Written by Shiggins
Seriously, the people who thought Naruto's ending was "the worst ever" clearly have never read another manga in their life. From Gantz to Negima, manga have suffered with it's endings and today, we're here to talk about yet another victim in the line of pain that is... endings! Thanks to Pomelote already doing a summary, I'm just going to skip right ahead to the pros and cons of this final chapter of Bleach.
For Pomelote's thoughts on this ending, click here.
|None of us can deny that the art of Bleach got fantastic by the end of it though. Much better than weird frog-frown here.|
|I know she's a horribly underrated badass, but how did Soi Fon make it to the final chapter but Urahara didn't? Also, is it Soi Fon or Sui Feng? I prefer Soi Fon. It's cuter. More fun.|
|I got bad news for you, kitty cat. This is LITERALLY your final panels. This is indeed the end of you.|
|Since this manga has left so many characters left in the air, I will just have to make up my own storylines! Harribel, you marry Grimmjow. Lucky you!|
Next, let's talk about the kids because surprisingly, I don't actually hate them too much. They're well-designed and adorable, while also not being complete copies of their own parents. That's rare for a manga to do. The downside is that they shouldn't exist in the first place. When you read Naruto, having kids at the end made complete sense because the entire series has always been about both the past and future generations of ninjas. Bleach on the other hand, never mentioned anything about the future. Ever. It just focused on bland Ichigo and his amazing pals, but that's not a bad thing. It does makes these kids seem completely hammered in however, and they take up space that could have been used for other characters... like Ura-fucking-hara!
|And before you ask, no. We never learn why Kazui was there or what he was doing, at all. Just add it to the list of unexplained phenomenons this chapter is clearly giving us.|
|Oh my god, I couldn't care less about you than I do right now. Your final words are as generic as dry wheat and as pointless as the fact that your facial hair somehow grew during this arc.|
|You might as well have called him your "fancy spaghetti boy" for all the influence this had on the series.|
Aizen... I just don't get him anymore. Is he still bad? Has he turned good now? Why are they making him sound like some sort of wise mentor all of a sudden and delivering some narration when he's Aizen, the biggest baddest sexiest motherfucker from the Soul Society? It feels out-of-place, but that's probably more of a nitpick. I'm just glad we at least got confirmation that he was alive.
|Hmm... I wonder which handsome blonde yellow-and-green hat-wearing shop owner would have been better suited to say these words?|
|Hmmm... Manga might not be the best place to pick up tips about love.|
|Don't even get me started on what a waste of time this turned out to be...|
|I sense passive-aggressiveness in you, Kubo-san.|
|The First Invasion - A truly terrifying moment that featured powerful villains with interesting personalities, characters being broken down, Bankai being stolen, and more.|
|Yamamoto's Death - A shocking defeat that made Yhwach seem like a true threat and genius, while providing some much beloved overkill.|
|Kenpachi and Unohana - A surprisingly emotional backstory revealed in a terrifying bloodbath, resulting in a tragic death that truly defined their relationship.|
|Everything but the Rain - A fun flashback involving Ichigo's mother and father, providing Masaki with tons of personality and making her a refreshing delight in an arc of weirdness and misery.|
|Mayuri Kurotsuchi - Just... everything. Everything involving this character was brilliant. Zombie Arrancar, shining outfits and even Nemu. It's all great.|
|Renji vs Mask de Masculine - A fun but intimidating presence, finally defeated when Renji gets a victory that he was well due for after being treated like he was mediocre before this.|
|Rukia vs As Nodt - Rukia finally comes into her own as she achieves Bankai and defeats the terrifying Quincy As Nodt in a fascinating battle to the death.|
Manga Rating: 1/5
Character of the Chapter: Rukia, for being the only truly amazing character that bothered to show up for the final chapter.
Best Part: The kids are cute, I guess.
Worst Part: All those open plotlines and missing characters.
Coming Soon - Part 3?
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