Search the Site:
Loading...
Follow Us:
Page 58 of 87 FirstFirst ... 8 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 ... LastLast
Results 1,141 to 1,160 of 1733
  1. #1141
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Washington, USA
    Posts
    23,812
    Blog Entries
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Like This Thread!

    I'm sure Ishida will go. Pesche is his friend, whether he'll admit it or not and saving Dondochakka would mean a lot to him.

    I do find it hilarious, though, that this is the first time two Hollows have been in Ichigo's house and NOT blown the place up.
    TCG | Let's Sakuga: Discussing animation and the people who make it!

  2. #1142
    Luna's Avatar
    Luna is offline Daydreamer
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Fantasy Land
    Posts
    2,573
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Not bad...I loved seeing Pesche again (one of the funnier characters,IMO),especially when he was just repeating what Nel had already said about the war in Hueco Mundo...I feel bad for Dondochakka being captured (though he doesn't seem like he'd be of any use to them,who knows?...Maybe he's an effective fighter when he puts his mind to it..or they're just looking for cannon fodder )..

    I love that Ichigo gathered all his friends to help him for this mission...Granted,Ichigo's not as close to the ones who have been captured so far(like how in the Soul Society arc,he had to rescue his mentor,and in the Arrancar arc,he had to rescue one of his closest friends),but it's nice to see...Another good moment was Ichigo being aware that Uryu probably wouldn't want to go,but invited him anyway so he wouldn't feel left out...and,looks like Urahara's coming along for this one...

    The funeral/cremation scene was sort of sad,even though Sasakibe never made much of an impression on me...It seems he could've been Captain if he'd really wanted to,but held back because he wanted to serve under Yamamoto...It seems like Byakuya was trying to tell Renji not to hold back,and always fight with your full power,but maybe that's just me...


    and the villains want to gather an army...Personally,I'm hoping this means that Grimmjow will be appearing soon (then all of my favorite characters will have appeared in this arc,aside from Riruka,who I also hope comes back eventually)...
    "Yeah,well,I've got a dream too.But it's about singing and dancing and making people happy.That's the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.And well,I've found a whole bunch of friends who have the same dream.And it kind of makes us like a family." -Kermit the Frog (The Muppet Movie)

  3. #1143
    zoombie's Avatar
    zoombie is offline Forum Elder
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    11,802
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    A nice chapter, not as good as the previous one. Another rescure, though this time it is a rescue of a civilisation instead of one person. Ishida is already not going, I think Ichigo is going to have to have trouble gaining allies. The Soul Society may share a common enemy, but rescuing hollows that goes so against the shinigami's nature, similar to Uryu. The same with the Vizzards.

    Maybe Urahara will come this time, I hope to see Yorichi soon. Come on enough is enough.

    I wonder if the hotblooded fools the villain was referring to that Grimmjow as among them.

    And Luna, as I said in the anime thread, based on recent events with these characters returning. I think it is likey Riruka will be back someday. But not anytime soon, this story currently has nothing to do with humans so I don't where she would fit into the story at the moment, and besides we need to build up some time from when we last saw her, we haven't seen Nel or Harribel for years.

  4. #1144
    Monte's Avatar
    Monte is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Long island
    Posts
    1,413
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob T. Paschal View Post
    So, we now know Sasakibe did indeed known how to use Bankai, but his loyalty to the supreme commander was too strong to let go of.
    Eh, I liked that story better when Ikkaku told it...

    Really this whole scene comes off as Kubo doing a really poor job to hype up the new arc. He wanted to hype up his villians, wanted to make them look strong and make it feel like the stakes were high... but he didn't want to kill off a MEANINGFUL character, and he esepcially did not want to kill off a meaningful character off screen. So what does he do instead? He finds one of his least developed and thus most unpopular characters that he has and decides to sacrifice him; and then he decided to dress up the corpse in Captain clothing hoping that his readers wouldn't notice... He hopes that no one will recall that we once saw him get KO'd effortlessly by Ichigo with just one barehanded strike. Really, not only did he die without revealing his secret banaki, but he died without even getting a chance to reveal his Shikai ability... That's just how tiny his character was.


    Its sad really since the idea that Sasakibe was secretly a badass could have actually made him to be a very interesting character; i mean it kind makes sense that the Captain commander would have a captain level VC... But then again, that's sorta what Unohana has going for her as all readers are under the impression that she is really powerful and we are just waiting for her to cut loose... still if he had to rip off anyone i'd rather it be her cause then he might have been an interesting character before he died.
    ________________________
    My Deviant art
    Webcomic Ascension

  5. #1145
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Washington, USA
    Posts
    23,812
    Blog Entries
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    If anything, this will eventually go to give Yama-jii some pathos. Losing such a beloved friend will surely place him on the path of fighting the man who killed him.

