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BLEACH Ch. 569 Review -- AV MOD MATERIAL

True nobility is exempt from fear, and those of the Kuchiki family are noble.

Yes you have, Rukia. Now, give 'em hell.
Yes you have, Rukia. Now, give 'em hell.

Real strength is found in pushing yourself beyond pain to get stronger. True bravery isn't having a lack of fear. It's finding the strength to move forward in spite of it. Rukia Kuchiki is ready to put on a display of strength and bravery that will make her brother proud.

The Good

I think I just fan-gasmed.
I think I just fan-gasmed.

Good writing is when you can play and tease with your reader's expectations. I was so hoping to see Rukia use bankai, but my expectations were in check. I never thought it was really going to happen. I was content up until I felt that Byakuya was going to step in and push Rukia aside. However, Kubo has surprised me once again. Byakuya's appearance is completely appropriate, and I like his role of ring man. He calls a time out just long enough to tell Rukia that she can handle this then steps back out.

Rukia's powers have become awesome enough in the previous chapters. I don't want to start filling my head with expectations for what we're going to see from her now. The bankai should be appreciated on their first appearance. All I'm willing to guess at is that it will have something to due with ice. Seems like a safe wager at this point, right?

The Bad

I still believe you start to diminish the bankai if everyone starts poppin' one off every battle, but I think it's justified enough given Rukia's specialized training. She also qualifies as a major character in the series.

Verdict 5/5

This chapter of BLEACH is easily the best of the week for WSJ, and I don't mind predicting that next week will also surpass its compatriot series. Most of us felt the manga was going to fall back into the cliche of the man supplanting the woman in battle. Little did we know that Kubo had a surprise for us. I can't speak for the rest of you, but I'm so looking forward to what's coming next week.

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Destinyheroknighton Feb. 27, 2014 at 3:55 p.m.

Man, this was an awesome chapter. I love As Nodt's final form, it was so creep

Byakuya's speech was awesome. And Rukia using her Bankai at the end was nice, I wonder what it going to look like

Bravo Kubo, I hope you keep it up. Can't wait until next week

Lurkeroon Feb. 27, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.

I'm glad Kubo is throwing readers a loop, but I still would have liked it better if Rukia was able to accomplish this without encouragement from her brother. It's not like Byakuya has spent his days discouraging Rukia. Before the end of Bleach I would like to see Rukia accomplish something great simply because she can. No interruptions from other people.

Destinyheroknighton Feb. 27, 2014 at 5:39 p.m.

@Lurkero:

It's not like Byakuya has spent his days discouraging Rukia.

But he did, he the one who keep Rukia from getting promoted. He held her back for protection, that is very discouraging if your brother don't believe in your power

Halberdierv2on Feb. 28, 2014 at 5:12 a.m.

@Lurkero said:

I still would have liked it better if Rukia was able to accomplish this without encouragement from her brother.

This so much. when he cut in the first time, I could feel disapointment creeping in, though he did let her finish the fight herself.

Daniel_Newton moderator on Feb. 28, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

Looks like Rukia has been getting lots of attention lately, that's nice to see. I need to catch up again!

phantomranton Feb. 28, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

Let "V" be quality

zaldaron Feb. 28, 2014 at 2:39 p.m.

So the picture for this on the main site is the same as the naruto pick...which made me worry there was some kind of strange crossover going on....

Lurkeroon Feb. 28, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight said:

@Lurkero:

It's not like Byakuya has spent his days discouraging Rukia.

But he did, he the one who keep Rukia from getting promoted. He held her back for protection, that is very discouraging if your brother don't believe in your power

He kept her from being promoted, but he never kept her from becoming stronger. Not from what I can remember at least.

You could argue that in order to get stronger she would need to get promoted, but throughout the course of the anime Rukia has had plenty of battles and I think in the most pertinent ones she was either saved or helped in a way that diminished her self-reliance.

Destinyheroknighton March 2, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.

@Lurkero:

Yes, he didn't stop her from being strong, but he didn't believe in her strength. He held her back, afraid she wasn't strong enough and she would get hurt or killed. We saw his greatest fear in his first fight with As Nort, it was Rukia dying

By Byakuya not letting Rukia get promoted, he was mentally blocking her from using her full powers. By doing that Byakuya, cause her to think she wasn't strong and limited her strength. This is the first time Byakuya acknowledge her strength and that greatly boost her confidence to use her Bankai. If Byakuya never came and said that, Rukia wouldn't have never use her Bankai and she would still be mentally hold back by her brother. Now, I hope Kubo will continue on with this

FoxxFireArt moderator on March 3, 2014 at 8:40 p.m.

@zaldar:

I've no idea why the cover image is different on the News page. It's weird.

@Daniel_Newton:

Rukia's been awesome in these past few chapters.

zaldaron March 3, 2014 at 10:21 p.m.

@FoxxFireArt: bleach and naruto cross over filler good or bad discuss. ;). @Lurkero: @Destinyheroknight: yup helping people to much actually holds them back.....hmm...welfare state...holding people back? discuss :)....

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