How the hell did Jakuwhore beat me to this? That lazy whore rarely ever publishes his blog in a reasonable time. Stupid Jakuwhore
So Natsu is in the picture again unfortunately. So bla bla bla he is pissed he keeps turning into a kid and back but Lucy, Wendy and Flare arrive. So here is my problem with the scene. Flare absolutely tortured Lucy at the GMG to the point that Natsu stepped out into the arena to try and help her after the fight was ove, making all the Nalu fans unfortunately scream in glee. Now he sees Flare again and after only questioning her once, he is just okay with things. I mean, even in Flare's shower scene in the first chapter of the arc, the girls were weary of her throughout and Cana was ready to murder her. Natsu just kind of goes along with it.
So after some staring at the eternal flame, Gray, Happy and Carla coming run, giant eyeball monster chasing them. Gray and Natsu do their things where they act all tough and just hit stuff and whatever and then we encounter the exact same problem from before with Gray now. He sees Flare and all he does is say "Aren't you that girl from Raven Tail?" There is no look of shock, no horror, nothing. This is a girl who publicly humiliated your teammate and tortured her during battle and all you can do is say Aren't you that girl from Raven Tail? I want hesitation, something that says he is concerned.
Whatever though, Gray ends up pulling off the ridiculous out of nowhere feat of melting the ice....by using ice make.... and the flame is gone. Oh well, looks like they came for nothing. Natsu takes on the eyeball thing and beats it while we get some gratuitous Lucy ass but whatever, it seems we will get some answers in the next chapter, maybe?
You know how you can put me in a skeptical mood right away with a Bleach chapter? Start it with Omaeda. The most worthless person in the entire Gotei 13 and he is acting like he is all brave when we know he is a giant coward. So Hitsugaya vs. Buzz B. And because Kubo loves to do matches of the opposite or the same, I knew that this guy would likely either have ice powers or fire, which the latter turns out to be true. The fight is actually semi interesting though as Hitsugaya has to learn to fight without his Bankai, something he hasn't done since the soul society arc and likely before Kubo invented the concept of Bankai. I was slightly disappointed though as the coolest part of Hitsugaya's shikai was the ice dragon's but now he is using it exactly like his Bankai. The interesting part though was seeing him fight with Rangiku. The whole vacuum thing was weird and Im not sure if I entirely get it. Then, in true Kubo fashion of late, the chapter ends and the fight is over. Kubo must really hate his fans lately as Bleach was always known for its great fights but now we haven't had a single one last over a chapter in ages. Getting real tired of your shit Kubo. At this rate, I honestly don't expect Bleach to last past January. Kubo is in too much of a rush.
While neither chapter was extraordinary this week, Fairy Tail had a bunch of problems in character motivation and what not. Bleach at least showed us that Hitsugaya was capable of fighting without his Bankai. Both series are at a low right now but Bleach has cool fights to fall back on right now. While they are short, at least they are interesting. This FT arc has just been a mess of stuff no one really cares about. So Bleach takes it this week.
Thats all for this week. As always, comments are very welcome, so comment away.