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Immanent God Blues Ichigo and the Soul Reapers wage a furious battle against the Arrancars who are attacking Karakura Town. But this enemy is unlike anything they have ever fought before, and these aren't even the strongest of the Arrancars! If Ichigo and his friends can barely face them, how can they hope to fight off the elite Arrancar warriors, the dreaded Espada? Immanent God Blues Ichigo and the Soul Reapers wage a furious battle against the Arrancars who are attacking Karakura Town. But this enemy is unlike anything they have ever fought before, and these aren't even the strongest of the Arrancars! If Ichigo and his friends can barely face them, how can they hope to fight off the elite Arrancar warriors, the dreaded Espada?


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Immanent God Blues Ichigo and the Soul Reapers wage a furious battle against the Arrancars who are attacking Karakura Town. But this enemy is unlike anything they have ever fought before, and these aren't even the strongest of the Arrancars! If Ichigo and his friends can barely face them, how can they hope to fight off the elite Arrancar warriors, the dreaded Espada? Immanent God Blues Ichigo and the Soul Reapers wage a furious battle against the Arrancars who are attacking Karakura Town. But this enemy is unlike anything they have ever fought before, and these aren't even the strongest of the Arrancars! If Ichigo and his friends can barely face them, how can they hope to fight off the elite Arrancar warriors, the dreaded Espada?

30 review for Bleach, Volume 24

  1. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    This finishes up the fights with the soul reapers and the mysterious group who wants to basically fuck them up. Grimjaw gets to show off his moves and damn...he is a bit scary. Our three Captains unleash something new...not gonna lie it was badass. I actually really enjoyed this volume. Hoping this arc is better than expected.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Angela Auten

    I <3 Bleach so much. Grimmjaw. I love him so much. He was in this volume! I love the fight between him and Ichigo that happens in the later volumes!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    This may come as a shock, but there is lots of fighting. All the time. At least the plot has gotten much more interesting than before, even though the constant mostly-pointless violence is wearing thin. "Ah-hah! I'm stronger than I appear!" "Ah-hah! I, too, am stronger than I appear!" "Ah-hah! I am actually even stronger than I let on before, so there!" "Ah-hah, this trope is really getting on my nerves!" Argh. This may come as a shock, but there is lots of fighting. All the time. At least the plot has gotten much more interesting than before, even though the constant mostly-pointless violence is wearing thin. "Ah-hah! I'm stronger than I appear!" "Ah-hah! I, too, am stronger than I appear!" "Ah-hah! I am actually even stronger than I let on before, so there!" "Ah-hah, this trope is really getting on my nerves!" Argh.

