I guess I'm the only one who's glad that the Bleach anime ended. To be honest, the fillers killed the show for me. Granted, I only watched the anime occasionally to see some of the battles animated, but I still thought that the fillers tainted the series. The manga is far more interesting when it doesn't have an anime equivalent anyway imo. I don't see the manga lasting another three years though. I give it one year and a half, maybe two. This current hiatus makes me think that Kubo has been told to speed things up.
Kubo: "Okay, after I take this six week break.."
Kubo: "Byeeeee <3"
Editors: o.0 -.- >.<
That sucker: "Bye Kubo!!" ^.^
In the current trend, Bleach's sales are still doing okay and there's a steady cashflow coming in from it. You don't want to lose that while you still have a steady cashflow. Hence, the editors will let Kubo do what he thinks necessary in order to end this series. It's ending, that's for sure. These final 9 days will be interesting, but I think we'll start with that backstory between Yhwach and Yama 1000 years ago, and then go to the final fights - while dashing between and forth fighting and Ichigo doing the last ditch training of course.
Answer to all the bad things in the world: Give up on trying to make everything better. Hence, accepting it for what it is. YOLO! <- Click the link and daw.. -.-
Next issue... full feature on Ichigo's Human Realm group, the Vizards, and the third force!
I have no idea what the third force (第三勢力) is meant to be, clarification is appreciated.
Also, this issue is called The Dagger - Kreuz Zwei: Soul Reaper (wish they wouldn't use the American version...)
First page headers:
Revival of the Shinigami who succumbed to the Quincy!!!!!
Big text down middle:
The Gotei 13 is planning a recovery
Top right with Zaraki:
Learning the name of his Zanpakuto...
Top left with Rukia and Renji:
Recovering in the Royal Palace...
Middle left with Komamura and his Great Grandfather:
Demanding to know the secrets of his family...
Middle left with Hisagi and Kensei:
Bottom right with Hitsugaya and Sui-Feng:
With their Bankai stolen...
Bottom left with Mayuri and shocked Akon:
Creating an invention...
Second page headers:
Main title down the middle:
The Seireitei met with defeat...
Top right with Yamamoto:
Death of the Head of the Gotei 13
Descent of the Zero Division
Middle right header:
The five heroes who protect the Soul King
Bottom right with Ichibe:
The commanding Shinigami of the Zero Division
Bottom middle with Senjumaru:
The female Shinigami who shares a deep history with Mayuri
Easily invading Mayuri's laboratory with a stroke, she is a Shinigami of many mysteries. Her abilities, not just related to the Shihakusho!?
A warning sound reverberates as the Shutara Scale is reported. Senjumaru is related...?
Kensei didn't lose Bankai that is a translation error.
Last edited by JD; 5th August 2013 at 4:56 PM.
What exactly is the point of "The Dagger" when it's stuff we already know? I mean it seems so pointless and it does nothing to excite me for the upcoming chapters. I wish Kubo would release databook-esque information instead of all this recap stuff. I want a new chapter as soon as possible too, so I hope he's working hard during his hiatus.
I guess just to hold us off until September 4th a little recap is better than nothing I suppose
Seems like the similarity between the Sword 5 and Bambietta Brigade is intentional check out their names.
What is even the point?
The Bambibrigade all sound like a group of strippers.
When is the new chapter out? -.-
I can't believe there's still another month of waiting to go through. I don't consider Bleach to be my favorite manga, but the wait is still killing me especially after the last chapter's cliffhanger. I hope the manga returns with a color spread and/or that it's longer than regular chapters to make up for lost time.
Jeez..this thread has been dead fortunately we have two more weeks until Bleach returns.
Tomorrow is the day get ready.. we are getting a color spread with the chapter so it'll probably be an important one.
Yes Bleach is back and the chapter was good. I loved the color spread and how it mentioned that this is the final chapter of the series. I also liked that we at least got some sort of explanation about what happened to the Seireitei, not to mention that the change of scenery is actually a lot more interesting now that the fights will resume. I loved that Mayuri managed to analyze the "shadows" and came up with a counter, and seeing Toshiro block Bazz-B's flame attack with a wall of ice was cool too.
Haschwald vs Shunsui oh ****..
Only Mayuri would design something like...that.
Good chapter, loved the new appearances, except mayuri's. Also, liked the hair cut on Rangiku. Maybe she can actually do something this time.
I swear I almost thought that dark haired Stern Ritter guy was Aizen for a minute until I remembered that we'd see him before during the Stern Ritter interaction chapter. My heart leapt for nothing lol. Anyway, I'm glad that some of the match ups have been revealed, although I find it odd that Haschwald will fight Shunsui; I thought he'd be Ichigo's opponent since he destroyed Tensa Zangetsu.
Pretty informative chapter...gonna be some interesting fights
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