The music, I don't even watch the show but holy shit
I've never watched a show purely because of the OST but Bleach is really pushing it. I also like that it's not 700+ episodes.
Not just the OST, The OPs are top-tier
Holy shit, what a fucking coincidence, I was just about to make the exact same thread.
Everyone's already said what I wanted to say, music was great, and Rukia was best girl.
Plan to re-watch the first two arcs soon.
This pretty much. There is not a girl in bleach that I wouldn't shag. Thank you, Kubo
Ichigo is such a big god damn hero and it makes me feel young again when shit goes right for him.
The one thing that trips me up with Bleach is how Rukia isn't lusting after Ichigo's dick after he rescued her. I mean god damn every time Ichigo does something important she just stares at him in amazement.
Hopefully the anime will start up again whenever the manga finishes, I've heard that the anime did really well but ended because Kubo pacing any truth to that?
>Kubo creates new characters to deal with writer's block.
Thank you, based Kubo. More females please
I forget, what happened to the dog captain?
Finally found it, best ending https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyWSiBms6N8
I don't know, I kind of love Ichigo and Rukia's relationship the entire way through, even after Soul Society, they stay bro as fuck, but it still feels like there's something more going on? Hard to explain, but I love it.
I'd rather them waiting, and instead of continuing the anime, making it again from the beginning, skipping all fillers, and with better pacing.
Got shrekt, went to the leader of his clan (werewolves that got cursed into full on dog people) carved out his heart and sacrificed it to his elder to gain a bunch more power and to be immortal for a while, did some shit. After his fight turned into a full on wolf/fox (I forget which) and collapsed. Got carried into the distance by his lieutenant.
We haven't seen him since.
I always love Bleach openings (specially 1, 7 and 12).
The other thing I love of Bleach is the feature chapter/episode art
So, I like the first 2 minutes of each Bleach episodes, then I dropped it
"Best" just refers to my favorite, most of them could be considered the best, cause there all so damn good.
Is this it? either way, this one's pretty great too.
The original hallows that were just foreigners that were angry was pretty cool.
Orihime originally being a ghost that followed Ichigo around was cool.
Everything before the Soul Society arc was comfy as fuck.
Literally over half of the anime was filler episodes, it's a problem with Kubo's pacing, which although it fits the manga, doesn't translate into anime format well. One chapter will be about 5 minutes of an anime episode, and that's only if it's dialogue heavy. The anime progressed WAY faster than the manga, so they just kept having to put in dumb filler arcs.
And since the storyline of Bleach is so tight timeline-wise, there's never actually any plausible times in the story that the filler arcs could take place in, except for the first (Bount Arc). The anime just kinda monologues to the viewer "oh hey Ichigo's gonna go fight Ulquiorra but first lemme tell you about this other thing that happened a while ago" and it just hopes that you don't think to hard about it.
What was everyone's reaction when Omaeda turned out to have a hot sister?
I thought the Bount arc was alright, if only because it made sense that Aizen would need time to fully mobilize against the Gotei 13. It was also a nice touch having Kariya's spirit call Ichigo a little bitch during his training to tame his inner Hollow in the anime
Probably had one of the greatest starts in any series i've seen or read
Also EDs are pretty badass.
Yeah, this too.
I also I love how massive the gap was between the Shinigami and Espada.
It took 3 fucking people to kill that one guy with the number tongue, Ichigo had a bit of a go, then centaur chick had to step in, then Kenpachi had finish him off, good stuff.
I don't understand why they just can't halt production, and come back when the more chapters are out, I know it means they make less money, but come the fuck on, do you wan't your creation to be utter garbage? I guess they just don't care.
I found it odd that the only times they were able to get filler in and make remotely sensible were the first arc (Bount) and last arc (Invading Army) seeing as they take place shortly after Soul Society and Fake Karakura arcs respectively.
