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There Is No Heart Without You Ichigo and his friends are moving ever closer to the center of Hueco Mundo and rescuing Orihime. But their battles against the Arrancars are testing them in ways they never thought possible. Can they keep their honor in a world where it doesn't exist, or will Hueco Mundo leave an indelible mark on their souls?! There Is No Heart Without You Ichigo and his friends are moving ever closer to the center of Hueco Mundo and rescuing Orihime. But their battles against the Arrancars are testing them in ways they never thought possible. Can they keep their honor in a world where it doesn't exist, or will Hueco Mundo leave an indelible mark on their souls?!


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There Is No Heart Without You Ichigo and his friends are moving ever closer to the center of Hueco Mundo and rescuing Orihime. But their battles against the Arrancars are testing them in ways they never thought possible. Can they keep their honor in a world where it doesn't exist, or will Hueco Mundo leave an indelible mark on their souls?! There Is No Heart Without You Ichigo and his friends are moving ever closer to the center of Hueco Mundo and rescuing Orihime. But their battles against the Arrancars are testing them in ways they never thought possible. Can they keep their honor in a world where it doesn't exist, or will Hueco Mundo leave an indelible mark on their souls?!

30 review for Bleach, Volume 30

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    As everyone continues their foray into Hueco Mundo, Chad sees his battle come to an end with an epiphanic moment regarding his abilities. Renji, on the other hand, is up against a new Arrancar who controls his environment and is bound to make things quite complicated for him to move on. The focus of this story arc, however, is set on Rukia who encounters the Espada Aaroniero Arruruerie, who is actually his beloved mentor Kaien. Things get oddly intimate and confusing but ultimately leads her to r As everyone continues their foray into Hueco Mundo, Chad sees his battle come to an end with an epiphanic moment regarding his abilities. Renji, on the other hand, is up against a new Arrancar who controls his environment and is bound to make things quite complicated for him to move on. The focus of this story arc, however, is set on Rukia who encounters the Espada Aaroniero Arruruerie, who is actually his beloved mentor Kaien. Things get oddly intimate and confusing but ultimately leads her to remember an important life lesson about where the heart is. Mangaka Tite Kubo continues his brilliant character development throughout this saga while leaving the overarching plot behind to better focus on each of these characters and the action sequences that come with each of them. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  2. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Bleach remains good but it is starting to feel like Daja Vu. So basically it's just each member of Ichigo crew facing off against the new baddies who feel remarkably similar to the soul society members but without the deeper personalities and learning about the characters. I can't help but feel a bit bored. However, the art itself is pretty solid and the fights and style are fun. But the "hitting the heart" with giving Rukia more background came off as rather flat. Either way decent volume. Bleach remains good but it is starting to feel like Daja Vu. So basically it's just each member of Ichigo crew facing off against the new baddies who feel remarkably similar to the soul society members but without the deeper personalities and learning about the characters. I can't help but feel a bit bored. However, the art itself is pretty solid and the fights and style are fun. But the "hitting the heart" with giving Rukia more background came off as rather flat. Either way decent volume.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Subham

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was a good and emotional volume where Rukia fights with Aaroniero Arleri who has taken the form of KAEIN and at first he decieves her but ultimately through her memories of the real Kaien and her will and resolve, she defeats the espada and we just see how much she respected her vice-captain and to honor his sayings and last wishes, she does and its a beautiful moment and an emotional one. Meanwhile Chad gets new powers and defeats another Arrancar. Next up: Ichigo vs Ulquiola! Good volume, This was a good and emotional volume where Rukia fights with Aaroniero Arleri who has taken the form of KAEIN and at first he decieves her but ultimately through her memories of the real Kaien and her will and resolve, she defeats the espada and we just see how much she respected her vice-captain and to honor his sayings and last wishes, she does and its a beautiful moment and an emotional one. Meanwhile Chad gets new powers and defeats another Arrancar. Next up: Ichigo vs Ulquiola! Good volume, strong moments, perfectly fleshing out Rukia and so much more!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey

    It's another volume that demonstrates that Tite Kubo's strength is in his characterization, not in his plotting. This volume is domninated by Rukia's battle with an Arrancar and it does a good job of developing a character largely neglected by the last story arc. Otherwise it's fight-fight-fight-fight and demonstrating that the bad guys are even more powerful than the last set of bad guys because the heroes are stronger but not strong enough. Unfortunately, because the villains are continually b It's another volume that demonstrates that Tite Kubo's strength is in his characterization, not in his plotting. This volume is domninated by Rukia's battle with an Arrancar and it does a good job of developing a character largely neglected by the last story arc. Otherwise it's fight-fight-fight-fight and demonstrating that the bad guys are even more powerful than the last set of bad guys because the heroes are stronger but not strong enough. Unfortunately, because the villains are continually beating the heroes within an inch of their life, yet not actually killing them, they lose credibility.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cathi

    What is your regret? They are often the moments that shape our lives the most, even for a shinigami. This volume brings to light one such regret and wields it like a psychological morningstar. Old lessons of two types of battle and where the heart remains resurface, but at a drastic cost, finishing with a classic cliffhanger. The gentle pokes Tite Kubo makes at his own obvious exposition keep the flow going and I always have at least one unchecked tear by the end.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Blue

    Loving this

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    Bleach, Vol. 30 continues where the previous tankōbon left off and contains the next nine chapters (261–269) of the on-going manga series. With his new Brazo Derecho del Gigante ability, Yasutora "Chad" Sado is able to defeat Arrancar 107 Gantenbainne Mosqueda before being attacked by the Quinto Espada Nnoitora Gilga. Meanwhile, Rukia Kuchiki encounters who she believed was Kaien Shiba, who explains the hollow that fused into his being allowed him to survive and he ended serving Sōsuke Aizen. Tho Bleach, Vol. 30 continues where the previous tankōbon left off and contains the next nine chapters (261–269) of the on-going manga series. With his new Brazo Derecho del Gigante ability, Yasutora "Chad" Sado is able to defeat Arrancar 107 Gantenbainne Mosqueda before being attacked by the Quinto Espada Nnoitora Gilga. Meanwhile, Rukia Kuchiki encounters who she believed was Kaien Shiba, who explains the hollow that fused into his being allowed him to survive and he ended serving Sōsuke Aizen. Though willing to let him kill her for atonement while asking to save Orihime Inoue first, Rukia learns "Kaien" is an impostor when he asks her to slaughter her friends. Overpowered, Rukia releases her opponent is avoiding the sunlight and uses a kidō to blasts a hole in the wall. The artificial sunlight exposes the impostor to be the Noveno Espada Aaroniero Arruruerie, who reveals that he indirectly assimilated Kaien to Rukia's horror. After Aaroniero assumes his released state, to use the full powers of the countless hollows he devoured, Aaroniero impales Rukia. However, recalling Kaien's words of how a person's heart passes to those they are close to, Rukia regains her resolve and impales Aaroniero's top skull while destroying his opponent's body with Kaien's soul now able to rest. As Aaroniero's disembodied skulls die, Rukia collapses from her injuries and is assumed dead. Renji Abarai and Dondochakka Bilstin are confronted by Szayelaporro Grantz who is revealed to be Espada Eight. Meanwhile, Ichigo Kurosaki runs into Ulquiorra Cifer who reveals to be the one who abducted Orihime. This tankōbon is written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. The incursion into Hueco Mundo continues as it concludes Yasutora "Chad" Sado fight with Arrancar 107 Gantenbainne Mosqueda, but faces a new foe in Quinto Espada Nnoitora Gilga. It also covered most of the battle between Rukia Kuchiki and Noveno Espada Aaroniero Arruruerie. The battles were nicely depicted and showed more of a back-story to Rukia. All in all, Bleach, Vol. 30 is a wonderful continuation to a series that seems intriguing and I cannot wait to read more.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kyle

