The GoodAs expected, before we even see this new fantastic move, we are thrown face first into the past when Ichigo was training with our friend the young Zangetsu. We learn that the reason Zangetsu didn’t just teach Ichigo the real getsuga tenshou from the get go was because Zangetsu wanted to protect Ichigo; Zangetsu was in fact in love with Ichigo.
shinigami powers. So what does that mean for poor Ichigo? Will he stay in this Getsuga form until his enemy is defeated, and then return to being a normal teenager? Will he regain his powers once he goes back to being Ichigo? Who knows, but what we do know is that this form is incredibly powerful. So much so that Aizen is now incredibly pissed that a mere human is now stronger than him; feels good man. Ichigo then launches a giant attack, which looks like it hurt, but I can’t really tell what happened.
The BadThe only way to beat Aizen’s transformation is to transform into a form thats better than his transformation. What is Aizen going to do next, transform again? I know this is a staple of shonen manga, but it seems kind of lazy just to give him another transformation. However, this appears to be the end of the road for Ichigo, for he has to sacrifice his shinigami powers in order to do this. If he really looses this power, I will look back on this chapter and not be upset, but if Kubo is just playing with me I will be very upset.
The Verdict 3/5This chapter did not get me high, but it wasn’t bad to say the least. In some sense this was totally unexpected, but in retrospect it isn’t surprising at all. I actually laughed out loud when I read that his final attack was to actually become the attack, I mean could you imagine Goku’s final kamehameha actually transformed him into King Kamehameha? Oh Kubo, this is why we love/hate you so much.
Next chapter we will be sure to see just how powerful Ichigo’s last attack was, and just how powerful he became. If he really does loose his powers though, does that mean Bleach is almost finished? Only time will tell.