This chapter of Bleach is one that focuses on a specific moment, making it seem like a slow story progression. However, with the action sequences, it would seem fast-paced. Also, this is another of those chapters that are not really encouraging; it was really depressing. Uryū is still fighting his friends, like he has truly become one of Yhwach’s henchmen. Yoruichi Shihōin is still not visible here; I do hope she is fine.
Overall, it is just one of those Bleach chapters wherein the bad guys seem to win and you just go, “Ugh!” Plus, considering that Yhwach is crazy powerful, and also, recalling Ichibē Hyōsube’s statement that they “cannot win”, it would seem that the world really will end. I mean, Ichigo Kurosaki does not have power to go up against Yhwach, does he? That was actually well-established when Ichibē could not defeat Yhwach. So, what now? You might as well end the series on a depressing note.
Chapter Disappointment: Uryū still siding with Yhwach; and Yhwach absorbing Mimihagi and is about to take everything that “belonged” (past tense) to the Soul King. The elite Sternritter are well and fully powered.
Chapter Approval: None. Another chapter of despair.
Chapter Witticism: None.
Chapter Cliffhanger: Where is Yoruichi Shihōin? What happened to Ichigo and everyone else? And what happened to Jūshirō Ukitake after what happened to Mimihagi? And, will somebody, please, pretty please stop Yhwach and his plans, if ever that is possible?