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I'm actually surprised that nobody compared this arc to SS, pre-ss, pre-arrancar and arrancar saga yet.
But instead we are comparing them to DB and OP. Granted, we all have our own personal opinions on which one is more..godly.
To actually stay on topic, I suggest we compare the current arc to the previous arcs to say which is worse.
I'll rank bleach arcs according to my enjoyment of them, not sure if its allowed in this thread:
Pre-SS > SS > Pre-Arrancar > FKT Arc (Starting from when kenpachi saves ichigo) > TBP > Fullbrings arc > Arrancar arc (where ichigo team enters hueco and fight from there.)
But really, if ichigo vs aizen can be an "arc", it'll be the worst.
No matter how we look at it though..over the course of 10 years Bleach only had 2 major sagas.
I was thinking about the same, I used to be very excited when Bleach, Naruto and One Piece came out every Wednesdays and such; but now Bleach has kind of just drifted away from what used to be.
The chapters now are just kind of dry.
THANK YOU Wavebossa...damn i been feelin like this the entire time and its jus so damn frustrating, and if you vent after each damn ridiculously inconsistent/pointless/etc chapter than u just get hated on, so im gald someone started a 'venting discussion' if i may call it so....to me the thing thats been been keeping me coming back is the art, always flawless its almost like at this point Kubo should do the art and hand over the writing to a capable writer everytime it seems like he's got a chance to redeem his story and many holes and many many untold/unfinnished details he only seems to manage to add to the list...and this isnt bashing its an observation that is just OBVIOUS
i agree wtih many of the points you made and its been bothering me forever too, Bleach seems to be a manga that requires an incredible amount of patience from its readers/fans....but DAMN....come on Kubo
this arc should definetly just end as 'the arc to get ichigo his powers back' and nothing more because its only gonna make things worse if more comes out of this situation with these convenient, yet needless fullbringers
Op is a good manga but to become the god of the mangas it has a lot more to go (Op fan).
This arc i really liket it at the begining because it had a lot of misterys, but now it has dropped a little because of the fights and the part that i haven't enjoyd was the rirukka rukia fight it was sooo booring and rukia after 1 and a half year hasn't improved much i tought she was more than just talk and a midget. I hope that this arc endes with a big boom like the king of souls that comes and stopps ginjo or ichigo or somthing like this
Hm, for me this arc wasn't good until the fights came. I enjoyed every shinigami fight until now, even though I am a bit disappointed with Riruka vs Rukia. It's clear that Kubo made Rukia not show everything she got, so I'm just hoping that it means there's a fight prepared for her that is super awesome or something..
plus, so far it seems likeit's not end for Riruka's story (I'm guessing Riruka possessed Rukia) and I'm quite looking forward to see what happened and what will be the consequencies.
I think the story sucked, fights were good for me.
But this arc really needs epic ending. Opening to the new arc. Hell, Royal Realm, King, whoever. The 'restart'.
I hope it will have an epic ending, riruka possessing rukia is pretty cool but who knows maybe she forsaw the ending of this mess and got away before she gets pawned. The fights were a little lame, because the sinigami are much more powerful then the Fullbrings users, and it was like killing time for them so i haven't seen epic fights like the ones in the other arcs (hueco mundo, karakura town).
1) to give our Deathberry his powers back (because it couldn't be done just like, 'One chapter, lost powers, second chapter, time-skip, third chapter let's give him his powers back... why would he need to loose them then?)
2) expand on the hints left before (Ishida's feelings of the badge, Afro-guy not knowing about it)
3) transition arc between two BIG arcs
4) yes, to connect us to the next arc. Attacking Soul Society? He wouldn't be able to attack half of the Cpts and Lts (bcos of the bonds, feeling etc etc. They cannot be erased just like that, by one badge thing. We have seen that Ichigo still trusts Isshin even after he was being lied to for 17 years. He didn't ask anything.). Yeah so let's let him wipe out other 2900 shinigami who are below the level of fodder. After we were told that Cpt Commander has started changing thanks to Ichigo. Especially after we've heard that the Soul King is something 'it' and awful (foreshadowing of unseating him).
Soul Society has already started changing. Thanks to Ichigo. Ginjou can go to.....
I don't think, I just CAN'T see why should Kubo make Ichigo turn against SS.
I believe that this arc will connect the next arc with 'Turn the Pendulum' chapters. We'll see more about the past of SS and Ichigo (might) go against the Spirit King (for the sake of his friends, again). Just an opinion..
Last edited by oniichan powaa; December 24, 2011 at 09:45 PM.