Bleach Vol. 6: The Death Trilogy Overture starts with the continued rivalry between Ichigo and Uryū. I mentioned that I really don’t like Uryū, right? While doing their due diligence and destroying every hollow they set eyes on, the Quincy reveals past events which hardened his heart towards soul reapers. Honestly, I think it’s ridiculous. You need to go get your head checked when Ichigo is the one making the most sense.In the end, however, Rukia is the one who seems to be in the most trouble.
I enjoyed this volume first and foremost because it answered a lot of questions surrounding the development of minor characters in the fifth volume. Instead of their powers simply existing, there is a logical explanation for their growth.
With Ichigo again taking center stage, I have to mention how much I enjoy his commentary. He may be this physically and spiritually strong man, but he’s also ignorant of the spiritual world he’s become a part of. It causes him to act recklessly. The only thing he has to go on is his drive to protect those around him. Combined, these two attributes give him a no-nonsense logic similar to a child. Things just are the way they are for him. Every once in a blue moon, his ignorance allows him to see something others can’t.
Comedic relief featuring Kon and Rukia
Ichigo is clearly stronger than anyone gives him credit for, anyone but Kisuke, that is. This man just keeps getting shadier. I haven’t decided if I like him or not. All I can really say is that I don’t appreciate the way he treats Rukia. He never wants to tell the whole story and always seems to show up in situations where people have no choice but to trust whatever information he provides. He acts like a mafia lord.
We are left with new characters towards the end of The Death Trilogy Overture. It leaves the reader more curious than anything else. There is still so much we don’t know about the soul society. Having seen the anime, however, turns this into a disastrous cliff hanger. I cannot wait to see how the story plays out in volume seven.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Kubo, Tite. Bleach: Vol. 06: Death Trilogy Overture. San Francisco, CA: Viz Media LLC, 2005. Print.