With its lovably quirky, eccentric and pleasantly over-the-top nature, Bleach always had a nice feature of making things funny in otherwise serious moments, without ever detracting from the actual situation or alienating fans from the overall mood of a scene. As a very nice bonus its characters are very easy to make fun of, which the author and producers themselves take every advantage from.
First, Uryu and Orihime are fighting over an old Japanese proverb. Orihime thinks it's "even cats don't eat childish fights", whereas Uryu thinks its "even cats don't eat children's fights." Sado then corrects them both. Orihime is thankful, but Uryu is just catatonic.
Uryu: Orihime's craziness is getting to me... and to be corrected by Sado of all people...
Second, Orihime says that she knows Ichigo is nearby — after all, she can smell him! The other characters look at her like she's just said the stupidest, Cloudcuckoolander-iest thing she's ever said (as she's about ready to jump out the window and they're on the second or third floor, and she's supposedly flashing the quad), then "Ichigo" leaps up to the window...
In one of the early chapters of the manga, Rukia tries to train Ichigo using a baseball pitching machine and baseballs filled with pepper, half with heads drawn on to represent Hollows, the other half with hands to represent Wholes. When he get back, Rukia chews him out for missing the whole point of the exercise - he hit all the balls instead of just the ones with heads. Ichigo retorts that, with her drawings, it's impossible to tell the heads and the hands apart. And he's right.
Before going to Soul Society, there's a funny moment where Urahara sends out a blood message to Ichigo's house... and then...
P.S: If you think this is something from a horror film where people write message with their blood... then you really have no sense of humor.
The Japanese version ups the funny by having Shinichiro Miki (Urahara's seiyuu) speak in a real deep, scary tone... until the 'no sense of humor' part where he switches back to his normal wacky Urahara voice.
Made funnier in both versions by the fact that this is almost word for word what Ichigo and Orihime did think.
When Ichigo meets up with Rukia for the first time in the Soul Society arc and simply states that as the rescuee she has no say what so ever in what happens to her.
Not to mention a large amount of the fight between Charlotte Coolhorn and the obsessively bishonen Ayasegawa Yumichika. Within seconds of meeting, they each manage to press the other's Berserk Button: being called "ugly."
Lucky Dance! Its random, its silly, and it makes his forehead flash.
There's a video about the english version being sung by Vic Mignogna.
In the third volume, Ichigo is attacked by Grand Fisher, the hollow who killed his mother. Prefacing this is some golden comedy. Most notably when Rukia shows up as they're visiting the grave. In the original manga when she appears Ichigo screamed "What in the name of God is she doing here?" However, they can't say the G-word in Viz due to "religious sensitivity." So instead, Ichigo's line is "WHAT IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT'S MAGICAL IS SHE DOING HERE?" And then this.
Karin: Who's that?
Ichigo: DON'T KNOW! NEVER SEEN HER BEFORE IN MY LIFE!
Karin: She looks kind of familiar...
Ichigo: OH YEAH! NOW I REMEMBER! WE WERE BEST FRIENDS IN JUNIOR HIGH! LIKE BROTHER AND SISTER! GIVE US A MOMENT TO REMINISCE!
Karakura-Rizer... Anything about the Karakura-Rizer episodes.
Special note of Karakura-Riser Erotic - whose power revolves around being a horny lesbian. And this is funny without Uryu explaining that she has a number of techniques they can't show on TV. Only one is mentioned - Riser Doggy Style.Hyper Erotic Mode!
Special mention should go to Tatsuki's expression (Might be something in there), Kon going 'Exit stage left' awkwardly, and Keigo just looking depressed. Through it all, Ishida is obviously having fun.
When Kon Breaks The Fourth Wall and complains that the narrator's recap of the previous episode made no sense.
Similarly, Mayuri 'reviving' Nemu. Not shown, but Uryu and Renji (who were shown watching every moment of it) appeared to be extremely interested. In the anime, Uryu tries to fathom how this can be allowed on network television! Mayuri's later comment about them 'thinking naughty thoughts' was the icing on the cake.
Isshin is a good source of these, like here where he does Deadly Dad Sliding and sees his daughter's Yuzu's underwear leading Karin to do a megaton kick on him sending him down the hill like a bowling ball into some animals like they were bowling pins.
Somewhat related: In the game Bleach: Soul Resurreccion, there is a TROPHY for killing a boss by dashing into them emblazoned with Isshin's face called (what else?) GOOD MORNING ICHIGO!
