Yes, I know this week’s Weekly Shonen chapters are already out and about.
Yes, I know I should be working on that Naruto post I promised god knows when.
Yes, I know I should be working on those upcoming 12 Day posts that I have yet to start.
Yes, I know I am screwed.
I didn’t think notice this right away, but a bit after I read the chapter, I thought “hmmm, this may just be actual self-parody.” Last post, I jokingly said that it almost feels like Bleach is making fun of itself. In a strange way, this chapter kind of adds evidence to that claim.
Tite Kubo (the mangaka behind this much beloved series) is praised a lot for his art. There are in general, only two things that I have seen people complain about:
- Not enough happens per panel or per page.
- The artwork sometimes has too much black ink.
Take a nice hard look at that second point.
Then recall that this head of Squad Zero basically manipulates black ink……Bleach is maybe, just maybe, making fun of itself here. It is a silly thought, but this is a silly manga!
Anyway, that is pretty much all I have to say. Monk dude is kind of cool, but again, I don’t find myself terribly invested in this fight.