The “war” begins in the Bleach universe with the Vandenreich declaring their intentions to Commander Yamamoto. Its funny that Bleach will now be getting a war since One Piece and Naruto both have wars in them, I guess Kubo feels left out. Lets just see how powerful these Vandenreich boys are.
These guys must be strong to just waltz into Soul Society and waltz out like it was nothing. Yamamoto cannot even land a strike before these guys shadow themselves away. Chojiro then lets Yamamoto know a little secret that he as acquired during his fight. Supposedly, these Vandenreich boys can go bankai. What does that even mean? Do they just have a crazy transformation like any other bad guy in this series, or are they shinigami? Perhaps they steal the shinigami’s bankai and that’s how they get this power.
Ivan who was fighting Ichigo was amazed that Ichigo’s bankai cannot be stolen. Maybe because Ichigo’s bankai sucks, and isn’t really a bankai, but a half-kai or something. Either way Ivan travels back to his home with the rest of his group. Ivan seems like an outsider among his group, this is starting to feel familiar. After a verbal altercation with the individual who trashed talked Yamamoto, Ivan watches in fear as this pretty boy’s arm is removed. The boss of the Vandenreich does not like conflict it seems. What a nice guy!
Seriously Kubo? Didn’t you already do this in the beginning of the arrancar arc? First of all Ivan already feels exactly like Grimmjow, except this time it wasn’t his arm that was removed. Who is going to be kidnapped this time Kubo? Will it be Ishida? I BET IT WILL BE ISHIDA!
THE VERDICT 3/5
Even though it seems like Kubo is just copying and pasting his previous stories into this one, I still think it was OK, just because we know this will be the last time he is doing it. The next chapter will include all sorts of explanation and ramblings from the bad guys I’m sure.