Bazz-B vs Jugo Climax:
So here we have it, the final chapter of the Bazz-B vs Jugo fight. It was obvious that Bazz-B was never going to die from last week’s wound. Still, he certainly coughed up a hefty amount of blood, before using Burner Finger 4 and then Burner Full Fingers. Sadly, we never got to see the true power of his final move, since Jugo did a SS-Byakuya move and teleported behind him, already having slashed him open. Honestly, the sequence that followed was made effective because of how it was panelled. When Kubo occasionally ditches the massive action panels and shows the characters slight motions like this, it makes a more lasting impression – for me, at least. I would love to see Bazz-B admitting defeat in the anime; paired with a classic Bleach track before it cutting off when Jugo cuts him down… it would make it even better.
1000 Years Gone:
I said I would be disappointed if the flashback didn’t expand further than Bazz-B and Jugo’s story, and if this truly is the end of this look into the past, then I’m keeping to my words. Kubo has such an opportunity to show us some of the most hyped moments, giving us glimpses of characters from the past that have been hinted at, and showing what uncontrollable damage Yamamoto, Unohana, and the other original Gotei 13 captains could do against the Sternritter. I would have loved a volume-worth of chapters just showing some bloody, intense battles that shaped the 1000 year blood war. Maybe we will in time, but I’m doubtful after this chapters conclusion. Sorry, Bazz-B, you’re interesting and all, but I would have liked to see a little more from your flashback.
Overview – What’s Next?:
So Bazz-B bites the dust. We all knew it from the moment he confronted Jugo, but as the chapters have gone on, we’ve really gotten to know these two a whole lot more than I suspected we ever would. If more Sternritters got this treatment, maybe they’d be as popular as the Espada and their Fraccion, which had their own mini-fanbases when Bleach was at its peak. Overall, it was a very nice fight, with a surprising flashback that could have been so much more. Still, things turned out a lot better than I anticipated, and I would definitely want to see this in the anime one day. C’mon Studio Pierrot!