ETA : http://mangastream.com/read/bleach/46195080/1
Take the usual precautions with pop-ups etc. The mangastream scan will be posted later. I'll be out today so hopefully someone will post that link in comments.
I'll be brief because I'm about to go out the door. It's awesome to see Bleach on the cover again. Bleach has been skirting the top five in reader-feedback polls for a while now. The anniversary chapter didn't make number one like I expected but it was up there (sixth?). Better than bottom five where Bleach had been for so long, and volume 52 debuted at number 1 for the week of Oct 3-9 in Japanese comic sales. I'm happy to see another lively colorspread from Sensei too--Kenpachi's face always cheers me as does the IchiRuki.
Chapter--omg, omg, Byakuya got cut! The way Tsukishima beckoms him! My mind goes straight into the yaoi gutter at the possibilities.
And leave it to Rukia to explain that its up to shinigami to protect humans, not kill them. Ikkaku was lecturing ShiShi instead of killing him and Hitsugaya didn't kill Yukio. Kenpachi was just... haha, crazy and in character by killing his opponent. Renji wasn't being sexist so much as being a proper Shinigami, folks. But now Rukia is an adorable puppy.... <3 I dare people to not love the puppy.
Okay.... I still expect some Riruka and Rukia bonding convo. After all, that yakuza guy could still talk when he was in plushie form. Maybe the girls will talk about Ichigo. Maybe Riruka will feed the puppy cucumbers?