Bleach 342: Farewell Ichigo

Ichigo’s powers are fading quicker than expected, now Rukia has the task to ask him to stop fighting before he kills himself, but Ichigo is stubborn and doesn’t seem to want to stop anytime soon.

 

Have I lost my mind? Did I really just saw a good bleach filler? What is going here. Punch me someone, I want to make certain I am not dreaming.

I really liked this episode, I was expecting some kind of horrible filler of filler, but turns out it was actually a really well done transition episode. I wish the whole arc implying Kageroza would have never happened and that we would have gone straight to this episode instead. It was everything I was hoping to see from the end of Aizen. Ichigo lost his power and we accompanied him as he gradually became unable to fight and eventually he was even unable to have any contact with the world of the spirits anymore.

 

The episode was interesting because we were able to see Ichigo’s struggle to keep doing what he loved, but in the end he was just not fit for duty anymore and was more of a burden than anything else for Rukia and the others. Now everything is back to the way things should be, Ichigo is powerless and the planet is still in revolution around the sun. He was the strongest of all, it was great time he returned to be insignificant. Now he will have plenty of time to learn about his father’s past and to spend times with his friends. Maybe now that he is powerless Inoue and Rukia will be the victim of less kidnappings. In the end, everyone wins.

I really wonder what the next real arc will be about, I don’t read the manga because I’m illiterate, but I was told that what will follow is awesome, so I hope my source told me the truth. Ichigo will most likely regain some sort of power somehow at some point, but I’m sure it won’t be the same bullshit way he did in the filler arc.

 

Now Ichigo can’t see or feel Rukia or the other anymore, but that doesn’t really mean that he can’t see her in any situation, if the situation arise she can just jump in her gigai and talk to him and have freaky sex, whatever they feel like doing. So while it is inconvenient and Ichigo is now unable to protect anyone, he has not lost everything. It is not has sad as the episode make it to be. But it sure will be strange to see Ichigo as the powerless of the bunch and not the super Sayan. It sure will make the next arc quite interesting.

In the end, this was a great episode, way above what I was expecting and it was really something after all the bullshit and boring episode of the summer. It made me remember why I was even watching this show to begin with. Hopefully this arc won’t make me regret having watched over 300 episodes of this show and instead will convince me to continue watching it.

 

ZeroG signing off

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