Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 95: Three-Way Battle! Ichigo Crashes The Party

This episode features one of the most stoic standoffs so far in the series, between two characters that are seemingly unperturbed by anything, and therefore probably a good match as opponents. After uncharacteristically showing a bit of his reckless side in the last episode, Kariya is now back to his regular, unflappable self, and ByakuyaContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 95: Three-Way Battle! Ichigo Crashes The Party”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 94: A Declaration of War

In the final moments of the last episode, multiple explosions rocked the Seireitei, causing the Gotei 13 to wonder how the Bounts might have perpetrated such an attack, emphatically announcing their presence and their hostile intent to the entirety of the Soul Society. The pressure is now doubly on Hitsuguya, head of the investigative team,Continue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 94: A Declaration of War”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 93: Rukia vs. Yoshi, Round 2 – A Game of Cat and Mouse

This episode wastes no time jumping right into the action, as the Bount Yoshi challenges Rukia in the middle of the dusty abandoned streets of the Rukon district. Even more so than last time, Rukia is at a distinct disadvantage, being unarmed, and also sensing that Yoshi has grown even more powerful. Yoshi taunts RukiaContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 93: Rukia vs. Yoshi, Round 2 – A Game of Cat and Mouse”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 92: The Assault on the Soul Society Begins

For the second time in the series, the Soul Society has been infiltrated by ryoka, this time under much different circumstances, by individuals with more diabolical motives than before. Head Captain Yamamoto places Hitsugaya in charge of their capture, as well as the purveyor of accurate intelligence on the situation, which has been somewhat compromisedContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 92: The Assault on the Soul Society Begins”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 91: Ishida’s Powers Reborn!

“The Bounts were created by… Soul Society!”  Kariya Having been thoroughly and humiliatingly defeated again by Kariya, Ichigo is now a captive audience, and this one revelatory statement immediately puts everything about this arc in a different context. Kariya begins to elaborate on the Soul Society’s arguably irresponsible role in the Bounts’ creation, something thatContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 91: Ishida’s Powers Reborn!”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 90: The Bounts’ True Agenda Revealed

After parting ways with Izuru and Hisagi after their unfortunate run-in with Ugaki’s powerful Doll, Gesell, Renji and Ichigo are making their way through the cave’s endless dark tunnels when they come across the unconscious body of Yumichika. Still spying on the duo, Ugaki is far from finished with toying with them, once again sendingContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 90: The Bounts’ True Agenda Revealed”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 89: Journey Through The Cave of Terrors

For the first time since his battle with Mayuri in the Seiretei, Ishida and Nemu stand face to face. He barely has time for his recognition to register the person before him before Nemu begins to inexplicably attack him. Given how kind he was to her previously, this is kind of sudden and unexpected… InContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 89: Journey Through The Cave of Terrors”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 88: The Hand of Ugaki

Ririn and Kon, who managed to flee Ichigo’s battle with Koga, make it back to Urahara’s shop in a huff, to find that all is well, and Ichigo is already there and recovering, along with the others who were injured in battle. Keigo is out of the woods, and with a bit of memory manipulationContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 88: The Hand of Ugaki”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 87: The Thrill of Powers Combined, The Agony of Powers Lost

Sawatari and his Doll, Baura, look like they’ve defintively won this encounter, and he has no intention of letting his opponents escape either, swimming around them with the menacing movements of a lurking shark. As he sinks below them to attack, Rangiku uses the split-second opportunity to flash-step herself, Chad and Noba away, in anContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 87: The Thrill of Powers Combined, The Agony of Powers Lost”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 86: Clash of the Spatial Manipulators

For those who haven’t noticed, a basic formula has developed over the past couple of episodes. Firstly, one of the groups of protagonists is out patrolling for Bounts; then, they inevitably find what they’re looking for, when a Bount arrives to confront them, usually completely overpowering them, and exposing their lack of preparation; and finally,Continue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 86: Clash of the Spatial Manipulators”

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