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Bleach 581 – Grand Skyfall

Ichigo has been flying towards Sereitei for the past few chapters, but it seems almost anti-climatic to have him show up now, as Kenpachi is on the verge of defeat. He rockets into the ground heroically, then shunpo’s at least a couple thousand meters behind the four Sternritter before they can even react. As far as bad-ass entrances go, this one is as flashy as any. Never in a thousand years would I have imagined Ichigo coming to the rescue of Kenpachi – a fact that Ichigo himself seems amused by. After months of hype, the main character finally shows up, and I fully expect him to casually make short work of the girls. Especially given that there are four of them, it isn’t likely that they will get a good chance to show off their powers, at least not to the extent some of the previous Sternritter did. This will be Ichigo’s first fight in this battle, and he’s going to need cannon fodder to display his new skills. Even if they are able to make some fancy plays at the beginning with zombie powers or big gulps, I can already see Ichigo emerging unscathed, then shredding them nonchalantly with a few swings of his sword and a couple witty one-liners.

Other than his grand entrance though this chapter was relatively short on material. A couple other characters do make an appearance, including Shinji, who’s been patched up by Momo after his previous defeat. He attempts to go to the aid of Kenpachi but is intercepted by Bazz-B. Rukia also wants to fly to Kenpachi, though now that Ichigo is there they probably won’t. All in all though, only the last two pages in this chapter are of any significance (unsurprisingly). I feel like the epic reveal of his abilities will take at least few chapters as per Kubo’s customs, so it might be worth waiting a several weeks before reading everything.

May 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm
  • May 21, 2014 at 8:54 pmTom

    Pretty exciting. Can’t wait til next week

  • May 21, 2014 at 8:57 pmKarmafan

    Ichigo was raised to not hit girls. Will be interesting to see how brutal he will be in fighting them.

    • May 21, 2014 at 9:25 pmMainman

      Ichigo might just sit this one out and let Chris Brown handle it or he might just simply put them over his lap and use his pimp hand.

    • May 22, 2014 at 2:22 pmJordan

      No. No he wasn’t. He had no issue with knocking Isane the fuck out. His first Karate opponent and long time sparrer was Tatsuki. And these are opponents that have killed hundreds already and are actively trying to kill him and his comrades, so it isn’t as though “Don’t hit random girls in the street” logic applies.

  • May 21, 2014 at 9:14 pmBelias

    So… Is that it for THE Kenpachi…?

    Wow. How lame.

    • May 22, 2014 at 2:29 amPtolemaios00

      In this arc, Kenpachi is the damsel in distress…

  • May 21, 2014 at 10:02 pmreal_emotions

    Never…in a million years…did I think there would come a time that I would be uttering these words to you…

    I love you.

  • May 21, 2014 at 10:36 pmPsithief

    You have no qualms about attacking women with your bladed weapons, right Ichigo?

    Just because you’ve never had to doesn’t mean you can’t, right?

    No? Uh oh.

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • May 21, 2014 at 11:03 pmFeik

    Anyone else getting a Goku just arrived on Namek vibe from that scene.

    • May 22, 2014 at 12:01 pmRyudo

      Saiyan Saga. He just got off Snake Way. :)

  • May 21, 2014 at 11:56 pmP Ko

    Oh joy… of all the interesting and possible people it could have been… it was Ichigo after all.

    Thanks Kubo.

  • May 22, 2014 at 2:12 amNeunmann

    A whole chapter for what we already knew from the last picture of the previous chapter…

  • May 22, 2014 at 4:17 amDude

    So killing Kenpachi would permanently damage Soul Society’s war power?

    Then Soul Society is FUCKED at this point then! Even after that supposed upgrade Kenpachi still got taken down, Soul Society is shit.

  • May 22, 2014 at 5:19 amChimp

    Short Summary: Kenpachi was going to get some action with those chicks but Ichigo had to steal them away…What a cockblock…

  • May 22, 2014 at 5:42 amCTT

    Yeah, I groaned when it turned out to be Ichigo even though I was literally begging for it to be anyone else. And then I yelled a little.

  • May 22, 2014 at 6:33 amanon234

    “Other than his grand entrance though this chapter was relatively short on material”

    You’ve pretty much described every chapter of Bleach.