Chapter 368 contains someone who appears to have the same opinion of Hitsugaya "Captain Jobber" Toushiro as his Hatedom. And she finally got a reaction out of him.
When Ichigo rescued Rukia...by throwing her down to Renji like a javelin. And on top of that, even though Rukia was screaming on the way down and had tears welling up in her eyes from the rush of wind, she looked like the was smiling. XD
The Beach omake had me cracking up non-stop. Matsumoto teaching Orihime some - err, interesting techniques to make sand castles. Yachiru sticking a crab into Ikkaku's loin cloth. Byakuya's artwork being exactly the same as Rukia's! Then, there's Ukitake's "funeral". Just read it all here.
The anime episode based on the omake. When Ukitake nearly passes out on the beach from heat stroke, Ichigo, Renji and Ikkaku hurry off to get some ice for him, from Hitsugaya. "Sit upon the heavens, Hyourinmaru!" So there you have it. Cue "Too big."
And then there's the mutant watermelons from the Department of Research and Development. What they were planning to do with mutant watermelons with shadow arms (besides smashing them on the beach), I don't think I'll ever know.
Well, as some of the lines from the episode mention keeping the tentacles out of bathing suits....
In the flashback chapter about Renji, Hinamori and Kira, Renji falling out of nowhere from a tree in front of Kira. And Rukia popping out of the bushes. Poor Kira.
How about when Nel realizes that Ichigo is a Soul Reaper?
In the same vein, Ichigo first finding out that "Nel is a masochist."
The first movie is fairly lackluster save for one scene. After dealing with the Hollow in the opening, Ichigo returns to Rukia who admonishes him for neglecting to use Kon while in public. When he brushes it off with "What's the big deal?", Rukia acts out a scene in which civilians have found Ichigo's soulless (and seemingly dead) body and are panicking. Ichigo replies that it would never happen, so Rukia simply points around the corner to where that exact scene is now playing out.
Well, Ichigo WAS right in that they did not call a hearse.
This. Hanatarou's expression (or lack thereof) is what makes it.
And then a couple of chapters later, after Byakuya and Kenpachi's indulge in a mutual insult-session, Yammy interrupts them and they both give him the exact samelook of annoyance.
How about the filler episode that has Ikkaku Madarame volunteering to help with the local high school's kendo club? Eleventh Division Blood Knight training a bunch of freshman high school wimps? Priceless! And that is not even mentioning him ramrodding Tōshirō Hitsugaya into helping him.
What's even funnier is the end and his reaction to not getting to fight because the remaining kendo team memeber won his fight.
Or how about the first time we see Gin and Kenpachi in the anime? Ken-chan tries to goad Byakuya into a fight only to have Gin tie Ken-chan up in less then ten seconds and haul him away over the rooftops, apologizing to Byakuya the entire time with that stupid ass grin never leaving his face.
Aizen basically shipping himself with Ichigo. Here
Ichigo's reaction at the bottom just seems to make it funnier.
Aizen's hand is on Ichigo's bare chest. She doesn't know how she missed that the first time around, especially given Aizen's line, but it renewed the hilarity.
Oh, my, the FoeYay! Hilarious, and gives all the people who shipped Ichigo/Aizen an excuse,which makes the whole thing even funnier. I think a certain manga-ka is trying to encourage as many crack pairings as he can.
Double funny in that page - Ichigo apparently forgets he can STAND ON AIR after receiving said head-butt.
So good to see after episodes of Aizen's absurd monologuing. As is the moment when Isshin and Aizen's fight is interrupted by Gin slicing up another building. Then Ichigo jumps into view, to the annoyance of Isshin who promptly ignores Aizen to argue with his son.
A rough summary of Chapter 399:
Gin: "Hi. Remember me? My shikai is a really long sword!"
Gin: "And my bankai's a really really long sword!"
And now "fastest bankai in the Gotei 13" takes on a hell of a new meaning.
In one of the animated picture books, Ryuken, Uryu's dad, is working on some paperwork at the hospital when he decides to look at a picture of Uryu as a little kid. In pops Isshin, who shoves a picture of Karin and Yuzu in his face. He brags that his kids are still cute. Then Ryuken starts firing arrows at Isshin, blaming Ichigo for Uryu's rebellious stage. Isshin says that's not his fault, but Ryuken responds by saying that the father must take responsibility for his son's sins. See it here!
