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Half Name Edition
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More like full power is for pussies, who cares if we almost die in ever fight we get into edition.
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Guys

Guys

Guys, wait a minute. What if, guys, what if, Yachiru isn't Kenpachis Zanpakuto. Guys, what if, WHAT IF Kenpachi is HER sword.
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>>100292639
IS THAT YORUICHI?

HAD KUBO REMEMBERED HER?
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>>100292639
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>>100292661
she's blacker than what I remember
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>>100292661
She got taaaaaaaaaaaaaan
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>>100292661
Yep.
She's there though only because she was present at Ichigo's bankai training.
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>>100292661
nigga u trippin' Yoruichi ain't that dark
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>>100292639

New Powers:

Snake bite that increases internal temperature burning from the inside

Hovering extending arm with incredible strength
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What an asspull.
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>>100292733
>Bleach
>complaining about asspulls
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>>100292722
More like:
>Finally gets access to the last 70% of the Shinkai and the Bankai
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>>100292733
at least he didnt teleport behind him or cut off his arm
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Reminder that James is still alive
Go go superstar
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>>100292733
>implying this hasn't happened before.
Yumichika did pretty much exactly this with his shikai.
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>>100292851
>it's happened before so it's not an asspull

It that supposed to make sense?
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>>100292851
No he didn't you fucking idiot
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>>100292884

Its a power explained rationally in-universe with in-universe precedents. Its bullshit, but its not an asspull.
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>>100292846
No he isn't, he died from the star attack. There seems to be a lot of people who fail at reading comprehension today.
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>>100292846
>james and the rest of his mini selfs all get nuked by final star blast
>hurr hurr don't worry you'll be reborn in time
>as long as i'm alive you'll never die
>gets turned into chicken
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>>100292846
see
>>100292371
He's dead.
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>>100292884
Its Bleachfag logic. Try not to take them seriously since nobody else does at this point.
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>>100292912
>Its a power explained rationally in-universe with in-universe precedents.

Not really. Yumichika was always presented as definitely having something up with him. Plus, that was a case of him not using the full name, not his Zanpaktou not telling him it.
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Get HYPE as fuck for bestgirls bankai
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>>100292846
Mask said something along the lines "As long as I am alive, my fans will be".

So the trick is to kill him in one blow and incinerate/obliterate him so there's nothing to regenerate.
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>>100292981

Just like DBZ

The only reason ichigo doesn't have blond spike hair and a energy aura is because Kubo is a fashion fag
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>Shonen
>People surprised that there's asspulls and retarded power ups in short time
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The design is cool and everything, and if you think about it, it does seem to have more of a resemblance to his shikai's extending ability, but...

It's not really the same Bankai at all. This isn't like Ichigo going from one sword to one and a half, or his sword changing shape a bit after he incorporated his Fullbring into it, its mechanics are completely different. The only thing even kind of the same is the gorilla arm, though even there its different since it grabs and throws instead of bites. Its just Kubo saying "Its been about ten years since I designed Renji's Bankai and I'm bored with it and want a redo and I don't care if it flies in the face of plot continuity.
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>>100293047
Ichigo does have blonde spiked hair and sometimes an energy aura.
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>>100293073
>blonde
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>>100292980
Finally
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>>100293070
So what are you saying exactly? You'd rather the stale old Bankai, or you dislike change in any way?
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>>100292906
>calls his Zanpaktou by the right name
>gets his "true power"
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>>100293070

His old bankai was rigid and non-conforming. His new bankai changes form and is a part of the user, as opposed to being a separate entity - the ideal bankai.
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>>100292577
Unlike the Yachiru=sword theory, which was always retarded, the Kenpachi=sword one was kinda plausible.
But now both are pretty much dead.
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>>100293070
>It's not really the same Bankai at all.
They just shrunk down the snake and then added a gorilla fist.
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>>100292722

His Bankai looks like a fucking Over Soul.

I don't even see how this relates to his Shikai. There was an obvious progress from shikai to Bankai. These abilities look random when you compare it to his shikai.
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>>100293153

Shit so many forgotten side characters
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>>100293153
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>>100293070
>"This is my TRUE form"
>Complaining about shonen cliches in a shonen
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>>100293225
Shonen... In my Shonen?
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>>100293225
>complaining about people complaining on /a/
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>>100293213
calling the name out firs tis not a requirement for utilizing shikai

first time renji appears uses shikai then says its name
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>>100293245
SHONEN!
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>>100293287
He was already close to Bankai at that point, no?
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>>100293304
Shounen!
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>>100293153
>backgrounds

That isn't Bleach.
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>still has a head
>arms
>legs
He's not dead yet. Calling it.
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>>100293405
i dont think so

As far as its been shown he didnt gain the ability to bring his zanapktou into a physcial form until ichigo beat him

until stated otherwise thats what happened
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>>100293213
Here, I made one for all the hints about this new twist.
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>>100292577
we katanagatari now
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>>100293505
He has nothing left. He's as dead as any possible romance between Ichigo and Rukia is.
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>>100293505
If you didn't catch it, he is blowing away in the wind. In the second to last panel, less then half his head remained.
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>>100293194
To be honest many bankais kinda are like that. I mean take... I don't know, Zangetsu, it went from bigass sword with no guard to small sword with Matrix costume, Suzumushi was insect things to huge field of sensory privation, Suzumebachi is a small stinger that turns into a rocket launcher, etc. This bankai is kinda similar to Hyorinmaru's, Ryujin Jakka's, or even the old Zangetsu bankai, all in all. And it does still have the Nue theme going for it.
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>>100293801
>Suzumebachi is a small stinger that turns into a rocket launcher

As we've been over a million times, the progression there is from two-hit kill to one-hit kill.
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There's only one hole in that theory.

Yachiru met Kenpachi before Yachiru met Kenpachi.
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>>100293890
>>100293801
>>100293748


in your opinion /a/, what could Kubo do to make Bleachs end a classic? fights/reveals etc
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>>100293801
Old Zangetsu had a clear progression. It went from shooting sword beams, to shooting stronger, faster beams. Look at this way, water gushing from a large opening will have low water pressure. Water gushing from a smaller, restricted opening will have higher pressure. Same concept with Zangetsu. The speed bonus was added in because better sword beams is a lame ability, and(lore wise) compressed reiastu results in the user's physical abilities skyrocketing.
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>>100294031
After the quincies are beaten and Ichigo stands triumphant, Aizen appears and says "Bleach, Kyōka Suigetsu"

Then a close-up of Ichigo's shocked expression fades to white, and it ends.
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>>100294031
Big Boss curbstomps Toofsy, Ichigo and Uryu blow each other before double suicide, and Komamura gets his revenge using puppy power.
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>>100294125
if you think about it Bleaching is the process of becoming white. white represents quincy so ...
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>>100294125
>it's all a dream ending

Seriously? That's good to you?
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>>100291652
See, even LM is telling you this now.
Fuck you, Bleach fanbase. Reread everything, twice.
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>>100294277
How is that relevant to this thread?
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>>100294039
>the water pressure metaphor
Holy shit, that's a blast from the past, and it totally works.
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>>100294277
>Listening to tripfags
>ever
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>>100294031
Fourway free-for-all featuring Ichigo, Urahara, Aizen and Yhwach.
Uryuu tried to exact revenge on Nazi King, but failed just barely. Shunsui wrecks Haschwald's shit in a Bankai vs Vollstandig showdown, doesn't kill him but renders him useless for a long while, while he is killed himself by Uryuu/Yhwach. Urahara unveils his own ambitions. Aizen tries to clinch the Soul Throne again after the Soul King dies to Yhwach. Ichigo is just there being Ichigo and trying to keep things how they are.
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So is Byakuya basically just plain retarded when it comes to bankais?
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>>100294351
>>100294345
>>100294313
>>100294277


hate to tell all you fags but renjis probably not shown us even half of what hes got. zabimaru is a nue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nue
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>>100293194
Specifically, Yoh Asakura's White Swan.
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>>100294469
What are you responding to random people? Do us a favor and learn how to use the site before posting.
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What the fuck.
Souou Zabimaru's sword side looks just like Hiyori's Shikai.
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>>100294345
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>>100294505
to keep the conversation going.

>>100294535
i said this in the last thread
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>>100292661
>HAD KUBO REMEMBERED HER?

Yoruichi is clearly one of his favorite characters.
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>>100294535
And Shinji calls her a Monkey. Plus they have the same face lel.
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>>100294563
>to keep the conversation going.

Just post without replying. It's not hard.
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>>100292639
>black shinigami
>can only see her eyes and teeth
SO RACIST KUBO
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>>100294652
Just niggerstream overleveling as usual.
It's a bit better in the mangapanda scans.
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>>100293194
>I don't even see how this relates to his Shikai. There was an obvious progress from shikai to Bankai.
There was an obvious progression, but that's only because both were half-powered. Remember Zabimaru is a baboon with a snake for tail. Renji's only been using the snake abilities so far.

The baboon has been giving him the ass.
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>The baboon has been giving him the ass.
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>>100294731
Is this even his bankai? I don't think he actually said "bankai", did he? Isn't, he called out the Zanpakuto's name, like he would for shikai.
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>>100294847
I guess that would be even better.

Can't wait to see Rukia's bankai, though.
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>>100294847
He said bankai here.
>>100292666
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>>100294950
Overlooked that.
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>>100294893
Rukia's bankai is going to be a giant purple dildo.
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I am so fucking glad this is Bleach's last arc.

It became just too shitty.

In before butthurt Bleachdrinkers.
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renji's new bankai looks pretty shit in comparison with the old one
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>>100294984
>>>/v/
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You know, for once it doesn't even seem like an asspull to me. Renjis bankai was so shitty, that you could easily mix it up with a shikai. I still don't like him.
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>>100294893
Her shikai is the most white blade in all of Soul Society. What's whiter than white?
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Wasn't there a joke theory floating around during that one anime arc that Renji having a split zanpakuto spirit, one of which is female, meant he had a conflicted soul and subconsciously wanted to be a woman
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>>100295038
Black.
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>>100295012
He said inb4 butthurt Bleachdrinkers. Do you not read?
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>>100295038
The Heart,
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>>100295000
His old one had a pretty shitty ability though and was useless in battle.
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>>100295038
The Heart.
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>>100295018
>You know, for once it doesn't even seem like an asspull to me.

Even though it pisses all over the idea that you get zan powers via your relationship with your sword?
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>>100295069

What makes you think he gives a shit?
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>>100295076
yeah, true
i just expected something decent cause of the cliffhanger
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>>100295122
>playing right into his hand
Please stop falling for textbook obvious bait.
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>Since when were under the impression it was Hyorinmaru's full name
Fuck you Kubo, seriously. This wasn't even your usual hilariously stupid asspull, this was just generic dumb asspull.
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>>100295038
Ice cold. No wait
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>>100295038
tumblr
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>>100295182
It is overtly stated the first time Hitsugay's bankai is mentioned that his bankai isn't complete. It's mentioned several times after that.

