ANIME & MANGA - Review
15:26 - 6th September 2013, by NEO Staff

Bleach - 6:2

There has been plenty of talk about Bleach's reliance on filler material in previous boxsets - as the anime production outgrew manga material on which to base the show, the animation company produced original material, which is a fairly common move in the industry. However, nothing is more likely to send purists into a frenzy than filler, so it was with great relief that we cracked open the preceding boxset, 6:1, to the find episodes containing the Arrancar arc.

On this disc, that arc continues as Ichigo faces some immense challenges. His inner Hollow becomes too powerful to control, and in order to learn how to master it, he must seek out the Visoreds - those who combine the powers of Soul Reapers and Hollows. However, as you may have guessed, it's not going to be as easy as arranging a meeting at the local Costa for a chat and a latte... Other characters are also in the process of training themselves up, but the extended cast don't seem to get nearly as much screen-time as we'd like. Meanwhile, plans of the scheming ball of evil that is Sosuke Aizen become ever more clearer, and his grand ambitions could have dire consequences for all. Unfortunately, part of his plan has been laid on shaky foundations, as it relies on previously-unmentioned aspects of the Soul Society, making it feel somewhat like a bolt out of the blue.

Nothing ground-breaking here, but this lays the foundations for some furious action to come.
SCORE: 4/5
TAGS: Bleach
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