Bleach 592 shows the start of Mayuri Kurotsuchi vs Toshiro Hitsugaya as they’re both ready to battle each other after Ikkaku, Yumichika and even Charlotte are all cut down. Giselle seems to like that Zombie Toshiro Hitsugaya is very strong and capable of striking down his opponents with just one swipe of his sword.
Bleach 592 begins as everyone notices Giselle’s next puppet to be Toshiro Hitsugaya. Both Yumichika and Ikkaku are shocked about this. Ikkaku had noticed that all of his reiatsu has gone but it truly hasn’t. Toshiro begins his attack when Yumichika goes for a Kidou attack, when Ikkaku his his spear to push him away.
Toshiro lays down a large ice plate whereby both Ikkaku and Yumichika are in trouble. Yumichika mentions that he’s reckless as ever when we see Ikkaku injured as his right leg was hit by the ice. Ikkaku mentions that he may be a zombie, but he’s still the captain of the Tenth Division.
Out of nowhere Toshiro appears and stabs Ikkaku on the right side of his torso. It doesn’t seem to be directly hitting his heart. The sword is taken out when Ikkaku realises that this may be his end. Toshiro keeps on stabbing him when Yumichika appears to block his attack.
Yumichika calls out for his Zanpakuto when Toshiro kicks him with his leg, then headbutts him to which grabs his hair and cuts him with his sword. Both of them just lay on the ground. Mayuri appears behind him when he mentions that even as a corpse his body is just like if he was living.
Mayuri mentions that he had made Toshiro into a zombie before he had died. Giselle says that this is correct and that those that are turned into zombies before death have fresh cells so their movements and reactions are a lot better. On top of which they don’t have free will and can be controlled as she wishes.
Mayuri calls it ridiculous and that it’s not fun and exciting if you don’t have give them a will or consciousness. Giselle responds by calling him sadistic and that she isn’t like that. Charlotte appears in front of Toshiro to which he mentions that I guess that Toshiro is his next opponent.
Charlotte gets happy that he is his opponent to which he goes to strike when Mayuri tells him to get back. Out of nowhere Toshiro strikes Charlotte to which it cuts him deep. Mayuri creates a barrier for which it stops any more attacks from Toshiro. Mayuri calls Charlotte stupid for not listening to him, he’s going to leave him on the verge of death.
Mayuri now mentions that he’s becoming a problem, he can’t just have him killing his subjects, he forgets that he’s talking to a zombie. Mayuri goes on to mentions that he has a large number of drugs that he’d like for him to try out. He asks him to become his ginue pig, there is nothing that he needs to worry about since it’s all for the sake of Seireitei. Bleach 592 ends here.
A fantastic chapter, it seems that the battle between Toshiro and Mayuri are just about to begin. And I personally can’t wait for it. It’s going to be awesome to see both captains fight against each other. Also can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 593 when we most likely see these two strike each other!