genuinely care for Rukia’s … Continue reading Ichigo Meets His Zanpakuto: The Bleach Blog – Day 19, Episode 19

Ichigo's Training Begins: The Bleach Blog – Day 18, Episode 18

‘She was really here. And her place is here.’Ichigo Rukia is gone and no one remembers her. No one but Ichigo. It’s like she never existed to the rest of the world. Everyone at his school is oblivious, and in high spirits about the upcoming summer vacation, making plans and whatnot. But Ichigo cannot share … Continue reading Ichigo's Training Begins: The Bleach Blog – Day 18, Episode 18

Ichigo Dies (but really doesn’t) and Zanpakutos Explained: Bleach – Day 17, Episode 17

In this episode, Rukia saves Ichigo’s ass. From almost certain death. Ichigo is one obstinate guy. The thing is, this just may work against him in his current situation. He’s now pretty experienced in dealing with hollows, but this is his first time against a shinigami, and what looks like a seasoned and powerful one … Continue reading Ichigo Dies (but really doesn’t) and Zanpakutos Explained: Bleach – Day 17, Episode 17

Rukia on the Run: The Bleach Blog – Day 16, Episode 16

‘Such bothersome things’Rukia Kuchiki To anyone that’s really been paying attention, the central (yet underlying) conflict of the story of Bleach so far hasn’t been Ichigo’s unexpected transformation or the tragic past that spurred it, nor the ‘Hollow of the Week’ format the show has been following somewhat up to this point. What it has … Continue reading Rukia on the Run: The Bleach Blog – Day 16, Episode 16

Rukia's Goodbye: The Bleach Blog – Day 15, Episode 15

‘There’s probably not much time left’.Rukia Ichigo Kurosaki is making quite a name for himself. Episode 15 begins with Rukia lying in bed, mulling over recent events, specifically the giant Menos Grands that attacked the town, and that was taken out single-handedly by Ichigo. Surely such an impressive feat would not go unnoticed by the … Continue reading Rukia's Goodbye: The Bleach Blog – Day 15, Episode 15