Bleach 528 confirms the theories that Masaki Kurosaki is a Quincy! Furthermore its shown that Ichigo reaches his house without even going to get his body back to get his body back, he can’t face his father so goes to get help from Ikumi when Isshin Kurosaki appears in his Shinigami form, he definitely wants to talk to Ichigo about his past!
Bleach 528 begins as Ichigo is dropped of at his house, he notices that he’s currently not in his Shinigami body, and that Urahara left his body at his shop. He calls for Urahara’s names when he realizes that he’s still in Hueco Mundo, he wonders who could have taken his body, he realizes that it could have been his father, he hears the door open when Ichigo runs away!
It seems that he’s gone to Ikumi’s place to get some companion ship, she mentions that the one time he comes to visit he comes in the rain with a terrible face, just like a school girl. He says that he’s sorry about this, he talks to himself mentioning that it’s a good thing that Urahara isn’t there, as they’re with Orihime and Chad. Plus he doesn’t know how he can talk to Isshin, his father.
He comes out of the shower, out of nowhere, a boiling hot dumpling is thrown at his face, which Ikumi just made. Ikumi mentions that she’s also dried his cloths, so he can put them back on and go home. She also mentions that it’s a good thing that he came there whilst her son was sleeping because she doesn’t know what he’ll do when he’s there. Ichigo mentions that he’s sorry that he’s always skipped his job but at a time like that he comes there at a time like that.
She smacks her head against his telling her to stop saying sorry and do the job properly. She mentions that she doesn’t care if he feels sorry, lonely or whatever, she feels as though she’s his older sister, she mentions that she can rely on her whenever he needs it. She mentioned once before children should rely on adults. Ichigo is shocked, he mentions how she can feel that she’s his sister when she’s like 10 years older than him. She goes for the kick when he stops it.
She’s shocked at Ichigo that he said something like that after he mentioned something like that. Someone knocks at the door, Ikumi opens the door and it seems like she can’t see who it is and dismisses the knock and closes the door. However, it seems that Ichigo can clearly see that the person who walked in is a Shinigami, this Shinigami is his father! Isshin Kurosaki.
Ichigo mentions that he’s thankful for everything, and now it’s his time to go home, she gives him her umbrella for the rain. After he leaves it seems like Ichigo had forgotten his Substitute Shinigami badge. She calls for Ichigo’s name but he’s no longer there, she mentions that she’ll just go and give it to him tomorrow. They reach home, Isshin talks asking Ichigo if he wants some of his cooking, Ichigo tells him to quit it.
Ichigo mentions that he came to get Ichigo in his Shinigami outfit, he must already know what happened. He heard from Urahara what happened to him, that he broke his Zanpakuto and that the Zero Division took him. He mentions that he was sent back there, he calls this a coincidence as he knew that it would happen. Also there is no way for him to fix his broken Bankai at this point.
Isshin tells Ichigo that he doesn’t know anything about himself, thus he won’t be able to do anything, Ichigo grabs him and in shock he doesn’t know what he wants to do. Ichigo told Isshin once that he’d wait until he felt it was the right time to tell him, during the fight with Aizen. Isshin mentions that it’s not the time!
He tells him to listen carefully! He’s told that he’s not a Shinigami, he’s not just a human either! Isshin goes on to mention that his mother was a, something which isn’t mentioned. We move onto the past when we see Isshin on the floor as the rain pours on him. A girl arrives asking him if he’s okay. Isshin mentions that he’s a captain who gets saved by a girl.
She appears and tells him that she’s going to heal him so she shouldn’t move, Isshin asks her how she could kill a Hollow all by herself, he asks what she is, she introduces herself as Masaki Kurosaki, and then she goes on to mention that she’s in fact a Quincy who has extraordinary powers! Bleach 528 ends here!
A great chapter, we’ve finally found out the real thing about Masaki and how both of them met for the first time! What a fantastic chapter, and Ichigo’s depression is going to turn to something that even he might not realizes! Can’t wait for next week’s 529, when we could see more of what happened between Masaki and Isshin.