Bleach 668 raises my expectation as it seems Yachiru is the physical manifestation of Zaraki’s Zanpakuto. She appears as Zaraki lays on the ground with very little power as Byakuya and Hitsugaya try their best to fight against Gerard. Zaraki realises that Yachiru has given Zaraki the ability to unleash his Bankai!
Bleach 668 begins as Zaraki is hurt by the knock back from the sword held by Gerard. Zaraki doesn’t realise what has happened, this is when Gerard explains that his power allows him for miracles to come true. An ability which gives form to the very thoughts, feelings and desires of the masses. Being unable to destroy his body, which enlists fear into the masses.
And the sword he holds, Hoffnung, which was sheathed in the hope of the masses, if it were to break then it would all fall into despair. Hitsugaya mentions that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. This is when Zaraki steps in to mention that if he cannot shatter his sword, will just have to kill him.
Zaraki mentions that Gerard also sounds like bad villain cliché with all that he’s saying, mentioning his power. Gerard mentions that he’s telling them his power because there is just too big of a difference that they will not be able to hurt him. Hitsugaya mentions that it seems that Gerard and Zaraki seems to be some sort of match made in heaven.
Gerard strikes his sword on the ground in an effort to hurt Zaraki, but it misses him, Zaraki runs up the sword and tries to swing his sword. But Gerard steps back, then smashes Zaraki down from the side into a building. Zaraki is happy to see that Gerard looks slow but is much faster than he looks.
Hitsugaya attacks but Zaraki beats him down after he mentions that he is not his opponent and that he should just let him fight him. He goes back to the fight when Byakuya approaches Hitsugaya. He mentions that it’s pointless, and that Zaraki will fight no matter what. Hitsugaya mentions that they cannot let Zaraki fight this alone.
On top of which, Zaraki has removed his eye patch out, meaning that he’s fighting with all he’s got and that it’s not someone he can fight like this. Byakuya realises that everyone is getting tired and reaching exhaustions. Hitsugaya asks Byakuya for his help as he’d like to freeze him to his bronze while Byakuya uses his Senbonzakura against his frozen body.
Zaraki and Gerard fight one another, it seems that Zaraki is getting weaker with every swing. Gerard mentions that with any fight, his sword will get chipped, and thus he just has to carve that despair into Zaraki’s body. Zaraki gets pushed around unable to do anything.
Seconds later, we see Senbonzakura appear around Gerard, this is when Hitsugaya appears to try and freeze him but fails as Gerard mentions that he can see it all and what they’re trying to do. Gerard mentions that he is the greatest, fastest, mightiest of the Quincy. Zaraki is the ground as he lays there for a few seconds.
He hears a voice asking what he’s doing there. It’s Yachiru! She asks what he’s doing there as Zaraki asks where she’s been all this time. She mentions that if he could have used her properly, there wouldn’t be anyone you wouldn’t be able to cut down. She touches his hands, this is when he contains a power which Yachiru describes as the power which everyone calls a Bankai! Bleach 668.
A fantastic chapter, truly something to tell everyone about. Yachiru is Zaraki’s Zanpakuto and it seems like she’s given him the ability to call upon his Bankai! Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 669, when we even go as far as to see the magnificent Zaraki’s Bankai, I can’t wait!