Bleach 520, possibly another great chapter to blow me away this week. We find out a great deal, Ichigo himself is damn important to the Soul King, we also find out that Shunsui is the next in line to replace Yamamoto as the Captain Commander. We also find out that Shunsui wants to teach Zaraki Kenpachi the art of war, possibly so he could gain his Shikai and Bankai!! Unohana is also refereed as the first Kenpachi in today’s chapter!!!
Bleach 520 begins with Nanao knocking at Shunsui’s door, she comes into his room while he’s reading a piece of paper, she starts to speak when Shunsui says her name. He then states that this could be the last time they’ll meet. In the piece of paper, it mentions that “Kyouraku Jirou Souzousa Shunsui” is the person to next be appointed as the Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13 and the captain of the 1st Division, he says that he’s sorry.
At Kirinji’s castle, Ichigo is counting up from 0 to 100 while he put himself down in the water for as long as he can. At the 93rd second, he jumps out kicking one of Kirinji’s helpers in the face. Kirinji calls Ichigo an idiot for not being able to do it, Kirinji asks if when he was a kid, if his parents told him to stay in the water for 100 seconds. Ichigo replies saying what kind of parents would do such a thing to their parents.
Kirinji asks Kazuo and Kazuhiro to hold him down again, at this point, Ichigo keeps on fighting both of them. Kirinji says for them to wait, Kirinji then smacks Ichigo on the face. Kirinji realizes that Ichigo’s been healed. If he wasn’t he’d already been dead with the shot to the face.
Kirinji tells Ichigo that he’s done all he could do there, there is nothing more he could do but go to the next palace. From nowhere, Renji appears, he states that he’s coming too. Kirinji quickly smacks him one in the stomach, a large wave of water flies off, fortunately Renji didn’t go away flying, Kirinji also figures out that Renji’s hand is trembling after the shot to the stomach.
Kirinji states that if he can resist his punch that he’s fine. Both Renji and Ichigo get ready, Kazuo and Kazuhiro gets ready and launch both of them away to the next palace. Kirinji states that this could have been hard on Kazuo and Kazuhiro, they are told to take of their cloths as they’re started to degrade away. Both their bodies are starting to produce a large number of scars.
If they weren’t wearing those special protective cloths made with super spiritual thread, they would have rot and explode because of the super recovery water. It’s incredible that Renji and Ichigo could stay naked in the Skeleton Hell and Blood Pond Hell, the two describe them as amazing. Kirinji’s expectations have been exceed, especially by Ichigo.
We notice Kirinji’s hand as it’s bruised, the moment he was hit by Kirinji’s punch, Ichigo automatically stroke back and left a crack in his hand. Kirinji used to be called the Flash-Step Tenjirou because of his step, but he doesn’t think he’s gotten dull. Kirinji thinks Ichigo’s got skills and can see why The Soul King has been attracted by him.
Shunsui is at the 46th Chamber to ask if he can have 2 Vice Captains, he mentions that Okikiba will be in charge of practical business and Nanao will follow him, they know how to do their jobs. Shunsui quickly mentions that every captain has the right to appoint and dismiss any of their vice captains, he uses this to his point to get Nanao to come with him.
Shunsui mentions his first job as a Captain-Commander, it is to teach Zaraki Kenpachi the art of killing! Basically for him to learn to obtain his Shikai and Bankai! Shunsui mentions that Byakuya and the others went to the Reiokyu, and Zaraki’s powers are extremely important, the way he currently is no good for them.
Some of them mention no, if Zaraki becomes too powerful, they won’t be able to stop his revolt. He mentions that even Yamamoto tried to teach Zaraki the art of killing but it was stopped just after one day. Shunsui mentions that they cannot go through another invasion like it did, they have to train Zaraki on how to kill properly, they shut up after Shunsui mentions that even they cannot protect themselves.
Shunsui seems to have gained their consent. Shunsui brings an important person forward to help. He mentions that he’ll leave Zaraki to Captain Unohana, he dismisses this name and just called her First Kenpachi! Yachiru Unohana! By Kenpachi, it’s said that they are the strongest of Shinigami’s! Bleach 520 ends here!
What a damn great chapter! Bleach is getting even more epic, who ever suspected that Unohana was ever the First Kenpachi? And that Kirinji, a Zero Division Member would get hurt himself after just one punch from Ichigo! Bleach is exploding my mind! Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 521! It’s going to be awesome!