The Amagai and Zanpakuto arcs were literally just there, and the whole "Hey let me tell you another story" thing were a big fuck you
There operations in the human world took forever. If they just hurried up and barged into the Seretei then it would have been a lot more manageable. I thought the Bount were a cool idea, but fairly mediocre bad guys.
Also all the Arrancar arc OST. I didn't watch anything that far into the series animated, but I still thought it had a great OST.
The anime made Ichigo seem less ass-pull by using the fillers. The whole start of the Bount is basically Urahara rubbing it in their faces that Uryu doesn't have his powers anymore and Ichigo can't use his Bankai outside of Soul Society, while Invading Army was everyone treating Ichigo like a cancer patient as he was going through "spirit withdraw" as powers gradually faded
Why did such a trash filler arcs manage to get such a great OP and ED? This OP was when I really realized that this should have been a manga about fashion.
I still remember the first time I watched this,
bunch of friends and I standing around a computer screen, all of us watching it for the first time, and being blown away, like a bunch of faggots.
>referring to Jugo's flashback and not Bach's
The anime team loved ichiruki and pushed it pretty hard. I always wondered what would happen if the anime had continued but kubo ended up going with ichigixorihime. Would the anime have had an alt ending with ichigoxrukia?
Probably not, as much as they like IchiRuki, I could see them not wanting to disrespect the authors work.
I'll probably be pretty disappointed with the Orihime end, if it happens, but romantic or not, Ichigo and Rukia's relationship is pretty great, so I'll get over it eventually.
Does Rukia show up in the Bount arc?
Way back, I dropped the series 3 times on that arc, before finally deciding to skip it entirely. If she's in it, I might try watching it again.
It's been years since then, so my taste has probably changed, and I keep hearing good shit about it.
Pretty sure she does(I remember she definitely did show up at the beginning because I was fanboying so hard when she showed up on Earth before Ichigo)...it's been a while since I saw it
But it's a fun arc...the bounts are pretty interesting
Kariya is a pretty badass villain...despite his lame
We haven't seen the real ending yet, so stop talking shit.
>Fullbringer arc was shit.
No it wasn't, it felt a lot like the start of the series, and didn't feel dragged out at all.
>The current arc is shit.
...and Ichigo was piss weak, having to learn a new power again.
The powers were also cool as fuck, and again, the arc didn't even last that long, even if you hated it, there isn't much to complain about, when it's so short.
We needed it to explain how Ichigo gets his powers back, so we could move onto the next arc, which is a lot better.
Are you sure you're not confusing the first arc with the bount arc?
Cuz Ichigo was not weak in the first arc
And the first arc was mainly episodic/monster of the week stuff with Ichigo/Ishida etc. killing Hollows and shit and some comedy/school life too
Fullbringer arc is nothing like the first arc in comparison
proper Bleach thread
It was genuinely my favourite manga till the end of the SS arc. I even posted on bleach forums and live journal(does this even exist now?) way back then. Anyone remember CAPSLOCK BLEACH?
Now a days I'll drop into a spoiler thread and maybe read the occasional chapter a character I like is in but in general I don't find the story or the main characters interesting anymore. I think introducing the main bad guy so late in the series was a huge mistake.
Well, yes, all is fine until creepy scientist captain sends his men to kill an entire village cause balance of souls or something like that. Or bandits attack, cause Rukongai after certain number is very dangerous. Etc.
What's the point in bandit attacks? Souls without reiatsu don't need to eat, so raiding them for food is out of question. Rukongai is also basically a massive poor-ass ghetto, so they don't have anything valuable. What would bandits even steal?
For fun? Anarchy wakes the beast inside people. Also, some of the Rukongai people might have an item or two that bandits could sell or use for something, it's not like they sit on their asses all day every day.
I think the first evidence to having higher level of reiryoku/reiatsu is the fact they feel hunger. Since Renji and Rukia as kids took some time to reach that level, it seems the energy starts low and grows. baby making is most likely requiring higher level of energy than hunger.
Because it would be inappropriate for him to pull out a sandwich from his pocket during battle. Doesn't mean he didn't get some juicy meals served every day.