  4. 4 out of 5

    bri ♡

    oii this volume was so so good

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So Ikkaku kicks ass, and defeats his opponent. Rangiku and Tôshiro barely make it through, and Renji survives because Ururu gets into kill mode and almost destroys everything- she is such a silly girl because she seems so beaten down, yet she is so surprisingly kick ass! Ichigo battles the bad bad guy (we have an hierarchy to keep track of), Grimmjow (who I love). The reason our Soul Reapers survive is they are given permission to unlock their full power in the world of the living. However, Grim So Ikkaku kicks ass, and defeats his opponent. Rangiku and Tôshiro barely make it through, and Renji survives because Ururu gets into kill mode and almost destroys everything- she is such a silly girl because she seems so beaten down, yet she is so surprisingly kick ass! Ichigo battles the bad bad guy (we have an hierarchy to keep track of), Grimmjow (who I love). The reason our Soul Reapers survive is they are given permission to unlock their full power in the world of the living. However, Grimmjow is taken back to Hueco Mundo because he is in the world of the living without permission (and managed to lose 5 Arrancars without Aizen's authorization. He is escorted by Tôsen and punished (Tôsen cuts off his arm...which will not help his sanity at all! Crazy!). The end of the volume visits Uryû, who is training with his father to regain his spiritual power. Chad asks to train with Urahara and Ichigo goes to the Visored. What for, we don't yet know! So good!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    Bleach, Vol. 24 continues where the previous tankōbon left off and contains the next nine chapters (206–214) of the on-going manga series. Collapsing after defeating Arrancar 13 Edorad Leones, Ikkaku Madarame comes to while reminiscing how he joined Squad Eleven and that he kept his Bankai out of respect towards his captain, Kenpachi Zaraki. Meanwhile, as Arrancar 12 Shawlong Qufang explains the number ranking structure of an Arrancars' power to Tōshirō Hitsugaya, the Soul Reaper captain, Rangiku Bleach, Vol. 24 continues where the previous tankōbon left off and contains the next nine chapters (206–214) of the on-going manga series. Collapsing after defeating Arrancar 13 Edorad Leones, Ikkaku Madarame comes to while reminiscing how he joined Squad Eleven and that he kept his Bankai out of respect towards his captain, Kenpachi Zaraki. Meanwhile, as Arrancar 12 Shawlong Qufang explains the number ranking structure of an Arrancars' power to Tōshirō Hitsugaya, the Soul Reaper captain, Rangiku Matsumoto and Renji Abarai have problems fighting their Arrancar opponents. Luckily, Rangiku receives confirmation from the Soul Society that they have been granted permission to lift their power limits, allowing the Soul Reapers to defeat their opponents at full power. Meanwhile, Ichigo Kurosaki is overpowered by Grimmjow while contending once more with his inner hollow. Before Sexta Espada Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez can release his zanpakutō, Kaname Tōsen arrives to take the Espada back to Hueco Mundo for acting against Sōsuke Aizen's orders. For his insubordination, Grimmjow is demoted with his arm sliced off by Kaname Tōsen. Ichigo looks for the Vizards as his inner hollow has become too powerful to control. Meanwhile, Uryū Ishida trains with his father under the Karakura Hospital while Yasutora "Chad" Sado requests Kisuke Urahara to train him. This tankōbon is written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Further information is given about the structure of Arrancar society as Shawlong Qufang explained to Tōshirō Hitsugaya and how the top Arrancar are called Espada, which Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez is a part of. Fortunately, the incursion was cut short because it was unsanctioned and Grimmjow was disciplined for it. All in all, Bleach, Vol. 24 is a wonderful continuation to a series that seems intriguing and I cannot wait to read more.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    This story arc greatly focuses on battles with a couple of surprises, some less predictable than others. While they are deadly and fascinating, with excellent artwork, they felt redundant in progression with the introduction of a new Soul Society law that changes the game. I'm also a bit sad about how Toshiro seems so weak compared to other captains, yet he looks so cool! I did like the ending that promises new training and new development for several characters. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and B This story arc greatly focuses on battles with a couple of surprises, some less predictable than others. While they are deadly and fascinating, with excellent artwork, they felt redundant in progression with the introduction of a new Soul Society law that changes the game. I'm also a bit sad about how Toshiro seems so weak compared to other captains, yet he looks so cool! I did like the ending that promises new training and new development for several characters. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  8. 4 out of 5

    Juho Pohjalainen

    I have good memories of these fights. The reveal of the good guys having severely held back the whole time could easily have come across as a Deus Ex Machina, but the system was established well in advance so it instead became a satisfying Chekhov's Gun. And there was still a lot of tension in it because it wasn't their choice whether they were allowed to go all out, and the fact that they had to do so against mere foot-soldiers is a pretty nasty implication of how bad things will get in the fut I have good memories of these fights. The reveal of the good guys having severely held back the whole time could easily have come across as a Deus Ex Machina, but the system was established well in advance so it instead became a satisfying Chekhov's Gun. And there was still a lot of tension in it because it wasn't their choice whether they were allowed to go all out, and the fact that they had to do so against mere foot-soldiers is a pretty nasty implication of how bad things will get in the future.

  9. 4 out of 5

    DonutKnow

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So goooood. But bro, Ichigo, what do you have to do this on your own? Do you really need to team up with those masked ones? They look kinda sketchy to me 🤔

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey

    After putting pedal to the metal in the first few issues of the new arc, Tite Kubo takes it off a bit despite doing an issue almost entirely composed of fights. After elevating his villains last issue, he reduces them by revealing that some of the protagonists are fighting with limitations. I don't think it serves the story well, but will refrain from full judgment until after I read the follow-on issues. Still, he does provide a fracture within the evil foe' facade, which promises good things in After putting pedal to the metal in the first few issues of the new arc, Tite Kubo takes it off a bit despite doing an issue almost entirely composed of fights. After elevating his villains last issue, he reduces them by revealing that some of the protagonists are fighting with limitations. I don't think it serves the story well, but will refrain from full judgment until after I read the follow-on issues. Still, he does provide a fracture within the evil foe' facade, which promises good things in the future.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Daniela Stefania

