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BLEACH Ch. 606 Review

Is this the best time to grow the family tree?

The pen is mightier that the sword. Well, brush, in this case.
The pen is mightier that the sword. Well, brush, in this case.

Ichigo and pals will be having some backup on the way, and the battle between Yhwach and Ichibe continues in the Reiokyu. The Soul Reaper will show the power of the brush against the sword by cutting the Quincy king into half the man he once was.

The Good

Everything is in a name for Ichibe.
Everything is in a name for Ichibe.

You can really understand why Ichibe was being used as the last line of defense, and am I the only one left with a feeling that there's some history between this pair? They appear to be awfully chatty and familiar with one another. I will say that I'm happier with this outcome than what I originally had in mind. I initially thought that we'd never get a full dispaly of Ichibe's abilities. I had my money on some flashback of Ichigo's training. We know that all the Zero Squad got their appointments by doing or creating something exceptional. Any guesses yet on what Ichibe did?

The Bad

The genius just got played.
The genius just got played.

Reintroducing characters we know back into the plot is reasonable enough. Mind you, I'm a person who can never get enough information when it comes to Yoruichi, but is this really the time to be introducing us to a long lost sister? This certainly explains where he keeps getting all those wonderful toys. Yushiro is certainly a cutie, but I'd more appreciate some closure on the fate of Tier. She must have some special value if Yhwach was keeping her alive.

Verdict 2/5

You know, it's a decent enough chapter. I like the action, old friends are brought back, some funny dialog, and we're introduced to someone new and interesting. I'm just starting to be more confused than anything. Not as if that's all together bad, really. Opponents are already few in number up in the Reiokyu, but more heroes are being sent up. We've gone from having a bloated cast on both ends, a bunch suddenly have power drained or they died, and now people are showing up to the party fashionably late. Perhaps this will all make sense later. As for right now, it doesn't.

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Lurkeroon Nov. 26, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.

I think it's time for Kubo to pick up the pace. Bleach should have interesting revelations each chapter as the battle approaches its end (?). Unless Kubo changed his mind.

waybig1010101on Nov. 27, 2014 at 10:24 p.m.

@Lurkero:

If he continues Bleach I honestly will have no problem with that. I don't need another HST to end anytime soon.

Also im surprise at how low this chapter got. 2/5 wow. I know it's the reviewer's opinion, but still, I was reading what he was saying and when I saw that number i was surprise.

tximinomanon Dec. 2, 2014 at 12:42 a.m.

You know what I hate about all this? the fact that we know Juha's going to win. We know that. Because he's the big bad evil villain who'll fight Ichigo so he can't die.

The only possibility (and it'll be insane if Kubo did that) is that Ishida ends up being the big evil villain, but again, I don't see that happening so this fight is just pointless and it's dragging the story. I can't be invested in a fight if I already know the outcome, as much as Kubo tries to pretend this bald bearded man can actually win we all know it's a lie, and since he's not even important (sure he's part of the 0 division but lest be honest here, who really gives a f*** about those guys?) I don't even care that he's about to lose and, probably, die.

It's the same thing as when the hero gets hurted and seems like he's going to die in movies but we all know he's not going to because he's the hero.

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