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In this week's BLEACH we discuss idiots, explosions, and Baroque composers.

Bleach #505 - The Fire

In a Nutshell

Juha Bach doesn't take any slights against his brother, Johan Sebastian, lightly.
Juha Bach doesn't take any slights against his brother, Johan Sebastian, lightly.

The Captain Commander gets riled up, causing the Shinigami to ponder whether or not their plan of getting beaten for fun was really the best option, and decides to personally challenge Juha Bach.

High Points

  • Cool art

Low Points

  • The Gotei 13 proves once again that they are the worst army ever.
  • Nothing happened other than Soul Society reali

Rants and Raves

One thing that annoys me about Bleach more than anything else is the half-ass nature of the Shinigami. In reality, it's Tite Kubo's fault but it leads to these situations where the fate of Soul Society is on the line and the Gotei 13 is meh, who caresabout their duty. It's important to note here that they are the first and last line of defense for protecting Soul Society. This is their sole purpose for existing yet it takes them forever to realize this in battles and sometimes they never do.

The Captain Commander gets upset and all of the sudden people realize hey, you know what? Maybe we shouldn't get beaten up and killed. I like to imagine that during the battle prep meetings there's always this vote of Should we actually try and protect Soul Society? and twelve captains vote no while there is one captain screaming in the background like, "No, no, no! What? No. Are you fools?" Or better yet, it plays out like the Nay Guy from the Simpsons.

Grade

The saving grace of this chapter was the artwork and for that I'll give it a C. Outside of the Shinigami realizing that they shouldn't be idiots, nothing whatsoever happened in this chapter.

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tximinomanon Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:32 a.m.

I kind of like this chapter. I mean... we all know Soul Society are all losers (it's been that way since the begining) and it kinda sucks to see the most badass guy there losing, but the Master Roshi was cool this week, "STOP ACTING LIKE PUSSYS AND GET UP!!!" was pretty awesome.

sickVisionz moderator on Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:57 a.m.

@tximinoman: I thought it looked cool and I gave it props for that. The fact that the army whose sole purpose is to protect Soul Society actually has to be told that it'd be in their best interest to not get killed and that they should be protecting Soul Society is facepalm worthy to me though.

It reminds me of stuff like Noitira vs Kenpachi where Kenpachi is getting injured but then all of the sudden it snaps in his head that he should probably beat the enemy and then he kills him in one shot. It makes it seem like everyone is just goofing around for some reason.

Destinyheroknighton Aug. 30, 2012 at 2:54 p.m.

Well at lease I can look at pretty pictures, other then that it was meh

Also why did it take so long to learn the big bad name? It not like he was hiding his face

DBZ_universeon Aug. 30, 2012 at 5:03 p.m.

Kubo trolled Kenpachi!! what the hell!! I didn't like that at all!!

and what is gonna happen to Ichigo?? is he gonna get his hollow powers back?? I wish!! that would be cool!

sickVisionz moderator on Aug. 30, 2012 at 5:55 p.m.

@DBZ_universe: That's one of the three things I'm looking forward to.

  1. The return of Hollow Ichigo
  2. More Aizen
  3. Yachiru fighting

If any of those three happen before Bleach ends, i'll be satisfied with the manga.

DBZ_universeon Aug. 31, 2012 at 12:03 a.m.

@sickVisionz: I agree!! I totally want all that to happen as well!!! but I will add a number 4 to the list!! I want Kenpachi to learn his Zanpakuto's name! or give it one!! I always believed that instead of learning his sword's name he will have to name it just like he did to him self and to Yachiru!!

Kurohigeon Aug. 31, 2012 at 5 p.m.

Finally, Kenpachi got the crap beat out of him :) it was getting annoying with him always coming in and trolling the bad guys but it got old after a while and I thought they could make him lose sometimes, too bad we never actually saw it. Kinda saw a lot of wasted potential since Kenpachi didn't have a bankai but of course he went after the strongest guy before he killed two weaker people that could have been made into decent opponents for him. I wonder if this is going to be the last arc of Bleach?

DCypheron Sept. 5, 2012 at 3:47 a.m.

I mean, getting deep, maybe but I can sort of see some of what Tite's saying. There are a lot of things about Bleach, particularly the manga, particularly early on, that made it unique. It's very trend ATM to have super organised people having these spectacular battles and then being rivals at the end, I really like how Soul Society is like NASA in Armageddon. There's a lot of dimensions, a lot of people, too much history and basically they are just playing God. It's like, if Shunsui was Captain Commander the whole place would be a lot different, but Genryuusai is totally guarded about the past and so his failing is the ignorance of his subordinates.

Hence Ichigo coming to the fore so much as the only 'thing' capable of defying Genryuusai's will.

Yachiru has to have a fight, that will be win. I wanna see more of Uryuu and Chad, because I always marked for them.

I'd also really like SOMEONE TO PLEASE explain how Genryuusai's vice was affected by Aizens perfect control? If the Manga ends without that ever being resolved, it will definitely lose a cool point.

sickVisionz moderator on Sept. 5, 2012 at 4:24 a.m.

@DCypher said:

I'd also really like SOMEONE TO PLEASE explain how Genryuusai's vice was affected by Aizens perfect control?

I think a better question is why would he not be affected by it? He saw the ritual that activates it just like everyone else.

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