>>12324432>That's not a series quality issue with Bleach, it's a fundamental issue with the entire fighting genre.
The way I define the problem, it certainly is Bleach's fault. Being a fighting-centered shonen series in no way precludes writing interestingly choreographed and suspenseful fights, and Bleach possesses neither of those. (Examples: JoJo, particularly arcs 2 and 3, to a lesser extent One Piece)>and it's highly successful at those things
That's a personal, subjective judgment. Mine happens to diverge from yours on that matter. All I have seen in Bleach from Soul Society onwards has been an innumberable bunch of stone-faced samurai scowling at each other and occasionally comparing Bankais. The colorful and entertaining characters (Chad, Orihime, Uryu, Kon, Ichigo's sisters, Don Kanonji, Hanataro, Ganju) are marginalized in favor of giving these boring Soul Reaper shits more page time, and the only two (former or otherwise) denizens of the Seireitei of mild interest (Kenpachi, Aizen and his posse) are only interesting as meta-commentary on how terribly written Bleach is compared with other shonen series (Kenpachi on the nature of brokenness, Aizen on how villains in shonen are too often made to appear clever simply by making the heroes woefully incompetent...the Spaceballs rule in action).>it's just that it doesn't fit your tastes, and you should look at other styles of manga.
I do, and I regularly engage in anime and manga totally diverged from Bleach's genre. But whenever I see an otherwise acceptable ZOMG ANIME LIST tainted by a guilty pleasure as abominable as Bleach, I cannot in good nerd-conscience stand idly by. Shonen is not high art, but when done properly (Galaxy Express -- still among my favorite works of all time, in all forms), it can have real meaning to its fans. Seeing redeemable people enraptured by something as stupid as Bleach simply stimulates my indignance gland.