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ellenkim on May 4th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Um, I'm going to reread this when a better translation comes out... hopefully it will enhance the overall experience because I have to say, underwhelming much?

If Aizen self-combusts because of his carelessness, then his demise would be really similar to Tousen's (he got careless when he was able to see)... which would be really anticlimactic and stupid. No rehashing please, Kubo-sensei (the fake-out gigai in this chapter was enough for me)!

So. I guess I'll just wait until next week?

On a more positive note, at least we finally got to see Urahara!
And apparently Ukitake + Shunsui spine, though I have yet to see it (speaking of which, I hope they're okay T__T). ♥
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on May 4th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)

So. I guess I'll just wait until next week?

mangastream should have their scan up tomorrow!
(no subject) - ellenkim on May 4th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
oh gallant piglet,: isshikenaizome on May 4th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Like I said over on CL_B, the wonky translation actually made me enjoy this chapter more than I would have otherwise. But that color page is magnificent!

Now please, Kubo, let's go back to Hueco Mundo.
ellenkim on May 4th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, the "Mr. Aizen"s and the epic opening line "So you have came" did give me the giggles.
(no subject) - kwansan on May 4th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on May 4th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)

sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on May 4th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
Three sentences. Urahara. Fucking. Dominates.

I don't care about that nothing special happened. IMO this is a necessary "intro" chapter for Aizen and Urahara to face each other. And it brilliantly showed off how strong Urahara is, or a tip of his powers. It's about time that funky shop keeper who's so mysterious and genius apparently shows what he's about. Also it brought some mystery with it with Urahara's appearance; Why did he say answer to Aizen "Yes.. if you talk about the past" when he said that Urahara couldn't master the Hogyoku ? Bad translation ?

IMO it's exciting to see Aizen and Urahara facing off, two men who are in the middle of this whole scheme and whose powers and knowledge of fighting seem far greater from everyone else's. Also it shows how Aizen is starting to lose it, and Urahara's here to witness this. Not only can we see these two facing off after hundred years of remote-chess-playing-with-real-persons but this is about to introduce us to what is it that Aizen is after and what's up with Urahara and Hogyoku, what kind of guy Urahara really is and is there some trick to Hogyoku.

Blasting someone with his own reiatsu seems kinda like a sure-shot. I wonder how Aizen will dodge that ?

Plus, nice color spread, Isshin = Al Pacino/Marlon Brando in Godfather, anyone ?
ext_228571 on May 5th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)

I couldn't have said it better myself! I loved seeing Urahara in action!
Phoenix Hawk's Deep Corefmphoenixhawk on May 4th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
Kind of meh chapter. I like that we finally get to see Urahara release some power here. Plus, we get a few more kido spells added to the list of those shown. I wonder if Kubo has all of the spells on a list somewhere and pulls them up as needed? (And, perhaps it would explain why everyone seems to default to the same 4-5 of them.) But the pacing on the chapter was really slow, as many people have said. I would like an explanation of a few things.

Oh, and I saw it not as Aizen in a new outfit, but more of the hogokyu rebuilding his body, and what we saw was the field of reiatsu holding generally to his body.
karkashan: Ulquiorra Transformedkarkashan on May 4th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
That's the main problem when two Magnificent Bastards square off against each other. It can get boring.

But really, Urahara, do you really think you can take down the protaganist...er...antaganist of Bleach? There's a reason Ichigo is the number one toy...er...hero of the series, he's gonna be the one to take Superman down.
Tangela: kiskuekravitzkid on May 4th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
This could just be because I've been missing him for the past couple of years but Urahara seemed great to me in this chapter.

I think the reasons for him using the inflatable gigai were twofold.

One-The obvious defensive reason and...

Two- It was probably Urahara's attempt to goat Aizen into some witty foreplaybanter and get a few answers for himself (and us).

Also, I think the gigai represented the part of Kiskue that didn't really want to fight. It's eyes had a remorseful or piteous look at times, but once Kiskue was actually fighting, he was all business.
wingkiu: typowingkiu on May 5th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
At very fist line of dialogue I am greeted with this:

Aizen: So you have came.

I am slightly disappointed.
>Kat<: [Naruto] Tenten Smiletanya_lilac on May 5th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
LOL Chant. ^^ Anyhow, a friend of mine mentioned that recent Bleach chapters have had a much too high HSQ to really be surprising anymore... I'm sort of agreeing, but I'm fangirling over pretty much ever Urahara moment right now. Let me enjoy the semi-honeymoon while it lasts xD.