    OMG

  12. 5 out of 5

    M.D. Williams

    Given that Manga, and especially Shonen is split up into bigger arcs as composed to volumes I will be analyzing and reviewing this by Arc. I also reread this manga over the span of 2 months, some days reading as much as 100 chapters a day. It would be quite tedious for me to review each 7-8 chapter volume. So this will be copy and pasted throughout all of the 72 manga volumes. That being said, if you're looking at this without having viewed the series...spoiler warning. I don't recap anything, b Given that Manga, and especially Shonen is split up into bigger arcs as composed to volumes I will be analyzing and reviewing this by Arc. I also reread this manga over the span of 2 months, some days reading as much as 100 chapters a day. It would be quite tedious for me to review each 7-8 chapter volume. So this will be copy and pasted throughout all of the 72 manga volumes. That being said, if you're looking at this without having viewed the series...spoiler warning. I don't recap anything, but I also mention things that happen. If you want me to answer the question "Should I pick this up?" Yes. Even if you stop at the end of the Soul Society Arc. It's worth it. Karakura Town Arc - Chapters 1-56 - Rating: 7/10 (The official page lumps this in with the Soul Society Arc however I feel as if they are two very separate arcs with two very separate themes) - A fun introduction. -An interesting premise on the idea of ghosts and demons (Hollows) -Does a good job of introducing the characters and I especially enjoyed the love for characters like Chad, Orihime and Uryu as these characters would later lose more and more spotlight as the series went on. -It is a bit of a monster of the week. When it works, like with Chad's introduction story. It works. But Characters like Don Kanonji felt superficial and very gimmicky. Which, fair. I didn't enjoy them as much. Soul Society Arc - Chapters 57-182 - Rating: 10/10 -The height of Bleach -Establishes an afterlife seemingly perfectly. Later on revealed to be full of plot holes and never fleshed out but hey! That's not an issue in THIS arc. The fights are top tier, the themes of Ichigo owing a life debt to Rukia and his passion and determination to rise above literally God's army is inspiring and to this day is why I love Ichigo so much. He doesn't have some grandiose plan. He doesn't have a major goal to accomplish. He is a protector by heart, losing his mother has made him sour to failing to protect those he cares about and he'll do anything in his power never to feel that helpless again. Very powerful stuff. -The twist near the end of this arc is revolutionary and would make waves for the next 200 chapters onward. A perfect ending and set up for the forthcoming arc. -The only issues I have for this arc would be Ichigo's lightning speed progression. The guy goes from being able to barely defeat a third seat to besting multiple captains in roughly 100 or less chapters. I get that that is the point and him defeating captains was more of a struck of luck, but progression and pacing wise it feels very unearned and a factor of "for the plot he needed to be this strong" It only seems as fast as it is because Ichigo's progression slows drastically down for the rest of the story moving foreword so it's only now that I make that criticism. -Also, and this will be an issue in most Shonen. There are 13 Captains with 13 Vice Captains and seats that branch all the way to 10 I believe? Regardless, there's a fudge ton of characters that are introduced here and it can get a little jarring at times. Luckily, Kubo does a great job at making their designs and characters unique despite such a large cast. Hueco Mundo Arc - Chapters 183-423 - Rating 7/10 -This is another arc where personally I would split it up into two separate arcs. But for the sake of this review I will simply refer to the first half of the arc and the later half of the arc. First Half 9/10. Second Half. 5/10. -The first half of this arc is a great continuation of the last. Ichigo now struggles with his inner demons and it affects his ability to protect the ones he loves. We are also introduced to a deadly unknown new villains. The Arrancars/Espada to this day remain one of my favorite villain factions in all of manga enemies. -Just so you're aware I would say the first half of this arc ends right around the point of Ichigo vs Grimmjow. Grimmjow is one of the first Arrancar that Ichigo faces. And he's also one of two Espada that he faces three times. The conclusion of that fight shows Ichigo conquering his inner demons. Where Grimmjow is very much fighting to establish himself. Grimmjow has to fight Ichigo to prove to his fallen comrades that he is as good as he says he is. He doesn't care about Aizen, he doesn't care about the rest of the Espada. It is very personal for him. For Ichigo, Orohime is within his grasp of saving and he views this as his "final" battle. It's my favorite fight in all of Bleach. -However, this is where things start to take a bit of dip in quality in my opinion. We had a goal and we were striving towards that goal. Each character of the original cast coming to repay the debt they made to their friend who had risked her life to save them in the Soul society arc. But somewhere along the way it seems we just had a fighter fest. Captains would face enemies with no themes or character revelations. The Espadas got a little light but nothing that made their fights compelling. You almost just feel bad for the Espada as they were monsters turned into a military force by an unstoppable tyrant. But even that wasn't enough to make half of the fights interesting. Now, that's with knowing the outcome. These fights played little importance in the larger scheme of things. Where at least in the Hueco Mundo fights each match up had the protagonists striving for a goal. Rukia to defeat Aaroneiro to free her former superiors soul. Byakuya to defend Rukia. Renji and Uryu teamwork. Nel to protect Ichigo and get revenge on Nnoitra. Whereas Stark fought Kyoraku.....cause.....and Hitsugaya fought Halibel because Water vs Ice would be cool. -This leaves me to the end. I won't say it wasn't satisfying that Ichigo was able to defeat Aizen. And yes, I do feel like his new power was earned. 3 months of training. But this was clearly a last minute decision to save Aizen for a later date and the show must go on. I do feel like it wasn't as satisfying as 200+ chapter buildup needed to be. The Fullbring Arc - Chapters 424-479 - Rating: 8/10 -A very underrated arc. And yes, I acknowledge that rating wise I think the Fullbring arc is superior to the Hueco Mundo arc. That is mostly true. Though I like the first half of the Hueco Mundo Arc more than the Fullbring arc. The end of the HM arc really brought it down for me. The Fullbring Arc is much more concise and is actually the shortest arc in the series and works as a glorified Ichigo getting his powers back arc. But that doesn't mean its bad. -When I read it originally back when it was coming out in 2010. (Cause I'm Old) It wasn't phenomenal. In fact, I hated it. But wouldn't you? It took just short of a year to get to the point that we were at. But upon rereading it, it gave much deserved love to the characters who hadn't been shown love in quite some time. The original cast. It was a very character focused arc. Ichigo never seemed more human. And despite me hating it before for taking so long, reading weekly can sometimes hurt these mystery based arcs. The twist is heavily foreshadowed and I really appreciated it. -That being said, the end was super rushed. This was a big bummer for me. The villains this time around were humans. And the ones who had the most exposure and relations with these characters were the original cast who again....were humans. So to have the soul reapers, who have no connection to the fullbringers show up and basically no diff most of the fullbringers felt very forced and fanservicey to me. This very well could have not been Kubo's call. As the community was very vocal about their dislike for this arc as it was going on. But I appreciate it now much more as I appreciate character and story over big sword fights. Lol. The Thousand Year Blood War Arc - Chapters 424-689 - Rating: 5/10 -And we're finally here. The final and largest arc within the Bleach story. And man...does it not stick the landing. -That being said, this arc has phenomenal moments. Kenpachi's Shikai and Bankai. Ichigo's double swords. Renji's true Bankai. Rukia's Bankai. And many more. However, they are put together against the most break neck speed arc that I have ever read. Kubo was very ambitious when he introduced 26 new villains. However, most of them got barely any screen time and a lot of them even got off screened by higher level captains. This was unlike the Espada who each got a full double page spread for their Resurrections. -Yhwach himself was a phenomenal villain but was dealt with swiftly and imo dirty. They did him dirty. -There was just something off. The mood changed and it was very apparent. The villains had random powers instead of the powers reflecting their personalities or needs. The finale felt so underwhelming. -Ichigo gets to be the strongest he's ever been....but he doesn't defeat a single person besides the main villain despite being in several fights. -It isn't a good arc. In fact, I would say it's the worst. Hopefully the anime does a better job with this already mammoth of a story. 260 chapters is no joke. This gives the story of Bleach an Overall rating of 7.4/10. Which to me is above average. It has it's ups and downs. It's not perfect. But when it's high, it's peak shonen. But when it's low, it's very forgettable.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Julie Hayes

