Bleach 617 shows the return of a God, Aizen Sosuke’s mouth is unsealed by Ukitake, but most of his restrains have already disappeared allowing him to speak, see and move freely. Ukitake and his Mimihagi enable and initiate their Kamikake to find the Soul King, as soon it touches it, all the trembling disappears as as it seems Ukitake’s life force will aid in saving the Soul King. This chapter is suitably titled “Return of the God”, and you know exactly why!
Bleach 617 begins with an image of Aizen who has been restrained by a large number of seal on his body. We see Ukitake scream as Mimihagi and it’s hand appears from his eyes and mouth. It goes all the way to the sky as we notice that the quaking has stopped.
Yhwach notices that it’s calmed down, asking what has just happened. Out of nowhere, Kamikake appears and holds the body of the Soul King imprisoned in the solid block as Kamikake tries to prevent everything from collapsing. Yhwach asks if this is how it’s gone, to have him miss such a thing with his eyes.
He asks if this is actually the Soul King himself, shouting asking why the right arm of the Soul King is meddling in such affairs. Asking if the attachment he has with the Soul Society causing him to protect it all. We see Ukitake on the floor with his face covered with the black substance.
Soi fon asks how long it’ll last, as she mentions that she doesn’t think he will become the substitute Soul King, and that bringing stability will consume his life force. How long will he has she asks, to which Urahara doesn’t have any idea since he has never seen the Kamikake before.
During this time they must find a way to help him out as he does his own job. They need to get to the Royal Palace as soon as possible. Elsewhere, we see Ukitake in front of a number of holes which correspond to the number of seals on Aizen. Ukitake asks if he can even talk using reiatsu.
Ukitake has a number of keys, to which he’s been given permission to use three of them. He will first release one for his mouth.Urahara notices that the gate they’re using is dematerialising due to the fact that they don’t have enough reiatsu. They explain that Ukitake has a lot of reiatsu and that he used to store it all.
They dont have any hope when the others appear in their shihakusho, they’re given an orb and get in. Mayuri also appears and looks down on them, then jumps down to them. Mayuri figures out that he’s trying to accumulate everyone’s reiatsu to try and forge the gate.
If they need a lot of reiatsu then all they need to do is get a amplification machine, which Mayuri seems to have. They go ahead and it, the gate begins to form. Ukitake unseals his mouth as he mentions that instead of talking through reiatsu, he should be able to use his mouth now.
He’s been sealed for around 2 years, and not talking during this time will probably not affect him. To which Aizen speaks mentioning that he’s not been affected at all. Ukitake quickly realises that he’s only unsealed his mouth when Aizen begins to walk, talk and see him! Aizen has been fully unsealed! Aizen asks if he’s shocked, and how he has two more keys to go! Bleach 617 ends with Aizen breaking loose all on his own, and Ukitake only using one key!
WOW! Such a magnificent episode, it’s awesome to finally see Aizen in such a crazy state and he looks magnificent in that he’s half sealed and has somewhat an eye patch. I can’t wait to see him in his new look! I really can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 618!