Bleach 542 brings forth Ichigo’s new Zangetsu Zanpakuto! From a single sword to ones which are now two handed. We see Ichigo tell himself that both Hollow Ichigo and Juha Bach are his Zangetsu! From this he receives swords, one being larger than the other. He currently looks immense with both his swords! I love the new looks!
Bleach 542 begins with the past, it’s mentioned that there were no lies told, none from Hollow Ichigo, nor Juha Bach. Juha Bach saved Ichigo using the Quincy’s Shadow, he stopped his blood using his Quincy’s Blood. He even lent him his Quincy’s power when he was weak. He considers, both of them as Zangetsu, he doesn’t care who they are, he might even say that it’s not true but both of them are his Zangetsu!
He asks if he’s okay with that, calling Zangetsu one last time. As Nimaiya forges his Zanpakuto, Ichigo steps in, he looks down at whats being made, a large wave of water appears, all of Nimaiya’s helpers look at what’s happening, then mention that he shouldn’t be there as he’s hands will burn. Nimaiya tells her that it’s fine.
Nimaiya mentions that it is as he thought, if he puts his soul in there, it will be perfect. Once he does it, Nimaiya tells him that it’s done, he should take it out. He tells Ichigo that it’s he’s Zanpakuto! Ichigo begins to pull it out, once he does this, the water around him swoosh in large waves, it turns most of the water around him into steam, it begins to evaporate. Nimaiya’s helpers mention that they’ve never seen anything like this.
Nimaiya begins by telling them that the sea dried up because of the heat as well as Ichigo’s immense reiatsu! It was to cool the swords down. Ichigo struts he’s brand new swords, one which is much longer than the other, he holds both of them in pride, calling his swords Zangetsu’s! He looks at the swords and thinks of both Hollow Ichigo and Juha Bach, the combination of them being Zangetsu!
Ichigo talks to himself that from this point on, he’ll never ask for his help again, he will stop asking for him to lend his power, or for him not to be in his way, he also won’t ask for them to fight together. From this point on, he will fight on his own, he thanks Zangetsu! He mentions that he is himself, and that the blade is him! There is no longer a bond since his power is finally his.
We move to the Quincy HQ, where see a large number of people, especially the great number of Stern Ritters! They’re told to hold their Quincy’s crosses high for their leader, Juha Bach! He asks if all the Stern Ritters are there, he mentions that he has some information to tell them! Bleach 542 ends here.
This may have been a short chapter, but it was one which was awesome and great. I like what Kubo has done, especially give Ichigo a brand new look, especially the new Zangetsu sword, the two Zanpakuto will definitely be something new for all of us to see, there doesn’t seem to be any Shinigami I know off with dual handed swords. Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 543, to see what Juha Bach has to tell us!