Back From The Hiatus - An Op/Ed by Gigantor21

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Phew! That was awesome.

Back in the start of Septemper, I stopped reading Bleach completely. I was tired of going through the repetetive cycle of spoiler hoarding, weak chapters, and bitching about Kubo's degradation on a weekly basis. Memories of Nobody was the fever pitch; Madhouse captured the magic of Bleach in an extended filler, when the actual chapters didn't. So I swore off the manga altogether.

An hour ago, I downloaded everything from 291 to 297, this week's chapter.

It was SO much better. At least 100 times better. The main problem I had with the series was the lack of density in individual releases; reading it as a whole volume straight through eliminated that problem. Seeing everything play out in one sitting, after 2 months without a single glance, was cathartic--vindictive even.

I got to see Neliel in action, the entirety of Neliel and Noritora's backstory, all of Dondochakka and Pesshe's skills, Tesla's release, and Zaraki's re-appearance this week in one go. Not only that, but we FINALLY got updates on Chad and Rukia slipped in there, something I've been whining about since last spring. It was actually fun to read, and much more satisfying. I feel genuinely satiated.

So yeah, I'm not reading this series weekly anymore. It works much better volume by volume. And I'll probably be doing the same for every other weekly I'm following (One Piece, Naruto, and Hajime no Ippo), since I've been blah about those for a while.

To those of you who kept at it every week: how have you felt about the arc since the Nel revelation? I haven't looked at any discussion threads on any forums, so I'm completely out of the loop.
 

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