Mangaka: Tite Kubo Title: Extreme Divider Rating: 8.5/10
Synopsis: So this time around, I think we shall play a song by the band Weezer: We Are All on Drugs! Now to explain that incredibly random statement… I daresay chapter 463 is all about speed…blistering, blinding speed…like the insane hype that follows sniffing up some cocaine (so I’ve heard). And villainous slipperiness…man those new powers are sneaky.
We start off this week with the back-up dancers, I mean Xcution members getting some of Ichigo’s Fullbring power. There’s a very large brouhaha about the whole thing, especially from Mr. Usually-Cool-Butler-Dude, whose name is just not significant enough to remember. This doesn’t make them too much stronger in my opinion, just more…more…annoying, for lack of a better word. PSP Kid (another useless name) shows off some of his new abilities which foils possibly one of the coolest moves I’ve ever seen Ichigo do, and then everyone gets paired off. The pairings are interesting, I’d say. With the notable exception of the one who goes with Kenpachi as, let’s face it, he was pretty doomed from the moment that happened. I wonder who Riruka, our sight-challenged lover of donuts, will face? Well seeing as how she didn’t want Ichigo’s power, let’s hope she at least doesn’t get killed; she seems like an okay girl, don’t you think?
Likes: The epic movements in this chapter were pretty great. There were two instances where I nearly fell out of my seat due to hype. But, of course, villainous slipperiness always comes into play and this foils what was set to be Ichigo’s most epic scene since…well, the first Bankai I suppose. Oh no! Since he got punched up by Grimmjow! Yeah, that was brutal and I think he’s a cool character an all…but that scene was bad as shit, you gotta admit. *punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-punch-puuunnnch-PUNCH!!!!*
Dislikes: Why are these villains so weaselly? They’re not badass and enigmatic like the Arrancar, and their objective either has yet to be revealed or is just…weak… ‘Cuz right now it seems like they just wanna get stronger. And that makes them less cool than the Bount, and those parasitic octopus-sword using people; at least one set wanted revenge for past injustice and the other had a classically cliched world-domination plan. There was a little chatter, but it wasn’t so mind numbing this time, so no points off for that. If only the epicness wasn’t spoiled by weaselly…ness…then this would have gotten a 9 in my books.
More Chapter Ratings:
mu§e: 8/10 – Almost there! Sooooo close. I didn’t really want to give it an 8 because all of the talking and blahness still kinda got to me. Like, I really don’t like how they’re using Ichigo’s fullbring. They just seem like weak, punk, can’t cultivate their own power pussies AND I find the lot of them super annoying BUT!!!!! Ichigo’s walk-by was the most epic thing since Orihime slapped Ulquiorra (if only it had worked -_-) and Kenpachi….Kenpachi, Kenpachi…how can I possibly describe thee? You are too awesome for words. DId anyone even see him draw his zanpaktou? It was like just at the sheer sight of Kenpachi’s awesome sauce, the weird old time dude just split in half…internally combusted. Che-chemical reaction! “Switch with me Byakuya! That one looks stronger!!!” Only Kenpachi. So what’s he gonna do for now then? Does that mean we can’t see him go completely blood crazy and finally say those words we’ve all been longing for? You know what it is! It beings with a “B”…..Oh well. Excited for next week! Don’t disappoint me like last time -_-
Random Mental Impulse:
You ever been broke? I mean like a few hundred in deficit kinda broke? Yeah, it sucks. Probably how the US Govt. feels right now, except their deficit is in the tens of trillions… But back to being a few hundred short…it makes you realise things. Like how you’ve been spending and what needs to change. Makes you a better person I guess, and it’s good when it happens in college because, let’s face it, you really have no proper responsibilities as a student. Unless you’re in a foreign country and need to renew a visa (hence the deficit), that’s pretty important.
But you know what really sucks the most? You realise that if you don’t have a few hundred that you NEED for whatever, how can you afford the little chocolates every now and again? How can you take your lady (or dude, if you’re the nice kind of girl) out for a bite? How can you afford to go out with the boys for a few pints, or have a girl’s night out? The answer? You can’t. So it finally hits you; “<<expletive>> I’m gonna be stuck in my room for a whole month!!! NOOOO!!!” Hopefully you got yourself a PlayStation/Xbox or somethin’ while times were good, because now that is gonna come in handy. Oh, but if anyone is bordering on broke or is likely to be broke in the coming weeks, months, etc., please ensure you have enough to eat. With the exception of a visa that keeps you from gettin’ kicked out of the country, nothing else besides a place to stay really matters.
And I hope you all enjoy the slightly-less-random-than-last-week image I got for y’all today. Peace!
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