Bleach #2 - Introduction to Orihime

Topic started by Sharp on Dec. 21, 2008. Last post by Sharp 5 years, 7 months ago.
Post by Sharp (35 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Just finished Bleach episode 2.  I'm not watching it as quickly as I'd like, but I'm hoping I'll get to speed it up over the holidays.  Maybe I'll catch number 3 later today.
One of the reasons I wanted to start watching Bleach from the beginning was because I didn't know much about all of the characters I'd seen.  It's great to see more of them as the story begins, so I can appreciate their motivations and growth.  
In this episode, Ichigo is faced with the responsibilities of his power, and of being a Soul Reaper.  He rejects Rukia's notion that it's just a duty.  He's showing the makings of a good but unconventional Soul Reaper.

The rest of the episode centers around Orihime and her brother, who gets turned into a Hollow.  Orihime irritates me a little bit, despite being the cute moe she's supposed to be.  She just a bit too air-headed for my taste at this part of the series.  The revelation that Hollows used to be human and may even retain some of their past identity adds a grim undertone to the series.  That's just one more layer added to an already-deep mix.  How Ichigo deals with this as he becomes a more active Soul Reaper will be interesting.

Also, Chad make a quick appearance early in the episode.  I'm looking forward to seeing more about his origin.
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