I remember when I catched up the plot was at the Fraccion battles right after the pendulum part. Loved it catching up, but those dragful filler battles were really annoying then.
I wonder how the arrancar arc would be if one reads it in one go.
^Much better lol. One of kubo's weaknesses IMO is how he sets up cliffhangers. Reading all chapters in one go gets rid of that and makes a much better reading than doing so on weekly basis.
friends,I have started reading this manga,I am currently reading the 4th volume,but to be honest it really disappoints me....I thought it was better
It's not like the first 6 volumes are uninteresting... the Ishida stuff is good, but it can seem pretty ordinary.
I don't think you'll be able to say you don't like it when the real Bleach kicks in.
It's not great that it has so slow start, but what can you do XD
Last edited by Darjaille; December 01, 2011 at 01:44 PM.
I reread the whole series under a year ago (totally unintentional, I was just going to read a few early chapters, lol), and like I thought the overall experience was a lot better. Not having to wait week after week just to advance the plot with minor steps is a blessing. Bleach is one of the classical examples of "best read by volumes", or even larger batches.
but the 1st volumes are really useless,for example the 1st chapter of volume 4 sucks,there's Kon running away and then coming coming back. now I've just finished volume 6,it's good now
just to know,may someone divide bleach's mangas into arcs? for example naruto mangas can be divided like this: 1[introduction]-4(zabuza and haku arc),4-16(chunin exam),16-17(itachi and kisame),17-19(tsunade's arc),20-27(sasuke's betrayal);2nd series: 28-32(Sasori and Deidara),32-34(sasuke's "rescue"),35-38(hidan and Kakuzu),39-43(research and defeat of Itachi,revelation about Akatsuki and jiraiya's death),44-48(pain VS the Leaf and naruto)48-54(kages'arc and preparation for the war),55-(war). something like that...
It can get tricky. The official arcs would be like this
1-8 Human World
9-20 Soul Society
21-48 Arrancar Arc
49-now Lost Agent Arc
Yes, the Arrancar arc lasted for 4 years I think
But fans tend to divide them into 'arcs' (I call them saga's), so Arrancar Arc would be divided into Hueco Mundo, Fake Karakura and Deicide saga.
Oh yesh I completely forgot Turn Back The Pendulum <3
That's basically a more complex more important Kushina Gaiden.