Welcome everyone! Why am I reviewing an old arc in Bleach? To be honest, I have no idea. Something pop up in my head when I working on the wiki. I was thinking about shows like Akame ga Kill and Terra Formars. What does those 2 shows share in common with this Bleach arc? Killing a ton of characters. For Bleach's case, it's the total kill count up to this arc.
The bad part of killing characters off is that you can run into problems of turning off folks who can attach to the characters and feel sympathetic for them. In Bleach, almost of all the antagonists, major and minor, die out. Personally, I actually like the villains more than the good guys in Bleach, but I like the Arrancars the best. Their characters stood out. The Bount, Fullbring, and other arcs' antagonists aren't that memorable. Furthermore, it leads to another big issue in Bleach, rinse and repeating in its storyline.
Introduce a new arc and its cast of villains. Soul Society gets invaded again. Soul Society and mostly Ichigo (his human or somewhat human cast don't have much of a role anymore) take care of the bad guys.
I forgot about the new good characters and the bad guys (who survived) introduced each arc. They don't come back in the next arc. They hardly have much of a role. For those who watch the anime, the Bount dolls made a cameo in one of the Arrancar filler episodes and then disappear. It's really strange. This is bad because it's not building up the characters and turning off fans who enjoyed those characters.
The only good thing about the Fullbring arc is that it's short. Time skip was the least coolest out of all the Shonen series with their time skip. Bleach is unique with their time skip, it's the shortest.
With this arc, it didn't really do much after Aizen's defeat in the last major arc, the Arrancar/Fake Karakura Town story line, and which is considered by most fans, the best point of the series to end Bleach.
In the end, a question pops up. Is it worth reading Bleach this far? Many folks are burnt out by long running Shonen series past their prime, a sad reality. Only thing that keeping Bleach afloat is the major hype in Bankai and power ups for some of the new and old characters. It's a bit different from Naruto where there wasn't much hype keeping it afloat. Yet, when it ended, lots of folks got back on it, curious how it ended. You can easily skip the whole Kaguya or even the war arc and just read the ending.
Thanks everyone for reading. Hope this helps you decide whether to press on with Bleach or not.
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Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
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Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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