Bleach 596 see’s the arrival of Rojuro and Kensei to help Byakuya defeat Pepe, while Mayuri arrives to explain that they’re dead and now his puppets, including Rangiku and Toshiro. Mayuri also shows up Giselle as she is quickly defeated after finding out that Mayuri has the ability to take her puppets away from her, to which she is stabbed and killed.
Bleach 596 begins as both Rojuro and Kensei arrive, Hisagi is seen to have come with Senbonzakura to attack when Byakuya tries to figure out what has happened to them. Kensei punches him and smashes him into the ground!
Kensei picks up Senbonzakura and gives it to Byakuya when Mayuri appears. Mayuri mentions that the enemies seem to have appeared in the nick of time. It seems that he’s taking them as a donation of corpses for his properties research squad.
Byakuya asks what he’s done to Muguruma and Otoribashi to which he mentions that he’s saved both of them. We see them falling to the ground as Mayuri explains to Giselle that he had injected some drugs into the Arrancar’s body in order to allow for the Captains to get infected by their blood.
Mayuri quickly mentions that his own body is resistant to the drugs he’s given everyone else. Mayuri mentions for them to keep it down, he begins to administer his own drugs into them. They shout even loudly.
He begins to explain what he’s doing to them to Giselle. He mentions that the blood required for a subject to get zombified differs on the amount of reiatsu they have. If it’s low, the process is fast, however if it’s at a captain’s level it needs to go through the heart in order to diffuse throughout the whole body, this is why they have a slight reddish-black hue to their skin.
Mayuri speaks mentioning that his drug changes the composition of blood and that he has blood samples of every member in Seireitei at his disposal. Using that he has developed a medicine which can replace all other bloods with the blood he’s developed. Giselle mentions that she has no idea what he’s talking about.
Mayuri gets to the point showing her his drug when injected he can turn her zombies into his zombies. She is shocked when both Kensei and Rojuro arise and quickly stab her in the heart! Byakuya hears his story when he mentions that he’s just playing with his food now.
Mayuri mentions that their opinions clash as protecting Seireitei until they draw their last breaths is something they desire is something they have to do. A Love Shot comes from Pepe to which it hits Kensei, however he’s not under control.
He mentions that Giselle’s zombies cannot resist his love, seconds later he is hit right in the face by Kensei. Mayuri explains that he’s not Giselle’s zombie any more. His zombies no longer know the meaning of love. Pepe is hit so many times that he’s literally turned into mush.
He flies off into a building where he crash lands to find Liltotto there facing him. She seems to have taken care of her own friend when she gets pissed off at him calling him a loveless bastard, it seems that she will take care of him quickly! Bleach 596 ends here.
A fantastic chapter and nice to see Mayuri to be on top of everything, seems like he’s got everything planned out just the way he wants. It will be good to see what happens to Pepe, nevertheless I can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 597 when we continue with the story.