Bleach 686 marks the final Bleach chapter, we move 10 years ahead with Ichigo married to Orihime with Kazui Kurosaki as their child, while Rukia is married to Renji with their child Ichika Abarai. We finally see the disappearance of Yhwach as his reiatsu disperses when Kazui touches it, to Aizen talking about how a world fearing death is better.
Bleach 686 begins as we see Kazui Kurosaki within Hiyori’s building, she chases him out after he’s snooping there for no reason. In Soul Society, we see Byakuya being told that Yhwach’s reiatsu has appeared within the 13th Squad Barracks. Soi Fon also appears as she mentions that they should also bring Rukia as it’s her squad, but it doesn’t matter as she’s been through a lot, and thus he can handle it.
They get there to notice that Mayuri is there, seems like the others have also caught onto the news that Yhwach’s reiatsu has appeared. We see a huge round thing appear which circles as Yhwach’s eyes also appear, but his physical body is no longer there. Elsewhere, we see Ichigo Kurosaki meet with Rukia and Renji as they enter the house.
We see others there to such as their high school friends as well as Ichigo’s sisters, Yuzu and Karin. They’ve got some popcorn and soda to eat. They’ve gotten really big too. They’re watching the TV as we see that the WBO Heavyweight Title Match is playing, in which Chad is a part of. At the same time, we see Uryu on top of the hospital watching the same show from his phone. Uryu was supposed to show up but couldn’t come due to time constraints in the hospital.
The match is about to begin as Orihime also shows up with her apron, she takes it off as they asks where Kazui might be. They mention that he’s upstairs in Yuzu’s room. Ichigo also asks Rukia and Renji if they’re going to bring their kid around. They mention that she’s now a trainee-Shinigami and that she should show up soon enough.
We see Kazui up in the room notice a small hole where it seems to have some sort or eye, similar to that of Yhwach, it seems to be linked to the one in Soul Society. It seems to be getting larger, when Kazui reaches his arms in it, it seems to have disappeared from Soul Society. It seems the remnants of Yhwach’s reiatsu has vanished. We notice a imprisoned Aizen, we return to the past as we see Ichigo and Yhwach talk about his path.
The path to a world without no fear, the present one was meant to be one, Life and death both twisted and fused together, they were destined to all be one and the same. However, this will never happen as Ichigo’s efforts will mean that Life and Death will never lose their current forms. And all those breath will always fear death for all eternity.
Aizen mentions that a world without fear means that none will be able to find their path. However, this will not compare to a world with fear as those will keep death at bay. There is a name called to those who will face death straight on and pursue greatness, this world is Courage. When the hole that Kazui reached into disappears, another appears behind in, in which a girl shows up.
She introduces herself as Ichika Abarai, a shinigami apprentice. Kazui introduces himself as Kazui Kurosaki, to which he also shows his Shinigami form and sword, which is quite similar to Ichigo’s (the handle at least), nevertheless, Ichika is shocked to see him in this form. Bleach 686 ends here, this marks the end of a great and fantastic series.
A magnificent manga has just ended, and to be honest, I think I like how it ended, some may not, some may. I believe that the course of how Kubo laid his groundworks for this was shown in the 10 years we didn’t see. Nevertheless, it seems like Ichika and Kazui will have their own adventures together. It’s been a great 15 years, what do you think? Go ahead and comment down below, tell me what you think.
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