As the title of this post implies, I’m very disappointed in the fact that Starrk was the Primera Espada. I liked the look into his past and how loneliness was a big thing for him, but I thought for sure that he’d have at least one more card up his sleeve and wouldn’t die in such an unceremonious way. Maybe Kubo Tite finally got tired of doing this long, drawn out battle and decided to speed things up. That would certainly explain the ending of the chapter with Aizen taking down Harribel himself and indicating that he’s going to taking action with Ichimaru and Tousen – probably take care of the remaining Shinigami themselves. Actually, my initial reaction to all that was that it was an illusion created by Aizen to hide whatever he’s really up to, but who knows what’s really going to happen. If he really did kill Harribel though, it’d be another disappointing end to a battle, particularly since I enjoy seeing Lisa fight, but on the bright side, the story might finally be moving forward. The prospect of Ichimaru, Tousen, and Aizen doing something is better than nothing.