So I was standing there in the kitchen, working on a batch of my specialty meatloaf, when suddenly, it hit me. Something was amiss in the Bleach universe, and it definitely wasn't Aizen's Gaga-Butterfly transformation. So I decided (five or so minutes ago) to write a blog about the thought, before I lose the details that formed the gist of it. I don't know how many people will read this, but I think that it's definitely something to ponder.
Let's start from way back in the series, when Rukia explained the premise of the Shinigami-Quincy War to Ichigo. She claimed that the Soul Society's reasoning was that killing Hollows was essentially erasing souls from existence, which would throw off the balance between the living and the dead, leading …Read more >