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Bleach Season Two DVD Box Set

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

Bleach: The Entry Season Two box set is a five disc set that contains 21 episodes. The first four discs contain four episodes and bonus features, while the fifth disc contains five episodes and bonus features. The main menu on each disc has four options: "Play," "Scenes," "Set Up," and "Extras." "Play" allows you to play all of the episodes back-to-back. "Scenes" allows you to choose which part of which episode you want to begin watching. "Set Up" allows you to choose whether to have the English or Japanese audio, and whether or not you want to have subtitles. "Extras" allows you to see the extras on the disc.

On the first disc, there are four extras. The first extra is "Production Art," which is 19 pages of line art of the characters that appear on this disc. The second feature is "Manga Preview," which includes ads for Bleach and other Shonen Jump manga titles, as well as an ad for Shonen Jump magazine. The next feature is "Clean Ending," which is a textless version of the first closing theme that appears in this box set. The final extra on the disc is "Shonen Jump Home Video," which contains previews for Naruto, Hikaru no Go, and One Piece.

The second disc has production art, which is 18 pages of line art of the characters, locations, and weapons that appear on this disc. The "Manga Preview" and the "Shonen Jump Home Video" extras are exactly the same as the features that appear on disc one. The "Clean Ending" on this disc is a textless version of the second ending that appears in this box set.

The production art of disc three is 15 pages of line art of the characters that appear on this disc. The "Manga Preview" and the "Shonen Jump Home Video" extras are exactly the same as the features that appear on disc one. The "Clean Ending" has the same song as the ending that appears on disc two, but the animation is different.

The fourth disc has production art, which is 14 pages of line art of the characters and weapons that appear on this disc. The "Manga Preview" highlights some different titles than the feature that appeared on the previous three discs. The "Shonen Jump Home Video" feature is exactly the same as what appeared on the previous three discs. The "Clean Ending" has the same song as discs two and three, but the animation is unique.

On the fifth disc, the production art consists of 20 pages of line art of the characters that appear on the disc. The "Manga Preview" is different from any of the manga previews that appeared on the previous four discs. There are two different endings in the "Clean Ending" feature. The first is the same song that appeared on discs two through four, but the animation is unique from the previous three discs it appeared on. The second clean ending is a textless version of the third ending song that appeared in this box set. The "Shonen Jump Home Video" feature on this disc includes previews for Bleach the Movie and Naruto the Movie. The final feature of this disc is "Bonus: Behind the Scenes of Bleach." This is a roughly 21 minute feature of interviews with some of the English dub cast (the voices for Rukia, Renji, Byakuya, and Hanataro are interviewed). This final feature is definitely the best bonus feature in the whole set.

While I knew to expect the repetition of bonus features on this set after seeing the first season box set, I was still a little disappointed. Like with the first season set, perhaps Viz Media should have considered putting the extras on only one or two of the discs to minimize the repetition. And I still wonder why textless versions of the opening aren't included as bonus features in either set. Even though Iím a little disappointed by the bonus features, I would still recommend this box set to anyone who is a fan of the Bleach anime series.

In order to write this review, I purchased this DVD box set as a birthday present for my husband.


Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
Disc 4
Disc 5
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24


Bonus Features
Episode 25
Episode 26
Episode 27
Episode 28


Bonus Features
Episode 29
Episode 30
Episode 31
Episode 32


Bonus Features
Episode 33
Episode 34
Episode 35
Episode 36


Bonus Features
Episode 37
Episode 38
Episode 39
Episode 40
Episode 41

Bonus Features
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