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Why Can’t I Fully Love Bleach

Konnichiwa minna-san! So yep, I am doing a first in the blog today which is ranting (I pretty much rant everyday though, haha) about the anime Bleach. I know I’ll be receiving a lot of hate because of this, but then again, it’s my blog so I am free to do and write whatever I want here eh? It’s ok to hate or contradict me but please be respectful. You can ofcourse share your thoughts and opinions but please no bad words. Nobody wants to fight here.

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I know this anime because it was aired in our local TV station when I was still in College. It was in Tagalog dub and all the kids and kid-at-heart at home watched it. I’ve watched some few episodes and the concept was kinda intriguing plus I am digging their soul reaper outfits so I added this one to my to-watch list. It wasn’t until November last year that I finally started to watch it and then eventually finished it today.

So why can’t I fully love Bleach?

I only have three reasons behind it actually. The reason why I didn’t put the word “hate” in this post is because I don’t really hate Bleach and I don’t think I will ever hate any particular anime at all. Ofcourse there’s some anime that I dropped but I don’t consider them as hate, they just simply failed to hold my full attention ’til the end.

BETRAYAL.

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Just like with books, I really hate betrayal. And yes, if you have watched this anime, you will know what I mean. I don’t mind spoilers when it comes to anime and it’s really something if I still ended up watching it eventhough I already know that something bad will happen, or if there’s some scenes that I find distasteful, etc. With Bleach, well, I was actually surprised with the betrayal, to be honest, I almost want to quit it after that. But then I got curious and decided to know the reason behind it first before I decided, and when Aizen (sorry for the spoiler) finally revealed his intention and whipped his new hairstyle, my! I changed my mind, haha. So yes, I guess you could say that I was able to cope up with that. But when I was on the Fullbring season, grrr, another betrayal again. It wasn’t really a major-major thing, but betrayal is still a betrayal!

FILLER EPISODES.

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I don’t really mind fillers, but Bleach has so MANY of them and what’s even more frustrating is that they are putting it on the thrilling parts. I almost lost my cool on the rescue story arc where Ichigo (together with some of his friends) went to Hueco Mundo to rescue Orihime because suddenly I was introduced into the Bount filler arc. Fillers are ok, but all should be balance. Ofcourse I still enjoyed Bleach but it’s disappointing to know that I got bored a lot of times while watching it because of the fillers (but there’s some good ones though).

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.

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I understand most of the scenes actually and I don’t think I found a lot of inconsistencies in this anime, instead, I found myself asking where the other characters are. I mean, they played some big roles in each arc but all of a sudden, they’re gone. One example would be Kon. After Ichigo lost his powers, Kon suddenly disappear. Ofcourse I understand that he needs to go but no one bothered to tell us where he went, what happened, etc. And ofcourse, how can I forget Nel!  I guess I really need to read the manga eh? But I’m afraid it won’t happen sooner.

What I like in Bleach

Before ending this rant, I guess it’s fair to share some of the things or should I say, the characters that I like in this anime, haha.

CONCEPT.

As I’ve said, I do love the whole concept of this anime. Ofcourse I still need to know more about the soul society (which I’m hoping is properly explained in the manga) but overall, it was a pretty clever idea.

BYAKUYA.

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Dang! The first time I saw him, I just flipped. He’s so kakkoii and he reminds me of my other crush, Sesshoumaru.

LOTS OF COOL AND PRETTY CHARACTERS.

Bleach has so many of them! I’m actually already thinking of getting some action figures, *wink.

GRIMMJOW.

Speaking of pretty, my!!! Grimmjow is such a looker.

FUNNY.

What I always like about anime is that whatever genre they are in, they can still leave you laughing your heart out. And Bleach? My! There’s so many of them.

Final thoughts

I guess that’s all I could say about Bleach. My overall rating for this anime is 7 which is equivalent to good in myanimelist. Any negative reactions?

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8 Comments

  • Karen January 30, 2018 at 12:26 am

    The art is gorgeous and I’m into the creepy reaper vibe too but filler is my big turn off. I just get bored waiting.

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

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    • Vanessa January 30, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Yes, the graphics and tell animation was gorgeous and it was a very funny anime too. I just hate the too much filler, I got bored waiting too

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  • Mary Kirkland January 31, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Completely new to me.

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    • Vanessa January 31, 2018 at 11:26 am

      Bleach was actually aired last 2004 and ended 2012 🙂

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  • Kristin February 1, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Totally agree with you! When we first started to watch it, I was totally on board. Then at maybe the third season I was over it. You give me this massive conflict, and then completely forget about it. The Mister continued with the series and tried to get me to watch it when things got more on track but I had had enough. Even he said the show was a little boring at that point. There were just waaaaay too many filler episodes and filler seasons. I didn’t even know you could have a full season of nothing. That is… until Bleach.
    clearly I’m a lil miffed about this series. HaHa

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    • Vanessa February 1, 2018 at 8:17 am

      I couldn’t agree more. I was even asking, did I have the correct copy? I think this was the first time that I encountered an anime with lots of fillers, I can’t believe it’s even possible. It’s such a shame because the characters were so cool. I almost give up when I was in episode 90+ but then, I want to see more of Byakuya so I keep going haha.

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  • Lampshade Reader~Aleen February 1, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I actually haven’t heard of this one, but it does sound interesting!

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    • Vanessa February 2, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      Bleach is actually a pretty good anime minus the fillers. So if you decided to give it a try, let this article guide you on what episodes to skip so you will enjoy this anime more 🙂

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