Sorry I had to make the 300 joke, it was just too easy. I have a few announcements before I begin. First, I wrote this small post about why our wiki is so great, and I have seen some of the other posts (a lot of them had so many grammar mistakes it was scary) and I think we have a good chance of winning and have our wiki featured on wikia's main page. This would be a great opportunity to bring more people into the fandom. Anyway this is what I wrote.
I nominate the Bleach wiki for the best wiki this year. At Bleach wiki, we take great pride in the accuracy of our articles. We also have a great and supporting fandom, that helps back us up and keep our articles in tip-top form. We also have many weekly blog writers (myself included) that make time in their very busy schedules, to create interesting conversations about weekly anime episodes and manga chapter releases. Although we can sometimes be a little picky about formatting, we don't try to jump down people's throat when they make a mistake. Instead, we kindly tell them how to format articles correctly and correct procedures we require before making a major change to an article. Lately, many people outside our wiki community have criticized us for editing articles for certain characters, but we only did that to keep others who might not like to follow the certain rules that we have set, and could destroy articles that users have taken months to put together. We constantly update our article we new information and accuracy. We are very open to new members, and it is very easy to make a friend or two. We have a simple motto, this wiki was made by Bleach lovers, for bleach lovers. We have many unique personalities in our wiki, we come from different towns, different states, and even different countries. Even though we come from different places, we are all united by a certain series by Noriyuki "Tite" Kubo. We are the one true fandom, we are the Bleach wiki.
Voting is open for January's featured articles. So remember if you want to vote for the monthly featured articles, just click these links:
There is a preview for the Epic, and I do mean EPIC, Bleach: Hell Chapter film score. If any of you have not heard it, here is the link http://www.amazon.co.jp/劇場版BLEACH-地獄篇-Original-Soundtrack-サントラ/dp/B0043GT0OO/ref=sr_1_13?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1291404771&sr=1-13
Final Announcement I am thinking about making a "Bleach inspiration" Blog, before Christmas, showing similarities between Bleach and the cultures that have influenced it. I mentioned before the deep similarities between Aizen and Iago from Othello. Both are master manipulators, and seem to be good, but turn out to be evil s.o.b.s. However, as an audience member we know Iago is evil, but our tragic hero, Othello does not. There is one scene in the 1996 version of Othello and in episode 23 when Aizen talks to Renji about Rukia's sentence. There is a very big parallel. Othello http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrIc3eINXT4 Bleach 23 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uWPGaj9cgg start video at 4:30
Do you think this is a good idea, can you find any references? Please comment below and tell me what you guys think
Ok Review Time!
Ok I decided to discontinue my episode recap part of my reviews, because they take too much time and I start to forget what I am even writing, and I know some users wait to watch the episode until later, so this kind of spoils the episode for them.
Well, episode 300 felt like episode 300. We actually had a recap under two minutes (shock), the overall pacing was great, animation and art was good, music was good, it was a cornucopia of "pure awesome Bleachness." The animation was very fluid (without pulling a 167, for that joke please follow this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIppiFpEBP8) We have Urahara, Isshin, Yoruichi, Ichigo, Gin, and Aizen in all their awesomeness! Plus, I nearly broke down and cried when I saw Rangiku running, plus if I am not mistaken, I think they added some dialogue for her which was nice. I loved what Pierrot did for Yourichi's epic entrance. I am so glad they did not do speedlines. In my head I was like "please for the love of god, do not do speedlines," because for the most part, I think speedlines are very tacky for animation (except in rare instances where it is done well) plus I think it would have totally ruined the moment. Plus, I loved they added scene where we see Yoruichi thrown through the window, it was a nice shot from a cinematic point of view. Please Aizen's first form/"Bad Romance" backup dancer/ghost face/(please insert whatever perverted item you can think of here) form was SCARY AS HELL! Plus, the echo effect made it look so much more menacing. Plus the omake was really offbeat and funny, Yamamoto is like the highlander, except he's ancient.
Ok here is the final rundown
- Animation and Art 8/10
- Music 8/10
- Story 8/10
- Acting 10/10
- Omake 10/10
I give Bleach 300 a 8.5 out of 10
I have two rather humorous videos in honor of Bleach's new milestone. The first-one is kind-of an inside joke for fans of the English dub. As many of you know, Renji is voiced by Wally Wingert in the english adaptation of Bleach. But, he is also a legendary voice actor and is currently one of the most featured in the industry. Wally has gotten a lot of high profile jobs lately. He is currently the announcer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he voices Ant-Man/Giant Man in the TV series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, he is the new announcer for Old Navy and he voices this...
Video #2, well you saw this one coming thumb|300px|right|sorry, but I had to
Well, almost another year has done and we have only two episodes left of Bleach this year before the series goes on a two-week hiatus for the holidays, so if you have any favorite Bleach moments this year it can be from the anime, the manga, or both, please comment below and I will pick my favorite and show them next week with my review of episode 301. So until then, I bid you farewell! See you next week with my review of episode 301. --Lemursrule (talk) 04:01, December 8, 2010 (UTC)