Bleach 454 – It’s All Your Fault
It’s truly the dilemna of the insane — is it the world that is crazy, or just yourself? It’s interesting (or scary) seeing both sides trying to “fix” each other. While as the story is portrayed there is a clear bias for Tsukishima being the bad guy, who knows, maybe they really have forgotten their long lost friend Tsukishima. Ginjou and Ichigo both retreat for now though as they try to sort things out, and most of this chapter was just a recap of what we already knew. This “insertion of self into another’s past” ability is certainly an interesting turn of events, and it was also hinted several times earlier in the arc, but not much new information is given here, and the mystery shinigami with Urahara and Isshin is still… a complete mystery. What surprised me was that Yukio and the full-bringers supposedly actually attacked Ginjou, since the normal attitude would be confusion as to why the other party doesn’t remember. However, they may have turned hostile when he continued to treat Tsukishima like an enemy, and indeed Ginjou and Ichigo are taking a big risk with their friends and family by trying to kill Tsukishima without finding a way to reverse his “bookmark” first. It does seem that Ishida has not fallen under his ability, so either Tsukishima simply decided not to use it on him, or Quincy’s are somehow immune to it. Either way though, Ishida may end up playing a bigger part this time around. Ichigo on the other hand is completely different from his usual self — stupid or wise, he used to stop at nothing when it came to the safety of his friends and family. Ichigo is hotheaded person, but running away then blaming others for his troubles is also very uncharacteristic.