    And give us a Kenshirou tear panel.
    TCG | Let's Sakuga: Discussing animation and the people who make it!

  6. #1146
    Mr. Hypocrite's Avatar
    Mr. Hypocrite is offline Detective. Hero. Hypocrite.
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Edmonton Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    838
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Ha. So what will we hear about that loser Sasakibe today?

    Reads chapter

    ...He still sucks.

    Hopefully, someone will forward this story to Ikkaku, show him what happens when you pull your punches for too long.

    ... stay dead Sasakibe. It's for the best.

    And now, a rescue arc... again.

    Wash, rinse repeat, this is why it's called BLEACH.
    The Hypocrite Rises....

  7. #1147
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Washington, USA
    Posts
    23,812
    Blog Entries
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    This week, girl power strikes~!!

    Nice to see Menoly and Loly are still kicking. Haribel's gals comin' to the rescue was nice, too.
    TCG | Let's Sakuga: Discussing animation and the people who make it!

  8. #1148
    RockmanDash is offline Retired Das Boom Champion A Simple Day Champion Action Escape Kitty Champion Bee Sting Champion Catnarok 2 : Longcat rampage Champion Karate Monkey Champion Ultimate Mierda Champion Justice Hero Champion
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    8,506
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Looks like we might get a Grimmjow entrance very soon..

  9. #1149
    Neo Ultra Mike's Avatar
    Neo Ultra Mike is offline 6000+ Posts In Space!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    East Northport
    Posts
    6,844
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    My thoughts on this chapter.

    Spoiler:
    Thankfully not really as much hit and miss as the last few chapters have been. Since this arc has been good either focusing on comedy or at least on characters we care about. And was bad when having dramatic deaths for people who never left and impact or spending so much time on useless soul reapers or the new villains without properly developing them. This one thankfully quelled those problems. Yeah there's the new villain Kirge but not only do we know his name we actually get a good hinting of his personality, from his loyality to his leader's order to even a bit of comedy wondering why it took so long for his men to call out his name. As well as him ruthlessly cutting down the arrancar who tried immediatley surrending but allowing Loly and Menloly to survive (more on them later) for actually having the gall to try and attack him. Plus it's nice to expand on why they're taking Hueco Mundo more: taking it's limited resources and adding to their own and taking respectable or strong enough hollows to add to their army. Yeah I guess it's shade of what Aizen was doing with Hueco Mundo but I am at least getting a different vibe from these guys enough where they don't just feel like ripoffs which is important for the last important villains.

    Of course the best part of this chapter were focusing on characters we do care about. There was a great comedic bit where Pesche was talking about falling and Orihime saved them with her shield and he said they weren't falling anymore. That just made me chuckle at how it was handled, as well as Pesche being dragged along by the others. Also I liked Chad and Kisuke observing how ready Ichigo is to help save former opponents just because they need his help. Since that is part of Ichigo's character: Someone who wanted to save those he cared about and now that he's gotten stronger can save whoever needs his help even if they don't particuarly care for him. Yeah sometimes Ichigo can be a bit bland but that was actually a good character moment for him which I respect Kubo putting in. Plus I did like the arrancar reveals in the second half. And this is from someone who never really liked Loly, Menloly, Apachi, Mila-Rose or Sun Sun. I felt bad for Harribel's fraccions for how they were deined a proper fight scene so hopefully they'll get one here but that dosen't mean I ever liked them. And I never ever really liked Loly or Menoly whose only job seemed to be to torture Orihime for some reason. But now that some time has passed and we see them attacking the enemy even though they're obviously outclassed I do have more respect for them actually. Also it's good to see Kubo doing something with them after seeming to have no reason to have sparred them in the Arrancar arc. Of course now we just need the reveal of the other big important arrancar everyone's waiting to see return... Gantenbainne Mosqueda. I think at the rate we're going we'll see him pop up and THEN see Grimmjow's return. Since he obviously if Appachi, Mila Rose and Sun Sun get a heroes rescue moment he's defintley going to get one too.

    So overall actually a pretty good chapter. Maybe even the best one overall of this arc due to not really having any negatives in it as everything felt like it had a purpose and was presented well without dragging or relying to much on the wrong emotion.
    Last edited by Neo Ultra Mike; 04-14-2013 at 09:46 PM.
    Instead of just using this new signature to celebrate a thousand more post, let me list of all the great things you can expect of me on this board for 2012:

    ...... The same talkbacks you saw me do last year but with new episodes.

    .... What are you doing still reading this? Move to the next post already! .

