Well...forget the intro, you should all know it by now(I hope),so let's begin! This weeks episode was a so-so episode for me. It wasn't horrible, but there were some things that I was not particularly pleased with. The most notable thing is what Nozomi actually is. So she starts out as a Soul Reaper, then a Mod-soul, then a Soul Reaper again. Seriously Studio Pierrot make up your mind! Nozomi's status is so confusing right now, she could be a magical flying chipmunk, and that would make more sense! Oddly enough her defeating regai Kenpachi did not really bother me. At this point, Nozomi's zanpakuto ability appears to be absorbing others spiritual pressure and firing back again (sort of like Sōgyo no Kotowari's ability). Since she absorbed Ichigo's Getsuga Tensho, Chad, Rukia, and Uryu's powers, it makes sense that she would be able to beat him.
I did like the Hell chapter tracks in this episode, and omake was pretty good. It appears I was right about the ending showing a new arc every week, but I did not expect the characters changes, it was a pleasant surprise.
Overall it was an ok episode, and I can't wait for next week.
- Story 7.5/10
- Art/Animation 9/10
- Sound Effects 10/10
- Music 10/10
- Acting 9/10
- Omake 8/10
I give Bleach episode 331 a 8.9 out of 10. Remember to join me next Tuesday when I review Bleach episode 332, and join me on this Saturday when I review Bleach 214 dubbed.