Out of all the characters, his is the one that is LEAST asspully.
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>>100295182
You mean Zabimaru, right?
It's an asspull with precedence. Yumichika's had a different name that completely nerfed itself.
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>>100292733
but its reasonable. the soul of his zanpakuto is a snake and a gorilla. shikai and bankai only looked like a snake.
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>>100293194
That was exactly my thought when I saw that Bankai. So it's wasn't just me, Kubo actually ripping off Shaman King.
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Even though I think this was the supidest thing yet in bleach, it kinda makes sense.

At the soul society arc Byakuya told Renji he wasnt prepared and hadnt mastered his bankai yet. Always thought it wierd his bankai was so weak compared to many others.
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>Zabimaru didn't let Renji access the baboon part of Zabimaru because it thought Renji was doing a pretty good job of being that himself.
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>>100292722
WE SOUOU ZABIMARU NOW
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>>100295120

It's already established that one can release with a false name.
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>>100295120
Well his zanpakuto has two personalities, so you could say only one of them gave him his name. Though it still doesn't make sense, as he actually defeated his zanpakuto, so he should learn both names, but kubo.
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Kubo is best fucking mangaka. I have not seen crazy shit so well-drawn for over 500 chapters.
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>>100295301
>Renji was the baboon's anus
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>>100295310
The complaint here is that he didn't get the power from his sword, he got it because beardy just went ahead and told him the name.

In other words what Zabimaru thinks is completely irrelevant.
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>happy bearded guy tells Renji his sword name
>No journey of self-knowledge

This is one of the cliches where you expect to be a refreshing new experience when it's broken, but instead it just feels strange

Renji is mad, not with Super Star, but because happy bearded guy denied him a chance of big screen time
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>>100295322
>defeated his zanpakuto
>actually thinking the anime filler is canon

Puh-lease.
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Everyone knew for months that Renji was going to get a big powerup. There's nothing new or surprising here, just a minor trivial detail regarding its implementation (that isn't without precedent).

If this makes you mad, you're reading the wrong genre of manga.
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>>100295301
>>100295376
>snake gauntlet has heat powers now
>renji is shooting hot baboon shits through his hand
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Well? Are we updating this or not?
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>>100295398
>in the middle of the final arc / battle
>lets have one of the main character have a 20 chapter long journey to discover their true self.
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>>100295439
>a minor trivial detail regarding its implementation (that isn't without precedent).

Every time previously to this, it was established that you have to have a relationship with your sword to get power. Now it turns out you can also get bankai if this guy tells you the name.

It is clearly without precedent.
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>>100295388
Zabimaru is an asshat though.
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>>100295439
no it's just people baiting like every week, nothing new here
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>>100295544
He didn't gain access to the power just from being told. He earned it.
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>>100295544
He did that, it was offscreen.
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>>100295512
I think people got bored.
Also, didn't we agree on removing redundant panels?
I also fixed some quality issues, "fricken" etc.
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>>100295439
I knew it was coming, and actually like the new upgrade to his bankai. Seriously for the longest time he had the worst bankai of any of the characters, especially since his was one of the first we saw. His situation is a lot like Ichigo's, in that he never knew his zanpakuto's true identity for the longest time, and therefore couldn't summon its true strength.

The zero squad guy basically told him his sword thought he was a scrub for so long, which he was.
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>>100295513
I wasn't talking about big in lenght
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>>100295556
tfw you sometimes feel people follow the manga just to b8 on weekly bleach threads
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>>100295571
So why didn't his sword give it to him? Kubo could have a one page thing with Zabi saying "yeah you're strong now, so I'll tell you my proper name".
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Remember that Byakuya said that even after one attains Bankai, that a Shinigami must spend even longer learning to perfect and master it in order to harness a Bankai's true power. Renji's Bankai was incomplete until now, just like Ichigo's Bankai wasn't complete until he learned the Final Getsuga Tenshou.
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>>100295388
Zabimaru is him and he is Zabimaru.
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>>100295705
Ichigo's bankai wasn't even a bankai.
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>>100295512
Holy shit i love this picture, sums up every single cool thing that has happened.

Daily reminder this is best arc
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>>100295061
No, the general consensus is that Renji jumped at the chance of having Zabimaru gender changed to sate his deviant fantasies when Mayuri offered and since then they've been on bad terms.
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>>100295625
Aw, I liked the viral warfare panel. Oh well. Why not update it though? Renji didn't job for fuck's sake. His opponent jobbed to him instead. I'd say that's worth noting on the chart.
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>>100295705
And Ice Shota, apparently.
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>>100295776
We were expecting that. He'll job next fight.
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>>100295625
Keep the viral warfare panel nigger

It was cool, though Juhas plan all a long
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>>100295765
But it was.

>>100295776
Well, people are not exactly excited as you can see. But if you make an update and they'll like it - cool.
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>I WILL DRINK FROM YOUR SKULL
This entire fight has been Renji trolling Superstar and Superstar getting increasingly salty.
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>>100295627
>>100295690
You gotta remember zanpakuto spirits are living beings too (sort of, more or less), and Zabimaru is particularly stubborn. Learning how to use your bankai after a fulfilling bit of character development isn't a physical law guaranteed by the universe, it's something you literally beat out of your sword until they tell you. Zabimaru was basically acting like a spoiled child zanpakuto, not letting Renji use his full power, and Grandpa Chubbs told him to knock it off.
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>>100295625
Someone ought to fix the lyrics for the Ichigo Arrives panel. It's "Now you feel like number one" not "you should feel".
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>>100295911
Was the Zabimaru we saw in the anime, the baboon with the snake tail, also in the manga, or was that anime only?
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>>100295728

no that only applies to ichigo
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>>100295914
That's also been bugging me but I didn't say anything because I thought it seemed something stupid to complain about.
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>>100295988
Baboon with the Snake tail was in the manga too iirc.
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I have a huge problem with how Renji got his new bankai because Kubo already had a way to set up for Zabimaru's new bankai

Remember Oetsu? The guy who forged the Zanpakutos? WHY DIDN'T KUBO USE THIS GUY AS A WAY TO GIVE RENJI A STRONGER BANKAI

For what reason couldn't the reason be as simple as "your bankai sucks, lets reforge the blade and make it stronger" instead of the reason "you sucked because everyone thought you sucked including your own sword but i'll tell you how to get stronger"
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>>100295988
Snaketail is canon, busty girl is anime only.
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>>100295988

its in the manga
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>>100295914
>>100296042
But it's "Now you feel" written there.
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>>100295911
>Grandpa Chubbs told him to knock it off

I think a short little flashback of this would make things a lot better.

As it stands right now, it's ridiculous that Renji gets to use his full bankai merely because Grandpa Namefag told him its real name. We need some clarification.
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>>100296070
The snake believe in renji, the baboon did not.

This lead to his bankai having only the snake qualities, but no baboon qualities.
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>>100296070
Are you saying there's a busty girl Zanpakuto in the anime? Dayum, gotta watch it.
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So chances are great that Renji/Rukia knows what Ichigo is, so there isn't gonna be any drama when he arrives with Quincy powers, right?
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>Hihiou - Baboon King
>Orochi Ou - Serpent King
So what does Souou mean?
>>100296055
>implying there can't be more than one cause to a problem
The Chernobyl disaster was a disaster because a bunch of normally easily-fixed things all went sour at once.
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DAILY REMINDER THAT HISAGI IS BEST LIEUTENANT
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>>100292884
protip: asspull doesn't mean "I didn't like what happened"
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renji didnt job

fucking dropped
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>>100296070
Not quite.
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>>100296119
It's... a really weird filler arc. Bleach filler arcs are shit by definition, but this one isn't so bad, if you've got literally nothing else in your backlog.
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>>100295765
It was. It was just still being halved thanks to Bachgetsu. Now that Bachgetsu and Hollow Ichigo (REAL Zangetsu) are on his side, Ichigo now has access to all the hidden power that he couldn't access before.
>>100295773
That was just an omake though.
>>100295849
I kinda suck as making edits like that to be honest. I guess I can help come up with ideas though. How about "RENJI DIDN'T JOB!"? It's pretty lame, but it's all I've got right now. Lemme see if I can think of a better one.
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>>100295988
As far as I remember, it was anime only, but designs came from Kubo himself. Plus his zanpaktou is a reference to Sun Wukong from "journey to the west" (a.k.a Son Goku in japanase)
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>>100296182
Are omake's not allowed to be canon?
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>>100296170
S-shit
brb need tissues
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>>100296136
No, it doesn't.
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>>100293202
>forgetting Yumichika
Shit nigga, how are you going to enjoy his Bankai reveal?
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>>100296170
So why did his Zanpaktou use a gimped version of it's bankai?
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>>100293194
Zanpakuto follow themese, not power sets, pay more attention.
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>>100296262
His Zanpakutou has two personalities, he was only using one.
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>>100293194

It extends. That's all his shikai did.
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I hope that Renji doesn't job before Ichigo arrives causing Ichigo to save his hide.

I want to see Ichigo drop down and walk alongside of Ichigo looking cool and shit with Rukia waiting for them so they can move out and kill Quincy scum.
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>>100293511
Thats just the first time we saw it, he was probably able to do it for awhile now. You don't go right from materializing for the first time to having a bankai unless you cheat.
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>>100296328
I hope Renji dies. Not because of this chapter, just because he's always been fucking boring.
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>>100296214
Well, omake literally means "extra". They're just shorts for comedic value that have no impact on the story.
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>>100296182
>It was. It was just still being halved thanks to Bachgetsu.

