Bleach 541 enters a new stage for Ichigo as he talks to Juha Bach within him, he mentions that he’s not Zangetsu, in fact the Hollow he’s been training with is his Zangetsu, furthermore Juha Bach tried to protect him but failed. He brings out a sword when he disappears. He mentions that this sword is his real zanpakuto, Ichigo’s real Zangetsu!
Bleach 541 begins with Ichigo getting a few memories, the first time he fought him, he had a feeling that he was summoned there in front of Juha Bach, he tried to not think about the reason, he didn’t even have any information except that he was the enemy. Plus the first time he looked at him, it quickly reminded him of someone he knew.
He shouts his name, calling out Zangetsu, Ichigo asks him what all this means. The person we know as Zangetsu is in fact Juha Bach, he mentions that it is what he has heard from Nimaiya. He also mentions that he is not Zangetsu! At this moment, Ichigo gets heart broken, at the same time the place they’re in begins to break, the buildings break and go into water.
Ichigo asks if he’s really Juha Bach and not Zangetsu. Juha Bach answers this question by telling him that he’s the source of his Quincy Power within him, plus he’s both Juha Bach and at the same time he’s not him. Ichigo shouts telling him that he doesn’t get what he means. Ichigo asks if he’s an enemy, and ally and was what he mentioned a lie. He shouts for him to answer.
Juha Bach mentions that he is neither his ally or enemy. Furthermore his words are straight from his heart, and that he has never told him a lie, except about his name. He tells him that he should have noticed it by now. When he was teaching about how to use a Zanpakuto, it was not him who was helping him, it was in fact the power of his Hollow.
When he couldn’t use his Zanpakuto powers, when his life was in danger, the one who saved you was not him, in fact it was always his inner hollow! Ichigo is shocked to hear this. Juha Bach mentions that he didn’t want him to become a shinigami, that is why he tried to suppress his growing potential and always tried to be the core of his power.
Ichigo asks why, Juha Bach mentions that is it strange for him to keep him away from fights and danger, if he became a shinigami, he would have always been involved, he will be hurt, he will suffer, and thus one day he will have to kill Ichigo with his own hands. Juha Bach unleashes a sword looking object with flame like substance covering it.
Ichigo looks at him, mentioning that he may have to fight him at this point, Juha Bach mentions that he mustn’t let him become a shinigami, if he becomes one he will have to kill him. This is what he had thought, however eventually Ichigo did become a shinigami, he had chance, he trained hard and despite getting hurt and suffering, he chose to pursue that path.
When ever he saw him like this, he’s heart would waver, intending of stopping Ichigo becoming a Shinigami, he’s heart started to help him in his path, and even at this point, he’s happy to step back, he mentions that he’s become strong, he was able to watch him grow, all this time when he’s been close to him, he couldn’t be happier, at this moment he’s satisfied. Juha Bach begins to fade away after his skin starts to degrade, Ichigo mentions that he still has things to ask.
At this moment, we see Juha Bach cry after fading away, all that is left is the sword which Juha Bach summoned. It seems to be burning in a flame, Juha Bach mentions that what he’s been using is the power that he was unable to suppress, now he can finally fight using his own strength, take it with you, what’s in front of him is his real zanpakuto, the real Zangetsu! A large flash appears at this point, Bleach 541 ends here.
A new chapter after another, it seems that Bleach is getting better, even more and more! Ichigo getting another new power up as well as all of his own power is going to be awesome. It seems that as Juha Bach steps back, he won’t be able to use his Quincy powers, hopefully he might be able to unlock it later on, can’t wait to see what it looks like! Can’t wait for Bleach 542 next week!