Hooray I'm on time this week! Episode 191 literally just finished airing only three minutes ago(at the time I am writing this), so with thoughts fresh in my mind, I shall continue. But before I begin, please remember to vote for March's Featured Article, Featured Picture and Featured Quote! So without any delay, here we go.
After we finish going through recap land, we finally see Szayel release his Zanpakutō. I know Viz the changed the name for...obvious reasons, also more people in the United States "Habla Español", than in Japan. But nonetheless it was very...disturbing. This is less of a decision that Viz made to make it suitable to younger viewers, rather you can't say f&*k on basic cable (although adult swim got away with it in Death Note opening 2 by changing the subtitles to "hey, hey all you people" instead of...you know). I think this is one of the cases where it will be changed whenever the episode is released on dvd.
I have loved newcomer Hank Matthews as Szayel since the beginning. He is so flamboyant, whenever I hear his voice, my eardrums melt. He has the classic psycho laugh, the ear piercing screams, he has the perfect villain voice. I can't believe that Szayel is his first ever voice role, it seems like he has been doing this for years. I loved every second I heard his voice it was just...wow!!! So, we have the Doppelgänger fight beginning. I personally never cared for that ability, probably because it has been done to death in comic books and other forms of media. The only reasons I think Kubo even went with that ability was to fit with Szayel's flamboyant persona (having players for the stage) and to fit with his theme of running Renji, Uryū, Pesche, and Dondochakka around like lab rats.
Then we get to see more of the Ichigo VS Nnoitra fight. I love how Michael is really getting into the part of Nnoitra, it's very different from most of the roles he's done. In particular I loved his rendition on Nnoitra's speech on battle. Plus Keith Silverstein's Tesra is one of the creepiest things I've heard in awhile. Keith uses the same voice for Tesra that he uses for Johan Libert in Monster, it has a creepy, sexual predator vibe to it, and whenever I hear it, it creeps me out and not in a good way.
The script adaptation was very consistent, and was able to get the points needed to be explained, while still keeping the dialogue fluid. I was glad that the script was changed for Orihime from screaming Nel's name to "leave her alone!" I think it suited the moment a lot more. Not a lot happened in this episode, so this review is a lot shorter than the style I am normally accustomed to. However next week things finally start the heat up! Next week WE FINALLY GET TO HEAR NEL'S ADULT VOICE!!!
- Story 6.5/10
- Art/Animation 7.2/10
- Sound Effects 7/10
- Script adaptation 9/10
- Music 8/10
- Acting 8/10
My final Score for Bleach episode 191 dubbed is a 7.6 out of 10. Remember to join me on Tuesday when I review Bleach episode 309, and join me next week when I review Bleach 192 dubbed. Until Next Time I leave you with this...RIP GIN! thumb|300px|right --Lemursrule (talk) 06:32, February 13, 2011 (UTC)