October 29, 2010 11:28 AM
No, it wouldn't.
And Negi wouldn't exactly be able to get over killing a friend in time to face Fate.
This isn't grimdark.
October 25, 2010 07:48 AM
Er, don't several people believe Asuna to be Negi's aunt?
And, well, according to spoilers released on AQS:
She doesn't die, nor is she even wounded. She's simply knocked unconscious.
October 23, 2010 10:42 AM
No, she won't.
Her Pactio is the most obvious reason she won't.
September 19, 2010 08:34 AM
Is it too much to hope that Fate's girls get a fight that doesn't involve being humiliated constantly?
Just a little peeve of mine.
January 25, 2010 12:47 AM
Except the people shot into the future were humans. These guys aren't. And there's no evident way at all to bring them back when it was stated beforehand by Gandolfini or Chao or Mana, or right after...
January 23, 2010 08:08 PM
And Unohana's a female Bleach character. Failure is also to be expected, going by past track records of others.
January 23, 2010 05:40 PM
That's in fights. Across the entire manga up to now they've been completely irrelevant to the overarching story because they barely appear or they're hardly developed.
January 23, 2010 04:45 PM
Well, plenty of the captains have been, uh, pretty irrelevant.
Like every single one of them except Mayuri, Ken and Byakuya before Kubo actually decided to use them here.
January 23, 2010 03:01 PM
...Well. Shit hit the fan incredibly fast. I suppose this means every magical world denizen is easy pickings for killing off.
January 23, 2010 02:57 PM
In purpose, maybe. In focus, Unohana is actually pretty irrelevant, as the only people she's saving are Hiyori and probably Ukitake if he isn't dead already, and they're minor characters at best....
January 22, 2010 11:27 PM
Okay, Isshin's getting his own arc, that's a start. Doesn't void Ishida's dad (Kenryu, that's it, or whatever, degh, names mixed up) practically vanishing from the series and VLs being mentioned all...
January 22, 2010 09:21 PM
And, well, as for the straggler elements, let me break it down like this:
- Uryuu practically no longer exists.
- Orihime has no story and was given powers thanks to Ichigo.
January 22, 2010 09:12 PM
Except we really won't get to watch much. The anime will probably devote, at most, three episodes to the Ulq vs. Ichigo fight (did the same with Grimm, though, granted, because of Yammy and Loly and...
January 22, 2010 07:46 PM
Chad's currently eating the floor, i.e, doing what he and Renji do best.
January 22, 2010 04:49 PM
Assuming, of course, they ever show up and aren't some hidden/fabricated threat that we never see. I'm starting to think that, really. It's been hundreds of chapters since they were...
January 22, 2010 06:59 AM
And to use 'tiny words' as a thinly vieled insult is often considered rude as well. :eyeroll
Fact is, Aizen's there, because a whole string of incidents have proven that he is, most importantly...
January 21, 2010 09:39 PM
I don't see why people have to stretch to such far-fetched conclusions. Why would Unohana randomly develop a vendetta against Gin for maiming Hiyori when, first, she isn't dead, second, she's now...
January 21, 2010 04:39 PM
Well...that she can fight? Orihime's participated in all of one fight across the entire manga, of course a senior captain would be better for a battle.
January 21, 2010 04:33 PM
I doubt a monologue about the value of trust to Aizen would tick him off, especially when he's outright said that he doesn't give a damn about his allies, with the possible exception of Gin.
January 21, 2010 04:08 PM
...When it's explitcitely revealed to be Aizen the very next page?
He hasn't released, anyway, and Shinji cutting him proved he was there, and if it wasn't Aizen, Ichigo would have told everyone.
January 21, 2010 02:56 PM
Except he did figure it out. Shinji cutting him once and idiotically deciding to babble about the rest of his shikai's abilities only helped him further.
January 21, 2010 12:52 AM
Ken's hardly the kind to kill off characters. Well, granted, now, magical world folk are now susceptible, but he certainly won't kill any of the girls, especially when the most harm any have received...
January 20, 2010 11:35 PM
There's absolutely no point in having a second Espada, especially considering how they fared.
January 20, 2010 10:48 PM
That will never happen due to Kubo always pairing similar characters in fights. Unohana's seemingly dangerous, but also a mother figure and a medic, and Gin is a batshit insane murderer.
January 20, 2010 09:34 PM
Well, WW's afraid of him, Gin just...dislikes him. If his snide comments about him during the current battle are to be trusted.
Vaste Lorde, you know as well as I do that Byakuya forfeited out...
January 20, 2010 08:57 PM
He'll be the one to beat Aizen, yes. It hardly means he's qualified to do it outside of story purposes, because...look at the guy. He already was hardly able to control his power, he has a...
