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#302 Jun 02 2010 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I liked this chapter

Really? The only part I liked about it is that the story seems to be setting up for Gin to be the starscream, but other than that the reveal with Aizen was entirely underwhelming. He got long hair and black eyes with white pupils, that all?

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#303 Jun 02 2010 at 6:46 PM Rating: Good
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Agree with Allegory.
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#304 Jun 02 2010 at 10:44 PM Rating: Good
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Aizenmon, digivolve to...

MegaBishonenAizenmon!

Seriously, you could almost feel the sparkles coming off this guy.
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#305 Jun 03 2010 at 4:39 AM Rating: Good
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Allegory wrote:
BlackyLakshmi wrote:
I liked this chapter

Really? The only part I liked about it is that the story seems to be setting up for Gin to be the starscream, but other than that the reveal with Aizen was entirely underwhelming. He got long hair and black eyes with white pupils, that all?

Edited, Jun 2nd 2010 10:28pm by Allegory


Well, atleast we're going somewhere. More than I can say for plenty of other chapters.
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#306 Jun 03 2010 at 4:43 AM Rating: Good
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Well, atleast we're going somewhere. More than I can say for plenty of other chapters.
Sure, its going somewhere, but having the story advance with a "A wizard did it" explanation is kind of irritating.

"What did Aizen do to beat those three?"
"A wizard did it."

Blah.
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#307 Jun 03 2010 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Meh, so much for avoiding this for a few weeks. I'm still somewhat curious when thy're going to finish up with Yammy because you know someone else is about to join the fight seeing as no one currently present seems to be able to do much of anything. Right now since there is a setting switch is the point where he's going to jump back by my guess.
#308 Jun 03 2010 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
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The story advances though, they failed, unless Urahara has another trick up his sleeve, or by the looks of it just Isshin.

If I'm not mistaken, there might be an Isshin arc first now, some sort of backflash with some explanation. Hopefully a better one than the Urahara arc, although unlikely.

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Well, might as well light this up. Season finale.

Pros:

1. Journey medley. I'm ok with this. Would have rather heard all of "Anyway you want it" than a mashup, but still good. But great throw back to the first episode, which I thought fit quite well.
2. Wrapped up the Quinn BabyGate thing.
3. Lose the battle, win the war for Glee club for another season. Saw the ending coming from a mile away, but still decent.
4. Sue is hilarious.
5. Hey, Santana sings again! And Puck has a couple of solos and strums the guitar!
6. Really liked the last song! Ukulele is always nice.
7. If you're the emotional type, lots of tear-jerkers.

Cons:
1. I'm not the emotional type.
2. Love is in the air, but it just kinda set the scene for next season; none of the relationship things were settled.
3. Songs were good, but nothing WOWed me.


Overall: Good, solid episode, not one of the best, but definitely better than average. If you like Journey. One of my friends doesn't, but I think she might be a Communist. Communists hate Journey*.



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#310 Jun 08 2010 at 10:55 PM Rating: Excellent
I think you missed a button, dude, this is the bleach thread.
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#311 Jun 09 2010 at 8:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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Definitely missed a button.
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#312 Jun 09 2010 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
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LockeColeMA wrote:
Well, might as well light this up. Season finale.

Pros:

1. Journey medley. I'm ok with this. Would have rather heard all of "Anyway you want it" than a mashup, but still good. But great throw back to the first episode, which I thought fit quite well.
2. Wrapped up the Quinn BabyGate thing.
3. Lose the battle, win the war for Glee club for another season. Saw the ending coming from a mile away, but still decent.
4. Sue is hilarious.
5. Hey, Santana sings again! And Puck has a couple of solos and strums the guitar!
6. Really liked the last song! Ukulele is always nice.
7. If you're the emotional type, lots of tear-jerkers.

Cons:
1. I'm not the emotional type.
2. Love is in the air, but it just kinda set the scene for next season; none of the relationship things were settled.
3. Songs were good, but nothing WOWed me.


Overall: Good, solid episode, not one of the best, but definitely better than average. If you like Journey. One of my friends doesn't, but I think she might be a Communist. Communists hate Journey*.



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Made Bleach much more interesting, though.

Quoted for evidence.

Edited, Jun 9th 2010 2:23pm by lolgaxe
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#313 Jun 09 2010 at 4:08 PM Rating: Good
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407 is out. Gin is just screaming Starscream now; if I trusted Kube's ability to foreshadow and remember things he himself has written I'd say the betrayal was certain. Oh, and Ichigo gets a spanking new attack to go with his spanking new form; this will clearly be the last upgrade he ever gets... ahahaha I give it 100 chapters until he fuses with Chad or Ishida.
#314 Jun 09 2010 at 5:33 PM Rating: Good
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Heh, hit the wrong thread. Oops!
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#315 Jun 09 2010 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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Allegory wrote:
407 is out. Gin is just screaming Starscream now; if I trusted Kube's ability to foreshadow and remember things he himself has written I'd say the betrayal was certain. Oh, and Ichigo gets a spanking new attack to go with his spanking new form; this will clearly be the last upgrade he ever gets... ahahaha I give it 100 chapters until he fuses with Chad or Ishida.


