Bleach 442 – I Don’t Really Care
The characters’ opening lines pretty much sums up my thoughts, as this chapter went by in a flash and I really don’t know how it got to 20 pages. The main thing that happened was Jackie releasing her full-bring “Dirty Boots”, which somewhat reminded me of Yourichi. Both their powers affect their clothes it seems (and both of them have revealing clothes), and Jackie’s full-bring also seems to increase her speed mainly, as does Yoruichi’s. There wasn’t all that much action, but Jackie did bring up an interesting point about how Ichigo always chats with his opponents while fighting. I never really thought about it that way, but he does usually manage to trick his enemies into explaining their powers to him. Anyway, Ichigo is managing to hold his own for now and I’m guessing this is more about showing off their powers and won’t be all that significant towards development.
The remaining scenes just showed some talk about what has been revealed around. Inoue explains what happened to Chad, about how she felt like Tsukishima was a friend for a moment. While it could be that Tsukishima had messed with her mind/memories when he stabbed her, it could also be that she actually had met him previously and just forgot, but there isn’t any evidence for that yet. Inoue is aware that he used his powers to do something to her though. That would be good, but then Tsukishima states that he is “finished” with Inoue already, so whatever he did to her will probably continue to manifest itself. As for Sushigawara, he just seems like a weak idiot who’s likely to end up as comic relief. Move along.