This is the day you have all been waiting for, Weekly Bleach Chapter 459 is finally here, now with 100% more zanpakuto! This is the chapter we have all been desperately waiting for, through thick and thin we finally arrived at the promise land. Ichigo had just been back stabbed by his once good friend Ginjo. At the same time Ishida had been stabbed by Tsukishima, leaving Ichigo with no one. Is this the end for Ichigo?
This was definitely a “Number One” chapter. I’m not saying it is the best chapter of Bleach (though it comes close), I’m saying this is one of those chapters where you know that there is a 100% chance that when this chapter is animated, they will use the song “Number One”. If you are a big Bleach fan, you know exactly where that epic song is going to play. This chapter made me a very happy boy, even when screaming children kept me awake all night long.
Let’s not beat around the bush, Ichigo has finally gotten his powers back! I should have seen it coming, he did not get his shinigami powers back by some weird obtuse way I always believed, but in the same exact way he received his powers the first time. But its better than that, its almost as if he returned back to his old shinigami self, with the giant sword and his red bandoleer.
Rukia is also back, thanks to (I believe) Ichigo’s father and Urahara. She appears to have gotten a haircut, I’m sure Ichigo will like it. But she did not stab him with her sword this time, who’s sword could it be? Also will Ichigo have to save her again now that she gave him her powers again?
Why did she cut her hair, I liked the way it was before! Also, Tsukishima’s reaction to Ichigo crying really made me laugh, so please no more crying Ichigo; this isn’t One Piece.
THE VERDICT 5/5
This chapter really made me fall in love with Bleach all over again, but it was such a bad breakup I’m not sure if this relationship will ever work out. Finally we are starting to see some answers to the questions we have been asking ever since the time skip had begun. Now we will see what the hell Isshin and Urahara have been up to this entire time, or I believe we will learn, but you never know with Kubo behind the wheel. I can’t wait to see how this all pans out, and how much ass Ichigo is going to kick now that he can go bankai and triplekai and do all those wonderful things he did in the past.