Winner of the Silliest Chapter of Bleach Ever Award, and let me tell you, it has a lot of competition.
The second Ichigo whacked the Hollow in the face with his Zanpaktou wrapped up, you know something is up. When was the last time Ichigo didn’t directly go for a kill? And neither Ishida’s nor Chad’s attack killed, when Ishida was killing hollows easily long before his two power ups, and Chad was literally flicking Shinigamis away like flies. This is either because Kubo loves his deus ex machinas or these guys are more powerful than they seem.
Nell and his brothers are the dumbest characters out of all of Bleach, probably helped by the fact that they are Hollows. Nell’s exaggerated ‘chibi skull’ mask, the gap in his tooth, and the way he and his brothers act are nothing like the Hollows we are accustomed to. Especially Nelll, who’s an Arrancar. What’s up with all those scary Arrancars up until now? Nell is so cute it’s sickening. He is also responsible for delivering one of the best lines in Bleach: “Ahhhhhhhh, a Thinigami (sic), a bad guy!” Yes, he lisps. So cute I want to break his face, which should be easy since he doesn’t have a Zanpaktou. Where is his Zanpaktou, if he’s a Arrancar? Mystersious.
Rukia’s and Renji’s appearance is a farce. That’s all I have to say about it. I enjoyed this chapter up until the point where they showed up.
Oh, does anyone remember this acute observation I made? Only five chapters later (four of which I didn’t blog, but shhhhhhh. If I don’t tell and you don’t tell, no one needs to know) I get shat all over by Kubo-sensei. Thank you for answering this question that has always bothered me in such a uh… wonderful? interesting? retarded? way. If nothing else, seeing Ichigo act like a bad guy after being called a bad guy made me laugh.