Bleach 521 shows us why Kirio Hikifune isn’t just a fat woman with great taste in food, however she reveals her secret to why the food she makes it great, she uses her Artificial Soul in order to to inset her reiatsu into the food she makes, this instantly made her into a slim great looking woman!
Bleach 521 begins as both Renji and Ichigo are flying through the air, fighting to push each other type to use them as a cushion so they don’t get hurt. Renji holds Ichigo to which he hears a beeping sound from Kon. This allows Kon to grow into his large form allowing him to help both of them fall down with no damage at all.
They wonder how Kon got into the Palace, it seems that he went in while there was a lot of commotion. It seems like a large woman stands behind them, she quickly approaches them, at the same time she pushes both Renji and Ichigo using her boobs. Kirio Hikifune appears to greet them on their arrival to her Gaton Den (Literally Meaning Sleeping Pig Palace).
We notice Kirio Hikifune quickly cook a large number of dishes, making everything she does looks amazingly delicious. She makes all the food and puts them in front of Ichigo and Renji. Ichigo and Renji are both surprised at how far Kirio went in order to greet them. Kon quickly tries to eat everything when Ichigo stops him to tell him that nothing is free, there could be strings attached.
Kirio tells Ichigo not to worry because her palace is a place for food, her job there is to fill both of them up and thus their job is get filled up. Ichigo, Renji and Kon start digging into the food, Kirio steps back and tells both of them that she’s going to make some dessert. Ichigo and Renji both start eating everything, it’s as though they can’t stop eating, even the worst looking thing looks fantastic.
Ichigo goes on to ask if it’s really okay for them to start eating while everyone in Soul Society is preparing and training for the next battle. While they’re there just stuffing their faces in this Spirit Palace. Ichigo asks how just sitting there is going to make them stronger.
Renji asks if Ichigo is fucking’ retarded Renji tells Ichigo that they fought and got injured, so they went o get healed up in the hot springs. While they were being healed, they were bound to get hungry, so they ate, it makes sense. Even if they were in the condition to train, they would need to take a break to rest and eat.
Ichigo tells Renji that he can really give a good speech sometimes, Renji just tells Ichigo to screw himself. They restart eating again after the break they just took. Kirio appears in front of them telling them that Renji’s correct, and that the vice captain badge isn’t just for show.
At this point, Kirio Hikifune appears to be a lot more slimmer and a lot more attractive. Kon, Ichigo and Renji all spew everything out of their mouths at the fact that this attractive woman is talking to them. Kirio explains that what they’re doing here is following the progression of things as he would in any normal training environment, with the exception of things being done on the Spirit King’s Scale.
Their way of doing things is followed by the Spirit King’s power as well as history behind the Soul Society. Therefore they should just keep eating and nurture their bodies so that they don’t die in the next palace. Now that they’ve ate all the food, it’s time to dig into the massive dessert!
Ichigo, Renji and Kon are all surprised at who she is! Kirio explains that during her cooking she used up all her reiatsu therefore she slimmed up quite a bit, so to compensate she needs to bulk between feasts. Kirio then tells both of them to be on guard.
Kirio goes on to explain that all members of the Zero Division have done something very significant to help in Soul Society, therefore they were all acknowledged by the Spirit King as significant people who played a part in making Soul Society’s history. Kirio explains that her contribution was the Artificial Soul and the means of inserting it into a body!
The core theory behind Artificial souls are to take reiatsu from something else and injecting it into a body, then turning that power into your own. She explains that they’ve eaten food that she had made with the same logic, at this point their bodies are brimming with high concentration of reiatsu in which both of them have never had before!
She tells them if they can feel a tinge of that power then her job is done. She tells them that they now need to proceed with caution in the next palace as it’s unlikely to know what the next person is going to do! Their next destination is the Phoenix Palace’s Nimaiya Ouetsu! He is the man who gave birth to the Zanpakuto! Bleach 521 ends here!
What a fantastic chapter! The fact that Kirio Hikifune can turn herself into a fantastic looking lady is awesome, it usually means that she can store a lot more reiatsu if she can help to bring both Ichigo and Renji to their full ability and power! Plus Nimaiya Ouetsu is likely to have a lot of fun with Ichigo and Renji! Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 522!