    A group of Arrancars has arrived in Kakura Town, led by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques. Their mission is to find anyone with even a hint of spiritual pressure… and destroy them. Ikkaku faces a fierce opponent, but the bald Soul Reaper doesn’t know when to give up and continues to fight, despite the odds against him. He can’t help but remember to a fight he’d been in years previously against an opponent who valued his fighting skills and gave him some sound advice. Toshiro Hitsugaya is often underestimated A group of Arrancars has arrived in Kakura Town, led by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques. Their mission is to find anyone with even a hint of spiritual pressure… and destroy them. Ikkaku faces a fierce opponent, but the bald Soul Reaper doesn’t know when to give up and continues to fight, despite the odds against him. He can’t help but remember to a fight he’d been in years previously against an opponent who valued his fighting skills and gave him some sound advice. Toshiro Hitsugaya is often underestimated because of his lack of height and his youthful appearance. The Arrancar he faces is no exception. Meanwhile, Renji is engaged in a fight of his own, and his bankai doesn’t seem to be doing the trick, earning the other’s disdain. Due to all the strange spiritual pressure, Ururu is drawn from her bed, to Jinta’s dismay, fearful of what may happen if he cannot get her under control. Not all Arrancars are created equal, apparently. Created by Aizen, through the use of the Hogyoku, they “are numbered according to the order of (their) birth, beginning with the number 11. The most gifted killers… receive the numbers one through ten , in descending order of their lethality.” These are known as the Espada. And among these is present in Kakura Town, Espada Sexta—Grimmjow. Small surprise that Ichigo finds himself battling this opponent. Things are looking pretty grim for everyone (except the Arrancars) who belittle their opponents as being unworthy. But then Rangiku Matumoto receives a call she’s been waiting for from Soul Society, concerning the gentei kaijo (restriction removal). Apparently there is something that keeps Soul Reapers from operating at peak levels when in the World of the Living. Now that they can use more of their powers, perhaps the tide will turn! Ichigo, however, has never been subject to these restrictions. He battles against Grimmjow himself. Is he up to the challenge, or will he require the intervention of a deux ex machina to save him? What of Uryu, who feels the spiritual pressure of the Arrancars but has promised to have nothing to do with the Soul Reapers? Will he find a way around that? Or will he be forced to sit on the sidelines. This volume of Bleach is pretty battle heavy as the Soul Reapers and Ichigo square off against Grimmjow and his Arrancars. I like the way the battles aren’t all one-sided or weighed in the favor of the heroes. They’re more realistic in that the good guys don’t always win, and yes, they can get hurt. Sometimes die. I found what happened in Ichigo’s battle with Grimmjow very interesting, as well as its aftermath. But of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. To paraphrase the Carpenters, “They’ve only just begun….” Good volume of Bleach, looking forward to the next one.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kassilem

