Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
Song to listen to while reading this chapter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rihpED_obk
So, this was one hell of a chapter. First, we've got the obligatory "confirmation of the enemy's defeat" with Bazz-B and Hitsugaya, which was nice. But then we get to the meat of the chapter: Ōmaeda and BG9. While we may not know the latter's epithet, we can certainly tell that he's strong. I like what Kubo did with his abilities and personality: he speaks in this very objective and information-based way, almost like a computer. And he's definitely remorseless, what with spearing Mareyo like that. It was pretty cool to see Ōmaeda get serious like that again, though I echoed his sentiments when BG9 created that chain-gun.
And, of course, there's Suì-Fēng, and this is the best part of the chapter for me. See, aside from movies and such, Suì-Fēng has never used Shunkō after her fight against Yoruichi, and now she's mastered it. It's great to see Kubo bringing back something like this, and making it a "wind type" is rather interesting: seems to me like there can be different types, and Yoruichi's is something else. Aside from that, her powering up gave me chills because we haven't really seen a powerful Suì-Fēng in quite a while, and blowing BG9 away like that was a testament to her new power. But, of course, Suì-Fēng and Hitsugaya's fights are not over, and that's good because it wouldn't be fair if Kubo pulled a Hungry Joker and had all of the final fights happen in one chapter.
Anyhow, this was a great chapter to me, mainly because of Suì-Fēng finally mastering and using her Shunkō and the fights not being over. Additionally, I like what Kubo is doing here with those who have lost their Bankai: rather than coming up with a deus ex machina that magically gets their Bankai back, he's having them improve and use their other skills in order to win, and that's wonderful to me.