Bleach 552 reveals the awesome plan which Urahara has just come up with, we see the awesome Cang Du take out Matsumoto to which Toshiro knows that they’re right at the end of their life, we also see that Urahara has indeed reached Mayuri and has showed him his plan of using pills to insert a little amount of Hollow powers into the captains to give them the ability to regain their Bankai’s back. Continue reading
Bleach 545 clearly surprised me. I was looking at previous chapters all wrong, instead of looking at the obvious that Uryu actually survived the Mixed Quincy Selection, I thought that Ryuken had somehow hid himself or died, or that the Vandenreich aren’t Quincy’s at all. Bleach 545 put me back on the right track.
I personally think that Uryu is getting himself into something that he really doesn’t want to get, or rather he shouldn’t get into this situation because it’s most likely that he’s going to fail during another attack on Hueco Mundo or Soul Society. This will most likely prove to lose all trust and hope the Stern Ritters may have on Uryu as the successor.
However I could be wrong and it could work in the other way, that he actually activates his powers and becomes a Pure Quincy, to which he will be able to use his Blut as well as other special abilities. As I mentioned in previous posts, Haschwalth is not a good candidate to be his successor, my explanation to this is that he knows how the Vandenreich and Stern Ritter works, he knows it too well and trusts Juha Bach to work at his best.
However Uryu, the successor, doesn’t have a clue. I think what Juha Bach is getting at here is that he wants something to drastically change the way the Vandenreich and all Quincy’s work. By making a change he wants to make it better. Juha Bach knows that Uryu is definitely clever, and by appointing him the successor, he might even able to make some changes for the better. It’s not fully clear what Juha Bach’s intentions are, maybe he wishes for Uryu to somehow make peace with the Shinigami. I know it’s a crazy idea, but the Vandenreich see Juha Bach as a strong leader who can take any enemy and defeat them. However if Juha Bach appoints someone who they know nothing about, it could change their view of their leader where they will follow the new King of peace. I think this may be a reference to the friction, as in some Quincy’s may not readily accept this but overtime it will get smoother.
Furthermore, we know that Jugram Haschwalth is Stern Ritter B, he obviously seems to be clever, even more than the Standard Quincy’s. For any other Stern Ritter, he was the obvious choice to replace Juha Bach however that didn’t work out. He knows Juha Bach better than anyone, and likewise he knows that with every decision he knows that Juha has his own intentions, we may not know it yet, but it’s most likely that we will.
A small mystery that I noticed was that Bambietta Basterbine brought out something from her room, a mysterious box thing from her safe. Could it be that she’s going to go to assassinate Uryu or could she be planning something even more worst? Another small thing which we noticed was the experiment in which Urahara was doing, it looked a lot like the Quincy logo. Could this be hinting at the fact that the Vandenreich HQ is a lot closer than we think?
So what do you think of all that I’ve mentioned, do you agree? do you think it’s correct or wrong? Comment below.
Bleach 544 see’s why Uryu Ishida had escaped the Impure Quincy Purge, Juha Bach mentions that he posses something which even surpasses Juha Bach’s powers. Hashwalth describes Uryu to be trapped where he is, everyone will keep a close eye on him and if he betrays everyone will want his head. Urahara and the others are in Hueco Mundo looking for something useful which has been described by Urahara to take some time.
Bleach 544 begins as Ishida asks Juha Bach why he made him his successor, Juha Bach responds by asking if it’s a problem. Uryu mentions that making someone who just appeared out of nowhere his successor will only create friction amongst his army. Juha Bach tells him that this is a good thing, he doesn’t need or want sheep following him.
Juha Bach mentions that it’s not even sunk in, he also mentions that he has his reasons for picking Uryu as his successor, once Uryu realises this, it will all become clear. Uryu doesn’t seem to have realised it yet. Juha Bach asks him why he’s still alive at that point. Uryu quickly remembers. Juha Bach tells him that 9 years ago, during his Selection (Selektierung), all the Mixed Quincy (Gemischt) were purged except Uryu who is mixed. He therefore was described the sole Quincy that survived through the Selection.