Ichigo calmly and cheerfully calling an ambulance before he soundly kicks the asses of some jerks who were tormenting Chad in a flashback. "How many? Let's see..." *takes a head count of the bullies* The bewildered faces of the guys only make it better. Doubles as a hilarious CMOA for Ichigo.
One scene has Yumichika sparkling around Kenpachi, and Kenpachi comments that he looks a lot more lively than before causing Yumichika to blush, shake his butt, release some hearts, and squeal "Oh my, so you think I've gotten prettier?" In reply Kenpachi scoffs "I didn't say that...Quit shakin' your ass; that's freakin' nasty". Yumichika: "I'm sorry. I just got so excited".
The deaths of Zommari and Aaroniero are more hilarious than dramatic. Aaroniero's young-voice-head rants about his pain, repeatly shouts "NO!" and rolls. With his high-pitched voice. Zommari rises his arms and shouts "BANZAI" several times. "AIZEN-SAMA...AIZEN-SAMA...BANZAI!
In chapter 403, Ichigo's reaction upon seeing Aizen's new form. "What...the fuck...is that..."
Also, the technique that Isshin and Urahara use to bind Aizen. AIZEN PINATA. Yoruichi smash!
Also, Aizen's new form itself. Some fans have joked that Kubo's background artist has finally been allowed to design a character.
Also Urahara and Yoruicbibickering right before that.
That time where Lillin get indignet over being stuck in a doll's body only for Ichigo to suggest that they all help each other into thier Gigais. If only for the scene of them running to where thier gigais are.
Also when Lilin says that she snuck her Gigai under Ichigo's bed.
When the gang returns from the Soul Society and Keigo asks if Ichigo and Chad went somewhere together. And then they glance at each other and Keigo freaks out.
Where's the love for all the Omakes (Quincy Encyclopedia, Arrancar Encyclopedia and Shinigami Picture Book), particularly the one for 272. After Ishida has been skewered by Hollow Ichigo◊, Ryuken, his dad, has a great exchange with Isshin
Ryuken (Holding his bow)''': How're you going to compensate me??!!
Isshin (Stuck to the wall by arrows): But I didn't do it!
Something similar in the chapter after that: Aizen is being his hammy self, and in true Bleach fashion is going on about how he hopelessly outclasses Ichigo and the next attack will destroy him. Ichigo (echoing the audience's feelings by this point) just gives him a long, flat look, leaving Aizen sitting there looking uncomfortable. After an awkward silence, he just starts in again, making him sound downright pathetic.
More goodness involving Isshin and Ryuken Ishida from chapter 241.
Ryuken: That form...your powers returned, then?
Isshin: I guess...Looks good on me, doesn't it?
Ryuken: I feel that I may vomit.
Isshin: (...) Well, thank you very much.
Whole of Episode 287, which was made as an 10 year anniversary celebration for the Bleach manga. It shamelessly rips in to and makes fun of the Soul Society Arc - People's mileage varied, but most were howling in laughter every minute of it which was a welcome change for the heavy scenes going on at the time.
Chapter 422. Byakuya and Kenpachi come through the Garganta from Hueco Mundo. All the 11th Division members are asking Kenpachi about the battle.
Kenpachi: Eh...It was boring as fuck.
It then cuts to Yammy, lying on the sand, pretty much dismembered.
Chapter 423. Yamamoto is lecturing Kenpachi, Byakuya, and Kyoraku for losing their captains' haori, which culminates in this exchange.
Yamamoto: Just what do you all think your captain haori are, anyway?!
Kenpachi: A pain in the ass.
Yamamoto: *twitch* YOU MORONS!!!
Cut to the waiting hall where Ukitake, Kiyone and Sentarou are waiting. Their expressions are absolutely priceless.
How come Unohana hasn't been mentioned once? The seemingly sweet, caring captain of 4th Squad, who scares the pants off of anybody without even trying, as seen here when she freaks out some rude individuals from 11th Squad-, and even Ichigo-  The looks on their faces say it all.
Then there's Bleach on the Beach. Isane was freaking out over a skimpy one-piece her sister, Kiyone, wanted her to wear, which was amusing enough. Unohana decides to intervene. This staid, primly-dressed, motherly womantakesKiyone'sside. And then reveals her own swimsuit... which is even skimpier.
