Finally a new chapter so I dont have to answer the 1 millionth "When is Chapter 460 coming out" question on Bleach Answers. Its been a hectic two weeks since the last chapter release. I have mainly been on Community Central where Wikia has released a few features I strongly disagree with. Anyway, you don't want to hear that so let's move on to the chapter.
I'm not sure what to think on this one. I mean it was funny with Rukia back bickering at Ichigo and Ichigo doing his usual interrupting people's speeches so he can point out a mistake. But I think what we all really wanted to see was Ichigo back in action which we did not get until the last few pages.
On one hand though, we got to see the return of many of Ichigo's friends from Soul Society and all of them look pretty different, except for Ikkaku who still has no hair. Kind of strange seeing them all like that, Kenpachi definitely looks the strangest. This begs the question though of the mystery Shinigami we saw. Was it Rukia (I don't think so, looked too tall), was it someone else? was it separate people for the I believe two times we saw them? Don't know but chances are we will never find out.
We all questioned how powerful Ichigo would be once he got his powers back. Well it seems whatever power he gained during his Dangai training, he kept it. One swing of his sword is powerful enough for Kugo to think it is a small getsuga. His regular getsuga is now massive and shocked Kugo so his power is definitely what it was.
I think this chapter also confirmed that Ichigo's Fullbring did not merge with his Shinigami powers and that Kugo really did take it all. His power is purely Shinigami now and that sword was the one that Urahara made. It will be interesting to see where this goes. I am expecting that Ichigo is going to take on Kugo and Tsukishima solo while everyone stands there and gives him pep talks or something. Whatever it is, should make an interesting fight. I have been wanting to see how a Fullbring handles against a Shinigami. Time to find out.
As always, comments are very welcome, just keep them clean.