Merry Melodies – Bleach Ending 28 – Haruka Kanata by Unlimits

Posted on Dec 12 2011

Hello and welcome to the first official edition of Merry Melodies! This week, we’ll take a look at Christmas’ latest eargasm, the 28th ending for Bleach!


So, let me be a hundred percent serious here. I watch a lot of stuff. I like almost anything and everything I watch. Bleach is one of those things. A lot of people say that Bleach has lost its way in terms of plot, and they’re probably right. But as long as it keeps having awesome music like this, I’ll keep coming back every time.

Let’s talk sound first. I think one of the things I like best about Haruka Kanata is the awesome guitar riffs it has. The remind me a lot of Bleach’s 13th opening, Ranbu no Melody/Wild Dance Melody by SID. A lot of people joke around that it’s probably just a Bleach version of Naruto’s Haruka Kanata, which is its second opening, but Unlimits has a completely different style than Asian Kung-Fu Generation, so just shut up and enjoy the song for what it is, and not what it isn’t. I’ll tell you what it is, it’s a beautiful song.

One of the things that draws me to both Bleach and this particular song is the fact that it only ran for 13 episodes. The main reason for this is to allow for a different cinematic to play for each episode, with each version focusing on a different character and arc of the series. While version one through nine are nostalgia bombs for me, the tenth one onwards has quite a few spoilers. If you’re opposed to Bleach spoilers, only watch the first one or two versions. The fact that they took the time to do something like that for the tenth anniversary of Bleach is just kinda cool, and different cinematics are usually reserved for movie promotions, as well as when Bleach did it with their third ending, Houki Boshi by Younha. I just really like it.

In case you couldn’t already tell, I’ve included all thirteen versions of the ending here, so check them all out and hopefully you’ll appreciate the effort that went into setting them up as much as I do.


QUESTION TIME! Which version do you like best? Is it just because of your favorite character, or the arc that’s displayed in the animation? Let me know!

Bleach is available to watch every Saturday night dubbed on [adult swim] as well as streaming subbed on both Viz Anime and Crunchyroll. Check it out!

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  • Tyto December 13, 2011 at 6:34 AM

    Does it mean “no worries for the rest of our days”?

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