January 20, 2010 07:26 PM
Well...you're expecting a bit too much. Ichigo's barely heard of Kaien, never heard of his wife, Urahara and Tessai are pretty fine in exile, he never interacted with Tousen, and as far as he's...
January 20, 2010 05:38 PM
Remember the last time they fought? Exactly the same thing is happening here- Hitsu is letting his fury get the better of him, and, just like last time, he's going to get owned. Unless Kubo is that...
January 20, 2010 03:56 PM
Okay, I'll rephrase that. They displayed emotions outside of doing what their characters usually do?
Then again, since Koma's always often outgoing and Hitsu's generally angsty (or antsy), I don't...
January 20, 2010 02:09 PM
...Why didn't it make sense? Why did the possibility of a novice (by comparison) shinigami who only has shikai with masks hardly being all they were cracked up to be, being stronger than the leading...
January 20, 2010 02:03 PM
Anyone expecting Kubo to remember his own promises is expecting too much.
January 20, 2010 01:52 PM
That would be plausible. Were it not for the immense fan influence every single Japanese work of fiction in recent times seems to take to heart. Look at Oda- what fans suggest, he goes, 'Okay, why...
January 20, 2010 01:25 PM
Well, this is great. Hitsugaya shows his now apparently limitless energy supply as he goes bankai again without a hitch despite all he did against Halibel, and all possibility of a shinigami dying is...
January 20, 2010 12:12 AM
...No, he easily teleported away from said attacks as a show of how far ahead he is. I don't exactly support Aizen, but it's clear that he's leagues ahead of Ichigo. How you can interpret easily...
January 19, 2010 11:36 PM
...How did he flinch? He's standing motionlessly. The general definition of flinching is twitching in response to a certain action. He's stock still. He certainly wasn't fearful of Ichigo's attack,...
January 19, 2010 03:30 PM
Okay, smartass, bleeding to a second death. Happy?
He still doesn't care that one of his most cherished captains is lying face down in the dirt and bleeding out. Neither does anyone else.
January 19, 2010 02:57 PM
The problem with Yama is, 'disgrace' for him to fight and save allies in the process (lolwut?) aside, he's the epitome of what's wrong with Shinigami. He's pretty much stood motionless the entire...
January 17, 2010 11:39 PM
Well, the only other captains he fought, he drew/lost to (Ken) and the opponent forfeited (Byakuya), and they held back. If Ichigo faced them and they actually had no restraint, he'd be floor paste.
January 17, 2010 10:39 PM
Well...one-shot is one hit to kill or incapacitate. Halibel struck first- doesn't change that Aizen only slashed through her body once to kill her.
January 17, 2010 10:15 PM
There's losing a battle, and there's being killed. Sure, there's Soi's arbitrary shame, and losing an arm, but she still won with Hachi against Barragan in the end, and...well, to be fair, I doubt...
January 17, 2010 10:04 PM
I'll still laugh if Hiyori really does die.
Because it hardly alleviates the imbalance- this battle alone, we've had 13 Arrancar and one former captain die with absolutely no losses on the side of...
January 15, 2010 09:24 PM
Because I'm a pessimist, or because of what's happened to just about every other female character, I'm calling it:
Unohana will just go around healing people with Kira. It also really doesn't help...
January 15, 2010 04:14 PM
And that would in no way spoil Mana's arrival and deprive the party of much-needed action, would it?
January 15, 2010 02:19 PM
Funny how people are complaining about it being somehow shameful that every other captain and vice is now ganging up on Aizen (common sense comes slow to those who are prideful), but this is the guy...
January 15, 2010 10:16 AM
And this 'one man' is a walking god whose unfathomably broken techniques have still not been countered and who isn't even so much as slightly inconvenienced by things that are just as broken, such...
January 14, 2010 08:06 PM
Well, again, Halibel's dead. I see no reason at all for her Fraccion to be alive. And Unohana has plenty to tend to as it is.
January 14, 2010 07:09 PM
Well, seeing what an attack on the same level did to Allon, I'd say it's pretty lethal.
And considering Halibel's dead, there's no reason for them to be alive, either.
January 14, 2010 06:51 PM
They were burnt to cinders, confirmed by Halibel herself. Are you that desperate, or just being sarcastic?
January 14, 2010 12:46 PM
Oh, Kubo and his chapter titles. 'Extreme Battlemasters Mix'.
DOOSH DOOSH DOOSH
Anyway, fair chapter. Aizen does once again that which comes naturally to him, good to see his trickey. The...
January 13, 2010 09:49 PM
...We did? :blink
Read the previous chapter, I have no idea at all what you're complaining about.