Hello Bleach fans and likes! It has been a while since I posted my last post, so I am going to do an important one now, because the arc is already deeply cut into the story, so without further ado let's see what we got here~!
First things first, visual impressions.. They are, splendid! Bleach unlike some other three-digit-number of episodes animes actually keeps on increasing quality of the animations, shading, colors and just the overall drawing. It is actually quite nicer and more smooth looking that it was by now with more details and the ones that we can actually recognize. It is also good how they set the tone for the characters and how they changed after 17 months. I
especially like all the shading, lighting and darkness effects.
The soundtrack is for one of the rare times, recycled from the previous soundtracks. But is that a bad thing? Not actually, they still haven't made a new one and based on how many songs they have (150+) they have some pretty good ones which they can always fit in and some quite memorable and nostalgic. That gets a big plus~!
And now for the main story and presentation... It is so nostalgic. Even though it is so different than when the Bleach started it still takes you back to that time and you enjoy watching it from the beginning taking it as complete new arc. It is so well done and you will actually try to understand the characters more now because they have their expanded personalities and back stories.
Also what is good is that it focuses mostly on the human characters (well at least until later in the arc) so that might add to the nostalgic factor as well.
There are also many new characters and the story about fullbringers (that thing that Sado, Orihime and Ishida have) is explained more into this one and it plays a key role.
Ichigo is of of course without its powers, but will he manage to take them back? Well the set of events will unfold for him to do that, but he will also get many other side ones to that too.
And as always Bleach is full of comedy. Funny or not, you will still enjoy it. But still you can feel how this series has matured along with characters, getting a more darker and serious tone, but still keeping the goofy background (or am I the only one who notices these things?).
Well anyway, as for everyone and not only the Bleach fans, I highly recommend this. It has been so long since I really cheered for Bleach and it feels waiting the whole week for an episode far more enjoyable.
Tite Kubo, we give you our full support~!