No, but I did when you mentioned it. My thoughts went to a flanged mace, I'm way too Diablo 2 damanged.Good chapter. How many of you while reading the chapter was wondering what a flange and stopped reading the chapter to google flange?
I don't like the look of his fullbring to be honest. I don't quite feel the minimal design here that's usually Kubo's trademark, rather it seems way too avant-garde. Oh well, maybe it will change looks over time.
The attempt to toss the badge was funny as hell, though. It was a long time since humor was a part of fighting in Bleach. Yet I don't quite feel the chapter did all I was hoping for. Was expecting a bit more, maybe more upcoming hints. Ah, first time in a while I rated a chapter decently.
And to those who keep moaning that it resembles Psyren/Naruto: c'mon, you're seeing things that aren't even there! The card Ichigo found was a VISITATION CARD with a phone number on it. Let's cite every noir movie that used the old "she dropped her visitation card by mistake", shall we? Just because something is similar it does not mean it is the same.
And as has been pointed out, throwing weapons are not particularly new either... and the only thing that might be remiscient of Naruto at all is the way Kubo decided to depict those scenes, but that has NOTHING TO DO WITH ICHIGO TOSSING THE BADGE BECAUSE IT'S NOT EVEN A GODAMN SHURIKEN IN THE FIRST PLACE DAMNIT.