Bleach 608 reveals Ichibe’s Black Technique where by he uses all the darkness in Black against Yhwach, who is unable to control Ichibe’s techniques. Ichibei and Yhwach keep on battling to show who’s stronger, Ichibei having the upper hand goes to reveal that Yhwach is totally inferior to him.
Bleach 608 see’s us outside Seireitei by a stream of water with a few dears by it, drinking we see a strange oily dark paint on the stream of water, it’s as dark as it could be. Seeing Ichibei show his zanpakuto, Ichimonji, is magnificent. Yhwach realises that the brush has transformed into a blade, but he doesn’t sense any reiatsu from it or anything.
Yhwach who’s face has been beaten up gets a flash like image of Ichibe’s brush for a second then back to the Zanpakuto, he doesn’t understand what just happened. Ichibei talks mentioning if he saw a brush or a blade. Then attacks with all the ink splattering all over the place.
Seems like the ink from before on the river was from this battle. Ichibei and Yhwach battle each other with Yhwach asking what he’s fighting with, even if it’s splattering ink everywhere he can’t slice through it at all. The one that had sliced his name in half.
However now that he’s even cut his name in half, he can bring those back whenever he wishes. He releases his blade when he goes to mention its name, however he realises that he’s completely forgotten its name. Ichibei asks if he truly know its name or the fact that the blade never had no name to begin with.
Ichibei mentions that anything that has blotted by his Ichimonji loses it’s name. That without a name has no power. With a nameless blade and a nameless cross, the prospects of you killing me seem rather dim Ichibei mentions. Yhwach gets angry and mentions that if he cannot do a thing, he will just steal his power.
He goes onto create a large Quincy sign above them, called the Holy Alter or Sankt Altar, he smiles and tries to absorb Ichibe’s power. He seems to have succeeded however Ichibei just stands there. Yhwach notices that he didn’t steal his power.
Ichibei mentions that he shouldn’t be making that face, in fact he did get his power stolen, really. However the power he lost cannot make it to him. The power is black! Once Ichimonji is set free, then among all the Shinigami, Quincy, Living or Dead, every last bit of Black in this world bends to his whim. Yhwach seems to be stripped of his black! Bleach 608 ends here.
A fantastic chapter, really, it made me happy to see Yhwach finally on the back as his own energy and power get sucked out of him. It’s also interesting to see that Ichibei control’s the colour black and turn it into power. It really seems that Ichibei will destroy Yhwach here and now. Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 609, it’s getting to a really insane point right now.