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For the first time in a years I'm in the mood to wiki edit.
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With GodLen gone, the amount of Naruto and Bleach manga coverage has dropped to an all-time low so I figured I'd step up and start covering these on a weekly basis. My layout will be pretty similar to GodLen's but my personal tastes should lend some difference, mainly in snark and fanboyism. I make no pretense about objectivity with these. I like what I like and after a month or so it should be apparent as to what I like and dislike about these manga. So, let's kick off the inaugural post.

Bleach #495 - Bleeding Guitar Blues

In a Nutshell

The shinigami begin their fights against the Arran... I mean Espa... I mean Fullbr... I mean weird German word bad guy Quincies.

High Points

  • The guy in the picture above looks pretty cool.
  • Rose has a conversation that's laughably bad.

Low Points

  • Rose has a conversation that's laughably bad.

Rants and Raves

We've seen this all before. Random bad guys show up, cannon fodder enemies are cannon fodder, lots of smack talk. Nothing about this was particularly interesting to me. I love Bleach in anime form but as a manga I only enjoyed it as a spoiler. Now with the anime gone, I think I'm reading this only because I've read Bleach every Wednesday for the past few years and it would feel odd not to read it. Chapters like this remind me of how crazy I am for not dropping the series when the anime ended.

Grade

I give this chapter a C-.

It wasn't rancid enough to be an F and some decent imagery, along with a title stupid enough to make me smile, saved this from being a D, but I don't feel it deserves a score that could be interpreted as good or even neutral.

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