  10. #1150
    zoombie's Avatar
    zoombie is offline Forum Elder
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    11,802
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    I expected Harribel's Fraccion to be alive, I expected Loly to be alive, but Menoly was a surprise. I thought she was dead because Loly said she wanted to avenge her before, I guess it is like Brain talking like Angel was dead in Fairy Tail meanwhile in a river she was saying "I am not dead." When Loly was saying she was going to avenge Menoly, some where Menoly was saying "I am not dead."

    I assume that Harribel told her Fraccion to escape and let herself to be captured to protect them, they would never abanden Harribel on their own, they would die for Harribel if it was up to them.

    I guess they are saving Grimmjow for last, and don't forget Gatenbainne is still alive. So it is a giving who will save who as far as the two sidekicks are concerned. Chad is going to rescue Gatenbainne, and Orihime is going to rescue Loly and Menoly much to their dismay or at least Loly dismay. Though Orihime wll probably have to fight them since they are going to be brainwash into Vandenreich solders (even not brainwashed Loly's pride might get in the way), and who knows about Gatenbainne.

    As for Sun Sun, Milla Rose, and Apache I think that is going to be Urahara who is going to rescue them maybe with some surprise help from Yoruichi. Not only is this is a rescue, but the people you rescue you might have to fight as they might already be brainwashed to the Vandenreich's side, so 3 against 2 is more fair and doesn't make the Fraccion look as weak, because Urahara can easily beat them 3 on 1. So adding Yoruichi to make it 3 on 2, makes them look less weak.

    While of course Ichigo rescues Harribel and bump into Grimmjow one way or another.

    Also with all these female characters not dying, I expect to see Sanderwicci and maybe even Lilinette, all bets are off. I guess they means all of the female characters in the Gotei 13 are safe from death.
    Last edited by zoombie; 04-04-2012 at 03:56 PM.

  11. #1151
    Mr. Hypocrite's Avatar
    Mr. Hypocrite is offline Detective. Hero. Hypocrite.
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Edmonton Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    838
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    ...

    Not much to say. Lets see how things develop.
    The Hypocrite Rises....

  12. #1152
    FireStarterLE's Avatar
    FireStarterLE is offline You don't want to see us mad
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    W.R: Ga
    Posts
    3,377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    not really a fan of the fodder arrancar still being able to live, well maybe not so much the fraccion (except for the fact that it seems almost inevitable they'll mysteriously turn into the Ichigo Rescue Group's allies ... and this after their little monster literally tore holes through a few 13 Court Guard Squad members) but Loly and Menloly ... really??

  13. #1153
    Luna's Avatar
    Luna is offline Daydreamer
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Fantasy Land
    Posts
    2,573
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Well,Ichigo's team has now arrived in HM,and we see the return of some characters we haven't seen since the earlier story arc...though no Grimmjow yet (hopefully,he'll be coming back soon)...I'm indifferent to Harribel's fracciones,and I really hate Loly and Menoly for how they treated Orihime... Initially they hated her,because they were jealous of Aizen's interest in her powers,and later on treating her like she's a monster for healing them back from death(despite all the garbage they put her though earlier...ingrates)...Seriously,Kubo,if you need to kill off more characters,look no further...
    "Yeah,well,I've got a dream too.But it's about singing and dancing and making people happy.That's the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.And well,I've found a whole bunch of friends who have the same dream.And it kind of makes us like a family." -Kermit the Frog (The Muppet Movie)

  14. #1154
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Washington, USA
    Posts
    23,812
    Blog Entries
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Very exciting (and funny!) chapter. Kubo's really brought his pacing back to the old days.

    Good Lord, Yama-jii is pissed. This man's going to go on a rampage. I think, however, that the Vandenreich will make use of this and strike while their focus is on their headquarters, ala Aizen.
    TCG | Let's Sakuga: Discussing animation and the people who make it!

  15. #1155
    RockmanDash is offline Retired Das Boom Champion A Simple Day Champion Action Escape Kitty Champion Bee Sting Champion Catnarok 2 : Longcat rampage Champion Karate Monkey Champion Ultimate Mierda Champion Justice Hero Champion
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    8,506
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    I'm really liking where all of this is going.

    So from the looks of things the final battles in the series will be taking place in five days. It's a shame Ulquorria died, I was suddenly hoping him and Ichigo would team up in all of this.
    Last edited by RockmanDash; 04-12-2012 at 06:53 PM.

  16. #1156
    zoombie's Avatar
    zoombie is offline Forum Elder
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    11,802
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Pissed off Yammato, the Quincy are screwed.

    Kind of what I expected, the Fraccons to lose, Ichigo to show up to save the day. But a good chapter non the less.