I thought the whole discussion about him not being a shinigami was that he didn't have a real sword, so his stuff was all just bullshit.
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>>100296120
The entire team knows. Probably.
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So why is Rose so pathetic? He's consistently one of the shittiest Vizards. He really doesn't seem worthy of being a captain.
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>>100296107
>As it stands right now, it's ridiculous that Renji gets to use his full bankai merely because Grandpa Namefag told him its real name.
Is it? Knowing something's true name meaning you can use or control it better has been there since the beginning.
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>>100296496

He only fought Stark and Mask. They're both ridiculously strong.
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>>100296328
Well, it's not like there's any shame in jobbing to this guy.
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>>100295398
He already had that while Ichigo was doing his. Do you people even pay attention?
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>>100296107
>As it stands right now, it's ridiculous that Renji gets to use his full bankai merely because Grandpa Namefag told him its real name.
Wow, yeah, that's totally ridiculous. It's nothing like fake Bachgetsu telling Ichigo the names of his abilities to increase their power.
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>>100294031
Just give me more memorable fights. I don't remember one exciting bleach fight in a while. Even unohana vs kenpachi let me down
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>>100296535
He also fought hollowfied Kensei with the other Vizards, and a moment which stood out to me in that battle was the vice-captain Risa faring better than him (he got blindsided by an attack she noticed).
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>>100296026
Thats all shinigami/zanpakuto
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>>100296496
>any other vizard but the fat one
>strong

>many of them can't hold on mask for more than a few minutes
>no Ichigo-like drastic power boost
>mostly shit bankais
>half of them are lieutenants
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>>100296663
>>half of them are lieutenants
One of them is a super lieutenant tho.
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>>100296663
Mashiro.
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>>100296496
He is a victim of Kubo writing syndrome
Rose could've beaten Mask but then the Kubo writing syndrome happened which caused him to tell everyone how his ability works and how to bypass it all because Renji was in the area

Kubo writing syndrome works by having a person who is "stronger" in the area which automatically weakens the person with Kubo writing syndrome when they are in a fight
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>>100296182
>I kinda suck as making edits like that to be honest. I guess I can help come up with ideas though. How about "RENJI DIDN'T JOB!"? It's pretty lame, but it's all I've got right now. Lemme see if I can think of a better one.

Wasn't it agreed that WE SHOULDN'T FUCKING ADD TO THE CHART EVERY SINGLE FUCKING WEEK

>>100295625
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>>100296777
This.
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>>100296556
No, I don't pay attention, mostly because sometimes important stuff happens in the smallest panels.

If it is that thing Ichigo and Rukia did too that wasn't a journey of self-knowledge, just a normal training sequence
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>>100296777
It's been more than a month since we've added something to the chart.
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>>100296543
>rukia is going to fight as nodt
>she will be forced to experience her deepest fears, being useless and letting down her nakama
>she will realize she's already experienced these fears before in the deepest pits of her despair, and overcame them through her friends' unyielding belief in her
>she will break through F's power through sheer willpower where Byakuya failed
based kubo it's going to be so glorious
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>>100296844
Nothing worth putting on it has happened.

Renji not jobbing immediately is not worthy, because we all knew that would be the case.
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>>100296645

What site actually hosts the negative chapters for amerifats?
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>>100296262
>implying you would use the secret bankai against Renji thus revealing to him that there is a secret one.
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>>100296844
So?

If we add every single tiny thing the "big moments" gets undermined by the near-useless additions.
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>>100296663
Rose seems more pathetic than most in my eyes.

>turn back the pendulum fight
>Love gets hit from behind by hollow Kensei
>gets injured but fights on
>Rose gets blindsided by attack Risa sees coming
>gets downed by a single kick from hollow Mashiro
>Kensei actually trades blows with Superstar
>Rose's ban kai is nullified before he even manages to finish explaining it
>then he's downed with a single attack he can't even react to

Most of the vizards did some cool stuff even if it amounted to jack shit in the end; every time Rose took action it was just shamefur dispray.
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>>100296871
>>she will break through F's power through sheer willpower
I think you mean "the power of friendship". In which case I hope facebook joins the fray for As Nodt, followed by a load of flashback panels that didn't happen.
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>>100296496
Rose should have won, honestly.

Kubo gimped Rose and Kensei to make Renji look strong. Thats it really.

The reason why they aren't using their masks is that they want to save it for later. Did you ever play a video where you had potions and power-ups, and choose to try and tough the fights out instead of using the potions or power-ups. This probably cost you a win at least once or twice. You probably ended up never using any item at all, even if you had to restart the whole damn fight. Same thing here with the vaizards. They are so focused on saving the masks for a harder fight that they lose the opportunity to use the mask when they need it.
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>>100296838
Renji and Ichigo were tested by Oetsu's blank zanpakutos. They fought for a while and Renji won, while Ichigo lost. Then Renji continued on alone and the story followed Ichigo.
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>>100296636
You weren't excited while Yama was using bankai?
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>>100296125
Crimson King, if I'm not mistaken.
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>>100296918
>>100296950

Nice samefag

What's the point of having the chart? And who are you to judge what goes their and what doesn't? It's not up to you, it's up to the majority of the people
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>>100296871
Reminder that As Nodt doesn't make you experience your deepest fears as those are rational, and instead fills you with irrational fears that you can never overcome through logic.
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>>100294481
Bleach is what you get when you cross YYH with Shaman King.
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>>100297098
>Nice samefag

You're a fucking idiot.

>it's up to the majority of the people

And where are all the people clamoring for it to be updated?
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>>100295780
The issue with Hitsugaya was that his power are altogether immature. He looks like a preteen-young teen, so his powers are at that stage for him. Big Boss said it himself, Hitsugaya will probably surpass him in a 100 years, so Hitsugaya's powers(not just bankai) won't be complete and fully matured for another 100 years.
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Why is she so perfect and mature?
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>>100296380
Bleach ones are certainly very canon
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So are Zanpakutos actual separate spirits from their owner or a part of their soul that attains its own identity and personality? Didn't Ichigo learn his Zanpakuto is literally him so he doesn't have to deal with thinking of his sword as a friend or an ally because it's just his power or is he a special exception?
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>>100297009
Its simple, hype up Renji and Rukia, heal up the vizards and let them have glory later.
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Fixed the song in early panel, brought back viral warfare. Waiting for suggestions of/how should it be updated for Renji's new bankai.
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>>100297088
>Crimson King
>Crimson
>King
Oh.
Oh no.
>>100297201
Shaman King reference. The guys have Yoh, Ren, Horohoro and especially WOODEN-SWORD-RYU' hair shopped in.
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>>100297196
>let them have glory never
FTFY
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>>100297201
I think Renji's new bankai deserves a panel, I just wish we knew more about what it can do.
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>>100297201
>Waiting for suggestions of/how should it be updated for Renji's new bankai.
We don't really need to
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So Renji's Bankai basically makes him Nero then?

I like it.
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>>100297201
>Waiting for suggestions of/how should it be updated for Renji's new bankai.

Wait until next chapter so we can get an explanation/better panels of the bankai

Also add the bored faces, with the captions "Renji gets a new Bankai"
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>>100297156
>sketchy
>watercolor

I applaud Kubo's ability to convey atmosphere and emotion with so little art, but I'm really missing his old covers with the unorthodox angles and colorful details.
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>>100297255
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>>100296710
You jobber lovers sure have stale excuses. Are you trying to imply that a writer is suppose to fucking ask a game studio to make a simulation to help him decide who wins what battle?

Get over it. The guy has always been, always will be, a fucking jobber. Bleach has always been about flash over substance, and that includes the jobbers. They just job, flashily.
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>>100297388
>Are you trying to imply that a writer is suppose to fucking ask a game studio to make a simulation to help him decide who wins what battle?
You lost me.
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>>100296070
Back then tribal tatoos were cool.

nowadays they're cringe.
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>>100297368
Challenge: Take a manga, keep the author, but the artist is now Tite Kubo. Is it better or worse?
Hardmode: a non-fighting series.
Dante Must Die mode: a non-physical-action focused series.

>Tite Kubo's Slam Dunk
YESYESYES
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>>100297533
Anything about fashion.
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>>100297388
>Are you trying to imply that a writer is suppose to fucking ask a game studio to make a simulation to help him decide who wins what battle?
Sure is Deadliest Warrior in here.
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>>100297255
>>100297088
>Crimson King

It's 双王蛇尾丸, "Twin King Snake Tail"

双王 = Souou = Twin/Pair/Bi
蛇尾丸 = Zabimaru = Snake Tail
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>>100297533
I think Kubo would do a lot better as the artist half of a team.
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>>100297533
I want to see him do a shoujo romcom.

Or a manga about the fashion industry.
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>>100292722
>Twin Serpent
>Twin Snakes
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>>100297533
Basically anything character or fashion oriented would be amazing.
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>>100297533
Maybe now SnK will be worth reading.
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>>100297150
>Trusting Shunsui to not be full of shit.

This is Bleach, most elemental users suck dick and end up failing, if not all of them.

>Fire: Dies
>Lightning: Dies
>Water: Cum Dump
>Snow: Jobbed so hard God pitied her
>Ice: Jobbed
>Mohawk Fire: About to get raped

I mean, come on...these are SHIT odds man. You basically gotta get your ass wrecked so badly someone pities you and gives you welfare powers.
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>>100297592
*双 = Sou = Twin/Pair/Bi, 王 = ou = king

Obviously.
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>>100297592
Oh. Didn't look at the Kanji, thought crimson was sou too.
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>>100297647
So Renji is the king of the bis.
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>>100297597
A romcom about models in the fashion industry.
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>>100297382
No.
>>100297592
Dammit I was so hyped
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>>100297700
Approved.
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After this chapter I'm 90% sure what Ichigo's new bankai special ability is going to be.

Ten bucks on it being getsuga tenshou
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>>100297255
Seriously, bitch?
Kubo is a big fan of western rock. He's just referencing the group itself.
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>>100297643
Everyone gets wrecked sometimes in bleach, even Ichigo.
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Man, I can't wait for Mask to resurrect from his ashes next week.
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>>100297634
>potato jokes
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>>100297696
So he's into both Ichigo and Rukia. Poor Renji.
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>>100297700
So basically
http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Bleach
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>>100297696
No, his bankai is.

Makes sense, considering it got a canon sex change courtesy of Mayuri.
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>>100297201
>>100297255
>>100297279
>>100297282
>>100297364
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>>100297751
Ha, no, but surely another Sternritter will show up and beat Renji in one move.
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>>100297739

getsuga arrows
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>>100297591
That's basically what power level turbonerds are. So fucking disgusting.
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>>100297643
Wait, who the fuck was water again?
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>>100297791
That was one horrible fanfic.
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>>100297388
The problem is Kubo makes supposedly strong characters and constantly has no idea what to do with them expect give them throwaway roles

Rather then try to use these character Kubo only uses a handful which begs the question why did we need these other characters in the first place when no named grunts would do the same thing
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>>100296141
Say that after he wins his next fight.
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Goodnight sweet masked prince you shall always be remembered as best superstar
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>>100297739
>implying it wont be super speed + Getsuga Tensho[/spolier]
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>>100297840
This.

That chart was meant to show how mch Bleach is breaking itself and it's own established rules and levels of excitement and hape.

