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Translations: Bleach 595 (2)
I'll explain by listing some of my own.
-The droning, echoing, saxophone-esque sound effect that plays when Mayuri goes bankai. It audially personifies his deranged mind and personality perfectly, while also portraying his twisted murderous intent and the ominous scene in that moment very well. It's just one of those sound effects they didn't have to do, but that gave this perfect artistic personification to Mayuri, his bankai, and the scene in general.
-The sonido sound effect. A creative sound that does a good job of giving the viewer the impression that sonido might be different from shunpo. As we now know that to be true, the sound itself makes me imagine sonido being akin to the garganta somehow. Perhaps a sort of mini garganta that allows the user to go out of and back into the dimension quickly from one point to another. I find it pretty cool that the sound alone is able to give me a certain impression of sonido that I'd probably never think of if I just read the manga.
-The garganta sound effect. Very effectively portrays dimensional fabric being torn apart.
-The Visored voice overlay sound effect (Ichigo's especially). Portrays both Shirosaki's insanity and the perturbed hollow aura of Ichigo with his mask on very satisfactorily.
-Ikkaku's seiyuu does an absolutely fantastic job of acting out his personality. Almost all of the Japanese voice-actors do a great job at bringing their characters' personalities to life (and I don't even know Japanese), but Ikkaku's always stands out in my mind as nailed down perfectly. In particular, the way he goes into a high-pitched shout that sounds tough at the same time when he's angry/enthusiastic/etc. in a fight.
So they can be anything, really. They can be sound effects, voice-acting, music, or whatever, and they can be the sound in general or a particular use of it in one scene of the anime (so for music, it can be the song in general, or it can be how the song was used for one scene specifically). The anime is full of stylish and artistic audio touches that elaborate on many things in the manga exceptionally well, and I'm curious as to which ones you guys favor most.
In the English dub, you can still hear the similarities between Ichigo and Visored Ichigo's voices. The effect in entirely different.
Bleach also has some cool background music. I have a favorite in particular, called "on the precipice of defeat".
The guitar at the beginning reminds me of a hollow, and it's beautifully creepy.
There's also this, called Escalon.
I <3 Mayuri's voice actor. His voice reminds me of Orochimaru's voice, in that they both have a scratchy, old, creepy sound. Mayuri's fits his personality perfectly.
Sonido is definitely a cool sound.
and i love the cero charge-up sound. i can imitate it pretty well myself with a sort-of whistle.
music and voices are of course important.
specifically, some characters voices in the anime just fit them so perfectly that it's almost realistic.
as JP mentioned, Ikkaku.
and as much as i completely prefer the japanese version of the anime, i must say that Kenpachi's english voice acting suits him amazingly. i'm not sure of the voice actor's name, but i know he also does Jiraiya in Naruto's english dub.
man, when i heard that playing when shinji cut into ichigo's and grimmjow's fight and pulled out the mask. i was like sickkkkk.Quote:
i gotta say, all the voice actors mostly do a good job when portraying the character. like the guy who does gin's voice, it's just silly and not serious. i could keep going but that'd be dumb sayin what you all already know.
i also like the music, on a funny standpoint, whenever yammy is firing bala after bala at urahara and then urahara comes up from behind. that music kills me.
- the music during noitra's death. i would say that noi's death in the anime is what really turned my opinion around for him, and the music definetly helped, cuz it conveyed emotion that black and white art cant do on its own
- gotta luv the epic music as well. its a little overused (like every time someone has a dramatic powerup) but its still rocks
also, the op mentioned the music of mayuri's bankai, id like to add the baby cry that you hear when you see the full release...hehehe, baby's crying
The Seiyuus for both Ichimaru and Grimmjow are exceptional. I love the way Ichimaru's is so patronizing and portrays the character well, and Grimmjow's awesome, random shouting was phenomenal.
I love the sound overlays for Shuuhei's Kazeshini. The way the sound echoes out no matter what sound it may be, like it's being carried on the wind.
The background music "FIESTA DE GUERRA."
If I can come up with any more, I'll post later.
Definately the Cero charge-up and the combination of the sound/visual effect when someone's reiatsu goes up. I love the shaky, grainy look it gives, especially when it's coupled with the noise and the reaction from those around it.
One of the coolest moments in the anime for me was when Hiyori lost control and slashed Shinji during the pendulum arc. Her roar and the slow-mo reactions of everyone around, combined with the reiatsu effect when it happened just looked amazing in my opinion.
i also like this. but i have to say it totally goes hand in hand with the manga. remember when in the turn back the pendulum arc shinji talks about this new thing called jazz music? and the escalon theme also features some jazz vibes i think.Quote:
Sonido sound effect, definitely. It's kickass.
The Gargantua sound always has me shivering.
I especially love Nnoitra's voice; I think he really... I dunno, I just think he sounds really... Nnoitra-ish.
The sad music, when used appropriately - as opposed to used stupidly in LURI-CHAN filler (rebellious muttering ensues), in some cases can bring me to tears
Cero charge up sound and Aizen's Shunpo.
Bleach really has some great sounds... A few great OP/ED (defo Ichirin no Hana) and quite some good BGM
Escpecially love this ones:
Sagisu Shiro - A Requiem (From OST 2, can't find a link for it)
Sagisu Shiro - Requiem for lost ones
Sagisu Shiro - Will of the Heart
Sagisu Shiro - Torn Apart
Sagisu Shiro - Creeping Shadows
Mike Wyzgowski - Nothing Can Be Explained
And I absolutely love (as mentioned before) the Visored's vocal sound FX
I've been searching wtf that track was named as it doesn't appear on the first two OST's I got
I looove(d) Nnoitra's Voice Actor, Lecherous and fits him perfectly.