Monday, January 11, 2016

3 Awesome Things a Bleach Fan Can't Live Without

Every die-hard fan of any series always likes to participate in events and own certain kinds of memorabilia. Not just for the sentimental value but also for the aspects of community - they're what really bring fans together and get other people interested. So it's no surprise that fans of the popular Japanese manga inspired anime series, Bleach, would follow this trend. Here we’ll be looking at the Top 3 things that no respectable Bleach can do without:

Bleach Fans Can’t Live Without #3: The Anime Expo
Every true fan of any anime has likely gone to one of these at some point in time and if you haven't you really should. There are few better ways of meeting and connecting with other fans than an expo. Sure, social media is useful at connecting people but there’s no substitute to face-to-face interaction. Also, a Bleach anime expo is likely to feature a whole host of things you’d be able to experience or get online without paying an arm and a leg, from cosplaying to vendors of Japanese episodes of the series to group discussions to meeting the cast and crew of the series itself. The latter is probably the biggest draw and one of the most unique things about a anime expo - where else, after all, can you get to interview talented voice actors like Johnny Young Bosch, Derek Stephen Prince, Michelle Ruff, Vic Mignogna and Stephanie Sheh. 

Bleach Fans Can’t Live Without #2: The Costume
Of course, no anime expo would be complete without the colorful cadre of cosplayers native to any given anime gathering. If you’re going to go, you might as well go in style! And what's more stylish than the flare collared coats of the ‘Arrancars’ or the old school coats of the ‘Division Captains’. Or you could always go for a more specific look and shoot for the style of a particular character such as ‘Grimmjow's Pantera’ form or ‘Tier Harribel's’ unique and exotic look. Of course, not everyone has the ability (or the money, as the requisite materials can sometimes be quite pricey) to make their own outfits but going to conventions is a great way to get tips on how other Bleach fans make their own fantastic costumes as well as how to do so without emptying your wallet. On the flip side, if you do have a few stray bucks tucked away in a dusty drawer then there are a plethora of costumes you can try.

Bleach Fans Can’t Live Without #1: The Bleach GrimmjowJaegerjaquez Pantera Resurreccion Zanpakuto Licensed Sword Umbrella
Better than conventions, expos and fancy dress, the #1 thing the die-hard Bleach fan can't live without is a piece of memorabilia from their favorite character. And who better to choose from than one of the most popular (and powerful) characters in the series, Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez! Not only is he crazy strong and wildly entertaining, Grimmjow is also extremely stylish with his trademark open-chested coat, spiky blue hair, sparkling cat eyes and light blue sword. Recently, a series of umbrellas was made, one for each of the main characters with some part of their trademark weapons as the umbrella handle. For Grimmjows umbrella, the halde is precise replica of his sword handle whilst, when folded, the umbrella body itself conforms to the contours of his sheathed sword. For those that love the character, this is a must have.

So there you have it. These 3 things are what every bleach fan cannot live without. I’m sure there’s more, but these stand out the most.

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