New chapter is out here
I'm happy to see that Iba is going to be okay. Having a title that consists of more than two words feels like a relief somehow. STARK! I love him and I love Shunsui too so I don't know who to root for in that match. I hope they both decide to call it quits and have some sake. No Ukitake still, boo. That was a lot of panel time spent on Soi Fong in order to tell us that the captains are fighting without limiters and I didn't feel tension, humor, or character development--and I like Soi Fong and her VC. So, yes, you heard it here first--some criticism of Kubo's pacing. I didn't even get a special charge from the art particularly....WHERE O WHERE is Yamma's VC--the British Fukutaicho? Is he going to show up to do something marvelous before Nanao turns up? I wasn't expecting a reaction shot from Hitsugaya AFTER he got cut in two--man, that was a brutal page, but then a panel of him going WTF? I have a bad feeling that means the little tyke is going to regenerate ice talons and keep fighting (sorry Hitsu fans, I love the guy but I really want to see him go down in this fight--he's so overpowered (eta: BY Halibel XD) and someone's got to lose, seriously). I miss Halibel's mask but her new sharky outfit is sexy. I'd preferred she stayed terrifying but I expect we're going to see more and more of the Espada sympathetic sides, especially with Stark.
Shoot me now, but I still miss Ulquiorra. Ouch, I really miss him.
and there's fanart already! Check out this beauty on DA by xshelaghx :