I can feel myself starting to hit a bit
of a stride here, I'm think I'm really figuring out what this'll be like from now on.
So! Chapter 183, Eyes of The Unknown
Apparently, Konís plushie body sustained some damage while Ichigo was gone. Ichigo is, in a word, awed.
He does, however, promise to have Ishida fix it. Then his dad forces some weird charm on him.
Weird, huh? The next few pages feature Keigo and Chizuru being silly. The only important thing is that the four who went to SS have formed a friendship. But then Tatsuki asks Ichigo about his badge. Ichigo is surprised that she can even see it
Ďcause Ukitake told him it was Invisible to Normals
. as Ichigo speculates about whether or not itís broken
, it loudly announces that a hollowís attacking.
Also note that the teacher was about to introduce the new transfer student, but he disappeared as soon the alarm went off. Ichigo claims he needs to go the bathroom and runs out, followed by Chad and Orihime, but not Ishida.
And then Tatsuki sees Ichigo in soul form
despite the fact that this is another Invisible to Normals
thing. But anyway, Ichigo kills the hollow
, and tells the others they didnít need to come.
The conversation turns to Ishida, and Orihime lets them know that Ishida has seemed different since returned from SS, but doesnít want them to know.
In case you donít remember, thatís because Ishida lost his power during his fight against Mayuri. The chapter ends with this guy,
floating upside-down, in the sky, while drinking water.
Just a few quick things to point out here: The title either refers to the eyes belonging to the unknown person, or to Tatsukiís eyes seeing unknown things. The first is slightly more plausible since the grammar makes sense that way, but you never know. The reason Tatsuki can see things that are Invisible to Normals
, is, in all likelihood, that sheís not normal anymore by this point. And there is good reason Shinjiís upside-down, but it took so long to get explaining that people had forgotten it happened by the time the explanation came.
AndÖ letís jump right into the next chapter, #184, Hush
So, it seems Ishidaís fixed up Kon. And he put a Quincy symbol on back! How nice of him!
More seriously, Ichigo has now realized whatís wrong with Ishida,
but avoids calling him on it because he knows Ishida doesnít want to seem weak. Cut over to the school, weíre meeting the transfer student. His name is Hirako Shinji, and he wrote his name backwards because heís good at reversing things.
Yes, yes, he is. He really is, just trust me on that one. Ichigoís still thinking about Ishida,
but then Shinji takes the seat beside him and the alarm goes off again
, so he runs out. Shinji looks weird there, doesnít he? And yeah, heís same guy from the last chapter if you missed that. Well, anyway, that night, Kons bitches about being a stuffed animal,
but is cut short by that damned alarm. Ichigo quicky kills the hollow,
but is stopped by Afro-san (yeah, I know thatís not his name, but it might as well be), whoís Rukia official replacement and doesnít recognize the badge.
And then Shinji shows up with a Zanpakutou. Ichigo asks some well founded questions, but Shinji just shushes him, saying that people will notice if gets excited. A hollow appears behind Ishida, presumably drawn by Ichigoís reiatsu, just like Shinji warned him would happen.
As Ishida reacts, we cut over to Kon taking Ichigoís body out for a joyride.
The chapter ends with Grand fisher appearing over Kon.
The title is very easy to understand this time; itís just Shinji Hushing Ichigo. And about the contentÖ well, Shinjiís really the Ďfar-reaching foreshadowingí guy, isnít he? First his existence is alluded to 180 chapters in advance, and when he finally appears he immediately foreshadows something else about himself that wonít be revealed for another 200 or so chapters. That said, the way he acts in the chapter and the next few reeks
of Characterization Marches On
to those who know him nowadays, so itís not like everything
about him was planned. On the whole, this chapter largely exists as a prelude to the next few, but Iíd still like to note that Grand Fisherís design has completely changed
since the last time we saw him. Iíd comment on the implications of this, but I honestly think itís just a blunder on Kuboís part.
Wow, three chapters in one post! Iím doing well, here, arenít I? #185, Be My Family or Not
Turns out that just because he doesnít have a magic bow, doesnít mean Ishida canít move like he used to.
He then notices that the hollow is breaking the dimensional wall, which only menos should be able to, despite looking nothing like the Menos weíve seen in the past.
Meanwhile, thereís a crash in front of Kon,
and Grand Fisher appears. we briefly cut to Urahara and Yoruichi realizing whatís going on,
and then back to Ichigo, who, along with Shinji, is terrifying Afro-san. Shinji seems concerned about whatís going on elsewhere, but Ichigo just wants answers right now.
Canít say I blame the guy, Shinjiís been pretty damned weird so far. Shinji, who finally decided to tell Ichigo who he is, pulls out a hollow mask.
This, of course, causes Ichigo to remember his own Ďhollow maskí troubles
. Shinji tells us that Shinigami with hollow masks are called ĎVizardí and tells Ichigo to join him. AndÖ Back to Ishida!
Turns out that the thing is stronger than your average hollow, but Ishida still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
and the revelation that he was actually fighting two hollows
make him lose the upper hand. And finally, Ishida is saved by somebody.
The title: If Iím not mistaken, itís about Shinjiís offer to Ichigo; because part of the Vizardís family or not. Failing that, itís about who just showed up save Ishida, but his identity isnít really part of this
chapter, I kind of doubt that. Content: So, hollows just as strong as Menos that are not five stories high and all-black exist. The actual meaning behind this will be explain in a few, but for now just keep in mind that the foreshadowing was
there. Shinji continues to be creepy, but you can begin to sense the slightest bit of goodwill from him; he did
warn Ichigo about the peril heíd attract if he got exicted, after all.
AndÖ itís now 2 AM for me, so I think nowís a good time to stop. See you next time!
edited 9th Sep '10 7:22:35 PM by Gilphon