Father/son training in slowed down time. Hmm, where have I seen that before. [:sigh:]

I swore I wasn't going to read them for a while but I still couldn't stay away. I read last weeks right after it was posted and today's just now. I really need to stop reading manga.

Edited, Jun 9th 2010 8:16pm by Paskil
#316 Jun 10 2010 at 1:51 AM Rating: Good
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I still can't help but notice how transformed Aizen is looking rather, um... fabulous with the long hair and borderline high heel boots. It just won't stop bugging me for some reason.

Which is weird, because it never bothered me with Kuja from FFIX, so whatever.

Anywho, Ichigo's going to get his hopefully final upgrade. And then the series will end.

Fat chance.
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#317 Jun 10 2010 at 8:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ichigo learns the new technique, learns why his father stopped being a Shinigami, they team up / fuse to beat Aizen, and that's the end. I give it 100 more chapters at best.


/lol
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#318 Jun 10 2010 at 12:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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After Aizen is defeated, the future son of Gin and Orahime comes back in time to warn Ichigo that evil androids destroy the world.
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#319 Jun 17 2010 at 12:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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#320 Jun 17 2010 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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And I bet we'll witness every second of it.


Especially on the show, amirite? I'm glad I never started watching Bleach.
#321 Jun 17 2010 at 8:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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And I bet we'll witness every second of it.


But don't worry! They're going to splash in the super-minor characters (aka Ichigo's high school friends) to keep things interesting! /facepalm
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Yeah, I think I might just head over and read FMA while I'm waiting on this to get to something actually interesting.

I can probably take my time, it'll be a while.
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#323 Jun 20 2010 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Paskil wrote:
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The Limit is 2000 Hours!
And I bet we'll witness every second of it.


Especially on the show, amirite? I'm glad I never started watching Kuboball Z.


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#324 Jun 24 2010 at 12:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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This week's chapter summary:

Zangetsu joined Organization XIII and Aizen can kill regular people just by walking past them.
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#325 Jun 24 2010 at 5:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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At least it wasn't too uninteresting.
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#326 Jun 24 2010 at 11:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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Aizen can kill regular people just by walking past them.
At the very least they kind of explode. Them just falling over dead would probably be the very definition of boring.

Edited, Jun 24th 2010 1:12pm by lolgaxe
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#327 Jun 30 2010 at 7:01 PM Rating: Good
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Overall an acceptable chapter.

Why does Kube keep forgetting plot points he introduces? It wasn't even that long ago that he explained the time differential outside the Dangai is a ratio of 1:2000, yet somehow Aizen Aizen manages to threaten nameless Ichigo friends before Ichigo arrives. Let's say Aizen found them in as little as 5 minute, then that would equal 167 days of training time for Ichigo--which he has not yet had.

Also that black figure on the last page is totally Don Kannoji. More likely it's Ishida's dad or Tessai, since about every other powerful character couldn't reasonably be there.

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 8:05pm by Allegory
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Overall an acceptable chapter.

Why does Kube keep forgetting plot points he introduces? It wasn't even that long ago that he explained the time differential outside the Dangai is a ratio of 1:2000, yet somehow Aizen Aizen manages to threaten nameless Ichigo friends before Ichigo arrives. Let's say Aizen found them in as little as 5 minute, then that would equal 167 days of training time for Ichigo--which he has not yet had.

Also that black figure on the last page is totally Don Kannoji. More likely it's Ishida's dad or Tessai, since about every other powerful character couldn't reasonably be there.

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 8:05pm by Allegory


While you're probably correct, it's also possible that they're not supposed to be running parallel and we'll focus on Ichigo's 163 days or whatever now - maybe the shadow is him or his dad and it's just being shown chronologically, perhaps deliberately to trick.
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#329 Jul 01 2010 at 12:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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I want it to be Don Kannoji, though.
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More likely it's Ishida's dad or Tessai, since about every other powerful character couldn't reasonably be there.


Haha, and this is where you went wrong.
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More likely it's Ishida's dad or Tessai, since about every other powerful character couldn't reasonably be there.


Haha, and this is where you went wrong.


I'll be damned if it's another good guy saving the day. Bleach doesn't need any more of that. Every week ends with some silly cliffhanger (or two!), I've grown completely immune to them. Atleast there's some story progression, I suppose.
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#332 Jul 03 2010 at 4:45 PM Rating: Good
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I want it to be Don Kannoji, though.


Me too, so Aizen can kill him.

Nothing personal, or rather very personal, seriously hate that character lol.
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I want it to be Don Kannoji, though.


Me too, so Aizen can kill him.

Nothing personal, or rather very personal, seriously hate that character lol.


