Bleach 566 shows a little of Renji and Rukia’s plan to head out towards the castle and defeat Juha Bach (Yhwach). However at this point they’re faced with more enemies as Rukia fights the man who nearly killed Byakuya, As Nodt. While Renji sleeps all night, he’s silently watched by NaNaNa, he mentions that he will die, only meaning that they’ll fight. Isane helps out the injured captains in a secret place.
Bleach 566 begins a while before Renji and Rukia land, they mention that they need to decide on their course of action before they arrive down there. They’ll move separately crushing any enemy along the way and meet up at a suitable place to coordinate their invasion into the castle. Rukia mentions that this wasn’t even the plan, and the plan is chaos.
When they arrive they’ll be in the middle of it all, they’ll be surrounded by them even though they’ve trained diligently. They’re at a disadvantage. Rukia mentions that she can count on Renji to cause a scene like an idiot. Rukia tells him to hide after every battle, if they’re careless they won’t have the initiative.
We see Renji wake up from his fight, he mentions that he’s hide for some time now, it’s time to go find the next Stern Ritter. Once he leaves we see NaNaNa Najahkoop mentions if this guys is serious, he realizes that he actually dozed off. NaNaNa had noticed him after he defeated Mask De Masculine, he found him counting sheep.
He first thought it may have been a trap and was cautious and observed him. NaNaNa wouldn’t think of sleeping in such a place, NaNaNa mentions that it’s too bad because Renji’s out of luck. He’s never observed an enemy this long, and thus he’s finished red monkey.
We see Rukia mention that she can’t really feel any reiatsu of the Gotei, it indicated how dire their situation had really gotten. Rukia then mentions that the drop in reiatsu, she was able to locate Kotetsu, who at this point is healing the injured captains. Rukia is also unable to sense any Quincy’s either.
Her thoughts at this point would be to wait and meet up with Renji and then invade the enemy’s castle. Out of nowhere Rukia feels a person’s hand feeling her hand, to which she notices there to be no one. Rukia knows someone is there and asks them to reveal themselves.
As Nodt appears behind her mentioning that he’s lonely. Rukia asks what he is, As Nodt mentions that he is really lonely. Out of nowhere he asks where his Senbonzakura is when Rukia realizes who this is, him being As Nodt and the person who nearly killed Byakuya and stole his Bankai.
As Nodt takes out his cape to reveal his cloths, he mentions that he also knows who she is, being Byakuya’s sister, Rukia. He asks where Byakuya is when Rukia mentions that she has no obligation to tell him. He shouts asks if he cuts off her head then he would come here. Rukia smiles and mentions that he wouldn’t be able to do such a thing.
As Nodt enables his power to make a circular objects by which he quickly uses to fire at Rukia. Rukia notices that something is coming out of the location where the projectiles hit, she realizes his abilities to do with Fear. Rukia notices one coming for her when she uses her Ice technique to make a shield however the projectile was hit but the black thing seems to have pierced the shield.
As Nodt mentions Ice will not protect her from fear, it hits Rukia and she feels the Fear. She looks down whilst As Nodt laughs, he mentions that she’s frozen, there is no helping it, this is fear, it truly is the embodiment of fear. Rukia asks if this is fear she feels, he says yes. Rukia asks what if As Nodt’s fear, perhaps fear to As Nodt is something that is not capable of fear she mentions! Bleach 566 ends here.
What a magnificent chapter, with Rukia finally getting to fight and showing her abilities next we’ll see As Nodt really be put to the test against Rukia’s new abilities. Also Renji is most likely to fight next against NaNaNa, we’ll see some awesome stuff next. Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 567 when we’ll continue with these fights.