Bleach 671: The power of Miracles on Ice.

Bleach 671

Hello Bleach fans! Welcome back to another week of Bleach manga review. In this chapter, we learn the miracles don’t exist when it comes to random power ups! So without further adieu, lets review!

Positive:

Well even though I was against the idea of Hitsugaya having a more powerful version of his Bankai just hidden away, I really do appreciate the design. Yes he looks like Ichigo, but it is not like Ichigo had a terrible design. I love the cockiness in Bleach characters from time to time, and I think Hitsugaya’s was the best so far. The ice powers in this form is pretty cool, and I had a huge grin on my face while reading the entire thing. I am also really happy that Hitsugaya wasn’t able to take him down by himself. He need help from Kenpachi, and looks like he’ll need assistance from a new and improve Byakuya. Makes this fight a great collab, despite it having many flaws.

Negatives:

I still don’t like the idea of the power up, but quite honestly I find this is the major flaw with Bleach fights. The term Bankai is a cop out to get you hyped for fights, and really it’s just one big power up that helps the user overcome his opponent. It is cheap concept that breaks the grounds for the two characters to have any real fight choreography, and it doesn’t involve much thought for the fight. It is really annoying because once you figure out this concept you have a hard time really enjoying any fight. While the fight looks pretty on the outside, it lacks any substance on the inside.

Predictions:

I predict that next chapter we see Byakuya finish off Gerald, but Gerald gets back up, only to be taken down by Byakuya’s power up.

I’ll rate this chapter a 7/10, really good chapter and it got me a little hyped, I am excited to see how this plays out. Hopefully it ends on a good note because the fight had some rocky moments.

 

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Toriko 368: Food Luck is the ultimate way not to get food poisoning.

Toriko 368

Hello! Welcome back to another Toriko review! This chapter we continue to learn why Food Luck is one of the worst abilities in the entire series. Again! Also God’s going to appear, so we’ll find out who’s food luck is more powerful between Komatsu, and Joa! So without further adieu, let’s review!

Positive:

You have got to love the tension that was built up for this end game arc. Yeah Toriko, and friends usually always overcome everything, but you always felt that as long as Midora, and Jirou were around. The good guys were always safe. However at the end of this chapter we see how all the disciples are officially out of the picture now. Which brings to question, how are our hero’s going to overcome this obstacle? It makes you quite excited to read the next upcoming chapters because you really want to know. The howling from the Wolf King sent shivers down my spine because it felt like warning for me, basically saying that his son was down, and he feared the opponent that was coming. To see the gathering of all the 8 kings will be a wonderful sight to behold.  It also was exciting to see the demons just pop out of no where. Sent a message that the end goal was here.

Negative:

If you are a usual follower of my blogs than you know I can’t stand the pacing of Toriko. Sometimes it goes really slow, and other times it moves extraordinarily fast. Midora was taken out way too soon. I felt it was too upsetting to see Midora get taken out like that. Midora is hyped to be the strongest disciple, and I wanted to see him do some major damage to the enemy camp. Added to the fact he lost to possibly the worst ability in the series.FOOD LUCK!? I mean really come on now, you’re talking about a guy who survived fights a with a king from a very young age, and a guy who dueled with disciple level fighters growing up, and you mean to tell me luck took him out? No! No! No! That is the worst fighting that I have seen in year. Midora deserved better than that, and we all know it.

Predictions:

I predict next chapter, we fight out God is actually a creature, and his power is about the equivalent to the 8 kings. Then our hero’s decide to go ahead and fight it, because why not?

I give this chapter a 6/10. It had some moments but ultimately it left me wishing for something more. Really wish Midora was handled better. Until next time!

 

 

Hunter x Hunter 351: Looks like Chrollo gots his hands on an early release of Pokemon Sun and Moon!

Hunter x Hunter 351

Hello Hunter x Hunter hands, you know this is a good week because there was no Hiatus after one chapter!  Jokes aside this chapter was a big surprise for me because it was so random that something all Hunter x Hunter fans wanted to see, and we wake up to Chrollo vs. Hisoka which is amazing! So without further Adieu, lets review!

