Bleach 627: The Creation Chapter Assessment

This chapter was somewhat lite, but it did make my heart beat faster. After getting into the Valley of Screams and moving in closer to the Soul King Palace, Ichigo and his group are now about to get out there and face the Quincies once more. At the same time, the Shinigami in Seireitei have completed a gate to the city of the Soul King Palace and are also about to get out there.

Apparently, both parties will arrive within the perimeter of the Soul King Palace. I’m guessing they will attack at the same time? But, I was actually anxious because what if the Quincies would also attack immediately after both parties would arrive within the Soul King Palace’s city? It’s like seeing a tactical strategy game!

Once Ichigo and his party arrived, they noticed that the surroundings look very different. They actually thought that they were in the wrong place but actually, it really is the Soul King Palace’s city. Apparently, Yhwach has reshaped the entire place to reflect Quincy architecture and landscape, which obviously irritates Yoruichi Shihōin.

This development made me wonder what has happened to Ichibē Hyōsube. Has he truly given up, believing that there is no way they could defeat Yhwach?


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Bleach 624: The Fang Chapter Assessment

This has been a much-wanted breather chapter for me. In here, we see what is going on in Seireitei from an owl’s eye view: Shinigami and Quincy working together. We also see Sōsuke Aizen recovering from the earlier Quincy attack with more references to how powerful he is.

On the other hand, we finally get a glimpse on what is happening to Ichigo Kurosaki and his group. And finally, we get some comic relief. It feels like a long time since we last laughed on a Bleach chapter; thank goodness for Yoruichi Shihōin and the way she treats Ichigo. Ha! Ha! Thankfully too, her arm has been regenerated with the help of Orihime Inoue powers.

We also got to see what happened when they fell from the Soul King’s palace and were shot down by Ishida. It is a good thing Orihime is given significant roles, and is not just a background player in this arc.

And… Kon! Oh my goodness! I almost forgot the character that is Kon! He is actually a favorite of mine, though mostly an underdog in this series. But man! Thank goodness he was allowed to tag along to Soul Society and actually try to save Ichigo and company (which he actually did :P)


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