BEST CHAPTER. *________________________________*
*slow blink* If you read a chapter a day of Bleach, it'll now take you a full year to read up to this point (and then you'll have another ~50 chapters to read). Unless it's a leap year, then it'll be a year less a day. XD
First page, third panel -- doesn't that look like a pill of some sort? Based on the hat flicking away, that's Shinji.It could just be Shinji's finger. But when I saw it my first thought was of the Hollow bait Ishida had used way back in the early 40s.
Oh, Hiyori is another one who wears her sword on her back. I think in her and Hitsugaya's case it just has to do with being short. XD And of course Hitsugaya has no clue who these people are -- though I'm pretty sure he'll know once he hears their names (or hmm, what if the disappearance of several captains and vice-captains had been kept under wraps all this time?)
YAMAMOTO'S EYES. HIS SHOCKED EXPRESSION. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED IN THIS MANGA. Or at least I'm pretty sure that's the case. :D
okay, now pardon me while I fangirl.
OMG YOU GUYS HISAGI IS ALIVE YAY
OMG YOU GUYS HISAGI AND KENSEI *________* AHHHHH HISAGI SAW KENSEI OMFG MY HEART.
Ahaha, Hiyori is hilarious. And clearly Hisagi is going to have to work to get noticed, because right now Kensei doesn't want to talk to anyone in the Gotei 13. Ehehehehehehe.
I love that Lisa didn't just snub Kyōraku. I was a little worried that might happen, but EEEEE. AND HE IS ALIVE, THANK GOODNESS. That makes me have hope for Ukitake. ;_; AND HOW CUTE ARE LISA AND SHUNSUI? SHE IS LIKE NANAO ONLY FAR MORE BADASS. It kind of makes me sad that Nanao isn't in the fake KKT (where is she?) because I think she would have liked seeing Lisa. I hope Kyōraku and Lisa go drinking together after it's all over. Nanao should come too. ;_;
Whoa, lookie lookie, page 10: is that Yamamoto with... shifty eyes? :O :O :O
So I started out very sceptical of Shinji; he just... IDK, he wasn't agreeing with me on some level. But omfg every time he appeared he has been just more and more awesome, and this chapter has turned me fangirl.
WE'RE ON ICHIGO'S SIDE
Huhh, interesting -- Shinji says he's not done talking (to the Gotei 13) but Yamamoto isn't the one he wants to talk to? So who is it then -- Urahara? But he isn't from the Gotei 13 anymore! SO CURIOUS.
Wonderweiss is still weird and creepy, and Gin is still hilarious. ^_^
The Gotei 13 members still standing are Yamamoto, Hitsugaya, Soi Fon, Komamura, Kira, and Ōmaeda. That's not what I would have expected to see (except for Yamamoto and Soi Fon, obviously) but it's interesting. I wonder if they're going to rejoin the fray or will the Vizards just tell them to GTFO, hmm.
Oh look, a bunch of Gillians for the Vizards to easily pwn and make everyone in the Gotei 13 wear looks of awe for the rest of the series. *snicker*
This is going to be an interesting battle, because it's basically Shinigami/Hollow hybrids vs Hollow/Shinigami hybrids -- I guess we're about to find out which method creates the strongest fighters. Ichigo has done well, but he's still a n00b at being a Shinigami, let alone a VIzard, so it will be really fascinating to see how seasoned/trained Vizards fare against Espada-level Arrancar.
I'm also kind of worried that this is the last real fight, and in another 30 or so chapters, the series will be over. ;_;