Doing things a little differently this week, this time it’s Bleach’s turn to go first! The whole gang is back together again to help Ichigo out of his slump! (Well, at least the people who matter.) Finally, Ichigo has gotten his shinigami powers back, and his ready to use them on those bastards who made his life a living hell. Ginjo, it’s time for you to meet our friend the getsuga tensho.
Ichigo just might be more powerful than even he can handle, for his getsuga tensho just missed its target. Though it looks like it cut the house behind him in half, isn’t that where all his friends are staying? Oh well, if they couldn’t survive that they don’t deserve to be Ichigo’s friends in the first place!
Ichigo’s new powers are ridiculously powerful, not only do we see him moving at an incredible speed, but able to use these gigantic getsuga tensho that fill up the skies. This is partly due to Ichigo’s fullbring power that he possessed earlier, and due to the great amount of people that put their reiatsu into the sword that stabbed Ichigo. We learn that the number one old man himself ordered everyone to do it because Ichigo has saved them all on multiple occasions (more than once I might add).
However, this was not the only reason they gave Ichigo his power, the second is because Soul Society has beef with Ginjo, who just so happened to be a card carrying representative of Soul Society. Standing there fully transformed, he appears to be unhurt by Ichigo’s getsuga tensho. Ginjo must be pretty powerful if Soul Society has to go through with these great measures in order to defeat him.
There is just something about Kubo’s way of drawing the getsuga tensho that confuses the hell out of me. I can never tell what direction it is heading, or who is throwing it, or how big it is. It’s basically just a giant wedge of white on the paper. Am I the only one with this problem?
THE VERDICT 4/5
I’m really hoping that the captains and Ginjo’s crew start to pair off and fight, because it has been some time since I’ve seen some of these guys battle. Tsukishima and Byakuya would be an awesome fight, and of course Rukia and Orihime would be a dream match. The party is just starting, and I’m getting excited. I hope you are too!