Early chapter yay! And all I have to say is.... I BEAT RAVEN TO THE BLOG! WOOHOO! Anyway on to the chapter.
Hmmm, in some ways I really liked this chapter and in other ways, not so much. While on one hand it was surprising to see that these treasure hunters could stand up to mages, but on the other hand, I kind of wanted FT to have an easy fight against them. We have had a year of FT struggling in the GMG, it would have been nice to have seen them having an easy time and moving on to the real problem at hand. Best part of the first half though was Happy and Carla imagining what Erza might be doing. That was just hilarious to me.
Then we have detective Erza. I feel like this is what really brought the chapter down. It was cool that we are seeing Erza being smart, but the problem is that she is saying the most obvious things that it isn't really making her seem smart. Oh they were protecting the village? Oh that must mean the flame is the opposite way they are facing! No shit sherlock >.> Then we have the end... and only Rem and Tristan were probably happy that Erza is now a loli. Seriously, that was just dumb. Whatever it is, its dumb.
Really nothing to say on this chapter. So Ichigo is going to gain enough power that he wont be able to return to the Human world and that is how Bleach will end. The series is now going on a five week break and then the final battle starts according to Kubo. So yeah, nothing happened in this chapter and now we have to wait for 5 weeks before we get anything else. The very least Kubo could have done was show Grimmjow to at least stir up some excitement. So the series is beginning to wrap up and to that I say good riddance. I expect Bleach to last about 30-40 more chapters at this point as I strongly suspect Kubo has lost interest in the series. 2 years ago he said Bleach was only halfway over. One year ago he says this will be the final arc, now he is saying the final battle starts in 5 weeks and then Bleach will end. Bleach has been so bad for a while now I would rather see it end seen than continue to disgrace the fantastic series it used to be.
Undoubtedly, FT wins this week. Bleach just needs to hurry and end as there is nothing left that can salvage the series. While there was nothing too great about this chapter of FT, at least it didnt offer absolutely nothing.
Anyway, comments are very welcome, so comment away!