Bleach Manga 359 Spoilers Pics Are In+ Bleach Manga 358 Discussion & Breakdown
I was wrong. Apparently we get to see the new Toshiro tech right off the bat. Many, many thanks to Glitter Finger, I love you (call me).
It’s Ero Sennin (Bryan) back in the saddle for you weekly Bleach manga breakdown. Huge thanks to Elfarren for picking up my slack the last two weeks. But, I’m back….yeah, yeah, keep it to yourself, wiseass!
Well I still think this is a pretty interesting issue this week, but so far we seem to be on target with the Toshiro fight (though I’ve got to admit that when I saw him cut in two I thought for sure Tite was going make me look foolish). So far it’s tit for tat with Harribel, Toshiro freezes her water attacks, and she liquefies his.
Of course, little Mr. Popularity has got some more tricks up his sleeve. Harribel will surely have a couple of show stoppers of her own. The conversation between the two has become conceited & trite. I doubt that Toshiro will dominate from here on out, but I am confident that in the end victory will be his. I still think that the main fight for Toshiro is with Gin, so I won’t be surprised in his victory. But, it’s his modesty that is really choking me up.
Soifon is by far receiving the brunt of the abuse out of the characters in this issue, and yet she shows her willingness for further self sacrifice. This woman is hardcore! The last girl I heard of who was this damned hard, gave birth at her prom, and severed the umbilical cord with the serrated toilet-paper cutter, before having a dance or two (that’s hardcore I don’t care who you are). We don’t know anything about her Bankai, and I hope it isn’t one that relies on speed & close attacks, that’ll be a problem against Barragan. Unless, of course, one wants to delve into Einstein’s theories on speed and time; where she in Bankai mode can move so fast that she actually slows down time. Maybe her Bankai is a Delorean, and she just needs to go 88 mph.
Anyway, Omaeda is back to acting as his normal useless self, but has some words of concern about their ability to deal with this opponent. I know that his concerns lack any true wisdom, but it is still opening up some questions in my mind. What happens to an attack as it ages? Will a distant attack be able to hit him, or will it slow down so much that it won’t even be able to touch him? Barragan’s power is very interesting, and (the way I see it) makes for an interesting match-up with either Orihime, or Hachi (the big boned Vizard with the pink Jolly Roger for a hair cut).
Toshiro’s last attack seems to leave Harribel a bit frost bitten, and he gets ready to pull a colossal rabbit out of his hat. He doesn’t miss the opportunity to rub our face in it.
This battle is taking so long that segments of it make up their own arc, and we still haven’t seen the Vizards take the stage. Maybe the Vizards will show their faces…masks…power. Yammy’s about to go wild, and maybe, just maybe, we will finally get to see Orihime grow a pair…uh, back bone. So many others are in their own stage of battle, suffering, or have moved passed the burdens of afterlife. That it seem impossible to have the slightest clue as to how many more issues this battle is going to take. But, I can’t see something this epic continuing without serious & permanent losses to the Shinigami camp.
Poster & bubble contest comming soon.
Thanks for reading.