Bleach 555, a number which is always great to see. Ichigo gets all ready after all his training. We see his new, calm and confident form to which his larger blade goes behind him while the smaller on his right leg. After finding out the Invasion began three hours ago, he runs out and quickly goes there. Bambietta’s Vollstandig enables and quickly strikes Shinji, to which it seems like he got quite the hit. Her subordinate’s Vollstandig also gets activated. When will Ichigo arrive, it should be soon!
Ichigo Kurosaki does it once again, he becomes the hope of all Mankind as well as all Shinigami’s within Soul Society. As Ichigo gets ready for a great war between the Shinigami and Quincy, everyone if putting their lives on the line to protect what they have and love. The Quincy are ruthless and take whatever they want, as they have a lead on the Shinigami’s they are much stronger than previously. What can the Shinigami do with Ichigo’s help, will he be able to defeat Juha Bach?
This image is part of a grander image to which a great artist, IFrAgMenTIx has created a wonderful fan manga page to which it describes the above image as Ichigo’s Bankai! Just click on the image to the right of this to see the awesome fan manga page. It consists of Ichigo shouting Bankai, to which both Renji and Rukia, who are injured are shocked. Juha Bach stares at them to which Ichigo’s Bankai is fully engaged. We can see the awesome possibilities of this new Bankai. Do you like it? The fantastic image above was a collaborations of both IFrAgMenTIx and i-azu, they’ve been featured here multiple times due to their awesomeness and work! If you like the above above and want to tell me your opinion, don’t forget that you can do so by using the comment section below, that’s why it’s there!
Ichigo Kurosaki has gone through a number of amazing changes, from his normal Zangetsu way at the start during his fight against Zaraki to his Final Getsuga Tensho, and now begins his latest journey as the image correctly shows. This image in particular includes Ichigo’s most current form which is his amazing Two Zangetsu’s!
Ichigo has travelled a long way, from the beginning of the image at the bottom, he had just lost his Shinigami powers, he then goes on to find Ginjo and the Fullbringers who help him to gain his Fullbring. After correctly obtaining it, he see’s his powers quickly being taken away from him by Ginjo, the man who had taught him how to use it.
After Rukia’s arrival, Ichigo looks back and see’s he’s been stabbed, he wonders why she of all people would do that. He quickly notices that it’s not a normal sword but in fact one which will restart his Shinigami powers, he transforms into his Shikai form and quickly into his Bankai! He rightly defeats and kills Ginjo. After the Quincy’s invade Soul Society Ichigo only wants to help, but after meeting Juha Bach, his Bankai is quickly taken away from him as it breaks.
He starts another journey, this time meeting Squad 0, they all know about Ichigo, however he knows nothing about him. Ichigo goes through a number of challenges to find that his mother, Masaki, was a Quincy and his father, Isshin, was a Captain. He even talks to Ol’ Man Zangetsu to find that he’s not Zangetsu but in fact Juha Bach from 1000 years ago. The real Zangetsu is the Hollow Ichigo he’s been facing all his life. From learning this, he quickly forms another bond and thus he obtains two amazing swords in a dual wield fashion. InEc-Dve made the awesome image, go and check them out.
