Bleach 554 gives the Stern Ritters and Quincy’s a great advantage once more. It’s mentioned that after the stolen Bankai’s are returned to their respective owners. The Stern Ritters gain the ability to open up their Quincy Vollstandig (Literally Meaning Complete), which from what we saw with Kirge Opie, it’s something that can’t be easily defeated. Both Komamura and Shinji face Bambietta to which she enables her Quincy Vollstandig, at the same time Juha Bach had predicted this to which he see’s a number of Vollstandig get enabled! Continue reading
Bleach 553 shows a completely new Toshiro Hitsugaya with a new Bankai Form! It seems to be true that Toshiro’s Bankai has changed and seems as though he no longer has any limitations over using his power! After gaining their Bankai’s back from the Stern Ritter’s, they’ve taken it to themselves to enable their precious Bankai’s in order to shoot down BG9, as Sui Feng did, while Toshiro gets up in style to reveal that his Bankai is his, then freezing Cang Du completely! Continue reading
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 551 explains why Quincy’s have such an advantage, Jugram Hashwalth mentions that the Captains are unable to do much since they’ve not been taught how to defend properly against Quincy techniques. Toshiro gets himself hurt and escapes. To which Rangiku is nowhere to be found. Toshiro sets a trap and gets a strong attack but Bazz-B destroys it only using his finger. Next up he uses two to get a critical hit on Toshiro to which it seems as though he could die here and now! Cang Du then shows up. Continue reading
Bleach 550 explains that the Quincy’s they’re facing are more than what they seem. Toshiro faces up to Bazz-B when he gets himself hurt by just one finger, while Bazz-B also explains that he was able to offset Yamamoto’s fire! Furthermore, Mayuri’s opponent, Askin Nakk Le Vaar understands that he’s also strong. BG9 shows off that he’s not just a mere machine but in fact something that will kill Sui Feng if she doesn’t kill him first. Continue reading
Bleach 549 gets even more epic, Toshiro and others think that Bazz-B is taken out however he seems to be able to move. While Omaeda fights again BG9, the robot like personality of BG9 steps in to even go as far as to hurt Mareyo. While Omaeda gets angry, BG9 threatens him when out of nowhere, Sui Feng appears and disables his gun. She then shows him her Perfect Shunko, she also attacks him! Continue reading
Bleach 547 returns with a fantastic number of battles! There is a colour page by which Ichigo is fully ready to face the enemy, with his two swords he seems awesome. Seireitei disappears while the Vandenreich “Invisible Empire” appears from the shadows. Mayuri appears in a ridiculous outfit to fight the enemy in the labs, as well as for Toshiro and Hitsugaya, they’ll have to work together.
Bleach 547 begins with a few coloured pages to which Ichigo looks at both swords, he holds them and gets up, as he gets up we see a magnificent image the Stern Ritters on the left, as well as Uryu. And the Captains and Vice Captains on the right, to which Ichigo holds both swords and his body seems to be covered in a black clad, this page mentions that the Bloody Battle will begin.
Everyone was become shocked as Seireitei disappeared from their eyes and the grand Vandenreich view was scene. Everyone is unhappy about this happening. We see a number of people as well as Shinji looking towards this as the whole of Seireitei disappears right in front of their eyes.
Shunsui mentions that he expected for them to attack suddenly again all the preparation and tricks they had will have gone to waste. He didn’t expect them to ruin their advantage like this. Ukitake’s Vice Captains shout towards him, they open the door to expect Ukitake sat down in front of what seems to be a large rose like object, he could be doing something very strange here.
Hiyosu is seen freaking out, while Akon tries to get him to calm down he mentions that Seireitei has disappeared, while it’s impossible something like this cannot happen. Akon mentions that what they built is correct and the numbers are correct, Hiyosu cannot believe that it’s all disappeared. A wave of shadows appears to which everything they had such as the equipment seems to be all gone. Hiyosu asks what is going on there.
