Bleach, remember that? It was that manga that didn’t have the pirates or the ninjas in it. It’s the one with the people with the big swords. No, not Berserk. The one where they fight those monsters with the holes in them, and the one with a trillion characters. Good, now that you remembered it, say your good byes now, for it shall be ending soon. Welcome to the final arc boys and girls.
I can’t believe it, Bleach’s ending is in sight. Yes, we all thought the manga was going to end when Aizen was defeated, but now that we know it will end I’m getting a little teary eyed. Life without Bleach will be hard, but I’ll survive. Anyways this chapter starts off with a bang, that Soul Society is in deep trouble because Hollows are being destroyed left and right, which weakens the barrier between Soul Society and the material world. We all know that the Quincy’s are the only ones who can do that, so are they at fault, or is it a different group we are unaware of?
Of course we won’t know the answer to that question for another ten or so chapters, so until then we are introduced to two new shinigami who will be watching over our troubled town. If this town is so dangerous, why don’t they ever assign a good Shinigami to watch over it? Anyways, these two are nothing but jokes, and get easily smashed once they arrive on Earth by a group of nasty looking hollows. I can freely admit that it felt pretty good when those two were mercilessly slaughtered by those hollows, and then I remembered that a person like Inoue could come and heal them up. Shonen Jump would never allow them to die like that; oh well.
Anyways we all know the end of this story. Ichigo comes and saves them, as a person in the shadows watches and twirls his mustache; pretty standard stuff. Let us hope that this becomes a little less standard as the arc progresses.
Other than this problem with the Hollows dying coming out of nowhere, and the most likely recuperation of these two new shinigami, I guess it wasn’t so bad.
THE VERDICT 3/5
My prediction will be that because of this weakening of the barriers, the two planes of existence will merge and everything will go to hell. Soul Society will have to put everything they have into survival and perhaps even Aizen will come into play once again. I’m expecting an epic battle, seeing as Naruto has a great war I’m sure Kubo would like to do the same.