Mangaka: Tite Kubo Title: Deathberry Returns 2 Rating: 8.5/10
Synopsis: Bleach has finally roared back on the scene in good form!!! With a title that resembles a fruit one should avoid at that… As the Guinness ads say; BRILLIANT!
This week Ichigo is a shinigami again! And to reiterate from my last review, NO MORE POWER RANGERS!!!! (I hope.) Anyhow, after being restored he begins his usual somber discussion with Rukia only to be dealt a crippling Hi-Jump Kick to the face! Thanks Mr. Kubo for bringing back the good ol’ silliness we all love; we were starting to wonder if your sense of humor had done a ninja-getaway on you. There’s lots of talking and some familiar faces, all looking a bit cooler I might add, but the the epic juices get cranked up a bit towards the end when Ichigo takes his new powers for a test drive. Oh, and Ginjo’s a bitch; jus’ sayin’. Wow, I think that’s the most spoilers I’ve ever spilled! I guess this show’s the improvements huh. Keep it up Mr. Kubo, you’ve got a lot of fans that are liking the current trend but still need convincing!
Likes: New powers, old friends, RIDICULOUS strength and new character designs… What’s not to love? Rukia looks like the pompousness of her adoptive family seems to have gotten to her, but hey, those glove thingies would match well with her Shikai, so no probs. Ginjo looks like he’s about to get…well royally f’ed up/vaporised DBZ-style, but villains have their means of evading sticky situations…the bastards. Oh, and Ichigo’s bankai must be off the chain now; especially with that much reiatsu behind his Shikai.
Dislikes: Well, Ginjo’s a bitch, Kisuke and Isshin are absent and all the other new appearances simply…appear *POOF*. It’d be real nice to see them do somethin’ cool to show off how much they’ve developed over the last two years. Also, Rukia is now a dude it would seem… What’s with this series and its choice of hairstyles? Orihime’s looks like she’s on crack, Ishida looks a little gay, Rukia looks like a dude… Well at least Chad has that whole beard thing goin’ on now otherwise he’d still look like Shaggy instead of the badass drug-lord or whatever you may liken his current appearance to.
More Chapter Ratings:
mu§e: 8/10 – FINALLLLLLLYYYY. This seems to be the week of recovery because all of the disappointing mangas have been looking up! I was very very pleased with Ichigo’s epicness in this chapter. The epic slash that was mistaken for a Getsuga Tenshou and then the awesome look on his face as he really called out a Gestuga Tenshou AND I’m waiting to see the actual awesomeness of it next week. As for the entry of some of our favourite characters? ESPECIALLY MY BYAKUYA SAMA!!!! Well, let’s just say I jizzed in my pants.
§eraph: 8/10 – First of all, HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY BLEACH! Yay. Okay, an exciting chapter. We all knew this would happen eventually but generally speaking it was still cool! and exciting! Gawd how I miss my previous hubby, Shiro-chan. He looks extra foine ❤ Couldn’t you have given him a little more height Kubo? Anyway,yay for sexy eye narrowing all around! *drool* Rukia’s haircut reminds me of that pansy Hanataro of the 4th Division. Her trademark hair “thing” (you know, the hair bit that’s always in her face) looks a bit silly now. What say you to that Brian? Hmm? You hair expert you. This chapter actually held my interest from start to finish. It’ll take many more chapters of this calibre and higher to convince me that Bleach is still worth reading. Looking forward to next week’s chapter! Banzai!
Random Mental Impulse: I’m sure all of us who were interested in Bleach have gone on Wikipedia and done some research. I believe it was there that I saw Tite Kubo’s reasoning behind the name. That, however, is long and drawn out and involves complexities such as wanting to name it one thing, but then thinking that title too inadequate, changing it and blah-blah-blah. THEREFORE!!!! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a simple, and logical explanation for the title with the following image from some talented and bored person somewhere in the world. Let’s just chart the kimonos staying black up to the fact that it’s spiritual fabric, savvy?
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