Bleach 678 see’s Ichigo enabling his Bankai and quickly uses his Tensa Zangetsu against Yhwach. However, Yhwach uses his own powers, “The Almighty”, which enables him to break Ichigo’s Bankai into two pieces. Yhwach’s Almighty enables him to look into the future and has the ability to transform and change it into something he wants, such as to break Ichigo’s Bankai.
Bleach 678 begins as Ichigo goes on to talk about his own despair, he knows it all too well. Because up until now, he’s climbed up and kicked its teeth in. He’s been able to surpass it over and over again, just to make it to this very moment. Ichigo places both his swords together and calls over his Bankai!
A large smoke dissipates from it, Ichigo’s shoots out and heads towards Yhwach! We see Ichigo attack using his Tensa Zangetsu, but as soon as he’s about to attack, we see Ichigo’s Zanpakuto broken, the chain attached to the sword also breaks. Ichigo quickly notices the sword and it’s broken state, he is shocked.
He looks at Yhwach as he has the other part of the broken sword. Ichigo is shocked at this sight, he is unable to understand it. Yhwach mentions that he should not be so frightened, he simply expresses his respect to his power, he calls his new Tensa Zangetsu a fearsome Bankai that he cannot allow it.
Therefore, he went through to the future to break it. Yhwach mentions that Ichigo probably doesn’t understand, and thus he won’t have the luxury of trying to figure out what has just happened. He had told him not to let his guard down. On top of cutting down his Zangetsu, we see Ichigo’s horn also being removed, seems like Yhwach has also cut it off.
He throws it back at Ichigo, but Ichigo defends it. Yhwach then appears behind Ichigo, he attacks Ichigo over and over ago until he begins to bleed. Orihime tries to defend against one of Yhwach’s attacks, but this distracts Ichigo further as now he’s hit from the front. Yhwach talks a little about his powers and how Ichigo would have probably questioned them.
He goes on to mention that Ichigo mentioned that the future can be changed. Yhwach goes on to clarify that his ability, The Almighty, is not the power to see the future. It is the power to “Transform” it. Yhwach, grows his power even further as he keeps on using the eyes and the abilities from the Soul King. He even forces Ichigo to further despair so he can improve. Bleach 678 ends here.
A fantastic chapter, Ichigo enables his Bankai and quickly gets it taken away from him. Seems like Ichigo has very little power or chance against Yhwach. On top of which, Yhwach has revealed his power to Ichigo, I guess that it’ll somehow turn against him. We’ll just have to find out in next week’s Bleach 679 chapter, can’t wait!