Today’s Bleach 481, titled The Tearing, with caption Gentler and Much Much Stronger, is an amazing chapter addition, as it reveals us what has happened to some of the members of the Visored/Vizards. We also get an introduction from a mysterious arrancar-looking man suddenly appears behind Ichigo and introduces himself as Ivan Azgiaro.
We start this chapter as Hiyori is coming back from the public bath. She is walking with a tub of shampoos and conditioners on her head. She has Lisa accompanying her while suddenly she’s able to smell Shinigami. She notices that a certain whole has been made in the air, as though something has gone in or came out from this.
We see that Yuki Ryunosuke wakes up from his 24 hours sleep after the incident in the previous chapter when he was attacked by hollows. Ichigo quickly dismisses him after he has waken up since he doesn’t want any more trouble.
At this point, Orihime, Uryu and Chad walk into Ichigo’s room. Orihime brings bread to eat while Uryu and Chad just walk behind her. Ichigo complains that the bread must be unpopular thus they must be throwing it away.
Ichigo quickly switches on Ishida and complains how they never ring the bell and always run into the room when ever they want. Ishida tells Ichigo that they ran into Yuzu who is Ichigo’s little sister.
Yuki shouts out randomly and is told to shut up by Ichigo. Ichigo then goes on to tell what happened after Yuki became unconscious. Ichigo cut a Hollow’s head completely in half. Uryu was also there to shoot his arrows and do lots of damage.
As Orihime finishes her first-aid treatment she leaves the small injuries to be healed after the hollows are all dealt with. At this point, they all do a bad ass pose showing that they have all grown up and gained a lot of power.
Yuki is then told to enter his Gigai body so he could gain some energy by eating the bread brought in by Orihime. Yuki then notices that his friend Shino walks in with some groceries, they both get teary eyed as they are glad that they are okay. Ichigo, Uryu, Orihime and Chad start eating the bread as both Yuki and Shino start fighting.
We move onto where Ikkaku is located, in a forest, where he has some news about the people at Rukongai. Since they are vanishing on their own with no cause. Since some kind of mysterious force is causing this to happen.
When Ichigo realizes that he hasn’t asked Yuki for his name, he does so, while a mysterious looking man appears behind Ichigo, standing on his bead. This man realizes that he should introduce himself. this man wears something very similar to what a Arrancar would wear, which are usually a long cloth which has multiple number of buttons.
Ivan Azgiaro, he says, he carry’s on by saying if Ichigo has any further questions. At this point, Ichigo states that he doesn’t know this person and thus he forces Ivan to get off his bed.
What a fantastic chapter that was. Lots of things happened there, Hiyori’s still in the loving world, Yuki and Shino are okay, Ichigo and his friends are now a lot stronger and now we get introduced to a new characters! Next week’s Bleach 482, I’m sure Ivan will explain himself and why he’s there.