I am shocked... This whole thing is so headless.. Ichigo failed so I guess quicy bow incs. :P Nice plan Kubo... See Ichigo were a waste to lick SS's a.ss... Kubo's zanpaktou Plotkai strikes again. Afro-chan is making a mistake btw... Not shinigami indeed... More than that.. I would watch a Aizen vs arrogant Afro-chan... I think this will warf Ichi to his gramps' side.. :P
GG SS own goal...
Last edited by Don Davido; February 20, 2013 at 09:20 AM.
wtf was that chapter, ichigo isn#t a shinigami so he is cross between shinigami and quincy, hope he doesn't use stupid bows it won't be ichigo if he does it will just ruin the show all this time using shinigami powers then he starts using bows come on kubo lol
good chapter, i dodnt want to see unohana die, but seeing zakarais zanpaktou talk to him was awesome
not sure what to make of ichigo except the guy who beat aizen is somehow an underdog again.....
I Believe the Squad Zero member was wrong about ichigo, Is not that he was deemed unworthy but its because he has awakened his Quincy powers that he has no knowledge of and no experience that he was deemed unworthy, and thats why he has to start from Ground up, he has to learn about his Quincy powers, then learn how to use them before he can regain zangetsu.
Kubo did hint usits probably hinting that ichigo will become a Full Quincy some time from now, meaning he can no longer enter SS when ever he wants to.Quote:
but If ichigo was indeed fighting handicapped from the start of Bleach then, ichigos next evolution will be so high that even Yama/Aizen/bach will fall on their knee and shiver in fear.
I could go on, but I believe the point is clear. Let's move on
I wasn't expecting Kenpachi to learn the name of his Zanpakuto at all. I figured once the training was completed, he would simply destroy all the mental barriers that were inhibiting him from using the true bulk of his reiatsu that was being constantly being repressed. However, this development takes things a little further for Kenpachi, so now I'm interested in how fast he'll be able to learn Bankai for the next battle. It's quite evident he's grown exceedingly more powerful from this training. Kenpachi began his training with his eye patch off, so he was essentially at full power. Although, I doubt all of his wounds completely healed, he still should of been nearly at full strength. Retsu was able to effortlessly manhandle Kenpachi repeatably, so she was essentially miles ahead of all the opponents Kenpachi fought previously in terms of power. It's sad to think we wont be able to see her fight on the battlefield if she dies here. However, she's dying a happy death, so I don't really have any complaints about this development. Retsu has been living her entire life waiting for this very moment. She stated that Kenpachi was the only man to ever make her happy, so she must of been in a state of euphoria to once again cross blades against the man whom shared her beliefs. Fighting for the sake of fighting. Winning or losing is something they evidently did not care about as enjoying an arduous battle seemed more important to them. Their love for fighting transcended all other desires, so Retsu finally being killed by Kenpachi after an enjoyable battle is a dream come true for her. Also, she managed to complete her original goal which was to awaken his power, so that's just added self-satisfaction for her. It's one of the more beautiful and satisfying deaths I've seen for a Bleach character in a long time. This is truly a fitting way to end Retsu's story and pass the torch unto her successor. I applaud Kubo for taking this route.
Last edited by BASED Shinigami; February 20, 2013 at 09:34 AM.
I was and I'm still bickering about Byakuya being alive, and I'll definitely be enraged if Unohana lives on. It's what happens when your favorite character gets killed so easily compared to these undead zombies.
To be fair, it made a decent bit of sense byakuya survived. If he had died he would have died in shame and dishonor, now we get to see him get his zampakuto back and avenge himself (I personally like the thought of that). Talking about byakuya thought, since ichigo was with the asauchi for 3 days it means that it has also been more than enough time for byakuya to be fully healed. I guess he already ate kirio's food and went back to SS.... Its a shame we did not get to see what was in the other palaces yet.
There is something I find a tad disturbing about the current development though. Where exactly did nimaiya send ichigo? Does nimaiya have the power to send ichigo home from where he is? He has a kings key so perhaps it is not that strange however I find that this particular development kinda ruins the entire plot setup. I was under the impression than other than ichigo getting his sword fix the entire point of this current section of the arc was to introduced the RG and their palaces along with their contributions to SS. If ichigo really got kicked out of the royal palace then there is the situation that we won't get to see the other royals just yet. Or perhaps nimaiya sent ichigo somewhere where he can better asses what exactly is it that he lacks?
I might be the only one but if Ichi gets something like a double edge sword AND A BOW then I might just be the happiest person alive (exaggerating). Why no love for bows? He's fully close combat (ok well getsuga tenshou isn't fully CC but it's GT) and doesn't know any kidou, some ranged attacks just make things more awesome (read: any other new attacks make things more awesome)
a death in battle protecting Soul Society
has been in the plot since the beginning, has already made a big impact
an impact to show that Quincies are business
beautiful death and 'passing on the legacy'
a death in battle against an ally-.... oh wait but she didn't have to die to awaken Kenpachi's powers?
has been hyped since forever
Kubo promised stuff being business when she unbraids her hair?
beautiful death and a great showcase of selfish feelings from a senior
uhh.. basically I see the difference between someone who already has done something in the story and dies while trying to win and live, and someone who has done nothing although has been hyped to heaven, and died while... wanting to lose and die?
I think I'll be able to see more point in it if it makes difference for Kenpachi whether she dies or not. Like if Kubo writes there for me to read that if she didn't die he'd start surpressing his powers, then I can at least forgive Unohana. Or if Kenpachi goes batshit crazy and massacres half the Quincy army just because she did die... then that's a little better I guess.
Last edited by Darjaille; February 20, 2013 at 09:52 AM.
Didn't see this curveball from Kubo coming, nice. Now that Ichigo is going to be out of the way for awhile its time to see someone else step up to the plate for a change and upgrade their status from fodder.
My first reaction to this chapter... total BS.
'Cause mainly I had a tiring day.
Further analysis will come later. haha.
I really disagree here. I feel as if the "poetic" aspect of this mini-arc kinda took away from the story he was trying to tell. It's hard for me to explain. I'll re-read these chapters again and do a mini-review later to see if I can get my point across with my problems.