Bleach is a fantastic anime and manga, and there are literally a ton of different moments which we would all consider to be the best of the best. However I’ve brought together 10 great moments in Bleach’s anime series which I hope you’ll agree with when it comes to being the greatest Bleach moments. This is not a countdown of the best ones, in fact it’s just a compilation of the best moments. [Drunk Bleach Characters: RedPig31]
Ichigo versus Grimmjow: Their fight blew everyone away, the intensity and awesomeness of the overall battle was great and I’m sure you’ll agree that it had to be one of the best fights and moments within Bleach. After Grimmjow saw Ichigo’s abilities, he wanted to see how strong he really was, he even involved Orihime which only pushed Ichigo to become even more stronger. We didn’t see the death of Grimmjow which could only mean one thing. [Image: Tremblax and Akira-12]
Ichigo versus Aizen: The battle between Ichigo and Aizen was spectacular, the battle scene was no longer there after what Ichigo and Aizen did to their surroundings. Ichigo’s tremendous strength and force was nothing short of amazing, it proved to be something that even Aizen couldn’t comprehend. Even after trying to see how Ichigo’s increased his power, he could only mention that he’s only surpassed him for a moment. In sense it seems to be true as after the battle was over, Ichigo unfortunately lost all of his Shinigami power, he learnt from Aizen that people like him will go through a lot of trouble for a small thing. After unleashing and showing Aizen his Final Getsuga Tensho, he was unable to counter attack, Urahara had sealed his fate after imprisoning him. [Image: Tremblax]
Ichigo’s Hollow Transformation and Fight Against Ulquiorra: Ichigo with his Hollow Mask could not have been compared with Ulquiorra due to his Segunda Etapa. He keeps on trying to fight but is quickly killed, his heart is shot by a close range cero right to his chest making a circular hole which see’s nothing but darkness. After Orihime’s struggle and panic, Ichigo hears and let’s go, he quickly enters his Hollow Transformed State which has only been seen once. Ulquiorra is surprised and tries to fight it, unfortunately he also notices how at power a human is when it’s transformed into a Hollow. He admits defeat and dies peacefully. This was one of many great fights within Bleach! [Image: forsakenlight77]
Ichigo meets his Inner Hollow (Hollow Ichigo): During Ichigo and Zaraki’s battle, we saw another great fight between those, however this was the first time Ichigo met Zangetsu as well as his Inner Hollow, Hollow Ichigo is what we call him, he is truly opposite of Ichigo. He is pale and has white skin as seen in the image. We saw Ichigo go up against Hollow Ichigo, it was Ichigo’s turn to gain back his broken sword and rebuild it so he could fight Zaraki, he had to plead them in order to obtain their power as well as their help to defeat Zaraki, we he was able to, with a number of different injuries to both parties of course. The first time was really awesome, after that their encounters only got better! [Image: totmoartsstudio2]
Vizards Entrance to Aizen’s War: The Vizards are awesome, they consist of awesome characters such as Shinji and Kensei. Although they were once banned, they’re back in Soul Society to take back their seats. I love them, they were epic, and their entrance to Aizen’s war was awesome, it was epic to see that they’re going to fight finally, especially with their full power including their awesome Hollow Masks. [Image: ZanmatoSan]
Aizen against Urahara, Isshin and Yoruichi: This moment was definitely a shocker, the fact that all three of them came together to fight against a common foe showed that what Aizen was doing was definitely something that was troublesome. We saw Urahara, Yoruichi and Isshin fight against Aizen in sync which showed that they had previously seen each other fight, or that they are very skilled and are able to fight in such consistency that it pushed Aizen back! Which they were able to do until Aizen came back with force. It was an awesome spectacle to see them fight against Aizen with a serious face. They are truly amazing. [Image: MinatoSama207]
Ichigo Obtains Bankai and Battles Byakuya: Ichigo was finally able to show how awesome his Bankai looks like, we even got to see Byakuya’s amazing Bankai during this fight, he wasn’t even able to comprehend how Ichigo’s small Sword can be his Bankai until he fought it. We saw their awesome battle and thus it had to be one of the top ten moments! I bet you’ll agree too. [Image: Ruymond]
Ichigo Regains his Shinigami Powers: Although many fans left Bleach before the Fullbring arc, they missed out on a lot of awesome goodness from Ichigo as well as what we can describe as Ichigo’s different powers. He’s gone from Shinigami to Hollow powers to now Fullbring. After losing it, he was struck by Rukia from behind, this in turn restoring his Shinigami powers, from this point on, he went crazy and tried to take out Ginjo as well as the others who hurt his friends and family. He was lied to and made him train as hard as he could in turn, he’s be able to obtain this Fullbring which only got stolen by Ginjo. After he regained his Shinigami power, he suddenly his ability to fight which we saw when he killed Ginjo with his own strength. He’s now gone to a better place. [Image: Amy-corE]
Ichigo’s New Bankai and New Look: During the Fullbring Arc, there were a lot of new surprised, ones which made me excited! I looked upon a brand new and awesome Ichigo which finally had a new Bankai look, it was one which had also integrated his Fullbring powers as well as some other awesome improvements. I thought it was awesome, this is why he’s second Bankai look had to be in the top 10 greatest moments. [Image: miiChaneko]
Gin’s Death and Rangiku’s Emotions: After Gin’s attempt at stopping Aizen, we knew that it was truly too late, we knew something important was coming, even Aizen didn’t see his attack. He went down with just one hit and it was the end of him, we saw Rangiku quickly appear, it was truly an emotional moment, as well as honored to be a great one here. Gin was awesome, and if he is truly dead, this moment has to be one of the top 10 moments! [Image: TouchedVenus]
That took a while to write and think about the greatest moments, hopefully you’ll agree with these awesome moments, if there are any that I missed, and those which you think should have gone instead of any of the ones placed above, you should definitely tell me what you think, just comment and tell me! Remember that these are only based on the anime, not the manga. Many other epic moments have happened in the manga.
