Thursday, April 6, 2006, 10:11 AM - EverythingSo every Wednesday we go out for some fast-food junk, fire up the laptop, crank the stereo system to 11, and s-video it all up for dinner with Bleach!
It's one of those fighting shows that's really dumb, but highly entertaining in that when it ever decides to take its self seriously, you can't help but fall right in. The last two weeks have been hour long specials, and this week's episode was top notch, right back to what made us love the series in the first place: A main character who's strength, resolve, and idiocy allow him to face any challenge and beat it. Word on the street is that Adult Swim is going to air this at midnight soon... mmm, prepare for some sleepless nights.
I'm also following two other shows this year that have really caught my imagination this year: Mushishi, and Ergo Proxy.
Mushishi is a show where each episode is self contained, all featuring the exploits of a travailing exorcist of sorts. Think animal planet meats ghost busters, seriously mellow, and in feudal era Japan. The music is quiet awesome as well, kind of an ambient bamboo percussion to highlight the rather gritty and surreal stories.
Ergo Proxy is 1984/Matrix/Blade Runner/Brazil all rolled into one show that takes it's self very seriously. It's wonderfully drawn, and beautifully animated. It's got a nice balance of talk and action to keep you on your toes. If I give out much more than that I'd ruin it for you.