A fantastic Bleach 496 Chapter begins as Toshiro, Byakuya, Komamura and Soi Fong reach out to the enemy to fight them with their Bankai’s! Byakuya states that this is the only way for them to fight the Sternritter because they seem really powerful! The Captains learn that the Sternritter have the ability to seal their Bankai, but find out that their Bankai’s are actually being stolen from them!
We Kajoumaru Hidetomo face up to one of the unnamed Sternritter. Kajoumaru tells the Sternritter to stop because he wont let him go any further than this. The Sternritter tells him that if he fears him, then he doesn’t care if he runs away, but for the Shinigami’s the Sternritter has no point in warning them of when they’ll be attacked because he absolutely hates all Shinigami. Kajoumaru tells the Quincy to not the 13th Squad because they’re going to stop him.
The Quincy tells Kajoumaru that he’s full of fear and that he has no control of what’s going to happen because the current situation is a life and death situation. As the Quincy speaks, Kajoumaru trembles in fear as he starts to sweat and becomes even more consumed by his fear. Out of nowhere, he lifts his sword and tries to attack the Quincy, he goes from the front and fails as the Quincy has already cut him without even moving or lifting a sword or hand.
Renji notices what Byakuya has said, he tells Byakuya that he wasn’t going to show any mercy because of what had happened in their courts. Byakuya mentions that there unjustful bastards has killed Sasakibe in front of Yamamoto. As Nodt steps forward, Byakuya tells him not too move because then Byakuya could get him with his blades. Renji mentions that it’s impossible to cut him.
Byakuya’s blades surround As Nodt and tells him that it’s not true. As Nodt notices in shock that he’s hand is bleeding, Renji is also surprised that Byakuya was able to cut him. The second Quincy member which is there warns As Nodt to what he’s doing because Byakuya clearly broke their Blood Coat. Byakuya tells this second member not to move because after some moments he falls down into the ground. Byakuya has made it so any movement would make the ground break and the person would fall.
Byakuya tells Renji that this is a 2 versus 1 match, Byakuya’s Senbonzakura retracts and becomes a sword once more. He tells him, if his Bankai were to be sealed away by the Quincy, Renji would use his Bankai in order to help him. Renji is surprised by the request because this is what Vice-Captain Sasakibe has said. Renji agrees and tells Byakuya that he should use his something else. This something else isn’t mentioned because Byakuya quickly tells Renji that the only way to defeat them is with their Bankai’s.
Komamura tells Testuzaemon Iba the same thing. Toshiro tells Rangiku Matsumoto the same thing because they want to find a way to break that seal which they have gotten. Soi Fong tells Marechiyo Omaeda the same thing. They all enable their Bankai’s. Byakuya with his Senbonzakura Kageyoshi, Komamura with his Kokujyou Tengen Myou’ Ou’. Soi Fong with her Jaku Hou Raikou Ben and Toshiro with his Dai Guren Hyourimaru! All the Quincies take out a circular object.
It seems as though it has activated as it’s pulling all the Captain’s Bankai’s away! Byakuya notices that As Nodt has sucked his Byakuya within that circular object! He notices that what has happened is not a Sealing Technique! As Nodt does a very scary yet wicked smile. Byakuya notices that their Bankai’s have been Stolen!! Bleach 496 ends here!
What an awesome finding! It’s crazy how powerful these Quincies are compared to what Uryu is! The captains are currently hopeless because their precious Bankai’s have been taken from them! It’ll be interesting to see what’ll happen during next week’s Bleach 497, and what the Captains are likely to do to even get close to defeating these Sternritter!