Juha Bach briefly describes that after losing the war a 1000 years ago, they had no place to go, therefore they escaped from the human world into Seireitei itself, the place they have the least security. Once there they used reishi to create space in the shadows. This is what they refer to the Vandenreich or Invisible Empire! Askin Nakk Le Vaar appears and explains that their plan was a success, plus they can find a lot of reishi in Soul Society and thus this was the source of their power.
For 1000 years, they quietly stored up power in the shadows. We see Jugram Haschwalth mentions both last and this time, they didn’t invade Seireitei using the Shakonmaku, instead they were already in the Shakonmaku. Shunsui welcomes them, then says thanks for telling him all the previous information, they got to the captain room quite quickly. Haschwalth introduced himself as the adviser of the emperor of Vandenreich, the Stern Ritter Grand Master!
Shunsui introduces himself as the Captain Commander of the Gotei 13, as well as captain of the 1st Division. He asks if he already knew if he was the Captain Commander, which Haschwalth mentions that he knew. He came there for this reason. Shunsui mentions that after waiting 1000 years, aren’t they going to enjoy the battle slowly? Jugram mentions that Juha Bach loves peace and that he prefers fights to be short, thus he mentions to instantly exterminate the whole enemy army!
At the science labs, Askin Nakk Le Vaar is asked how he got there, he just mentions if they even listened to his explanation, then mention that they only seems to be pretending to be smart. He mentions that he didn’t come from anywhere, because he was there from the start. A space out of nowhere appears to which someone mentions that they were inside the shadows, two worlds existed in the same place at the same time.
He mentions that it was irrational building a world inside the shadows, but he doesn’t dislike irrational things. We see that it’s Mayuri wearing an outfit which makes him look really bad! He mentions that from the information gathered in the last battle, he quickly understood that they came from the shadows, this is why he changed the inside of his laboratory, so that it wouldn’t have one single shadow. Mayuri mentions that in regards for them to be smart or not, they’ll have to just verify and go home.
At a battlefield we see a number of Shinigami personnel going towards one Stern Ritter, by which he uses his fire to burn them, however he notices that his fire has been frozen, we then see Toshiro and Rangiku quickly mention that it might not matter where they are, but his flames won’t do anything to him. Bazz-B looks at them as though they’re weak. Bleach 547 ends here.
It’s great to see Bleach back, and it’s finally awesome to see that the battles have already began, plus I can’t wait for Ichigo to return and show us how truly amazing and powerful he’s gotten as it seems like he’ll be able to trash anything and everything, can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 548, when the battles continue!
A wonderful piece of artwork of Hitsugaya Toshiro and Matsumoto Rangiku in what seems to be a new realm of Bleach. Toshiro being the Captain and Rangiku the Vice Captain, they’ve always had the weirdest of relationship as she’s always trying to take it easy while Toshiro’s always on top of things. The manga spoilers show that while Isshin Shiba was their captain and Toshiro the 3rd Seat, Rangiku was the only serious one there, when the ranks were passed onto Toshiro, Rangiku lost her cool and became just like Isshin, someone without a care in the world.
Yes, this post does contain manga spoilers, so you know, it’s up to you if you want to read it. Nevertheless the artists has done a great job of making such a wonderful and amazing piece of artwork, if you want to check them out, I highly suggest visiting AmericanDork, they have some great and awesome artwork!
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 529 just keeps on getting more and more interesting, we get an explanation to by Ichigo was unable to get an Asauchi, at the same time Renji knew that something like this was going to happen. Isshin keeps on explaining about his past, we finally find out Isshin’s full name, Isshin Shiba! Making it clear why Ichigo and Kaien look so alike. Isshin was th 10th Division Captain with Matsumoto and Toshiro at Vice Captain and 3rd Seat. He goes on a mission which most likely will take him to a place he doesn’t want to go, we also notice Aizen in the back planning it all before it failed.
