Television BLEACH (Seasons 6-12)

While I ended up watching the seasons in order, I would consider just watching the canon arcs first (Seasons 6-8, 10-12, 14, and 16) and following up with the anime only seasons second (Seasons 9, 13, 15).

[20170226]

SEASON 6 THE ARRANCAR: BLEACH 110-131

BLEACH 110
The subject of Tatsuki being able to see spirits is definitely one that's been dragged out for some time.
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BLEACH 111
That's interesting how they change the story around a bit to incorporate the Bount sensors (Noba, Ririn, and Kurodo).
Isshin specifically mentions captains when referring to Zanpakutō size. While I remember the line about controlling size, I didn't remember the specific reference to captains.
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BLEACH 115
Three classes of Menos and the power of Arrancar is unknown. True. But Toshiro says if the three defected captains had ten Arrancars then the Soul Society would be doomed. However, aside from the ten remaining captains, there are at least several capable lieutenants, Ichigo, Yoruichi and Urahara.
We as viewers also know Isshin is strong, as far as Soul Reapers are concerned. And then of course, there's the Visored.
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BLEACH 116
Haha. She both complains about the state of the closet and not being able to be in it.
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BLEACH 117
Rukia's blade is all white whereas Ichigo's blade is all black.
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BLEACH 118
I recently read these mangas but I forgot that Ikkaku uses his bankai.
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BLEACH 121
What a brutal barrage of punches.
I like their casual clothes in the credits.
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BLEACH 125
Oh, his hollowfication started a cero.
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BLEACH 126
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BLEACH 127
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BLEACH 128
I was gonna ask how she pays for it all, but apparently things are cheaper in the World of the Living than the Soul Society.
Ha, her mod soul is so flirtatious.
I think this is the first episode which contains content I haven't read.*
*Apparently this is because the episode is a filler episode; supposedly the first of eight.
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BLEACH 131
I was suddenly curious about the Soul Reaper's ability to stay in the air. According to the BLEACH wiki, Zangetsu explained that they stand on spirit particles.
Noticing that Matsumoto doesn't have Bankai, its interesting to note that the only non-captains who have Bankai are Ichigo, Renji, and Ikkaku.
Lol. Korean BBQ and Ichigo's terrible spiritual power detection.
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SEASON 7 THE ARRANCAR PART 2: THE HUECO MUNDO SNEAK ENTRY: BLEACH 132-151

BLEACH 132
Haha. Poor Toshiro's demands for respect.
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BLEACH 133
"Because the protective gear stinks."
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BLEACH 134
Whoa! Hanataro used his zanpakuto!
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BLEACH 136
"Urahara's really good at this, isn't he?" "Good at what Lirin?" "He says that he wants Chad to unwind but he plans on making him carry things." Ha. That reminds me of when my mom used to suggest I wash dishes, because it's a good break from homework.
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BLEACH 137
Hmm. I thought the filler episodes were over (see note at BLEACH 128), but I don't remember this event in the manga. I do, however, know I am past this point in the manga.
Lol, only eleven seconds.
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BLEACH 140
The eight-armed Espada was a guy. Haha. He looked very feminine.
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BLEACH 141
In general, Isshin behaves so differently in his role as a dad and his role as a Soul Reaper. Obviously this is intentional, much like how Superman is much different as Clark Kent and Superman.
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BLEACH 143
Ah. Haha. The last frame of the episode is the former Espada 6 with the caption "I won't appear from the next episode forward." (Because he's dead.)
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BLEACH 144
This episode ends just as Chad is about to fire El Directo.
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BLEACH 145
El Directo!
This might be the last episode with material I read. Unless it was the one before. I know I definitely read up to the point where Chad used El Directo for the first time. I don't, however, remember the tornado or their having to save a little girl.
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BLEACH 146
I suppose since now I'm watching past what I've read, I got my first plot surprise. "Rukia. Renji."
Nel is a great character!
"Itsugo!"
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BLEACH 147
Haha. "But we already know them." - Nel
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BLEACH 148
Whoa. An Adjuchas and five or six Gillians.
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BLEACH 151
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*I rewatched this episode. Actually, its probably the third or fourth time rewatching it. I've repeatedly not paid attention and forget whether or not I've seen all of it.

