Ichigo Kurosaki deserves all the help he can get, from all his fights he’s won by either a large power difference or by a very thin line by which Ichigo has either lost of won. From those loses he’s developed and gained a number of power ups. However Zangetsu, or now known as Younger Juha Bach, had completely suppressed most of his Quincy powers which led to Ichigo only using his Shinigami and Hollow, from which he had gotten really powerful, above most captains. However once Juha Bach let him realise that he suppressed his Quincy powers, all hell got lose and he unlocked this and combined all his qualities into one which he can rampage and literally defeat anyone. Continue reading
Ichigo Kurosaki, a Man, Shinigami, Hollow and now Quincy. Ichigo is literally a being which has never seen before within the Bleach world. The concept art above makes me jump in excitement that such awesome form and art are still available for Ichigo Kurosaki. Ichigo has developed a similar form to this during his battle against Ulquiorra Cifer within Hueco Mundo. Although Ichigo has gained new powers and even stronger reiatsu, it seems that this form may no longer appear as this was the official form which Hichigo had when Ichigo longer had control.
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Ichigo Kurosaki goes in and out from his Inner World, every time he goes in, he comes out a changed man. Every time he talks to Zangetsu, or now known as a younger Juha Bach as well as Hollow Ichigo, he either gains a newer and better power which he’ll be able to defeat his opponent, from his fight against Zaraki to his upcoming battle against the Quincies. He’ll always be with his companions in his inner world!
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Ichigo Kurosaki’s return to the Phoenix Palace proved to be something which was somewhat expected. However after all the Asauchi’s stopped their attack and bowed down to him, it was as though Ichigo was more than what he was previously. He knew then about his past, present and what he must do in the future. The Hollow Ichigo reveal was a bit of a surprise, I was expecting Old Man Zangetsu, however I’m more than happy to see Hollow Ichigo as it proves that Ichigo will most likely obtain his Hollow Mask once more.
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Bleach 538 has another amazing chapter as Ichigo is once again transported to Nimaiya Oetsu’s palace where he’s faced by a number of Asauchi’s. This time it’s different where they are all kneeling to him. Ichigo approaches one and finds that it’s Zangetsu with a mask! We see Hitsugaya go to train in basic sword fighting. Kensei, Hisagi and Mashiro are together practicing. Sajin enters a large cave to find a humongous dog where he may ask for training.
Bleach 538 begins with Isshin asking him where he’s going after getting a plan. We can see in his face that he doesn’t have a plan to what he needs to do. Nimaiya’s helper arrives and tells Ichigo that it’s time to go back. They quickly transport out of there. She reveals that Nimaiya had planned to send you back for one night and get him back after he’s changed, otherwise it would be useless.
Nimaiya appears, he tells him that he’s got a nice look there. He’s sure that he’ll be able to do it now. Ichigo gets up and as Nimaiya goes to say his next few words he notices something strange. All of the Asauchi’s don’t seem to be attacking him, they have all kneeled on the ground as though he’s their master. Nimaiya is surprised at this, Ichigo looks back and notices that he’s already picked one.
He holds one of them, and out of nowhere, their black skin starts to fade away, it starts to turn into what we know as Zangetsu! The hair is similar to Ichigo’s, when we look at its face, it has a Hollow Mask on! Nimaiya is impressed and tells him to come there, he decides to forge it again for him.
We move onto Soul Society where a number of Shinigami’s are training. They’re being trained on sword fighting, they’re told that they won’t kill any Quincies with bad stances. Some speak of how Hitsugaya has lost his Bankai and wonder about the whole division as they won’t have much power.
Hitsugaya appears there and quickly asks the trainer there to help and train him there. He mentions that he’s Bankai was stolen and that now his only choice is to fight as a simple swordsman. He wants to begins from the basics. They all seem to have continued training.
Hitsugaya thinks to himself that since fighting Aizen, he trained his Bankai to get it into a Real Bankai! However since it was stolen, there is no need to be upset about it, he must now look forward and try to train to become better. Somewhere else, Shuhei and Kensei are talking. Shuhei asks why he’s been taken there. Kensei tells him to use his Bankai, he mentions that this time his Bankai wasn’t stolen, but next time it might happen therefore they need more people that can do a Bankai.