If I recall it was outright stated that feeling hunger means you have enough spiritual energy to become a shinigami, I think some guy said it to Rukia in a flashback when she collapsed.
That would be vegan, vegetarians still eat eggs and/or milk. And even then it's not really a proof, that's just what he likes, not everything he eats. I doubt Gin lives off of dried persimmons alone.
>high school ghost busters shit
You are a fucking hero for finding this accurate description
Also what the shit, hearing all these OPs en EDs is fucking nostalghia already.
First arc is Great. Ichigo/Rukia made the show kind of a buddy cop show(enjoyed it until it was removed entirely) Girls are cute. All the fight scene that does have ichigo involved are pretty interesting.
Best thing about bleach. Kubo really fucked up when he abandoned this double act. Hell, throw in Kon too
best girl Rukia
Rescue Arc was great
Few well wiritten characters like Aizen, Kenpachi and Kyoraku
Interesting powers (especially Shinji's and Kyoraku's shikai)
Shame it's shit now
Rukia is the saving grace of Bleach.
>most popular Shinigami even though it's a shounen battle manga
>most popular Zanpakuto even though it's a shounen battle manga
How does she do it?
I enjoyed the style, the action, and the violence. The music was real good too. Even though the story is awful and has gone off the rails it was still pretty entertaining.
IF YOU WANNA SEE SOME ACTION
the show was like 10/10 up until the end of the rescue rukia arc, then everything started turning into a parade of underdeveloped characters and power level creep.
it dropped what made it so good, and that was high school ghost hunting hijinks.
hell they completely forgot about the gate of hell and sending plusses onwards.
Had one of the best OPs in recent memory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEBevNq8Np4
When it came on at the height of it's only good arc you got really hype listening to it. Those were good times.
She's insanely hot, I don't understand why /a/ -
Rukiaand Manga hates her so much.
/a/ didn't hate Orihime until Park Ranger got bored of shitting up One Piece threads and started shitting up Bleach threads instead. Prior to that she didn't really come up much, apart from fap material.
I do remember a lot of bitching when the anime was at the Mexico arc and she was kurosaki-kunning constantly.
She got nice tits but she's just an annoying air head in the end. Not even in "her" arc she was relevant, although she does have an insane powerful ability.
It's just that Rukia is such a bro to everyone that it's hard not to like her. Bleach used to be better when she was relevant.
My niggas. Rukia has been my waifu for 8 years as well. I love her so fucking much.
Their literal definition?
Background appearances when she just occasional appears in a page slot without an actual line and relevant by being an important set piece to the chain of events.
>Background appearances when she just occasional appears in a page slot without an actual line
She's had plenty of dialogue in the past few volumes, given that her character hasn't been a focus, but an important presence nonetheless
>relevant by being an important set piece to the chain of events
You would need to explain how and why she is not important, or any less important than another character.
No, that's how I feel about it. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.
And I won't share because that's not what the thread is about. I simply wanted to provide a reason for me not reading it regularly.
Studio Pierrot should have dropped that emo soap opera Naruto instead of Bleach imo desu senpai.
Also, Ichigo needs to stay and make lots of babies with Rukia in Soul Society. Going back to earth would be a fucking waste, he's useless as a human.
I don't hate her. I think she's pretty cute, when she's not screaming KUROSAKI-KUN. She's one of the better female leads I've seen in Shonen.
All that said Rukia>>>>>>>>>>>>Orihime.
If Perriot got their way Ichigo and Rukia would be married with kids by now.
>ITT: We say nice things about Bleach.
It was good for like 20 episodes
Sup nerds, should I download and watch this damn show? I watched it on TV a while back. Stopped after he saved his waifu from the execution tower in the Soul Society with her cherry blossom older brother going all bankai on him. About what episode was that? It was good up to that point so I want all of them from the beginning to there at least.
One of my favorite anime characters and the only reason I looked into Bleach at all.