The new Soul King
>show Ichigo's, Ken, whichamacallit, and Renji's sword form in manga
>didn't show Rukia's
Lame tier: Databook
Normal tier: Databook + anime continuation
This ride never ends tier: Databook, timeskip-period movie, sequel movie + monthly spinoff
>Normal tier: Databook + anime continuation
This. Bleach doesn't really have room for a sequel. Naruto on the other hand dropped an enormous sequel hook before the Kaguya battle when we found out that she was making an army.
I guess the reason why I felt relieved with Naruto's ending but unsatisfied with Bleach's ending is because Naruto was allowed to end at its own pace, while Bleach was so fucking rushed that there's no way it wasn't plain cancelled.
It wasn't canceled. Kubo planned for this to be the final arc many years ago, and it reached its natural end. The problem was that he and Jump probably agreed on the end date (right after the 15th anniversary) many months ago, but his pace was so bad that he ran out of time and had to rush through the final battle.
Naruto had a leisurely path to the 700th chapter that was actually padded a lot by making the battles against Obito, Madara, and Kaguya longer than they had to be.
I thought Kishimoto was just a stupid piece of shit, I didn't actually think it was an intentionally god awful pun. He's really never going to have another serial at this rate is he? Not like the last 200 chapters of naruto weren't indicative of it but he's really just got nothing left in him.
The way things went, I saw Naruto, Gintama and Bleach were all JUMP's major properties that were set to end, and each mangaka were given ample time to lay out their last arcs. Kishi & Gorilla used the time to answer questions and tie up loose ends, and yet Kubo continued Kuboing until it's too late to start ending in anything other than rushed manner.
How on earth did IchiRuki come to be viewed as the underdog?
Oh, that's right. Kubo was a shit and kept them from even talking for over 200 chapters, so most casual fans assume that he's done with them and will give Ichigo to the big-boobed girl who is crazy for him.
But it doesn't work like that. Chihiro's victory proves that mangaka stick with the coupling they intend, even if they have a stupid final arc where it's completely put on the back burner.
So what is this shit in the top panel?
I think it's ywach's energy letting him come back: he's set himself up to resurrect when everybody is happy (He said he would come strike Soul Society when they were happiest) and so Ichigo + Uryu are stuck in a time loop where they ghost-bust Ywach everytime he resurrects.
>I think it's ywach's energy letting him come back: he's set himself up to resurrect when everybody is happy (He said he would come strike Soul Society when they were happiest)
Yeah, almost certainly this. We saw him resurrect himself before. He already changed the future to kill them in their happiest moment and now it's arrived.
>and so Ichigo + Uryu are stuck in a time loop where they ghost-bust Ywach everytime he resurrects.
I don't think that there's a time loop. That's too complicated for one chapter and they would need to set up Ichigo being missing. Ichigo will probably just kill Yhwach for good very quickly, maybe promising to do it again every time he pops up.
Well what's effectively a time loop.
If Ywach comes back every time soul society is feeling most safe and happy, then Ichigo+Uryu have to be on the constant look out to 'kill' him until he resurrects again (I imagine the silver arrow puts him down temporarily until some future)
>as Ywach destroys Soul Society
He already did that. What's the point of having him do it again? Ichigo beat him and he's had 10 years to get stronger. Also I doubt that Yhwach will reappear at his maximum strength. Ichigo will take Yhwach out in 1 page.
Do people actually want a continuation of Bleach with Yhwach?
People complain about not seeing Yoruichi's Shikai and Bankai too much. She's never used a zanpakutou at all in the present. It would be nice if Kubo explained why, but by now it's obvious that she either lost it or no longer bothers with it.
Her brother didn't use one, either.
>one of the few non-retarded characters in the cast
>Great sense of humor
>made one of the cutest Bleach characters in both adult and loli form
>Gets a bitchin new look every arc
>"Why does he wear the mask?"
>best reaction faces
Mayuri is too good for this piece of shit manga, Kubo at least displays some taste when he says that Mayuri is his favorite character.
