Bleach in Widescreen
Bleach has also followed along with Naruto and converted to a widescreen format. Most new anime being aired are in the widescreen format, so it was about time that Bleach also upgraded.
Starting from Episode 168, Bleach will be aired in the widescreen format along with a new opening and ending theme song. The previous episode was the conclusion of the battle between Ichigo and Grimmjow (whatcha know ’bout Grimmjow Jaegerjaques?). So they chose Episode 168 to upgrade their format and to start a new…
FILLER ARC! /sigh…
Right in the middle of the Heuco Mundo Arc, they randomly plop a filler arc: The New Captain Shuusuke Amagai Arc. He is the new Captain of the 3rd Division in Soul Society, replacing the former Captain, Ichimaru Gin, who left with Aizen and betrayed Soul Society.
The new opening theme song is CHU-BURA by KELUN. The new opening gives off the summer vibe featuring the some of the Bleach cast hanging out at the beach. Also shown in the intro are some new characters. A new young female character and some crazy ninja looking guy. Maybe Bleach will follow some of Naruto’s filler plot formulas?
Naruto Filler Checklist:
new character to protect new villian in the form of a crazy ninja bring back old supporting characters introduce new events which leaves plot holes in the original story
- attempt to fill in those holes, or phase them out (why are those three dolls from the Bount Arc still around?)
- curry of life
So far it looks like this filler arc won’t be as bad as any Naruto filler, but it is still a filler…
The new ending theme song is Orange by Lil’B.
Oh wells… at least we have a bunch of new anime series to keep any Bleach fans busy while they are airing filler episodes.
Some series I recommend:
- Soul Eater
- CODE Geass: R2
- One Piece