Positive:

I love Hunter x Hunter fights. For the one reason you have to use your brain to truly understand the creativeness in them. I knew Hisoka and Chrollo wasn’t going to be a brawl that was just going to happen over time. I knew that Hisoka who’s skill set is not as diverse has Chrollo’s set.  So he has to be on constant alert for something new to happen, and will have to find a way to fight Chrollo with his nen. Chrollo has a different problem, he has to find the right ability that would be a perfect counter to Hisoka, and he has to use it to make sure Hisoka can’t figure it out. When Chrollo purposed a fight to the death with Chrollo, it was getting my heart pumped. I love both characters, and I really don’t want to see one die, however if Chrollo dies, it makes room for Hisoka to grow. If Hisoka dies then Chrollo will not grow as much because Hisoka was not his main ideal. This is good character arc because whoever wins has a door open that opens a plethora of opportunities.  The art in this was nice, and it shows that maybe Togashi is taking this seriously.

Negative:

While I love the chapter, it’s run by pure fanboy adrenaline. You take a plot line that fans have been wanting for years, and all of a sudden just throw it into our face. I wanted to see the process of the fight being led up too. I wanted the hype to be build up, I wanted to see every moment before hand. Now all of a sudden I’m watching a fight that, I always wanted, and I didn’t know any of the history before it. It’s like I worked so hard for something, but in the middle of working hard it was just given to me. Makes me question why did I work so hard. I know it’s not the best complaint but it still works.

Prediction:

I predict next chapter the fight gets intense, but it ends with some questionable visitor.

I rate this chapter an 8.5/10. You have got to love Hunter x Hunter. Well until next time, God Bless!

 

One Piece 824: Luffy’s cooking is possibly better than mine!

One Piece 824

Hello One Piece fans, welcome back to another wonderful chapter of One Piece. This chapter we basically learned that the sacred vow Marriage can only last if you’re beautiful. So without further adieu lets review!

Positive:

You have to love a very powerful man, with a very weak endurance to liquor. Kaidou having his personality change so much just from drinking was hilarious. However it also showed just how intimidating Kaidou really is. Kaidou really did not care for Doflamingo so much, but the fact that he wanted his smilely operation. It was a funny scene, only made badass when Kaidou batted the guy off the island. Oda is doing a good job at writing Kaidou because he is becoming a funny character, but only raiding the tension every chapter he is in. It makes you wonder how the hell Luffy will take this guy down! It only helped when you saw Eustass Kidd on the grown bleeding, and beaten. Making a mock off possibly the most powerful supernova along the lines of Luffy and Law! The Luffy cooking moment is what I love about old One Piece because it showed the SH’s just being human amongst their hectic world, and its small moments like this, that really help the series when they have powerful emotional moments later in the series, because you remember these family moments. Sanji being in this chapter was great for me. He was still Sanji, he wasn’t moping around depressed, no he was Sanji. Still a badmouth badass goofy loving cook. No forced marriage will change that, and how he actually cares about his crew mates. I also love how I saw the Big Mom’s island defense system, and it was interesting to note how Baron Tamago reacted to Pekom’s demise. Was quite curious to that.

Negatives:

While I think this was a very good chapter for One Piece, and I think One Piece has been on fire for 2016. I do not like the fact we were again offpaneled information regarding Blackbeard and Dragon. I know that unless it has something to do with the Straw hats we will not see it, but the rest of the world is massive, and I would like to see some of the events that go one with other characters. Not just the Straw hats! Also I thought it was redundant that Luffy didn’t know who his father was, or what he looked like. He learned about this hundreds of chapters ago, we really didn’t need a recap.

Predictions: Luffy, and company run into a strange ally, Sanji information. Also I predict a surprise plot twist involving the world government.

I rate this chapter 8/10. Really great chapter, had some flaws, but I was certainly happy reading this.

Until next time God Bless 🙂

 

Bleach 670: Kenpachi has more chill than Hitsugaya

Bleach 670

Hello Bleach fans welcome back! It has been a while, but I’m back to doing Bleach reviews, and I must say I love reading Bleach in bulk because it is better than reading it weekly. So without further adieu let’s review!

