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Bleach – A great start to the Big 3

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. Yup, I’ve gone and done it. I’ve finally decided to start the Big 3 mangas and Bleach was a fine start to that journey. I have so much to talk about and yet I can only reveal very little. MILD SPOILERS AHEAD. Let’s go.

This story starts off with Kurosagi Ichigo, a not so simple high schooler. He can see spirits ever since he was a child and sometimes tries to help them out. However Ichigo is unaware of another world that exists alongside his current one, which is called Soul Society, a place where souls are taken after their deaths, to ensure the safe travel of souls and to make sure that corrupted souls, known as Hollows are purified, the Shinigami are assigned specific places in the human world to monitor and helo souls. Ome day, Ichigo is attacked by a hollow and to save his father and 2 sisters he makes a deal with the Shinigami of his region, Kuchiki Rukia. He will recieve half of her power and defeat the hollow. However Ichigo absorbs all of Rukia’s powers and after defeating the Hollow agrees to serve as Rukia’s substitute and so begins an exciting journey that will affect the entire world and will help Ichigo discover his true self.

There are quite a lot of characters in the manga and they’re all quite well written and given a good backstory. We have our orange haired MC Kurosagi Ichigo a kind and comedic character with a somewhat realistic approach to things. He goes through significant developments throughout the entire manga and is a factor that brings change in the world of Bleach. We have the Shinigami who lost her powers to Ichigo, Kuchiki Rukia though she may seems to be all about work, she is an integral part of the story. We have Ichigo’s friends Orihime Inoue, an airhead but eager to help girl and Chad who is Ichigo’s best friend. We have Ishida Uryuu a smart and cunning character who serves as Ichigo’s rival.

I had high expectations from a manga that was part of the Big 3 and Bleach did not disappoint. Right from the start the manga has some pretty good humour. There’s good fighting and battle tactics shown which is enjoyable to watch. There’s good world building and charcter designs and yet my favourite part of the manga is that despite having so many characters it doesn’t forget the side characters, all of them get their own battles, struggles and development that we get to see. There’s also amazing plot twists that will make you keep reading however the big flaw here is that the start is boring, you honestly might feel like dropping it because of the repetitiveness but once past that, the real story us absolutely a delight to read.

A certain, very good character said in the story, “People accept facts that are convenient to them as the truth.” And that goes to show how badic human nature is to subconsciously only accept what is good to them and try to reject other truths. This is what leads to a difference in beliefs and ultimately a conflict in which both sides are right. Though the manga only talks about that very briefly, it does manage to give a good lesson through that if you think about it.
One man can change everything around him.

Bleach is finished at 686 chapters and it’s finale is really something amazing, an epic conclusion with very high stakes. The reason I read the manga is because I wanted to avoid the filler of the anime and I do think that it was the right choice but I will be getting into the anime soon as well. This was my longest manga and an amazing read. To experience one of the best shonen stories written, do pick up Bleach. It has comedy, action, well written characters and most of all, it can be called a classic.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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