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BLEACH Ch. 585 Review

Ichigo really needs to start locking the door behind himself when he leaves to go to war. Now any old antagonist can just waltz into the Soul Palace.

Uh oh, Ichigo forgot to set his DVR to record the new season of KORRA before he left. Run, Ichigo, run!!
Uh oh, Ichigo forgot to set his DVR to record the new season of KORRA before he left. Run, Ichigo, run!!

Ichigo's rush to aid his friends may have had a serious, unintended consequence that could shift the balance of this war, and he stands little chance of reaching Yhwach to stop him as Ichigo's surrounded on all sides by the Vandenreich elite. At least,...not without some help.

The Good

He gets by with a little help from his friends.
He gets by with a little help from his friends.

The previous few weeks may have been a touch lackluster, when compared to how well things have been going. However, events have really stepped up in this week's chapter. The consequence of Ichigo's speedy arrival is that he's left a gaping hole in the defenses of theReiokyu. Uh, whoops.

That part I think is kind of foolish, but everything that follows is pure awesomeness. Ichigo forces his way through an intense gauntlet of Stern Ritter attacks as he tries to get to Yhwach. It's pretty cool to watch Ichigo brushing off some brutal attacks from one bad guy after the next. It all ends in an appropriately spectacular finale, as Ichigo gets some backup.

The Bad

That's an oddly specific amount of time.
That's an oddly specific amount of time.

For as cool as some events were in this chapter, I'm sort of shaking my head at the premise that Ichigo arriving has left the Reiokyu vulnerable, due to his "clothes". Firstly, it's kind of ridiculous that it would be possible to leave the door wide open to one of the most secure locations in the universe due to the type of clothes Ichigo is wearing. Not to mention that the Zero Squad would fail to mention this consequence to him, so that he could be prepared for it.

This is just way too convenient for the bad guys. The Zero Squad may as well of dropped the keys to the palace along with Ichigo. Although, perhaps that's the point. It is way too easy, and there's another bit of protection of which Yhwach isn't yet aware. That's still plausible. We'll just have to wait and see. There's a grand total of 6,000 seconds (roughly 1 2/3 hours) in story time till the barriers are restored. If everyone remembers the "5 minutes" it took Namek to blow up, this could take a long bloody time.

Verdict 4/5

A little good and bad is taken with this week's issue of BLEACH. This still feels like a great set up for the battles to come. Even with some of the negatives I took away, I had a lot of fun. It's nice getting back into some action after two weeks of Ichigo just sort of standing around. Looking through the 13 Court Guard and Stern Ritter line up, It's a bit hard to decides who I want to see fight who. Will Rukia be pulling out her bankai once more, and what sort of new tricks does Byakuya now have? I can't wait for next week.

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Lurkeroon June 26, 2014 at 4:25 p.m.

I guess Kubo had to set up a series of battles, but these circumstances are much too conveniently tropey. I'll have to wait and see how this plays out. Maybe I liked it better when Ichigo wasn't present.

zaldaron June 26, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

How long has the war in Naruto been going on in in universe time? Someone should do a study and see how manga time compares to real life time...

Destinyheroknighton June 27, 2014 at 10:13 a.m.

@zaldar:

It just been one day. I think if someone did that, they will be so confuse. Well, at lease it not like western Comic time LOL!

Any who, I like the chapter. But, I wonder how Yhwach got his info? (I guess he look on search Google)

zaldaron June 28, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

Wait wait the last three years of Naruto have been a DAY!!! DAMN....that is worse than even American soap operas......

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