Mangaka: Tite Kubo Title: Knuckle Down Rating: 6/10
Synopsis: Guess who? I’m baaaack! And I only missed like 2 weeks too! 😀 Anywho, chapter 438 picks up right where we left off (sort of, if we forget about that part with Orihime lol), and Ichigo wants out of the dollhouse, having beaten the teddy-bear-on-crack with his (rather disappointing imo) new fullbring ability. Giriko (Pirate Butler-Man!), however, is reluctant to let Riruka reverse her dollhouse ability until the rabid teddy returns to normal, showing that the conditions of his ‘Timer’ ability have been met. No worries though, as FrankenTeddy then (conveniently…) shrinks back to his initial size. Ichigo requests his departure again, and Riruka, who tries her best to sound reluctant, proceeds to grant his wish. Now here’s the kicker: To reverse her dollhouse ability, she has to sneeze on the victims. . . . . . . Right. I’m leaving that alone for now. Ichigo and teddy-dude are returned to normal. Yay. Just as Ichigo is wondering how to deactivate his reiatsu flange thingy, it retracts into the badge leaving Ichigo to wonder if there’s some sort of timer on it. He doesn’t dwell on this long though, as suddenly his badge turns into an answering machine, and he has voicemail! Read the chapter to see what I’m on about lol ;).
Scene-switch. Now we’re actually back to where chapter 437 left off (for real this time) and a strange looking fella by the name of Shishigawara (o.O) is stalk- …. following Orihime. Apparently he’s on an assassination mission and she’s his target. All this is explained by a mini-flashback in which he receives a picture of her backside (No, not that. Literally. A backshot. No, wait, I mean- Ah forget it.) from a mysterious dude, whose face is kept under wraps. Not literally. After rather enthusiastically introducing himself, and revealing the name of the faceless man to be ‘Tsukishima’, he politely asks Orihime to… well, die… and instantly leaps at her to attack. Orihime turns around and – get this – Shishi (Can I call him that? His name’s way too long.) gets pwn’d by her beauty. Hys-terical. After going through a mini-soap opera on the floor (Yes, he was knocked down lol.) which Orihime is oblivious to, Shishi regains his resolve and rises, saying that he’s gonna murder her “Just like I did with that four-eyes!!”
This gets her attention and she questions Shishi about Ishida, all serious-like. This change suits Shishi though, as he feels he can ignore her ‘beauty’ and fight her seriously if she has this kind of ‘aura.’ They exchange some more banter which works out to nought, because someone else decides to join the party…
Best Character: Shishiagwagsagswgawgaa! Shishi lol. Provided the best part of the chapter imo with his antics.
Worst Character: Riruka. 😐 Ha-Choo.
Likes: Ichigo’s voicemail. I’m liking the connections that are starting to be made. Also Shishi provided some lol-content :).
Dislikes: Riruka. Although I suspect that this chick was devised by Kubo entirely for the purpose of being hated.
More Chapter Ratings:
§eraph: 7/10 – Appreciated the humour, drooled a bit at the end at the appearance of Tsukishima..at first I was like…OMG Ulquiorra!!!…False…However, I’m hopin’ this bloke will bring back some eye candy to the manga since Starkk and Grimmjow are DEAD and seeing as we won’t be getting any Toushiro or Ulquiorra soon. Yes…Ulquiorra WILL be reincarnated, and he will find Orhime and marry her 😐 lol
mu§e: 7/10 – Shishigawara was realllly funny lol…Getting knocked out by Hime’s ‘beauty’. Riru was nasty -_- with the sneezing thing. I wasn’t impressed. I agree with §eraph in that Tsuki-sama is hoooott. I kinda want him. Especially if he’s gonna kill Orihime. DIEEE bish! Don’t take my Ulqui…Ulqui will be all MINE!
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