Quick Look: Bleach – Series 14 Part 2


Can you believe that it’s been well over half a year since the previous instalment of Bleach was released into the UK anime market; Me neither, but here we finally are with Bleach – Series 14 Part 2; the latest joint-release from Manga Entertainment and  Kaze and it’s a set that i’ll be taking a closer look at today so you guys will know what you can expect from it.

Containing thirteen episodes, and spread across three DVD Discs, Bleach – Series 14 Part 2 brings the Fall of the Arrancar story arc to it’s conclusion with a mixture of ‘manga-adaptated’ storylines and filler episodes. For the most this set can be seperated into two halves; the first half (Episodes 304 to 309) interact with the main story of the Soul Reapers attempting to stop Aizen – which results in a final destructive battle between; while the remainder of this set (Episodes 310 to 316) focus on other elements of the Bleach Universe; such as the introductions of new captains, friends long forgotten and amusing side-stories that involve everyones favourite Kon.


A large portion of filler episodes may seem like a disappointment; but with the main story content being neatly wrapped-up by the half-way-point of this set its a nice way to ‘come-down’ after all those explosive battles. Additionally it allows for other, less dominant on-screen characters, to make their re-appearence in the show – which is always a nice thing to see.

When it comes to episode content then Bleach – Series 14 Part 2 has a nice variety on offer, even more so than recent One Piece and Fairy Tail sets, but in terms of bonus content and disc presentation then it is a bit of a woeful experience. The only bonus features on offer included are textless songs – some of which have karaoke text on them so you can hardly call it ‘textless.  Of course this being a KAZE title viewers are treated to two trailers per disc before the main menu loads-up; with each trailer already being ‘widely used’ on other Kaze products.


In short the UK Kaze / Manga Entertainment DVD release of Bleach – Series 14 Part 2 is probably just as you’d expect it to be; with the presentation and layout being exactly the same as previous instalments – with the only difference being the artwork and episode content. Of course this isn’t a bad release; its just as you’d expect it to be.

Bleach – Series 14 Part 2 will be available on DVD within the UK from the 6th April 2015.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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