Hello everyone it's that time of the week again, but before I begin I just want to let everyone know that the blogs might be a bit "funky" the next few hours, so don't be alarmed if you cannot edit old blogs, the problem should be fixed in a little while.
This episode is one of the more...disturbing episodes in Bleach (if though it is slightly toned down it's still pretty messed up). This is also the last episode of Szayel...sniffles oh Szayel you animal! (Hey Renji said it, not me). I thought Hank Matthews was an awesome Szayel beginning to end. His laughs, his screams, his dialogue, it was done so eloquently and his character was given justice. Tonight I loved how Hank handled the “Phoenix” speech, and Szayel’s rebirth. Thank You Hank Matthews; thanks to you I will be having nightmares about Szayel until I am in my mid forties (not really, my noggin is a treacherous place, where disturbing things fear for their own existence).
The standout performance in this episode for me was Terry Stone as Mayuri. He shows how sadistic Mayuri is to the point where it is actually terrifying. He has really hit it out of the park the last few episodes.
We also see more or Kenpachi and Nnoitra (which really heats up next week ☺), and everyone else gave wonderful performances. I also am glad that Megan Hollingshead did not go too over the top with the screaming. Rie did the same thing; it would have been out of character for Nemu (I mean come on, her “father” is Mayuri, I’m pretty sure she has a high tolerance for pain).
Overall a pretty decent episode and I can’t wait for next week for three reasons:
- It’s episode 200 for the dub!
- The real action of Kenpachi VS Nnoitra begins!
- And perhaps the most important reason of all…Spring Break!
- Story 6.5/10
- Art/Animation 8/10
- Sound Effects 8/10
- Script adaptation 8/10
- Music 7/10
- Acting 9/10
My final Score for Bleach episode 199 dubbed is a 7.8 out of 10. Remember to join me on Tuesday when I review Bleach episode 317, which is the beginning of the new filler arc, and join me next week when I review Bleach 200 dubbed. With episode 200 dubbed coming next week, please tell me your favorite Bleach dubbed moments; I will post the favorite moments with my review of episode 200 next week.