Mangaka: Tite Kubo Title: Come Around Our Turn Rating: 7.5/10
Synopsis: Well after a bit of a delay due to business and sentiments (more on that later), we finally have ourselves a Bleach Review. After last week’s incredibly epic chapter, I hoped and prayed that this installment would continue following the trend. In my opinion, it pretty much did. Why the lower rating then? Read on, young Padawan.
So after that INSANE display of power, Ichigo decides he still hasn’t been cool enough. Now he’s finished his warm up, it’s time to see what his new power can really do. As such, he proceeds to melt our brains with a shunpo so fast the artists didn’t even bother to draw in speed lines. It was like, one frame he’s here, the next he’s behind you. Some real Tsukishima shit; only cooler! This causes Ginjo to lose all of his testicular fortitude and discovers that he does in fact possess common sense! “Hey, this dude has a human-sized sword and he’s cutting buildings in half… (wait for it…) I think I should run!” Ichigo doesn’t like this idea though. So he stops him…very…forcefully.
After that we have our usual chatter, only this time the divulged information actually makes you swell to capacity with excitement. This is ultimately followed by the twist, which… Ugh… Yeah, that’s it for the synopsis.
Likes: The new character designs still look pretty cool. The only exception here is Kenpachi. However, this is probably because his original design was already so fitting and perfect, God himself decreed there should be no changes. Ichigo brings some of that good ol’ Soul Society Arc violence back with him as he shows off his restored abilities. And let’s face it, that’s always a welcome thing. Now after all that I’ve heard about what caused his power to return, I REALLY wanna see Tenza Zangetsu. BAN…KAI!!!!!
Dislikes: Inevitably, the chapter couldn’t be solely focused on the epic warfare. The talkative section this time, while quite interesting in my books, ultimately led to something that completely spoiled the chapter for me. Yes, there you have it folks; this is one of the reasons why I took so long to write this, and I apologize. Alas, the last two pages of this extremely cool chapter caused me to dock a whole point from the score. And as you’ve probably already guessed, my colleagues mark harder than I do, so you know what’s coming. Also there’s something about Ginjo… Well, check the photo below for that one.
More Chapter Ratings:
mu§e: 7/10 – I’m SO mad. The chapter was going SO well, Ichigo was pwning ass, he struck a massive gangsta pose and everything was nice and epic, an 8/10 worthy chapter, when Kubo throws in this wierdass shit with Ginjo being the “first substitute shinigami”. WTF? Where did that come from? I mean, he looks kool and everything I’d admit…but that was a complete blindside…I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, Lord knows I don’t remember thanks to all the crap that’s happened in Bleach to piss me off but was there EVER any indication that there used to be a sub before Ichigo?
§eraph: 7.5/10 – Not a bad chapter at all. To reiterate or reinforce what everyone else has been saying, Ichigho’s rediscovery of ‘cool’ is rather refreshing. I’m not feeling this whole drama though. Ginjou is a disappointment – switching from pompous wanna-be badass to panicky little virgin is not a great way to convince people of your self proclaimed awesomeness bro. Also, why all this hype over a guy who has become Ichigo’s inferior in strength and who cannot hope to defend himself even with Tsukishima’s help against the captains? Don’t get me wrong I’m very happy to see them, but are they there to escort Ginjou and Tsukishima to Soul Society for punishment or were they just like, hey I’m bored, let’s follow Rukia! Or maybe Yamaji (who has finally managed to extract the bitch stick out his ass – probably not all of it) gave them some additional instructions that will be revealed soon? Tsukishima still confuses me though.
Random Mental Impulse: So just when we thought we’d never see the Power Rangers rear their rainbow coloured heads again, we have this. Here folks, is Ginjo sporting Ichigo’s very strange-looking Fullbring. I suppose this gives him more power or whatever, but the real trick of it is it actually looks kinda cool on him. And to make matters even more interesting, a friend pointed out that his appearance is similar to that of a late and eternally great popstar; Michael Jackson. Looks like it could’ve been one of the potential costumes considered for Thriller, right? So anyway, I did a little tweaking to the last page. Hope it provides everyone with at least a chuckle!
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