Soul society arc vs. hueco mundo arc
they're very similar. aren't they? chad going around beating everybody until one strong person just bringing him down. also, one thing i noticed, the guy ishida is fighting is yet another researcher.
are there more similarities between these two arcs?
We kind of had a huge, huge, massive, annoying arguement over this already; but, here's at least a whining post to keep it popping up for those who looked once and closed the window.
There are some similarities yes, but there are also some differences. You could argue that many mangas have this problem as well, and not just Bleach.
There are too many similarities. But that's probably because Aizen structured Hueco Mundo similar to SS.
I think its not a coincidence that we see so many arrancar that are just trigged out versions of shinigami captains. We've seen people really similar to Mayuri, Kempach and Byakuya(Ulqiorra's attitude has the same depressing feeling to it) already. Aizen, despite hating Yamamoto's strictness and the general unappreciation of the hollow in SS, probably does see the value in the strengths of the shinigami caps and built arrancar who were based off them.
After reading this thread, I couldn't help but start to compare the SS arc and the present arc...
And I keep wondering: Who is Grimmjaw's counterpart in the former arc?
do they really all need a counterpart? And isn't it obvious? It would be Kenpachi. People would say Kenpachi would be Noitora, just because he brags about being the strongest but I think Grimmjow is more akin to Kenpachi.
Originally Posted by Lady Matsu
Noitora and Grimjaw both have similarities with Kenpachi. Both of them are strong and wants to fight against the strongest oppponent.
One of them brags for it and the other one is eviler than Kenpachi.
Lame. Here we are, degrading story arcs into their lowest common denominators so that people can find similarities because they can't appreciate the differences. Go on. I'd like to see anyone here make satisfactory SS captain to Espadas comparisons (lets see you do it for the majority of those characters). Back up your statements of : "oh, espadas are like eviler counterparts of the SS arc enemies". Comparing Grimmjaw to Kenpachi? You're talking about their common factor of "battlelust" which is not so rare a factor in characters, especially in shounen genres. With 50 or more recuring characters in Bleach, do you expect each and everyone to have their own totally unique and distinctive traits? There are always someone similar.
And the plot. Jeez, maybe I should delve into that one too? Rescue the Maiden, seen it with Rukia, now Orihime. SO? Also seen it with many other shounen manga plots. Yet I don't see many people appreciate Orihime's interaction with her captors (and her resolve to help bring down the enemy:Aizen) as opposed to Rukia's isolated death sentence wait.
There is one purpose and 1 purpose only for this arc:
So you over analytical bastards can see what Aizen has been doing this whole time. Think of if this arc didn't exist and they went straight to the war. I appreciate this arc since it brings us closer to the bad guys and we dont just see strong enemies out of nowhere during the war. We now actually know the structure and who is who.
Get off Kubo Tite's nuts. He only got two, u know he can't share no mo.
You need to calm down. People who appreciate art always compare aspects of different pieces, either looking for similarities or contrasts? Thats one of the ways to show you appreciate the art. Actually taking the time to go to the lowest denominator and see what is at the core. Thats how you get a deeper understanding of the art, whether it be music, paintings, novels, or shounens...I don't see what you gain in telling members they shouldn't delve deeper then just the surface of the manga and look for recurring plot motives.
Originally Posted by Weimario-kun