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#252 Mar 31 2010 at 6:34 PM Rating: Good
I probably shouldn't read spoilers for the future chapter Smiley: laugh

Gin vs Ichigo eh? Didn't see that coming. Isshin vs Aizen saw that coming. I wonder if we'll see the emergence of Ichigo Hollow form v.2 like in the fight against Ulquiorra. Hopefully Gin's bankai isn't some mad hax like Aizen is.
#253 Mar 31 2010 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I wonder if we'll see the emergence of Ichigo Hollow form v.2 like in the fight against Ulquiorra. Hopefully Gin's bankai isn't some mad hax like Aizen is.

Ichigo's new hollow transformation is almost certainly going to appear, but it depends on whether he is ultimately going to fight Aizen or not. If Ichigo is supposed to only fight Gin, then he will use hollow v2. If Ichigio is supposed to eventually fight Aizen, then he will have help beating Gin, and use hollow v2 on Aizen (and it will probably evolve further, and still might not be enough).

Also, Gin bankai is likely an attacking bankai, just like his shikai. I'm hoping it will be something interesting though and not "hey Ichigo, I'm generically stronger now."
#254 Mar 31 2010 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Wait, what site/s are you reading the scans from? The site I typically browse is still only up to 397.
#255 Mar 31 2010 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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http://mangastream.com/read/bleach/398-93/1

I use onemanga for general read, but for bleach and naruto many other sites have at least LQ translations up faster.
#256 Apr 01 2010 at 5:42 AM Rating: Decent
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http://mangastream.com/read/bleach/398-93/1

I use onemanga for general read, but for bleach and naruto many other sites have at least LQ translations up faster.


Thanks for the link.

Interesting indeed, Gin's Bankai should be exciting, hopefully anyway! A bit strange that there wasn't a flashback at all with some sort of explanation as of yet.
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#257 Apr 01 2010 at 7:13 AM Rating: Good
I think Kubo might be developing a finger fetish or something, just like his fetish for missing limbs.

I still want to know what Unohana is doing. Is she still reattaching Hiyori together or something?
#258 Apr 01 2010 at 10:30 AM Rating: Good
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Can't wait for next week... but I think that Urahara will probably be stepping in at some point in the next 8-10 chapters to help Ichigo (or his dad?).
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#259 Apr 01 2010 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I think Kubo might be developing a finger fetish or something, just like his fetish for missing limbs.

I still want to know what Unohana is doing. Is she still reattaching Hiyori together or something?


Maybe after the Other Shinigami had attacked eachother she realized the proper course of action is to stay the F$^% out of the way instead of unknowingly help Aizen.
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#260 Apr 07 2010 at 9:00 PM Rating: Good
399 is out.

Wow, Gin's bankai is epic fail. 13km long? Kinda screwed if you miss as that would be hard to wield easily. Gets a nice Getsuga Tenshou right to the face at the end of the chapter. Wonder if his hollowfied form will have anything different or if there's a secret to his bankai.
#261 Apr 07 2010 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow, Gin's bankai is epic fail. 13km long?

What? No. His Bankai is epic win. He takes a hilarious bankai and takes it to realms of the ridiculous. I also like to think of it as a stab at how Ichigo just gets "better" with his bankai, so Gin's bankai just gets "better." I liked it.
#262 Apr 08 2010 at 1:00 AM Rating: Good
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Obligatory "Not compensating for anything" joke
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#263 Apr 08 2010 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
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Kind of a boring chapter. Oh well.
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#264 Apr 08 2010 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
Now we can theorize about why Matsumoto likes Gin. She has the biggest bust, Gin has the longest sword which can stretch to 13km! zomg!
#265 Apr 08 2010 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd have to imagine it isn't simply that his sword stretches to such lengths. My guess is we are going to see Ichigo caught off guard when Gin shows him that he can have the full length of the sword travel in any direction he wants it to.
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#266 Apr 08 2010 at 5:25 PM Rating: Good
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Now we can theorize about why Matsumoto likes Gin. She has the biggest bust, Gin has the longest sword which can stretch to 13km! zomg!


Maybe she's just a bit of a boozer.
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#267 Apr 15 2010 at 12:15 AM Rating: Good
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New theory:

We're heading towards a (link) Hijacked by Ganon-style ending, with the "final boss" being the Hogyoku.