This is why he had introduced him as the Last Survivor. He possesses something that can surpass Juha Bach’s powers. This is the reason why he was made his successor. Juha Bach tells him that shouldn’t worry about anything, he should not over-analyze things. And the only thing he should do is come with him. Uryu understands and only wishes for the best of his Majesty.
We move on to Bambietta Basterbine who asks a man to come over to her room, when he arrives, we see that he’s literally cut in half by her. While she prepares we see four members walk one, all Stern Ritters. They mention that she’s caused such a mess there. We’re introduced to Stern Ritter G Liltotto Lamperd, Stern Ritter P Meninas McAllon, Stern Ritter T Candice Catnipp and Stern Ritter Z Giselle Gewelle.
Liltotto mentions that spilling sweets and spilling blood are two different things, calling Bambietta a bitch. Meninas mentions that she should have at least done it outside. Candice mentions that it doesn’t matter if it’s inside or outside, she shouldn’t have done it altogether, especially guys like that. Giselle mentions that Candice seems to be taking all the young subordinates for a whirl.
They all notice something in particular on the wall. Bambietta asks for them to be quite for a second, she is worried about something, Candice asks about what. Bambietta mentions that she’s worried about the future of the Vandenreich. We see Haschwalth walk in and is welcomed by his maid.
Haschwalth tells her that it’s late and that she should go sleep. She steps in mentioning that she’s disappointed with what Juha Bach mentioned, she mentions that it should have been him. He asks if she’s disappointed, she seems to be, but she asks if he isn’t. Haschwalth mentions that this was his intentions from the beginning. He had calculated this, he wanted to purposely create chaos and friction in order to make everyone judge each other harsher and direct all those judgemental eyes towards Uryu.
So they could ask them what type of man he is, the kind of power he posses and how he processes information. By doing this, he will be left with a short leash which means the only thing he’s capable of doing is to devote himself to Juha Bach. This is even if realises Juha Bach’s true intentions.
We go to Hueco Mundo with Orihime, she seems to have arrived somewhere, she mentions that people say that travelling is considered training. She takes out a potato type thing, she imagines what Chad could be doing. She imagines him eating the snack, mentioning how good or bad the snack really is. She then talks to Pero who is currently accompanying her.
A flying bat like thing follows her, it mentions that Orihime shouldn’t make it blush. She also remembers that Urahara mentioned that Pero has a camera to monitor potential danger or if she’s ever in danger. Orihime mentions that she was in danger multiple times and he never showed up. Chad walks out and tells Orihime that it’s fine, she mentions that it’s okay and that she’s just there.
Chad mentions now every seems to be together. We see a man behind Chad who is covered in shadows, could this be Grimmjow? They walk in to see Urahara, it looks like they’ve arrived safely he mentions. He’s glad that they have, he also mentions that for what he’s doing, it seems like it will take some time. Bleach 544 ends here.
What a crazy chapter, we finally see that Uryu is also special, just like Ichigo, Uryu could even has his own powers to own and show off. This is getting better and better. Plus we’ve seen more characters and we’re back with Urahara’s adventures, when will we get to see who the mysterious man is? Can’t wait for Bleach 545.
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 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!
We’ve seen Kisuke Urahara and Yoruichi Shihoin both friends, from the very start they’ve been together, both who started together have gone a head to be some of the strongest captains in their own right. However they both disappeared to the Real World to escape from what Aizen had done to them. They still lay together in order to survive, however could there be more to what Urahara and Yoruichi are, could they ever be in love?
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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!
Bleach 533 epic showdown between Isshin, Masaki, the Black Hollow and Aizen’s crew ends with the Black Hollow exploding into the skies with such a massive force. Aizen tells Kaname that their experiments are just beginning, Isshin lies about his report as he doesn’t mention a Quincy. At the end Urahara bumps into Masaki, knowing that there is something going on there, he possibly notices the large explosion.
