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I mean....with his Hyourinmaru stolen, seriously though. What could he obtained in that short period of time?
(Yeah he's the youngest among the captains with much higher potential than others and etc.)
It's a bit different for Byakuya since he IS in the royal realm, but not sure how for Hitsugaya.
Either way, Bleach is back !!!
Maybe Toshiro will use more swordplay and kido.
We all know how overly dependant on his Bankai he is, still, he is the greatest genius and most talented shinigami in Gotei's history.
Kido has been shown to be extremely effective when used by someone with great proficiency (i.e: Tessai and Hachi) as dangerous as any Bankai.
God knows (and Kubo) what he can do if he is totally focused using all his knowledge, creativity, etc.
As someone said before "necessity is the mother of invention". Hitsugaya is in GREAT GREAT need and he (probably) is REALLY inventive.
I still hope Quincies kill most of them off i know it wont happen though. I never liked SS thinking they always right. Kind of glad the RG didnt come to help them either. Since lil ice boy got a new look you can bet he got a new power-up.
Kubo can do what he wants. He just has to tie it in to the story somehow.
In Hitsugaya's case, the Vandenreich's fortress being made of ice might give him an edge, since he still has Shikai. Still, for 4 or 5 days' training (actually, more of a refresher in swordfighting, which he already knew) to somehow give him any real boost here would be silly. Anyway, I reckon it would be kind of pointless for the Shinigami to start mopping the floor with Sternritter now, because then what's the point in the Royal Guard and Arrancar and everyone else who hasn't even gotten involved yet?
Guess we'll see...
how come it says its the last chapter!?
Looks like some time has passed between Kyoraku giving those tickets to Ichigo's friends and the invasion's beginning, because he is back there... A shame, it could've add some spice to the situation if it began without him, and he'd later pull a Big Damn Hero moment. But no.
Nemu looks sexy.
It's more literally the last chapter of the story of Bleach. Not the last chapter of the manga in particular. Understand it as the final arc.
Nothing too spectacular after 6 weeks of waiting. I would't call it a letdown, however. We now know where the Wandenreich was all that time. Also interesting is the observation Mayuri made: Is the power of the Wandenreich Stern Ritters highly based on shadows? Would be interesting as Kyouraku's power, for example, is also kind of shadow based. I guess the next 2-3 chapters will also be some of those typical bleach "matchmaking" chapters, where every captain gets his stern ritter.
Kyouraku against Haschwalth is really interesting. The new captain commander has someting to proof here. Can't see him on the winning side without bankai, however. If you think back to his fight against Stark, Ukitake said something about Shunsui's Bankai shouldn't be shown in front of all people. The place he is in right now is the perfect spot.
I'm disappointed that Hitsugaya seems to get a rather boring opponent. Well, let's say not boring but a bit cliche. He just seems to bit the exact opposite of him. Hot headed and fire based.
And regarding Mayuri... to be honest I haven't been too interested in his battles.
I think we will see alot of deaths for the shinigami sides I hope no plot jutsu etc will be enforce and shinigami that is already dead in all of our eyes suddenly can be healed like Byakuya last arc I hope we get to see real deaths like Yamamoto... Looking forward for Kenpachi improvement and how many will fall against him. This arc might be the best we will see from bleach and the last one so let us just enjoy and don't nitpick on trivial things I have faith on Kubo we all know Bleach fights are the best art wise.
I am massively interested in Mayuri's battles, as they always deviate from the norm.
Following his boss sun suit, I am very much looking forward to seeing what other inventions he has made to deal with the quincy. I mean, he could literally replace all his organs in an insanely short period of time...
I do agree with wooticus that Hitsuguya's opponent doesn't look massively exciting, but his (and Rangiku's) expression does make me slightly less apprehensive.
I am a bit worried that Shunsui will lose now... Hashvald has not shown much yet, he is too big a character to die now...
Also, what was Ukitake doing in front of that giant flower statue thing?
Shunsui vs. Haschwalt? Kubo is getting right to it. Makes me a bit nervous as Shunsui hasn't shown bankai, and Hasch is probably the strongest SR next to Bach. So who will be victorious? I surely hope Shunsui is, but Hasch needs some more development as does Shunsui and his kimono story. So perhaps this battle won't come to a point where there is a victor? Like what was stated before, Shunsui has usage of shadows in kageoni, so is this "peace from shadows" a foreshadow and not just a title? Interesting...
is there a Kido with ICE element? Toshiro can use ICE without his Zan/Bankai?
and a BIG WTF is on MAYURI!!!! he is getting weirder and weirder every arc hahahahaha
Finally, I love bleach
The chapter was very satisfying! Great art btw!
Last edited by Jabman; September 04, 2013 at 05:04 AM.