Bleach 458 – Turn to the Dark Side
Now things are getting really interesting though as Ishida reveals that it was Ginjou who attacked him. The prediction Ginjou was up to no good turns out to be completely correct and it looks like he and Tsukishima were working together. I don’t think anyone is really that surprised though, as it’s not the most original twist. My guess is that the first time Tsukishima stabbed Ginjou caused him to turn against him and work with Ichigo, then the second time reverted him back to being Tsukishima’s ally. Of course their master plan doesn’t really add up at this point, but I’m sure the bad guys will explain their motives and methods soon. Ginjou mentions “taking Ichigo’s fullbring”, so perhaps they are trying to “farm” his abilities. Making the villain truly believe he is working with the good guys is quite brilliant though, and reminds me of Light’s scheming in Death Note. Kubo might throw in another twist too, but seeing Ginjou’s maniacal laughter confirms a lot already. Ichigo truly has been completely duped this time though, and both friend and ally have turned against him. With both Ichigo and Ishida down, it can’t be long before help shows up, the most likely candidates being Urahara, Isshin, and the mystery shinigami. It’s about time Soul Society, or even the vizards should get involved though, as I have a feeling that these full-bringers are big fish with big agendas. On the other hand, none of the protagonists are going to die of course, so I’m not particularly worried.