Mashiro Kuna appears from the sky, she’s told to use her Hollow powers, Kensei tells Shusei that she’s strong when she’s a Hollow and that he’ll have to use his Bankai if he doesn’t want to die. Shusei quickly tries to stop it but Kuna punches him in the stomach. She also mentions that he shouldn’t mention that Super Vice Captain, Kensei reveals that he should know that he’s not as gentle as Kaname Tosen was.
This strikes a nerve on Shusei s he mentions that he’s always been looking up to him, however he should not badmouth Kaname Tosen. Kensei may have found something he can use in order to make him angry. Komamura is gone into a cave while his Vice Captain is training. A voice mentions who has arrived, Komamura mentions that it’s been a long time Oojiji. There is a large dog there, he mentions that he’s got the guts to come back there. Bleach 538 ends here.
What an awesome chapter, all the current Captains are training, even those who have lost their Bankai’s, they are does as much as they can in order to do their best to get stronger. Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 539, this could get even more awesome!
Bleach 536 builds up the tension to what actually happened and how Masaki Kurosaki actually died. Isshin saves Masaki, to which they go their own way, Ryuken is also seen upset by Katagiri to which she is she’s unhappy about. Isshin explains to Ichigo that he was born after a certain time, to which Aizen’s plans forced open his powers.
Bleach 536 begins with Isshin saving Masaki from the Hollow Mask, he tells it that he won’t be able to lay a finger on her since he’s there, he goes on to notice and unleash his Getsuga Tenshou on the face to which it smashes it completely, Masaki then notices Isshin, mentioning that he is the Shinigami from before, plus she wanted to meet him again.
She keeps on asking too many questions to which she then waves up her hands naked, Isshin screams at her telling her that she shouldn’t act like that when she’s naked. She’s brought out of problem with Urahara’s help, he mentions that he was able to connect their souls, she’s fine now. Isshin mentions that this is a good thing. Masaki goes on to talk in her sleep mentioning that Isshin’s angry at her for acting like that naked.
Ryuken goes home in the rain, when he meets Katagiri, she guesses that he left Masaki with the Shinigami, he replies with a yes. Isshin tells her that she can go home and tell his mother that he wasn’t able to protect the Quincy. Katagiri mentions that he will not, she calmly mentions that she was told to protect him all her life, from everything at all costs. That was the duty she was given when she was smaller.
She cries in this rain, mentioning that seeing him sad breaks her heart. He goes on to reveal that seeing her cry does the same. He mentions that it’s okay, and that they should both go home together. She follows him when he goes home. Isshin explains what had happened throughout the years. Masaki left the Ishida Family shortly after the decision was made by Ryuken himself.
Isshin had a small clinic to which he helped people with the help of Urahara. Masaki had gone to university, she often came to laugh at him as he look differently with a white robe. He told her that he lost her shinigami powers because of the blunders, and was exiled from Soul Society, however she always knew that he was lying, she realized this and every lie he said was always known by Masaki.
They went to watch a movie to which he didn’t pay much attention to, it was dark and boring, he noticed Masaki to cry all the time, it was a movie about a woman and man, a man who gotten old and always had the sun with him. He describes the sun as Masaki, she attracted, forgave and illuminated anything, he was just happy to be at her mercy. At this point, Ichigo was born, the rest is as he knows, Rukia was sent to this world by Aizen’s plans, he gained his powers such as the Zanpakuto.
Afterwards he gained a his Hollow powers which were activated once he got inside Soul Society. Isshin explains that when he’s Hollow Powers were awakened, he was no longer ale to block anything anymore. Thus he’s shell was broken and he regained his powers. Isshin explains that what he’s birth told him was personal to him, thus there is no need to explain.
However what he went through, there is still something he doesn’t known, 9 years ago to this day, June 17th. Is the day in which Masaki had died! Isshin gets ready to reveal something even more important, he tells Ichigo to listen carefully, he will now reveal the real reason his mother died on that day! Bleach 536 ends here.
