Attack on Titan Season 1 & Bleach Parting Thoughts, Prepare for DBZ Kai and InuYasha: The Final Act

Some Good News and some Bad News. Let’s get the bad news out the way, shall we?

Something went wrong when Toonami picked up airing rights for Hellsing Ultimate. Apparently they only got the rights to air the first 8 episodes. Presumably, broadcasting right for episodes 9 and 10 are separate from the first 8 episodes. Which means that anyone watching Hellsing Ultimate on Toonami but hasn’t bought the DVD/Blu-ray set for Episodes 9 & 10 are gonna be shit outta luck unless they pick up those last two episodes.

So next weekend will be Hellsing Ultimate‘s last night on Toonami, as well as Dragon Ball Z Kai‘s initial night on Toonami. Weekend after next is the premiere InuYasha: The Final Act (a show that’s been long overdue for [adult swim] to air), and Bleach starting reruns from Episode 282.

Now let’s do some Parting Thoughts:

Attack on Titan Season 1: Watching the English dub has actually given me a new opinion on Attack on Titan. And yes, I’m willing to say that I find the English dub better than the Japanese. I realize that when you’re living in a world where naked, man-eating, humanoid behemoths are driving humanity to the brink of extinction, you don’t exactly have things handed to you that easy, and that’s a good thing. Because that’s what makes the characters… well, characters and not Marty Stus. Yeah, the pacing can get really tedious at times and everyone that doesn’t have main character status have pretty much almost no real character other than being Titan fodder. But that’s what creates drama. Genuine, convincing drama. Most anime nowadays can learn a few things on how Attack on Titan does things. So yeah, I enjoyed it far more than I did last year, and although it wasn’t as great as it was hyped to be (and since when has anything recently lived up to hype?), but still remains good nonetheless. [8/10]

Bleach: After 8 years on [adult swim]/Toonami and 366 episodes, making it the longest-running series on the network (at least until One Piece takes that honor), Bleach has come and gone. And as far as I’m concerned, it should’ve ended after Aizen was defeated. Now it’s really just nothing more than a zombie: Something that lasted far longer than it should have.

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