The first half of episode 303. It's already funny when Hitsugaya becomes the Only Sane Man in a dispute between the Mens and Womens Shinigami Association. But watch how the card game heats up (Hisagi's massive nosebleed from staring at Matsumoto's Buxom Cleavage and Nemu whipping out a mechanical drill for a hand are just two examples and then culminates in Sui-Feng whipping out her Bankai when anyone dares to try and take Yoruichi-sama's card. It'll make you cry, you'll be laughing so hard.
It's even funnier that Hitsugaya only wanted to say happy new year but kept getting interrupted.
Episode 312 pretty much from the moment Omaeda opens his mouth without thinking and says he's the Squad 2 captain.
In the Bount arc, Yuzu tells Ichigo he has a nice, loving family who will always be ready to help him, whatever happens. Why is this not a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming? She just saw him talking to Ririn and Kon in their plushie forms and there's no way he could explain her what these plushies really are.
Again, Riruka. She has just used her Fullbring to let Ichigo train in a Year Inside Hour Outside room in the shape of a dollhouse, and now Ichigo wants out. You should've thought twice, Ichigo.
In episode 321 we are led to believe that all the doubles are physically identical to the person they replace then we see the AcrofaticGonk Omaeda's double is a muscular Bishōnen, they're just as hammy as each other though.
Have just seen the episode the page-image comes from. Forget trouble over Hollow-ness, that was the highlight of the episode, plus Ichigo's futile insistence that he needs to stay to finish the job.
Chapter 450: Orihime drooling over Riruka's donuts and Riruka finally relenting and giving some to her.
Only half paying attention to the mental Arabian Nights episode (episode 288), but Rukia/Rukiruki's 'execution' with the tiny Sokyouku bird was priceless.
Made even more hilarious when Ichigo comes to rescue her... and has to fight the Seaweed Ambassador. No, even better: he has to fight Byakuya dressed up as the Seaweed Ambassador. And by this, we mean Byakuya is wearing a green SWA outfit over his sort-of Arabian nights clothes, and has to take the first off before fighting Ichigo properly.It has to be seen to be believed.
Heck, the very fact that Byakuya, of all people, invented something as... strange... as the Seaweed Ambassador is hilarious in itself. Even better, he seems to love it.
"A cake in the shape of this character...It would truly represent Sixth Company."
The Seaweed Ambassador makes a return in one of the Animated Picture Books. Ichigo is studying when Kon randomly leaps onto his head and covers his eyes. Then Renji pops in and shoves something in Ichigo's mouth, asking him how it tastes. Ichigo says that it tastes good, and is confused when Renji explains that the cookies their squad made haven't been selling. Then Renji shows that Byakuya had all the cookies look like the Ambassador.
Nothing in that episode is what you would expect, and all of the surprises are hilarious. Yuroichi's the black cat, right? No, she's the magic carpet. The lamp has Kon's face on it, so he must be the genie, right? Nope, that's Rukia. They're riding Bowa Bowa, so Nel must be one of the 40 thieves, right? Well maybe she is, but she's not in this episode. This is Ichigo's dream, right? No, it's Isane's.
In the middle of Ichigo and Ginjou's Training from Hell... this provides a sudden Mood Whiplash. The mere fact that Yukio used his Fullbring to make a sort-of sprite house for Orihime's personal use in the middle of the training space brings the LULZ.
During the "Turn Back The Pendulum" arc, Hiyori and Urahara go down to a prison to pay a visit to Mayuri. Hiyori acts the way she usually does and this causes Mayuri to call her a "disrespectful boy" for obvious reasons. Hiyori then gets really pissed off and offers to show him her boobs.
Orihime and Nell smashing the fourth wall to pieces. Also the Arrancar Encyclopedia segment where a really nervous Ichigo has to introduce the visibly annoyed Starrk, Barragan and Harribel. The sheer nervousness of his speech and the expression of the trio makes it even better.
"If you can't remember my name, at least be honest about it!!!"
In chapter 459, Tsukishima undercuts Ginjo'sEvil Gloating by claiming it was only necessary because Ginjo is a terrible actor. When the latter tries to deny it, Tsukishima points out that Ginjo dropped his First Name Basis with Ichigo almost immediately after he reverted to normal. Ginjo's response? "Fuck you!" It's oddly hilarious seeing the Big Bad'sownDragon ruining his Evil Gloating.
Chapter 460 starts with Ichigo and Rukia sharing some reunion words, then this happens.
Chapter 462 has Urahara carrying an unconscious Orihime and Isshin carrying an unconscious Chad.
