We’re back at it! Our saga through Bleach is nearing its close as we discuss the final two arcs left in the series. The first 30 minutes are spent discussing the “filler” arc, and then it’s on to the craziest, dumbest, and worst-drawn arc yet!
Darryl calls Tatsuki “Taki” like a Soulcalibur scrub, Phil is a big supporter of the Quincy monarchy, Sly has a bone to pick with the german alphabet, and Ryan is actually sick this podcast—whether from germs or Bleach, we can’t tell.
Also, sorry about Phil’s audio blips an hour in—nothing we can do about that.
On this episode, we’re diving into the torrid history of The Clone Saga, and we’re bringing our non-fans Darryl and Phil kicking and screaming into Ben Reilly’s tragic backstory. We cover his lab-grown birth, the discovery of his own unique identity, and his struggle with yet another clone, KAINE. Only after we record do we realize all the crime bible jokes we could’ve made.
We’re currently cloning Ryan so he doesn’t get a chance to participate, but Sly tries his best to lay out the Clone Saga for us while Darryl feels Ben’s identity crisis and Phil really gets into shouting Kaine’s lines.
Let the battle for Fake Karakura Town begin! You guys are excited for this, right? Right?! Well, even if that doesn’t sate you appetite for action, we have Ichigo vs. UIquiorra, and Ichigo vs. Aizen coming up! We’ve been waiting for those fights for so long that they’re bound to be really good and definitely not super long and boring! Prepare for our longest episode yet!
Darryl pronounces “keikaku” as “cake-cock-coo” like a baka gaijin, Phil slips in two different Cell references, Sly defends the parts Darryl hates the most, and Ryan is checked out, having reached his “it’s dumb” quota for Bleach
The consensus is in: Bleach is not “terrible!” The gang begins their descent into Bleach’s canonical hell (well, purgatory), Hueco Mundo! Another lady is need of saving, the Espada are in need of a beating, and Kubo’s backgrounds are in need of some buildings! We’re only halfway through, so hang in there!
Darryl pronounces “Re-su-rrec-ción” as “Rez-or-reck-zion” like an estupido extranjero, Phil wants to control our sovereignty, Sly thinks this arc is the best yet, and Ryan has checked out. Podcaster’s note: Nakama means friend.
Darryl pronounces “SHI-KAI” as “SHIK-KAI” like a baka gaijin, Ryan fantasizes about Byakuya and Ichigo kissing, Phil enjoys teaming up with his rival, and Sly can only understand media through the lens of Yu-Gi-Oh.
This was going to be Bleach part 2 of 4. Who knows how long this will take now?
Darryl pronounces ZAN-PAK-TO as ZAN-PACK-TO like a baka gaijin, Sly thinks everyone looks like Rukia, Ryan’s concerned over the age of his kouhai, and Phil takes off his eyepatch to enjoy Bleach with 100% of his power.
We’re entering triple digits with something special, Bleach! The manga, that is. We’re gonna be covering it for the next few episodes in big chunks, hand picked by our very own Darryl. This is part 1.
Darryl mispronounces KA-RIN as KAR-IN like a baka gaijin, Sly only knows one thing from Bleach three separate times, Ryan likes the girl with big boobs NOT for the reason you’d think, and–shocker–Phil really likes shonen tropes.
Sly’s been painting targets on his forehead, Darryl appreciates how anime the Ultimates 3 is, Ryan doesn’t understand how Quicksilver can identify DNA-seeking bullets, and Phil simply can’t understand DNA-seeking bullets.