Quick Look: Bleach – Series 15 Part 1

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With the series drawing to a close the UK DVD releases of Bleach now seem to be coming in thick and fast, especially seeing as Series 16 is due out within the next few weeks; so today I’ll be taking a quick look at the latest installment, Bleach – Series 15 Part 1, which is being released onto DVD by KAZE through Manga Entertainment UK very shortly.

So; to start with Bleach – Series 15 Part 1 features episodes 317 to 329 spread out over three DVD Discs, with around 4 episodes per disc and minimal extra features. If you’ve been buying Bleach since Part 8 then everything should feel very reminisce; the only difference being that the disc artwork uses silhouette’s of popular characters from the show – such as Ichigo on the first disc and kenpachi on the second disc. It’s some pretty interesting disc artwork, and makes for great guessing games; but it doesn’t always work – as illutsrated on the third disc artwork.


Interestingly enough the silhouette’s on the disc artwork all make sense on the disc menu; as the disc menu for each disc is the same artwork image – but this time in full colour. Ironically while the disc artwork is different the DVD Menu layout is all but the same; whereby each episode is listed individually and audio options (which are both English and Japanese with English subtitles) presented on the main menu – its basic KAZE presentation but at least it works.

When it comes down to episode content then we can expect all-sorts of surprises; for starters a new enemy threat emerges and begins to invade the soul society thus causing disruptions in both worlds; meanwhile Ichigo begins to loose his soul-reaper powers and finds himself being captured and scrutinized by the captains. To top-it-all-off Kon, who still finds himself in the orange bear body, rescues a mysterious green-haired-girl and attempts to keep her a secret from everyone.

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Those looking for battles are also catered for; as be it in the real-world or soul-society there is plenty of battles in-store; although ironically its more about battles taking place between fellow team-mates as opposed to unknown enemies. Basically things are heating-up in Bleach; and better yet this set is all ‘manga-orientated-content’ so you won’t necessarily find any filler here.

In retrospect Bleach – Series 15 Part 1 is the same presentation and layout that we have all become familiar with except this time we have a whole new selection of episode content to watch – and what more could you ask for.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay 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 PS Vita or Xbox One.

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