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Bleach 582 – Star of the Show

Ichigo’s fight kicks off without any surprises, and he is able to outmaneuver and block all of the Sternritter’s attacks without even drawing his weapons. Catnipp loses her temper quickly and draws a miniature bow that fires off several arrows of lightning at Ichigo, to no effect. She actually has quite an unusual weapon for a quincy, but as it turns out all four of the girls have heart-shaped bows stored in heart-shaped cases on their waists and butts. With allusions to a Cupid theme, I wonder if they will survive the battle and be added to Ichigo’s harem. Eventually Ichigo does reveal his double zanpakutou and fancy armor and the real fight starts. He’s at the top of his game mentally right now and is definitely really overpowered; he does his usual bad-ass entrance routine with the flashy moves, heroic poses and confident grin. Although he didn’t one-shot all of them with his bare hands, the Sternritter clearly still respect his strength a lot and realize that this won’t be an easy fight. They all remain fairly composed (besides Candice who got hair and clothes roughed up), and refer to him as number one among the “Special War Powers”, a list which includes Aizen, Kenpachi and two other unknowns.

The Sternritter have done their research in the years leading up to this war, and Yhwach seems quite prepared for Ichigo’s arrival. He prepares to make his move with Haschwalth and Uryuu as they stand on the top of a massive white tower. Whatever the next stage of his plans are though, there may be a small twist as we see Askin Nakk Le Vaar, Sternritter “D”, contemplating a big decision at the end of the chapter. He’s been a pretty laid back dude so far (a bit like Starrk) and has only been observing the other battles. Earlier Askin stopped a fight within their own ranks, and he also paid a visit to the 12th division but didn’t initiate any aggression. Now that he will finally make a move, it’s implied that he may be planning something against Yhwach. However if he is planning to betray Yhwach, I’m not sure what he can do that will be more significant than what Gin managed to do against Aizen — which was not very much in the grand scheme of things.

May 29, 2014 at 3:02 am
  • May 29, 2014 at 3:15 amShanHaxx

    Kubo does not know how to moderate the extremes in his fight. He either makes a battle end instantly, or drags it on for the next 10+ chapters. But anyway, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited for this fight.

    • May 29, 2014 at 5:33 amPsithief

      Don’t forget, if there are Visored then sometimes multiple fights are lost in a single chapter. :(

      This is despite them being immune to the Sternritters’ Bankai stealing abilities.

      Poor red-shirtsVisored.

      • May 29, 2014 at 5:49 amVasto Lorde

        I’m looking forward to some Vasto Lorde appearing and kicking quincies ass.

      • May 29, 2014 at 6:06 amBelias

        Harribel, presumably the strongest Vasto Lorde alive, was defeated offscreen in the beggining of the Quincy’ arc.

      • May 29, 2014 at 10:55 amdeVaras

        @Vastro Lorde: Sorry that plot thread was dropped like 4 years ago.

    • May 29, 2014 at 8:37 pmPtolemaios00

      He’s also really bad at fight choreography that are not super big flashy moves. All we get are some super vague close-ups of clothing then the 3 girls suddenly fly crashing away from Ichigo.

      • May 31, 2014 at 1:33 pmKarma

        “He’s also really bad at fight choreography.” He’s style has changed. Kubo is splendid at fight choreography. Think of Grimmjow vs Ichigo, for example, or Byakuya vs Ichigo, or even Ulquiorra vs Grimmjow.

        He’s good especially when compared to Kishimoto, for example. Kishimoto is not only bad at fight choreography, but he also has no sense of anatomy.

  • May 29, 2014 at 3:23 amYoungGun

    Seems like this fight is gonna drag on… I still feel these Sternritters are small fries compared to powered up Ichigo.

    • May 29, 2014 at 11:35 amL002

      Don’t forget, none of them are using their wings. And there is still the question of Bambi-chan, who may be a zombie now, so we can imagine Ichigo may use Bankai, or his mask, sooner than expected.

      I am more curious about “Zangetsu,” they were originally “one power” so who is to say that Ichigo’s new bankai overall apperance will resemble his one “Zangetsu.”

      Finally is Ishida. We know that he wants to get revenge for his mother. We can imagine that Ichigo and Ishida will team up, along with their fathers who want revenge for what occured to their wives, as they take down the enemy.

  • May 29, 2014 at 3:37 amMisk

    A quincy used a bow and an arrow… What a shocker!

