Not much happened at all here, so I don’t have that much to say except that the story is heading in a very predictable direction. The first third of the chapter was just cleanup of Ichigo’s fight with Mr. Pork back to normal, and he is so ugly, stupid, and weak that I could hardly care less about him. He is quickly intimidated into submission by Riruka again and will probably remain an irrelevant character. As for Ichigo, he’s gained his full bring powers but won’t be able to use them extensively for a while and is sent home to rest.
Trouble of course is quickly brewing for Inoue and it looks like she will end up being the in distress yet again. I’m not too impressed by the new character Tsukishima, who looks like a cross between Aizen and Byakuya. He even acts an awful lot like Aizen with a very similar attitude and personailty, along with all the cliched villain attributes. I suppose it’s not too surprising he has fullbring as well, in the form of a bookmark that can change to a katana. I’m glad that Inoue is not just “protecting the enemy” this time by blocking Tsukishima’s path, instead opting to find out what exactly is going on. But unless she puts her powers to use, the story is right on track for her to require saving again. With her reiatsu taking a turn for a worse, hopefully next time we’ll find out exactly what happens to her. I’m still hoping that either she dies or kills her opponents.