If you had asked me last week if I had wanted to see more on Barragan, I would have probably said “No” because I really just want the story to move forward. This chapter, however, actually proved to be pretty interesting because it filled in a story hole about how Aizen, Ichimaru, and Tousen took over Hueco Mundo, and they looked very cool in the process. It’s a shame we didn’t see Aizen having to fight Barragan directly or anything (and having to deal with the decay), but having Barragan’s last act be to throw his axe at Aizen was also a nice if ultimately futile touch. It’s also noteworthy that it was sort of explained how Barragan wasn’t immune against his own ability, which was something I found odd after last week’s chapter. Looking forward, the end of this chapter seems to suggest that the next battle will be Starrk vs. Rose & Love and not the Harribel fight. That seems a bit odd if Starrk is to be the most powerful, but maybe there’s something special planned for Harribel, or maybe her fight will actually come first.
Thanks to nereidaia and Maximum 7 for the cleaned page