Edited, Apr 15th 2010 2:16am by IDrownFish

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#268 Apr 15 2010 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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I'm still much more interested in Gin's fight with Ichigo. It actually seems to be going somewhere.
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#269 Apr 15 2010 at 12:09 PM Rating: Good
It's good to see that Gin's bankai just wasn't a larger version of his shikai. I'm not sure I understood why Kubo had those pages with Matsumoto at the start, didn't really seem to do much. Good to see Ichigo using his brain for once instead of just going hollow v2.0 or something and wtfpwn Gin. So Aizen was actually getting weaker instead of stronger? More Aizen hax powerup with the Hogyoku or something?
#270 Apr 22 2010 at 4:30 AM Rating: Good
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Bleach, has, story progress?

Wait, what?



Kind of liked this chapter, explanation as to some stuff that was a bit unclear before now. Ichigo's actually pretty cool when he's not emo and on resolveroids. Do hope Isshin gets to stay, too.

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#271 Apr 22 2010 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I like how Bleach covered previous plots holes with an even bigger one, then covered that plot hole and others with a slightly smaller one.
#272 Apr 22 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Good
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I agree with Pinocchio.
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#273 Apr 25 2010 at 7:03 PM Rating: Good
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So, let me get this straight.

The guy whose one wish above all is to become more powerful than God himself just turned on the wish-granting machine.

This probably won't end well.
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#274 Apr 27 2010 at 11:18 AM Rating: Good
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Oh, if anyone was wondering the anime has started back on track with the main plot. Ichigo and Ulquiorra have begun their fight (not actually serious yet), and the others are messing around with the lesser beings.
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#275 Apr 27 2010 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
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and the others are messing around with the lesser beings.

That's hollowist yo!
#276 Apr 27 2010 at 4:50 PM Rating: Good
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Fine, the lesser hollows. Cause Arrancar are still hollows, no? =P
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#277 May 04 2010 at 4:46 PM Rating: Good
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New chapter's out.

So yeah. To use an analogy, Urahara basically put a plug in a garden hose going full blast (Aizen) and watched at the hose expanded until it seemingly burst.

Not too shabby, really.

Also, Aizen looks like he's starting to turn into some kind of energy being. Weird.
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#278 May 04 2010 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
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Yea, Kisuke is badass.
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#279 May 04 2010 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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New chapter's out.

So yeah. To use an analogy, Urahara basically put a plug in a garden hose going full blast (Aizen) and watched at the hose expanded until it seemingly burst.

Not too shabby, really.

Also, Aizen looks like he's starting to turn into some kind of energy being. Weird.


I'm still hoping to see Urahara's Bankai, at this point it's not sure if we'll see it now

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#280 May 05 2010 at 7:22 AM Rating: Good
Good to finally see Urahara in action. Do wish we had seen more of his fighting ability then him just firing off bakudo/hakudo kido, but it's better than nothing. Watch in chapter 403 it ends up being an illusion Smiley: laugh
#281 May 07 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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Good to finally see Urahara in action. Do wish we had seen more of his fighting ability then him just firing off bakudo/hakudo kido, but it's better than nothing. Watch in chapter 403 it ends up being an illusion Smiley: laugh


I actually think that Aizen may have given up on illusions at this point. Based on what he said this chapter, it seems like he actually views himself as indestructible, and this is definitely not going to kill him, so he'll probably be overconfident and devolve into a brute force-style attack.
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#282 May 07 2010 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I actually think that Aizen may have given up on illusions at this point. Based on what he said this chapter, it seems like he actually views himself as indestructible, and this is definitely not going to kill him, so he'll probably be overconfident and devolve into a brute force-style attack.

Thus negating the plot point that Ichigo is the only one who cna fight him because he isn't under the influence of Aizen's illusions. This is partly compensated by the possible new plot point taht IChigo has to be the one to kill Aizen anyway since Aizen needs him for something.
#283 May 09 2010 at 8:56 PM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish wrote:
I actually think that Aizen may have given up on illusions at this point. Based on what he said this chapter, it seems like he actually views himself as indestructible, and this is definitely not going to kill him, so he'll probably be overconfident and devolve into a brute force-style attack.

Thus negating the plot point that Ichigo is the only one who cna fight him because he isn't under the influence of Aizen's illusions. This is partly compensated by the possible new plot point taht IChigo has to be the one to kill Aizen anyway since Aizen needs him for something.
This is Kubo we're talking about. I don't think he's capable of ever keeping his plot straight, and it'd be something that I could see him pulling out of his ass. Something about Aizen saying "When did you fall under the illusion that you weren't already under my illusion?"

