Hi everyone! This is Otoha, your new Manga writer ^__^
I’ll be writing about Naruto and Bleach and if time allows, more popular Mangas such as D.gray.man. I hope you like it.
Bleach; this Manga gave meaning to my life! I’ll be honest, I’m a bleach freak. Just to tell you how much I love it, 3 weeks ago I went to buy a Katana in N.Y. I found a Japanese store and there I saw a beautiful blue-gray Daikatana. What did I do? Of course I took it out of its scabbard, hold it right in front of me and said “Ban-kai!” but nothing happened (still wondering why) Worse was the reaction of the manager, he asked me if I was drunk and that I should Not come to a place with dangerous items when I’m high! So mean T_____T
In any case, I will review chapters 277 through 286 and then the recent chapters in the next entry.
Let’s go directly to the last major battle in Bleach; the best one in my opinion so far, the Ichigo – Grimmjow fight.
Man I was waiting for this forever! To see Ichigo in his full potential once again since Zaraki fight.
Take that you sucker!
That over confident-one-hand-always-in-his-pocket Ulquiora just had to be gone so Ichigo could have his fight. The short battle between espadas was just amusing. Using cero right at the start showed how serious grimmy was but what surprised me was seeing the effect on ulquiera. Almost nothing happened to him! He took 3 of them head on and he didn’t even flinch! Is there that much of a difference between those two? Is it Ok to overpower ulquiera that much? Anyway, he’s gonna have it one day!
Just had to say this, according to me girlfriend, this is how a true man should behave X___X
I hope she doesn’t mean I have to go out there getting my ass kicked, fighting random guys to death just to show her my love…
A determined Iichigo
After Ichigo doing his Bankai, which in my opinion was his coolest transformation compare to all of his other battles, he showed he is very well capable of fighting grimmy in this form. Do you remember the first time they fought? Ichigo couldn’t even touch him let alone injuring him but little resolve goes a long way.
Then Grimmjow gives some lame ass excuse to why he kept that scar. Apparently he is after some eyes!!!
And finally to show his true evilness he does what Noitora is excellent at; attacking the weak. He uses his most powerful cero just to get “Him” out. I’ll be honest; I don’t like it when they attack the bystanders in the fight. What the hell do they have to do with anything anyway? If you want to show your power, beat the crap out of the guy, let that girl alone.
Speaking of Orihime, I actually have a lot to talk about but I’ll leave that for when I write about Noitora. Yes, like most of you I think she is the most useless character in Hueco Mundo (read entire bleach!) and just for no reason she was granted the power of Jesus to bring back the dead. I mean come on! Ichigo and those two little aranchers that guarded her were gone for good and she just happened to bring them back? Reasoning behind her evolution? Reasons are for pussies! You know it is one of those bleach moments that you just accept it and move on.
He transformed to a coil?!
And here the fun starts. I was always wondering what Grimmjow’s release would look like. It was everything I hoped it would be. According to him, Ichigo is no match for him in this form but I happen to disagree. In my eyes they were pretty equal until grimmy started talking shit and pissed Ichigo off. At that point Ichigo showed his real power.
For the first time since S.S Arc, Ichigo was fighting to win with his instincts, he was fighting to beat his enemy no matter what, and he knew defeat is death; for him and everybody else.
Chapter 282, my favorite chapter of all time, started fantastic by showing Halibel but what made it for me was the amazing fight and especially the last page. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind Ichigo with his mask on is as powerful as Grimmjow’s released form. He is pushing it to the limits. And them comes the last page. The very first time I saw this I cried. Call me a crybaby but it was too much for me. I love Ichigo, I read bleach only to see him kicking ass but that last panel had so much emotion into it. How can you read it and not feel anything? This page is the reason why I read bleach and why I love it to death.
Hmm, ever wondered how evil characters first came to power? Grimmjow proved to be a rough character from the very start. With the goal of becoming a vastalorde, he and his friends went to Aizen. Now here is an important point, my impression from this chapter is that the current espadas are not vastalordes yet. I’ve seen many comments on the net about the single digit espadas being all vastalorde, well Grimmjow specifically mentions that is not true, at least in regard to himself.
Does she have anything else to say? My good god, she’s just standing there watching him getting his ass kicked. So much for a future girlfriend (come on, you know it will eventually happen!)
Now grimmy goes ape shit! Showing his Final Solution, he uses his most powerful attack. It clearly shows why he was kicked out of espada when he lost his arm; he basically lost half of his strength. To the people who screamed about “plot hole” every other goddamn chapter, this should be considered a kick in the balls!!
And then comes the “instinct” part. We all remember ichigo’s battle with shirosaki(the white Ichigo) and that one moment when he had his sword 2/3 in his body cutting his lungs into two half and pouring at least 23 litters of blood (mind you if THAT doesn’t kill Ichigo, Grimmjow’s fangs won’t either!)
Having gone through all that, he finished the fight in style. Telling Grimmjow he is the one who will kick Aizen’s tea-drinking-ass, that he is the one who will surpass his manipulating boss, ulquiera and all other espadas. Seeing his determination, Grimmjow for the first time, completely gave up. They say sometimes pictures speak for themselves; a clear example is this one.
And just like that, we got to the last chapter just before the Noitora (that cheater!) enters the battle with his strike-from-behind technique! I’ll cover the next few chapters in my next review. The mother of all battles and perhaps the single most anticipated fight in bleach, Noitora-Zaraki, will have its unique review after that.
This is my first review and I promise the next ones will be much better. I just wasn’t sure if you like the humor in my review or not so I didn’t use it much. I tend to keep it short and fun to read. So please don’t expect a complicated supa-dupa analysis. This is a review from a crazy fan for all bleach lovers.
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