A great build up to what really happened to Ichigo’s mother, Masaki. Hopefully it’s something no one saw coming. I can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 537 when we see even more awesomeness from what Isshin has to say, I hope it is something which will hopefully blow me away! Can’t wait!
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Ichigo Kurosaki’s powers do not stop where you think they do. Ichigo’s powers seem to be something which is unique to him and him only. Ichigo’s powers have spanned hard and far from Shinigami to Hollow, then Fullbring and Shinigami once more. However it doesn’t seem to stop there, there’s whispers that Ichigo may in fact have Quincy abilities too, the image here illustrates this amazingly well.
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Bleach 535 explains what needs to be done when Urahara tells both Isshin and Ryuken the consequences of what will happen after it’s done. He mentions that someone powerful will need to be with her in order to balance her state of Quincy and Hollow, Isshin best fits at that time so he volunteers, however it’s for his life time. Ryuken is heartbroken and doesn’t understand what will happen. Isshin bravely saves her and gets her out of there.
Bleach 535 begins as Masaki falls towards a deeper and deeper hole, it’s as thought she’s in a mute cold abyss to which she won’t be able to escape, even at this moment, she feels no fear, something approaches her she looks on, a massive Hollow Face appears to which it’s mouth heads towards her.
Urahara explains that he’s been doing research on the condition which she has for nearly a century. Isshin mentions that he’s aging gracefully then, he asks who he really is. He mentions his name then mentions that he was expelled from the Soul Society, Isshin is shocked and then goes to ask something when Ryuken bursts in.
Ryuken mentions that it makes no difference to him who he is, he just wants to save her, then goes on to say that he wants to return her to her previous state. Urahara tells him that he wont be able to bring her back from what she was previously. There is no way to which he can bring her back the way she was before.
He explains that she’s currently going through the process of Hollowfication, which means that a hollow’s soul is injected into a normal soul, this is to blur the boundary that separates those two souls so that the normal soul can attain an exponential upgrade in strength and power. They explored within Shinigami’s but the entire process was flawed and unstable.
What has just happened is that an incomplete experiment going through the veins of a Quincy, it was never intended to undergo such a procedure. Ryuken asks if her life is a lost cause, Urahara answers telling him that her life is not yet gone, she can still come back, but differently. When a normal soul goes hollowfication, the host soul and hollow soul slowly begin to bleed into one another leading to a beast with no use of it’s thinking abilities.
This also affects the interaction between the soul and external world, the soul itself bleeds way to much to which it just self destruct, this phenomenon is known as Soul Suicide. During Urahara’s research, he uncovered a way to at least prevent this from taking place. He did this by simply putting something that will counteract the hollowfication process.
Hollowfication reaches the point of no return once the balance of the souls is disrupted which causes the boundaries between the souls to become blurred. An object that would restore the balance of the souls would prevent the soul suicide from taking place. He goes on to explain that he was able to get Light Arrow from a Quincy and a Human Soul to create a vaccine, he injected that into the souls and it stopped them from soul suicide.
Urahara explains that for Masaki something much more stronger is needed, something that would only leave her alive and thus leave her hollowfication process, a power strong enough to oppose it. Ryuken calls out a bullshit to which he knows exactly whats going on. He mentions that there has to be an alternative way , Urahara quickly mentions that he quickly understood what is happening. He goes on to mention that it’s not his choice to make, the choice belongs to Isshin!
He reveals a gigai type body to which he created, it’s derived from human souls, and shrouds the soul that enters it. If he decides to enter it he would definitely become a Shinigami/Human hybrid. He also explains that Quincies and Shinigami occupy opposite sides of the spectrum, and so do Hollows and Humans.
He if decides to go through with it, he will always be the opposite of her, he will leave the decision on his hands, he also points out that when he agrees to this, he will never have access to his Shinigami powers, this includes the abilities to see hollows. Plus once he goes through with it, his days of ever being a Shinigami and a Captain will be over.
Ryuken realizes that the negatives outweigh the positives, in fact it would be hard for him to even find positives in this. He realizes that Isshin will never say yes. Urahara goes on to explain that for him to stop the process, he needs to tie the girl’s soul and hollow soul to Isshin. As long as he’s in the shell, he’ll never be able to break the strings.
