Of course it'll just be "cooler" Getsuga, Jorge. :P
I enjoyed this chapter so much. Most of all, the appearance of ever-so-waiting-tosee-them Zero Division. They looked so lively. Kubo hardly goes wrong with characters. I hope they wont be an exception. The question is the purpose of their visit at the moment? Are they here to appoint a new captain or they are here to fight the Quincy at the front?
Yes, it's really strange. As well as breaking Bankai results in loosing its power, the way it happened to Ikkaku or Renji... Hope Ichi won't have such problems.
I really had hopes that some of Ichigo's distant relatives might be in Royal Guard, but now I don't really know if that can happen.
Also I do hope Hikifune is hotty brunny on the right... She looks more promising.;):derp
However the dude on the far right looks like a combination of Tousen, Love, and NaNaNa. lolz
Although, if his bankai had weakened, it could partially explain how Tsukishima was able to deal with it, more than just Book of the End.
Kon was the best part of the chapter! As for the royal guards.... they look lame except for the one that look like kenpachi and the hot female. I was hoping for more old school looking captains like yamaji and shunsui to be part of the royal guard. Anyways, who is protecting the kings palace if the guards are all gone?
First impressions of rg l to r
1.looks like female omeada. Please dont let her bankai be a lying chair!
2.reminds me of a fodder bad guy from a samurai series.
3.looks like a circus strongman. Shikai is a dumbell!!
4.seems like a mix between soi fon and yoruichi. Through drawn in geisha style.
5.rose infused with joker toxin.
If this is the royal guard I think the palace may be a circus tent.
*cue Aizen breaking out of prison and attacking the King's Realm by somehow taking over the RG's transport*
I mean, the RG don't seemingly have an Ouken as they use this transport to shuttle back and forth between the King's Realm and SS. What would they do if their transport was destroyed or stolen?
Unless Yama passed on knowledge of the location of the Soutaichou's Ouken or Karakura Town was sacrificed, the RG could be trapped in the normal plane of existence.
OMG!! Now Ichigo lost his sword! :gwah
He will be using.... a bow! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! :gwah
Now Kubo laid out the grounds for turning Ichigo into a quincy!!! :gwah
As for the 5 captains of the Zero Squadron, I hope each of them is as strong as Yamamoto Genryusai. :hip
Anyone else felt joy in seeing Kon? Actually I did, a little. Haven't seen him for so long :p.
Just reminding, you can PM us poll question and the options. Would be happy to put it up. Till, then lets speculate about the Hikifune among them :maracas.
Kon's appearance at this point served no purpose other than to waste three pages.
I doubt that Ichigo is related to Uryuu in any way other than really, really, distantly. Otherwise they would have been told this due to them living in the same damned town, and going to the same school. Any thoughts to the otherwise are completely useless.
I agree that it has been a while since Zangetsu or Hollow Ichigo appeared, but then, there has been no need for them to either. Also they weren't appearing too frequently at any point anyway, really only just before, during, and just after the Soul Society Arc.
Oh relax Toby. It's all a clever way of writing Ishida out of the manga permanently.
I was actually surprised by the chapter. We got a CONTINUITY CALLBACK. To Volume NINE. That made me absurdly happy. And then there was the Renji bankai being incomplete (holy shit, we have an explanation for why he has been shit since the Byakuya fight!) and Ikkaku's being damaged.
And Kon showed up! I felt such waves of nostalgia for the days when I watched the first season of Bleach with my sib many years ago.
The "Palace" thing - anyone else reminded of the Kuukaku canon?
Now, unfortunately, I highly doubt the Zero Squad is going to be related to the Kuukaku clan. Kubo just went above and beyond his usual writing new bullshit. Things are bound to meet the shitter quallity-wise.
Here's hoping the broken bankai is permanent. Ah fuck it, we all know it won't be.