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20 January 2010 @ 01:28 am
Bleach Ep. 254 Discussion [FAIL!FAIL!FAIL!]  
Ode to a Useless Episode

When there's more screaming than talking,
Squashed faces, deformed heads, repeat scenes
You know it's crappy animation quality.
You know somebody's done something shitty.
When the hero fails to appear in twenty minutes,
And the heroine gives up, calls it quits
You know it's a filler episode of fail,
You know Kubo's gonna send some loser to jail.

Yeah, basically Rukia was MIA. She showed up, but that was it. Do these people seriously not know how to write her? I've seen less OOC fanfiction floating around! What's up with the "Zanpakutou + Shinigami giant reiatsu lovefest" without her? What's up with the "Ichigo's a lost cause, he's in the dome. We're outside. Eh, whatever." attitude? Geez, if all the IchiHime fans watch the anime and don't read the manga, I'm not surprised that they don't see the IchiRuki.


That's what I see. >_____> Yeah, I give this an F-. F for FAIL and the - for the loss of Rukia's dignity as a character. I'm going to stop watching these episodes, even if the Shinigami Cups at the very end are hilarious.
Current Mood: crankycranky
kohi_no_torakohi_no_tora on January 20th, 2010 07:38 am (UTC)
The problem is that episode 252 sucked up all the awesome for the next couple of months.
the cosplayin' cat lady: aizen wuvmochavalentino on January 21st, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
But Byakuya totally deserved it, so I think it's ok XD
silverkun2silverkun2 on January 20th, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
*just watched*

What is that? Are you sure you can call this Bleach? What kind of person writes this?! I demand a refund!

Even if I accept the rest of it, I can't just forgive what they did to Rukia. I shouldn't even need to say anything.

Rukia is not a useless narrator. She DOES NOT give up. Not like this. And when a friend is in trouble? This is NOT RUKIA. I mean, are you kidding? That's how bad this is. It's not just out-of-character. It goes far beyond that. This is just simply not Rukia.

This is depressing. I should commit seppuku, who wants to be my kaishaku?
Kylara: lovely Rukiakarenai on January 20th, 2010 08:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, you are the fourth person I've seen cry now about what this episode did to Rukia. I'm not watching it. I refuuuuuuse.

And vitiates, I'm pretty sure the anime filler writers don't know how to write Rukia. Orikasa Fumiko even mentioned in a recent interview that she told the director that she felt like this "wasn't Rukia"; when this episode hit, one of my friends said in the IchiRuki FC that this was exactly what she must have meant.

Orikasa remains my god for this.
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Super Nintendo Chalmers: eeeh ichigostrawberries_85 on January 20th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)

This is why I gave up on the anime.

When I think to myself "I could write a more IC Rukia fanfic" despite not being a writer at all, I think we have a problem.
SimHumansimhuman on January 20th, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
This was one of the worst filler episodes I've ever seen. I'm impressed by how completely harmless they made the hordes of Menos seem. Captains standing around yakking while Menos wiggle aimlessly in the background? Why are they so worried about more coming if the Menos are just having a big dance party?
ayshariham on January 20th, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
Agreed. It was a waste of time, I didn't get the concept of using reiatsu to seal up the tear, the Menos were almost dripping like big, fat, droplets of black oil, and the pulsating pumpkin in the middle swallowed Ishida's Quincy arrows.

Question" I thought the filler arc was ending soon, and I checked it up on Wiki and I find this O_O:

Season 14: Zanpakutō vs Beast Swords (2010)
256 "Byakuya's Anger! The Kuchiki Family Collapses"
257 "A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Beast Swords"

WHAT IS THIS, WHAT IS THIS? O_O Where's ULQUIORRA? BEAST Swords? Did they pick up an idea off fanfiction? T_T
Kashino: Bleach-Byakuyakashinosei on January 20th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
I thought it was mentioned somewhere previously about a year of filler arc.
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Willow The Strange and Sunlight Deprived: Juu demands an explanationforgottenranger on January 20th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
Yeeaaaah.... I'm not watching this till I have a better ep to rinse it down with.
Sharon: Bleach - Bya sparkly_bankaistopwatch_plz on January 20th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Your icon says it all ¬_¬
Yappazayappaza on January 20th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
This episode felt like what the previous manga chapters have felt like. Wasting a whole chapter, or in this case an episode, on one thing. I mean they could have at least cut to Ichigo and Muramasa for a while, it might have made the episode slightly decent.

