Bleach Chapter 476 – The Lost, The Blind and the Defeated O_O
It’s Wednesday. The smell of fresh manga being uploaded and read all over the world is filling my senses… Jump’s releases of Naruto and Bleach are welcomed to break up this week, as I am sure many of us are falling into the Holiday mood with the Christmas trees and snow – for our northerners 😉 – and hot sandy beaches, ice cold drinks for the southerners… (I am meaning hemispheres here O_O not states in the USA 😉 ). But did you come here to read my rambles of bliss as I count the last days before my holiday begins and I get to rest… or for a Bleach Breakdown? ‘Cause I could go either way here. 😉
*Puts on Reading Glasses*
As I am a Cono Sur (see it’s in italics, classy stuff) of manga. I tempt my pallet often first with Bleach before taking bites of the heavier manga’s like Naruto, but this week – though Naruto was epic and will dominate discussions for this week and probably months to come – Bleach felt ‘longer’ if that makes sense.
Usually skipping through the blank pages makes Bleach a light read, but this week we had a bit more depth and, in many ways, I got a feeling that
tonight’s gonna be a good night Kubo is using this Chapter to bring everything together. I think it’s safe to say that he will not bring back Aizen soon and that Ginjou is, in fact, a worthy villain on his own and not just a filler to be thrown aside like the Bount guy. 😉
The looong awaited battle begins and though there are a lot of blank attacks – Who needs texture in a power move etc etc… – you know Bleach things! I am glad to see that Kubo also focused on more than that and added some of his awesome art to the battle too. Now if you haven’t read it yet, don’t get ahead of yourself. There ain’t much, but as a Bleach reader, when it comes to Bleach I am easy to please…
Through what gave this chapter more longevity was the return to our Soul Society peeps. It was also the thing that made me face palm about the chapter…
I don’t wanna rewrite the story of Bleach but it’s basically Kubo trying to tie up all the knots he needs to bring this chapter out of the ‘filler’ feel and into the present, and again we hear the “it was all planned this way” speech in not so many words, but it made for interesting reading and built up suspense for the upcoming chapters and even arcs.
*Short and sweet version*
Ginjou was bad, Soul Society decided to use Ichigo as bait and kill both… Ichigo changed the SS and made them believe in him and now they just wanna kill Ginjou…
So you understand this and so did I ’till Byakuya leaves. @____@
We understand that it’s for plot purposes, but if I was in Soul Society’s, position the mission was to see out Ichigo’s choice, but it was also to eliminate Ginjou. If all these captains attacked Ginjou at once, this battle would be over quickly, but instead they leave. O_O
Putting that rant aside, there where Ichikia moments for those people who believe in love between the living and essentially dead people… I wonder if that is necrophilia?
I must say after we leave Rukia’s mind and begin the battle, the chapter finishing pretty quickly and was a lot more enjoyable in my opinion. @__@
I love how Kubo switches the narration here, pulling sympathy from the reader with every page. In the end we should know that in all manga nothing is an accident, but I enjoy how Bleach has so much put into even something as subtle as the word placement. Breaking up a sentence in an image to give it that extra ‘oomph’ factor.
like starting a new…
.. when it really isn’t necessary but to make it…
This is why I love Bleach despite all its flaws, its plot holes and sometimes lazy imagery.
Ginjou’s mind has been open to us in most of this arc and returning to it now has given this chapter that spark it needed to be a truly brilliant read that stands close to Naruto’s release this week.
Well that is all from me…
Ken Chan is the winner of this debate again, though only for Ahsan’s words that kept it from being a draw. @__@
Pein Out! ^:_:^
We’ve been looking for a Bleach anime writer, if you would like to enter or take up the post write a mock breakdown of the episode that has just releases 351, and send it to me. firstname.lastname@example.org. If its good will put it up and you will then become a new author for WRA… @___@