A battle of two captains to the repeated death of one.
I don't know if I'm using some higher standard when I'm reading BLEACH, but I feel that more should be happening. Don't get me wrong. The action and the art in this chapter are nice. Seeing Unohana tossing around the giant Kenpachi is wild. Still, it's the relationship between the captains that's the most compelling part. This really seems like a fight he's wanted all his life, and honestly admires her deeply.
The mind game going on in this fight are strangely compelling. It seems pretty clear that Unohana is killing Kenpachi then reviving him without his awareness. He's too far gone in blood lust to notice or care. It seems to be following the classic Saiyan mentality of what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
This was a lot of entertaining action without a lot of substance. You could sit down and read this in almost three minutes without missing much. Great if you're short on time, but kind of annoying when you're interested in seeing the story advance. Though, perhaps that isn'tKubo's strong suit.
It still keeps eating at me. If Unohana is such a talented fighter. Why has she never taken part in any battles before this? They could at least address it.
I don't want to say this is at all bad, but I felt that not a whole lot is going on. I'm still interested in where this was going, and I really like the art. I just wish they weren't taking so long.