I was wonder why the hell Rukia didn't do anything. everybody else fought with their Zanpakutos, yet Sode No Shirayuki did all the work while Rukia just stood and watch. Rukia isn't my favorite character, I do like her though, so this dosen't anger me, it just confuses me.

I hope next week will be better, I'm not going to jump to conclusion that the filler is now bad because of this one episode. I remember people saying this filler was going downhill from a past episode of this arc, yet they were proven wrong with the next episode. Often one boring or bad episode could be followed with a great or amazing episode. And I've seen that happen, and it's not just in Bleach.
vraieesprit: juushunvraieesprit on January 20th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I'm in two minds on this. One, I'm happy to see that the filler is proving itself filler more and more with every ep because I was getting narked at people referring to anything in it as canon ><

But the last 2 eps were...

Yeah, there isn't a word yet.

And Rukia...I have no idea why she didn't get to do anything.

Best part of the episode? The omake >.>
Sharon: Bleach - Shuuhei-ho!stopwatch_plz on January 20th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, basically Rukia was MIA. She showed up, but that was it. Do these people seriously not know how to write her?

THIS! This SO MUCH! It actually made me angry having her stand around doing sweet FA, even with Sode no Shirayuki by her side again *grr*

The only thing that saved the episode for me was Byakuya and Renji's awkward reunion (which made me laugh XD)

Also, the omake at the end was probably the best thing about the whole ep!
(Anonymous) on January 20th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)

Good god what a boring episode. It reminded me why I stopped taking this anime seriously. Oh well, where is my Chad/Muramasa pr0n? It's one due, corrrrect? :D
nahlackasexical on January 20th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
I fully admit, I LOLED at this XD

Like I always say, fillers are fanservice at best, macaroni collages at worst. Spare yourself the agony and don't watch 'em.
(no subject) - vitiates on January 20th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
『ミカオル』 ☆: wtf_ulquimikaoru on January 20th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, now I'm not going to even waste a second to see screencaps, let alone download the episode.

Bana: your cold (blue). touchvitiates on January 20th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
No problem, man. Just trying to save as many pure Bleach fans as I can. -sighs-
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Bana: i reap. (i weep for). your s.o.u.l.vitiates on January 20th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
It was complete shit. Save your eyes and your mind. I wish someone had warned me before I downloaded it. >_> My innocence has been destroyed. Or rather, Rukia's personality has been destroyed.

sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on January 20th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Tell me about it. For the defense of filler!Rukia, at least she wasn't put to do that outrageous OOC that they put her to do in last episode. And they removed it from the retake.


I don't see Rukia staying off from fighting there by her own will. I SEE PIERROT HOLDING A RESTRICTION BARRIER IN FRONT OF HER

PS: And what's up with the, Byakuya willingly killing off SnS without knowing how to resurrect a zanpakutou ? I wish Kubo will shoot his filler writers
aeri: ichirukiiluxe_love on January 20th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
I decided to go ahead and watch it anyway just to judge for myself. I've liked the anime filler up to about this point: this episode was booooring. I didn't quite get how everybody turning up their reiatsu will drive away Menos and the simple explanation of "Mayuri fixed us" doesn't quite cut it. The butchering of Rukia's character was like WOAH. Horrendous. I saw this post before I watched it so at first I didn't quite get what was all the fuss about Rukia's character getting mucked up but then I reached this point:

She basically looks at the thing encasing Ichigo and says, "This is the closest we can get to him, I can't feel his reiatsu, I can't do anything, TOO BAD."

I mean, even if you aren't an IchiRuki supporter, that characterization in itself is utter fail for a nakama. Not only Rukia, but Ishida, Chad, and Orihime as well. They were just all standing there, saying, "Ichigo's in there and might be in danger, what should we do?" "Oh, we can't do anything, so we'll just trust he makes it out alive." Wuuuuuut.

Ditto to the vice captains & captains standing there looking at the million Menos and wondering "What should we do?" All talk no action.
yah senbest: rukia-cheekyyah_senbest on January 21st, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
haha but i'd give at least a B for kazeshini at the end there =p