Not just powerups that we had in every arc.
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>>100297943
Mask is the best villain in all of bleach.
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>>100297751

well, if James managed to resurrect before Masculine was killed, then it could be.
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>>100296969
If Mashiro kicked me I'd time out too in order to masturbate
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>>100297882
sharktits
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>>100297840

Everyone else wants to update the chart except you

What's your problem? It's not YOUR chart, so you can't decide what to add
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>>100297882
Harribel
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Renji still hasn't learnt how to say "Ban" and "kai" separately.
Also, doesn't him having to be told the complete name of his own bankai kinda make it cheap? Every fucking time somebody desperately needs to acquire a skill he's forced to EARN IT WITH HIS OWN LIFE, and yet this one time it's just "here's the name".

Unless we'll get the second part of that flashback in which Renji stops the dude from telling him and earns it the hard way of course.
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>>100297979
I actually wouldn't mind that if we got to see more of what Renji's new bankai can do.
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>>100296120

wait, that also means Hitsugaya had some sort of contact with Isshin.

No reunion reactions or anything?

Weird.
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>>100298035
>It's not YOUR chart

I actually started it
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>>100298053
The whole thing with going through the spirit realm's tests.
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>>100297979
If Mask is killed then James is also killed it was stated in the beginning of this chapter.
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So

Best Arrancar: Baraggan
Best Quincy: Superstar
Best Shinigami: ??????????
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>>100297533
>Tite Kubo's To Love Ru
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>>100297201
>9 panels related to the Isshin/ Misaki flash back arc
>6 panels related to the Zaraki/ Unohana fight
>People are bitching about sparing one panel for Renji

Morons, the lot of you.
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>>100298145
>Best Quincy: Superstar

until Kubo denaturated him from a principled resilient fighter into a raging power-up monkey
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>>100298035
>Everyone else wants to update the chart except you

False.
Unless by "Everyone" you mean everyone who agrees with me.
Now stop with your tantrum.
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>>100298181
Because there were multiple reveals.
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>>100298099
Oh okay, so because you started it, it means that YOU own everything? That's like saying the guy who invented a computer, owns every single computer in the world, or the guy who made a car owning every car in the word

It's not yours, it belongs to the people, just because you own it doesn't mean you are entitled to what you want
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>>100298162
Yabuki is so based that it would be a downgrade, but probably still enjoyable.
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>>100297952
But what if he can THROW it?
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>>100298145
>Barragan
that's real fucking nito
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>>100298145
Casting a vote for Kurotsuchi.
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>>100297756
But sadly it's true.
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>>100298236
No. And you can take it into any direction you want to. I just put my imput there. It's in the fucking title on the image. "How much more real can shit get": The arc.

I though it was self-explanatory.
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>>100297896
No, the problem is you niggers believe Kubo makes these supposedly strong characters for any other purpose than to give them throwaway roles.

Just because they live sometimes doesn't mean they are going to get developed more. It just means Kubo's too fucking lazy to make some more and work them into the story.

No Named Grunts are worthless because most of them don't even know how to Shikai. Do you think a fucking army of say, a million navy seals would do jack shit if World War Hulk came along and started stomping on them?
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>>100298145
Voting for Big Boss
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>>100298145
Starrk.
Nakk Le Vaar.
Shunsui.
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>>100298145
fuck I thought that kid was supposed to be Lilynette

>mfw I realized it's Grimmjow
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>>100297201
the last panels, except Werewolfy, since the hiatus are pretty worthless. We Were Behind You is definitely dumb. Urahara's viral move was definitely disappointing, because it made Sternritter simply shed the Bankai power, not get infected by it or anything
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>>100298299
>"How much more real can shit get": The arc.

Yeah and renji got a NEW BANKAI

shit just got real
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>>100298304
The problem is that once is a while it'd be good to see smart fights though out from all the powers he comes up with but it seems like his creativitsy only exctends to coming up with the powers. He'd be a good game developer. Would suck at his own games, but the players would love them.
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>>100298145
Kenpachi obviously.
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so what was creepy Royal Guard lady's gift again, except creating drapes? she seems pointless now
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>>100298145
>Barragan
That's not how you spell Grimmjow.
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>>100298373
Nobody gives a fuck about renji.
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>>100298460
>makes clothing

She is clearly Kubo's self insert.
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>>100298373
There were plently of those scenes back then too, yet there's no "Kirge sucks in Ayon" or "Urahara gets saved by an unknown sword" either. Or "Ichigo is locked in the garganata".

If you go in the basis of every fcking thing, it's gonna be 9,000,000 px wide by the end of the arc.
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>>100298196
>YFW you realize he was basically quincy's Yammy
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>>100298236
>it belongs to the people
Fuck off communist scum
>>
Bleach is worse than Naruto with all this levle up and ass pull shit
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>>100298419
There are quite a few interesting power match ups in bleach.
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Guys, I don't know if anyone has proposed this yet and if so I apologize. But this chapter got me thinking about other people who don't know the name of their sword.

Up until now Ichigo didn't know Old Man and Zan were two different sources of power within him, and he had been recognizing them incorrectly. He learns of their relationship, bam, we get dual wield Ichigo.

And there's still another. As we have not forgotten.

I might be jumping the shark here, but is it possible that somehow Kenpachi and his sword don't share the same relationship as other Shinigami? I think that the real name of sword is Kenny's real name. I'm pretty sure he didn't have one before he adopted the title. Zaraki is the name of a place.

Input?
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>the one who gives names to everything
>things unnamed are invested with the power they already possess after I name them

doesn't make one fucking bit of sense / kubo
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>>100298145
Superior Blackraggan coming through.
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Hmm, interesting. I'll think about using this.
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>>100298647
>Barragan black
>Harribel fatsos

holy shit no
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So, with the Twin Snakes here, Unohana going The Boss on Zaraki, and Shunsui sporting the coolness patch, what's next? Kurotsuchi turning someone in a techno-shinigami?
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>>100298580
>implying Naruto>anything
Anon pls.
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>>100298653
I meant
>>100298604
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>>100298486
>Nobody gives a fuck about Renji. YOU don't give a fuck about Renji, even if you think you do.
>>100298468
I still love that scene.
>What the hell are you doing?!
>This. Goodbye, number six.
>>100298616
Meaning they still have the potential they had before, but now they can actually reach it. As established long ago, named techniques have more power than un-named techniques. If performed by the same user, a spoken kido with a full chant is automatically more powerful than an unspoken kido.
>>100298705
Those aren't Harribel, they're Nel Tu, you double nigger.
Now, the juggalo-looking Ulquiorra - that's a crime.
>dat tousen
It would have made the picture if he had been facing the wrong direction.
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>>100298647
>mfw everything about this pic
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>>100298705
>Harribel
They're fat Nel, not Harribel.
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>>100298647
plz
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>>100298785
>>100298769
whatever. still fucking retarded
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>>100298790
He couldn't have fashioned himself a crown?
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>>100298419
You are seriously underestimating how much responsibility a game developer has if you think Kubo can ever become one.

Maybe if he works for some Japanese company that only cranks out single player rpgs or visual novels. Maybe.

And you must be fucking trolling about the smart fights shit. Nothing about Bleach fights was ever smart, and it won't start changing now. Go read seinenshit if you want actual fights. Bleach is just Toriko 0.5.
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>>100297896
Even strong characters can lose fights when, surprise!, they're fighting OTHER STRONG CHARACTERS. When considering the combined effects of Mask's strength and James constantly regenerating him, it's unlikely either Kensei or Rose could have defeated him, even with their masks. Was it all an excuse to show Renji's powerup bankai? Of course, but this doesn't make Rose and Kensei useless by default. They're characters in a manga, not a fighting game; their usefulness and relevance to the plot aren't determined by tiers, but by their relationship with other characters.
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>>100298790
>one of the only bleach characters where a chubby/fat cosplayer would have been acceptable
>one of the only non-fat cosplayers goes for it
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Posting good Bleach cosplay as brain bleach for the bad cosplay.
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>>100298870
Excuse my capslock.
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>>100298907
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>>100298907
Post some Rukia, please.
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>Kubo sets up the vizards as being hesitant to use their masks
>They all job
>Even worse, they are saved by the usual Job squad
>Healed up
>Next fight they go bankai and mask immediately
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>Renji being this powerful now

Oh my I can't wait to see the power levels of those characters who haven't shown their true powers yet.

Gonna be epic.
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>>100294125
>Implying Ichigo's release command isnt Bleach
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>>100297191
Zanpaktous are basically weaponized tulpas
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>>100298999
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>>100299040
I can't wait to see Rukia in action.
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>>100297191
Yes
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>>100296125
>>100297088
>>100297255
>>100297592
So the question is how does Renji's Bankai work
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>>100297368
>Ichigo with quincy earphones
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>>100299024
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>>100298907
>>100298999
>>100299024
>>100299105
etc.

>>>/cgl/
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>>100299133
Fleur de lis =/= cross, you uncultured swine.
Better question: who's the black-haired guy in the back? Hisagi?
>>100299133
The Heart. Also, lots of fire.
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>>100299231
>Hisagi?
That's my guess.
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>>100298769
>>100298769
yea that shit always bothered me, if he was able to defeat that 6th espada that easily then why was it he used to replace him, and if he was strong enough to be a replacement 6th espada why didnt they make him the 7th and move the others by one seat?
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>>100299133
It just works
and fire
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>>100296055
but didn't Ichigo's sword changed when he actually found his name too, hell even kenpachi will change a bit
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>>100299259
Thats not really how promotions in the Espada work. Aizen doesn't care enough to constantly promote and demote the lower tier espada for not much gain. If someone dies, is crippled, or challenged and killed someone else can take over.
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>>100298647

Tousen in the back, chillin' almost redeems this terrible photo.
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>>>/cgl/
No. Not even once.
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Guys, do you know what I'm really looking forward to?