On a side note... where is Yoruichi?
mrdracospirit on May 5th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
I suspect quietly waiting to flash step and save someones life at a dramatic moment.
manonlechat: ulquiorra: nobody dies in BLEACHmanonlechat on May 5th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
Meh, whatever. No way Aizen's dead.

Injured Gin is hawt. That was some poetic kidou Urahara cast, "great wheel, grey tower, aim far away, scatter brightly and cleanly when fired." I LOVE the language of kidou in this series.

The ickiest thing happening is the way the hyogoukou is slowly sinking into Aizen's flesh. You can almost imagine the squishy plop sound it's going to make.
(Anonymous) on May 5th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
czeliate's translation from BA, translated from jojohot(chinese scanlation)

jojohot's scanlation are very accurate and thrustworthy, so unless she translated wrongly,otherwise,the translation will be more accurate.
pogopogo2468 on May 5th, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
Hmm, the most important line IMO from this chapter was: "Unable to master...this is true. If you are talking about the past. I wonder what Urahara means by that. Does he know more about the Hougyoko then Aizen thinks? Does he know more about the Hougyoko than Aizen does? I'm curious as to what this means for the Hougyoko and Aizen, as well. And, of course, I want to know what this means for Rukia. Damn, I really want to know why she was picked. Hopefully we'll get the answer to that soon.

Other than that, though, pretty uneventful chapter. Urahara did some pretty fierce kido and looked so damn fierce while doing it, but I was expecting more talking. Hopefully that will happen next chapter. Cause we all know Aizen ain't dead. And I'm wondering if this is a trick by Urahara. He's basically telling Aizen what he's doing to him. It's just, I dunno, odd. It feels like maybe that's not all he did.

Aizen's "invincible" thingy looks so retarded. I can't take it seriously, because I can't stop laughing at it XXD

And Isshin looks so fine on that cover <3
(Anonymous) on May 5th, 2010 08:23 am (UTC)
Aizen really is a pathological liar and thus we only know the truth when other people in the Bleachverse are moving. That is mostly like the last few weeks have sounded like a giant retcon and it is to be expected that Urahara probably knows the most about the substance he created.

About Urahara probably doing something else to Aizen I have a feeling that his plan involves the moment the fusion between the Hougyoku and Aizen is complete. But in all likely hood this move by Urahara will bring us into the next arc with Aizen still having only killed his own henchmen very evil of him.

I agree on the fusion it really doesn't look serious but maybe Kubo will make the final version cool looking.
georg_vanlunden: DU WERDEST EINEN KRANKENSCHWESTER BRAUCHgeorg_vanlunden on May 5th, 2010 10:56 am (UTC)
As I said on the capslock comm, lame chapter is lame. Nobody does any real damage and all their moves are just flash and pizzazz (truly amazing, truly truly truly amaaazing... sorry) and Aizen has gone drunk on power and doesn't see the need for clever planning anymore... just like every other dime-a-dozen villain out there. Nothing of plot-wise importance was said, nothing of battle-wise importance happened, a chapter that was a big fat load of nothing. I disapprove.
_debbiechan_: urahara hat_debbiechan_ on May 5th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)

The chapter felt a little fillery to me, but in a way it was a wind-up, a sort of necessary wind-up to what's to come. Everyone is just on the edge of his or her seat and wants more, and we've already seen all this stuff before so it didn't impress. Well maybe it impressed some--but I'm a huge Urahara fan and I like kidou fights and I still didn't get that excited. I just couldn't take Aizen exploding from a super dooper 91 seriously for one second. The handcuffs were neat but...

yeah... I'm still waiting.
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Wintaerwintaerland on May 5th, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
I think that if it wasn't Urahara in this chapter, I would have been sorely disappointed. I had really expected more witty commentary on the Hogyoku in this chapter rather than the continuous fake-outs that have already become all too familiar when it comes to Aizen's fights. It also felt like whoever translated this chapter did a rushed job of it. There are various misspellings and grammatical errors that drove me mad and completely ruined the flow of the dialogue for me.

Nonetheless, I totally called the reappearance of balloon!Urahara and shall now sit back and enjoy the sexy, sexy man that is Urahara Kisuke while hoping that the next chapter will have some swordplay and actual fighting.
mrdracospirit on May 5th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Am I the only one who surprised just how good Urahara is at kido? He always struke me as the more tricks and swordplay type in the past, but pulling a level 91 kido off is prety much the deffanition of kido expert I think.

Oh another thing....


"Do what you want to do". Is that how you got exiled Isshin?

_debbiechan_: Isshin_debbiechan_ on May 5th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)

Haha, yes. Good call.