Bleach 409 Breakdown! Take a stroll down the Catwalk…..just be careful of Aizen >_>
Well WRA readers, Bleach has consumed every poor author Superdude has thrown at it, but don’t worry, the tedium of Bleach wont conquer me!….I hope. Let’s take a minute to honor those fallen authors who actually enjoy engagingly good stories :D. So for those of you that might actually enjoy great plots and don’t want to end up in a Bleach-induced coma, I recommend you should NEVER read Bleach for more than 10 minutes in one sitting (though even 10 minutes will rob you of at least 3 I.Q, points). Oh wait, I almost neglected to introduce myself. Hey I’m Kisuzachi, the resident pink-haired asshole 😉
Now this chapter has been described as (and I quote) “awful”, “bleh” and even “a disappointing chapter”, but after hours of tunneling through this bleak cave, I finally stumbled across a small opening that actually let light shone into this chapter (foiled again, huh Tite). Anyway, let’s get to it shall we?
Hmm, these front pages usually don’t mean much, if anything at all, but I think it relates to the current Bleach events….sort of. First of all, why are Renji and Rukia there? Could this mean that they may play a further part in the Yammy battle (assuming he doesnt get Kensei’d)? I doubt it considering the condition they were in the last time we saw them. Another thing is the caption. If we’re talking about birds ruling heavens, wouldn’t an eagle be better than a two-headed crow? A crow usually represents omens and death, as opposed to the majestic and powerful eagle. What I get from this is that Aizen is the crow here, he can rule the sky, but is ultimately death (smexiness, pwnage, uberness and other such words) on two feet (though admittedly, double headed eagles have been used before.). Often times in mythology, when a creature has two heads, these heads usually squabble more than they get along, disproving that “two heads are better than one”. So this could mean that Aizen and Gin may be the harbinger of death for each other, plus there HAS been tension between the two. Anyway, I suppose that’s enough about the cover page >_>
So the chapter starts out with Ichigo swimming/drowning in his Inner World. What gets my attention here is the fact that he said inside of him is pretty calm now (*chuckle*), but then why would an ocean be there? The last time an ocean was referred in Bleach it was under rather unfavorable circumstances. But then again, Ichigo might just be fishman (it wouldnt be the first time Kubo “borrowed” ideas from other mangas ;)). Before he drowns a helpful hand grabs him…then promptly throws him into a building (something most of us have wanted to do since Ichigo entered his “jaws agape” stage). Who is this mysterious figure you ask?
Well after Darth Zangetsu makes that observation, Ichigo asks who he is and what has he done with old man Zangetsu. The Sith Lord enters a back and forth conversation with Ichigo before removing his hood and revealing Ichigo’s true feelings…
Ok, so what I get from this is the younger the person in Ichigo’s mind, the stronger that person is. Old man Zangetsu looks like he’s in his 40s and is a manifestation of Ichiog’s Shikai, Hollow Ichigo is the same age as Ichigo (in physical appearance of course) and is a manifestation of his Hollow powers and Darth Zangetsu looks like he’s in his 20s and is a physical manifestation of Ichigo’s bankai, so from observation, I’d say the scale is Zangetsu–>Darth Zangetsu–>Hollow Ichigo. So Darth Zangetsu begins to lay the smackdown on Ichigo’s jabroni candy ass.
The scene then goes to Isshin who talks about his “Engetsu” which means Crescent Moon (as opposed to Ichigo’s “Zangetsu” which means Slaying Moon) and says in the past Engetsu put him through what Darth Zangetsu is putting Ichigo through right now. This Final Getsuga must be really badass. The scene then shifts again to Darth Zangetsu and his Apprentice squaring off. Ichigo tells him what he wantsd to protect, then Darth Zangetsu reiterates that protecting isnt the Saith way- *gets a phone call* What? I cant make anymore Star Wars references? Dang it- ok Zangetsu tells him that what he wants to protect isnt necessarily what Tensa Zangetsu wants to protect, and then they go at it again.
The scene changes after Ichgio doesnt answer Tensa Zangetsu’s question (man these beautiful people are so hard to please.) and gets slammed into a building for it. Moving from one supermodel, we quickly meet up with the greatest of them all, Sousuke Aizen-sama *gets trampled by fangirls only to see them faint when they get too close*! So he’s strolling through town and some average Joe has the audacity to approach him…
The guy dies because he got too close to Aizen’s glory…….then suddenly more mortals try to take snapshots of Aizen-sama’s glory! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! Sorry Tatsuki….but you should have made a reservation 😦
Well that’s it for Bleach this week. Tune in next time….or don’t X_X. Here’s your Demotivational Poster