Biller: a thousand -year blood war – episode 3

While the first two episodes of Tibw did a solid job, introducing us to the action in this new story, they were also quite scanty in terms of specific details.We know that this conflict is associated with many years of injury between Quincy and Soul Reapers, but it has been a long time since this part of the story was significant, and determining the exact causes of the hostility of both groups is probably a good move.This means that the third episode significantly slows down most of the time, providing many necessary, but not always graceful exhibition.

Let’s start with things that do not work very well. The first is the initial struggle of care with Ichigo, which mainly serves to explain how the powers of our new enemies differ from the techniques that we saw earlier through Uryu. And because of this I mean, he literally explains Ichigo’s difference, in the middle of their fight, seemingly for the good of the audience, because I have no idea why he would like or have to tell his opponent. The advantage is that the Voll Stern Dich Care form is properly impressive, both in its initial shape and especially when it absorbs Ayon and begins to throw. On the other hand, it is difficult to ignore that this is once again only a change in the SHIKA/BANKAI configuration skin established with Soul Reaper powers. Bleach simply cannot tell “no” to the dramatic talent of giving every new enemy a second form, and at this point I think he is simply abused. I was much more impressed by the way he had already used Quincy, consisting in collecting Reishi, to destroy his opponents and surrounding the landscape, changing the context of familiar power, which is now used against our heroes. Unfortunately, the fight is so busy explaining things that it does not flow very well, and does not even end this episode, and this exhausts the tension that the sequence should carry.

However, sometimes, when you write a conflict on such a scale, just bite the ball and lose some exposure to make everything after that, hope, go smoothly. In this way, we also get a sudden and cursory lesson about the need to maintain a balance between Soul Society and the living world from a character that we have never met before, explaining all this Ryunosuke and Shiki. This balance – and the plan of the new Quincy group, to disturb it – is mainly used to raise the rate for what is to come, beyond the agreed issue of Quincy, which destroys the souls of the Hollows, instead of restoring them to the reincarnation cycle. Which I am not a fan personally. Yes, it establishes serious external rates outside Soul Society, but this only serves to simplify what could be a much more complex quarrel for punishment, absolution and countless other topics, which was always suggested by the vision of Bleach about the afterlife, but rarely with them confronted … Quincy were a whole race of people with their own philosophy and now they are looking for revenge for the genocide of their people, but this new emphasis on spiritual balance means that they also strive to destroy the entire universe, which flattens the entire conflict.

It is even stranger when a parallel conversation doubles on the fact that Soul Society is not a flawless, good man when we receive another reminder – of course, courtesy of Mayuri – that they are not very meticulous in their mission to keep order. Yamamoto talks severely with his settled scientist for killing 28,000 ghosts settled to correct the imbalance caused by Quincy, but it makes it clear that he was fine with the plan – he only wanted to submit appropriate documentation before he did. Since they were introduced, we knew that Gotei 13 was more about order than justice, considering how determined they were to kill the ruk at that time, not to mention how they kept the ruthless sadist who experimented on living people ( and boasted about this grandson of one entity) on their payroll. And this has not changed just because since then more malicious threats, such as Aizen, have appeared. This is a good thing from a narrative perspective – it gives this conflict more texture than simply when our good people are fighting the new wave of villains and I hope that this is the angle with which this upcoming war plays, and not things ending the world.

I also appreciate that although he is not present on any front, we still have some time from Uryu, even if his scenes mostly come down to discovering the same information that everyone else learned in the thicket of things.Uryu is already positioned as an ideal figure for discovering the emotional conflicts of the war between Quincy and Soul Society, and determining how he feels on both sides and for whom he finally wants to fight, almost certainly will be the key to this whole arch.So I am glad that even if it is not immediately important for the story, it is not forgotten outside the screen.Ichigo can be the hero of this series, and thus he will have the greatest fights, but the maintenance of Uryu is important and in our minds it is crucial for all this war to mean something.

As for this war, it seems that we will jump into it in the next episode. King Quincy realizes that when the main character of the story is busy with something else, this is the right time to hit before they have stopped you, so he says to hell with these five -day things. And once again, the very presentation of the initial invasion makes it work, showing a whole mess of new enemies who immediately destroy the store. This says about both the strength of character designs and the spontaneity of the direction in which I can hypnotize the assembly of people I have never seen before, but this is a kind of magic that has maintained Bleach even through the most boring stagnation, and is a great way to wake up the audience after slower , a more talkative installment this week. I still have resistance to some creative decisions related to the upcoming fights, but for God, I am excited, seeing how they start throwing.


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