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Hey Bleach fans, I am excited and happy to bring you a brand new Bleach review. So without any further delays, here we go!
I am kind of neutral on the whole episode. I kind of both liked and disliked things at the same time. Although the overall animation wasn't as wonky as last week, the out of focus shots and proportions of some characters (mainly jackie's breasts, I know this is anime, but come on WHAT WAS THAT! I mean there is NO WAY IN HELL JACKIE'S BREASTS ARE BIGGER THAN RANGINKU, HARRIBEL, NEL, and YORUICHI'S BREASTS COMBINED!), and the repeated animation frames really annoyed me. REALLY, REALLY LAZY STUDIO PIERROT! However, I did like how Perriot colored Ichigo's Shihakushō. I like how it was not just pure standard issued Soul Reaper garb, and that it was very ghost like and trying to manifest itself, so kudos on that.
I also appreciated how Pierrot tried to explain why Riruka left during the tank training and where she had gone. However, I did not love it, because overall I thought it was a waste of screen time, and the scenario could have just been the same in the manga with "I'm going out, see ya." I mean yeah, it was just a plot device by Kubo to give Riruka a dramatic entrance with "Lovegun," but it was simple and to the point. I think what Studio Pierrot attempted to do was to highlight Riruka's issues with her mother and sister and her very possessive attitude (Kudos to Kubo for giving her character redemption in this week's chapter :) ). It was a good effort, but it failed really in giving Riruka any substantial character development. It was a very good idea, but I don't want to say it was executed (no pun intended) poorly, but the execution was a bit off.
The music selection was very solid this week and the omake was pretty good.
Overall the episode was decent, not great, but definitely decent.
- Story 6/10
- Art/Animation 7/10
- Sound Effects 8/10
- Music 10/10
- Acting 10/10
- Omake 7/10
I give Bleach episode 352 a 8 out of 10. Remember to join me next Tuesday when I review Bleach episode 353, and join me on this Saturday when I review Bleach 235 dubbed, the last new dub episode of 2011.
Until Next Time,