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BLEACH Ch. 587 Review

The war has taken an unexpectedly disappointing turn in direction.

Thanks for at least trying to knock some sense into him, Chad.
Thanks for at least trying to knock some sense into him, Chad.

Yhwach and Uryu have broken into the Reiokyu, leaving Ichigo, Chad, and Orihime reeling from their friend's betrayal.

The Good

Highlight of the chapter here.
Highlight of the chapter here.

If it wasn't for Renji and Bazz-B, this chapter might have been a complete wash for me. They were the source of some good laughs after the disappointing beginning, but we'll get to that in a moment. It's too bad these guys had to meet as enemies. I can sense the possibility of a real fashion bromance between these slaves to style. In all seriousness, Renji is one of the last people to say someone looks like a chicken. The best part of it all was Rukia's snarky commentary.

The Bad

Sure, forget the genocidal king out to destroy the world. Focus on Uryu.
Sure, forget the genocidal king out to destroy the world. Focus on Uryu.

So, when did this all become about Uryu? Last week, Ichigo looked like a heart broken teen seeing that his normally reluctant ally was on the side the Vandenreich, and he's still harping on about it in this chapter. I honestly don't get why everyone is so shocked and disappointed by these events. Uryu isn't that important of a character to begin with. When was the last time he really influenced anything outside of filler episodes?

I find it incredibly irritating that we have spent weeks upon months waiting for Ichigo to arrive from the Reiokyu after his training, and now he has to go directly back there. Don't get me wrong. We all knew this fight would drift that way eventually. I just never suspected it would be just after his arrival. This completely deflates the return of the hero moment.

Verdict 2/5

In the time the pacing should be kicking into high gear, the plot has hit a major speed bump. Thank goodness for supporting cast in times such as these. Rukia and Renji kept me just entertained enough but couldn't carry the whole thing. It pains me to rate this chapter so low, but Ichigo's sudden fixation on Uryu really dragged things down. Add on top of that the issue of the hero needing to head right back from where he started. Was it just my imagination, or did this chapter also feel shorter?

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Destinyheroknighton July 8, 2014 at 3:10 p.m.

....Uryu help Ichigo in that fight with that Fullbringer. I thinking they might have become closer friends after the Fullbringer arc. At the beginning of this Arc, they all was standing together. Another thing, is Uryu is working for the person who kill Ichigo's mother and his mother. Ichigo isn't heartless, he care for his friends deeply, and seeing Uryu working for the guy who kill his mother will effect him. Uryu is important to Ichigo and seeing him on the side of Yhwach, just tear him apart on the inside

I really love this images
I really love this images

But, I agree with you about Ichigo should stay in Soul Society longer. I think what will happen is that Yhwach will kill Zero Squad and the Spirit King and go back to Soul Society when Ichigo arrive. Then Ichigo will get another power up from the Spirit King to fight Yhwach, then he make another hero moment (only to find out that Yhwach is in the World of the living LOL!)

I really enjoy Renji and Bazz-B, I would love seeing them team up and beat up Uryu. That would have been great, wish I was good at art I would have make that

Anyway, I did enjoy the chapter. But I sad we didn't get a battle royal

Lurkeroon July 8, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

Wow, Kubo, what a cliche. All the heroes together and they suddenly get separated? What a coincidence that this has happened all the time.

Not really a heroic return either. Ichigo didn't do anything.

Jinbeifan1on July 8, 2014 at 7 p.m.

I thought the chapter was lame, but I did laugh at the whole exchange between Renji and Bazz B lol

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