    First off, this is my favorite cover. Second, here is action galore. This book focuses on battles; many battles at once. Ichigo's struggle with himself deepens and he falls into even deeper depression. Everyone else is a little depressed too actually. Although, these battles were tough, and they weren't even the strongest Arrancars, so everyone's entitled to a little depression. Ichigo does, however, do something about it by the looks of it in the end of this volume. The only thing I don't like First off, this is my favorite cover. Second, here is action galore. This book focuses on battles; many battles at once. Ichigo's struggle with himself deepens and he falls into even deeper depression. Everyone else is a little depressed too actually. Although, these battles were tough, and they weren't even the strongest Arrancars, so everyone's entitled to a little depression. Ichigo does, however, do something about it by the looks of it in the end of this volume. The only thing I don't like so far is that the Soul Reapers seem to know about the Hollow inside Ichigo. Logically, Byakuka could have mentioned it, but it's never explained how anyone else knows. Because I like drama, I would have preferred that no one knew until they saw it. Anyways, it's still a great story with lots of potential just waiting to happen.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    I've sped through 24 volumes and boy was I enraptured by the twist! The really really bad guy is revealed and I was so tickled. I want to run around yelling BANKAI and getting some next level energy happening. Hot water in the shower not turning on fast enough? BANKAI! Tap on full! Food not microwaved hot enough? BANKAI! An extra 2 minutes! I am enjoying some of the relationship complexities of the characters. But now I see the other 22 volumes ahead of me and it feels like such a chore to get t I've sped through 24 volumes and boy was I enraptured by the twist! The really really bad guy is revealed and I was so tickled. I want to run around yelling BANKAI and getting some next level energy happening. Hot water in the shower not turning on fast enough? BANKAI! Tap on full! Food not microwaved hot enough? BANKAI! An extra 2 minutes! I am enjoying some of the relationship complexities of the characters. But now I see the other 22 volumes ahead of me and it feels like such a chore to get through. It's manga! Can reading manga be possibly considered a chore?? There are so many characters I'm losing track of them.. Maybe I'm reading through them too fast, but I also don't get the mini vignettes between each chapter.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Subham

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It was a pretty decent volume, we have fights happening with Arrancars/Arankarus and like you see they are getting owned for most of the fight, Hitsugaya vs Shawlong and Renji vs Eilfort but when the limit release is activated, the captains come out on top and you see their real powers when they dont have to hold back and when they defeat them its just a sight to behold! Amazing art there though the chs are read in minutes, plus interesting revelations about Ikkaku! Tousen comes and takes Grimmj It was a pretty decent volume, we have fights happening with Arrancars/Arankarus and like you see they are getting owned for most of the fight, Hitsugaya vs Shawlong and Renji vs Eilfort but when the limit release is activated, the captains come out on top and you see their real powers when they dont have to hold back and when they defeat them its just a sight to behold! Amazing art there though the chs are read in minutes, plus interesting revelations about Ikkaku! Tousen comes and takes Grimmjow away and we finally meet Aizen and Gin and its good, Ichigo realizes how outclass he is and need to retrain and control his iinner hollow, its a good volume with realizations and epic fights and is building towards the next big arc!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Megan Lowde