When Kubo remembers that Ichigo has two sisters who could become Shinigami/Quinn cross-breed warriors as well.
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lol next chapter renji gets taken out.
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>>100292371

So what's this about? The figures toward the bottom I'm assuming
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>>100298706
Kira becomes a cyborg, of course
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>>100299363
Why the fuck would you post that?
Now I want to die, again.
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Renji's new Bankai is pimp. Can't wait to see Byakuya though. How do you even upgrade one million blades?
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>>100299259
One explanation goes as follows: espada 9-7 were ranked differently than the others due to their potential moreso than actual reiatsu. Aaroniero could absorb other hollows and their abilities, Syazel was the token scientist and Zommari could potentially use his res to make an army of slaves. Alternatively, Luppi's only purpose was to motivate Grimmjow into a better opponent for Ichigo, as per Keikaku.
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>>100299376
But they've never had any training whatsoever. Neither have any powers to work with. Yuzu can only sense a faint presence of spirits while Karin can see and interact with spirits but has no powers.
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Kenpachi Bankai when? Any theories about this?
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>>100296663
>shit talking best girl
>can do hollowfication for 4 hours
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>>100299479

Byakuya is not getting a new bankai...
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>>100299461
Well, you told me to take the pics to /cgl/ so I'm just reminding you why I refuse to go on that godforsaken board.
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>>100299528
It's obviously Yachiru
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>>100299479
I wouldn't expect that sort of upgrade for Byakuya, as he had already spent years mastering his sword and could already change it's form to adapt to different scenarios. He was brought to the Royal Realm only because he was certain to die under any other scenario, although he'll probably have significantly higher Reiatsu.
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>>100299479
>Two million blades
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>>100299461
You know, I think this is the first time I've seen you type the word "fuck" Lab Member.
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>>100299461
1000 hours in MSPaint, just for you.
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>>100299566
his sword dissolved and he's in the royal realm getting treatment
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>>100294031
Ichigo's friends + the Urahara Team (including fucking Tessai this time) vs. Soul King + Royal Guard

It would be the greatest showdown of all time.
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>>100298145
Official, exhaustive Arrancar fuckability ranking:

Apacci > Cirucci > Lilynette > Nelliel > Harribel > Loly > Menoly > Sung-Sun > Mila Rose > Luppi > Ggio > Szayelaporro > Aaroniero > Wonderweiss > Di Roy > Ulquiorra > Tesla > Aisslinger > Yylfordt > Grimmjow > Starrk > Dordoni > Ebern > Pesche > Findorr > Luders > Shawlong > Nnoitra > Yammy > Redder > Edrad > Grand Fisher > Nirgge > Charlotte > Gantenbainne > Dondochakka > Baraggan > Lumina > Zommari > Poww > Nakeem > Verona > Demoura > Medazeppi > Kukkapuro
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>>100295038
Bleach
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>>100299758
>Tessai vs Beardmonk
>muscle wizard showdown
This would be incredible
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>>100299755

Because he died.
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>>100299807
Tesla was fly as fuck.
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>>100299755
His shikai dissolved, and it's stated in-manga that only Bankai don't regenerate. He neither wants or needs a new Bankai so why else would he get one?
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>>100299527

Or maybe...

maybe it was all a clever hoax

Maaaaaybe they were more trained and powerful than Ichigo in the first place

Maaaaybe Kubo is setting us up with this one. Wait for the next flashback.

>I believe in Kubo
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>>100299807
DIdn't even make it out of the top 3 before having a loli.
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>>100294980
>you will never be rukia's giant purple dildo
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>>100299917
>Someone frees Aizen from his bindings
>It's Karin
Just as keikkaku
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>>100299807
>Dondochakka > Baraggan > Lumina > Zommari

nigga-kun sad
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>>100300021
>you will never be rukia's tampon
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>>100300046
Forgot that.
>Grand Fisher above Charlotte, Gantenbainne, Dondochakka, Barragan, Zommari
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>>100300099
Grand Fisher has hair he can use as tentacles and can transform a part of his body into a human (female) shape.
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>>100300184
Do you think he'd be able to feel it if you fucked that female human shape?
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Is there a good fucking reason none of the Visored have masked up? Doesn't hollow reiatsu tear tear these Quincy shitfiends apart?

Or is it just getting saved so Grimmjow can be sword and walk in to drop someone mid fight?
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>tfw you will never see Tessai be badass again
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>>100298236
Here's a tip, it doesn't matter who "owns" it, but it's fair to call it an unfunny uninteresting piece of shit when it gets bloated up by unclever retards too much.
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It's 2014 and we still don't know who was sword yet. Reading Bleach is suffering.
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>>100300462
>caring about sword

We still don't know what smell was.
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You know what's sad?
When bleach ends, we'll most likely never get Kubo'd ever again
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>People actually think Gin is dead
>Thinking he's not still fucking colluding with Aizen and the whole death thing was another shitfiend illusion

Are you niggers high?
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>>100300570
He said when he's done with manga, he wants to go into fashion. He might have a second series.
Then again, if he goes into fashion, we could still get Kubo'd.
>Since when were you under the impression this was your size?
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>>100300420
Theres a couple of options for whats going on so far.
>lost their edge for battle while hiding for 100 years
>afraid to mask and not be able to win the fight fast enough
>afraid to mask for some hollow reason
>being over confident and holding back their trump card
Really though, even if they masked they probably would have lost in these fights.
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Mask has had enough screen time. If he somehow comes back he will instantly get shredded by kenpachi or fulbring returning to back up the rest of the shinigami. Mk
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>>100300462
We all know who it is, Kubo intentionally made it obvious because it being Grimmjow isn't the reveal, his new appearance is.
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>>100300570
Don't worry, he'll take /a/'s suggestion and make a shonen series about a troupe of male models that investigate paranormal activity on the side.
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>>100299451
>fucking
it's an add for a mobile game that features bleach SD characters.
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>>100300610
No one was even around except for a passed out Matsumoto.
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>>100300635
I guess I'll have to use.. that special order fabric
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>>100300476
Yes we do. It was the SS leaking in the human wold because of the quincy killing all the hollows.
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>>100300716
Yeah, he's a woman now
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>tfw Urahara hasn't done anything sinister in a while
kubo needs to learn to break up the fight chapters with some mystery and tension every now and then
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>>100300420
1) Masks are temporary and their effectiveness is limited; not every Visored is Ichigo. Realistically, they learned a thing or two from the Winter War.
2) The Sternritter ranking system makes it hard to determine which are the primary targets for a full-powered assault; Mask was strong but there are certainly stronger Quincy who are waiting to appear.
3) Considering the quantity of Daten that was collected, Ywach likely has countermeasures prepared against the Visard if their Hollow reiatsu is as dangerous to them as we suspect. Remember this is an opponent who has been prepared for this battle far longer than the Shinigami have been.
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>>100298604
Nah, remember that byakuya said it takes 100 years to gain bankai and another 10 to master it?
Renji was rushing through so Zabimaru couldn't trust him with the full power yet.

Maybe the current generation are like that, but I duoubt just about ANYONE with bankai outside of this generation doesn't know the right names.
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>>100300635
Bleach can be so easily translated into fashion manga it's frightening.
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Jo Kaps: "Let's talk a little bit about the contents of BLEACH. Your German readers would like to know if they will be given more information about Ururu."

Kubo: "Ururu will stay a mystery. I might, however, change my mind, if revealing her background would benefit the story at some point."

Jo Kaps: "How about Grimmjow? Will he appear again?"

Kubo: "His fate will be revealed when the time has come." (Audience moans unpatiently)

Jo Kaps: "Why do Kaien and Ichigo look so much alike?"

Kubo: "That's what the manga in Japan is about right now."

Jo Kaps: "Well, that means we will also know in the forseeable future. Why is Aizen still alive?"

Kubo: "He is still necessary for the story."

Jo Kaps: "After Kaien died, why did Ukitake not choose a new Vice Captain for such a long time?"

Kubo: "Neither Sentaro nor Kiyone wanted to take that position, so they carried out the Vice Captain's tasks together als two 3rd Ranks."

Jo Kaps: "Is Ichimaru dead or does he, like Grimmjow, still have a chance to reappear?"

Kubo: "He is dead." (Audience groans in disappointment, me being the loudest one to complain) "It was the best for him to die there."
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>>100300832
>bach
>countermeasures
>implying getting all his sternritter killed off isn't part of his plan
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>>100299758
i want shunsui to stomp some quincy. im worried he will end up dead and a regenerated ukitake will become CC...
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>>100300865
Yeah, but you also have dudes like Hitsugaya.
Well, Renji himself was exceptionally good student when he was in Academy, together with Hisagi, Kira and Momo.
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>>100299839
god fucking damnit...
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Guessing about what happens in Bleach is so fun because it's just so batshit insane that everything seems plausible
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>>100295625
>
people didnt got bored, how could they!
its just that not everything needed to be added
but still its an awesome thing when done right
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>Entire Quincy war started because Shinigami told them to not be dipshits and destroy Hollows instead of purifying them
>Quincy mastery of reiatsu shown to be magnitudes more advanced than Shinigamis
>They can fucking steal Shinigami powers even
>Not just taking fives minutes to learn how to purify them

Unless that reason for the war already got retconned. Also where the fuck is Ryuken throughout this shitstorm?

>>100300610
>Best for him to die there
>Best, most beneficial for him
>True bankai power is coming back from the dead or some shit

I literally can't trust a word out of Kubo's mouth, look what he's done to me with these years of abuse.
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>>100296120
Bleach realization time?
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>>100298647
Pusha Tousen is the only redeemable part
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>>100300779
>>100300876
>Kubo is brought a bunch of models
>examines them from the front
>flash-steps behind them to examine from the back
>>100301003
It's only fun because you've got so many people talking with quick response times.
You couldn't do this on any other forum.
Alone, I read on the 2nd level, sometimes 3rd. With /a/, I read on the 4th.
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So Aizen's going to be revealed in next WSJ for Jump Vs.

Who's gonna buy the game? I was gonna buy it from the day it got announced, but this is just getting better and better.
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>>100300815
>Him trolling Mayuri wasn't enough Urahara shenanigans for you
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>>100301057
relevant
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>>100300907
I think Ukitake becoming CC is the only way for the series to end properly.

As much as I love Shunsui, he'll do the noble thing and kamikaze himself into some quincies/Bach.
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>>100300904
That isn't exactly what I meant; if Ywach is the original Quincy, that means it is possible he himself is susceptible to Hollow reiatsu and has a countermeasure in place.
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>>100300610
Fuck Gin. I just want Starrk and Lilynette back.
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>>100300815
You really think he's gonna be an evelenth hour secret boss before the end? Maybe for like 3 chapters before Ichigo smashes his face in, literally or metaphorically. His reveal woud have worked if there's another arc. There isn't much time now for new consequences.
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>>100301053
The quincy didn't believe the hollows deserved to be purified.
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>Ishida finally relevant in the last arc
>Chad and Inoue will never be important
>Ichigo's friends will never be important either
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>>100301190
No, people need to get over the dead characters.

There are plenty of amazing LIVING characters that we can't fucking ever see because the fanbase is pants on head retarded and flocks to the most annoying tsundere idiots that die within a few chapters.

We need more:
-Tessai
-Shunsui
-Urahara
-Ryuken
-Unohana, if she somehow lives
-Mayuri

Everyone else can get out.
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>>100300420
Releasing Ban Kai is technically banned within Seireitei barring special circumstances. Hell in the inner areas you're not supposed to release shikai either. Who knows what limits on masks Yamamoto instituted alongside inviting the Vizards back into captaincy.

Other than that, see >>100297009
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>>100301137
Its funny because they really are failures. Has a single vizard even defeat a quincy without getting rekd.
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I think we're all forgot something.

