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Bleach 10: 04/09/08
Up until volume 10 of Bleach, I've enjoyed the manga and the anime equally. Volume 10: Tattoo on the Sky breaks that trend; I enjoyed the anime more.
Volume 10 spends most of its effort on showing how cool and scary the different captains of the soul society are. On the flip side, Ichigo and the others are learning how to control their spirit power. I really liked this training scene in the anime but here it falls flat.
But the largest chunk of volume 10 is devoted to Ichigo and friends coming head to head with the captains of the Soul Society. Lots of slashing and posturing and onomatopoeias and very little in terms of plot progression. I know from previous volumes that this series goes in cycles and I know from sneaking peaks at Nanashi-inc, I know things are going to get exciting really soon.