Almost everything that Aizen did is motivated by his being a psychopathic narcissist. Yhwach is just a dick, though. Especially with his early characterization. about hating fights and wanting peace, despite needing battles to survive.
It's not just her completely unknown sword. We don't even know where/how she gets the tools and weapons she uses in lieu of a zanpakuto.
Of all the named Captains to have been shown we know the least about her, by far.
>tfw i started from chapter 1 last week
And i just finished chapter 685
Shame i missed out on all the threads
ALSO Yoruchi in her max thunder god powerup form was cute as fuck
Aizen himself explained it. He simply wanted to be more powerful. He had bumped into limits of how powerful he could be, and it irritated him, so he came up with a plan for surpassing his limit.
In the end it turned out he really just needed a cute bf but he got blacked as soon as he realized it.
Some irrelevant faggot with glasses ruined his shit.
>Some irrelevant faggot with glasses ruined his shit.
Losing is not the same as jobbing
Mayuri landed plenty of blows and performed pretty well for a noncombat specialized captain versus some kid with a weird traditional volstandig thing
Let's ask some real questions.
Assuming Bleach gets a new anime, who should be new OP be by?
You know, I'm rewatching the first two arcs and all Quincy skills/equipment are named in Japanese.
Did Kubo decide to make them German after he decided to have Hollows have a Spanish theme?
I did drop in before i started reading when c678 came out
looking back that was a fun thread
Also i cant remember the exact chapter, but way back when the "the heart" page had me laughing pretty hard
Yhwach was somewhat interesting, up until the monk fight he was cool, he had that aura of "conqueror" that only Aizen could rival.
Of course he became Ichigo 2.0, incapable of doing anything interesting or creative besides shooting black energy beams.
I want Yhwach to come back and kill everyone just for the fun of it, but I am just as happy with a "nice" ending, I just dont care to see kubo wank Ichigo one last time. The Ichigo I liked died in soul society arc, he was revived briefly with dangai ichigo, only to fade forever.
On the other hand I hate this thing calling itself Ichigo now, full of mood swings, falling in despair five seconds after the fight begins, only be full of confidence for no reason, over and over again, always being saved at the last second by some asspull, he cant even win a single fight without some bullshit asspull.
Ichigo in soul society would rather go down fighting than give up, Aizen himself went down fighting against the seal instead of giving up, this new ichigo was happy with simply giving up and allowing Juha to walk all over him, if this new Ichigo was a female mc the rape doujins would be popping all over this comiket.
>not realizing that details that weren't shown in the anime can't be foreshadowed in an anime based product
How high on the spectrum are you? Also, she "didn't have" the scar in that beach episode.
We know an anime continuation is coming in the Fall at the very least. So that might be the big announcement. A movie, or monthly continuation would be stellar.
Do you seriously believe that a guy that works for a game developing company can be bothered about these things?
Do you know what would happen if the guy that was told by Pierrot to draw based only on THEIR source material (which covers the story 'til the Fullbring saga), as the game license implies, added a detail like that just to make a sperg like you happy about "muh canon"?
Do you know how the world works, buddy?
I bet you're the guy that nobody wants to see capeshit with because you've spent a year complaining about Joker's tats.
What's your favorite KUBOOO moment
from another manga?
>mfw Orihime is forever alone buy best girl Rukia got with the best boy Renji.
Rukia won't appear in the last chapter, she had her closure with Renji in Soul Society and other captains. Last chapter belong to Ichigo, Inoue, Ishida, Chad and every other Earthling.
DOn't delude yourself that Kubo will suddenly ship im with Rukia. At best he will leave Ichigo out of shipping entirely, but my guesses is that after 10 years, he probably ended up with Orihime.
>mfw we going to see Ichigo's sisters as 20+ fully developed women instead loli
>10 into future
>Shounen manga story
So what happens with Aizen afterwards? Wasn't his only reason for helping out because he doesn't want anyone interfering with his own plans?
