So, as everyone read the Bleach Hell Arc Special!?
It's available here :
I think it's really interesting that Kubo would reveal all this stuff right now...
Is that the way he's going?
Does he intend that Shuren guy to be the next villain?
There should have been a topic for this in the chapter discussion section. Anyway, it was good. Confirmed how GRC operates - people were in doubt for some reason. It activates by blood and amazingly thats only the second one we saw in the entire manga. Even then this is just a spin off. Not like Kubo ever gave Cero justice but thats the strongest one and no top Espada used it! Starrk not using any was a farce. I was skeptical before but now I'm convinced we haven't seen the last of Arrancar. Mayuri will see to that. The same way Kubo kept the strongest Shinigami moves hidden he will bring stronger Hollow moves and more GRC and Black Cero (which had better have an effect this time around as they really should).
Shuren won't be the next villain (I think). Interesting he knew all about GRC though. Also interesting that he was on the same poster with all Ichigo's previous rivals/enemies - Ishida, Renji, Ikkaku, Kenpachi, Byakuya, Grimmjow, Nnoitra, Ulquiorra and Aizen. They were all displayed in order and Shuren was above Aizen. Maybe this is like the Ashido situation and he was supposed to be a main series character but Kubo didn't have time and did a movie for him instead. I think Kubo lost an opportunity to tie up loose ends by not making a real arc out of this.
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no time or he was not allowed to is a whole other subject.... Or wouldn't he know how to make a entire arc of this?
People are wishing for a hell chapter/arc since it was first introduced, personaly I already satisfied that they decided to make a movie since a arc could be overdoing it honestly.
Making a entire arc out of hell is pointless and the lore would have to be adapted to make it cannon and since its a movie it aint fully cannon. Hell isn't accesed by shinigami or hollows who dont belong there, hell runs its own organisation "similair" like the gotei 13 and central 46 so why would they need them for help?
Like all the other movies of bleach you can do anything you want without harming the manga itself and still satisfy fanbase.
I am kinda disappointed that hell was a place were souls would be as they were before though. Grants and arroniero were completely free to use their powers and move freely, I did not have anything in particular in mind when I thought of bleach hell but in turn I also did not expect what we saw. It seems hell is simply a more desolate version of SS or a hueco mundo 2.0 except that there seems to be an innate impossibility of traveling out of there. Perhaps hell was not always like that and those guys we saw simply caused an uproar and took over. I was also kinda surprised grants and arroniero went to hell at all. If I recall, people were sent to hell due to the sins they committed when they were human and the zampakuto purified sins from when someone was a hollow. Perhaps hybrids or intelligent enough hollows are also sent to hell due to the sins committed as hollows or hybrids. In any case, it would seem a zampakuto cannot purify a a hybrid at all. I am a bit confused about the hierarchy of different worlds in bleach though. Humans would seem to go to either SS or hell when they die. They could also move to HM as hollows. In turn souls can also go to hell when they die but I doubt that is the only alternative. I mean, not all souls would deserve hell outright so there has to be more to the whole thing. I remember someone saying souls flow in between the real world and SS and there is a balance to be maintained. Do good, spiritually awake souls get sent to that flow or do they have an actual heaven or whatever other world to go to? Human souls would seem to move on to that flow but it does not seem like spiritually aware souls would move straight to that flow considering we just saw two espada being sent to hell.
One thing which did surprise me is ow mobile arroniero was in his resurreccion. He moves surprisingly swiftly for his size considering the huge jump he showed.
Wait... So Shinigami sword cleanses all sins from hollows, who then supposedly go to SS, but at this point they came to hell?
And what the heck all of them meant by saying "You are already dead", how can a soul die again?
Tho it makes sense why they didn't execute Aizen, he would manage to leave Hell anyways.
The way I see it is that guys like Szayel-Aporro were evil as humans already, so as Arrancar they get sent to Hell just like how a normal Hollow would be if they were evil in their past life. Its certainly not hard to imagine human Szayel-Aporro as demented as he is now. The other souls that compose them wouldn't count cause those cease to exist as people once the dominant soul takes over and the Hollow goes to Menos stage. I'd imagine someone like Starrk would go to SS since he probably wasn't wicked as a human. And Ulquiorra would simply cease to exist cause he was killed instead of purified or condemned. It would appear condemned souls retain all their abilities unlike purified ones but its not an inconsistency cause Kubo never covered this.
I think for the exact reason there is confusion and debate is the reason there is not and probably won't be a "Hell Arc". It adds a lot of complication to what hollows are and now arrancar and how they are "purified" and the such. Honestly the only reason Grantz and AA were shown was to just display how they are mere fodder compared to the "movie fodder". To be honest though I much rather would have preferred the 7th and 5th Espada fighting those guys.
The "You are already dead" I think is either a taunt that comes up every now and then, basically saying you already lost this fight and there is no hope for you. Or it's referring to how they are in hell and are trapped, basically being dead to the real world.
Was anyone else sad that hell really just looked like HM. I mean it was like a lot of sand for as far as the eyes could see. Maybe i missed something or the movie will change it up.
Yeah, i kinda forgot that that killer dude at the beginning went to hell after killed as hollow...
Nah, hell looks definitely different, the sand is burning and sky is red/yellow, and mountains are also half red... its totally different from HM...
This chapter felt kinda pointless to be honest.It was just two Arrancars coming to hell and getting defeated....OP's movie chapter at least added something to the main plot and the movie plot.The only relevant page was the last one,where we saw that the villain wants to escape hell and needs Ichigonator's power for it.Ah,whatever,as long as the movie is good i don't mind.
Is this the only chapter they are going to have for the hell sneak preview?
Also, maybe this was a hint that other arrancars will be making an appearance in the movie.
agreed, I expected something else aswell when someone went to hell, you know eternal suffering and damnation something along those lines.Originally Posted by KKCK
I want to see the different levels of hell and possibly the strongest demons. Aizen was just sent to the 8th level of hell, and regardless of which level Szayel and Arroniero landed on, there are still other 7 levels. So far we've seen in the movie how most souls are rotting in huge platforms and going crazy, I'm curious about Aizen atm. This chapter was named "Imaginary 01", so hopefully there are more canon chapters about hell, showing Barragan, Nnoitra and Aizen. Other hollows like Harribel, Starrk and Zommari seemed to have a reason to act like they did, so they were probably sent to Soul Society.
In Arroniero's case, well, he is a Gillian that ate weak hollows, his strongest form is arguably Kaien's body, which was a vice captain, and Rukia was giving him a bit of trouble.
To make it short, the only thing achieved by the bad guys was defeating 2 vice captain-level opponents in a 2 vs 4 match, in the trailer we see Chad fighting against the muscular guy and looks like they are all special because... They escaped from the demons or something.
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also, why would all the arrancars go to hell? whatever happened to the gate opening up and taking them to hell like with the hollow named shrieker
wouldn't some arrancar go to SS if they got killed with a zanpaktou?
this also goes back to my question as to why some arrancars and hollows turn to dust and dissapear and how some don't get shown dissapearing(they just fall on the ground or something)
only arrancars still alive that we know of are, grimjow, nel, pesche, dondochakka and bawabawa(the worm thing that is actually a hollow) and one of the arrancar twins(loly or menoly i forgot which one, but uryuu saved one of them from falling with his arrow as shown in the volume sketches)
and i'm just going to say yammi killed rudobon
theres also the issue with syazel's closet and what was in there.
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