    I think I’m done with Bleach. I’m tired of the lack of plot over the last couple of volumes. I need something more engaging.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Romeo

    the Fruity bad-assery in this chapter is enough to make anyone shiver. and by fruity i am referring to Rukia, because she is like the sweetness of fruit. xD i simply ADORE the way Kubo portrayed Rukia's conflictions and convictions in her fight versus the 9th Espada. and the way he drew her expressions, especially her anger was extremely impactful. throughout this fight Rukia remains just as graceful and beautiful as ever, even in her dying moments, even though she is confronted with such devastat the Fruity bad-assery in this chapter is enough to make anyone shiver. and by fruity i am referring to Rukia, because she is like the sweetness of fruit. xD i simply ADORE the way Kubo portrayed Rukia's conflictions and convictions in her fight versus the 9th Espada. and the way he drew her expressions, especially her anger was extremely impactful. throughout this fight Rukia remains just as graceful and beautiful as ever, even in her dying moments, even though she is confronted with such devastating challenges. i love how even when she is pushed into a corner she is constantly thinking of a way to gain an advantage, constantly fighting to survive. even when she thinks she can take no more, she secretly hasnt given up. she is truly an inspiration, and she is truly a legend amongst female anime characters in my mind. excellent volume, highly recommend it to all Fruity fans!

  10. 5 out of 5

    MissAnnThrope

    06 December 2012 Now we're getting somewhere. Finally! The Espadas at long last have arrived. Bleach, Volume 30: There Is No Heart Without You primarily focuses on Rukia facing a demon from her past. Meanwhile, Chad faces off with the fifth Espada, and Renji battles with the Octava Espada,who taunts Renji with terrible news. This new batch of villains appear to be significantly stronger than the Soul Reapers, and I worry that our favorite Shinigami may be bloodied to a pulp. The cliffhanger ending 06 December 2012 Now we're getting somewhere. Finally! The Espadas at long last have arrived. Bleach, Volume 30: There Is No Heart Without You primarily focuses on Rukia facing a demon from her past. Meanwhile, Chad faces off with the fifth Espada, and Renji battles with the Octava Espada,who taunts Renji with terrible news. This new batch of villains appear to be significantly stronger than the Soul Reapers, and I worry that our favorite Shinigami may be bloodied to a pulp. The cliffhanger ending with Ulquiorra makes me very eager to pick up the next volume. Can't wait! Best part of the entire book: Love Orihime! Go girl! (view spoiler)[Dayuuuuum! Bitch slap! (hide spoiler)]

  11. 5 out of 5

    M. Ashraf

    We saw a glimpse of this in the first arc, and now we see it full with Rukia and her 'Sin', I don't see that being a sin he was transformed and there is way for him to get back to normal :/ but :/ Kein-dono 3:) a great character!!! both the old self and this crazy one :p Rukia's battle was great Renji starts his own Ulquiorra gets a slap on the face :p and we end with him and Ichigo - :( he is not ready to face an Espada :( ... We saw a glimpse of this in the first arc, and now we see it full with Rukia and her 'Sin', I don't see that being a sin he was transformed and there is way for him to get back to normal :/ but :/ Kein-dono 3:) a great character!!! both the old self and this crazy one :p Rukia's battle was great Renji starts his own Ulquiorra gets a slap on the face :p and we end with him and Ichigo - :( he is not ready to face an Espada :( ...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    Very Rukia centered volume. This is a plus, BTW. :DD

  13. 4 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.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Megan Lowde

