|Bleach soma Abridged|
10/28/2007 - July 2010
History[edit | edit source]
Bleach Soma Abridged was originally created by Semisoma1 and MidnightDevont back in October 2007. Semisoma1 pitched the idea of making a Bleach Abridged Series to MidnightDevont (MidnightSohma at the time, before her acount was banned), and they quickly began to work on a trailer. It was released on October 20th of the same year, and the series has had a steady flow of episode releases ever since. Their current video count is 19 series episodes, the complete DDR (Diamond Dust Rebellion) movie and the 1st OVA, The Sealed Sword Frenzy. On July 23, 2009, Semisoma1 made an announcement that Bleach soma Abridged will be closed until further notice or indefinitely. He requested that people not probe into his reason. but made a short return with episode 19 being released in summer of 2010 after large casting and production changes.
The "Soma", in Bleach Soma Abridged[edit | edit source]
The word "Soma"(Soh-ma), is in the title because Semisoma1 wanted to give search engines something unique to search out when people looked for the series. Removing it has been considered several times, but in the end it has been left as it is due to the sole fact that there is no good reason to change it.
Production[edit | edit source]
Bleach Soma Abridged has always been written and edited by Semisoma1, always using Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0. No other programs are involved with the general editing of sound, or images, apart from Paint being used to create some props for the Christmas special. All recording by Semisoma1 was done on APE 4, and MidnightDevont on WMM, until both switched to Audacity. Later both started recording together over Skype using a recording program called Pamela.
Production for Episode 19[edit | edit source]
After the return after a year of "indefinitely quitting"( In other words, Episode 19 and up), the editing was generally the same with few exceptions;
- Semisoma01 now used Wavepad for audio recording, and for sound FX effect editing.
- LordQuadros records on Wavepad, as has always been done.
- Squeaky93 records on Audacity.
- It was unknown what BrookeLynn and Dco257 used for recording
- Since frame-by-frame lip flap editing was taken up past this point, and the captured lip flap frames have to sometimes be edited, Paint is used to edit the frames while Adobe Premier Elements 4.0 is used to capture and save them.
Openings[edit | edit source]
- Hollow Busters
- You'll Never Stop Bleach Abridged
- Just Bleach
Cast[edit | edit source]
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|Episode 1 - A new Reaper
Episode 1 Redux - A Shinigami is born
|Oct 28, 2007
|Episode 2 - Taking Responsibility||Nov 3, 2007|
|Episode 3 - Brotherly Love||Jan 1, 2008|
|Episode 4 - The Kind Giant||Feb 13, 2008|
|Episode 5 - To kill a mockingbirds hollow||N/A|
|Episode 6 - The Mod Soul||N/A|
|Episode 7 - "Like Falcon Kick"||N/A|
|Episode 8 - Hollow Busters Unite||N/A|
|Episode 9 - Memories in the rain||N/A|
|Episode 10 - A race of Gee--Quincy||Sep 27, 2008|
|Episode 11 - "Kon Pinball no Jutsu"||N/A|
|Episode 12 - The one that was too long||N/A|
|Episode 13 - Invasion of Soul Society. The Power of Cheating Unleashed!!||N/A|
|Episode 14 - Everybody Dance, Yo!||N/A|
|Episode 15 - The Great Rukia is Born!||N/A|
|Episode 16 - You're All Gonna Hate Me Now||N/A|
|Episode 17 - This Has Been an Automated Voice Recording||Jun 19, 2009|
|Episode 18 - Kenpachi Has Arrived||June 26, 2009|
|Episode 19 - You Better Get Ready to Sugar Skull||July 2010|
Common Themes[edit | edit source]
- Mostly every character has a fixation (whether it be a hate or an obsession) with a certain thing, item or person. For Ichigo, it's butterflies. For Renji, it's his hate of sunflowers. For Rukia, it's juice boxes. For Kenpachi, it's trains. So on and so forth.
The Fourth Wall[edit | edit source]
The characters all seem bluntly unaware of the outside world, YouTube, and the fact that they're in a series(apart from the espada). However, there are times when the characters inexplicably gain this knowledge, only to lose it shortly after. Characters like Kon and Ishida seem to maintain constant knowledge of the fourth wall and the series, though.