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Bleach Chapter 606: Devine Division

Chapter 606: Devine Division
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So, this week is very interesting, on several front. The battle between the two elders is awesome and we get introduced to a new character from Sereitei. What about that!

This week we get reminded of the battle that is heating up between Ichibei and Ywach, before we go down to Seiretei, we see an unknown person hopping around the building carrying a large bag(or sorts) around yelling to her sister.

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In the meantime Urahara seems busy drawing lines with his cane/zankpaktou in the ground between the rubble. It seems insignificant, but nothing her ever does actually is. ANyway, he gets interrupted(rudely) by an old familiar, his former lt. and her Vaizard buddies.

It quickly becomes clear that they were supposed to go up there to the Soul Palace with Ichigo and Yoruichi. I find it a bit interesting she mentions her specifically, also asking Urahara if she went off because her ‘told her already’. I guess Urahara/Yoruichi rule34 is a go.

Hiyori is quite upset for letting them go without help. Even going as far as saying that Urahara deems them expandable as long as they slow down the enemy advance.

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All this info about Yoruichi comes as quite a shock to our new friend. The young and quite emotional sister of Yoruichi. Shiouin Yuushirou. Apparently 23rd head of the Shihouin house. I wonder if she brought Yoruichi’s Zanpaktou(I’ve never seen her use or even carry one).

Not as much as the big bag Hiyori is carrying around, but hey.

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Meanwhile, the battle is raging on. Ywach comments about the apparent weakness of Hyousube after blocking his attack. His brush however does not cut flesh, It cuts through the essence of ‘name’. The name ‘Arm’ being a mere shadow of its former self. His arms only capable of half of what they could do.

His physical strength has been cut in half. As do his abilities. The Quincy King that is now only half as strong as he used too, facing the man he hates the most, the leader of the Shinigami(Yes, that is what Hyousube said himself).

It seems however, the King still has plenty of strength to pull from. Maybe he will simply take more from the Quincy down below.

One Piece Manga Chapter 768: The D.

Post author: White Shinobi

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Hey guys, WS here for this week’s chapter review.

The flashback ends, for now at least. I expect to see a little more of Law’s past later, like how he met his crew and how he came to be a Shishibukai.

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We get to learn a bit more about the D this chapter.  There used to be a group of people called the family of D. which is the natural enemy of god. So everyone we know with the D is probably a descendant of that family. This explains why the government wants pretty much everyone with that name dead and why  there’s hardly anyone with the name of D in the government / marine while we’ve seen plenty of Pirates with the D.

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Doflamingo and Law fight for most of the chapter. As Law mentions the name of D, Doflamingo thinks Luffy’s out to kill him, but Law reveals he’s part of D himself. Doflamingo rants on that he isn’t afraid of the D and that it doesn’t matter to him who comes for his head. But he seems to get more angry and reckless as he gets in range of Law’s ability who ofcourse doesn’t waste this opportunity to deal some damage.

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The other half of the chapter is all over the place, we get to see who’s where and what they’re doing. Nothing has changed since we first saw them. But it’s a nice way to recap and summarize everything that’s happened up till now.

 

Well that’s it for this week, tell me what you think.

Bleach Manga Chapter 605: Don’t Call My Name

Chapter 605: Don’t Call My Name
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Sorry I am late with this weeks summary, but I sure as hell enjoyed the start of a hell of a battle. But before that gets underway there is a short but interesting exchange between the two old friends. Ukitake and Kyouraku.

They note the events going on up high. Ukitake referring to the ‘Kamikake’(Mangastream translates is as the Divine Presence). We see a very odd shadow behind the white-haired captain, with what looks like an eye making me wonder what he has been up to. And moreover, what this Kamikake is they’re talking about, and maybe the Shadow could relate to Ukitake’s Bankai even? What is your take on their exhange?

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Kyouraku seems to agree and goes off to find the Central 46. Now I doubt there is much of the Central 46 leadership alive at this point, since his Mayest trashed the place, but Aizen should still be down there having declined the King’s offer to join the Quincy. THere is a good chance that he would jump on the chance of gaining entry to the Spirint King’s palace.

Meanwhile Ichibei Hyousube draws two lines, in which he shall defeat the King. The King noting his calculations being off as he shall defeat him in three paces less.

Ichibei again notes his displeasure at the King calling him by his name so casually and draws a giant Kanji which spawns a massive hand dealing a massive blow to Ywach. I think he actually slaps Ywach through the sound barrier.

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Ichibei launches another attack of the ‘Senri Tsuuten Shou’(Heaven-Piercing Palm of a thousand Ri – Ri being a unit of measurement.)

The king tries to call up a defensive move but he indeed got his throat crushed, and takes another hit from the palm.

The King then does something to his own throat, allowing him to speak once more calling out to his ‘Zankuto Bougen’ Great holy bow and lets it pierce himself to counteract the strength of the Senri blow.

