I... I've had enough. I can't take it, I am throwing in the towel. To put it blankly I cant stand having so many elements in what was once a decent story with rich detail in characterization and action run completely off the rails. The story did great at the Shinigami invasion arc, I loved the tension that was put around the characters and their predicament, and Kubo does a wonderful job of painting both hero and villain equally, that's a rarity to me. But the atrocity of the story completely stabs all its wonderful characters right in the heart. Too many times am I stuck asking Why? or How? For example: - Why was Wonderweiss not an Esparda? - Why did Ikkaku not use Bankai again despite existence itself being threatened - Why were Keigo, Tasuki and friends able to stand near Aizen and not "lose their existence" and yet they have zero power, connection to real plots, or any exploration in those areas - Did Kaname Tosen actually believe all that crap he told Komamura or was it Aizen's hypnosis? - Why was Aizen's Zapakuto so powerful? - How the hell could Wonderweiss seal Yamamoto's Zapakuto? (Which has the power of one million zapakuto) - Why did Aizen live when Gin finished him off? (because he feared death? WHAT?!) - Why was Gin as a child able to deduce that Aizen was evil? (this really wasn't explained) There's much more that isn't hard to spot, I found the series great up until Aizen's antagonist role in the series. After that loose plot thread after loose plot thread made the series an oddity, it was fun for the characters but otherwise I'm reading and watching I guess because I have a need to finish things, that's about it.