    This volume was a little more emotionally hard-hitting than the previous as Rukia's battle actually means something in the grand scheme of things - the hollow she faces off against had (view spoiler)[absorbed Kaien's spirit energy, and so took the appearance of and had all of the memories and abilities of Kaien (hide spoiler)] , and so Rukia was torn in fighting him (but obviously pulls through in the end). I think this would have worked better if we hadn't already worked through all of the Rukia This volume was a little more emotionally hard-hitting than the previous as Rukia's battle actually means something in the grand scheme of things - the hollow she faces off against had (view spoiler)[absorbed Kaien's spirit energy, and so took the appearance of and had all of the memories and abilities of Kaien (hide spoiler)] , and so Rukia was torn in fighting him (but obviously pulls through in the end). I think this would have worked better if we hadn't already worked through all of the Rukia/Kaien stuff when Ganju confronted her, as the impact was lessened considerably as we already had to deal with her conflict in killing Kaien, and so this didn't really hit as hard. The battle was interesting though, and it was nice seeing Sode no Shirayuki in action once more, though we haven't seen the most from them yet. Ichigo comes face to face with Ulquiorra at the end as well, plus Chad gets defeated by Nnoitra (which predictably ends badly). The scene between Ulquiorra and Orihime was one of my favourites though, and same with him and Gin, as you get to see more of the innerworkings and relationships between the hollows, but also more of Ulquiorra and how he deals with Orihime is particularly interesting in that he isn't purposefully cruel to her. He just doesn't understand why she would care now she is supposed to be working for them and Aizen.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Atalinay

    (view spoiler)[ I haven't read Bleach in maybe over a year, I don't remember. I don't know if action volumes are my favorite, but I am reminded of things I like about this series. I kept reading because of the characters and some shock factors. Notes upon reading: Kaien Shiba... who was this guy supposed to be again? Oh yeah I guess I kinda remember Rukia killing him. There's no way he can be good, right? But Rukia seems to go along with him so maybeeee. Oh wait no, not good. See I told ya. The 8 (view spoiler)[ I haven't read Bleach in maybe over a year, I don't remember. I don't know if action volumes are my favorite, but I am reminded of things I like about this series. I kept reading because of the characters and some shock factors. Notes upon reading: Kaien Shiba... who was this guy supposed to be again? Oh yeah I guess I kinda remember Rukia killing him. There's no way he can be good, right? But Rukia seems to go along with him so maybeeee. Oh wait no, not good. See I told ya. The 8th and 9th espadas were shown. Szayelaprro Grantz (the scientist dude), and Arruruerie Aaroniero. I think they're names are supposed to become less and less pronouncible the more power they have or something. The part in the end with Rukia getting stabbed...I dunno how you can come back from that if it's not felt with asap. Get Orihime on that. (hide spoiler)]

  16. 4 out of 5

    Persephonie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE BADASS MOVES CHAD PULLED OUT IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS VOLUME. Holy crap, my gentle giant came with the fire. But somehow still got his butt kicked three seconds later? This doesn’t seem like fair storytelling. Why bother having a character go on these big adventures if it’s only to make him a punching bag, and a liability? WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE MY CHAD A FREAKING SAKURA HARUNO?! End Rant. The rest of this volume was superb. Kaien and Rukia’s relationship has alway WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE BADASS MOVES CHAD PULLED OUT IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS VOLUME. Holy crap, my gentle giant came with the fire. But somehow still got his butt kicked three seconds later? This doesn’t seem like fair storytelling. Why bother having a character go on these big adventures if it’s only to make him a punching bag, and a liability? WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE MY CHAD A FREAKING SAKURA HARUNO?! End Rant. The rest of this volume was superb. Kaien and Rukia’s relationship has always just tigers at my heart strings and I’m so happy it had a big place here. Also, TEAM ORIHIME ALL THE WAY slapping around the Espadas. Good for you mama. This arc is so addicting, fast paced, and WHU-BAM.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Chris Carrescia