Even Renji's own fucking sword thinks he's a jobber.
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>>100300301
I hope so.
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>>100301359
Guess we just have to wait for Hachi to arrive and save their asses again.

Or for Mashiro to drop a super kick somewhere.
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>>100301053
>Quincy mastery of reiatsu shown to be magnitudes more advanced than Shinigamis
Reishi manipulation, not reiatsu. Learn the difference, it could save your life.

>True bankai power is coming back from the dead or some shit
Not only is this contradictory to the concept of "soul death" in Bleach but also to the fact that a Zanpakuto can't have unrelated abilities.
>>100301100
If Aizen is in it, definitely.
>>100301152
Ukitake is on the verge of death 24/7; he won't survive this arc let alone long enough to become CC.
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>>100301264
That's been revealed to be wrong; not that it wasn't always stupid in the first place. Hollows are not evil intentionally. They are animalistic. It'd be like hating crocodiles.

The Quincy hate them because Hollows are extremely dangerous to the Quincy.
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>>100301406
Kubo said Uki would be recovering from whatever ghost AIDS he has.
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>>100301380
>Even Renji's own fucking sword thinks he's a jobber.

The sword wasn't wrong though.
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>>100301318
>Everyone else can get out.
Or you know...FUCK YOU
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>>100300953
hitsu was a prodigy AND as we saw in the winter war was STILL learning about his bankai. He flat out said his bankai was still maturing.
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>>100301470
so does this mean Renji will no longer job, because he has his true zan?
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>>100301283
Inoue was important during Hueco Mundo, and Chad got some minor development post Time Skip. And honestly, not all of Ichigo's human friends need special powers, they are relevant to Ichigo and that's all that matters.
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>>100301380
>Zabimaru thinks Renji is a jobber
>Gives him half power
>Now hes so weak that he constantly jobs
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>>100301532
Time for him to die now, boring bastard.
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>>100301318
>Tessai
we need more tessai damn this
He can fucking stop time, he can just go in there and wreck shit
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>>100301536
>they are relevant to Ichigo and that's all that matters.
that's the logic of a loser!
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>>100301453
In an interview or in JUMP? Source or bullshit.
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>>100300462
Who was sword...? Am I missing something?
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I'M TIRED OF WAITING FOR MAH NIGGA GANJU KUBO
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>>100299363
Imagine how terrible it must be being a woman
Knowing your entire existence is driven by how much attention guys give you and rubbing your own excrement on your face in order to get attention.

They aren't even human.
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>>100301610
>it's a shounen
>everyone must have powerlevels
And then Aizen became Aizen.
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>>100301053
>believing that shinigami propaganda that they "purify" hollows and it's "necessary for the balance"
>not realizing that the shinigami are a corrupt organization who use the souls of the departed for their own ends whose experiments were responsible for the creation of hollows in the first place
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>It'd be like hating crocodiles.

Well, crocodiles hate YOU.

>Gustave is a large male Nile crocodile from Burundi. He is notorious for being a man-eater, and is rumored to have killed as many as 300 humans from the banks of the Ruzizi River and the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika.

>Gustave is also known for the three bullet scars on his body. His right shoulder blade was also found to be deeply wounded. Circumstances surrounding the four scars are unknown.

>According to a popular local warning, he is said to hunt and leave his victims' corpses uneaten.
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>>100301536
Whatever happened to the "you don't know what we did to her" plot point that Ulquiorra kept mentioning before Kubo dropped it entirely after he died?
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>>100301657
You must be new here. Sword = Grimmjow.
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>Jo Kaps: "Well, that means we will also know in the forseeable future. Why is Aizen still alive?"

>Kubo: "He is still necessary for the story."

Yessssss
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>>100301406

Pretty sure he's staying dead, but the related abilities thing has been played pretty loose before now. I could see Kubo turning around and say "Gin's power was extension, his bankai allows him to extend his existence into the future."

Also, he was sly about the true nature of his abilities anyway, having a sword that gets long is as related to having a corrosive poison as anything else. Add to the fact that if he was colluding with the great Aizini, illusionist extraordinaire, literally anything can happen.
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>>100299807
you left out my nigga Rudobon
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>>100301759
W-what sword? And yes, I am new to Bleach threads.
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>>100301259
I don't think Ichigo is going to fight Urahara. Everything is definitely going to end up being Urahara's keikaku, and there might be the threat of a fight between them before Ichigo realizes it was all for the greater good, but ending it in a brawl between the two would be too cheap.

Urahara does need to fight SOMEONE, though. Does Kubo have any idea how much our panties have been in a twist for years over his one little throwaway line about his bankai?
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>>100301827
Why do you think Aizen is still alive?

So Tessai and Urahara can have their rematch from 100+ years ago.
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>>100301741
He was bluffing; they tried to break her spirit, but in the end she was still a kind person and even healed her enemies on multiple occasions. He was planning on killing her after killing Ichigo. Anything else was just fans reading too far into the dialogue.
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>>100301667
>tfw ive been excited for Ganju's return since Kuukaku was yelling at him right after SS arc
>its actually happening
TYBK
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>>100301380
>Even Renji's own fucking sword thinks he's a jobber.
>unimpressed zabimaru next to gaijin
Now THAT'S a koma panel.
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>>100301532
He'll job harder then ever

>>100301546
>Implying he wouldn't job regardless of the ability given to him

Giving him a weaker ability was probably for his own good to keep him from facing the truly lethal opponents
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>>100301190
I want them back too ;_;
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>>100301791
>Gin's power was extension
Gin's power was "killing God", hence "God-killing Spear". All of his other abilities were based around that concept. And furthermore, an ability designed to kill anything is certainly not one which restores life.
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>>100294256

>everthing was an ilusion


It would be the ultimate troll ending, bleach is shit right now, may as well make the ending fun.
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>>100301875
They didn't break her spirit but they certainly broke her hymen.
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>>100301774
True final boss confirmed
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>>100301813
The one that dealt the final blow to Quilge Opie. And since you just admitted you're new, I have to consequently call you a faggot. Nothing personal, sorry.
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>>100301972
>It would be the ultimate troll ending

It would be laziest troll ending.

The ultimate troll ending would be Ichigo turning out to be evil all along or something like that.
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>>100301774
Why is Kubo still answering the same old tired questions?
People should ask him actually relevant shit like "why did Kuukaku lose her arm?", "who the fuck was White?" and "do fullbringers have inner hollows?".
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>>100302010
>true final boss
>not true hero
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>>100302073
I'd say that actually questions are prepared in advance, perhaps made by him or his editors

just like politicians that get asked prepared questions and people is like 'why the hell didn't they ask about *******, its what a lot of people want to know!'
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>>100301920
>Is Ukitake's illness still the same as before?
>Kubo: Yes
>No change?
>Kubo: That's right.

I don't see how anyone could interpret this as "Ukitake's getting better".
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>>100302059
>Ichigo is evil
Rev up that 10,000 years of darkness.
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>>100302145
That's because you skip content.
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>>100301986
>Tessai's zanpakuto can break the chains of souls, killing them near instantly

OP
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>>100302109
>implying bosses can't be heroes
Fucking level 1 casual scum.
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>>100302130
I didn't say the reverse concept wasn't true. Besides, nothing about Hanataro's sword makes sense; how can you "store" injuries and then unleash them into an energy blast? It's canon but not strongly canon (as it was omake only).
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>>100302209
Smacking a human on the head with a shovel would achieve the exact same thing.
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>>100302269
>revealed later quincies have chains
>Tessai becomes the hero
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>>100302206
>But although Ukitake and Shunsui haven't changed much outwardly, they have changed somewhat in their hearts after the battle with Aizen.

You aren't taking "heart" as meaning the organ in this context, are you?
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>>100302042
Oh... yeah it definitely seems likely to be Grimmjow. And no offense taken. I just recently read the series so I am technically a newfag and I deserve to be taunted.
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>>100299259
I think all of tht was basically Aizen going TROLOLOLO LOLOLO LOLOLO on the Espadas.
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>>100302342
Read image descriptions. At the moment I'm looking for an interview where he said those words.
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>>100302342
Can you not read the captions of pictures?
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>>100302249
>how can you "store" injuries and then unleash them into an energy blast?

How can you "store" defeated enemies and then unleash them into fire skellingtons?

Fucking god of death shonen magic that's how.
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>>100301972
I've got your ultimate troll ending right here.
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>>100297533
An orginal Hentai.

>Turns out you've been fucking your own mother from 20 year ago.
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>>100302414
>it's not a shop
That's amazing.
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>>100302392
>>100302394
Considering the caption directly contradicts the interview, I'm assuming the editor was paraphrasing. The "recovery" is more likely a spiritual one moreso than a physical one, but I'll consider the alternative if I feel there is sufficient evidence.
>>100302403
Because fire feeds off life, naturally.
>>100302355
Considering neither of Unohana's zan forms were ever explained in detail, I fail to see the relevance.
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>>100292540

I fucking knew it, 3rd magical stage of power for everyone.
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>>100301346
>Who knows what limits on masks Yamamoto instituted alongside inviting the Vizards back into captaincy.
Sometimes I wonder whether or not kubes thought this far or not.
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>>100302249
How can you shoot lightning bolts out of your fingers?
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>>100302574
Better explanations here>>100300832
or here>>100300672
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>>100302574
>Kubo
>thought

Every week is improv.
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>>100302557
No, it was a quote from older interview, I am sure. Give me more time.
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>>100301759
Wait a minute broski this is news to me. Didn't Grimmjow die by the spoonhead espada? I don't remember anyone saying or even implying he survived. I remember that in that databook Kubo published it was explicitly stated that Harribel was the only espada to return alive.
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>yfw we aren't even half way done with final arc
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>>100296170
>Bleach filler arcs are shit by definition
I love watching the ignorant embarass themselves.
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>>100302613
The human body generates electrochemical energy, a soul body should be able to do that even moreso.
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>>100302624
Kubo was finishing laying out this arc during mexico.
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>>100302574
Kubo thinks everything through.

Of course, his thoughts just revolve around how to turn out a weekly series with the least possible amount of work.
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The Bount Arc was the one I loved the most.

Am I dying?
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>>100302679
How do you shoot black spiky boxes out of your fingers? How you shoot laser beams out of your mouth? How do you generate chains out of thin air?
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>>100302652
Someone with his exact clothing and style of speech appears on panel after the first Sternritter attack when Ichigo phones in with Urahara and the gang. No face is shown but it's highly probable it's Grimmjow.
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>>100302652
Literally the last thing anyone says to Grimmjow is when Nnoitra was like "So you/re still alive eh?" and tried to finish him, then Ichigo blocked him and started fighting in his place. Never took any more hits and there was no reason to ever think he died.
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>>100302674
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>>100302733
No, you're just stupid and tasteless.
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>>100302249
He takes "bad ouchie" reiatsu, pumps in "good healing" reiatsu, than releases "bad ouchie" reiatsu in a "very bad ouchie" reiatsu burst.
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>>100302753
How do you take a joke? It's kidou, it explains itself, but at this point you're no longer trying to contradict the premise of "no Zanpakuto having two unrelated abilities".
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>>100302674
No argument eh?
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>>100302869
>It's kidou, it explains itself

Ceros aren't kido.

The point is, it's magic, it doesn't need to "make sense".

>you're no longer trying to contradict the premise of "no Zanpakuto having two unrelated abilities".

Nothing to do with me, you want some other anon.
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"Hello, hello! I am the official Name Rater! Want me to rate the nicknames of your Zanpakto? Zabimaru, is it? That is a decent nickname! But, would you like me to give it a nicer name? How about it? Fine! What should we name it?"

>Bankai_
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>>100302849
The part that doesn't make sense to me was the way in which it achieves "Bankai", considering it contradicts mostly all other information regarding Bankai.
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>>100302888
Dude. Filler - usually - have subpar funding, can't make ANY kind of real character development and if you want some real battle with injuries, deaths and so it'll be filler-only characters with whom you are not emotionally tied.

That said, first half of Zanpaktou Rebellion was good and animation of key parts in Invading Army was godly.
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>>100302953
Eatmydickyoufuckingfaggot
That would be a great name for a bankai
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>>100302985
wait has something been said about Hanataro's Bankai?
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Bleach is shit

Is Kubo going to explain why every character couldn't have gotten these random powerups?
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>>100302953
>"But, would you like me to give it a nicer name? How about it? Fine! What should we name it?"
>"Chesty LaRue."
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>>100303007
All the Bleach filler arcs are still shit, though.

Except Bount, that was pretty good.
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>>100302985
But he doesn't have bankai, that's just a special ability like Ukitake's shikai ability to absorb and return attacks.
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>>100302951
Ceros aren't magic, and I really don't know what point you're trying to make. And if you're not following the argument please refrain from needless replies, thank you.
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>>100302985
You lost me. What bankai?

>>100302953
Butts.
No, wait.
Dicks!
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>>100303057
>Except Bount, that was pretty good.
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>>100303057
Bount arc is the definition of filler going not just wrong, but terrible.
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>>100303022
>>100303069
No, actually the omake specifically calls the "second release" in which his sword becomes a scalpel his Bankai, unless it was retconned in the anime?
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>>100303083
>Ceros aren't magic

Yeah, they're real science.
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>>100302774

He's disappeared from screen for over 6 years bro. It's like you're saying tou believe Sabo might still be alive somewhere.
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>>100303043
>>100303021
10-character limit.
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>>100303094
I'd call my Bankai "Schmankai".
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>>100299363

Man, human bodies are fucking weird.
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>>100303083
>Cero's aren't magic
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>>100303167
>implying magic isn't science
>implying you're even on-topic at this point
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>>100301706
we fucking flat out saw that over-killing hollows by quincy caused distortion in the space-time continuum which shinigami killing does not.

Also we flat out saw that shinigami send hollows to hell sometime
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>>100303178
How long was it between when Isshin beat Grand fisher and when he reappeared during the Aizen fight? And then it was even longer before they explained anything about him.
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>niggerstream
>"FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK"

how edgy
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I've been searching for a long time (And I have to wait for a bleach thread to come up before asking this), but does anybody know where I could read the translated Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You novels?
I can't seem to find them anywhere and really wanna read it and know about this Kenpachi shit.

Captcha: you nobersu
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>>100295285
>>100295285

I think this is reasonable progress.

It may be an asspull but:

1. Renji is noob, barely 3 years into bankai
2. We know that young fucks are 'incomplete' with no real guidance beyond the spirirt
3. The issue is that he's presumably had Shikai for 30~ years I guess, he should have had a talk with the baboon snake, which really pulls it into asspull territory, he sucks because he's young and learning.

It fits rather convincingly, but this is Kubo, there are some things really well planned out and others that are wishy washy as fuck because lack of explanation and endless waves of lies for authority figures.
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>>100303233
You keep using that quote; I do not think it means what you think it means...
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>>100303253
>implying magic isn't science

Mayuri pls.
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>>100302953
"Hello, hello! I am Kurotsuchi Mayuri! Want me to rate the sex of your Zanpakuto? Male, is it? That is a decent sex! But, would you like me to give it a nicer sex? How about it? Fine! What sex should we give it?"
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>>100301741
they just legitimately thought they had crushed her spirits
but Ichigo brought it all back and so they hadn't changed her like they thought they could.
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>>100303193
>
12 now
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>>100303193
Does that mean I can't get "by the power of grayskull!" either?
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>>100303285
I don't think anyone ever accurately translated it in it's entirety; most I could ever find was paraphrased translations which explain the plot of the novels at their most bare-boned explanations.
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>>100303264
>GF reappearing during Aizen's fight
U WOT M8O
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>>100303302
at this point I'm not sure if it's Mayuri or Renji who's the sicker one here
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>>100303193
Same for release command?
If so, I choose "Erect, Dicks!"
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>>100303395
0/10
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>>100303395
He obviously meant Isshin.
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>>100303395
sorry my retardedness
you were referring to Isshin...
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>>100303301
I'm 99% sure that Mayuri has a scientific explanation for nearly every kido/ zanpakuto ability in Bleach. I'll wait for the guidebook.
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So, why the fuck Kubo forgot Tessai.
He is goddamn broken, he would fuck all quincies up.
He can fucking teleport and use Za Warudo, they could simply appear and fuck Bach up all together
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>>100303450
Does he have an explanation for why Tatsuki has never been relevant? Because that's the one I really want.
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>>100303480
Why is it that every time a character doesn't appear people think the author forgot them?
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>>100303395
>mate-o

what
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>>100303295
his shikai was normal and unchanged though
it was only his bankai that wasn't the right name.
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>>100303264

Isshin is a key character and also a good guy. He ain't got reason to die. Also he wasn't chopped in half like Grimmjow did.

Grimmjow's death was as clear as the other espadas, since he never appeared again or even mentioned by someone. I even remember Yammy saying to Ichigo that no.s 4,5,6 were dead and Ichigo feeling bad or something.

If Kubo is bringing him back that's fine, but seriously man all pointed towards him dying.
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>>100303518
kubo tricked you into thinking at beginning of series that this was yu yu hakushou with less pompadours

tatsuki was either never meant to be relevant, or was dropped
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>>100303480
He didn't forget Tessai

Being the strongest known Kido user is useful but far from broken, especially when any SR with Skalveri would devour his Kido.

I'm sure he'll have is time.
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>>100303595
>Grimmjow's death was as clear as the other espadas, since he never appeared again or even mentioned by someone.
He appeared in Urahara's tent and talked to Ichigo over the spirit-phone.
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>>100302652
>Return alive
Well, Harribel returned alive since she returned from earth.

Meanwhile Grimmjow never left Mexico. Anyway Grimmjow got hit once, then Ichigo covered him while he cursed, fell to the ground, and more or less disappeared from the story.
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>>100303295
>Renji has shikai
>Everythings normal
>Learns how to materialize his zanpakuto spirit, it has two personalities
>Does the normal thing to try and get bankai
>Time running out to save rukia, desperate
>Snake tells him its name, baboon is a dick and doesn't.
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>>100295512
I don't even read Bleach anymore and I find this image hilarious

Has Sado done anything of note yet?
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>>100303518
Not being strong enough to take on a Shinigami Captain =! not being relevant. She made an appearance before the War part 2 started, and will likely reappear at it's conclusion.

In other words, stop being a baby.
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>>100303680
He never did.
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>>100303680
>Has Sado done anything of note yet?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

>>100303660
More importantly, Kubo said he'll appear. There.
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>>100303680
Sabo was eaten by ghosts when he was a Mexican
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>>100303595
Go back and reread the end of Grimmjow vs Ichigo so I dont have to go digging for chapters to prove you wrong. Grimmjow was still alive, Nnoitra said "So you're still alive eh?" then tried to finish him and was stopped by Ichigo. At no point was Grimmjow finished off after that, and thus the logical thing is to assume hes still alive.
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>>100303621

Yeah that person does seem like Grimmjow. But like I said, him returning was never foreshadowed. Did they ever even explain how he healed? To me it looks more like a twisted Sabo case.
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>>100303680
He was a major plot factor during Xcution arc, where he alone was unconvinced by Ichigo's supposed ambivalence to no longer being a Shinigami, also they explained his powers.

Alternatively, see >>100303687
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>>100303726
>Sabo was eaten by ghosts when he was a Mexican

What?
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>>100303671

The real issue is that this is 'allowable' because us the viewer has never seen them have the full conversations, yet alone complete personalities to speculate on these issues.

I'm just one of those people that like to see these kinds of twists coming, rather than leaving things in blank holes that 'anything' could come out and it fit.
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>>100303798
>him returning was never foreshadowed
>Tite Kubo: Grimmjow might become a friend.
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What's going to be the excuse for why Renji, Rukia, and Byakuya(you already know he's coming back, fucking shojoshits) being bestowed such great abilities?

>You spend so much time with Itsugo that he has enchanted your soul with the power of friendship.
or
>The Soul King chose you!

Because if Kubo doesn't give an excuse, then why didn't literally anyone go and get mad powerups?
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>>100303610
>>100303610
They couldnt do shit in stopped time to, he could simply go Dio on theri asses
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>>100303798
His injuries were not bad enough for him to die.
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>>100304002
Because not everyone could actually do it.
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>>100301986
mother of fucks...
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>>100304002
It was not about them, it was about taking Ichigo. He wouldn't leave them, as he felt responsible for arriving too late to help.
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>>100303727

It's a weird thing with Kubo. The espada that didn't disappear after dying were moot cases. I mean, look at Yammy Starrk and Noitora. They were pretty much left in the same state as Grimmjow, fatally injured and helpless. It's hard to say who died and who didn't.
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>>100304002
Its a combination of things. They needed to heal and Renji/Ichigo needed to get new swords. Plus they are Ichigo's friends, and the SS needed stronger fighters against the quincy.
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>>100304093
>It's hard to say who died and who didn't.
No, it's not. Kubo confirmed status of every Espada either in manga, Netsle to Night or in an interview.
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>>100304062
So the second excuse?
>>100304085
Or the first one?
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>>100301920
i reckon his power is to cause illness. his theme seems to be transference. he absorbs attacks and sends them back with attitude. what Starrk said struck me - 'there must be a limit to the amount you can absorb' - what if thats what happened to cause his illness in the first place? its pretty Kubo...
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>>100304093
All of them were already confirmed dead by Kubo. Yammy had that little moment with the dog, Starrk had the coyote thing, Nnoitra wanted to be finished off to save his pride.
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>>100303901

That's just an arbitrary statement by the author if there's no actual proof in the manga. You can't just go around retconning stuff in interviews.
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>Rukia just now getting bankai
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>>100304185
Why did Ukitake get paired with water/lightning? Did he ever even use them?
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>>100304050
Unfortunately, he isn't Dio.
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>>100304267
He didn't. That's just his release commands.
>mfw his zanpakuto name translates to "Truth of Pisces"
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>>100303687
>Not being strong enough to take on a Shinigami Captain =! not being relevant.