Bleach 542 brought a new beginning to Ichigo’s line, as Ichigo got a new look! Ichigo obtained a new sword! Not just one but in fact two new zanpakuto’s! Ichigo’s New Look is awesome, as the above image shows. Ichigo now holds two swords, both for his two Zangetsu’s as we know them. Hollow Ichigo and Juha Bach are now referred to as Zangetsu!
The small sword I think is manifested from Juha Bach, Ichigo’s Quincy powers, my reason for this is that Quincy weapons are usually well defined and smooth in texture, they don’t seem to have random curves, however when Juha Bach materialised a sword within Bleach 541, it was a somewhat the same size sword in flames as the one in Ichigo’s right hand. It’s hard to tell.
The larger sword in Ichigo’s right hand is a lot bigger, it’s very similar to Ichigo’s previous Shikai sword, it was large and bulky. Plus Juha Bach never gave Ichigo any of his Quincy powers, except for certain events, so would that mean the large sword was Hollow Ichigo’s (Real Zangetsu) and that it relates to the larger on the right, I seem to think so.
I like what Kubo Tite has done now, he showed a new sword during Bleach 541, however now he mind blows me with two swords. If I remember correctly, Bleach hasn’t had a Shinigami with two Zanpakuto’s as their Bankai, except for Shunsui and Jushiro with their Shikai. If i’m correct, this is now Ichigo’s Bankai as previously it was his Bankai that was broken, so I’m guessing Nimaiya’s fixing his Bankai, unfortunately he wasn’t able to, Ichigo fixed it himself.
Furthermore the reason I think why Ichigo is keeping the idea that Juha Bach is not someone else and only Zangetsu because he doesn’t want someone he trusts to change, he’s had a number of his friends put themselves on the line for Ichigo’s survival, even after getting to Soul Society to fight Juha Bach, he sensed that he was summoned, he doesn’t want someone who lives and helps him such as Juha Bach to be someone who killed a number of his comrades, he cannot handle this fact, that is why I think that Ichigo is unable to comprehend, he just wants to stay sane, it seems that to this point, he doesn’t fully understand what has just been told to him by Nimaiya and Juha Bach.
One question I’m asking myself at this point is, where is Hollow Ichigo? If Juha Bach still exists within Ichigo, where the hell is he? The explanation in which I’m currently thinking off is that the Asauchi he picked was Hollow Ichigo himself, when Nimaiya was trying to reforge Ichigo’s bankai, Nimaiya was repairing Ichigo’s Hollow Ichigo side, Nimaiya had to trigger Ichigo’s Quincy side to also upgrade so Ichigo’s reforged sword would be perfect. Once he did this, Ichigo’s sword wasn’t just one but in fact two different swords, both named Zangetsu! One being Juha Bach and the other Hollow Ichigo! This is why Ichigo obtained two different zanpakuto’s.
To add, I don’t think Juha Bach within the Quincy Empire knows what is currently happening in Ichigo’s head, he might have an idea that Ichigo’s changing but his ideas and thoughts may not be fully clear, that is until he finds out or they fight once more. However my mind now knows that since Juha Bach’s blood is in everyone, it’s most likely that he may know, it’s fully possible thought Juha Bach may have other things to talk about regarding the war, lets see what he has to say in next week’s Bleach 543 chapter.
