Five weeks worth of Bleach past since the last time I talked about this manga here. So, how far did the manga go? How many awesome turns have we past?
Not so many. But lets look at it =)
First, for all of you Watamote lovers, Kubo incorporated Tomoko into his series:
Well, the guys in this manga were not able to bare her personality for too long so:
Next we saw some radical changes in Komamura’s appearance. He compeltely changes his style, in every way possible. First, new armor:
His helm is some kind of combination of Barbute Helmet and a crusader helm, pretty strange and not one bit practical for a one-on-one battle. You can’t see your opponent’s movements thought this T-shaped opening. Not to mention that with that ridiculous collar Komamura would not be able to turn his head.
But soon he disposed of this armor anyway. And now we were able to see his brand hew body O.o
His human form of Komamura is both dead and immortal. What I mean is that he had to tear off his own heart in order to achieve it, yet now he gained invincibility for as long as he was able to keep it. And his bankai changed as well.
And look at the text I outlined. “A new Wisdom King appears”. You know, wisdom is the last thing that goes for Komamura and his bankai. So I found it pretty funny when I’ve read it the first time. But if you do your research you find out that what they meant was Myō-ō, Buddhist deities. So they translated that as a Wisdom King, which is correct, yet doesn’t make any sense in the context. I would have preferred them to translate it as “Guardian King”.
But moving on, after some time Komamura ran out of steam and changed his form again. This time into an animal, a fox I think.
And while all that jazz was going on, most of the other Quincy guys were defeated. And now it is time for their punishment! And who is going to punish them? Their comrades, of course! Why? Probably for the lolz. I can’t think of any other explanation.
By the way, when Kubo was working on character design for this robot with a helmet (at the left on the picture above) I think he drew his inspiration from the this Emperor’s helmet on the picture below:
And same as with Komamura’s helm, Kubo flattened up the top of this one.
So, what is happening in this manga now, is what usually happens in Bleach, bad guys drop one by one, the next rise, the next being tougher than the previous ones. But I have to admit that Komamura’s little story was quite awesome. And little by little we get closer to real fights. Maybe there will be something exciting next week, who knows?
My latest posts on Bleach (and it’s so happens on Naruto as well): Naruto – chapter 651, Bleach – chapter 553. DNA swords and hollow Toshiro, New Naruto and Bleach chapters.
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