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Hey Bleach fans, as many of you know by now, this will be one of the last times I will be saying time for new Bleach. If you do not already know, through numerous sources I can confirm that the last episode (for the time being) of the Bleach anime will air next week. I honestly don't find this shocking, the signs were there, but like a good journalist, I always, double, triple, and even quadruple check my sources. The internet is already filled with so many lies, it is unnecessary for me to add to that. However, I am not really too upset about this. In the end, Bleach is just a TV show, and although I like it a lot, I am not willing to jump off a bridge because of a lack of moving images and sounds. Bleach had a good run, 7 1/2 years is very impressive, and succeeded in many areas where many shonen anime have failed and others...not so much. I have decided in the coming weeks to write an article of what eventually led to the anime's downfall, and some of the answers may surprise you. This will require research, so it may be a few weeks before it sees the light of day, but it will come. The positives of this situation is that there will be no more filler arcs (which I am so happy that I will not be reviewing), there will still be dubbed episodes, and now Viz has the opportunity to let the dub catch up, and hopefully in a year or so, there will be another anime or ova or something. Adult Swim aired the second Code Geass series the week after the first ended; the series in Japan were a year or so apart, so it's possible. I honestly see this as being a positive thing in the long run, and at least our time slot is not being replaced by a cheep cgi dinosaur series that looks like Dinosaur Train on LSD, so you know guys it could be worse. I will continue with my dub reviews, and I will still be an active part of this site, and now that I have one less review to do, I can perform my duties as a member of the P&S committee more efficiently. Anyway more positive feelings on with the review!
Overall I don't have too much to say about the episode. The first 12 minutes or so was long and dragged out, and only the last six minutes or so were worth watching. The animation was amazing, especially the facial animation. Ginjo was amazing, the color pallet was very close to the manga, and the animation was very fluid.
The overall acting was great, and I hope the seiyu will have a good future ahead of them.
The music selection was good, not great, and I feel that the music cuts could have been done better.
The omake was...not going there, but it was nice to see Kon again.
Overall the episode was good, and join me next week and share your favorite anime memories, and I will post them next week. Again, I can't thank everyone enough for the support everyone has given me over the last few years from the blogs and beyond. It feels like it was yesterday, I was some dumb kid trying to find a good place to talk about a new cartoon series she found. She ended up meeting so many wonderful human beings and being embraced by a true community. I will continue to give the same kindness and respect that I was given, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
- Story 7.5/10
- Art/Animation 10/10
- Sound Effects 10/10
- Music 8/10
- Acting 10/10
- Omake 6/10
I give Bleach 365 a 8.6 out of 10. Join me next week when I review episode 366, and join me Saturday when I review episode 246 dubbed. Also be sure to check Shonen Jump Alpha out, SJA comes out every Monday. Until Next Time!
-- 15:32, March 20, 2012 (UTC)