  • May 22, 2014 at 7:34 amdrifters

    Ichigo: I won’t raise my hand against a woman.
    Quincy: What if we told you that we were the ones who convinced Orihime Inoue to go to Hueco Mundo and not Ulquiorra?

  • May 22, 2014 at 7:52 amzasxkok9

    Oh man, not him again! I am tired of seeing Ichigo to be honest.

    Kubo could’ve put in other interesting characters instead of this guy. He could’ve put in Byakuya, or Yachiru, or even Gin who had disappeared for a long time.

    • May 22, 2014 at 11:25 amCorey Lucas

      I do you one better……GRIMMJOW!

    • May 23, 2014 at 9:18 amforgotten charaters

      explosive entry in the airspace over soul society?

  • May 22, 2014 at 8:51 amspikerman87

    So the next chapter will be Ichigo talking to Kempachi, and then the last page will be him acknowledging the girls’ presence, and the chapter after that he will reveal his new swords on the last page, and the chapter after that nothing will happen, and the next chapter-

    Screw you Kubo.

    • May 22, 2014 at 11:23 amCorey Lucas


      • May 22, 2014 at 11:29 amspikerman87

        No this is inception Padding. The Padding has padding.

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:34 amCorey Lucas

    Yaaaaaawwwnnn. Ichigo, your time for being badass was over a long time ago. It ENDED at the Soul Society saga and there ain’t NO WAY you are getting that mojo back. Seriously how many would be interested in seeing a spinoff of Hisagi as the protagonist? He looks like Ichigo only made of PURE AWESOME SAUCE! I hate Ichigo so damn much now. Lol and I knew Kenpachi will be Soul Society’s trump card. Hilarious that no one is trying to protect him so that he could fight bigger threats. They just like let him do his own shit as he pleases. Sigh. I miss Grimmjow BADLY!

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:43 amGinobi47

    Hahahaha! Bleach is probably the only manga I know of where the stereotypical protagonist (kind, honorable, etc) is hated by the fandom. How awesome is that!

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:44 amYoungGun

    Why can’t Ichigo just cut some of those girls down as he falls? That would have been more of an entrance with more shock and awe, to emphasise how much stronger he is at the moment. Unfortunately there will be a bunch of lame and pointless conversation to drag out this fight before Ichigo finish them off. I prefer Kenpachi style, cut first ask questions later.

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:47 amYoungGun

    Also, does any one feel that the Quincys have some ridiculous ability that is absurd rather than cool? Like the guy who fought with Kenpachi. This is the kind of writing that gets the anime canceled, next to the ridiculous pacing.

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:26 pmTrapMaster

    Omg that league reference :P made my day :)

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:57 pmLithonite

    I have to say.. that this being Zaraki’s limit is more than disappointing. He has been hyped as being OP, just waiting to be uneleashed… kinda like the old man, and Ywah Bach… now All of a sudden he get derped by some lowly no-names.

    Kubo is losing it.. he needs to stop stretching and finish the series with a bang.. Sadly, if things go down like Kenpachi just did it will end with a wimper.

    Synopsis: Ichigo coming to save Zaraki = weak sauce.

    Rant(continued): Ichigo should have been reserved for another higher ranked character. Even if it was someone lower on the totem pole like Bazz-B.. @least he has earn his right to fight one of the big guys yet… again derped.

    • May 22, 2014 at 7:19 pmBROOKLYN otaku

      Couldnt agree more…all that hype…those trials he went through,, getting dubbed the New kenpachi and all that crap, finaly getting his weapons form, and he still has eyepatch and bankai……….Unohana is rolling in her f$%king grave!!!…..next episode better have him hopping up like ”yeah right dude, i was just playing with them”’….kenpachi was one of the only reasons i keep reading this rag of a manga, but after that corny fight with fruity imagination boy and him getting bodied by these generic pseudo arrancar hoes…..i just dont know……..ichigo always was a yawn anyway

      • May 23, 2014 at 11:22 pmReverseTales

        What if Kenpachi actually did get up, and was like:

        “Hahaha, I was just trolling!”

  • May 24, 2014 at 11:27 amKeranu

    I never thought I’d see the day where I preferred pre-shikai kenpachi to post-shikai…
    We used to talk in highschool about if kenpachi ever reached shikai the world would end…now look where we’re at…pathetic.

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