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BLEACH Ch. 591 Review

It's zombies here, there, and everywhere in BLEACH this week!

Your questions on their survival are answered.
Your questions on their survival are answered.

Kurotsuchi and Giselle see who has the better undead army, but once Bambietta is shown to be outmatched by the revivedArrancar. Giselle reveals one more horrifying surprise that very well may put victory in her hands.

The Good

Why do I suddenly want a breakfast sausage when I look at him now?
Why do I suddenly want a breakfast sausage when I look at him now?

While I really enjoyed last issue, I thought the moment of Giselle showing off her shinigami army of zombies really lacked any emotional punch. Sure, Ikkaku and Yumichika comment on all the "familiar faces", but I didn't recognize a one of them. They're pretty much a collection of red shirts from Star Trek. I couldn't help but think that this would be much more of a punch to the gut if we had known any of these guys. Well, that was all cleared up when Giselle finally reveals her ace in the hole. When I saw who she had turned, I swear my jaw dropped. There's not a chance I'm spoiling this moment for readers. Go check it out yourself, and no spoiling in the comments, people.

I have to hand it to Kubo on story planning. I had almost forgotten about that moment where Captain Kurotsuchi found those corpses waaaaaay back during the Hueco Mundo story. I was even surprised how much I enjoyed the tenuous relationship between Kurotsuchi and these Arrancar. Watching Kurotsuchi playing with his punishment trigger reminded me of that moment in DARK KNIGHT where the Heath Ledger Joker was trying to get his bombs to go off at the hospital. It's nice that the creator took characters that I had no interest in previously and still managed to get me to laugh at their antics.

The Bad

It struck me as sort of bizarre that Bambietta would be so hilariously outmatched by Charlotte. More so with her in the Voll Stern Dich mode. Although, I can only imagine that all the beating and damage she's been suffering has taken its toll. That would make sense. Zombie or not, she shouldn't be getting stronger after being blown up and her limbs torn off.

Verdict 5/5

That's an understatement.
That's an understatement.

I was overjoyed that BLEACH appeared first for this week's edition of SHONEN JUMP. This above the other Shonen Trilogy chapters was the one I wanted to write about the most. After Kurotsuchi and these Arrancar appeared in this battle, I thought the tide had shifted dramatically and Giselle was no longer long for the Soul Society. With the way this chapter ends, our heroes are in some serious trouble. Best chapter of the week by a country mile, as far as I'm concerned.

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Destinyheroknighton Aug. 5, 2014 at 3:18 p.m.

Man, Kubo really out did himself with this chapter, it have everything I like about Shonen. Bleach is the best Shonen of the week

I was really surprise at Giselle's ace and I think that person is really dead, judging how the person looks. Really hope they don't turn back to normal after the fight, I will be really disappointed

It almost make me forget about how Luppi shouldn't be their, since his entire top half was obliterated by Grimmjow and no amount of stitches would help him :)

Anyway, I agree that Bambietta was outmatched because of her injury. But there another reason, Hollows are poison to Quincies. That also play a factor

I really want to know what will happen next, can't wait for next weeks

Lurkeroon Aug. 5, 2014 at 7:01 p.m.

Kind of surprising, but since this is shonen I can't say I didn't see this person coming back at some point.

katmicon Aug. 8, 2014 at 12:47 a.m.

I am probably in the minority that hasn't enjoyed the last 10 chapters of bleach. This chapter was no different. So many of these developments seem to come out of nowhere, so little fleshing out of characters and stories is done. Kubo is rushing this, especially when it feels like he is doing the character development he should have done in the first 400 chapters now, in a short inappropriate span of time.

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