Dunno why people are getting confused over bleach.
Those who don't understand the flashback should probably just wait for the mangastream version. Mangapanda was a BIT confusing.
All these chapters are just a build up for the upcoming war. You can't just have fights everywhere. That's what Kubo did with the arrancar arc and that's why that arc was criticized badly. There has to be chapters like these.
I agree about Byakuya thing. He should have died. But, as a Byakuya fan, I can't wait to see him whoop some ass now. :P
My guess about Shunsui's arrival :
- he warns them that Ichigo will be fighting very strong opponents on behalf of SS and is prepared to die (and possibly that SS itself is facing annihilation)
- warns them that Uryuu Ishida must be considered an ennemy
- he offers them something like the statute of substitute shinigami : possibly a line of communication to SS, or even a way to open a Senkaimon
Crackpot theory : (really crackpot)
He gives them an Asauchi each and asks them to start training so that they are able to deal with hollows if something happens to SS
Hey, early chapter. The flipside being we have to wait one day longer for next weeks... There's not a break next week is there? Anyway, I was kind of hoping we'd stay in HM at least for a few pages, but oh well. Got to say I'm not really interested in any of Ichigo's Earth friends except Tatsuki because I'm sure there's something going on with her.
So Shutara literally weaves things. I doubt the Shinigami uniform is her big innovation though, unless there's something special about it we just haven't picked up on yet. Maybe it's something to do with how Shinigami clothes link to their reiatsu in some way? Like how Shunsui got hit by Starrk's Cero. He's Captain-class, so it makes sense that he would survive intact, but his clothes should have been blasted away. Maybe they weren't because the shihakusho isn't just normal fabric. I dunno. And what of the Shutara scale?
Also, no idea what 'Eyeball Monk' could refer to, or what his thing might be. Whatever it is it involves a reishi-rich atmosphere evidently. At least they all have names now though. Anyway, I guess Ichigo is still in Phoenix Palace, and Byakuya will either catch up with him there or at Shutara's, and they'll both go training in Ichibei's together like Renji and Rukia currently are.
So, I wonder why the Captain Commander came out to the real world. Surely he must be in one of those invisible Gigai's, he'd be an easy target for the Sternritters otherwise.
Possible meanings behind his "parting" words:
-Ichigo's gonna die (ie, disappear)
-Ichigo's gonna "die" (ie, not be able to return to the human world, once this is through)
-They're ALL going to die
Now, I think there's must be greater reason for CC to appear in the real world than just "have a chat", considering the other important work he must need to be doing. My best two guesses:
-he's going to make a pitch to humans with spiritual power (aka all of Ichigo's friends) to become death gods, or
-he's delivering to them some kind of secrets, maybe instructions for "recreating" soul society if the war results in mutual destruction.
I'm betting on the latter. If Soul Society collapses, the whole "balancer" dynamic goes out of whack & the fabric of reality will rip apart. We've already seen it fraying. CC is preparing some "insurance" should Soul Society get wiped out in an all-out war. I'm also betting that CC has some kind of "bomb" set up to ensure the mutual destruction of quincies & shinigami inside Society should they lose.
Maybe he is already dead. Remember the chou seikamon? ichigo went back directly to his physical body and back to his spiritual body.
Maybe he lost his physical body in the process
As Shunsui And Ukitakte are my favorite characters, this is how I'm feeling atm: Oooooh I wanna see Shunsui's and Ukitake's Bankaiiiii's!
Unnecessairy cliffhangers are Kubos forte. We don't know if he will see them again or not, that's only a theory at the moment. Of course he is likely gonna see them again, to say farewell before the big final fight begins.
From the dozens of facial expression in this chapter alone, you choose the one panel with the shocked one, the last panle of the whole chapter at that. Reread the chapter to see that Kubo likes to draw every kind of expression. Maybe Kubo is so good at his job that you remember those the most, as every character has white/clear pupils in those, making them more special than others.
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Mangastream translation is out.
Hiyori needs to play Portal 2, so she'd know what to do when life gives you lemons.
this chapter is neither good or bad, but it would've been better to recap on the progress of the captains. why does it seem like no one is acting serious about training? maybe they are carefree because goku will do all the work..... ops wrong manga.
not sure what was going on with renji and rukia...
i agree that the chapter could have been better
i believe shunsui was about to tell them that ichigo will no longer be a substitute shinigami
he will soon become permanent
as for why he went to the living world himself....
probably to check out some cute girls
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What Shunsui's talking about was actually already mentioned before Ichigo got his sword fixed by Nimaiya... Isshin did say something about that Ichigo's life would never be the same again didn't he?
And yeah...good luck going to school like any other kid when you've got Yamamoto-like powers.
That and the war is going to change the worlds probably
Ahh cool chapter. I was wondering how things had gone with byakuya and co.
I just realized.... Back when the arc started hiyori and liza ran into something that looked like a garganta. I just came upon the realization it was not a garganta, it was a breach between the worlds, perhaps even a world leaking into the other. Funny how that worked out lol.
Anyways, it does seem like renji and rukia have been through a lot. I am curious about the shutara now. So she made clothes for them? Perhaps it had something to do with the stuff people wear for bankai in some cases. I doubt they are being given armor. I wonder why exactly rukia was taken there to be honest. Overall she was the one there who wouldn't appear to have needed to really be there as she could be healed normally at large and her sword is not broken as far as we can tell. Perhaps there is more to her than what we know? I mean, ultimately it does not make much sense she was taken just to be healed, I am sure there were plenty others who could have gone through the same. I wonder if perhaps they were taken to manipulate ichigo a bit. They are all precisely the shinigami ichigo is closest to overall so perhaps being aware of ichigo's quincy half they decided keeping them alive should be a top priority. Ichigo can spontaneously turn into a god among ants so having him on your side guarantees your victory overall....
As for byakuya, I am kinda surprised he spent 4 days in the water. I am also surprised renji and rukia are still there. I am even more surprised they are actually that far ahead thinking about it. Renji and ichigo spent 3 days fighting asauchi and then ichigo went for a night to the human world.... have they not rested? When did rukia get to go through the next palace?
As for byakuya, I wonder what nimaiya can do for him. Overall it seems like the quincy badge takes the zampakuto from within and the blade itself so how can he really get helped? I guess he can be given an asauchi which can recover his bankai considering his original sword was apparently destroyed.
-Rukia's going to get enough of a powerup to actually be useful
-same with Renji
-Byakuya's going to get a new sword
-Chad & Orihime are training in Hueco Mundo with Grimmjow, so they're all going to be strong enough to actually be useful
-All the unseen bankai will be revealed
-etc etc etc
Really, this is all just setup for the last battle royale.