Until the girl is free from the Hollow, only when he’ll be able to exit the shell he’s in. As Urahara speaks, Isshin quickly shouts that he’s got it, leaving Ryuken and Urahara speechless. He tells everyone that he’s clearly going with it, he also mentions that quieting being a Shinigami and help her for the rest of her life will be easy. Isshin mentions that he’ll have the regrets , but in the bigger picture it means nothing.
If he was to let his savior die over some regrets, he wouldn’t be able to look at himself in the mirror tomorrow morning. Urahara gets ready for this, we return to Masaki as she’s being eaten by the Hollow when Isshin quickly arrives in style holding her, she realizes who’s come to save her, he says her and mentions that her knight in shining armor has arrived when Bleach 535 ends here!
What an awesome chapter, both Isshin and Ryuken finally found Urahara and seems like it’s all starting to make sense, a chapter to which explains that Ichigo is truly a Human, Shinigami, Quincy and Hollow! It’s getting better and better! Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 536 when we see more action!
Bleach 534 reveals the secret of Ichigo’s birth, Masaki gains an injury from the Black Hollow meaning that she mysteriously gained a Hollow Hole, this made Ryuken run with Masaki to which he then met Isshin. After their chatter, Urahara finally appears, he tells both of them to calm down, he will give them a few choices for which they can save her.
Bleach 534 begins as Matsumoto reaches Isshin’s room, she gets there happy to go on a mission, she wants to give her some mission papers, however she reads a message to her mentioning that he’s gone back to the human world. She reads it a rips the paper in anger, Toshiro mentions that as he got away with it the first time, he can just keep on doing the same things.
Masaki reaches the house, Ryuken greets her in when her name’s shouted at her from Ryuken’s mother. She mentions the the other day she had saved a shinigami against a hollow, she is confused to how she knows, Ryuken realizes and calls Katagiri’s name. Masaki denies these facts. Ryuken’s mother mentions that she should have said something, moreover why would she ever do something like this. Her aunt holds her hand a tells her off for trying to break the rules.
Katagiri is faced by Ryuken, she’s asked why she’d ever tell her mother, he mentions that there were no issues at that moment. Katagiri quickly mentions that there were issues, she was bit by the hollow and her Quincy blood might get spoiled. Katagiri goes on to explain that didn’t he himself want a pure Quincy marriage.
Ryuken runs towards his mother, he tells her mother that she isn’t responsible for this, she starts to walk towards her when she quickly falls over! Ryuken notices this and quickly runs towards her while calling her name, he notices a strange Hollow Hole on her chest to which makes her feel uncomfortable, the mother also notices and works out that it could be a Hollow Hole.
Ryuken asks where his father is, she mentions that she doesn’t know but she’ll get in touch very quickly she tells him to wait there, however after a little while he runs off, his mother mentions that if he stays with that thing he could also be in danger. His mother tells him that he wants him to quickly come back! He keeps on running, asking himself what could be going on.
Out of nowhere appears a Hollow chasing for him, however it’s quickly cut by a sword, Isshin appears to tell him that he doesn’t need to thank him, Ryuken notices Isshin, he turns around and notices Masaki, he sees that she’s being held in his arms, he asks to see her, however Ryuken tells him not to touch her. Ryuken mentions that why does he think she’s like this, he quickly explains that it was because of him!
He goes on to mention that even though it’s Quincy rules, she protected him, a shinigami plus she got wounded. Why does she have to go through this he asks. Isshin realizes that it was because of the injury she suffered when she was bit by the Hollow. Ryuken tells him that it was made by a hollow, what else could it be he mentions.
Out of nowhere a man appears, tells both of them to stop talking. Urahara has finally appeared. He goes on to mention that there is no time to quarrel, he tells both of them to come with him, he’ll tell them possible ways to save that girl. During this point, he gives both of them a look which they understand that he’s serious, and what’s next could be bad. Bleach 534 ends here.
What a fantastic chapter, Isshin, Ryuken and Urahara finally meet up, and Urahara is looking even better than he was before. What’s going to happen next and how is this related to Ichigo’s birth? It’s all finally linking together, can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 535 when we see more action!