Bleach, Vol. 8 : The Blade and Me Paperback
by Tite Kubo
Illustrated by Tite Kubo
Part of the Bleach series
Ichigo knows that to retrieve Rukia from the Soul Society, he'll have to enter that world himself.
But his fight with Rukia's brother Byakuya showed, in no uncertain terms, that Ichigo still has a great deal of rigorous study and training ahead of him.
Deep beneath Kisuke's Urahara Shoten, Ichigo practices his fighting and hones his spiritual energies, and now he must face the most daunting challenge of all: prevent his Chain of Fate from consuming itself, or be forever transformed into a soul-devouring Hollow!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 01/08/2005
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781591168720
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by bookbark
Completes the Agent of the Shinigami arc, which began in volume 1. Ichigo completes his training with Kisuke Urahara, regains his Shinigami powers including a new Zanpaku-to, and (with 4 companions) sets off for the Soul Society.Overall it is more of the same great stuff that I have come to expect from this series. Great eye-catchy artwork. Good mix of humor and drama. There isn't a whole lot of action in this volume, but it is (more or less) the prelude to the Soul Society arc.
Review by 7B_godofdeath
Ichigo is now being trained to become a soul reaper and is becoming more powrful.He now is entering the gate to soul society and is continue in volume 9.
Review by Kassilem
The core of this eighth installment is Ichigo trying to get his Soul Reaper powers back and training under Urahara to learn the name of his sword. Also, something freaky happens that may have consequences later on. Of course, since I've watched the anime, I know what those consequences will be, but it was still thrilling to read about. There's a lot explained here that was missing before, and the story is progressing nicely. A new stroy arc is ready to begin and the characters are meeting it head on.