The battle between the shinigami and Xcution has started. Now I know what happens when you make an assumption, but these Xcution clowns are actually pretty weak so far. However, the key phrase is “so far” because we still haven’t seen how talented the top members of the group really are. Let’s find out.
This chapter is all about the two badass punks on the shinigami side that we all know and love, Ikkaku and Renji. Ikkaku if you remember correctly, was all about luck when he first met Ichigo; remember the lucky dance thing he did? Well, now he is fighting a guy who fights using the power of luck, this is going to get interesting. In this chapter, Ikkaku shows off the coolest power any Bleach character, or Shonen Jump hero, has shown the world so far. That is the power to reset a dislocated shoulder with his muscles alone! Being a person who had to suffer too many times with a dislocated shoulder, I would give anything to be able to do it myself with my muscles; though it seems to be more painful that way. I prefer to be knocked out at the hospital and let them have their way with me.
Renji is stuck with the “dirty boots” girl, which is probably the worst person to be stuck with. I mean seriously, you would be the joke of Soul Society if you were beaten by a person who gets more powerful the dirtier her boots became! But now its not just her boots but her body as well; not to mention she also has a motorcycle exhaust pipe coming out of her shoulder. Loosing to her would be like loosing to Uwe Boll in a boxing match.
However, Renji takes the high road and won’t attack first. He allows her to hit him with her hardest attack, which doesn’t seem to phase him at all. After allowing her to go to town on him, Renji decides enough is enough, and hits her with his hilt, knocking the wind out of her. He then states that he has been training this entire time to fight Aizen. But does that mean Aizen is back? Or is he just saying that he could fight Aizen if Aizen somehow escaped from prison?
Damn it Renji, HIT HER. No one will be angry with you, and no one will think less of you for hitting a girl. Just do it!
THE VERDICT 3/5
I have a feeling that these fullbring users are hiding something, that perhaps they will be powered up at some point in time later, thanks either to Ichigo’s power or because of the video game they are all in. I hope so, fights are great when the hero is pwning the enemy, but they are also great when they push the hero to the extremes.