After all the hype, after all the great comments I had heard from friends and people on the internet, Bleach was an EPIC dissapointment. From the characters, to the artwork, the series was just plain awful in my opinion. Why did I watch so many episodes? I was hoping that it would get better, for everything that everyone said to finally come together. But it didn't. If the story could have been better and the characters more enjoyable, it truly could have backed up all the hype around it. It had so much going for it, but it fell flat on its face. Please don't waste your time on this unless you like to murder time for fun.
Humor for Bleach is ok. They managed to bring some laughs out from me at the start. But with more bloodshed, and more captures, Bleach has turned into a more serious anime.
They tried to make us laugh with Kon's specials, and 3 more mascot characters. But i still think that it's not enough and it definitely would not match Bleach's storyline now.
For watching pleasure, I seriously is starting to get annoyed about it. And i have almost dropped watching Bleach now.
Concept for Bleach is well planned. All puzzles fit nicely into place and none of them are out of point. (Not taking
those fillers into consideration)
This is the only part of the section that i think is ok. So for this section, it's gonna be 3.8.
Other technical stuff about Bleach. First the humours. I don’t find the ones in Bleach as annoying and disgusting as that in Naruto. However, they are still not very funny to me. I can tell that Kubo does try to make the humours more mature, but since he chose to create a Shonen work, inevitably they still belong to those traditional Shonen gags. Examples include Orihime sometimes talking like a 2-year-old, Hiyori’s beating on Shinji, Ichigo’s spontaneous and rash decisions in the beginning of the series, etc.
Pace is very good. Even though there are some times that it looks like the hero (I.e. Ichigo, Byakuya) can't seem to realise the enemy's (I.e. Kariya) weak point, battle scenes really rock. Quite more realistic, like blood dancing (you just can't stop from pitying Ichigo while being trashed by Grimmjaw, I even see blood blots on the screen), environmental sync, and collateral damage. Not too lame, not too overpowered, unlike that anime that I loved at first until my sis says 'it's goddamn masochistic!'
Introductions of characters are just right. Common for an officer to introduce themselves formally, ne? But twists is something that Bleach never forgets. Zaraki Kenpachi seems to think that's it better to introduce power first before name.
Funny quips? Bleach has tons of them.
Another classic case of "It could have been so much better!". Unfornately it wasnt. For example Mabashi was originally a good guy who refused to go along with Kariya's plans, however he "went to the dark side" way too easily, thus messing up a good storyline opportunity. The "Bitts" were completely discarded past the first half, and it seemes as if Kariya simply threw them away in the real world. Most of it has been said in the story section already. The series arent enjoyable at all for the first half, as most of it is watching Ichigo and friends act really stupid and get beaten around by the seemingly invulnerable Bounts, while the second half is only "decent" beacuse it is standard shounen fight scences.
That part of Bleach receives 10. Humor is one of the best parts of Bleach. I loved the jokes, funny characters and the way Kubo-san found the way to present things.
The other thing is enjoyability that flows from Bleach. I've seen TV series few times and whenever I watch it again I feel like its my first time. Its fantastic feeling and its worth downloading all those GBs or buying legal DVDs.
Bleach is certainly of the best shounens I have ever seen, much better than Naruto, One Piece, old but still good Dragon Ball. Anyone who wants to spend great time watching good anime series should watch Bleach. Manga is even more enjoyable, though if you want to watch Bleach TV as well, its advisable for you to avoid reading manga.
â€œBleachâ€ is definitely a very enjoyable anime to watch. Regardless of how far they progressed through the anime, there is always something that loosens you up. The humor is exceptional, being the fact that Ichigo is so clueless. The art of "Bleach" is far above average, and although the certain style of drawing may not be up to the standards for some people, it is actually still very good. The fight scenes are easily comprehended, unlike other anime, and it almost never repeats itself. The sounds, as I mentioned, weren't all that great, but it is still above average. The voice actors are very good, as they express the emotion in their voice accordingly to the different scenes.
opening and closing sequences are excellant, even near the end of the series, there is a diff ending sequence for EACH
epic, thats some big financial gamble on the maker's part, but hey, bleach it a kick-ass anime and otherwise it wouldnt
equal out with the kick-ass song.
the logo for the series is also nice
the presentation is top-notch, you wont ever get sick of the anime's look, unless you've just been staring at ganju or some other butt-ugly character too long
again, i strain under the mandatory word count, i digressed a lot more than i usually do in this review... ok i'll leave with something useful =_= <-- thinking intensively face.
I love to watch Bleach,and now i become a Bleach addict.Its original i must say,storyline was greatly done.There were fights,and humour in it.What to my surprise is,there were even humour contain in fierce battle.I mean its really something new,usually i won't see jokes when a fierce battle go on.Ok not all.....but most of the battle has it.Next i think the 13 Divisions thing was awesome.The captains are strong,each of them has their own personality and ability.Almost all of them are usually pick as favourite character.I was addicted very seriously when Ichigo and his friends went to save Rukia,that was the part where you hope to watch down and won't want to stop watching.Where you will think to yourself,how will the fight be if so and so were to fight this captain of so and so division.
Presentation i also give an 8, i enjoy watching bleach very much, and it is also a very original type of story line and idea, as far as i know anyway, i know its the first time ive seen anything like it, the humor is awsome in this show, especially with Kon ^^ and of course Inoue's secret admirer :O there is almost always some comedy releif after a tense scene, and even during battle! bleach is a very unique anime, you usually do not see enemies make jokes in the middle of battle, sometimes you do, but in bleach it is unique.