Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 39 – The Battle Within

It’s not very often that Zangetsu, the manifestation of Ichigo’s zanpakuto, arrives to reveal himself to his user, but when he does, we know that the situation is dire, and that something significant is about to pop off. In short, he makes his appearances count, and it makes perfect sense that he would arrive now,Continue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 39 – The Battle Within”

Bleach Recap 2020, Day 23, Episode 23: The Enigmatic Kukaku Shiba

After the extremely strange encounter with the man calling himself Ganju, Orihime, Chad and Uryu are wondering aloud about this person by the name of Kukaku Shiba, who Yoruichi mentioned in regards to entering the Siereitei, and what this person might possibly look like (is he human, or even possibly a cat?) and what YoruichiContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Day 23, Episode 23: The Enigmatic Kukaku Shiba”

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 mostContinue reading “Practice Pays Off: The Bleach Blog – Day 21, Episode 21”

Rukia’s Rescue Begins: The Bleach Blog – Day 20, Episode 20

‘So I just have to win, right?’  Ichigo This episode marks the conclusion of what is commonly known as the Substitute Arc, the period when Ichigo began his time as a shinigami, using the powers granted to him by Rukia, and not his own, and begins to set the stage for the next stage ofContinue reading “Rukia’s Rescue Begins: The Bleach Blog – Day 20, Episode 20”

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’sContinue 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 cannotContinue 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 oneContinue 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 itContinue 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 byContinue reading “Rukia’s Goodbye: The Bleach Blog – Day 15, Episode 15”

Menos Grande Attacks! Bleach – Day 14, Episode 14

Ichigo is pissed. And it was sort of inevitable, owing to the complete cluster everyone is in right now, due to the actions of one Uryu Ishida. Completely out of patience, Ichigo asks Uryu to throw down, man to man, and to hell with the hollow-killing contest. Except that this is some really bad timing,Continue reading “Menos Grande Attacks! Bleach – Day 14, Episode 14”

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