Anime Obsession: Bleach

I know I’m a few years late to the party, but just one look at an episode of Bleach and I was hooked. This anime series airs on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network, and oh man. I was hesitant at first, anime storylines can be very complex, and can be quite confusing for someone tuning in mid-episode. The animation had me hooked instantly. Its use of light and dark, the inventiveness, yet realism of its characters, not to mention the larger-than-life weapons, all work perfectly together to honor the Anime tradition, while creating a world if its own. No other cartoon looks like this.

After closing my agape mouth when the episode ended, I went online to find out more about the series. My first question was, “Why is it called Bleach?”
The only possible answers I found on IMDB. It states,

“It’s generally accepted that the title Bleach comes from the fact the Shinigami use their Zanpakto to cleanse (bleach) the souls of Hollows.

Another accepted meaning for the title is because of Ichigo’s hair color. He was often picked on as a kid for having orange hair and many people accuse him of bleaching it. Both are acceptable reasons, but neither have been completely confirmed or turned down as the right answer.”

Not too certain, but I’ll take it. The title of the series was the least of my concerns. I needed to know who these people were, where they came from, why are they here? So I did some research to find the backstory.

The series began a manga comic in 2002. It came to Adult Swim as an Anime series in 2006, and has since then taken North America by storm. In the series we follow a teenager named Ichigo Kurosaki. He can see ghosts. He runs into Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who was chasing after a Hollow, or lost soul, that attacked Ichigo and his family. She becomes injured and ends up transferring her energy to Ichigo, who ends up fighting and defeating the Hollow. Ichigo and Rukia join forces to battle souls… and all kinds of craziness ensues.

The swords on Bleach are awesome. Now you can have your own Bleach replica, in case a Hollow should come your way. We have over 60 different Bleach sword replicas and accessories in stock!! Check out a few of these beauties:

Ichigo Tensa Bankai Sword

This sword is over 37” long overall, with a 27” stainless steel blade with a black liquid finish. Intense. It also comes with a manji-shaped guard and a matching black scabbard.

Ayasegawa Yumishika Shikai Fuji Kujaku

Incredible replica from the series. It comes with a wall mount so you can show off this magnificent weapon to all your friends. Each blade is black and silver, and are 23” long. This sword does not play games.

Renji Abari’s Awakened Zanpakuto

This wooden sword is 52” long, and super impressive! Perfect for cosplay or an event that won’t allow real weapons. It’s really impressive, and isn’t as heavy as it looks, so you can carry it around with no problem.

We have so much more to show you. Check out the rest of our Bleach items right now!

 

 

 

Bleach – Aizen Sousuke’s Kyouka Suigetsu Wooden Sword

Aizen Sousuke’s Kyouka Suigetsu Wooden Sword Aizen Sousuke, of the Anime manga series, Bleach, spent much of his time as a captain of the 5th Division. He is a prime example of a good guy gone bad in an ultimate attempt to gain power. He was seemingly kind and sympathetic, earning the love of his team and disguising his true colors. He was one of the few to suspect that the penalty for Rukia’s crimes were too harsh for what she had done and even went as far as confronting Gin Ichimaru about his plans. Although Aizen’s intentions appear to be good, they are really masking his true personality. Aizen set Rukia’s execution up so he could perfect his own experiments of creating the Visoreds (a Soul Reaper/Hollow hybrid). To make his evil intentions seem like even less of a possibility, he even faked his own death by using the illusionary power of his zanpakuto, Kyouka Suigetsu.

Kyoka Suigetsu looks like a simple katana in its sealed form. When it is activated with its command “shatter,” it can put anyone who sees it under its “perfect hypnosis.” Aizen can then make his victim see, hear, and feel whatever he wants. When Aizen faked his own death, he used these illusory properties on almost every lieutenant and captain in the Gotei 13 during a ceremonial release of his zanpakuto. He can also use illusions during combat to deceive his opponents. He can make a decoy of himself to distract his target and then step close enough to him while the victim focuses on the illusionary copy of Aizen, allowing Aizen to strike him down.

Our version of Aizen Sousuke’s Kyoka Suigetsu Wooden Sword is an all wood replica with a nylon cord wrapped handle and silver painted blade. It looks like a normal katana, just like the real version, but is safe enough for anyone to use!

Sword Specs:

  • Overall Length: 40”
  • Blade Length: 27”
  • Handle Length: 10”
  • Scabbard Material: Wooden with Black Lacquer Finish

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Forgotten Realms – Icingdeath and Twinkle Sword Set

Forgotten Realms Icingdeath and Twinkle Sword Set

They are back! The Forgotten Realms – Icingdeath and Twinkle swords are back by popular demand – but now they are available in an affordable set!

Drizzt Do’Urden is from the Forgotten Realms setting derived from the Dungeons & Dragons game. Despite his dark external traits of a drow, he actually favors friendship and peace over violence and hate. Drizzt is a rare drow in yet another way as he is the only one who has been known to live on the surface. Drizzt usually is seen sporting a green forest cloak with fur collar and high black boots along with his weapon of choice – the scimitar. He carries two, named Icingdeath and Twinkle.

Icingdeath is Drizzt’s main scimitar which is enhanced by magical powers to make it more accurate and damaging. Icingdeath has reign over creatures of fiery origins with its cold damage and also protects Drizzt from fire! He found this weapon in a treasure pile of Ingeloakastimizilian the white wyrm.

Twinkle was forged by the Elves of old and was given to Drizzt by Malchor Harpell. This is his defensive scimitar and it has an enchantment which makes the blade sharper than increases accuracy. Twinkle can also be used to make Drizzt better at parrying his opponent’s blows. With a star-cut sapphire on its pommel, it glows softly blue when it detects danger nearby!

The set we have available to you features a full stainless steel pommel and guard with their own shape and design. Both swords have their own leather sheath and belt loop so you can wear one on each hip like Drizzt!

Specifications:

  • Overall: 36” each
  • Blade: 29” each
  • Handle: 7.75” each

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