Bleach 628 focus on the arrival of Ichigo and Shunsui in different places only to realise that the Soul King Palace, including Zero Squad places, have been completely taken over by Yhwach. He now calls the new plane that he’s created Wahrwelt, or True World. It’s time for the Shinigami’s invasion to begin on this Wahrwelt created by Yhwach.
Bleach 628 begins as Shunsui and others cross through the gate into the Soul King’s palace only to realise that it’s a Quincy street. They later figure out that the streets have been lifted from Seireitei just now, the streets have just been rebuilt on top here. Shinji doesn’t believe it when Shunsui tells him that he’s become so powerful that he can easily do something like this.
Soifon realises that the streets are on top of something, if she’s not wrong then it’s on top of the Zero Division’s HQ. If they look above then there is nothing there, which can only mean that the Soul Palace has fallen and the enemy now has everything in his hands.
Yoruichi senses a reiatsu of her little brother that has just appeared, this being Yushiro while he’s with the Gotei 13. She explains that he’s the next head of her family, Ichigo and others try to figure out how he looks like when Yoruichi tells them that he looks a lot like her. They imagine a cat.
Yushiro goes towards her but realises that he cannot walk on nothingness, Byakuya explains that everything there is created out of reishi at a very high concentration, even higher than before. And thus makes it impossible to create a foothold out of this concentration.
This leads to one conclusion, the one that controls that reishi in this area is no longer one of their own. They’ve created a field that favors them, on top of which he’s so powerful that he killed the Soul King and replaced him. Shunsui mentions that they can sense Ichigo and others, they’re quite far away, which is still good news for them.
If the Soul King was defeated by the enemy, all they need to do is defeat that enemy and get a new one. If Ukitake were there, he’d say the same thing. They won’t be able to move forward unless they meet up with Ichigo and others, isn’t it time the Gotei 13 moved for the Gotei, everyone agrees and is pumped up.
In the middle of it all, there is chaos and struggle as building collapse and change. However, seconds later we see a large building with stacks on stacks with the Quincy HQ building on top. Shunsui mentions that he’s just created the Quincy Base, forget about keeping safe, it’s like he’s telling us to bring it on, so they will!
Jugram is in front of Yhwach as he kneels, he tells him that Ichigo and Gotei 13 parties are both moving forward at the same time into their welt (world). Yhwach mentions that this tower will soon become the cornerstone of their new world, and one and only true world. Wahrwelt, that’s what it’ll be called! Bleach 628 ends here.
A wonderful chapter as there is a grand building up to the amazing fight which Shinigami’s must battle to get back the Soul Palace. It’s another battle Yhwach will have to face in order to keep his Wahrwelt. Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 629 when we see much more progress.