Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War First Cour: The Bronze Medal Shines

The era of the Shonen “Big 3” was a golden age for the genre and the anime world in general. Three massively popular series that were running side by side for well over a decade. They were the shows that influenced an entire generation of anime fans. Anyone who grew up in the fan-sub era knows those three shows, and their legacy is marrow deep. 

Yet out of those three, there was a clear hierarchy when it came to their strengths and weaknesses. For Bleach, it was always and forever the bronze medal, the distance third to the titanic One Piece and the beloved Naruto. Yet it was also the one most damaged by the era it was made and whose cancellation left a bad taste in many fans’ mouths. However a second chance has come with a new anime adaptation of the final arc. Will it serve as a rebirth for this beloved series, or would things have better been left in the past? After the cut let’s take a dive into the first cour of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War and find out.

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On my Radar for Fall 2022: The (Mostly) Eight Episode Check-In!

Fall 2022 is reaching its climax and it has been an overall strong season overall! Plenty of good shows, some surprises and a few that weren’t as good as you would expect. As always I have my thoughts as we reach the last quarter and it’s time to get into them! So after the cut, let’s see where I stand after eight episodes!

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On my Radar for Fall 2022: The Three Episode Check-In!

Fall 2022 has shaped up to be a real smasher of a season so far, one with many big hits and some surprising small ones. With a few weeks under our belt, it’s time to see how things are shaping up. Note that I have pushed Golden Kamuy off this list. Not because I haven’t enjoyed it, but that it is more a show I binge when I feel like it. You can still expect my thoughts on that later. Now let’s get into it all after the cut.

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On my Radar for Fall 2022: Shinigami, Chainsaws, Spies, Witches, and Homoerotic Treasure Hunting

Anime in 2022 has been the definition of Feast or Famine. There has been a sprinkling of heavy hitters, but a lot of stuff that has just been eh. Much seemed to having be saved for this season and now it is finally time to see if it does indeed deliver. Plenty to choose from, but after the cut, let’s see what is on my radar this Fall anime season!

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Don’t @ Me: Five of my Anime Opinions: That Super Crooks Dance Edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like Kasey’s sweet, sweet ass, I strut my stuff in the streets as I give you my thoughts, opinions and views on everything in the manga and anime world. This week I’ve wrapped up a lot of my plans for the summer, but there is still stuff to talk about. Let’s get into it after the cut.

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Don’t @ Me: Six of my Anime Opinions: Charlotte wants to get into Ichika’s House Edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like a cart full of cabbages. I yell in absolute despair as I give you my thoughts, views and opinions on everything in the anime and manga world. This week we are entering those final beautiful days of summer which means it will hopefully cool the fuck down. Let’s get into it after the cut.

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Noragami: Do you got Five Yen for your God?

You know what? I kind of hate that I grew up in the generation that was raised on the Big 3, but most especially Bleach. No condemnation of that show, I actually like it far more than others, but because of how stylish that series was, I now see it everywhere. Shows that even have the slightest connection in regards to style I end up going “Oh yeah, this is a Bleach-like show.” I did that with Jujutsu Kaisen and now I’m here doing it again. Is that feeling an indicator of quality though? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the first season of Noragami and find out!

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