Wow 200 episodes! It's really hard to believe that after 200 episodes and nearly five years of broadcast, Bleach is still on adult swim as strong as ever! Bleach has done what many Shonen anime, and many anime for that matter have failed to do. Studiopolis has crafted a well-written, well acted, un-edited adaptation, and the fact that Bleach has gained more and more viewers each years, despite economic difficulties and many changes with anime in America. So a big congratulations to everyone at Studiopolis for years of hard work and I will say from myself personally I appreciate everything they have done, and I will continue to support them for many years to come. Bleach came at a time when things were less than ideal in my life, and if I ever get the honor to meet any of these wonderful people I will be sure to thank them for all the memories and all the friends I have made because of Bleach. So enough of the mushy talk on with the review!
I loved the work of everyone tonight, everyone really brought their "A" game! Terry Stone did excellent with Mayuri's speech on perfection, and the...moment(due to certain content here is a more "family friendly" clip that pretty much shows everyone's feelings of that moment and of episode 200 ). Hank Matthews was AMAZING in his final moments as Szayelaporro. He sounded like he was being tortured, and I like how he sounded like he was old, and I wished they did that in the Japanese version.
Michael Sinterniklaas and David Lodge really sounded like they wanted to slit each other's throats. Both of them sounded insane and I can't wait for the next few episodes of mind-numbing...I mean shattering violence.
There really aren't enough words to describe how satisfied I was with the acting in this episode, not even if I wrote for two days straight.
A few weeks ago I asked for some favorite Bleach dub moments, and I got some responses. So here they are!
My favorite dub moment was when the fourth wall was broken when Pesche was shouting at Uryu angrily about his 'thingy' and they had to put up a Please Standby card. -Phoenixfeather13TheSecond
I do have another favorite dub moment: When Hollow Ichigo intervened during Ichigo's battle against Byakuya and saved Ichigo's life. -Phoenixfeather13TheSecond
Now here is my favorite moment. My favorite moment is actually a dub-only moment, and is actually the first line in the entire show. It is when Rukia recites the (adapted) poem from volume 1 of Bleach. "We Stand in awe, before than which cannot be seen, and we respect with every fiber that which cannot be explained."
This is my favorite moment of the entire series, because it really sets the entire tone of the series. Viz could have just paid for the text to be subbed(which would have been a lot cheeper), but they went and paid for it to be dubbed. Michelle Ruff also delivers the lines so beautifully, and it is the moment that really started it all. That is the reason it is my favorite moment.
- Story 8/10
- Art/Animation 10/10
- Sound Effects 10/10
- Script adaptation 10/10
- Music 9/10
- Acting 10/10
My final Score for Bleach episode 200 dubbed is a 9.5 out of 10. Remember to join me on Tuesday when I review Bleach episode 318, and join me next week when I review Bleach 201 dubbed. --Lemursrule (talk) 05:24, April 17, 2011 (UTC)