Bleach - 4/5
Bleach's summer episodes have been a mix of spectacular battles, plot and character development, flashbacks, and general suspense-building. Bleach still has that new anime feel to it, whereas Naruto seems to have exhausted its creative resources. The only thing I fault Bleach for is some plot events that are a bit hard to swallow.
I mean, how many times can Ichigo seriously increase dramatically in power. First, he goes through the training to enter Soul Society...then he gets a power boost, while in battle with Zaraki Kenpachi...and now he's training to be able to release ban-kai? I dunno, I just think this part could have been handled a lot better.
On the other hand, the whole story behind Rukia's execution, Aizen's murder, and all the inter-divisional politics makes for good plot-twisting and cliffhangers.
...poor Rukia...she's all depressed.