    Honestly, Grimmjow and Toshiro are two of my favourite characters, so having this volume almost entirely centred on their separate fights was pretty great for me - we got to see more of Toshiro in action with Hyorinmaru, but also Grimmjow busted out some moves as Ichigo utterly failed against him, prompting his acceptance of training by the Visoreds. It was an interesting volume, and we got to learn a little more about how the soul reapers operate in the human world as well as Aizen in Hueco Mun Honestly, Grimmjow and Toshiro are two of my favourite characters, so having this volume almost entirely centred on their separate fights was pretty great for me - we got to see more of Toshiro in action with Hyorinmaru, but also Grimmjow busted out some moves as Ichigo utterly failed against him, prompting his acceptance of training by the Visoreds. It was an interesting volume, and we got to learn a little more about how the soul reapers operate in the human world as well as Aizen in Hueco Mundo and what happened to Tozen and Gin at the same time as some pretty intense fight scenes.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Chris Carrescia

    I like volume twenty four because we get to see more of Grimmjow versus Ichigo as well as some of the other characters like Toshiro and Renji. We get some character back story and some pretty good plot progression and we also get to see the extent of Ichigo's new power. I like volume twenty four because we get to see more of Grimmjow versus Ichigo as well as some of the other characters like Toshiro and Renji. We get some character back story and some pretty good plot progression and we also get to see the extent of Ichigo's new power.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jacob

    All of our protagonists are mid-battle at the start of v.24, so this is all about bouncing between those battles and bringing them to a close. Not much to say beyond that, but this does exist as perhaps one of the tightest, most focused Bleach volumes so far. Lean, mean, just get it done.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Persephonie

    The Espada are ridiculously strong, and the ragtag group from the Soul Society is looking a little run down... I see some training montages in my future! DAYUM. Great battles, lots of Bankai explosions, and development in some of the best side characters! This series is incredibly addicting.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Blue

    Amazing

  22. 5 out of 5

    M

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The results of the popularity polls is always one of my favourite segments♡♡♡

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hera (wandering.deity)

    Ikkaku's fight scene is bomb Ikkaku's fight scene is bomb

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nick

    Overall Rating: A+ Synopsis: Ichigo Kurosaki sees ghosts, and fights...a lot. All of this is pretty normal for Ichigo, but then he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a Shinigami (Death God) and member of the mysterious Soul Society. When a Hollow, an evil spirit, attacks Ichigo and his family, Rukia attempts to defeat the Hollow, but is wounded. To help him save his family, she lends Ichigo some of her powers, but something goes wrong, and Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Ichigo becomes a temporar Overall Rating: A+ Synopsis: Ichigo Kurosaki sees ghosts, and fights...a lot. All of this is pretty normal for Ichigo, but then he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a Shinigami (Death God) and member of the mysterious Soul Society. When a Hollow, an evil spirit, attacks Ichigo and his family, Rukia attempts to defeat the Hollow, but is wounded. To help him save his family, she lends Ichigo some of her powers, but something goes wrong, and Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Ichigo becomes a temporary Shinigami, and works with Rukia to handle the hunting of hollows until Rukia can recover. At least, that was the plan... Before I picked up the manga, I saw the first four episodes of the anime at Stellarcon '06. It was a fansub (this was before it was airing on Adult Swim), so the translation wasn't great, but I fell in love with the characters and mythology of the series. I immediately started picking up the manga and planning a costume for Ichigo. A few months later, I cosplayed Ichigo at Heroescon, had read all of the manga that had been translated, and watched as much of the anime as I could get my hands on. So, what's the big deal, right? I think it comes down to the characters. There are dozens of of them, and the writer Tite Kubo takes the time to give them all detailed backgrounds and relationships. I'm 19 volumes in, and while there's plenty of action, it's the character development I'm hooked to. In the first 19 volumes, there are three main groups of characters, humans, the Shingami, and the Quincies. When humans die, their souls become Wholes or Hollows. Wholes are normal spirits, but the spirits that become Hollows are corrupted souls that must feed on the souls of the living (kind of like spiritual vampires). The Shinigami release Wholes and help them cross over to the Soul Society (the spirit world), and cleanse the Hollows so that they can cross over as well. They do so using big ass swords called zanpakutō. The Quincies use bows made of spiritual energy in the form of bows to hunt Hollows, similarly to the Shinigami. However, unlike the Shingami, who purify the souls of the Hollows preserving the balance of souls between the two world, the Quincies destroy them. This endangers the balance of the world, and as a result the two groups went to war. The Shinigami won, and there is now only one Quincy left, Uryū Ishida. Despite his hatred of Shinigami, Uryū eventually becomes friends Ichigo, and even travels to the Soul Society with him. This only scratches at the surface of the series. I have only seen ~50 episodes of the anime, but what I have seen follows the manga very closely. I highly recommend checking out the series, it's fun, interesting, and has some great cosplay opportunities. For more manga and anime reviews, please check out Hobotaku.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sophia F

