Much to everyone’s surprise, Tsukishima has done the impossible, he has become friends with everyone! He isn’t just charming, he actually changed the memories of those he stabbed, making himself part of their lives. Now Ichigo’s family and close friends are now best buddies with the man he hates? Will Ichigo be able to survive now that only himself and Ginjo are able to stand up to this foe?
It appears as if the world is turning against Ichigo and Ginjo because of this new bad boy in town. Not even Aizen had made Ichigo crack this badly. In fact, both men discuss in this chapter murdering Tsukishima in order to return their lives back to normal. Now correct me if I’m wrong (and most likely I am) but I can’t remember any shonen hero admitting murder is the best solution to a problem. Not only will Ichigo loose the moral high ground if he commits murder, but if the power does not reverse, it will mean that his friends and family will hate him forever because of it. That’s pretty much check mate right there.
Also we hear from Ginjo this chapter about his hypothesis about Tsukishima’s powers. He believes Tsukishima actually changes his victims past, and not just messes with their memories, which is 10 times worse. If you really put it that way I do not think there is any way to undo it. Ginjo’s hypothesis is about to be put to the test though, for their “hidden” base has been found, and Tsukishima himself would like to talk to them both, the perfect chance to carry out their crime. The two of them are then brought to their headquarters, a vampire den from True Blood, or at least that’s what I thought it was.
I’m disliking these few panels dedicated to Ichigo’s father and Urahara because I can never tell what’s going on in them, and I really really want to know what is going on between those two. Such a tease!
THE VERDICT 4/5
These last few chapters were great, I’m excited to see just how crazy Ichigo will become in order to stop this menace. I’m not sure how exactly this will progress, but I’m certain Ichigo will not kill him, because he isn’t that type of guy. But on the other hand you never know, death leads down interesting paths in this manga.