The highlight of this chapter had to be Ichigo interrupting Aizen’s diarrhea of the mouth yet again. Seriously, he had it coming for him. Aizen is starting to look pretty desperate as he tries to understand Ichigo’s new form. I think the point of view switched to him for the first time in the story so we get to see some of his thoughts. Unfortunately character development-wise nothing new came up, though I suppose it is difficult to expect anything from that aspect in Bleach. We follow the new perspective as Aizen judges that Ichigo converted all of his reiatsu into physical power. He certainly is pretty damn strong, but I doubt that is the complete story. He is severely misunderstanding Ichigo, and even mistakes Ichigo’s power for his own. Ichigo himself is doing the standard cool and powerful rampage like the one he did in the Soul Society arc to save Rukia from execution. This time however, he’s the one to stop Aizen with his bare hands and to follow up also smashes the level 90 black coffin spell easily (an ironic reversal of the situation). I’m sure both Aizen and Ichigo still have plenty in their bag of tricks however, and the fight is unlikely to be as one-sided as the fight against Ulquiorra. So while there’s nothing really innovative going on here, it should still be an interesting read.
For the third week in a row I had to blog in a rush. I’ll try to get out anime posts this weekend.