Kubo's idea of a well paced chapter is composed of three sword slashes and a laser beam. While taking out all the backgrounds to make way for more speed lines.
Okay seriously guys? Don't be stupid about the whole swatsika thing.
Or have we all forgotten that Ichigo had an honest to God manji for a sword hilt?
huh. um, I actually didn't mind this chapter. Yes, the butler's ability doesn't relate to the soul of any damn thing. It seems more like a JJBA power, but I'm strangely okay with that. O_o
chad having pride in his skin actually makes MORE sense than him just getting power from Ichigo's overflow, or from some hyogyokyoku bullshit.
and while I don't think Rukia leaving is a moment of any sort of pride, Ichigo spent pleasently little time angsting about pride, and instead just activated the damn thing. which carries his manji theme.
I don't know, maybe it's me? But this chapter actually, believe it or not, made me CURIOUS AS TO WHAT ICHIGO'S POWER WILL BE. despite the fact that I know damn well that it will be a sword that shoots gestuga tenshos. :/