And a random pic for more Aizen trolling.
#284 May 09 2010 at 11:07 PM Rating: Good
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I lol'd.
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#285 May 09 2010 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Also, I think Ichigo may be dead now. Does anyone remember what he did with his body for all this time?

Yep, I checked back to chapter 239 just before he left. No mention of him giving his body to Kyon or anything. He is totally full of maggots right now.

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#286 May 12 2010 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Welp, some of you said Tousen resurrection design was bad and I disagreed, but this is far worse than that. Aizen looks pretty terrible.
#287 May 13 2010 at 6:10 AM Rating: Good
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Kubo's favorite color must be white...

Liked the chapter, although it seemed incredibly short.
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#288 May 13 2010 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
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Yoruichi coming out of nowhere was unexpected, but underwhelming as well. Overall still a good chapter though, looking forward to more.
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#289 May 13 2010 at 10:06 AM Rating: Good
Aizen is now condom man. I was expecting an illusion or something else but I guess condom Aizen is good too. Not too much happened, other than Yoruichi showing up.

So, anyone know where Unohana is? She hasn't made an appearance ever since bringing Ichigo to FKT.
#290 May 13 2010 at 10:32 AM Rating: Good
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Aizen is now condom man. I was expecting an illusion or something else but I guess condom Aizen is good too. Not too much happened, other than Yoruichi showing up.

So, anyone know where Unohana is? She hasn't made an appearance ever since bringing Ichigo to FKT.


Didn't she go back to tend to the others? I don't quite recall but I believe that's what was said.
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#291 May 13 2010 at 10:34 AM Rating: Good
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Likely keeping all of the brutally slaughtered people alive.

I do wonder how the cream of the crop in Soul Society, the vaizard that should be even stronger than the captains and several Vice Captains got murdered by Aizen, and now halloween-Aizen is having to actually try against Isshin, Yoruichi and Urahara. It, does NOT make sense!
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#292 May 13 2010 at 2:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Likely keeping all of the brutally slaughtered people alive.

I do wonder how the cream of the crop in Soul Society, the vaizard that should be even stronger than the captains and several Vice Captains got murdered by Aizen, and now halloween-Aizen is having to actually try against Isshin, Yoruichi and Urahara. It, does NOT make sense!
You expect Kubo to write decent plot?
#293 May 13 2010 at 2:48 PM Rating: Good
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It's been decent, if slow, for a good while. It's still not half bad, but I find myself watching for resurrecion, shikai's and bankai's rather than the awesome characters and story progression. *cough*
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#294 May 14 2010 at 1:39 AM Rating: Good
Yay! Yoruichi's back!
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#295 May 19 2010 at 5:03 PM Rating: Good
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Quite liked this chapter. Good to see Gin's able to skewer is foes too, rather than just 'shoot' them. Seriousish Aizen's cool, too. Wonder when (if) he'll get a villainous breakdown...
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#296 May 20 2010 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
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I liked Gin in this chapter. I find his character very interesting, if a little creepy at times.
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#297 May 27 2010 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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I probably should have seen it coming, but I was very surprised that Isshin can use Getsuga as well.

I'm starting to wonder where this is going. These chapters seem to be falling back into the old back and forth of "we will use this combo of moves to try to hurt you... and it seemed to work! But oh wait, you're just messing around. Well, how about this combo of moves? It worked! Oh wait, no... damn."

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#298 May 27 2010 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I think it was worse than that Vataro. They seem to be just using generic power shots. The closest they got to doing anyhting interesting to Aizen was Straw Hat's net, but that turned out to an exploding net. Haha, way to go Kube, you totally tricked me into thinking you had an interesting idea.
#299 May 28 2010 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Been reading these weekly within a day or two of them getting posted and I think I'm going to stop. Going to just bookmark and wait a few months and got back and read a dozen or so at once to at least make it mildly entertaining.
#300 May 30 2010 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
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Now we can theorize about why Matsumoto likes Gin. She has the biggest bust, Gin has the longest sword which can stretch to 13km! zomg!
Too bad for Matsumoto that Gin's sword isn't the longest, its the fastest. Smiley: facepalm
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#301 Jun 02 2010 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
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I liked this chapter, although I absolutely fail to see how the story can continue with 97,5% of the cast knocked unconcious. We'll see, I guess.
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