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ikkaku has succeeded!!! Once he defeats his opponent and is lying on the ground, there is a flashback with Kenpachi Zaraki telling Ikkaku to live, not to beg for death along with his defeat. (Kenny also has his hair down here). Then we find out that Renji was asking Ikkaku to become a Captain because he has the capabilities of using Bankai, but he refuses. Yumichika: "I knew you'd still be alive...... Ikkaku." Me: "YOU WERE JUST TELLING SOMEONE TO PLAN HIS COMPANY FUNERAL!! WHAT THE HECK YUMICHIKA! Ikkaku has succeeded!!! Once he defeats his opponent and is lying on the ground, there is a flashback with Kenpachi Zaraki telling Ikkaku to live, not to beg for death along with his defeat. (Kenny also has his hair down here). Then we find out that Renji was asking Ikkaku to become a Captain because he has the capabilities of using Bankai, but he refuses. Yumichika: "I knew you'd still be alive...... Ikkaku." Me: "YOU WERE JUST TELLING SOMEONE TO PLAN HIS COMPANY FUNERAL!! WHAT THE HECK YUMICHIKA!" Ikkaku should do the happy dance again, but once he's uninsured enough. Renji is saved because Ururu, (yes, the sweet Kisuke suck-up) went into 'Massacre Mode' from the Arrancar's weird spiritual pressure. Captain Hitsugaya and Matsumoto just barely make it past the battle, only because Gentei Kaijo had been authorized, so they could use the rest of their Soul Reaper powers and strength. Ichigo was slowly being swallowed up by his inner Hollow, (you can tell because his left eye slowly turns black), but he is saved from the wrath of Grimmjow once former Captain Tôsen who came to retrieve Grimmjow. Supposedly he had come to the World of the Living without permission, and lost the 5 Arrancars he brought along with him. They leave for 'Hueco Mundo', where Grimmjow's punishment was to be decided. It turned out that Aizen agitated Tôsen, making him cut off Grimmjow's arm. Mizuho (Keigo's sister) was totally fine with Ikkaku and Yumichika crashing with them for a while. Supposedly she likes "Guys with shaved heads." O-O okay then. We jump to Uryû, who is training with his kind of crazy dad, and is 'training' by dodging huge arrows shot at him. Ichigo's absent for the first time ever, and he finds Shinji and the other Visoreds to learn how to control his inner Hollow. (But I thought the only way you really could do that was to become both Hollow AND Soul Reaper, which is kind of like the Arrancars.) Yeah, I'm still trying to understand the whole gist. Oh yeah, and Chad begs Kisuke to train him. I'm a bit surprised that Aizen didn't make the top ten, but eh, he's evil so he doesn't deserve it. But yet his glasses got 47th... I shouldn't be complaining I liked his glasses, and I probably would have voted for it too. :3 I'm not going to waste anytime, so I'm off to volume 25!! (The cover looks really awesome!)

  26. 5 out of 5

    Krista Ivy

    It is revealed that the Soul Reapers have been holding back on their powers, but they are finally unleashed. Also, Chad wishes to be trained by Ichigo's master. It is revealed that the Soul Reapers have been holding back on their powers, but they are finally unleashed. Also, Chad wishes to be trained by Ichigo's master.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Smaileh

    When last we saw everyone, they were scattered about fighting Arrancars. Now Rangiku is a puddle on the floor (a puddle of hair, at least), Rukia is down, Ururu goes into a trance and gets into the fight only to be skewered. Everyone is in trouble. One of the Arrancars reveals that their numbers indicate the order in which they were made, not their relative strength--except for the top ten. Those are the strongest. And guess who is stuck fighting one of them? Ichigo, of course! He's locked in ba When last we saw everyone, they were scattered about fighting Arrancars. Now Rangiku is a puddle on the floor (a puddle of hair, at least), Rukia is down, Ururu goes into a trance and gets into the fight only to be skewered. Everyone is in trouble. One of the Arrancars reveals that their numbers indicate the order in which they were made, not their relative strength--except for the top ten. Those are the strongest. And guess who is stuck fighting one of them? Ichigo, of course! He's locked in battle with Grimjow Jaeger-Jaques (what a mouthful that name is.) Just when all seems almost lost, Rangiku gets orders from the Soul Society. The restriction that keeps them using only 20% of their power when in the real world has been lifted so now suddenly each of them is 4 times stronger and they are able to defeat their Arrancars. All except Ichigo, but then Tosen appears and orders Grimjow to leave and report to Aizen. (Aizen doesn't wear his glasses anymore--I am so totally over him.) Battle is over and healing begins. Orihime works on Toshiro, Rangiku cares for Rukia, and Keigo take Ikkaku and Yumichika home--it's the least he could do since Ikkaku fought defending Keigo. Chad, feeling left out and left behind, begs Kisuke to train him. And finally, Ichigo goes to the Vizored. Hmmm.

