Bleach #507 - The Fire 3
In a Nutshell
The Captain Commander reveals that his Bankai has two forms: one that makes everyone's throat dry and increases the cutting power of his sword and another that turns him into the Human Torch.
- I like that one of his Bankai forms is a stat boost like Ichigo's rather than a parlor trick like surface-to-air missiles, flowers, or giant statues.
- As always, Bleach looks cool.
- While it's nice to get a Bankai reveal, this chapter was pretty uninteresting.
Rants and Raves
Well the secret is out! The Captain Commander's Bankai turns his sword black and makes it better at cutting stuff. Additionally, it sets him on fire. This was kind of cool but the chapter was just talking. When Bleach first came out it was this balls to the wallaction series filled with swords clashing, staffs twirling, and action. Action, action, action. Now the series manages to be nothing but fights yet you're lucky to get two sword swings in an entire chapter. I want to see Juha and Yamamoto mixing it up in combat. People Shunpo'ing all over the the place, getting kicked through buildings, then speed dashing to get right back in the fight. This whole we'll talk and then maybe clash swords once Bleach needs to go.
C+. I'm happy for the Bankai reveal but other than that I found this to be pretty dull.
William Taylor holds Bleach deeply in his heart, but when he thinks about it, it makes him want to fart. Unlock the mystery on Twitter @mrsickvisionz.