I don’t know how many Bleach fans are out there, but I need to celebrate (hmm… maybe prematurely XXD!!!) the soon to be death of the bounto arc! How long can something be dragged and still not resemble a huge fighting arena à la DBZ (a popular series to be sure, but one that I have found absolutely boring…) same all same all villains (with no real depth of character) with godlike powers!
Hopefully the new year will take Bleach back to real storytelling!
I got this straight from ANN (Anime News Network)! I find their info pretty reliable and up-to-date:
The Wailing Bount! The Last Clash
Doukoku no BAUNTO! Saigo no gekitotsu
The great confrontation between Kariya and Ichigo that everyone’s been waiting for!
Ichigo and Rukia, Thoughts Revolving Around Heaven
Ichigo to Rukia, kaiten suru omoi
Ichigo, Rukia and Renji recap all the Bounto Events…(yeah… filler, but this one was enjoyable for me! It should’ve come in ep. 90, and NOT 11 episodes later!)
Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer Student
Daikou gyou saikai! Kyoufu no tenkousei
Finally Vizards make their appearance…
The Fathers’ True Character
Oyaji tachi no shoutai
We get to see the unexpected side of Ichigo’s father…and his interaction with Kon! XD
The Vizards and the Arrancars
Kamen no gunzei to yabu men
Prelude to the Apocalypse, the Arrancar Offensive!
Sekai houkai he no jokyoku, ARANKARU shuurai 「世界崩壊への序曲、アランカル襲来！」
Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia
Saikai, Ichigo to Rukia 「再会、一護とルキア」
Starting with ep 110, the anime is pretty much following (even if loosely) the manga storyline… At least that’s what the episode titles suggest! Coincidentally, for those who do read the manga, I think it’s now in episode 258, so the anime storyboard people have lots of material to work with!
Does the release of the Bleach movie: Memories of Nobody mark this? I dunno, from the trailer, at least the movie LOOKS really good! I can’t wait to see it!