|Television luminary Don Kanonji brings back Yuzu, Jinta, and Ururu as his Karakura Superheroes to revive his flagging show - with Kon serving as mascot! In the Soul Society, Rukia's execution is imminent. Luckily for Ichigo and his comrades, some of the Soul Reapers have taken their side and help break Chad, Ganju, and Uryu out of their prison cell.|
While Ichigo struggles to complete his bankai training, Renji emerges to rescue Rukia, but finds himself face to face with none other than Rukia's brother, Byakuya Kuchiki. Will Renji's bankai prove strong enough to defeat his own captain?
"...funny, action packed...[the] mixture of darker material with the comedic was superior to a great many competitors... Don Houston, DVD Talk
"There really isn't a whole lot to dislike about [Bleach]. Right from the start we are introduced to very fun characters that are animated in a very lively fashion ViewPoints.com
"...one incredibly entertaining anime that will grab you and refuse to let go. Carlo Santos, AnimeNewsNetwork.com
Editor's NoteThe Karakura Superheroes have returned, featuring Yuzu, Jinta, and Ururu with Kon playing mascot. While Rukia feels the weight of his death sentence in the Soul Society, a group of rogue Soul Reapers plans to bust Chad, Ganju, and Uryu out of jail. Untested Renji saves Rukia, but Byakuya Kuchiki, Rukia's brother, stands in his way. Renji needs to summon all his bankai training to vanquish his powerful superior officer. Contains episodes 50 through 53.
|Michelle Ruff - Voice|
|D.C. Douglas - Voice|
|Studio Pierrot - Animation Producer|
|Johnny Yong Bosch - Voice|
|Noriyuki Abe - Director|
day of destiny4/27/2013
The day of Rukia Kuchiki's execution has arrived, & all hell breaks loose. That basically sums up the thirteenth volume of this "Bleach" anime, which first pacifies us with an amusing little filler episode before hurtling into the beginning of the Soul Society's battle. Not only does it start up a rebellion in the Seireitei's ranks, but it also brings Renji's personal struggles with Rukia & her brother to a dramatic ending.
Once again, Ichigo doesn't take center stage -- we get some glimpses of his bankai training, but not much more. More focus is centered on Zaraki, who proves to be far cleverer and more intelligent than the self-righteous Tosen gives him credit for, and Renji, whose determination drives him even to the point of death. And though Byakuya comes across as the bad guy, there's a brief hint of the person inside -- we see him speaking to a photo in his bedroom.