Bleach 79: “Yoshino’s Decision of Death”
Continuing the the filler Bount arc this was probably one of the best episodes of this filler arc. It is surprising that we get another fight just shortly after the fight Ichigo had with Udagawa, Ichinose, and Kariya at the mansion. I think this is the first time Bleach actually has more than one fight in the same episode taking place in the same location. Now while there were three battles going on at Kariya’s destroyed mansion the main fight was definetly Yoshino vs. Kariya. Now while the fight did not last as long as I would have liked the animation for the fight was definetly great. And we did get to find out that the reason Kariya is stronger than the rest of the Bounts is because he has fused with his Doll. I was a bit sad that Yoshino has been killed of but her death seems to have lead for a much greater threat for Ichigo and the Soul Society.
Episode Rating: 8/10
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion 19: “Island of the Gods”
Now while this episode did not contain any action it did help flesh out four of the major characters in Code Geass. Now while this episode used the the overused story in anime of four characters from stuck on an island with each character paired up with a person from the opposite side (Lelouch/Euphemia and Suzaku/Kallen) the character work in this episode made it so it is not as annoying as it could had been. This episode did serve up some fanservice with Kallen cleaning up at the waterfall. While I enjoyed all four characters I actually enjoyed the pair of Lelouch and Euphemia. I thought that it was nice to see these two long lost siblings spending some nice quiet time together. It was funny seeing Euphy picking on Lelouch attempt to get some food. Also it is going to be interesting to see what the reprecussions of Lelouch giving Suzaku the “Live on” command with his geass. While I do not expect anything to severe to happen to Suzaku since he is one of the major characters in the series it will be interesting to see what actually happens to Suzaku next episode and if Lelouch/Zero will try and save him again.
Episode Rating: 8.7/10