    I liked volume thirty because of the introduction to another one of my favorite charterers, Kaiken shiba, or at least the hollow who killed him. I liked his character purely because of the fact that he acts as a mentor to rukia when he was the assistant of squad six and that, later in the series we find out that he was Ichigo's uncle. I liked volume thirty because of the introduction to another one of my favorite charterers, Kaiken shiba, or at least the hollow who killed him. I liked his character purely because of the fact that he acts as a mentor to rukia when he was the assistant of squad six and that, later in the series we find out that he was Ichigo's uncle.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kassilem

    Rukia has some big emotional issues that are yanked into the opening in this thirtieth volume. It's really heart wrenching actually. And Chad has been defeated! This is a depressing book, let me tell you. It has a few comical areas, but they are overshadowed by the misery in the rest of the volume. It seems like the series’ seriousness is being upgraded. Watch out for it. Rukia has some big emotional issues that are yanked into the opening in this thirtieth volume. It's really heart wrenching actually. And Chad has been defeated! This is a depressing book, let me tell you. It has a few comical areas, but they are overshadowed by the misery in the rest of the volume. It seems like the series’ seriousness is being upgraded. Watch out for it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Diptarup Ghosh Dastidar

    Rukia's tutor at the Soul Society reminds me of Obito from Naruto Rukia's tutor at the Soul Society reminds me of Obito from Naruto

  20. 4 out of 5

    Elias Alexander

    Best volume so far in this new ark.

  21. 4 out of 5

    DonutKnow

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Nooooo Kaien!! I love his wisdom, positivity and heart ❤️

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shubham Subhnil

    Ah Kuchiki! I loved how her arc evolved into such a difficult and desperate situation. Well she will live cuz of MC powers! Wink wink.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Julie Hayes

    Chad’s newly realized powers stand him in good stead in his battle with the Arrancar, who wishes him well, but suddenly tells him to run. Another opponent has entered the field, Nnoitora, who seems unimpressed with Chad’s strength. The others feel Chad’s loss but there is nothing they can do at the moment as each has their own problems. When Ulquiorra relays the information to Orihime, she confidently tells him that Chad is not dead. Rukia finds herself drawn into a building by a strange masked m Chad’s newly realized powers stand him in good stead in his battle with the Arrancar, who wishes him well, but suddenly tells him to run. Another opponent has entered the field, Nnoitora, who seems unimpressed with Chad’s strength. The others feel Chad’s loss but there is nothing they can do at the moment as each has their own problems. When Ulquiorra relays the information to Orihime, she confidently tells him that Chad is not dead. Rukia finds herself drawn into a building by a strange masked man. Once inside, he removes his mask, telling her his name is Aaroniero Arruruerie. But Rukia knows that face too well to be fooled, for he is none other than Kaien Shiba, one time second-in-command. But Kaien is dead. She should know, as she killed him herself! Renji and Dondochakka fall into a trap and find themselves face to face with Szayel-aporro Grantz, the octava Espada. Renji, confident of his ability to take down this foe, attempts Bankai only to learn that Bankai cannot be performed in this room. What’s a guy to do? This volume of Bleach is mostly concerned with the battles being fought by Renji and Rukia, especially Rukia. Rukia is forced to confront her demons, and the guilt she continues to feel over the death of Kaien Shiba. Almost to the point where she believes she deserves to die for what she did. We see flashbacks of what happened, and it’s impossible not to feel her pain. On the other hand, Renji and Dondochakka is like the comic relief of the volume. And at the very end, two people confront one another. Will this lead to a battle? Gotta wait for the next volume to find out. Another great volume, looking forward to the next one!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sophia F

