Bleach Series 12 Part 1
In series 12 Part 1 of Bleach, a new arc comes onto our screens as does
new character Muramasa, a rogue zanpakuto who long since killed his
master and yearns to free other zanpakuto from a life of service to the
Soul Reapers he despises. Zanpakuto: The Alternative Tale shows us what
the spirits inside the swords really look like while Muramasa tries to
steal them one by one.
What makes the series strange is that even
though it is a separate arc to the main one, Muramasa is seen wandering
around the minos forest in Hueco Mundo, Aizen's domain and kills off
the Gillians without hesitation. I would have thought Aizen would have
had something to say about it considering he is now the place's new
ruler. I enjoyed seeing the different zanpakuto spirits as they could
look just like their owners (Captain Kuchiki's is almost identical,
Lieutenant Omaeda's is a draw model whole Lieutenant Matsumoto's is very
different indeed) and exhibit different characteristics and traits. Now
that Muramasa has given them a chance of freedom, they can cause chaos
and one wonders what will become of them.
The new arc is a fun one, and a sad one at times, but rewarding to watch for what you get out of it.