Television BLEACH (Seasons 1-5) Take 2

20140907:
Having watched the first five seasons of BLEACH with Japanese audio and English subtitles, today I started watching the official English dubbings.

While the English dubbings are weird, I didn't mind watching the series over from the beginning.

20140922:
Today I finished the last episode of Season 5. Unfortunately, Amazon didn't provide any more episodes on Amazon Instant Video.

Episode 1

However, as of 20150121, I had learned that the episodes were available for streaming via Neon Alley; the main difference being the inclusion of advertisements.

[20170226 Edit]

20170217:
Note that omitting an episode heading means that no comments were made for it.

SEASON 1: THE SUBSTITUTE

Episode 1

BLEACH 3
I am repeatedly bothered by the fact that Rukia didn't tell Ichigo that eliminating a hollow isn't the same as killing it. Why didn't she say that before?
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Episode 3

BLEACH 4
"Someone... gave me it."
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BLEACH 5
"You must be really smart... because this seems really stupid."
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Episode 5

BLEACH 6
Haha. "Hey you're pretty cute yourself now that I got a look at ya."
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BLEACH 8
Huh, I didn't remember Ichigo's failure to fight this "low-level" guy.
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Episode 6

BLEACH 10
Mr. Hat and Clogs? Hahaha.
The English dub makes the characters sound much different than when I'm reading the manga.
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Episode 9

BLEACH 12
I can tell they're related 'cause she kicks just like her brother.
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BLEACH 13
Hahaha. Just shut up and learn how to use us.
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Episode 10

BLEACH 14
Mr. Hat and Clogs uses a binding spell without saying anything.
Lol @ Ichigo's thought process.
"Just instinct." [...] "I figured my spirit energy is always at its maximum."
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Episode 15

BLEACH 16
I like how Uryu stops Rukia.
Hehe. A scratch.
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BLEACH 17
Ichigo's first fight against Renji is definitely a great one. The sequel to his display of power versus Menos Grande.
But Byakuya's power is amazing.

Episode 17

Byakuya says he shattered both the soul chain and soul sleep. That's amazing, as the two seem to be spiritual in nature. Oh wait, but all Ichigo is right now is spiritual. Got it. Oh wait, I never thought about it... The chain attaches the soul to the body, but doesn't Ichigo leave his body without a chain? That's confusing.
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Episode 18

BLEACH 18
I love Mr. Hat and Clog's role in returning Ichigo back into a Soul Reaper.
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BLEACH 19
Mr. Hat and Clogs explains that the order in which Ichigo turns into a Hollow is all messed up.

Episode 19

So arrogant (@ five minute mark)
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BLEACH 20
Zangetsu. It doesn't even have a hilt or guard on it. It doesn't even have a sheath on it.
I hope you dodge this, because I can't control it yet.


I do believe you killed my hat.
Hahahaha. The P.S. message.
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SEASON 2: SOUL SOCIETY: THE ENTRY

Episode 24

BLEACH 26
New intro.
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BLEACH 29
Dang, Uryu separated the dude's soul chain and soul sleep as well.
Baldy. Mr. Baldy? Haha.
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BLEACH 30
Haha. "I'm just strange that way." (Kenpachi can sense that Ichigo is fighting Renji, but can't sense spiritual power...)
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BLEACH 31
Resolve.
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BLEACH 36
Haha. Kenpachi offers a free swipe.
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BLEACH 39
Haha. "Stop bothering me, you understand!?!"
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Episode 42 (?)

BLEACH 41
"Level of a captain." - Ukitake
Yoruichi's transformation.
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Episode 43 (?)

SEASON 3: SOUL SOCIETY: THE RESCUE

BLEACH 44
Aim for the head.
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Episode 45 (?)

BLEACH 60
Poor manipulated Momo.
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BLEACH 62
Oh, I had forgotten this detail: Byakuya's now deceased wife Hisana is Rukia's older sister.
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Episode 82

BLEACH 63
So Ukitake already told Shiba.
Lol, Jinta says Yourichi and the Boss look like a couple of hot ducks and Ururu says, "They look like a cat and a man to me."
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Episode 84

SEASON 4: THE BOUNT

BLEACH 69
Lol, the ending theme song plays.
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Episode 87 (?)

BLEACH 85
The annoying thing in many of these Bount episodes is Ichigo and team rarely focus on attacking the Bount.
Finally at the thirteen minute mark the mod soul suggests the obvious solution. Lol, but Orihime is still hesitant. While I understand her feelings, she goes about the whole thing all wrong.

Episode 94

In contrast to Orihime, the lieutenant fights and swipes. Obviously Rukia fights back, but at least he keeps her occupied.
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SEASON 5 THE ASSAULT:

Episode 98

BLEACH 96
"Of course they are. Never underestimate science."
Oh, I see. I don't remember how things actually play out, but since Uryu can also collect Reishi and the Bounts need Reishi to heal, then he can just steal the Reishi before they collect it.
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Episode 108

BLEACH 109

(Amazon Instant Video) (English audio)

Relevant Links:
BLEACH (anime) (Wikipedia.org)
My Comic BLEACH post.
My Television BLEACH (Seasons 1-5) post.
My Television BLEACH (Seasons 1-5) Take 2 post. (this)
My Television BLEACH (Seasons 6-12) post.
My Television BLEACH (Seasons 13-16) post.

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