Bleach Series 14 Part 1
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Running Time: 138 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese: DD 2.0
Release Date: 22/9/2014
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes
Over the past few series we have seen the series take turns at
showing us several fights at the same time, Shinji Hirako's fight with
Aizen, Hisagi and Komamura's fight with Tosen are some that can go
either way due to their strength in battle. So far, Aizen has towered
above the captains and lieutenants as well as the vizards, even taunting
them to come at him all at once.
It seems his boasting could be
just that, but he can back it up as he has deflected all their attempts
at killing him. There is one of them who can face him and possibly
kill him, and so far he has earned the nickname Ryoka Boy from Aizen
himself. Ichigo is the only one who hasn't seen Aizen's shikai. If he
can face him and take an opportunity to kill him, he can save the rest
of them from dying. Ichigo looks to have the strength to be able to take
him ion, but Aizen has the manipulation he needs to alter the
perception of anyone he comes into contact with.
For many we
have the most episodes where the characters engage in aerial combat
above the fake Karakura town. On seeing Aizen fight it gives viewers an
idea of how weak and inadequate they are in the face of someone who has
hidden his real powers from his former comrades since h e was a mere
lieutenant. This kind of deception leads to the other members of the soul
society to loathe him. Captain Hitsugaya holds a grudge against him for
hurting Momo Hinamori , former Captain Hirako and his fellow vizards
hate him for turning them into modified Hollows as part of his devious experiments, Captpain Komamura hates him for distracting Kaname Tosen
from his rightful path of justice and so on. Everyone has a reason to
fight against him for a common cause - to take Aizen down and stop his
path of evil. What sounds great in theory could be a problem as Aizen
has another ace up his sleeve against the soul reapers So far during the
battle, he has been able to manipulate the others with his words, he
even tries this with Ichigo. His interest in killing all the soul
reapers and creating the Oken could be his version of reality, but it
could also be a pipe-dream too if Ichigo can turn these horrible events
around and defeat him.
This two disc set is filled with intense battles, of strength and wit as well as flashbacks to interesting times that gives viewers a look at what events were like years ago when Ichigo first held his zanpakuto aloft and promised to protect his family and friends from Hollows.
Bonus Material: Opening, Ending.
Verdict: Bleach is an anime that gets right down to fighting with finesse and flair and has that special touch with the characters that keeps you waiting for more.