Bleach 669 see’s Zaraki’s Bankai unveiled as he slightly transforms into a demon-like creature able to deal absolutely damage after Yachiru gives him the power he needs. His zanpakuto grows smaller, and has a new form, unlike his Shikai, it has new groves. Gerard is absolutely astonished that Zaraki can deal so much damage that he’s knocked off the island, but when he tries to arrive, Zaraki slices his body in two absolutely dealing the fatal blow.
Bleach 669, titled “Yaiba 2” begins as Yachiru gives Zaraki the power where he’s able to feel it just by touch. Yachiru tells him that this power he now holds is Bankai! A large force of energy appears around Zaraki that it blows away Hitsugaya, Byakuya and Gerard. They all look as Zaraki lows on the ground.
This time, his form is different as he seems like he’s about to attack. His hair grows even wilder, his clothes are ripped even further. His skin has grown red, all while his zanpakuto has a new form, it’s a lot smaller compared to his Shikai, but similar features as the blade is even sharper. Ikkaku and others notice the different and are in shock.
Gerard on the other hand mentions that his reiatsu seems to have grown, but his transformation is minimal at beast. If this is what he had up his sleeve, then he is disappointed he mentions. The zanpakuto Zaraki holds is called a sorry excuse for a Bankai from Gerard. In the end he was simply fodder.
Gerard lays down his sword as he gets ready to smash Zaraki to the ground, in doing so we see the incredible face of Zaraki as he unveils a whole new face with markings running down his face. His forehead is also different as his features are incredible focused. Zaraki makes contact with Gerard’s fist, in an instant we see Zaraki bite onto the flesh of his skin and manages to rip off Gerard’s arm.
By ripping his arm off, it gives him the opportunity to get closer with his own sword and trying to cut down Gerard. In his attempt, Gerard raises his shield and thus prevents a large amount of damage from being done. However, this causes his forehead to bleed as he’s been hit there, along with his other arm and a destroyed sword.
Gerard shouts that it’s impossible as his sword seems to have been destroyed. Zaraki punches Gerard so hard that he’s forced off the island itself. He grabs his own sword. Hitsugaya mentions that he’s fallen over the edge, but since it’s Gerard we’re talking about, he grows wings, in an effort he goes on to mention it’s absurd that he could so something like this a mere Shinigami.
Zaraki stands on the edge of the island too, as Gerard gets closer to the top of the island, we see Zaraki get ready as he gets ready to jump. After a mere second or two, we see Zaraki swipe his sword upwards as he cleaves Gerard’s body in two separate parts. Gerard seems to have been dealt the final crucial blow, he will either die or somehow manage to recover from this. Bleach 669 ends here.
A fantastic chapter, it seemed short but a lot of the pages were double showcasing the amazing artwork from Kubo Tite himself. It’s amazing to see that Zaraki had such an amazing power. We don’t have a name yet, but again we don’t really need a name for this power. It’s just amazing! This has to be one of my favourite chapters, can’t wait to see next week’s Bleach 670, it’s going to be epic!