Bleach 645 begins the incredible battle between Shunsui vs Lille as both try to analyse one another in order to win. Shunsui proposes his game and thus Lille is forced to agree into when battling against Shunsui. Lille Barro realises all the powers belonging to Shunsui where he can quickly evade his shadow attacks, and thus the deadly children’s game proposed by Shunsui begins.
Bleach 645 begins with Lille asking himself what had just happened, how he managed to do it so quickly. Shunsui looks surprised after asking Lille if he hasn’t yet been able to do it yet. Lille doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and thus Shunsui just mentions that it seems that the Quincy have a whole different culture compared to them.
But that aside, he was able to make it there all thanks to Nanao, she mentions that it’s not encouraging him saying such a compliment. He tells her to return to the rest of them, when she refuses when he mentions that she should atleast tell them to go without him. She mentions that she’ll let them know, she also mentions that if he died before he can return to them, she’ll promise to shave the chest hair off his cold dead body.
He mentions to not do that because then he’ll lose his identity. It seems that she’s starting to sound a lot like Risa these days. Lille mentions that he has everything he needs to know about him and his friends from previous battles. This includes their Zanpakuto and abilities, which is to make any child’s game into reality.
Shunsui is happy to know that there is nothing less expected from the guardians of the Soul Palace. He then mentions that Quincy’s like himself wouldn’t play a game like this. He proposes a game where you need one person to be “it” and have their eyes shut while the countdown happens.
The first person caught moving when the countdown ends loses, there are three parts to this game. The first is that the “it” person has to be in a place where everyone can see him or her. The second is that if the”it” catches anyone moving when he turns back, that person loses. And finally the third, if the other players touch the “it” before he or she catches anyone, then the player wins.
Lille Barro seems to know of this game, when Shunsui looks sad hearing that he already played something like this. He gets the basic concept of it when he mentions that whatever the “it” does will become visible, and that you need to tap the “it” before “it” see’s you.
Barro realises that he teleported himself using the path of his reiatsu attack left behind. All while showing him the illusion that he’s stopped him. Shunsui smiles when Lille seems to know somethings going on when he mentions that the game he proposed seems to have been rigged to suit himself.
If what he says about him seeing his moves equals his lost, then if he and seen through his illusion and found him, then he’d be dead. Shunsui mentions that he’s glad he caught on fast. Lille asks if he’s not making a mistake of telling him the rules of his game, he can’t use it on him once more. Shunsui mentions that it’s not true, it’s precisely because both know the rules that this can be called a game.
And there is something he got wrong, what he had thought he saw was no illusion, he was actually looking at him. Shunsui begins to explain that whenever you get a feeling for another reiatsu, it’s called reikaku, sometimes called Reiatsu detection. Everyone that uses their reiatsu in battle has this ability to use their sight and reikaku to detect another.
And the more focuses in a battle, the stronger the reikaku becomes compared to sight. Meaning that he was subconsciously looking with his heart, not his eyes. This would explain why he saw his reiatsu as him, and thus he left it there. Lille mentions that it’s impossible, there’s no way he’s make such a mistake. Shunsui quickly mentions who he thinks he is!
When Shunsui gives a strong and intense look mentioning that he’s the Captain Commander of the Gotei 13, Shunsui Kyoraku, he moves away and appears on the side. When Lille gets ready to shoot and gets even closer to Shunsui, he fires upon Shunsui but then notices a shadow like figure on the ground where it spikes up one of Shunsui’s swords as it tried to attack him.
Lille then tries to attack the shadow but Shunsui moves away from it, then compliments Lille that he’s the first one out of everyone to notice his Kageoni on the first try. Lille mentions that he already knows everything about his friends to battle against them. On top of which, Shunsui notices his foot has been hit by the attack from Lille.
Lille mentions that he has nothing on them, while Shunsui mentions that he thought he evaded that attack well. It seems that Shunsui mentions that it’s a little unfair if he doesn’t share anything about himself. Shunsui mentions that he wasn’t looking for a fair fight anyways, and even with telling him won’t make anything fairer, but he’ll speak.
Lille Barro, Stern Ritter X, the Exorcist, his power is the power to pierce through everything. Lille shoots once more which hits Shunsui but it seems that it did nothing as it seems that Shunsui appears right behind Lille, he asks if he was chasing shadows again.
Shunsui mentions that he’s making the same face as before, in that he doesn’t know what happened or how he evaded it. Shunsui just tells him that he’s just evaded it using an illusion has he previously mention. He calls it Kageokuri, the ability to make a shadow so the real the more one looks at it, the more someone of your reikaku looks at it, and thus the more real it becomes.
The scary thing about a child’s game is the part where you don’t exactly know where it begins or what it’s like. You could be really prepared for it, but all it takes is just one move for you to end it. You’re dragged in whether you like it or not. You can’t back out of this anymore. So lets place until one of us drops, shall we, Shunsui mentions as Bleach 645 ends here.
Brilliant and amazing chapter, the spine tingling moment when Shunsui has that freakishly devilish smile on him against another strong opponent such as Lille Barro. It seems that Lille might actually be over his head in this one against Shunsui. Nevertheless, can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 646 when the battle continues.