>no swimsuit Rukia
At least I finally got my 6* So Fine.
Eh, I like her power set. Shunko's pretty well her Shikai, Raiju Form her Bankai.
>It would be nice if Kubo explained why
You could say this about a lot of things.
>We don't even know where/how she gets the tools and weapons she uses in lieu of a zanpakuto.
Seems to be purely based on her own training.
Though while Shunko itself is pretty straight-forward, just a combination of magic and martial arts, it would be nice if Kubo explained where she gets the cat stuff from.
I wouldn't be surprised if this is Ichigo's influence too.
Isn't it strange how both her and Renji change clothes just like Ichigo when they go bankai? If you actually think about it, very few bankais involve outfit change of this kind.
>Implying there'd only be one opening
Well, for the FIRST at least, I wouldn't mind something by Aqua Timez again. Or Orange Range for maximum nostalgia.
Or for something completely new, have Gackt write a Bleach song.
That's not really relevant. His power is to wreath himself in power, the essence of that is what he's leaking. If there's a problem with the theory it's more like that Renji didn't spend a lot of time with Ichigo until after SS arc. he spent mos of SS arc in his cell.
My little sister can't be this cute!
>captain's uniform is way too big for her
>strand of hair across face
>mildly concerned eyebrows
She was the reason I picked up this show and my first waifu for a long time for a very good reason.
An anime that isn't a fucking tire fire would be nice, but honestly I don't think I'd watch past Soul Society.
Bleach would really benefit from some creative license in its anime adaptation. Like a Bones original ending or something to make it not as stupid and long as the manga.
>Renji literally bypassed the history of his shitty behavior towards Rukia by participating in the the rescue arc even though he did nothing but get rekd by both Ichigo and Byakuya.
Wrong band genius.
D-Technolife was UVERworld (Opening 2).
Aqua Timez did ALONES (Opening 6), Velonica (Opening 9) and MASK (Ending 32).
I think they did one more ending too, but I forget.
Also as far as UVERworld goes, I liked Gekidou (D.Gray-Man opening 4) and ...long, complicated Japanese title (Gundam 00 opening 4), both of which they did after D-Technolife.
>9days till new chapter drops
>they sense yhwachs reiatsu
FUCK GO BACK
I notice this too.
He was a real hands on kind of guy, and his battles did have adequate tension before the power creep. it was almost like it was okay to root for him to see how far he could get.
Honestly, if there is one thing I can praise Kubo for, it's this.
He keeps us guessing.
You can call that good or bad, but personally, that's a plus for me. We really never have a fucking clue what direction the story will take at a given moment, and even if there are those who guess, there's still usually a healthy amount of derision and alternate theories, all of which usually sound reasonable (For Kubo).
Contrast Fairy Tail, which is predictable as the shit schedule of a compulsive fiber consumer.
Considering the cliffhanger of the chapter, in whatever manner we get to see Ichigo if he's with Orihime, it's gonna be fucking out of place and cramped as fuck.
I don't understand what Kubo wants to do with this Yhwach bullshit still, 1 chapter away from the end. you can't blame this on the rushed end anymore. he had like 3 points during this final battle where he could've concluded it and nobody would've raged.
Unless he's actually going for a Bad End, I don't get his idea now. He could have spent many more chapters on just the conclusion. I mean, it doesn't make sense from a story writing perspective.
>Normal tier: Databook + anime continuation
Honestly I've been bad mouthing the revival of the anime, but at this point this is the best we can hope for for closure/answers in some regards (even if it does qualify as filler shit)
Rukia claimed to have "Lived 10 of your lifetimes" when she met Ichigo. Whether this means his lifetime at that point (15 years estimated by her) or the average human lifespan (~80 years in developed nations), I don't know.
I doubt even she knows, given how her and Renji's childhood flashback made a point as to how the days just constantly bled into each other when they were streetrats.
