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Bleach, Vol. 36: Turn Back the Pendulum

Bleach, Vol. 36: Turn Back the Pendulum [Kindle Edition]

Tite Kubo
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Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow--a malevolent lost soul--Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit!

About the Author

Bleach is author Tite Kubo's second title. Kubo made his debut with Zombie Powder, a four-volume series for Weekly Shonen Jump. To date, Bleach has been translated into numerous languages and has also inspired an animated TV series that began airing in Japan in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001, Bleach is still a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2005, Bleach was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys') category.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 110954 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media: SHONEN JUMP (5 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F3HJIT4
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite volume of Bleach! 16 Dec 2011
By Chloe
Bleach 36 is a simply fantastic addition to the series - and my favourite so far. If you have been collecting the Bleach books, or even if you have just been buying a few here and there, this is most certainly worth adding to your collection. Tite Kubo's art improves with each volume that goes by, and the drawings of his own characters in their younger forms show off his impressive artistic ability. Turning the page to discover a young Gin Ichimaru or Kisuke Urahara staring back out at you is a spooky and delightful discovery which you will not want to miss.

One of the other great things about Bleach is that as you advance through the story, discovering various secrets and plot twists, the reread value of previous volumes increases. As you go through the older books again, you realise that the artist has left clues and images which suddenly make all the more sense and weave a complex and strong storyline. This volume, with it's time leap, provides a wealth of thought provoking interest for the previous volumes, and gives a new dimension to a lot of the characters, in particular the Visoreds.

The story leads you through the past, 110 years ago, and then later, 100 years ago. The book combines Bleach's own special blend of humour, action and suspense to create a perfect manga volume. All I can add to this is that if you buy 36, I really think you should buy 37 because 36 ends on a massive cliffhanger and will most certainly have you instantly on Amazon looking for volume 37!

If you are new to Bleach however, I suggest starting from the beginning because it is a great series, and if you were to buy this volume straight away it would make little sense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 17 Mar 2013
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great book and great quality and fun . . . . . . . . . . .. . .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turn Back the Pendulum 3 Oct 2011
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One hundred and ten years ago Kisuke Urahara is being made captain of Twelfth Company and has great plans but he cannot seem to get along with his Assistant Captain, Hiyori Sarugaki. Nine years later there are a string of mysterious disappearances in the Rukongai and when a force of Soul Reapers is sent to investigate all contact with them is lost.

The origin story of the Visored, the Turn Back the Pendulum arc is probably one of my favourites from the entire `Bleach' series. Set more than a century before the action of the main story, this arc includes some nice information on the histories of many of the characters in the series. It is particularly fun to see Byakuya, Gin, Hisagi, and Nanao as children and to see who has changed in the past hundred years and who has stayed the same. Another interesting part is seeing what Mayuri Kurotsuchi was doing before Urahara chose him as Assistant Head of the new Research and Development Department.

This was a very entertaining volume of `Bleach' with some nice information, backstory and some interesting fights that is well worth a full five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turn Back The Pendulum! 13 Sep 2011
By Sarah A
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Bleach volume 36 contains chapters -108 to -100. Yes, you read that right. Those are minus numbered chapters as this is all in the past.
It is rated T for Teen due to fantasy violence.

This is my favourite volume as it answers so many questions about the past! It contains the start of the "Turn Back The Pendulum" arc. It's an easy volume to read on it's own without having to look at what happened in the previous volume. But you will have to read the next volume as it continues and finishes there.

Volume 36 is set 110 years before the start of the series when the Visoreds are high-ranking Soul Reapers and Sosuke Aizen is the assistant captain of the 5th squad (Shinji Hirako, as seen on the cover with long hair, is the captain of the 5th squad.)
This volume starts off with an induction ceremony for the newly promoted captain of the 12th squad, Kisuke Urahara. He begins to turn the 12th division into a research and development department by releasing Mayuri Kurotsuchi from his cell and asking for his help.
We then skip forward 9 years to when strange disappearances were happening in Soul Society. And we see how the Visoreds originally got their powers!

I loved being able to see some of the characters when they were young! My favourite part was seeing a young Byakuya being toyed with by Yoruichi. Back then he had a short temper, the complete opposite of how he is now! Plus the young prodigy, Gin Ichimaru was so cute!
It's been a while since I've enjoyed a Bleach volume as much as this one. The art is excellent, even the backgrounds! This volume has a good balance of comedy, fighting scenes and tragedy. I hope this pace is kept up in the future.
At the end of the book are the results for the fourth Bleach popularity poll!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another win for Kubo! 4 Nov 2011
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If you're a Bleach fan, this is a must read. If not, you should start with volume 1. It's a great story, but it won't make any sense if you start here. If you like Naruto, One Piece, Hitman Reborn, or Gintama, I'd recommend giving this story a try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Among the Best of the Bleach Manga 2 Feb 2012
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There are lots of Bleach volumes out there, 53 when I wrote this. In my opinion, this is one of the best. The past few volumes have had relatively little story and so will the next few. But, this one is almost only story. It explains so much about the past and is one of the most interesting of all volumes. If you are new to this series or manga, start with the first volume. These are not like American comics, the story is ongoing and starts at the beginning. Anyone who is a shounen fan should at least try this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Ever 25 Dec 2012
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This series is almost unequaled in its depth of characters, its storylines, and its length. A well written almost never ending tale of action adventure love betrayal death and almost everything human. Buy the manga, Buy the movies, Buy the dvd's. If you can find it on blu-ray pick it up and keep it forever. Its certainly worth it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Bleach time skip arc 30 July 2012
By Niqueo J. Bryant Greene - Published on
okay this is great i love bleach im a fan i have vol 19-36 great stuff so yeah time skip what i love must about this chapter is we get to see how the soul society was 1000 years ago also they show
off some fourmilier faces you mite know what im talking bout Spoiler Alert The Vizards & we learn little more bout Aizen Betrayal this chapter is deep i recommend it to manga readers
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