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Hello here I am with a review to try to cheer everyone up. Before I begin, I want to send my deepest condolences to the Japanese people and if you have any money what so ever, please donate some of it to help the Japanese. I have already donated money to the red cross. Here is a list of organizations world wide taking donations.
- American Red Cross (Funds can also be donated US$10 at a time by texting "REDCROSS" and sending it to the number 90999). You can also send donations by mail to
American Red Cross
PO Box 4002018
Des Moines, IA 50340-2018
- Australian Red Cross
- British Red Cross
- Canadian Red Cross
- Japanese Red Cross
- American Cosplay Paradise
- Global Giving
- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- Mercy Corps
- International Medical Corps
- The Mayor's Fund of New York City (e-mail; via NY1)
- Save the Children
- Salvation Army (Funds can also be donated US$10 at a time by texting "Japan" and sending it to the number 80888)
- Shelter Box (UK)
- World Vision (UK)
Every penny counts even just a five or ten dollar donation can make all the difference!
Tonight's episode was awesome!!! Colleen has been perfect as Nel! The way she said Gamuza and Lanzador Verde was just spine-chilling! I also loved how she said to Nnoitra that she still would not kill him. This is one of the reasons I love Nel as a character. Even after all the horrible things Nnoitra has done to her, she still does not think he is worth killing. Honestly Nel could have killed Nnoitra at any point past or present, even when she released Gamuza she stalled after threw Lanzador Verde. In the time she talked to him, she could have finished him off and been on her merry way. Nel is just the bigger person here, and she is one of the most honorable female character in manga in my opinion.
Everyone's acting in this episode was flawless! Johnny Yong Bosch gave another excellent performance as Ichigo. Despite him not having a lot of actual dialogue, his acting has once again blown me away. The way he screamed was just painful to listen to. It sounded like Ichigo was being tortured to death and I could hear the pain in his voice(must have been a fun recording session).
Stephanie Sheh's performance as Orihime is another performance that caught my attention. I felt like I could connect to her, and again like Johnny, I could hear the pain in her voice. I felt she conveyed her emotion and was more diverse in her performance than her Japanese counter-part. She sounded traumatized, and I was really impressed.
The Pesche comedy was well adapted in this episode, and the moments with Última and the whole gut-less thing are some of the funniest moments in the show. I was worried they would change the animation for the Kanji(which they have done in past episodes, notably with Pesche's "tough guy" list), because if they did that, the joke would not have worked. Derek Steven Prince, your one liners never cease to amaze me! I also loved the Dondochakka scarface reference, who ever wrote that give yourself a big pat on the back!
Hank Mathews, David Lodge, Wally Wringet, Keith Silverstein, Michael Sinterniklaas, and Pete Sepenuk also gave wonderful performances.
I can never really state how much Greg Eagles scares the living crap out of me as Zommari. He scares the crap out of me so much that I can never again watch re-runs of the Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy in the same way again! The way he talks about decapitation(not that it is not already a very disturbing subject) just really gives me goosebumps. I can't wait to hear more of him next week!
We also got an unexpected recast! Apparently Michael Lindsay is no longer voicing Rudobōn. I for one am very glad for the recast. I love Michael Lindsay as a voice actor, and he is just as epic as Urahara as the great Shin'ichiro Miki, however I was not really in love with him as Rudobōn. I feel that the producers of the dub did not know of Rudobōn's more prominent role as the arc goes on, and just said "Hey Mike, wanna earn $200?" His new voice actor fits the part A LOT better. It is the right tone, and sounds very intimidating and I love it!
It was a very well scripted and acted episode, and continues to prove that Bleach is not only of the best dubbed Shonen Jump anime series, but is one of the best english dubs around.
- Story 9/10
- Art/Animation 8.5/10
- Sound Effects 10/10
- Script adaptation 10/10
- Music 10/10
- Acting 10/10
My final Score for Bleach episode 195 dubbed is a 9.6 out of 10. Remember to join me on Tuesday when I review either Bleach episode 313 or my special piece I have been working on, and join me next week when I review Bleach 196 dubbed. Until Next Time! --Lemursrule (talk) 07:18, March 13, 2011 (UTC)