So last chapter we left Rukia in a giant bunny devil puppy suit, as she was being lectured by Riruka about the survival of the fittest. Yes, we all know what’s now coming, a flashback about the Fullbringer’s backstory. Here we will probably cry and understand that these punks are human just like the rest of us. Let us get this over with.
As I was reading this chapter all I could think about was “Rukia, hurry up and kill this bitch while she is talking”, and surprisingly, she tried! Though she tried too late, and should have done it in the middle of her story. Basically we get a snapshot of everyone’s backstory, and why they do the things they do. Basically they feel pride in being part of the weak minority, and that the strong don’t always eat the weak, but sometimes the weak can eat the strong. I’m not sure if the Fullbringers are reading the same manga, but it still looks like the strong are eating the weak here.
Rukia, tired of her lip flapping decided to activate her sword, sending up her column of ice that traps Riruka’s foot. This is game and match point right here, but the fight is nowhere from being over. Riruka then deactivates the stuffed animal suit off Rukia and hits her in the chest, saying that “she doesn’t want to be defeated by that power”. And then things happen, what ever that may be.
I think this flashback is a little too late, I mean half of the people in it are already dead! I get it that these people suffered, but they were for stupid reasons. I don’t care that Riruka got her toys taken from her as a child, or that or dirty boots got dirty, these people are just having a tantrum about how crapy their lives are and are expressing this emotion in the wrong way. If only Kenpachi could have taken them all on at once, and then we wouldn’t have to worry about them anymore!
THE VERDICT 2/5
The last page hinted that the next chapter will be about Tsukishima and Byakuya’s fight, which is infinitely more interesting than this one. I think I’m going to be very impressed with how Byakuya is going to handle this situation. I’m thinking he will just floor Tsukishima someway, and it will be amazing.