Isshin: (struggling with Chad's weight) I think you got the better deal between the two of us.
Also the Engrish title "Why me sad".
The "take it off" scene between Ichigo and Renji in the anime.
During the Turn Back the Pendulum Arc, upon seeing Yoruichi, a young Byakuya cries "AARGH, the cat monster!"
Episode 326, Zaraki is getting ready to battle Fake Soi Fon, and being Zaraki he's happy about it. Until Komamura arrives, and stands in his way. Zaraki tells him not to interfere and Komamuratells him not to worry about him.He is tough. It's made even funnier by Zaraki trying to tell him to get out of his way with a fiercer voice, but he is ignored and Komamura just continues talking to Fake Soifon like Zaraki isn't there. Yachiru joins in the fun with a "Go for it, Bow-wow!!
Episode 298, the Film Festivial episode. Ichigo once again being confused when the fourth wall is broken. Then there's 4th and 7th devision's movie. Komamura putting Iba as the main character (he's in a dog suit btw). Ichigo responds that Iba doesn't fit the image. Komamura's response? That he didn't think the suit was designed as well as he thought it could've been. (he's got a habit of missing the point doesn't he?). Then off-screen, Komamura teaches Iba how to act as a dog better. Then Unohana scaring ZARAKI! This was only the episodes first half!
In chapter 465, Renji tells that Hisagibrought a motorcycle from the human world into Soul Society and caused a ruckus with it (and ended up being scolded by the captains). The mental image of Hisagi riding a motorcycle through the Seireitei is hilarious. Who's willing to bet that this will get made into an anime omake or a filler episode?
In the same chapter, Madarame sets a dislocated shoulder by flexing his muscles and making an extremely strained face. Also, his opponent's reaction.
Madarame: FUCK YEAH!!!!
One scene has Yumichika sparkling around Kenpachi, and Kenpachi comments that he looks a lot more lively than before causing Yumichika to blush, shake his butt, release some hearts, and squeal "Oh my, so you think I've gotten prettier?" In reply Kenpachi scoffs "I didn't say that...Quit shakin' your ass; that's freakin' nasty".
In the preview to episode 342, Ichigo, knowing that he won't be using his Reiatsu for quite some time, rapidly yells Bankai several times just to stack up his call-outs.
In chapter 466, Hitsugaya has evidently learned the art of being a Deadpan Snarker. And trolling, considering how he defeated Yukio.
"Hey, Kuchiki. I wanna switch opponents. Your guy looks stronger. Mine looks boring."(cue OHK)"See? Boring."
(after the timeskip) We have this adorablely funny moment between Orihime and Ishida. Orihime being her oh so cute self, saying to Ishida, with such a happy-go-lucky & cheerful face, that they're both weirdoes◊...even better, later you can totally tell from the look on Ishida's face practically screams, "She thinks I'm weird?!"D:
Orihime and Ishida decide to disguise themselves as Shinigamis to better slip past through the Soul Society without trouble in order to rescue Rukia. Orihime forgets that she's alone with a man, she proceeds to undress in front of him. (She only goes as far as to take her shirt off though), seeing Ishida have an epic freak out over it was the icing on the cake. And it didn't stop there. Orihime then created a separate changing room to fix the problem. She happilytells Ishida he can now use it and change in peace. Ishida naturally lampshades that normally it's usually the girl that would use the dressing room instead of the other way around.
The animated version of the already described chapter 425, now episode 343. Orihime sees Ichigo and Tatsuki in the school grounds from a second floor window. She starts by calling out to them, then she jumps out the window and slides down a drainpipe to get to them freaking out both her friends and apparently flashing them in the process.
Ichigo: Stupid! That's dangerous! You'll Fall!
Tatsuki: We can see your panties! *punches Orihime on the top of the head when she gets to the ground*
Kon (in Ichigo's body) pulls the whole "gentleman" act on Orihime in an early episode and kisses her hand, which prompts everybody in the classroom to flip out. He makes things worse by kissing Tatsuki on the cheek, which causes her to start throwing heavy objects at him.
Rangiku's scene, when she attempts to bribe Ichigo into letting her stay in his room by subtly emphasizing her assets. He tries to resist... but can't.
The entirety of the Color Bleach+ Official Bootleg is full of these moments.
When Ichigo is rescued and revived after his first confrontation with Byakuya, he wakes to find Urahara's burly assistant Tessai lying on top of him. Hilarity Ensues.
