Ok this is going to be another short review. Both 204 and 205 are easily my two least liked episodes of Bleach (yes that includes the Bount arc too). I just find the episodes to be annoying and a complete waste of time and money. I understand that fillers are one of the evils that plague long-running anime like Bleach, but I feel these two are the worst of the bunch. They are not really funny, they don't develop any characters, and they are just not very good. I mean there were so many other things you could have done with those two episodes other than playing a football match (I am American, but I prefer the term football over soccer). The english adaptation was good, but it was not really enough to save it from the terrible writing.
However things will get better! Next week is a new season, and the beginning of Turn Back the Pendulum. We will hear the Visoreds again, and hear a bunch of new voices.
Overall it was a boring episode.
- Story 3/10
- Art/Animation 6/10
- Sound Effects 6/10
- Script adaptation 7/10
- Music 7/10
- Acting 6/10
My final Score for Bleach episode 205 dubbed is a 5.8 out of 10. Remember to join me on Tuesday when I review Bleach episode 323, and join me next week when I review Bleach 206 dubbed.
Before I go, I am introducing a new Bleach trivia factoid segment. This will be a very occasional segment. It is sort of like The six degrees of Kevin Bacon, but it isn't. This week I will connect Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and Bleach.
1. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West was written by Gregory Maguire in 1995, and was later adapted into the hit-Broadway Musical Wicked.
2. Wicked opened on Broadway in 2003 and starred Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth.
3. Also featured in Wicked's original Broadway cast is an amazing ensemble cast, which featured Melissa Fahn, who also provided the off-stage voice for Dorothy.
4. Anime fans will also know Melissa as the voice of Edward in Cowboy Bebop.
5.Melissa co-starred on Cowboy Bebop with Wendee Lee.
6. Wendee Lee was the main voice director on Bleach for over 160 episodes, and is the voice of Yoruichi and many minor characters.
And that is the Bleach Connection!
Here is a link to Melissa's solo in Wicked  here solo begins at 3:28. She was also an understudy for Galinda/Glinda in both New York and LA.