SEASON 8 ARRANCAR: THE FIERCE FIGHT ARC: BLEACH 152-167

BLEACH 152
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BLEACH 153
Lol. The snippet at the end of 152 and 153 basically suggests that the Soul Society's 13 Court Squads are close to useless except for Toshiro's Squad 10.
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BLEACH 156
Lol, what a pervert.
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BLEACH 158
What a quick power upgrade for Chad. Though apparently only good enough to defeat a Privaron Espada.
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BLEACH 159
"Why aren't you saying anything? That defeats the purpose of me playing the fool!" - Pesche.
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BLEACH 161
::gasp:: ::gasp:: "Just kidding."
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BLEACH 166
It is strange how he can hold his mask for so long.
Grimmjow asks this question as well.
"Is that really Kurosaki?" - Inuoe
"Give it your all, Ichigo!" - Nel (what a great character)
I guess going back, that's why Rukia could cheer Ichigo up as soon as she came back. Inuoe is relatively timid. I mean, that's okay, because its her character. But that's what makes her different.
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BLEACH 167
Whoa. So Gillians and Adjuchas are a result of cannibalism; hollows eating hollows and gillians eating gillians, respectively. And I guess its implied that Vasto Lordes are a result of adjuchas eating adjuchas.
What if Vasto Lordes eat Vasto Lordes? Lol. Though we haven't seen any Vasto Lordes...
Note that I had to do a little search, but Gillians < Adjuchas < Vasto Lordes, and Arrancar are the result of a hollow removing its mask to gain Shinigami-like powers.
Yay! I finished Season 8.
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SEASON 9 THE NEW CAPTAIN SHUSUKE AMAGAI ARC: BLEACH 168-189

BLEACH 168
Wait, why would she think Kira would become squad captain. Even though they are missing three captains, I'd imagine one still has to meet the traditional requirements.
Oh right, one of those is by recommendation.
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BLEACH 169
By use of their powers (Uryu and Chad use their new weapons), even though this arc is non-canon, it would have to take place after they return from Hueco Mundo. (but long after, because I read something that eventually happens, though the writers for this filler wouldn't have known how the Hueco Mundo arc ends)
Haha. "That doesn't sound like a princess, that sounds like a queen."
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BLEACH 170
Private Senkaimon. Like a private jet.
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BLEACH 171
Lol. The Soul Reaper Women's Associaton cut the budget of the Shinigami Men's Association.
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BLEACH 172
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BLEACH 173
Lol, they hold their meetings in a secret room in Byakuya's mansion.
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BLEACH 175
Unless you had a source of life, wielding a weapon that deals damage to you is insane.
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BLEACH 176
Huh, the caption was "How long can you keep running?" but Uryu was just standing still thinking about the situation.
Chad uses Brazo Derecha de Gigante in this episode.
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BLEACH 177
Uryu used Sprenger again.
Chad uses La Muerte.
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BLEACH 178
Ah! A plot twist.
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BLEACH 179
Lol, just the smell is getting him drunk.
Damn, this third seat is turning the members against Kira.
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BLEACH 181
Nice, we finally get to see Enryu's Zanpakuto release.
Lol. Amagai says something like he'll volunteer himself to go since the others are probably close to him and would make it more difficult. But Kenpachi Zaraki might enjoy it. :P
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BLEACH 182
Man, every time I see Kumoi, I just see evil. To me he embodies more evil than Aizen and/or Gin. While I don't know any of their motives, Kumoi's motives seem outwardly selfish. I think his face is also quite frightening compared to Aizen or Gin. In fact, although Gin's long smile is creepy, it's still a smile.
Haha, Byakuya's secret way of helping.
While Captain Amagai offers to help, I can't help but wonder if he's offering too readily and they can easily make a plot twist. Perhaps this suspicion is intentional.
So cute. "Byakki, that's too bad!" [pause] "There's another door here too!"
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BLEACH 183
Hmm. The show addresses my question by asking the question themselves (Ichigo and Rukia). Amagai states that its his responsibility if Kibune is involved, but that doesn't mean that he actually has an ulterior motive.
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BLEACH 184
It's revealed that Kenpachi was one of the two captains other than Yama who resided over Amagai.
He's told to think about what he's lacking, but he doesn't understand. Er. Maybe you lack compassion. Lol.
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BLEACH 186
"He's a wily old fox."
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BLEACH 187
Enryu speaks!
Hmm. I wonder what Yama has to say in retort.
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BLEACH 188
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BLEACH 189
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SEASON 10 ARRANCAR VS. SHINIGAMI ARC: BLEACH 190-205

