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Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War: Episode 1

Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War

Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War

Bleach Episode 1: The Wandenreich Declares War

The Ryokas are back in action as numerous hollows began to attack Karakura Town and for unknown reason they start to become plenty than the usual. Alarmed, the Soul Society send two amateur Shinigamis to investigate only to be slaughtered by huge and powerful hollows until they are saved by Ichigo Kurosaki, Uryu Ishida, Inoue Orihime and Chad Yasutora. Easily they destoryed the hollows and save the two shinigamis who are nearing death.

The Ryokas: Uryu Ishida, Kurosaki Ichigo, Inoue Orihime, and Sado Yasutora.

The Ryokas: Uryu Ishida, Kurosaki Ichigo, Inoue Orihime, and Sado Yasutora.

In Soul Society, the headquarters of the first division has been inflitrated by the unknown men that said to have declared war against the Shinigami, obviously, the Quincies. 1st Division Sasakibe is killed when being impaled by a huge Quincy arrow. The infiltrators suddenly vanished before 1st division captain Yamamoto Genryuusai Shigekuni can slice them into ablaze.

The Wandenreich at the 1st Division Headquarters

The Wandenreich at the 1st Division Headquarters

1st Division Vice Captain Sasakibe impaled by a Quincy arrow

1st Division Vice Captain Sasakibe impaled by a Quincy arrow

Head Captain Yamamoto retaliates on the intruders.

Head Captain Yamamoto retaliates on the intruders.

In Karakura town, The two shinigamis Ichigo and his friends saved has been recovered. Just as they were talking about the unknown events on the other night a man suddenly appeared in the Kurosaki house’s window as if provoking them to the recent incidents. Suddenly, Ichigo gave the man a kick on the face that sent him afar from Ichigo’s house. Infuriated and looking like a fool the man suddenly comes face to face with Ichigo which he obliges to earn more information regarding the unknown disturbances. As the fight ensures the man reveals himself to be Quincy, Ebern, confused by this Ichigo thought he was an Arrancar, infuriated Ebern released his power and attacks Ichigo. Prompting to end the battle once and for all Ichigo released his Bankai, a sudden surge of excitement came into Ebern as he began to release an unknown device, and that device is to be revealed to steal Bankai, Ichigo’s Bankai begins to deteriotate but he delivers a Getsuga Tenshou to Ebern before he could steal the Bankai, as Ichigo overpowers him he suddenly disappears quickly on what to be a Quincy’s mode of Garganta.

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Ichigo unleashing his Bankai.

Ichigo unleashing his Bankai.

Ebern unleashes the Bankai stealer.

Ebern unleashes the Bankai stealer.

Ichigo attacks Ebern as the Bankai stealer fails.

Ichigo attacks Ebern as the Bankai stealer fails.

Back at the Quincy Base, Wandereich, the infiltrators to the 1st division headquarters submits their report to the person they call “Your Highness” this is to reveal the leader of the Quincies, an arguement ensures between Ebern and one of the Quincies for the other Quincy to be decapitated by the leader and saying he hates arguments.

Yhwach, the leader of the Wandenreich.

Yhwach, the leader of the Wandenreich.

The Review:

The nostalgia feels around when Ichigo and the gang appears in Karakura Town. It feels like I was in the pilot episode when it was aired on tv. The only difference between the previews pilot episode per season of Bleach is that this one is darker and more bleak, if you have read the comics you can feel the coldness of the pilot episode as if you are beginning to see the massacre of the Soul Reapers we can now finally put into detail the events that was just once in the manga (Spoilers). As the Quincy inflitrates at the beginning at the captain comander’s headquarters and the song that plays when they are being featured are quite overwhelming, you can feel the power that is the Quincies. All throughout the Bleach pilot episodes per season I always been feeling excited and glorified seeing my favorite characters continue their arcs, but this arc is quite different for me you can see the darkness in everyone’s face as if they know their enemies are not what they seem.

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