Today's pick of the day - Sunday, what a fun day!
Yup, it's not a Transformers post. There has been lots of Transformers excitement of late, and I was inspired by a comment by long-time reader of my blog KUMA-NIN, to actually post something on Bleach.
Bleach (aka ブリーチ in Japanese, or 死神 in Hong Kong / Taiwan) is a long running Manga and Anime that I have been following since 2005 / 2006. It's a beautiful blend of the old and the new and at least for the first 65 episodes of the anime, was extremely refreshing as far as anime goes. Since I'm a collector, I of course have collected some Bleach paraphernalia over time.
My Bleach display in my current place.
(top row: Hitsugaya Toushiro, Kuchiki Byakuya, Ichimaru Gin, Aizen Sousuke, Urahara Kisuke)
(bottom row: Kurosakai Ichigo, Grimmjow, Hitsugaya Toushiro, Matsumoto Rangiku, Hisagi Shuhei, Kira Izuru)
However, since Transformers are that all encompassing, I'd almost completely forgot that I also have lots of Bleach stuff and collect the series as well! (KUMA-NIN, should we 'blame' this on Maz too?).
Two of my favourite Bleach characters - Kuchiki Byakuya, Captain of the 6th Squad and Ichimaru Gin, (ex)-Captain of the 3rd Squad.
My all time favourite from the series is of course, Ichimaru Gin. What a wonderful figure this is - beautiful sculpt and paint apps.
A close up of the upper body.
A slight back view - I love how the Captains' cloaks sway with the wind.
Back view of this very nice figure. This is actually from a collection of figures called 'Bleach Characters'.
Close up of the "3" emblem.
While taking shots of this figure, I found out that this is my favourite view of the figure. Wow.
Close up of head sculpt - one of my favourite things about Ichimaru is that he is always smiling, even when he is fighting and dispatching enemies.
Alright, that's it for 'Pick of the Day'. Again, thanks to KUMA-NIN for reminding me that there are things outside of the World of Transformers.