Bleach Season One Review
When Japanese author Tite Kubo created the popular manga Bleach, he would never have imagined the immense popularity the comic would receive. Bleach is the story of a 15 year old teenager named Ichigo Kurosaki who soon finds himself as a soul reaper, someone who fight evil spirits known as hollows. For many popular anime cartoons, the first season can be a little slow and dull, as they have to introduce the characters and story. However,with Bleach, the show starts off with a bang and continues to entertain all through the first season.
In the first three episodes of the popular anime, we are introduced to Ichigo Kurosaki, his crazy dad, and his two sisters. Ichigo one days sees a hollow attacking a young girl and attempts to save it. During this a woman starts to fight the hollow and attempts to destroy it. We later find out the girl is named Rukia and is a soul reaper. After the fight a hollow comes to Ichigo’s house and during the fight Rukia is injured, however, Ichigo gains her powers and is successful in subduing the monster.
Later in the series, we are introduced to more characters such as Orihime, a slow but beautiful red headed girl who is very sensitive to spirits in the other world. Also, the show introduces Chad, a tough guy who also can sense evil spirits.
By the end of the first season of Bleach, the show has covered a lot of ground, but is still packed with action. The fights in the show really take off around episode eighteen and Ichigo’s weapon soon becomes even more powerful. Bleach is highly recommended and the first season while great, is just the beginning of the adventure.