  17. #1157
    Neo Ultra Mike's Avatar
    Neo Ultra Mike is offline 6000+ Posts In Space!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    East Northport
    Posts
    6,844
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    My thoughts on the chapter.

    Spoiler:
    You know I get that Kirge defeating Apachi, Mila Rose and Sun Sun is suppose to be a big deal. Or at the very least suppose to try and set up how "strong" he is as an opponent for Ichigo but... eh doesn't really work. First off, Fraccion are still at best on the level of lieuntants for the most part and really, maybe if we saw Apachi, Mila Rose and Sun Sun fight more instead of their monster I'd actually think of them as "three evil super powered queens". Maybe they're the best of the Fraccion but that still isn't impressive and you know just showing them defeated offscreen doesn't make Kirge look good. I mean they didn't even go to their resurrection forms. Maybe if we saw him dodging or knocking back their released forms easily I might be a bit impressed but... otherwise really nothing from him. This is what happens Kubo when you don't set up previous threats to be a big deal: cause when they're defeated by the new opponents it's more of a "meh" instead of a "Wow these guys are on a whole other level!"

    Again though it wasn't a bad chapter. I did like how the three decimated the rest of the forces and Kirge wanting them to join since they had proven their strength. As well as Nel pestering Ichigo riding on his back. And even the scene of the soul reapers to not only officially confirm to everyone that yes, the enemies are quincies, but also seeing Yama so angry. Still felt like there wasn't much to this chapter though. I guess the last one had the rush of "hey we get to see these characters we hadn't for so long" and this one was more "oh nevermind they're being tossed aside faster then they were when they last appeared." I guess Apachi, Mila Rose and Sun Sun will join Ichigo's group to help free Harribel and the others (no way are the three dead after being one armed and burned by Yamamoto and hey remember super healer Orihime came with) and maybe funny scenes will come of that later, but for now though this one made me feel more indifferent then anything else.
    Instead of just using this new signature to celebrate a thousand more post, let me list of all the great things you can expect of me on this board for 2012:

    ...... The same talkbacks you saw me do last year but with new episodes.

    .... What are you doing still reading this? Move to the next post already! .

  18. #1158
    Mr. Hypocrite's Avatar
    Mr. Hypocrite is offline Detective. Hero. Hypocrite.
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Edmonton Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    838
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    What's this, the murder of the Quincies has come back to bite them?

    Who would've thought?
    The Hypocrite Rises....

  19. #1159
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Washington, USA
    Posts
    23,812
    Blog Entries
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    I love how Kurotsuchi just keeps pouring salt on the wound.

    And hey, looky, an invasion already! Ten bucks says Yama-jii dies soon!
    TCG | Let's Sakuga: Discussing animation and the people who make it!

  20. #1160
    Neo Ultra Mike's Avatar
    Neo Ultra Mike is offline 6000+ Posts In Space!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    East Northport
    Posts
    6,844
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    My thoughts on this chapter.

    Spoiler:
    I know picking on Kubo for his pacing is old but again, the information hinting that Shinigami were behind the disappearences could of easily been done in half the time, as could well most moments in this chapter. Really the soul Society stuff here was kind of blase: I mean when you hear that Mayuri murdered thousands of souls just to keep balance that should be shocking or at the very least feel like such a big deal. But it's treated like a "eh yeah I did that, but this is still your fault" kind of moment which kind of sucks any drama out of that scene. And really, the big bad is someone Mayuri let go a thousand years ago? Uh, wasn't that kind of the backstory of Amagai and Koga in a way? That they had done something and Yamamoto had beat them but didn't off them (well it was Amagai's father and Koga was bound to a tree but you know what I mean). Really is the manga stealing from the recently finished anime for villain ideas? And really seems like Kubo is rushing things and ripping himself off again with the villains going to Soul Society with Ichigo busy in Hueco Mundo. And again we have no real threat from Oppie to care if he'll even give Ichigo a good fight so I'm not invested in that either. So really I don't think there was anything positive about this chapter. We did know a little more about the guy in charge but it's nothing to make him look compelling or even seem that shocking besides in a "Bleach's own ideas even from the anime are being recycled into the manga... again" kind of way. So overall very disappointing read IMHO and yeah a bad chapter. And unlike Naruto there wasn't anything going for this one whatsoever.
    Instead of just using this new signature to celebrate a thousand more post, let me list of all the great things you can expect of me on this board for 2012:

    ...... The same talkbacks you saw me do last year but with new episodes.

    .... What are you doing still reading this? Move to the next post already! .

Page 58 of 87 FirstFirst ... 8 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 
toonzone quick jump
This community is listed in
the mega forums index project
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO