Bleach Manga 348 spoiler 100% True Confirmed! (Updated 3/4/09) discussion + Bleach 347 Breakdown and discussion
Bleach Manga 348 <Spoiler><Pics><Raw><Translation>
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-Breakdown of Bleach Manga 347 is below-
It was all action and very little discussion once again in the new issue of Bleach but there were a few gems to discuss among the rocks so lets get into it. Last issue Ichigo was about to catch the business end of Ulquiorra’s Black Cero and Ichigo was being engulfed.
Ichigo wasn’t able to defened against it enough to keep his hollow mask from shattering and was taken down a few notches by Ulquiorra who seems supremely confident, which I don’t blame him considering the form he takes later in the issue. Ichigo is in real trouble and its not just of losing anymore, he’s going to die at this rate.
So this is where it gets interesting. Orihime asks Ishida to bring her up to the fight and Ishida agrees… She’s obviously going to get involved but how? Is she going to plea with Ulquiorra for Ichigo’s life? She’s got some kind of a connection with him going on so who knows how he would react to this. It would bail out the manga as far as figuring out a way for Ichigo to lose to someone who intends to kill him but still survive to fight another day…
Alot of people have compared this arc to the Rukia/Soul Society arc but I think this is where its going to differ in a major way… what do you think?
Ulquiorra has utterly dominated this fight with zero points going for Ichigo… If this were Mortal Kombat the “Finish Him” would have just boomed and if this were Street Fighter you would expect to hear “KO. Perfect”. I said it last week that Ulquiorra was one of my favorite characters in the entire Bleach manga, not just Espada, how do you feel about him?
He asks a legitimate question… I don’t think he will, Orihime will have to use her feminine wiles in order to save his ass at this point. I have noticed that Ulquiorra keeps referring to the fact that a “human” could never achieve a respectable level of power comparable to his. Is this foreshadowing Ichigo’s death and arrival as a real Shinigami/Hollow/Vaizard?
Ulquiorra takes on his final form which appears to be a little batty at best. He’s moved past Batman into 80’s glam rock territory and I don’t even know why? He was destroying Ichigo and winning the fight hands down. I guess he’s going for the shock and aw technique because it really wasn’t necassary. Perhaps Orihime will see him in this form and get freaked out like Boo in Monsters Inc. ^_^ then Ulquiorra will feel bad and go home… Ha! I seriously doubt that but who knows… either way I think next issue will move the story along a little more than this one did so we at least have that to look forward to. Let me know what you think in the comments section and we’ll discuss the spoiler as it’s release Tuesday/Wednesday.