Man, I appreciate an interesting back story and such, but I was so pumped with expectation from Ichigo and Kenpachi last chapter that I couldn't help but feel a little let down. Sob!
Anyway, hope this redeems choujirou from those who called him useless. He was actually a rather decent guy. Ichigo just make almost every sub-captain (and even some captains) level fighters look weak.
Anyway, I'll forgive Kubo, and all will be right with the world again, if next chapter he focuses on Ichigo busting out of Jail (What are the chances...).