Fuck it we're just gonna make a thread so I don't like. Just fill the anime thread with endless Bleach posts. So for context I have never once finished all of Bleach. I in fact never got past the Soul Society arc because I fell down an endless yorusoi pit and I guess just lost interest in the series overall. And as things went on and as people got more and more sour on the series I saw less and less reason to go back. I just kind of accepted that Bleach was trash for years but have decided to go and read the entire thing. Partly after seeing like what friends of mine have had to say about the series in comparison to some of the other big shonen series. And after hearing what a fan had to say about the concept of Bleach as a whole being garbage compared to the other two Big Three series. What I am finding is that, out of the Big Three, Bleach is probably the one I'm having the most fun with. The Substitute Shinigami arc is still a really solid monster of the week thing. One of the better ones I've seen at a start of a series like this. It's up there with Shaman King in terms of beginning monster of the week arcs for me. Turns out I just really like me my dead people. Soul Society arc is still a blast and I think it's one of the most fun things one can read in the shonen battle genre. Like hands down. Soul Society is just this relentless rush of cool shit happening. And it's got some really nice touching moments. It shows what I think is one of Kubo's big strengths. Which is making an intriguing cavalcade of cool looking characters and then having them all fight it out to keep up a relentless pace. At least in Soul Society the comic is consistently fun to read and consistently gets me wanting to click to see the next chapter because HOLY FUCK LOOK AT THAT SHIT OMFG. I am happy that this seems to be playing out with the Arrancar arc. Maybe it will stop in its tracks for a bit but right now I am really into things now that we've picked up the slack again. Will Bleach turn out to be poorly structured and with a cast too large to ever possibly flesh out everyone in it? Possibly. Probably. I am kind of expecting that, honestly. Especially since fans of it who defend it say as much about it. But I'm having a fucking ball and there's sexy ladies and cool sword fights and like sometimes you just need to go HOLY FUUUUUUCK LOOK AT THAT HOLY SHIT HE JUST FDGHFDSHFHFGDFSHHDSF.