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Ichibei comments on the King terrifying nature stating that the King leaves him no choice but to forfeit his life. Now in the last panel it looks like drop of blood, but if you look at the most bottom picture it looks like it could be ink. It seems Ichibei will use one of his(if not) his most advanced technique to deal with the King.

One Piece Manga Chapter 767: Nooo! Corason!

Post author: White Shinobi

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Hey Guys, This is White Shinobi. I’ll be doing this week’s One Piece review. Some of you might remember me, I used to make fanfics and Fairy Tail reviews on here a long time ago. In case anyone wants to know what happened. My PC crashed and I lost everything I was working on at the time, this made me lose all motivation to write things and at the same time life was getting a little busy for me too so I decided to just lurk around instead of actively participating.

Anyway, I’m rambling enough about me, on to the reason why you’ve all come here, the One Piece review.

 

The chapter starts with a young Doflamingo killing his own father because the spoiled brat wants to get back his nobility title. We also see a young Vergo and Trebol encouraging him. His father apologizes to his sons as he’s shot into the head. I really feel sorry for the man, he had the best intentions, he didn’t want his children to turn into slave-driver like the other Tenryuubito too bad Doflamingo already was too much of a spoiled brat to appreciate his father’s effort.

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We get back to Law’s flashback where Doflamingo has used his birdcage on the island and has the pirates slaughter each other. A boy named Dory escapes from the cage and leaves his crewmates alone to die against Doflamingo.

Corason and Law have managed to escape from Vergo and Corason hides Law in a chest, he’s used his devil fruit ability to make sure Law won’t be heard no matter how much sound he creates. Corason gets caught by the Doflamingo crew. When facing his brother he makes a bluff claiming that law has already escaped the birdcage, luckily the marines have a boy in custody which makes me think that Dory made it out to the marines.

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Doflamingo shoots Corason and moves with his crew including Law hiding in a treasure chest back to the ship. Law manages to escape as soon as the pirates leave to search for him. Doflamingo notices that the marine ship belongs to Otsuru, this really makes me wonder how strong she is. Everyone seems to hold at least a certain amount of respect or fear towards her. Even Doflamingo looks a little more pissed than before.

As the snow starts to cover Corason’s dying body the marines start firing their cannons. And the chapter ends with law crying as Corason dies, luckily the cannon impacts at the same time as Corason dies and Law is still safe. But will he be able to stay safe? The Doflamingo pirates are near him and may be able to spot him at any time.

 

Well I guess that’s it for this week, I’m pretty sure you guys will let me know what I’ve missed. Let me know if you want more reviews, I know I’m not the best person to do this but I’ll try my best.

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Bleach Manga Chapter 604 : Revitalize

Chapter 604: Revitalize
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This weeks chapter shows what a devious fucking asshole His Majesty actually is.

Most Shinigami seem very puzzled as to what is going on. The Sternritter down below feel their power being taken away from them.

The new Captain Commander realizes what is going on, and that the Soul Palace is in serious danger.

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The 4 Elite Guards are reborn from death. And Oetsu doesn’t even realize what hit him. Lille Barro shooting his shoulder to bits.

Haschwalt explains what actually happened. His Majesty used the ability called ‘Auswahlen’. The ability collects the life force and powers of the Quincy who are deemed expendable and then is distributed amongst those who are deemed essential.

The process goes as far as it kills the ones who get their powers taken. Those that receive it become even stronger. Since it’s not really about reishi cannot block it.

Then Lille adds the usual bullshit line about ; I havent become stronger, I always had these power bla bla bla bla you are gonna die now bla bla bla.

His ability is pretty neat though. It’s called ‘Banbutsukantsuu’ or in english ‘Perforater of all creation’. There aren’t actually any bullets. Apparently anything and everything between the gunpoint and the target will disappear basicly.

The wierdo Pernida Parnkgjas goes and does his thing by breaking the prison, and with that the King leaves his prison and quickly stands before his final obstacle.

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The monk Hyousube Ichibei.

I for one and pretty eager to see how this man handles himself in battle, because he looks a little pissed, and Ywach pretty exited.

Naruto Chapter 699 & 700 – It Finally Ends

Post Author: Kisuzachi

Hello, Narutards/Shannarites/WhateveritIsWeCallOurselves. It is I, your favorite guy that posts ramblings, The Author Formerly Known As Kisuzachi, or Kisu for short. It is with great joy not-exactly elation, and not-exactly regret that I say that these were the final chapters of the Naruto manga (nobody’s gonna read that spinoff!). The work of making chapter discussions was in Bob’s court, but since he’s been gone for the last two years, I think it’s time I take a shot at this. Feelings about what Naruto has become in terms of quality aside, I feel it is at least in order to give it a final farewell, because if not for this manga I wouldn’t have found this great community.

