Melanchthon wrote:Jasta85 wrote:honestly, I felt it should have ended after Aizen was beaten. The whole fullbring arch felt pointless, the whole concept of fullbring and all its supporting characters were introduced and then promptly defeated all in one arch. the only thing that had changed at the end of it was the ichigo got his powers back (which could have easily been fixed by just not having him lose them after the aizen fight).
It made sense for him to lose his powers. He was as powerful as he could be at that time, having joined the human / shinigami / Hollow parts of himself, and the only way for him to keep moving and growing was to step back down again. It might not have been necessary to strip him of all his spiritual power, but it's more dramatically satisfying this way. And his powers would have come back anyway, as Isshin's did.
what I meant is that aside from him regaining his powers, there was pretty much no other consequences or changes after the fullbring arc. The new characters, the fullbring power itself are all introduced in that arc and then they all just vanish at the end of the arc. Which is why to me it felt like a filler because that's what a filler arc basically does, fill up time while having no direct effects on the main story (aside from ichigo getting his powers back).
It just felt disappointing , especially after the aizen fight, where the powers being thrown around are practically at dbz levels. and the fact that the anime stopped right after that arc (even though another arc in the manga had already started) seems to show i'm not the only one who felt things had gone downhill. In the past they would have just thrown in some more filler eps but in this case they actually ended the series.
anyway, while that may have turned me off, the Yamamoto fight is definitely bringing back the awesome.
Melanchthon wrote:I've been peeking in on the manga based on Tito's new attitude to character endangerment and I'm interested in what Yamamoto is pulling out of his hat at the moment, but as far as I'm concerned Bleach ended at the end of Volume 48.
Yamamoto pulled out the "I win" bankai. I hit you...with any attack...you insta die. you hit me, and you either lose your weapon or you insta die. Ultimate troll bankai, but so awesome at the same time.
The manga is still far from over. At this point I just want to see the bankai's of the captain's and lieutenants (mainly Yachiru and Kyoraku) who have not shown theirs (or in zaraki's case I just want to see him fricken release his sword just once, although it doesn't look like that will ever happen). I'm especially interested in Kyoraku's bankai as his friend told him that he shouldn't release it where other people can see it (which might mean it's really creepy lol).