4/28/2014

Bleach Manga Update: Gremmy's a Faggot (and more)


So hey, it's been quite some time since I did a post about Bleach, right? So I figure I might as well do that now that the most recent fight seems to be over. Of course, spoilers for the manga up to this point.

So, when I last gave an update was back when Mask DeMasculine was fighting Kensei and Rose. But there was other stuff before that, so I'll go over that stuff first.

STORY:

So, after Isshin basically tells Ichigo about How I Met Your Mother, Ichigo goes back to that weird-ass Zanpakuto guy and makes a new Zanpakuto. He also learns that the spirit he thought was Zangetsu's was really his Quincy powers manifesting as a younger Yhwach and has been really trying to keep him from going the path of a Soul Reaper. It turns out Hollow Ichigo was really his Zanpakuto after all. So now Ichigo's true Zangetsu is two huge-ass blades, which is cool. Komamura went to train with one of his ancestors, a giant Falkor-thing.

So, the Vandenreich invaded Soul Society again, because it turns out, they were hiding in the shadows of SS, and swapped SS with their homebase. So the characters who previously lost their Bankais were boned for a while. Hitsugaya fought Bazz-B, the mohawk guy, and Cang Du, the guy who stole his Bankai. Soi Fon fought BG9, some weird robot guy that stole her Bankai. And Mask DeMasculine fought Shuhei, Ikkaku, and Yumichika. It looked like the characters who lost Bankai were boned, but then Urahara sent them a thing that made them temporary Vizards. And since Vandenreich can't absorb Hollow Spirit Energy, everyone got their Bankais back. And of course, since BG9 and Cang Du failed, they were executed by Haschwalth.

After that, Bambietta Basterbine fought Shinja and Momo and basically won, but then Komamura showed up in a new human form and destroyed her. Then he went back to wolf form and his lieutenant, Iba, carried him away. It cut back to Mask DeMasculine and he had gotten a Flawless Victory, but then Kensei and Rose showed up. It looked like they were going to win, but then James, his little groupie, revived him.  Kensei was knocked out, but Rose sliced up James and activated his Bankai, which affects you as long as you can hear. But after hearing that, Mask crushes his eardrums and one-shots Rose. Then Renji shows up and destroys Mask with his new Bankai.

Then Rukia went to fight As Nodt. You remember him, the cunt that nearly got Byakuya killed. Well, he tries using his fear attack on Rukia but it doesn't work because she freezes herself to "undead" temperatures temporarily. Byakuya then shows up and tanks an attack for her before leaving. And the whole time, As is just freaking the fuck out, transforming into multiple hideous abominations. Finally, Rukia gets the revenge all logical beings wanted her to get, and one-shots As with her new Bankai.

Once that finished, it cut to Isane and Yachiru in a closed-off space, healing the Soul Reaper who took massive damage. Then a new freaky, old Sternritter shows up and starts trolling them, but Yachiru fights him and seems like she's going to win, but then another Sternritter shows up. The one I mentioned in the title of this post, Gremmy Thomeaux. I'll get to him individually later. Anyway, it turns out his power is, whatever he imagines becomes reality. He reveals that he imagined the old Quincy up, and kills him. He then breaks all Yachiru's bones and kills the recovering Captains. But thankfully, Kenpachi shows up.

So now, Gremmy and Kenpachi fight. Gremmy imagines that he's harder than steel, but Kenpachi still cuts through him, because, y'know, he's fucking Kenpachi. So Gremmy uses all sorts of thing like a fuckload of guns, but Kenpachi's just too fucking boss for him to handle. So then, he clones himself and makes a meteor to explode the world, but Kenpachi activates his new Shikai and explodes the meteor. So now, Gremmy's actually trying, and he imagines he needs to become stronger than Kenpachi, but since that's impossible, his body tears itself apart. Fucking. Yes.

CHARACTERS:

Well, now we're finally getting more Quincies, which is cool. I do wish I could've learned more about Cang Du and BG9, but eh, you win some, you lose some. I detailed in my last Bleach post how Mask DeMasculine is clearly the greatest character ever conceived. To be honest, I think As Nodt got off easy. I mean, sure, he died admitted fear, but he deserved more excruciating torture than that.

And what about Gremmy? Well, I immediately disliked him. His powers basically make him the ultimate Mary Sue. And just looks like a little faggot. But as he got more into the fight with Kenpachi and it became clear Kenny would win, I warmed up to him. A little. He's still a fucking faggot.

Rukia's Bankai is broken, simple as that. It freezes everything in the vicinity to death. Though I am thankful she used it to kill As Nodt of all people.Rose's Bankai is potentially broken, if he could just not explain what it does, since when he did, he ended up with a star-shaped hole in his chest. Renji's true Bankai is pretty cool, but I wish I could have seen more of it. Yachiru's Shikai wasn't what I was expecting, but it is pretty cool. Finally, Kenpachi's true Shikai is fucking badass, just what you'd expect from him.

PREDICTIONS:

I would think that, with the next chapter, we'll get some backstory on Gremmy as he's dying, and maybe he'll even try to get one last hit in on Kenny. Who knows whether the mortally wounded Reapers (like Izuru) will survive. Obviously, those who still have to reveal their Bankais will do so before they die, or as they win.  I'm hoping Askin Nakk Le Varr gets into a fight soon, and hopefully Ichigo will finally show up soon. Oh, and Grimmjow will be returning soon. Kubo confirmed he's returning, I can feel he's coming soon.

Also, remember those too random little kid Reapers Ichigo's gang saved at the beginning of this arc, Shino and Yuki? Yeah, whatever happened to those two? Were they just pointless or what?

So anyway, that's Bleach right now. Quite a bit happened, and hopefully more will happen soon. It's getting really exciting and building up to a huge climax. I really hope that once the Thousand Year Blood War arc ends, they make a video game detailing the Fullbringer Arc and this, and bring it to America. That would be fucking sweet. Anyway, I'll do another Bleach post in about another half-year or so.

HBM, signing out.

2 comments:

  1. It's one thing to dislike a character...

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    1. I'm pretty sure I said in the post that I warmed up to him. At this point, I'm using "faggot" as more of an endearing term.

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