Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 76: An Unexpected Traitor, An Unusual Ally

This episode, we begin to witness some of the shifting alliances within the loose collective of Bounts, possibly leading the story going forward into some unexpected places… Ichigo and Rukia are now face to face with Kariya, the leader of the Bounts. It becomes immediately clear to them that he’s an immensely intimidating and powerfulContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 76: An Unexpected Traitor, An Unusual Ally”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 74: The Lonely Eyes of Yoshino

This episode, we get a bit of a breather from the cat-and-mouse suspense that has defined the Bount Arc so far, in favour of some illuminating exposition, some new character insights, and much-needed plot development. With the twin Bounts soundly defeated, Ichigo and team now find themselves faced with another concern: the whereabouts of Ishida,Continue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 74: The Lonely Eyes of Yoshino”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 73: A Gathering of Bounts

Who would’ve thought a little rain could be this dangerous? Even after Ichigo and his friends have escaped the hospital, there is no escaping the twin Bounts, Ho and Ban, who are waiting for them at the entrance, ready to wreak havoc, and take advantage of the rainy weather, with all the newly available waterContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 73: A Gathering of Bounts”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 72: Formless & Inescapable: The Villainous Water Duo

“You can’t run away from water…” The establishing shots at the beginning of this episode are of harmless, unassuming objects in and around Ishida’s hospital room, such as washbasins and shower heads… it’s almost as if they’re trying to tell us something, but we’ll get to that in a bit… After the revelations of lastContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 72: Formless & Inescapable: The Villainous Water Duo”

Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 71: The Bounts – An Existential Threat?

‘Taking advantage of another’s weakness is an established tactic, isn’t it?’ Ryo Utagawa We’ve never seen Ishida like this… a sitting duck, and basically helpless… or is he? Much like Ichigo, he’s pretty self-assured most of the time, never the coward, and cannot idly sit by and watch one-sided situations where someone is being cruellyContinue reading “Bleach Recap 2020, Episode 71: The Bounts – An Existential Threat?”

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