Bleach 533 begins as Gin, Kaname, Aizen and even Isshin notice the fantastic attack in which Masaki delivered to the Black Hollow. It’s mask breaks and the fragments burst into a million pieces, out of nowhere, the Hollow changes quickly, a large beam of light appears from its body as though its going to explode whilst Masaki is right within it’s explosion range.
Isshin quickly drops towards her in an attempt to help her so it doesn’t explode in front of her, a large explosion occurs right in front of their eyes, at this point, Masaki seems to be protected by Isshin while Aizen and the others watch on. Masaki notices Isshin on the floor, she asks if he’s okay, he mentions that he’s fine he also mentions that he just got saved by a girl.
Masaki mentions that he was the one who saved her, if he wasn’t there to shield her, she would have be wounded, he mentions that he wants to call it even, she mentions for him to not move as she’s going to heal him. Masaki is asked how she defeated and who she really is. She thinks of a way to answers, she knows that the Shinigami’s and Quincies haven’t been on good terms.
She quickly bursts out mentioning that she’s Masaki’s, a Quincy! Isshin is shocked at this fact, he has a serious glint on his eyes, he then changes his face expression, mentioning that it’s the first time he’s actually met one. He then goes onto mention that he feels kinda special to be able to see a real one.
Masaki thinks what is wrong with him, is this how Shinigami’s really are, she wonders if they’re all like this, she hopes they are, if they are like this, Ryuken and his aunt would react different towards them. Ryuken and Katagiri watch on, he mentions that it’s all right now, there seems to be no issue with her telling Katagiri this.
At Aizen’s labs, Kaname mentions that everything is going wrong, it blew up thus meaning that it reached the final stages of the transformation, and because of that Quincy, it was all a failure. Aizen goes on to mention that everything is not gone wrong, when things stray off the original goal, sometimes it’s because they’re surpassing it.
He mentions that what happened was obviously not predicted. A hollow created from a dead shinigami actually chose a Quincy to fight, a being opposite to it. Aizen asks them if they don’t want to see what is head of this research. Isshin faces Yamamoto telling them about his report, he doesn’t mention anything regarding to Masaki or the Quincy.
Yamamoto mentions that what happened was kept to a minimum thus he will overlook his violation, he thanks Yamamoto for this. Mayuri mentions that he believes that it was still bad for him not to obtain the body of the mysterious hollow. Yamamoto asks if he isn’t leaving anything else out which could be useful information, he tells him that there is nothing else.
Masaki in class thinks about how Isshin is doing, if he’s going to return to Soul Society properly or if something else happens to him. She mentions that she should have asked for her name, at the same time, Isshin thinks about her, mentioning that some Quincies are still alive, she saved him, she was also brave to mention that she was a Quincy in front of him, he thinks if she should ask her more questions. He thinks that he should meet her so ask her more questions.
Masaki leaves to go home, her friends mentions that she and Ryuken live in the same house, Masaki mentions that their cousins and there is nothing between them. Plus he’s not her type thus, one of her friends mentions that even if they’re cousins, he’d still make her horny. Masaki mentions that it’s dirty and thus tells her friend to scold her.
A person get closer and closer to her, he gets closer and closer to which she gets a strange feeling, she looks down and it seem like she’s hit someone in front of her. She says sorry, the man looks back and mentions that it’s okay. He keeps on walking and so does Masaki and her friends. Masaki walks on with her friends while this man, Urahara appears and looks back! He knows that there is something going on! Bleach 533 ends here.
What a fantastic chapter, Bleach is definitely getting better and better! Urahara’s appearance is definitely mischievous, and Ryuken’s attitude towards his future wife could have been more caring. Aizen’s plans are also making more and more sense. Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 534 when this awesome story continues!
Bleach 518 begins to show some fantastic and epic hints in which we’re definitely going to see in the future, and it’s all under Ichigo’s nose! We witness that there is a mysterious man with Urahara who gets angry hearing Ichigo’s voice, looks like Grimmjow to me!? We also witness that Ganju has joined the Fullbringer’s with Ginjo, Tsukishima and Giriko. Ichigo finally arrives at the Palace!