A hundred thousand times, this.
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He's the "bwa ha ha ha ha" guy right? I @#%^ing love him!
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#335 Jul 03 2010 at 9:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yup, that's the one.
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He's the best character in bleach, I don't know what you guys are talking about.
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#337 Jul 04 2010 at 1:14 PM Rating: Good
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He's the best character in bleach, I don't know what you guys are talking about.


The only character I want to die more than him is Orihime. And if she dies, no one else can bring her back.
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And if she dies, no one else can bring her back.

Oh hai Unohana!
#339 Jul 07 2010 at 12:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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I think she can only heal, I don't think she can raise people from the dead.

Orihime can only do that because she's not "healing" anything, she's just "rejecting" (read: reversing) the injuries.
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Hm, I wouldn't have minded if Kanonji just upped and died here, but this'll do, I suppose. Is it me or does the story actually seem to be picking up after about 1,5 year of standing very, very still?
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...Oh.

It actually was Kanonji.

At this point, I think Kubo's just @#%^ing with us.


But I have to admit, Someone as hilarious/annoying/hilariously annoying as him blasting the Big Bad of the series in the face was probably a Crowning Moment of Awesome.



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Vataro wrote:
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I want it to be Don Kannoji, though.
Me too, so Aizen can kill him.

Nothing personal, or rather very personal, seriously hate that character lol.
A hundred thousand times, this.
He's protected by the same weenie shield that Shinji Ikari and Wesley Crusher had.

First chapter in a while I enjoyed reading. Bleach started out being somewhat comedic, after all.
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I want it to be Don Kannoji, though.
Me too, so Aizen can kill him.

Nothing personal, or rather very personal, seriously hate that character lol.
A hundred thousand times, this.
He's protected by the same weenie shield that Shinji Ikari and Wesley Crusher had.

First chapter in a while I enjoyed reading. Bleach started out being somewhat comedic, after all.


True, there was more humour in it at first.

I wonder what Kubo will do with Gin and Rangiku, another flashback chapter perhaps?
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Can't have a useful female character, can you? Smiley: oyvey

At least the Don scenes were worth it. Nothing happened, though. Par for the course.
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The sudden feeling that Asano is a soul reaper. He's never been able to sense anything before..

Oh god no.
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Such a boring chapter. I want more Ichigo!
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Such a boring chapter. I want more Ichigo!


Yeah, just seeing him bleed a bit isn't enough, where's the beating he's getting? :D
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So let me get this straight. When Aizen stepped into town, almost everyone (including, what, two of the people in this very chapter) pretty much pass the freak out. And some people, who were slightly more powerful to not pass out, when they got near him just simply exploded. I got that much, right?

[nerdrage]SO WHY HAVE THE PEOPLE WHO PASSED OUT PREVIOUSLY NOT PASSED OUT NOW THAT AIZEN IS STANDING LIKE RIGHT NEXT TO THEM?! WHY HAS NOONE EXPLODED?! ARE YOU EVEN PAYING ATTENTION TO THE STORY YOU'RE WRITING ANYMORE?! IT WAS LIKE TWO CHAPTERS AGO![/nerdrage]

I want Gin to betray Aizen.
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So let me get this straight. When Aizen stepped into town, almost everyone (including, what, two of the people in this very chapter) pretty much pass the freak out. And some people, who were slightly more powerful to not pass out, when they got near him just simply exploded. I got that much, right?


No, the inhabitants were put to sleep to move the whole town to SS. Anyone with a slight amount of spiritual pressure seems to just wake up. Since Aizen wants to kill every last of Ichigo's friends, they happen to stick together now. All defending from Aizen.

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#350 Jul 22 2010 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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[nerdrage]SO WHY HAVE THE PEOPLE WHO PASSED OUT PREVIOUSLY NOT PASSED OUT NOW THAT AIZEN IS STANDING LIKE RIGHT NEXT TO THEM?! WHY HAS NOONE EXPLODED?! ARE YOU EVEN PAYING ATTENTION TO THE STORY YOU'RE WRITING ANYMORE?! IT WAS LIKE TWO CHAPTERS AGO![/nerdrage]

It is actually fairly reasonable. Reiatsu fields could propagate and interact in several ways. First it possible that like electromagnetism the strength of the field changes based on distance squared (or even a higher power) which means that it is only strong when objects are fairly close (like magnets only strongly attracting each other when they are fairly close) and diminishes quickly to a constant as the distance increase. People who "slightly more powerful" possess a threshold amount of resistance to overcome passing out. The point at which they would pass out is significantly closer to the point where they or other objects would vaporize, which means they are able to stand fairly close.

Kube is a fairly terrible writer, and I doubt he gave much thought to why these few characters are able to remain conscious while others aren't. But it is highly plausible based on a fairly realistic distance function of field strength.

Edit: Oh yeah I forgot, most of the inhabitants were put to sleep by soul society weren't they. Oh well, my explanation still covers the vaporization point.

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The worst part of that issue is that in about three years when it finally gets turned into the anime, it'll get stretched into about five episodes.
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