No, not being a regularly appearing character despite easily having the potential to be is not being relevant.

>In other words, stop being a baby.

Go fuck yourself. Why does it upset you that some people want to see more of certain characters?
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>>100304267
>All water become my shield.
>All lightning become my blade.
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>>100304185
That's what I've been thinking too. That during his days in Academy he took in illness that would kill that person. He was stronger.

>>100304219
>You can't just go around retconning stuff in interviews.
>retconning
It's not a retcon if facts are not altered or contradicted.

And yes, you can if you're the AUTHOR.
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>>100304219
>never shown to have died
>last thing anyone said to him was "so you're still alive?"
>no reason whatsoever to think he was dead
>author says he might return
>"HURR RETCON"
You're retarded.
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>>100304267
He had water/lightning in one of the video games, I think? It was speculation on the developers part since his abilities hadn't been specified, they gave Shunsui air and flowers but neither are exactly canon. Both are probably references to their "release command poems".
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>>100304002
I think the real question is:
Renji was established last arc to be badass from having trained to 'be able to beat Aizen' and oneshotted that Fullbring chick (which honestly wasn't anything special but eeeh). Except Renji being Renji, I wondered the whole time how did he get lethal wounds from a dropkick from Superstar guy. Now that guy seems all kind of broken now, but Renji was supposedly pretty strong at that point already.
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>>100304185
Makes sense to me.

In other words, he's Shoe.
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>>100304423
>What is jobbing?
>What is the shonen troupe "I'll unlock your true potential"?
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>>100304423
>Renji was established last arc to be badass from having trained to 'be able to beat Aizen' and oneshotted that Fullbring chick (which honestly wasn't anything special but eeeh).
I wouldn't exactly say that, it wasn't impressive at all and literally no one was surprised by him getting gibbed by a quincy.
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>>100302414
how could someone seriously pull that shit and then write "read my next manga lol" on the same page?
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The biggest (and I think one of the few) retcon in Bleach is regarding broken bankais, specially Renji's.

Supposedly a broken bankai can't be regenerated, and Renji's excuse for weakness (beside not complete name) was that several of the vertebrae of the bankai got broken and kept broken to the current day.

The thing is, not only some of the vertebrae were broken, but even the skull, and that one has been shown complete countless times after that.
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>>100304332
But Chad is regularly appearing, just not currently as the focus has been shifted to the Shinigami. Besides, if he couldn't do anything about Quilge he likely won't be of much help right now.

Secondly, its just a matter of retardation on the part of fans who cling to niche characters and then complain when they don't appear, despite being irrelevant to the current story. For what purpose would Tatsuki appear in the middle of a fight between Renji and a sternritter? These same complaints have been going on since Hueco Mundo and even when they do appear (ex. Fullbringer arc) people just find a new character to complain about. It's nonsense and no one wants to hear about it.
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You know, with all this talk about Grimmjow, raging even after 5+ years.. I think part of bleach's downfall is that people (especially teens) get confused with Kubo's writing. They miss the (admittedly hard to spot) hints/foreshadowings, then they can't make sense out of plot twists, the reading comprehension gap widens, and eventually they give up.

Bleach really isn't a manga for lvl.1 readers.
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>>100304628
Tell that to my face not online and see if I give a fuck
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>>100304657
I don't care about Chad.

>people keep doing it
>no one wants to hear about it.

If no one wanted to hear it, then nobody would be complaining about it would they?

Hey guess what - not everybody has the same opinions as you. Get over it.
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>Orihime can reverse any damage done to a body
>Tessai can stop time
>Shunsui bankai can apparently rape large areas

Why aren't we seeing these guys again?
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>>100296583

I think there's some magical bullshit about them being able to communicate since Ichigo was born. That is how I interpreted it anyway. There own internal struggle over who gets to be the power source withholding, they had time to 'talk'.
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>>100304002
There was an high risk of dying in the process actually.
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>>100304681
Fuck you Tittie
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>>100304628
Yeah, that was pretty bullshit.
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>>100304587
The editors write that part. They always do that.
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>>100304351


think about it. lightning can travel within water and kill someone...almost like a disease.
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>>100304681
>>100304769
>tfw I've heard people pronounce Tite as Tee-teh as if it was a Japanese word
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Thank you for a third chapter with mr. Wrestler, there is not anything better going on. We could go on for 2-3 more chapters of this power-up bullshit.

You don't fool me Kubo, you wanted to retcon Renji's bankai. He revealed it now anyway, he is in for jobbing against a new opponent.
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>>100304871
isnt it?
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>>100304869
Shovel can travel through air and kill someone.
Not the best example, dude.
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>>100304876
Well, since Renji showed he's very powerful, if a next opponent defeats him effortlessly it will mean that opponent is fearsome indeed, fit only for a main character to beat.
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>>100304744
People only wanting to hear themselves complain is different then wanting to hear other people complain. From either angle it's pointless, Kubo isn't listening and your complaints are never going to reach him. Wouldn't we all prefer meaningful discussion as opposed to "why isn't my favorite character in this chapter?"
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>>100304869
That makes no sense.
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>>100304937
>Kubo isn't listening and your complaints are never going to reach him.

In other words don't complain about anything in Bleach, ever?

Stupid.

>Wouldn't we all prefer meaningful discussion

Yeah sure, but instead we get Bleach threads.
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>>100304919
It isn't. It's a nickname inteded to be rendered in English as Tite. He writes it in Jpanese as "Taito".

It's "Tite" as in "Tight".
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>>100304939

So who is it going to be?

A) As Nodt
B) Haschwald
C) Ishida
D) Big Bach
E) Other?
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>>100304659
Thats why its basically impossible to convince haters or even people who read it for how shitty it is/the asspulls.
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>>100305089
My bet's on Ishida, as Ishida was the one who originally jobbed for Renji's introduction.
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>>100305089
I hope Bach himself shows up just to personally kill Renji and then falls back into the shadows.
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>>100305004
It's one thing to complain about plot details, its another to complain about why Edward is getting more panel time than Jacob. You clearly have no interest in discussing the new chapter, I think Bleachasylum is better suited to your tastes.
>>100304750
And it continues...
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>>100305073
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPfxMIhEUrQ&feature=youtu.be&t=10s
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>>100305178
I hope Bach himself shows up just to personally rape Rukia, at least in a doujin
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>>100304941
>>100304919


what im trying to say is that electricity can travel through water as a disease does blood.
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>>100305089
As Nodt is the only logical choice, since Rukia and Renji both have some beef with him and they're together with super power-ups now.
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>>100305089
>Ishida defeating Renji

Would be fucking glorious.
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>>100305179
>You clearly have no interest in discussing the new chapter

Oh indeed, I mean it's not like I've been making other posts in this thread or anything. No, it would be impossible for somebody to discuss more than one thing at a time.

>I think Bleachasylum is better suited to your tastes.

Sorry, not familiar with it. Please enlighten me as to how you found it when you were there?
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>>100305225
>have you seen my "spirit weapon"?
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>>100305164
Fucking pissed we didn't get to see that fight?
How did Renji beat Ishida without even going Shikai, even if he did go Shikai realistically Ishida would trash him even with his hold bow, because it's a fucking bow, Hyorinkakyu is just as good if not better than Shunpo and I'm sure Ishida could've used Heavenly wind puppet back then.

Just, how did Renji defeat him, without Shikai, without a scratch on his body? Bullshit.
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>>100295398
From how I understood it happy beard guy just told Renji in this chapter "You've been training crazy hard and improved a lot but your zanpaktou is kind of an ass so I'm just gonna tell you its real name."
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>>100305265
>dat rematch from 500 chapters ago
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When the fuck did Renji defeat Uryu?
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Thread's almost dead.
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>>100305164
That would be some nice symmetry.
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>>100305225
Still the best Bleach doujin.
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>>100305334
Ishida had never fought another person before, just hollow hunting. You need dat fight experience to make it in the ring.
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>>100305377
When he and Byakuya first appeared to get Rukia.
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>>100305400
Still fucked off that It happened offscreen with Renji completely unscathed.
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>>100305334
Because Ishida was insanely weak then and not even close to a match for Renji? He had to put some serious training in before the SS arc and needed the glove to reach captain level.
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>>100305433
What? I only recall Renji and Ichigo fighting, then Byakuya ending it. I don't remember Uryu even being present.
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>>100305280
"Why isn't character x in this chapter" isn't a discussion, it's self evident and not worth discussing. I'm really just waiting for you to say "I was only pretending to be retarded" when you are,in fact, merely retarded. Now, do you mind moving along?
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>>100305476
>"Why isn't character x in this chapter" isn't a discussion

I see my previous post was too complicated for you to understand.
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>>100305473
Uryu showed up before Ichigo did with some excuse about going to a stitching store in the middle of the night. Then he was rekt before Ichigo even got there.
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>>100305473
I guess it's time for you to reread it anon!
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>>100305599
All this time I forgot...

The Vandenreich's ace in the hole...

jobbed to fucking RENJI!
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>>100305557
Can't help that it was covered in slimy brown shitpost. You should see a doctor.
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>>100305473
Rukia runs away.
Byakuya and Renji proceed to capture her.
Ishida appears.
'What're you doing here?!'
'Oh I was just picking up some sewing equipment.'
'In the middle of the night?!'
Renji interveins questioning Ishida's appearence.
The two introduce each themselves before a fight begins.
Then we cut back to Ichigo who finds Kon and realizes Rukia has fucked off before Urahara aproaches offering to help.
Cut back to Renji and Ishida, and Ishida Is KOed on the floor laying in a puddle of his own blood while Renji is unscathed.

Ringing any bells?
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>>100305678
Renji at 20% of his power no less.
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>>100297647
Having two of something apparently always doubles your power in Bleach
>dual wielding swords
>Soukotsu = dual bone, what Yama used to kill Wonderweiss
>Kenpachi controlling his sword with two hands makes him unstoppable



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