Season 1 Episode 4

The Cursed Parrot

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Oct 26, 2004 on TV Tokyo

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  • A very good episode. This one has some pretty funny moments as well. Our first look at Ichigo's classmate Chad.

    Season one episode four, called "And Your Bird Can Speak" is another good Bleach episode.

    In the opening scene(s) we get to meet Chad, as well as a little bird (A cockateil) Chad adopts. It seems that this little bird brings bad luck to all of its owners. With good reason. The bird is actually harboring the soul of a little boy! And the boy is being chased by a very nasty hollow.

    I really like the way the character Chad is portrayed. He is a very big and tall teenager, though he looks big enough (and old enough) to be an NFL linebacker.

    We also get to see Ichigo dad's clinic, where Chad is admitted when he becomes injured protecting himself and the bird from the Hollow.

    Through all this, Chad is basically unable to see the Hollow attacking him. All he can usually see is a blur, if that at all. He has to depend on pure instinct and the direction of others who can see spirits.

    I enjoyed the camera shots in this episode. It's a style of shooting that is prevalent throughout the Bleach anime series. Also the voice acting is solid. The English dubbed version voice actor for Chad, Jamieson Price does a good voice-acting job in this episode.

    Job well done!
  • It's getting better!

    This episode flowed a lot more smoothly compared to the first three, everything felt more natural and free flowing. It started off pretty good with the introduction of Chad who seems to be Shounen Jump's version of The Hulk (without the angry and rampaging part of him). Although gentle giants are becoming more mainstream now, Chad is a bit more unique in that he holds a strong vow to never fight back no matter how much beat up he gets. This episode is also so far the funniest one. The only thing I didn't like was the whole situation with Karin, she immediately goes to Ichigo to tell him to save the ghost. Okay when did she find out again that Ichigo was a death god?
  • Chad, Rukia and Ichigo must save a cursed parret from the dangers of a hollow

    Ichigo's friend Chad finds a bird that is rumored to bring bad luck. Chad takes the bird in anyway because he has a soft spot for animals. Ichigo's sister Karin finds out that the bird is really the soul of a young boy whose mother was killed. The boy is now being hunted by a Hollow. Karin makes Ichigo promise that he will save the boy. The story of the cursed bird doesnt frighten chad he takes in the parret and gets hurt alot. The parret tells chad to abadon him but he refuses now chad with the help of ichigo and rukia must save this tormented soul from an evil hollow
  • another ep of bleach by me..

    alot of stuff sorta of happens in this episode enters chad and he is a big guy who you would think would be a brute but instead he is a kindhearted person so he takes the bird that is legend to kil everyoone it ever comes in contact with and he takes it anway and he protects this bird where we find out its is actuall just the bait for a holoow that turned that bird from a boy in to his form now promising that he would bring his mom back if he would help him and ichigo helps and destroy the hollow but instead this hollow goes to a hell like dimension for what it did to the child att he end the kid and chad promise to meet each othe rin soul society and maybe chad could carry him around again
  • Chad fights a Hollow

    Chad meets with two of his friends to converse about a cursed parakeet, which the two decline in taking, so Chad decides to accept it. Seconds later, a steel beam falls on him, and he escapes with barely a scratch. Taking the parakeet home with him, Chad encounters a Hollow thats stalking the parakeet, and ends up getting a handprint on his back of the Hollow, before arriving at the Kurosaki clinic. The parakeet tells him about himself, so Chad leaves his bed, still injured to try and get the parakeet away from the Hollow, however he finds he's unable to hide from the spirit creature.
  • One of my favorite episodes.

    I loved it so much. It was about a young boy whose mother was killed by a hollow, and the hollow cursed the boy by putting his soul in a parakeet's body. Chad finds the talking bird, but he warns Chad of how everyone who has owned him is hurt. Ignoring the bird, Chad is hurt by the hollow that cursed the young boy, and is found by Karin, who takes him to the hospital and helps him with his wounds. I like it because it shows Chad's soft side by showing how he cares for the boy. It was so great!!
  • Chad shows his strength

    It was cool. That bird that Chad got, it was cursed. Porr bird. Well, he did get hurt a lot because of the curse, and when he came at school, he explained that a steel girder had fallen on him earlier, as well as that a motor bike had driven right into him, and he had carried the driver to the hospital. It's really cool to see how much he can survive, and how easy and calmly he takes it. It's funny to watch.
    Of coruse, it turns out that bird was actually a ghost that had been cursed to live there, and he brought bad luck to anyone trying to protect it.
    A great episode, can't wait until the next!
  • The bird is curse

    An parakeet which is claimed to be cursed and gives bad luck.Ichigo best friend Chad had found the bird and tooked it home with him.Somehow had bonded with this bird.Which has an spriit inside the bird.Karin begins to have strange visions of the boy in her dream.Which is an spirit in the bird.Who had seen his mother death.The hallow are after the bird.The Hallow reveals to Ruiko that it had devour two soul reapers already.Karin tells her brother to tell the boy to move on his mother is waiting for him.

    Another great installment.
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