The official Viz translation has him making some remark about "scaling the cliff", which is funnier and a nice contrast to his "valley of the gods" line.
Rangiku simply punching Keigo away without looking when he tries to glomp her.
Chapter 470: Rukia tries to use Kido while a plushie, and fails spectacularly. Ichigo annoys Ishida by being a Leeroy Jenkins once again.
 Chapter 248: Nel doesn't doesn't want to be left behind and...well...hilarity ensues.
Chapter 473. The following:
Ikkaku: Captain you're early!
Kenpachi: No shit. You're just late.
Hitsugaya referring to the missing Kuchiki and Kuchiki, unwilling to use first name even for the sake of distinction. While Yukio complains-not that anyone's listening-because he's frozen and is going numb.
Naked!Rangiku ticking Orihime when trying to cheer her up.
Chapter 475: Renji asking Rukia is she's okay and practically screaming into her ear.
Keigo, the lovable idiot, comments in one scene about Chad and Ichigo: "What the heck? The two of you didn't go somewhere together, did you?" Chad and Ichigo share a confused look prompting Keigo to scream "Why're you looking at each other?! Don't tell me something happened between the two of you over summer vacation..."
The dub translates Toshiro's last line as "I doubt that would upset you."
What about chapter 196, with the arrival of the scouting squad composed of Rukia,Renji, Madarame, Rangiku, Yumichika and Hitsugaya?The look on Madarame's face when he is taunted in the classroom made me laugh out loud.
All right...those two who said "bald", stand up and face me....
Especially the scene where Ichigo kicks Ivan in the face, and as he goes flying Orihime swiftly opens the window so he doesn't break it. When he lands, Ivan incredulously asks why Ichigo kicked him.
In one scene, Rukia, not above using force to get her way, decides to kick Tessai in the backside to get his attention, only to find out the hard way just how made of iron he really is. Not only does he not feel it, he only notices her when he turns to see her cradling her injured foot.
The same happens in the flashback arc when Sarugaki Hiyori decides to kick Urahara in the nuts — and learns that Urahara is always prepared for everything. Painful lesson, indeed.
Chizuru's Psycho Lesbian antics are always good for a laugh. I think my favorite moment is when she's looking at Orihime's huge boobs compared to Rukia's small ones and saying that she likes Rukia's just fine as they are "peaceful and adorable". Rukia's response is to laugh nervously and say "I do not know what you are talking about but I will take it as a compliment" while Ichigo just stands there with a WTF expression on his face.
Tobiume and Haineko's interactions.
In the Bount Arc at one point Rukia flies into a rage after Kon compares her chest to a vertical wall.
Hiyori, got really, really ticked off when Mayuri called her a boy.
In the English dub she explicitly says (yells at him) that she will show him her boobs to prove she is a girl during that scene.
Chapter 485: The return of Nel. All drooling and with snot coming out of her nose as she pulls a Dynamic Entry on Ichigo. And then it's followed by Mood Whiplash as she bawls on him and begs him to help her since Hueco Mundo has been taken over.
Shinji and Hiyori screaming at each other over the phone.
And Hiyori hitting Shinji with the fourth wall.
Rukia doodling a mustache on Ichigo's face.
In their first encounter, Ichigo kicks Rukia and flips a table after hearing Rukia's explanation of Soul Reapers.
The table even has a note on the top saying "Warning: Only for the use of jokes like this"
At the beginning of chapter 488 we have two of Tier Harribel's Fraccion butting heads and arguing.
Nel covering Ichigo's eyes.
Findorr Carias retreating backwards away from Shuhei Hisagi... and accidentally flying through a building because he wasn't watching where he was going.
498. Akon from the Mission Control team of Soul Society tries to contact Ichigo to tell him about the massive invassion. Since Ichigo is fighting Kirge, Urahara replies to the call instead. Hilarity Ensues. (And then Mood Whiplash to the core.)
Kenpachi: "The 2nd one went on about having something against me and explained her powers forever. I could hardly hear her cos of the other guy's roaring. She was annoying so I just tore off her throat."
"Get out of my way, beanpole. I ain't interested in you."
"Get off my bed." Ichigo has no respect for dramatic entrances.
In 517, Shinji and Ichigo's reaction to Squad 0 is virtually the same as the readers who expected a group of serious, tough-as-nails badasses... and got a bunch of badass but very quirky Bunny Ears Lawyers.
