Bleach 524 continues with the Zaraki Kenpachi vs Yachiru “Kenpachi” Unohana battle! Both their Vice Captains find out that they’re gone somewhere, not knowing where. Zaraki seems to have slowed down and became weaker in Unohana’s eyes after she’s able to use cheap tricks to slow him down. Zaraki says that he’s always respected her, Zaraki starts to act weird after as he’s even goes unconscious against Unohana!
Bleach 524 begins with Isane and Yachiru going into their captains quarters. Isane finds a letter for her while Yachiru finds the tag which protected as well as sucked and prevented Zaraki’s reiatsu from killing everyone, they are both seem worried. Kakashi and Unohana keep on going as Zaraki’s hits are quickly dodged by Unohana!
Zaraki tries to attack Unohana when she guides it against her, she places her sword on his neck and gets a quick hit! Zaraki backs off and quickly tries to attack once more, but after no time, Unohana moves away and goes to the side of Zaraki. Zaraki tries to attack her but it’s too slow and misses her. She kicks Zaraki which pushes both of them back.
Zaraki tries to increase his reiatsu while Unohana keeps on watching. They both meet with their sword in the middle, unfortunately it seems like they’re evenly matched. Unohana tells Zaraki that he was smart enough to remove his eye patch before coming there, but this also means that the current power Zaraki has is to his full, and thus it’s not enough. Zaraki is once again sliced.
Zaraki tries to counter attack but Unohana blocks and pushes her back. Unohana calls Zaraki pathetic for not being able to dodge the attack he currently received to his shoulder which was a smaller blade. Unohana tells Zaraki that swinging his blade with one arm while the other sits idly by wouldn’t bring any enjoyment to his fight. Zaraki removed the blade on his shoulder, saying that she’s relying on smaller blades to damage her. It’s nothing like the person he fought previously.
Zaraki shouts that he once respected her, Unohana quickly tells him that one does not use the word respect when addressing their enemy! Especially during a fight to the death! Zaraki’s sword is misplaced when Unohana places her sword on Zaraki’s neck! Unohana mentions that she hasn’t changed, it’s just that the old Zaraki never gave her an opening to use her current tactics. Zaraki asks if she means that he’s gotten weaker!
Zaraki tells her that he worshiped her, no matter what he cut, it was all the same to him, everything was boring to him. It wasn’t much different from swinging his sword alone in the dark. But fighting her made him feel fear for the first time, it was the battle that gave him pleasure. From that moment, he wanted to fight just as she did from back then.
Zaraki looks at Unohana, saying that he’s not about to die a miserable death! Never having known what it’s like to defeat her! Unohana quickly plunges her sword within Zaraki’s neck! It seems like these could be his last moments! He spews blood from his mouth onto Unohana’s face, he’s eyes start to shut!
He comes back with his sword, he then blocks any more attacks from Unohana. She mentions that he seemed like he lost consciousness for a moment. Zaraki quickly gets back to his old self no caring about anything! Zaraki notices that when the sword went through him, he felt something. It’s not known what!
Zaraki tells himself that it’s not the time to use his brain, in fact it’s back to basic instinct when it comes to attack her. Unohana mentions that Zaraki will not die, every time he crosses the border of death, he will return even stronger than before, it’s the oversight he’s imposed on himself, as well as the sin in which Unohana has placed on Zaraki. Bleach 524 ends here!
What a crazy chapter, Zaraki vs Unohana is going great, plus it seems like something could be going on with Zaraki at this point that his Shikai or even Zanpakutou could appear in front of him! I can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 525 when we’re likely to see a lot more action from these two! It’s going to be epic!