Chapter starts with Kakashi and Sakura swooping in to the see the ragged and tired bodies which was the aftermath of two men that have just finished pounding each other’s butts faces. Rather than recapping every single detail of the chapter, I’d instead like to take this time to reflect on the characters. The character that stood out most to me in this chapter was—not Sasuke, Naruto or Kakashi—Sakura. Just… she is just the complete opposite of a heroine. I recall in 2012 Kishimoto said he would make her more heroic, but what has she done this entire Arc? She had a moment where she said she wouldn’t be seeing Naruto and Sasuke’s backs anymore, but immediately after saying that they had to save her from Juubi spawn because she turned back to look at them. Chapters before that she let Neji die because she didn’t want to save him, for some reason. She claims she’d been storing chakra in her crystal, so why was it that it was conveniently completed the moment Sasuke showed up? Just take a little chakra from it and save Neji’s life. Anyway, back to this chapter. The chapter draws to a close with Sakura asking to tag along with Sasuke again, showing she’s still the same lovestruck idiot girl that she was back when she was twelve years old. I do find it oddly appropriate that Sasuke poked her forehead like Itachi often did to him, because he’s tortured the girl as much as Itachi did him. But yes, Sakura completes the cycle of going nowhere in terms of character development. Possibly one of the worst characters in the manga. But hey, at least she got what she always wanted: being Sasuke’s housewife.

There’s a timeskip in the chapter where Kakashi is made Hokage after Tsunade retires. This leads to what I feel is the most important page of the chapter. Sasuke is apparently pardoned for his crimes because of his efforts in helping to stop the Eternal Tsukuyomi… and he accepts the pardon. This is why Sasuke is an awful human being. Who was it that gave Obito Killerbee’s chakra? Sasuke. Who was it that aided Obito in even getting to this point? Sasuke. All he did was help clean up the mess he himself caused. Any decently-written atoner would’ve faced their punishment, whatever it was, and then spend the rest of their life making up for whatever crimes they committed. What about the families of the samurai Sasuke slaughtered? Do they not have a right to justice? We see in Chapter 700 that he’s willing to pull out his sword on what he suspects is someone, so from that we know he’s willing to defend himself. Would one of the kids who’s fathers he killed have been slaughtered by Sasuke for trying to get justice for their dead parents? Nobody on Earth save Naruto can even hope to oppose him. He has the Rinnegan. If he truly wanted to pay for his actions, he’d give up his life to revive everyone that died.

Then there’s his redemption, which was equally as hackneyed as most things from this arc. “Oops, lost a fight. Guess I’m sorry for all the stuff I did now. And I can even stand Sakura’s presence!” Why did Nagato change? It wasn’t him losing a fight: it was because Naruto reminded him of what he once was. Why did Gaara change? Because he saw Naruto didn’t turn out like he did, etc. Sasuke has been offered at least 4 chances to change in this half of the manga alone and he’s turned them down every single time, but all it takes to change his mind about everything is losing a fight?

And now for the final part of this: Chapter 700: The Shippening. Yeah, I’ve never been too big on the shipping thing. I just don’t care which characters end up together, especially when those characters aren’t particularly interesting. There’s a trope called “Pair the Spares,” which sums up this ending quite aptly. Every leftover character that Kishimoto didn’t bother to develop, or didn’t adequately develop got flung together. Honestly, this chapter, apart from setting up a sequel is pretty pointless. What instead it should’ve been devoted to things like:

1. How has the world’s economy and politics been affected in the aftermath of the Fourth Ninja War that killed half of the world’s population of ninja in one day.

2. The abolition of the ninja system. We spent a large chunk of this manga talking about how bad it is, and how it produces Obitos and Madaras, yet it’s still the system being glorified in these chapters. Kids are still child soldiers, and there’s still ninja villages. If not the abolition, at least tell us how it’s changed or improved.

3. Naruto’s answer to Pain’s question from Chapter 436. How will Naruto bring peace to the world? Contrary to what the manga tries to say in its later stages, hate isn’t the only reason people go to war. Pain explained that they war for reasons like land or money.

4. Why is Neji still dead?

Though to be honest, this is the best ending we could’ve hoped for considering what had come before. I do this review not out of love for this manga, because there is none left in me. I do this out of love and respect for the Shannaro community. I do this to honor the memories I have of having extensive debates with Mart/walmart. I do this for memories of showing up here every Friday to read Bob’s reviews. I do this because of memories of the times where there was user-generated content ranging from a Naruto gameshow, to extensive theories, to the group posts Bob would sometimes set up, to massively creative fanfics daily. Naruto may be over, but the memories I have from this place will last a lifetime (at least somewhere in my brain). Thank you all for reading, and thank you all for being a part of the Shannaro community. As a really cool robot once said, stay gold.

Naruto Manga Chapters 699 & 700

Naruto Chapter 699 : The Seal of Reconciliation
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Naruto Chapter 700 : Uzimaki Naruto!!
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Well… the end of Naruto has arrived. Everybody enjoyed the fan-service chapter?

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