518 should be renamed as Bleach: Funny Background Event, the Chapter. Specially with Mayuri commanding the Twelfth Division to keep Kon restrained and Chad and Orihime trying to keep the identity of their "mysterious savior" hidden from Ichigo so he won't worry for them.
Add to it the return of Kuukaku. And she's as feisty and hilarious as ever.
519, the hot springs scene, with Dr. Jerk Tenjirou treating the severely wounded Byakuya and Renji like rag dolls from one to another Healing Spring and teasing Ichigo about a literally butt naked Rukia.
Ichigo: "What the...!? You're holding Renji like a beetroot!"
A couple of panels later:
Tenjirou: (looking at Rukia's butt) "Kinda puts you in the mood for peaches don't it?"
Also, when when Tenjirou mocks Ichigo for not understanding him, Hikifune gives Tenjirou a Dope Slap and orders him to explain properly.
520: Ichigo now is more or less fine, so is Renji, and they get ready to continue exploring the surroundings and then meet the King of Souls. How will this be done? Why, Tenjirou and his assistants will launch them in person, of course!
521. Where do we start? The chapter opens with Ichigo and Renji yelling at each other mid-air, followed by Kon becoming their "cushion"?; then we have a super over the top greeting by Hikifune, who almost throws them off the gate by accident. Third, there's Renji and Ichigo's impromptu eating duel over Hikifune's food, including a quite the rant about it from Renji. And after a somewhat more serious moment, Hikifune returns in her slim form, causing them to go all Spit Take.
522. Just 522.
Ichigo: "Renji. Tag in... this guy is not my speed."
and this line:
Ichigo (regarding the women of Galaxy Phoenix Club): " Don't let your guard down. There's gotta be a catch. I'm sure they'll turn out to be dudes or something like that."
529: Isshin Shiba, the former captain of Squad 10. Pretty much everything about him, but the prize goes to the scene when he lifts Hitsugaya in the air, saying "takai, takai!" (which roughly translates into "big boy"). Doubles as a CMOH, considering how many Soul Reapers still treat Hitsugaya as a kid.
What, no Matsumoto hilariously and awesomely beating Isshin for perving on her and her Gag Boobs?
535: Urahara and Ryuken get shocked to speechlessness by Isshin's reckless heroism. It looks like this.
536: Isshin's narration describes how much Masaki meant to him, connecting it to a line in a movie Masaki liked about her being his sun. The very next panel◊ is a Visual Pun of this.
Earlier in the same chapter, right after Urahara is done linking Isshin and Masaki's souls together, Isshin suspects Masaki is fantasizing dirty things about what could have happened, had they stayed in her inner world for a little while longer.
Despite wearing a Hollow mask (or actually having it for its face), the Asauchi's expression is even more hilarious.
544: As much needed "rest" after many Vandereich-related revelations, we get to see the return of Orihime... and one of the middle pannels is really damn funny.
Chapter 545 has several moments.
Fully recovered Rukia and Renji have a staring contest... as part of their training. Both fail hilariously.
Renji recalls their visit to Shutara. Both he and Rukia had to undress so Shutara could take measurements for their new shihakusho. When Renji protests against standing naked in front of her, Shutara casually suggests she cut off his dick.
Rukia then worries about how Byakuya will be forced to go through this indignity next, and Renji gets annoyed about how she wasn't really bothered by him going through it.
Shinji and Hiyori are fighting over the phone. Hinamori just pretends she isn't there.
Hiyori's epic pose.
Kyoraku meets with Ichigo's friends. Mizuiro proves to be the most talkative, and Kyoraku expresses his disappointment that Mizuiro isn't a girl.
Chapter 547: After the Vandenreich attacked for the first time, Akon revealed that he had video camera's in Kurotsuchi's room. We see Akon looking at a monitor and saying "Captain... What is that?!?!" With the expression of someone watching vivisection being performed without anisthetic. It turns out to be... Mayuri's new, very interesting new choice of wardrobe (and the fuzzy magician-like outfit he apparently made Nemu wear).
Askin's "NO" face in chapter 550 is hilarious.
Chapter 551: Nanao reveals she was chosen as lieutenant because of her skill in kido. Kyoraku protests that isn't why he picked her, and she tells him to shut up.
Chapter 552: Mayuri gets annoyed by Urahara and hangs up on him, only for Urahara to reveal he was in the room the whole time.
Chapter 554: Bambietta does a monologue, then turns around and finds that her teammates left while her back was turned. She loses her temper.