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wow, hitting really hard with the Feels in this volume!! Gah, so... So emotional! The 30th volume of our beloved Bleach series, is actually very Rukia surrounded. Her former assistant Captain and friend, Kaien makes a return, and he is working with the Arrancars! But before that, we get Chad beating up his enemy, then being beat by a new enemy, Orihime being threaten to eat, (anoreeeeexic!!) and it seems like we see Ulquiorra show a teeny tiny bit of mercy for Orihime, because he leaves her alone. Wow, hitting really hard with the Feels in this volume!! Gah, so... So emotional! The 30th volume of our beloved Bleach series, is actually very Rukia surrounded. Her former assistant Captain and friend, Kaien makes a return, and he is working with the Arrancars! But before that, we get Chad beating up his enemy, then being beat by a new enemy, Orihime being threaten to eat, (anoreeeeexic!!) and it seems like we see Ulquiorra show a teeny tiny bit of mercy for Orihime, because he leaves her alone. You'd think Rukia would notice something peculiar about Aaroniero Arruruerie, even though she thinks its Kaien. The real Kaien would never joke around about something so incredibly serious, and he wouldn't have tried to cut her. He used to love the sunlight, and he wouldn't ever be seeking revenge for Rukia's murder, (even though it was supposed to save him.) And have her kill her friends?!? This guy is bad at acting. So after fighting, and figuring out he really isn't Kaien, (thank God) but is his spiritual body, (spoke too soon), they end up killing one another, but I seriously doubt that Rukia is actually dead. Or if she is Orihime is probably going to be rescued and heals her. Idk... If you think about Ganju and Kukaku, seeing Kaien again is really just sad and kind of depressing. :/ Since Rukia and Renji were the only ones who avoided battle for so long, and Rukia finished her big break, we didn't want to leave Renji out! So he gets sucked up in battle with Szayelaporro Grantz, (say that 10 times fast), the brother of the Arrancar Renji fought in the world of the living. He tries to bring his Bankai out immediately, but it shatters from the kind of room they're in. Once Renji finds out about Rukia's [supposed] death, he gains a burst of energy, and we flash to Ichigo before there's any action. He is intercepted by Ulquiorra, and then unfortunately we're left on a cliffhanger. ARRRGHHH!! Well that means I can't wait to read the next volume. -_- You know what I'll be reading.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. YES!!! Now we're back to the Bleach I love! Chad kicks the ass of Gantenbainne but gets hurt pretty bad by Nnoitora. Orihime can sense the fighting around her and felt when Chad fell. The main fight in this volume was Rukia's- she comes across Kaien. It's a battle of the heart because Rukia wants to believe he's alive but she quickly finds out that she is battling an Espada named Arruruerie/Aaroniero (it's head is a jar of liquid with 2 shrunken heads inside...kinda fun!) As Renji is fighting, he YES!!! Now we're back to the Bleach I love! Chad kicks the ass of Gantenbainne but gets hurt pretty bad by Nnoitora. Orihime can sense the fighting around her and felt when Chad fell. The main fight in this volume was Rukia's- she comes across Kaien. It's a battle of the heart because Rukia wants to believe he's alive but she quickly finds out that she is battling an Espada named Arruruerie/Aaroniero (it's head is a jar of liquid with 2 shrunken heads inside...kinda fun!) As Renji is fighting, he is told they kill each other. Renji fights with Szayelgrantz (along with our goofy Dondochakka). Renji's Bankai is removed so he tries to find ways to kill him. The volume ends with him receiving news of Rukia's death (though I doubt she's dead) and him gaining a burst of power. The volume ends with Ichigo meeting Ulquiorra and I'm ready for their battle to begin! This volume definitely feels like the old Bleach I loved in the beginning.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Robert Beveridge

    Tite Kubo, Bleach, vol. 30: There Is No Heart Without You (ViZ, 2001) Why is it that all of Kubo's best Bleach volumes are those containing a flashback? It seems that there he's able to connect emotionally with his characters in a way he can't when the writing is more immediate, even when those flashbacks are also action-packed (viz. Night of Wijnruit). And so it is here; in the middle of the Hueco Mundo storyline, which to be blunt has been stalling when not going off in fits and starts, we find Tite Kubo, Bleach, vol. 30: There Is No Heart Without You (ViZ, 2001) Why is it that all of Kubo's best Bleach volumes are those containing a flashback? It seems that there he's able to connect emotionally with his characters in a way he can't when the writing is more immediate, even when those flashbacks are also action-packed (viz. Night of Wijnruit). And so it is here; in the middle of the Hueco Mundo storyline, which to be blunt has been stalling when not going off in fits and starts, we find a flashback, where Rukia reflects on the very beginning of her training. It's the best ting Kubo's done in a long time, and it's worth putting up with the rest of this storyline just to see how this fits in. ****