So what do you think of my thoughts? Would you argue against me or are you following my thoughts? If not, then just tells me what you think! Use the comment section below.
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!
Could these be Ichigo’s New Hollow Mask and Hollow Form? Ichigo has been getting a lot of upgrades with his power during the Substitute Shinigami Arc and personally I think he deserves an even more extreme and powerful hollow mask and form. Could these be it?
Ichigo first obtained control of his Hollow Mask & Form during his training with the Vizards (Visoreds) where they invited him to join them, he refused but wanted to seek control of his Inner Hollow. Once he obtained it, he become a whole lot powerful allowing him to face Grimmjow and Ulquiorra.
The current Quincies within the Thousand-Year Blood War Arc are literally on another level. They can take away Bankai’s as well as eliminate anyone who steps in their way! Even the current captains aren’t able to defeat the Stern Ritter due to their intense strength. Ichigo will have to possibly obtain an even more powerful crazy Hollow Form in order for defeat the Quincy’s and save the Shinigami’s from this extinction!
So what do you think? Could this be Ichigo’s New Hollow Mask & Hollow Form? Tell me what you think using the comments below!
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After Ichigo lost his Shinigami powers, he returned to his normal self with no power’s at all. He trained with Ginjo to retain some of his Shinigami Powers to protect his family and friends from harm. The evolution of these forms go from right to left.
On the right hand side, Ichigo wears a grey school uniform with red zip which he usually doesn’t zip up. The next one down, after training with Ginjo for a while, Ichigo’s Combat Pass opened up. The form after this, Ichigo develops a Clad type Fullbring with a sword. Ichigo then develops the so-called “Power Ranger” form with an actual sword with a real solid form.
Ichigo then looses his Fullbring Form to Ginjo, and gets stabbed by Rukia and his Shinigami Form get restored. There are some hints of his Fullbring Form left. Ichigo unleashes his Bankai during his fight with Ginjo, he is no match for Ichigo’s unbelievable high power and looses.
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During the fight, Ichigo vs Ginjo, Ichigo gains an new Shikai look. Now Ichigo has a New Bankai Look which was featured during the latest Bleach 365 episode! If you were lucky enough to read the manga, you’d guessed that Ichigo’s Bankai Looks amazing!
Ichigo’s previous Bankai was awesome, but after I saw this! This is just EPIC! He opened this form so he could quickly get rid of Ginjo. As some remaining traces of Ichigo’s Fullbring was still within him, the appearance of his Bankai changed slightly.
He wears a white undershirt beneath his black shihakusho, which is now open. Held together by three “x”-shaped marks, it ends in a number of coattails. Ichigo wears black gloves with white “x”-shaped marks appear on both the gloves and his forearms.
Tensa Zangetsu’s blade is now much longer (roughly the length of his Shikai) and more curved as it nears the tip, with three protrusions along the blunt end of the sword close to its tip. While retaining its manji-like shape, the tsuba becomes more curved and jagged. Tensa Zangetsu’s chain is now longer, attaching to both the base of the sword’s hilt and to Ichigo’s glove, forming a wide loop.
Ichigo has finally regained his Shinigami’s powers, Ichigo regained them when Rukia had stabbed him from the back using a special sword which Urahara had developed. Ichigo now looks amazing with the brand new look. We can see some amazing improvements on his look from his last look. We can also see some resemblances from his Fullbring powers. His sword, Zangetsu has also been altered, this points out that some of his Fullbring powers still exist inside him.
As stated in the Bleach New Look Overview, Ichigo has gained an amazing new look.
This transformed Ichigo into this new Shikai form which personally, looks bad-ass. Ichigo’s outfit also has been remade by Tite Kubo. Currently we can see that Ichigo’s shihakusho has gained some similarities from Ichigo’s Fullbring Form.
After the old Shikai of Zangetsu, the appearance changes now, giving the blade a silver hilt with gray-wrappings and a short length of chain at its base. The blade itself becomes slightly reshaped, curving inwards at the backside of the tip similar to a trench knife. When stored away on Ichigo’s back, the former cloth will materialize to still act as an impromptu sheath.