In the last chapter of Bleach, Ichigo has met what could be the number one bad guy of this arc, appearing just above his bed. Knowing Kubo this guy is probably Ichigo’s long lost friend, or Aizen’s brother, or someone totally out of left field--but either way we should know about him more in this chapter, let’s take a look!
Yes! This mysterious stranger who appears in Ichigo’s room does have a weird orgin no one could have predicted! (Ok well lots of you predicted it, it was just me who was surprised.) A Quincy! This punk is a Quincy, which explains why all the hollows are being eradicated left and right. We know this because he whips out his little star pendent thing that gives the Quincy the ability to make weapons. Now I suppose he could have stolen it from a Quincy, and he really is an Arrancar, but that’s not looking very likely. But it makes me wonder why he is wearing a hollow mask.
The other really big event this chapter is the declaration of war by what appears to a large number of Quincy to Commander Yamamoto. It is important to note that these guys broke into Soul Society and strolled right into his inner chambers to tell them this. These guys cannot be pushovers by any means. What I really want to know is if Ishida knows what is happening, if this was his entire plan from the beginning. If not him, than what about his father?
Why can’t Kubo just show us their faces instead of darkening them out? Is it really that big of a spoiler? (Unless of course if those are just masks)
THE VERDICT 3/5
This arc is really moving forward, seeing as the enemies have already made their first move, and it’s a big one. I’m excited to see how this all will come together, and hope the Quincy’s have cool weapons and put up good fights for these last battles of Bleach.