Bleach 518 starts off as Urahara notices that the communication is working, he tells Ichigo that it’s been a long time, and that he knew that Ichigo would be worried. Urahara reveals that he’s reaction is a bit disappointing. Mayuri asks Kon what exactly he’s doing, Kon replies that he has no idea. Mayuri jokes around telling his subordinates to get him.
Urahara tells Ichigo and Mayuri that there is no need to worry because they’re fine, Mayuri asks Urahara how this works, because it’s using Kon’s eyes to communicate. Urahara tells Mayuri that Kon’s eyes are switches, it can act as communicators. Out of nowhere, Orihime appears, she notices Ichigo and says hey, she’s happy that he’s wounded by also safe.
Ichigo’s glad that Orihime’s doing fine, she then gets Chad to come forward. Chad says hello, and he’s glad that Ichigo’s safe. Ichigo tells him that he shouldn’t be worried about him, he was in fact worried about them. Urahara tells Ichigo that he wanted to contact them a little earlier but he was in restrains so he couldn’t get in contact.
Out of nowhere, a man says what are you doing here. Ichigo quickly recognizes that voice, the man also recognizes Ichigo’s voice and quickly gets angry, calling Ichigo a bastard as he approaches the camera. Urahara tells both Orihime and Chad to take this man out of there because Ichigo isn’t there, Ichigo asks Urahara what he’s doing with this man.
Urahara calls out Ichigo’s name, asking if what he had to do was to save Hueco Mundo, then there is no point because everything seems fine. Urahara tells Ichigo to do what is best for himself, he tells him to think on his own and decide what’s best for him. Urahara tells Ichigo not to worry about this person, he was able to make a nice contract with him. Urahara then ends the communication.
Chad asks Urahara if it was okay to say and give Ichigo the opportunity to think for himself, this could cause him to run away from this fight. Urahara stops Chad there, he tells him that he shouldn’t say things which he isn’t even thinking about. Ichigo will do what he wants from the bottom of his heart. It’s likely that Ichigo will protect everyone till the end.
Both Orihime and Chad have been close to Ichigo for longer than Urahara, for sure they’d have to know what’s better for him, plus the only one who knows Ichigo the best is himself. Ichigo calls the bald guy, Oshe, Ichigo asks if there is a way to get his Tensa Zangetsu fixed in the palace.
He reveals that in the Palace there is a super reijutsu that can reforge the sword into one similar to the original. Ichigo quickly requests for them to quickly take him! They arrive at Kukaku Shiba’s places, it mentions that it’s the palace of her, but it really isn’t. Ichigo quickly gets into Kukaku’s nerves. He asks why they’ve arrived there, she gets annoyed that he didn’t even introduce himself.
She mentions that she’s not going to launch it for them, Oshe tells Ichigo that the Tenchuuren doesn’t have function to go back to Reioukyuu on its own. In the palace there is a super reijutsu that can only be found there, thus there isn’t one in Seireitei. Ichigo asks where Ganju is, she tells him that he became a huge rock and turned into stone, she uses him to hold the banners.
They set it up and quickly launch it. A man appears, it seems like it’s Ganju, he asks if she’s okay with them leaving, she says that it’s fine because during the next attack it will be the end of Soul Society itself. They must let him got, even if it means that uncle is sad. Ganju tells Kukaku to go back to the Training Halls, she must help with the training.
Three other people appear, Kukaku tells Ganju to put some spirit into it, in the next fight he’ll have to fight the Quincy’s even if he cries and wails. Ganju agrees as he walks with three well-known members! It’s Kugo Ginjo, Giriko Kutsuzawa and Shukuro Tsukishima. Ichigo quickly flies when he reaches the beautiful palace with large pillars and numerous floating lands. Bleach 518 ends here!
Wow, can’t believe we got so much in just one fantastic chapter! The return of the awesome Ginjo and Tsukishima and plus we’re one step closer to finding out that it’s actually Grimmjow who’s saved Urahara! Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 519 epic chapter!
