Bleach 676 see’s the power in action as Ichigo uses both his Hollow and Quincy counterparts along with his own power in order to launch himself and his attacks towards Yhwach. He completely destroys the palace they’re in as he mixes his Getsuga Tensho along with the power of a Cero in order to produce a Gran Rey Cero which definitely gets a crushing attack on Yhwach.
Bleach 676 begins as we see the smoke dissipate from Ichigo’s transformation. Orihime looks upon it and notices the horn, to which she is reminded by the Ichigo of when he fought against Ulquiorra. She calls his name, he turns his head and smiles at her as he mentions that she should relax as this time, it’s definitely still him.
Yhwach mentions that his resemblance to a hollow is striking, with his new form, it seems like it’s mixed his powers together. Ichigo mentions that he is correct and that the Quincy powers he inherited from his mother, Zangetsu and the Shinigami abilities from his father which was the Hollow within him.
While they were always fighting, they’ve finally reached a balance which allowed his Zangetsu to get reforged that became the swords he holds. If they remain under control, then the balance will be maintained. This balance must be kept for his form to hold. Whenever he unleashes massive amounts of Shinigami powers, his Hollow side always comes out.
If he was to use his own Quincy abilities, which he did when he fought against Yhwach just now, it nudged the Quincy (Zangetsu) to be drawn out. Yhwach smiles as Ichigo jumps forward a little. Ichigo tells Orihime that she should spread out a little, to keep her rikka defending his reiatsu, as she makes herself safe.
Ichigo raises his reiatsu as he blows up the top of the palace they’re in. Yhwach calls his power magnificent as he also prepares to draw his own sword. Ichigo has already approached him as he draws his sword, he holds Yhwach’s back as he uses his own power and Zanpakuto against Yhwach. However, Yhwach defends against Ichigo’s sword as he mentions that he must be joking if he really wants to cut him.
With such strength, he could never hope to pierce him. Ichigo is pushed upwards by Yhwach’s attack. This time, we see Ichigo preparing for a Getsuga Tensho which Yhwach already predicts. Ichigo seems to be doing something different here, he raises his Zanpakuto as he begins to form something else above him.
Yhwach mentions that it doesn’t seem like a conventional Getsuga Tensho, he seems to be fusing his own Hollow abilities with his Shinigami powers in this attack. Ichigo calls out “Gran Rey Cero” which translates to Flash of the Hollow King, as he unleashes his intense and incredible attack upon the body of Yhwach, He seems to have cut right through Yhwach in an effort to defeat him. Bleach 676 ends here.
A fantastic chapter if you ask me, seems like the chapter has brought us some incredibly powerful abilities from Ichigo. On top of which, the chapter felt a little short, but the pages have used two sides to create these incredible attacks, that is why it has felt a little short. Overall, its great chapter, can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 677, which will see what happens next with these two.