At the very least, we can approximate by the timeline and established events that her schooling, adoption, appointment to Squad 13, and killing of Kaien, all occurred in the last 100 years, tops. Likely less, given that Aizen was a Captain prior to her adoption.
He said that his power needed a mature body to be utilized to its full extent.
So against all reason, his power ages him up to necessitate this, and then REVERTS HIM.
>Wait 10 years to strike Yhwach down
J U S T
I want Aizen and Hinamori having slice of life romantic comedy spin of series happening in a living world. She is still pissed at him for betrayal but he can't really get it on with any new girlfriend.
There's not enough art of Gisselle's dick sucking lips.
>ywn get your tip kissed by those lips
>Bleach 2 will be continued by a new author, hand-picked by Kubo prior to his untimely death
>everyone knows it's obviously Kubo pretending to be someone else
>Tubo is an actual person, and Kubo was masquerading as Tubo's editor the whole time
More like Yoruichi X Ichigo confirmed.
Yoruichi is the only one who has a soul-king replacement skill, so she lives with Ichigo in the royal palace, and are having sex constantly.
So it really did end on an underwhelming note. I shouldn't be surprised, I guess. It's only... there was a faint hope that Kubo would get his shit together. At least it's over now.
hair behind ear
again, hair being parted in three ways from her head
mouth is open
lots of small things. It must have taken him a couple days alone to draw and redraw this.
If Rukia doesn't win, I'll destroy everything. Everything.
Most likely meant Ichigo's lifetime. After all, it was Byakuya's order to find his wife's sister, and he already was a captain. In TBTP he was still a child, so i'd say Rukia is 150 tops.
>The chapters name is "The perfect ending"
>Mayuri was ranting to Szael how perfection sucks because there's nothing after it
>We got a remainder when Nemu died
Did Kubo just KUBO his editors?
Win what? She's been made a captain that's pretty winning if you ask me. If your talking delusional shipping shit then she never wanted that to begin with. Kill yourself you fake ass Rukia fans.
Or something is about to ruin the perfect ending, because a perfect ending can't exist. Besides the title, we see two things on the title page. One is the shadow coming from the ground. The other is Mayuri, who said that perfection is impossible and despises it. Mayuri also talks about the his underground network, from where the shadows should come from. He is also at the place, where Yhwach's Reiatsu was detected.
I would too if I had any Bleach merchandise.
If she wins on the other hand, I'll swear every single volume of the fucking manga. I wouldn't show it off on my shelf though. I would hide it but still.
In the early chapters she looked less cute and more like she was just fucking angry about something all the time.
>he cant even win a single fight without some bullshit asspull.
No no, you guys don't get it. Ichigo finished of Yhwach one steep earlier, but Aizens bankai actually does affect him leading him on. So, he knows nobody in SS will just let him leave after this, so he fakes his death, Yhwachs fake death, and this ending. NONE OF THIS IS REAL!
>missing the time which ruikie and ichigo was really familiar
>rukia had a lot of humour
>the entire manga had a 'slice of life' feeling as well
Oh fug, yeah I forgot about Askin, he was great.
Superstar was kinda entertaining as a character too.
But that's it, can't name any other sternritter who interested me. Jugo and Bazz received backstory, but they were quite boring overall.
>First monster attacked Ichigos family
>Why did'nt Isshin protect his family when he was all the time a shinigame as well?
It has been quite a ride so far seeing a large, and dedicated shipping fandom scrambling for the life boats.
>Despite Masaki's death Urahara didn't bother to give man some anti-hollow weapons and hollow seeing visor. Or even an alarm button. Or a fucking wooden sword.
Two dumb fucks they are.
She was a totally different character back then.
Post >yfw Kubo doesn't show anything from Soul Society in the last chapter and we're left with that cliffhanger and our guesswork on what happened with that Yhwach reiatsu.
>I don't recognise this manga, but Chichiro was considered an underdog?
Usually the main girl wins, especially in romance manga. Chihiro wasn't even close to bein a conventional main girl.
depends on whether or not she ever stops shouting
so why was it called bleach?
