Bleach 616 gets intense as we finally find out the reason Ukitake is always ill, explaining his zanpakuto to be Mimihagi where he sacrificed himself to become a representative for the right hand of the Soul King! We also see Shunsui talk to the man we’ve all been waiting for, Aizen Sosuke! He’s coming out!
Bleach 616 begins as Yhwach tells everything that it’s impossible now, there is nothing else they can do to bring the Soul King back. Everything is beginning to shatter and collapse, even in the real world. Many Quincy’s are worried that this was the true plan of their king and begin to shout and get pissed that this is what they were doing all along.
Renji is angry that there isn’t anything they can do as everything begins to disappear in front of them. Ukitake instead steps forward as a black fluid begins to appear from his back. He mentions that he will replace the Soul King! Urahara is shocked that he could do such a thing, to which Ukitake takes his robe off and mentions that he’ll explain everything.
Ukitake removes the bandages around his body to reveal the eye as seen before as it covers his whole back. Ukitake then unsheathed his sword and calls out to it, Mimihagi! It grows from his back as Ukitake asks for more power, to which he’d like to release it. It grows large as an eye develops from the blackness. It grows wild.
Many years ago, we see a family with a small child who’s life is in danger. They desperately ask Mimihagi to save the childs life. To which Mimihagi, who seems to be alive, had provided Ukitake with life. Ukitake explains that he has had a lung disease since he was 3 years ago, the white hair is an effect of the disease and that some may be aware that his life should have ended when he was three years old.
Urahara steps in to mention that he’s only heard the name Mimihagi name, he was said to be some kind of indigenous god that was located on the outskirts of East Rukon. Ukitake mentions that the people of the 78th District of East Rukon believe that it’s a single-eyed god that would protect those who are willing to sacrifice everything except for their own eyes.
Mimihagi had fallen a long time ago, and was apparently enshrined as the Soul King’s right hand! Ukitake mentions that his parents were very superstitious and since he was abandoned by the doctors, they went to Mimihagi’s Shrine to pray to him. He sacrificed his lungs, due to that he had survived and even managed to become a Shinigami and work for the Seireitei!
Out of nowhere, Ukitake spews out a pool of blood, Rukia responds as he tells her not to worry. Ukitake carry’s on by mentioning that Mimihagi’s power has been eating at his lungs for a while, it will continue to do so and to his body, a process called Kamikake.
Everything in him belongs to Mimihagi now, he has become Mimihagi’s representative and by sacrificing everything in him, he will become the Soul King’s right hand. Rukia asked if he had already saw this coming to which he mentions that deep down he had known about this, and that he was given life, and now he’d like to give it back.
From the eye that came out of Ukitake, it turns into a hand with an eye in the middle, it hurts Ukitake a lot as it becomes to change. Elsewhere, in the deep dark corners of Seireitei, we hear Shunsui mention that it’s really shaking in that place. He mentions that the end is near for Soul Society as he asks someone if they can hear him or not.
Ukitake mentions that this is as far as they can go, they won’t go any further into the darkness he mentions, however if it’s the person he’s talking to, he’d surely be able to hear him right. Then asks for a response as he finally mentions the name, Aizen Sosuke! The man we’ve all been waiting for! Bleach 616 ends here.
OMG, no other words can be said here except that I’ve been waiting for this precise moment. Aizen is finally back, he will surely kick some ass as the war still continues. Yhwach better watch his back since Aizen will surely kick some serious ass! I can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 617 to see even more madness from Kubo!