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cornerofmadness

    It’s not going to be much of a review. Bleach can always just be summed up with ‘they fought.’ If you’re an Ichigo fan this volume will disappoint you. He’s on only a handful of panels. There’s a little of Chad fighting. Some of Renji fighting a scientist espada (not even going to attempt the name. I think at this point Tite is going with trying to purposefully make the names insane to spell/pronounce) But most of the volume is Rukia fighting an espada who claims to be what’s left of the mentor It’s not going to be much of a review. Bleach can always just be summed up with ‘they fought.’ If you’re an Ichigo fan this volume will disappoint you. He’s on only a handful of panels. There’s a little of Chad fighting. Some of Renji fighting a scientist espada (not even going to attempt the name. I think at this point Tite is going with trying to purposefully make the names insane to spell/pronounce) But most of the volume is Rukia fighting an espada who claims to be what’s left of the mentor she was forced to kill years ago and still has fond feelings for, Kaien Shiba, complete with a rather touching flashback sequence. Bleach is a library-only book for me.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Alff (AlffBooks)

    Bleach was definitely very interesting to read and different to what I usually read. I enjoyed the whole soul reaper concept and how we find out more and more about the main character as the story goes on. It's a fast read and is easy to understand but gets progressively more difficult to follow parts of the story due to there being so many different characters that can be qualified as important in the progression of the story. I would recommend it for the story line and the graphics but I do feel Bleach was definitely very interesting to read and different to what I usually read. I enjoyed the whole soul reaper concept and how we find out more and more about the main character as the story goes on. It's a fast read and is easy to understand but gets progressively more difficult to follow parts of the story due to there being so many different characters that can be qualified as important in the progression of the story. I would recommend it for the story line and the graphics but I do feel like there are a certain amount of plot holes or at least not detailed out enough parts. I give the series 3 stars, the beginning possibly deserving 4 stars and slowly falling to 3 stars.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Josephine (biblioseph)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The drama returns! The team is in Hueco Mundo, and while Chad has some major dilema's of his own after discovering new power's in the last novel, and Ichigo and Renji are toyed with, Rukia is the star of this novel. Beautiful scene work with her, and great art. I mean, the fact that people are nearly dead and still win a fight (nothing new in this series) seems oddly normal to me now. Funny scenes with the mini-hollows who are quasi guides to the team. Tite Kubo can do no wrong for me. The drama returns! The team is in Hueco Mundo, and while Chad has some major dilema's of his own after discovering new power's in the last novel, and Ichigo and Renji are toyed with, Rukia is the star of this novel. Beautiful scene work with her, and great art. I mean, the fact that people are nearly dead and still win a fight (nothing new in this series) seems oddly normal to me now. Funny scenes with the mini-hollows who are quasi guides to the team. Tite Kubo can do no wrong for me.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Eva Rose

    This one volume is one epic character development arc when it comes Rukia, so many things are resolved and she grows so much. We understand so much of her character and of what happen. We catch glimpses of Kaien and get to know his character a little better. Kubo's art and paneling was flawless in this volume, so much attention to detail. One can truly tell that this volume had been sitting in his mind for long years as its execution is so brilliant. This one volume is one epic character development arc when it comes Rukia, so many things are resolved and she grows so much. We understand so much of her character and of what happen. We catch glimpses of Kaien and get to know his character a little better. Kubo's art and paneling was flawless in this volume, so much attention to detail. One can truly tell that this volume had been sitting in his mind for long years as its execution is so brilliant.

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