The soul reapers would have pardoned her, since she defected. And Yhwach is too arrogant to to care, if the zombie of all people if actually dead. Also Orihime could have easily healed her off-screen.
After everything they both have to go through, they hook up and of course life would give them a down syndrome potato baby. They're disaster magnets I swear.
Now that we are in the "future", i think it's finally time for it. It took time, but i can't wait to see it in action.
>parents were total monsters, brother can't survive car crashes
B-tier genetics at best. No matter what she brings to the table, it's going to bring down Ichigo's SSS-tier genetics.
How? Giselle already lost her powers. What else could Yhwach take? She, Bazz-B, Liltotto and Lille are all immune to the second Auswahlen, because they all already lost their powers and there is nothing Yhwach could take.
Because we only found out about Shunsui backstory and the meaning behind his Bankai then. We also learned more about what happened to Aizen back in Deicde and the nature of godhood. We possibly also got the answer to what makes the noble families so special and how the Soul King lost his body parts.
Hey, I actually like Nanao.
Though I agree the fight should have ended there and the sword left for something else, it really sucked when the only thing that got killed was the hype surrounding Kyoraku's bankai.
I preferred everything about this era in the manga. Better art-style, more fun adventure+school shenanigans story... I hope Kubo understands why the popularity started dropping later on.
That's what I hated most. We waited for years and years to see what Shunsui's bankai was, and it was actually pretty badass, but Kubo mitigated its impact by dragging out the fight with Barro. He really fucked Shunsui over hard.
>Yeah it leaves a bad taste in my mouth that the bankai of a commander captain can't even kill a sternritter
Eh. I found it more satisfying that the #1 Espada losing to a Shikai.
They are already back. For them Kira and Bambietta, being a zombie is just a status alignment. They have their conscious and a free will. There is not much Mayuri could do with them. The only problem is that Mayuri and Giselle are horrible as a boss.
How man, how?
I got my first kiss when i was 6.
I used to play with a girl who was 7-8 at that time, who knows.
We played house, than she told me to kiss her. And when i gave her a little kiddo kiss, she "showed me how grown ups do."
It was nothing erotic, i think she saw some late night show or something.
What the fuck were you doing for 27 years dude
SPOILERS for the final chapter
>Ishida's a doctor
>Ichigo and Orihime have a kid
>Suddenlly Yhwack comes back and kills Orihime
>Goes to Soul Society and destroys it
>Yhwach is laughing in triumph
>Suddenly back in present day
>Yhwach is just staring at the wall
>All the futures he sees is the result of Aizens bankai
>He will never escape his dream
>10 year time skip
>Renji is the new captain
>Isshin and Ishida's dad are royal Guards
>Rukia is following Ichigo
>They meet up with Orihime, chad, and ishida
>asks if he's going to visit his dad
>Tells them he's got his hands full
>Cut to Yhwach being imprisoned as the soul king the same as his father was
fanfiction/10 but probably better than what we're going to get
Ah okay. Than my first grown up kiss for grown up reasons was at 17.
Congratulations man, good for you.
Blog or not, sometimes its cool to get a bit off track.
Back on track, i dropped bleach át the part when they fight the arrancar. But I see these pages and the characters look so great, i almost forgive bleach for the bavkgrounds.
Yeah, he murdered the entirety of the legislative body, the something 46.
Plus the people he had killed as the result of his Arrancar/Vizard experiments back in the day.
He got a kill assist on Ywach too
I sexually pleasured Kubo for Bleach spoilers, not my proudest moment but here's what I can confirm for the final chapter
>Yhwach returns next chapter
>last chapter sets up the Bleach movie that concludes everything
>Chad is still fighting statues
>Aizen grinning on the last panel before saying "bankai"
These are 100% true spoilers believe me, I sucked off Kubo for an hour to get these.