  28. 5 out of 5

    MissAnnThrope

    23 November 2012 WTF?!?! The Urahara Shōten kids kick ass! (view spoiler)[I wish Tite Kubo had given Ururu a longer fight scene that displayed more of her abilities because that was shockingly amazing and amusing. I am intrigued and hope we discover more about her. (hide spoiler)] The cover for Bleach, Volume 24: Immanent God Blues is pretty darn cool. This volume is filled with intense fight scenes from start to finish. (view spoiler)[In his battle with Tōshirō Hitsugaya, Shawlong Qufang reveals 23 November 2012 WTF?!?! The Urahara Shōten kids kick ass! (view spoiler)[I wish Tite Kubo had given Ururu a longer fight scene that displayed more of her abilities because that was shockingly amazing and amusing. I am intrigued and hope we discover more about her. (hide spoiler)] The cover for Bleach, Volume 24: Immanent God Blues is pretty darn cool. This volume is filled with intense fight scenes from start to finish. (view spoiler)[In his battle with Tōshirō Hitsugaya, Shawlong Qufang reveals that there is a hierarchy among the Arrancars, and among those ranks are far more formidable opponents. (hide spoiler)] I fear the Soul Reapers may be in for a serious ass-whoopin'. Although I enjoyed the power-up twist, I don't know how the Soul Reapers can beat these Arrancars who possess immeasurable power. My guess (and hope) is the stronger Soul Reaper captains will have to intervene. BYA-KU-YA! BYA-KU-YA! BYA-KU-YA! Bring it on, bitches!! I enjoyed the backstory with Ikkaku and Kenpachi. Ikkaku's a madman and now knowing who he looks up to, it all kind of makes sense. Loved the cliffhanger ending! (view spoiler)[Will the Visoreds be a good or bad influence on Ichigo? Will Urahara take on Chad? (hide spoiler)] *runs off to get next volume*

  29. 5 out of 5

    Christian sanchez

    graphic novel bleach, vol.24 by kubo I chose this book because the picture looked cool also because i read the back and it sounded like a book about about two world in war (the hollows and the soul reapers). the soul reaper are fighting the hollows to protect the mortals.In this book the soul reapers in counter high level hollows called arrancars and espadas.the soul reapers are forest to use there bankia in order to beat them. when the hollow see ther true power they were forst to leave and go graphic novel bleach, vol.24 by kubo I chose this book because the picture looked cool also because i read the back and it sounded like a book about about two world in war (the hollows and the soul reapers). the soul reaper are fighting the hollows to protect the mortals.In this book the soul reapers in counter high level hollows called arrancars and espadas.the soul reapers are forest to use there bankia in order to beat them. when the hollow see ther true power they were forst to leave and go back to wakoemondo were they will be healed.the most interesting thing that happened in this book when the hollows and the soul reapers were fighting. i like this book because it was about my 2 favorite thing graphic novels and war.yes i recordedc this book in goodreads each day read and when i finsh.i think the people that should read this book are the people that like wars and fighting and/or vilence.the next series i think i will read next is the the same but this time i will start with volume 1.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Romeo

    i finally fiiiinally managed to get ahold of this book- and gollykins was it a good read! i usually sleep until the evening but this sure kept me awake with the suspense. so i said to myself after each chapter id put it down and get my rest, but i simply hadnt the nerves to do such a thing. as is always the case i couldnt help but notice all the things in the manga which they changed in the anime (and lots of the really epic things too-so annoying!) but it was still really fun. great artwork as us i finally fiiiinally managed to get ahold of this book- and gollykins was it a good read! i usually sleep until the evening but this sure kept me awake with the suspense. so i said to myself after each chapter id put it down and get my rest, but i simply hadnt the nerves to do such a thing. as is always the case i couldnt help but notice all the things in the manga which they changed in the anime (and lots of the really epic things too-so annoying!) but it was still really fun. great artwork as usual from Kubo-Sensei, captivating storyline and succinct battles xD there was however a page or two now and then which i skimmed over. not due to sheer excitement on those particular parts you see, but more a lack of. other then that fantaustick! i cant wait to read the next instalment whenever that may be.

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