Monday, January 19, 2009

Anime Review: Bleach 97

"Hitsugaya Strikes! Slice the Enemy in the Middle of the Forest"


After last weeks episode that was average, outside of the fight between Ichigo and Byakuya vs Kariya, that didn't advance the plot to much other than making the Bounts to be weak this week we got some actual positive plot development. It is nice to see that Bleach is actually finally make some plot development and hopefully this means that this filler arc will end soon and we can get back to the next story from the manga.

I found it interesting that the Bounts aren't actually just some humans genetically modified or modsouls but actual humans mutated, similar to the X-Men in Marvel. As a comic fan I found that as interesting twist to this filler arc. It is an interesting concept and I kind of wonder how the Bounts will able to get an increase in power they will need to fight the Soul Society and if it is some sort of device Rantoa created before.

Also now that Mayuri revealed that he knew all along that the information was being manipulated by Ichinose I wonder what the Soul Society will do to him when they find out he allowed the Bounts to enter the Soul Society all along. I wonder how Mayuri when he gets caught will try to get in the good grace of the Captain-Commador without being exiled or killed.

Also I found the end of this episode to be interesting with Ichinose surrounded by Ichigo, Toshiro, and the rest of the gang. I hope that in the next episode we see Kenpachi step in and kick Ichinose's ass.

Episode Rating - 7.3/10