Ichigo is still unsure who Ivan really is. It's all because of that damn mask. I'm wondering about it myself. Ivan didn't do any harm to Ichigo though. He just provoked Ichigo so that he used his bankai and Ichigo, who has grown up so much since he was first met and got stabbed by Rukia, just played his game, hoping to understand what is it Ivan really after.
Ivan attack pretty much canceled out Ichigo's bankai. Or at least that what he expected his attack to do. Unfortunately it didn't work out like he planned. Ichigo wasn't even affected by his empty threat.
I am not a fan of Ivan's attack/weapon. I think it was way too over the top. What happened to simple zanpaktou, Kubo? Why must you exaggerated everything nowadays? Is it just me, or does anyone else have a fucking clue of what's going on between the pages of this chapter when it comes to Ichigo vs Ivan?
Back at Soul Society, or to be specific, the office of the old fuck, the intruders pretty much challenged him and I love to see them bringing the old fuck guy down for real this time around. The old fuck is too arrogant for his own good.
As usual the old fuck underestimated his enemy until his vice captain Sasakibe is taken out. The Vandenreich (oh God, they are Germans! ♥), that's what the intruders called themselves, not only declared war on Soul Society but they confidently said that in 5 days, Soul Society will be annihilated.
I don't like the sound of that. Not at all. That's too short of a time. Does this mean that Bleach will end sooner than I expected it? Fuck now I'm mad AND sad.
Damn you Kubo.
On the other hand, I am intrigued by the antagonists. I can't wait to learn who they really are. Does Grimmjow has German's blood in him? LOL I need to learn to give up, don't I? :P
For my rants on previous chapters, click here.