Season 3 Episode 12

Ichimaru Gin's Temptation, Resolution Shattered

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Oct 04, 2005 on TV Tokyo

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • meh

    It seems that every so often, Bleach loves doing pointless monologues for every small thing and making it seem like a Shakespeare piece. For example, Rukia must have been ten minutes talking about how scary Ichimaru Gin looked and used a bunch of metaphorical devices to describe it in every way imaginable. It wouldn't have been so bad if Bleach didn't do this so frequently. And then the whole resolve to live, at least that was decently executed. The fight between Tousen and Kenpachi was interesting though as Kenpachi has to use pain as a part of his fighting methods due to Tousen's bankai. Unfortunately the action was extremely limited and it was outweighted by the endless talking going on.
  • good

    is was a good episode the only bad thing is people are saying that they cut stuff out but they did not the renji fight was in the one before i have watch the japanese version then the english dub the only thing is in the japanes one it 52 and 53 put togetther but in the english one they spilt the episodes one a couple mouths ago one now it simple they do not cut anying of bleach out in any episode all the blood and gore and fighting are the same but it was good i can not wait to see the next one this saturday
  • Okay, FYI for the dubbed only watchers: The episode was butchered down from a 48 minute special to a 20 minute episode for english televison. It was quite sad.

    Not just quite, but extremely hard to watch. I've seen the Japanese subbed episode about four times. It's a long drawn out battle between Byakuya and Renji, but in the dubbed, because of all the editing, it seemed like Renji didn't put up much of a fight. It seemed as if Byakuya walked in slapped him (Renji) and then walked out. I was completely and utterly ashamed. ASHAMED. But that wasn't even the worst part: They cut half of Ichigo's scenes with Zangetsu and then they cut the part at the end where Ichimaru shows up to taunt Rukia about her resolve to die. Totally cold. Adult Swim should be beat. They should have been smart enough to realize that if they were putting Bleach on hiatus, that last night's episode was a wise choice to stop at. It was somewhat a cliffhanger...and unfair to the die-hard english watchers. My advice? Download the 52-53 subbed special, suck it up and read all that you MISSED! It's worth it.