BLEACH 190
Half of this episode serves as a review of where the previous canon arc left off.
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BLEACH 191
While I previously read this on the Bleach wiki, it is revealed at the end of this episode that Nel is a former espada.
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BLEACH 192
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BLEACH 194
Ah... so he cheated. In which case, he's quite arrogant in thinking he's better than her.
Of course, his reason for removing her is that he thinks males are better than females.
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BLEACH 195
Lol. "What are you trying to pull out?"
Then the gutless joke.
And several penis jokes.
After watching enough of these episodes, it was obvious that with recapping all this despair and defeat, that there would be back-up coming in. It's simply a question of who would be coming to help.
"She's very pretty." - Nel commenting on her adult self and not realizing that its her.
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BLEACH 196
Lol. Tesla was nothing for Kenpachi.
Ha. He kicked Ichigo.
Haha! Yachiru pops out of the most unexpected places.
"So when I stuff you in a jar I can write your name on it." - Mayuri
Why doesn't Inuoe start healing Ichigo?
Is it by chance that the captains are fighting enemies similar to them? Lol.
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BLEACH 198
This guy is blabbing about Soul Reapers killing hollows, but I thought that actually saves their soul.
I noticed in a previous episode that both Kenpachi and this espada have eye patches.
Finally Inuoe intends on healing Ichigo. Oh, but he insists she heal Nel first. While this likely stems from his protective nature for Nel, it also makes sense power-wise.
Lol. The more powerful you are, the slower everything is?
Hahaha. The budget of the men's association immediately got voted to instead go Miyuri's reishi research.
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BLEACH 200
Lol. Dummy, he just has to pass the through the other socket.
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BLEACH 201
Oh, I thought Kenpachi tore his eyepatch off, but apparently the espada ripped it off.
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BLEACH 202
It's interesting since Kenpachi with his patch off should be super strong, right? But his battle against this espada is nontrivial.
You just don't know... how much stronger... it is. Haha.
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BLEACH 203
Were the Visored also put to sleep? Or perhaps they're spirits which are uneffected by the change.
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BLEACH 205
I really didn't understand how they turned Kemari into a team competition. If the goal is not to drop it when you have it, why would you ever keep it?
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SEASON 11 THE PAST ARC: BLEACH 206-212

BLEACH 206
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BLEACH 207
Whoa! Kisuke dodges and then undodges.
I love these "historical" episodes.
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BLEACH 208
Mayuri.
A young Byakuya!
Whoa. Gin was a prodigy!?!
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BLEACH 212
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SEASON 12 ARRANCAR: DECISIVE BATTLE OF KARAKURA ARC: BLEACH 213-229

BLEACH 213
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BLEACH 216
Lol. "Maybe I didn't tell him."
Hahaha. "I have a policy of not looking at ugly things."
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BLEACH 220
You tell him Iba, you tell that Ikkaku! [20150214: Though this could just as easily been Yumichika.
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BLEACH 221
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BLEACH 222
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BLEACH 224
Holy shit. She's so fast.
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BLEACH 225
Oh, apparently I saw parts of this episode before. I had not, however, noticed when Ukitake was unphased by any of Lilynette's attacks.
Haha. "Such hopeless squad members." [Rangiku, Momo, Hisagi, Iba, and Kira]
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BLEACH 226
Ulquiorra is just fighting with one hand so far.
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BLEACH 227
This episode more or less details events before the first Bleach episode. Many references are made to what will be. There is also a reuse of when Rukia talks to Ukitake about her transfer to the World of the Living.
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BLEACH 228
This episode collects the various beach shorts.
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BLEACH 229
1a: Falling asleep from watching too late. Also tired from rock climbing.
1b: That one strand of hair.
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BLEACH 230
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20150121: BLEACH 110-115
20150122: BLEACH 116-126
20150123: BLEACH 127-151 <- Peak Binge @ 24.5 episodes!!! 20150125: BLEACH 151-167 <- Followed by 16.5 episodes to finish Season 9!! 20150127: BLEACH 168-171
20150128: BLEACH 172-175
20150129: BLEACH 176-177
20150130: BLEACH 178
20150131: BLEACH 179-188
20150201: BLEACH 189-191
20150202: BLEACH 192-202
After Episode 195 I noted the following: I love both the introduction and outro in these last couple of episodes.
20150203: BLEACH 203-205
20150204: BLEACH 206-207
20150205: BLEACH 208-221
20150206: BLEACH 222-224
20150213: BLEACH 225-229
20150214: BLEACH 229-234

(Neon Alley) (Japanese audio, English subtitles)

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.
My Television BLEACH (Seasons 6-12) post. (this)
My Television BLEACH (Seasons 13-16) post.

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