68. Bleach (3-in-1) Vol. 19-20-21 by Tite Kubo

Bleach (3-in-1) Vol. 19-20-21 by Tite Kubo (buy)
Bleach (Vol. 19, 20, 21)

Rating: (4.5/5)

Jan 7 2014, VIZ Media, 608 pgs

Ages: (13+) T

"It’s the day of reckoning and Ichigo must fight Byakuya Kuchiki one on one, whether or not his bankai is battle-ready. Meanwhile the mastermind behind the chaos in the Seireitei is about to be revealed, but will the truth spell the end of the Soul Society?!"

Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

May contain spoilers of previous volumes.

Vol. 19: The Black Moon Rising -  The volume begins, and a good large portion of it follows, with switching between a few different battles finally ending on the one with Ichigo and Rukia's brother.  This actually got rather tiresome for me.  Then towards the end we entered into the plot again and a bombshell was dropped that made the whole volume worthwhile in the end!  Cliffhanger ending. (3.5/5)

Vol. 20: End of Hypnosis - And that concludes this whole current story arc.  Wow!  A fast-paced page-turner.  I did not see that coming.  Betrayal, traitors, murder, a friend's death.  Great stuff.  Where will the plot go next?  (5/5)

Vol. 21: Be My Family Or Not  - Man, I love this manga!  Everybody is back home again and I'm just loving the interaction between the major characters again.  I love all 4 of them!  Ichigo is back to battling hollows and that's a lot of fun; I sure missed that aspect while all the intrigue of the last arc was going on.  But BAM!, this volume doesn't wait long to bring in some shockers and from the title we have have family issues,  father issues to be exact.  Two characters' fathers have big reveals for us.  Woohoo!  Love this.  (5/5)