If you think about it, that's all the more reason to make him decoy, hoping he won't survive.
I mean it's gotta suck to go into battle with someone who's not the best person for the job and just got it because of connections.
The fact that he's not the strongest person in her squad but she has to rely on him, could be the cause of her death.
She probably hates him even more for that fact.
Nice chapter the art work was really good, Hitsugaya and Harribel are so similar in the way they act and talk, he really does use his zanpaktou ability to its limit and in this battle I'm starting to see more reason to why he's a genius. The Omeada part was pure win the dude looks funny as hell running from Barragan and at the same time Barragan looks like a fool for going after him, you dont ignore the captain.
At least there's a Haribel cover
I'd hate to say it.. but it looks like Hitsu's bout to use sasuke's Kirin attack.
lol and I wonder wad Soi Fon's plan's gotta be...
hope its something that we've never seen before, like her bankai =x
If Hitsuguya actually beats her... this series is officially bullshit. A Ban Kai from Soi Fon/Yama/twinblades/Urahara/Yoruichi?/Hirako's clump/etc. would not do enough to be saving grace for this series. She better be able to turn it around on him, at least...
Hatred in Bleach almost fully restored. =\ Then again, I'd probably keep reading to see what off-god-mode miracle gets pulled to kill Aizen.
^Hey, after the crap that was ichigo's battle, this is quite a breath of fresh air...though I must say I'm a bit surprised that Hitsugaya's been holding on for so long. I think it's only logical if he gets defeated, or at least beaten in terms of raw power.
As for the storm, I think it's to produce rain more than anything else. There's no way they can give him control over storms and lightning...it has to be rain. Then again, it makes no difference, as halibel will just turn it into water as he turns it into ice. If the conversion battle continues in next chapter, then the fight will have become boring. Hopefully Hitsugaya goes in for the kill quick and uses some huge huge technique which at least hurts Halibel (I mean, give Hitsugaya a break) but which ends in Halibel winning. Then let the Vaizards come. Or Yamamoto. Or Urahara. I'm not being picky.
As for Soi Fon...any plan at this time that does not involve a bankai will be near total stupidity. Against an enemy so strong, a bankai could only be helpful. Unless of course it just happens to be one of those kinds of bankais that could somehow put her at risk only in this particular situation (maybe it slows her down a lot? which would be kinda ironic for someone in the onmitsu). Hoping for a bankai next week, and maybe Omaeda losing some of that extra weight of his. Hahahaha.
Oh, and bring out Stark already.
Oh look....another secret technique that Hitsugaya is pulling out of his ass, what a novelty!
That makes it what, 4 now?
God i hate this fucker, he´s the Sasuke of Bleach, he´s single-handedly completely destroying what already was a pretty confusing power level manga.
I´m nore interested in Soi Fon and Barragan´s fight, i like how she asked Omeada to help her and give her time, good to see some team work in actual fights in Bleach, despite the power level gap. She´ll either try a plan involving a her Shikai or her never seen before Bankai for the "surprise" factor.
Maybe he's gonna flash freeze her, and kubo really needs to step up and draw more consistently one min you can't see any ice flowers for god knows how many chapters then they show up on the last page.