Bleach 529 begins as Nimaiya asks Renji why he didn’t say anything, he thought that he would have gotten the least bit angry and not allow him, it seems like Renji has realized, that no matter how hard you try, its useless. Nimaiya Ouetsu mentions that he knows the exact position of all the Asauchi that he’s built so far.
He explains that all Shinigami are given an Asauchi, with hard training, they can make that Asauchi their own, that’s the origin and the basics of all the relationship between Shinigami and Zanpakuto, it’s absolute, all soldiers and captains go through the same processes. Even those of the Zero Division.
And even the one Zaraki stole from a corpse, he did this while the Asauchi had not fully gotten compatible with the soldier. Zaraki stole it from them and made it his own. He knows all of them, ever since the beginning of Soul Society, not even one Shinigami was able to awaken their Zanpakuto without one of his Asauchi.
Nimaiya knew that this method to get his Zanpakuto would have not worked for Ichigo, he also knew that Renji knew this too, however Ichigo didn’t know this, that’s why he has to find out who he really is, he has to find out where his soul resides and follow it from where. Isshin keeps on explaining the past of himself. We move onto the past where Rangiku Matsumoto is looking for her captain, she find him, she asks for a train to which she throws at a tree.
It hits the captain and he falls down, it seems like Isshin had stopped it right before it hit his face, Rangiku kicks the tray at his face, it presses so hard to his face that it nearly breaks his nose. Matsumoto isn’t happy with his attitude, she wants to take him back to force him to do his work. It’s revealed that Isshin’s second name is Shiba! Isshin Shiba, is the 10th Division Captain at that time.
Isshin hands the tray back and blames the crack on Rangiku. Matsumoto mentions that he may be a branched, but he’s head of the Shiba Family, so he needs to behave with honor, otherwise it will affect the honor of the main household too. Isshin mentions that she always uses the family card as her excuse.
They both scream at each other when Isshin calls Rangiku’s name, he says that because of the time she spend looking for him, her boobs look all shiny, he calls them nice! Rangiku gets pissed off and beats him up. They reach back at their base, where Toshiro stands as the 3rd seat of the 10th Division, it seems that he’s done all the work!
Isshin’s impressed, he lifts Toshiro up with his hands as though he’s a little boy, he then mentions that he’s worthy of being the next captain. Rangiku is shocked that he would say something like this, she mentions that she should be the captain, however Isshin tells her that she’ll would destroy the whole division, Toshiro also mentions that he’s Bankai Training is going well.
Toshiro reports in a problem to Isshin, he mentions that Narukishi is an average sized city, two months ago, the Shinigami in charge died accidentally, they received last month’s report and the cause is still unknown, last month two other people had died says Toshiro.
Out of nowhere, Isshin jumps out and goes to this place to investigate, he leaves everything to them, he goes alone when he tells them that he’ll be back in two days, Rangiku thinks she can go after her when he uses his speed to move out. Toshiro tells her that they mustn’t follow as it’s duty, the captain knows that it’s dangerous, that’s why he’s going alone, Toshiro then goes on to mention that at their power levels, they would only be in his way.
It a secret base somewhere, a man comes on, this man appears to asks if they got anything yet, Gin and Kaname say that they haven’t found anything. Kaname goes on to say that they were able to equip hollows with the targets hollowfication, he mentions that it’s too virulent thus won’t work on normal souls or the souls of division members.
This man reveals himself as being Aizen Sosuke! He mentions that it’s fine, they’ll soon be able to learn the whereabouts of Shinji Hirako’s gang of Vizards, they can lure them out and carry their experiments on, Gin and Kaname are asked to be patient. He tells them that everything will go according to their plan, this was before Ichigo was ever born, and after Shinji and the others turned and obtained a mask. Bleach 529 ends here.
What a fantastic chapter, it’s all starting to be explained, plus it’s all being shown, from the very start of it all! It’s great to see Isshin being cleared up to be from the Shiba Clan, but this time it might be the end of his captaincy once he goes to the real world to meet Masaki Kurosaki! Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 530 when the story telling continues!