    • May 29, 2014 at 4:53 amPsithief

      I am a little confused why she got her bow out. Do her arrows do extra lightning damage now? How is that better than just calling down lightning?

      Nah. It’s probably some sort of combo attack.

      • May 29, 2014 at 5:18 amJ

        +5 to cute and cool.

  • May 29, 2014 at 4:43 amVandenreich P – The Plot

    She actually has quite an unusual weapon for a quincy, but as it turns out all four of the girls have heart-shaped bows stored in heart-shaped cases on their waists and butts.

    Don’t forget about the jiggling booties! They are loads deadly, and we know that Ichigo is incredibly weak to fanservice.

  • May 29, 2014 at 5:02 amPsithief

    Askin Nakk Le Vaar is wondering if he has to go to the toilet at the end of the chapter. He knows there won’t be any more breaks once Yhwach starts doing whatever it is he’s doing.

  • May 29, 2014 at 6:45 amdrifters

    I will get pissed if Ichigo has difficulty.

  • May 29, 2014 at 8:35 amAnanas

    Literally nothing happens : the chapter.

    • May 29, 2014 at 10:56 amdeVaras

      “Literally nothing happens : the manga.”

      • May 29, 2014 at 5:50 pmPsithief

        Literally nothing happens : the comment thread. ;)

        Show Spoiler ▼

    • May 29, 2014 at 5:59 pmShanHaxx

      Epic Badass Swordfights + Shocking Revelations + Some Pacing Issues = Nothing happens??? I’m sure you can do better than that.

      • May 30, 2014 at 2:02 amWell

        Don’t quite see any swordfights though…

  • May 29, 2014 at 8:41 amNarutoKyuubi69

    now you feel like no. 1

  • May 29, 2014 at 9:05 amChimp

    Finally, the Quincy use their bow and arrows. Not much else. New outfit maybe?

  • May 29, 2014 at 10:09 amlucjan

    Is it me or is that Aizen at the end of the chapter?

    • May 29, 2014 at 10:29 amGermanguy

      i had the same idea. Looks like he is it

    • May 29, 2014 at 1:04 pmshinigami

    • May 29, 2014 at 7:35 pmKeranu

      man, you and so many others must be blind to think that aizen would just pop up without any grand entrance. I know Askin hasn’t showed himself much, but come on >_>

      • May 30, 2014 at 11:16 amLinkark07

        That happened because of all them were affected by Aizen’s shikai.

      • May 31, 2014 at 1:09 amGermanguy

        ..and you guys, dont understand a running gag. even when it bites :)

  • May 29, 2014 at 1:14 pmDuzz

    For some reason I keep on hearing Cha La Head Cha La…

    • May 29, 2014 at 8:34 pmPtolemaios00

      Goku is here to save the day! It’ll just take 20-30 episodes.

      • May 30, 2014 at 8:45 pmDuzz

        Of course that just 20-30 episode of dick measuring contest, the true fight is in the 30-60 episode after that.

  • May 29, 2014 at 6:33 pmrandom viewer

    If Ichigo does fight Uryuu later on, I don’t think Ichigo will have much of a fight really.

  • May 29, 2014 at 7:37 pmKeranu

    Next time on dragonball Z! Goku prepares to take on the ginyu force as Frieza prepares to start his final plan to wish for immortality! Can the Z fighters stop him in time!? Oh wait…wrong anime :p

  • May 29, 2014 at 11:26 pmSome dude

    Its just me or this chapter was uber pointless ? it was like “ok im da main hero i will save ye all – *random girls talking* – back to ichigo *boom in face* – lol that didnt hurt meh *trollface* – end of chapter”

    • May 31, 2014 at 1:07 amGermanguy

      well, for me these girls are some kind of vice-captains of the quincy. And the real fights are with their captains. It is just a bit fan service, before the long and boring power up fights with the captains, will begin for real. lets not forget the Vollständig, they activate nearly a long fight, to drag this over some more time

  • May 31, 2014 at 1:53 pmLaughingMan

    You guys are still complaining about the pacing? Kubo’s pacing has ALWAYS sucked. Even since Soul Society the story has moved at a slow pace. Everyone knows that if you’re gonna read Bleach then you’re best off reading it in the graphic novel format. That’s why the graphic novels keep selling well in Japan despite Bleach’s low rankings in the weekly polls for Jump.

  • May 31, 2014 at 7:21 pmLK

    I hope Ichigo gives these 4 girls the most brutal slaughter ever seen in shounen manga. Wait, who am I kidding, it’s Bleash, snooze.