Bleach 501 continues with its epic fight between Byakuya vs As Nodt. A powerful captain versus an incredibly powerful Stern Ritter. Ichigo is still stuck in the cage even after trying to cut it with he’s sword but fails. Byakuya notices that he’s very tired and doesn’t know whats going on. Renji is told to stay back to see what kind of technique he uses. Byakuya’s Fear is questioned and used against him.
Bleach 501 starts of with Ichigo still trapped within the cage tired as he tries to break out using his power but fails at each point. He starts by telling himself that not even his Getsuga Tenshou doesn’t work against the cage! He notices that on the phone Akon is still there while Urahara’s call has been disconnected.
Ichigo starts to panic because of the inability to do nothing from him. He’s all tied up and he can’t do anything! He starts to get tired quickly and is starting to use quite a lot of power. Back in Soul Society we see Byakuya Kuchiki is still fighting with his full force, except that he’s Bankai has been stolen from him.
Byakuya tells Renji to stay back because there is no point in attacking an enemy whose power they still have no knowledge about. He tells Renji to watch his fight and understand what his ability is. Renji asks if he’s going to be fighting after he knows his power. Byakuya tells him that he doesn’t have the intelligence in being able to lure As Nodt into showing his powers.
Byakuya notices that his limbs and such are starting to halt and stop as if they are tired or something. He notices that As Nodt has some kind of thorns surrounding him, would they be containing some kind of poison or something similar. As Nodt asks Byakuya if he’s noticed yet.
He tells him that you may have thought it was poison, but its not. As Nodt tells him that it’s something that he may have lost a long time ago, he reminds him that he had become a captain and then became really strong. He had the power to completely overpower his enemies, so he forgot about it a long time ago. He reveals that this feeling is nothing other than pure Fear!
Renji is shocked that Byakuya would actually be in fear. As Nodt tells him that he’s a good captain, plus he resisted very well. An average Shinigami would’ve started screaming in fear and go mad at the first strike of his arrows. They would have died and their heart unable to resist the shock. Therefore anything would instantly turn into fear.
As Nodt tells Byakuya that even if he moves towards him, something deadly may happen. Even if it’s a small amount of movement, something suspicious is likely to occur, and thus he will start to not think straight. He tells Byakuya that he’s currently resisting this with only his willpower, it’s very surprising to As Nodt.
The fear has already captured Byakuya’s heart. Byakuya’s notices the fear and tells him that there is no fights without fear. He has overcome it every time he fights, which are usually on the verge of his death by the opponent. He has never repressed his fear, he’s always acknowledge his fear and gained strength from it. He pictures Rukia happy, within a few moments he starts to notice that her face starts to degrade and starts to dissolve in a fearful way!
Byakuya is hit once more and this time it’s a critical hit to his torso. As Nodt tells him that he’s not currently moving and that most experienced fighters tend to believe that Fear can be overcome, plus Fear with a reason is gentle, this is what As Nodt says. Anyone can stop it with experience and willpower, if you know the reason and source of fear, you can stop it. But sometimes Real Fear doesn’t have a reason, because it’s not a feeling, it’s an instinct. It has no reason and no limits.
Byakuya imagines himself as thought a horde of bugs are crawling up his body. He cannot escape his own instinct and this is now caught within As Nodt technique. They are all crawling up above his body to his face. Byakuya uses his will power quickly to escape the dream. He does this and tries to slice As Nodt, but fails as As Nodt has backed away.
As Nodt quickly takes out the metal circular plate which holds Byakuya’s Bankai, it seems as though he’s going to be using it. Rukia who is somewhere else see’s one of Byakuya’s flowers pass by her head. It’s hard to explain what has happened but it seems that As Nodt has attacked Byakuya with his attack and Byakuya starts to fall as his Bankai circulates the sky. Bleach 501 ends here!
That was a crazy episode! Even if we still don’t know who killed Kirge Opie, it seems that next week we will get back to Hueco Mundo and see who killed him! Plus as Urahara disconnected his call he may have been attacked or just had to talk to them privately. Still it was an awesome chapter! Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 502 chapter! It’s going to be fantastic!