Because I’ve got exams coming up this post will be super brief.
Kind of surprised that Grimmjaw isn’t at all scared of Ulqiorra, considering how great the difference in their abilities should be. Other than that, it’s nice to see that Ulqiorra DOES display emotion, and I’m looking forward to the fight next chapter. If it gets interrupted or is ended in 5 seconds like every fight in the last 50 or so chapters of Bleach, I’m going to be PISSED.
It seems that Sasuke’s greatest asset, apart from the snake summoning jutsu he inherited from Orochimaru, is his speed. As noted in the Kakkashi Gaiden, when you’re moving too fast even you yourself can’t see what’s going on, but with the Sharigan, Sasuke doesn’t have such a limit, and thus he can move much faster than most other ninjas. Also, he seems to know a lot more jutsu than Naruto does – where as Naruto is the type that decides a battle with one major, super powerful jutsu, Sasuke knows a far large variety of jutsus, like the lightning needles he threw to pin Deidara’s spiders.
Kabuto is insane, and the way Tobi acts and talks is hilarious.
One Piece 459
I wonder if Oda plans things like this? Was the whale planted there, so long ago in the story, so that he can one day have an excuse to put a new member into Luffy’s crew? It’s a very convenient plot device, after all, a whale waiting for a group of pirate who went a-adventuring on the high seas. Whatever the reason, Oda’s stories are weaved together much more skillfully than any Shounen Jump manga I’ve read – he doesn’t forget things he wrote years ago, and he uses them to his advantage when he needs. The reason why Brook wants to keep his afro is also revealed to be far less trivial than it initially appeared. Instead of wanting to do it for himself, simply as a memento of his previous life, it’s so that the whale can recognise him. How touching!
All three titles simultaneously enter into climax, as Ichigo starts his fight with Grimmjaw, Deidara shows off his C2 Dragon, and the Straw Hat Pirates (who, incidentally, do very little pirating) begin their assault on Moria’s ship. Next week is going to be awesome.