Positive:

The fight so far is possibly my favorite fight in this arc. Probably my favorite fight since Mask. I love the choreography, and I love the scenes of the captains talking about how to take down Gerald. You truly feel that Gerald is a force to be reckon with, and you have no idea how the captains will take them down. I really like how they put restriction on Kenpachi’s bankai. I love powerful fighters, however, I like the fact Kenpachi can’t just master his Bankai to perfection like that. Adds some reality to it.

Negatives:

Hitsugaya has a bigger plot convenience than Ichigo if I’m going to just lay out the honesty. I should have known that if anyone was going to win this battle in popularity between the 3 captains it would always be Kubo’s number one. I have no qualms towards Hitsugaya, but honestly I hate how he took over Kenpachi’s spotlight for a power up that sounds so redundant that it basically just says ” I didn’t plan this, but I need the fans to be happy.” I really don’t like when authors do that to their story, and so far I am not hyped for Hitsugaya’s reveal.

Prediction:

I predict Hit’s does some cool stuff, but loses, and Byakuya unveils a new power-up.

 

I give this chapter a 5/10. It could have been handle much better honestly. Until next time, God Bless! 🙂

 

Seven Deadly Sins 171: It’s the Meliodas show!

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Welcome back Seven Deadly Sins fans! This chapter was amazing did you guys see Ban cut Dolors arm off? Wait, did you guys see King, and Diane take down the 10 Commandments? What you say Meliodas take down the giant and the Fairy Queen? Oh yeah I forgot, Mel is taking the spotlight again. So without further adieu, let’s review!

Positive:

Even if it is Mel, the action in this episode was superb. Really can’t fault Nakaba for that. Mel is always on that no days off. I especially love the little chat between Gowther, and Escanor. It really makes me want to see the backstories of the original days of the Seven Deadly Sins. Gowther is about to get some real character development! I mean he is going to get lots of character development, and he messed with most of the main cast, and I’m waiting to see how he is redeemed.

Negative:

I like the Seven Deadly Sins. I like all of them with Diane being my least favorite, however still likable. My favorites are King, Ban, and Escanor. So I love when the series focuses on these cats, yet they can never truly get an amazing moment because the moment is always taken by Meliodas. I get where Meliodas is coming from, and I get that he’s the only one that can take on the 10 Commandments, but I still enjoy the others, and I am really hating the power level crap because it just serves as an excuse for us not to see the others. The other sins are due for a powerup if they are to stay relevant in the series. That really isn’t good writing, but in some series that is just how it needs to be.

Prediction:

Mel beats the Fairy Queen, and somehow loses at the same time, that causes everyone to rise up to take on the weaken Commandments!

I rate this chapter 6/10, would have been a lot better if other sins were involved.

Hunter x Hunter 350: After a long Hiatus, Biscuit is finally back!

Hunter x Hunter 350

Hello! New fans, my name is Dragonics for those of you who don’t know, and I normally do manga reviews for my favorite ongoing series! Today I’m going to do a review on a widely popular ongoing series Dragon Quest……um I mean Hunter x Hunter, so without further adieu lets review!

Positive:

I love Hunter x Hunter, and I’m really excited that it is back into action. One of the best parts of Hunter x Hunter is the dialog heave chapters that explain so much of what is going on. You really can’t miss a beat when reading it. It brings life to the situation, and it raises the stakes, and all the characters have their own appeal to the story. I love how they used Kurapica’s logic to pick his prince, but and thrown right back at him when the prince reveals who he really is! Nice short twist that you expect from a series like Hunter x Hunter! The art was drawn really nice, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series has.

Negatives:

While the chapter wasn’t bad, it wasn’t a chapter that I was craving after another long Hiatus from HxH. I was wanting something to do more with the actual traveling to the Dark Continent. It is hard to really appreciate some of these set up chapters, when you have it in the back of your mind that you’ll never fully see them play out. Although that is honestly just my opinion.

Predictions:

I predict that we see more of the princes, and we see their hidden ideal on how to win in the Dark Continent. At the end of the chapter we see how Gon gets involved.