Good but here's the real spoilers:
>Yhwach returns to Soul Society, kills everyone
>goes to the real world, kills ichigo and his husband chad
>goes to kill orihime but finds out she suicided from heartbreak when ichigo married chad
>he uses the soul king powers to unite all worlds back into one
>yhwach has disguised himself as a normal human in this new unified mundane world
>he has written all that has happened as a manga
>kubo's grinning face in the last panel
>kubo proceeds to go on an irl rampage
>My dead but hot wife's little sister cannot also be this hot!
if it wasn't for Hisana's memory and him being the type of man he is, i'm sure he would have utterly destroyed her till the point where her Sode no Shirayuki was like a frozen hotdog down a icy hallway, if you catch my drift..
Ichihime's children will have the exact same drawing in his/her hands
>Orihime's tits that small
Some autistic deviantartist had to draw her tits smaller so she wouldn't feel intimidated and Orihime wouldn't be objectified.
Why do women find being attractive on purpose such a bad thing?
Most women don't. It's the tumblr landwhales that get up in arms about everything because their unibrows and cheese-covered, hairy chins don't fit the conventional standards of beauty so they lash out at the world in the hopes that someone won't be revolted by the sight of them. And they're a very vocal minority.
>mfw pic related is the special annoucement
Naruto tied up all its lose ends, but Naruto's final arc and the 5 Kage Summit made me feel anger. The only thing good about the ending was NaruHina as Hokage Naruto was expected. Fuck Team 7's fake friendship, Sasuke doesn't deserve a slap on the wrist. Fuck Sakura for saying that he shouldn't have to apologize. Fuck Kishi for not having the balls to make Karin the mother of Sarada
At least Bleach was a fun ride, and the penultimate chapter showed a level of self-awareness. Not to mention that when he goes full Kubo, everything somehow makes sense while being completely absurd. And that's amazing.
Ishida can switch the current status of any two targets. Toofsy can reflect all damage done to him and alter one's luck.
Ishida's is situationally useful. Toofsy's is flat out broken.
Who's going to punish Sasuke? Unless he willingly submitted the only one who could come close would be Naruto and even then it would be a close call and probably end up with one of them dead.
Are you fags ready for 999999999999% KUUUUBBOOOOOOOO in the last chapter?
"Power set" isn't really the problem here. Going by Yoruichi's own words Kenpachi's the exception to the rule that all Captains have Bankai, so not even having a zanpakuto is just one more unanswered question.
Why does she not have/use her sword? Why is she the only one in the setting that can transform freely back and forth between an animal form? Where does she get all the exploding orbs, razorwire, and so forth from? What does the armor do that's so important her entire Clan is sworn to guarding it? How did she and Urahara meet? What was she doing the whole hundred years she apparently spent as a cat? Surely not just wasting time, and she apparently wasn't with Kisuke for a good while. How is it she has a thundercat form? Seriously, where the fuck did that come from? Is she even alive anymore?
Seriously, it's a little stunning that there are still so many unanswered questions about (probably) the second most important character to invade the Soul Society with Ichigo behind Ichigo himself.
It's called bleach because when you don't bleach you hair fully (shirosaki), it turns orange (mixed blood)
It's like pottery. It rhymes
Can we make a list of best things this arc
>Old Man Genocide Bankai
>you will never experience anymore Aizen shenanigans
Reminder that Kubo himself btfo the ichiruki ship years ago
>It’s not friendship but it’s not an amorous feeling either…Despite standing in a close position with each other, it is not romance.
Did everyone forget about this? Did Kubo forget about this?
Something i've never understood about Bleach is the relationship between Soul Society and the Living Realm.
How are there characters who were born IN Soul Society....isn't it supposed to be the Afterlife?
Humans are born in the living world, so why would you imagine a spirit couldn't be born in the Soul Society? Rare perhaps, maybe even limited solely to those with high spiritual power, but why "impossible"?
>Literally a fucking super-villain who the rest of the Goeti just tolerate
>Never pays for his crimes and gets away with everything