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Tales from the Laundromat: BLEACH #501 -- [AV MOD MATERIAL]

Tite Kubo and R.L. Stine give us a sneak peak at the long awaited Bleach x Goosebumps crossover.

Bleach #501 - Here.Fear.Here

Ask Nodt what your country can do for you...
Ask Nodt what your country can do for you...

In a Nutshell

Ichigo remains trapped in a bubble cage while Byakuya literally bugs out during his battle against As Nodt.

High Points

  • I laughed out loud at Zombie Rukia. She was way funnier than Kubo probably intended her to be.
  • As Nodt's powers lead to Kubo creating some cool and interesting imagery.

Low Points

  • No resolve on who the mystery man from the previous chapter was.

Rants and Raves

I'm still interested in seeing who the mystery man is, but his non-appearance in this chapter didn't bother me at all. When the Vandies first arrived in Soul Society, I thought As Nodt was the only interesting one in the entire group, so I enjoyed seeing him doing his thing in this chapter. Hopefully, he's the beginning of a long line of characters that lead to entertaining chapters. I'm pretty sure the badass old gunslinger will be entertaining, but I get the feeling that memories of those two will be what gets me through the spunky teenage girl Vandy's arc and the others.

Grade

I give this chapter a B. I like powers that make people freak out or go delusional. Plus, I mean... Zombie Rukia and Cockroach Byakuya. 'Nuf said.

Destinyheroknighton July 18, 2012 at 1:49 p.m.

The Zombie Rukia was funny

Lurkeroon July 18, 2012 at 2:03 p.m.

It's amazing how many powers Kubo can come up with and maintain some type of consistency.

takashichea moderator on July 21, 2012 at 9:07 p.m.

First time, I see Byakua loses his cool.

Dig Deeper into Bleach

The story follows a fifteen year old high-schooler who is forced into an adventure as a Shinigami. He starts off as a weak warrior of honor but progresses to be more than a match for most captains. Now he will face the Soul Society's greatest threat, Sousuke Aizen,Xcution, and Vandereich.

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