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If Zaraki gets to beat Juha Bach then I will admit I'll be OK with Ichigo using a bow.
For example Hitsugaya seemed to have his freezing abilities before becoming a Shinigami and entering the Academy. I don't remember whether it spoke to him before he did enter the Academy though, I think it did?
Assuming this is the case, a asauchi might just merely be a method to enhance the natural abilities within a shinigami, in order to enhance it and control it.
Matsumoto told Hitsugaya that he had to become a shinigami in order to not hurt his grand mother, and thus he became a shinigami.
So asauchi doesn't seem to give the shinigami their abilities or zanpaktou personalities, but it seems to be a method to enhance it dramatically / control it.
But then, what exactly is asauchi? Does this mean that Ichigo had uncontrolled abilities similar to how Hitsugaya was before becoming a Shinigami?
The nature of Ichigo's abilities could justify this, since it seems easier to control, but at larst, this could be an incomplete theory.
For example it doesn't explain Ichigo's zanpaktou or what exactly asauchi is.
It does not explain why both asauchi and the inner spirit within a shinigami "both" has their personalities?
Maybe they merge as time goes on with the asauchi at their side, and thus through this, the shinigami gains control and enhances his or her inner abilities?
About Chad and the fullbringers I wouldn't go that far, it may just be a design addition to the fullbringers (the light), it does not prove that the fullbringers was not thought up from the beginning. For all we know, the light design might be new, but not the fullbringers.
Kubo sucks at foreshadowing either way, so it wouldn't surprise me xD
She could very well wake up a coupla days later to find Kenpachi waiting by her bed and saying something like "it'd be a pain in the ass if you died, bitch" or something like that.
Or she could die all right. Nothing confirmed yet.
I'm just thinking about what we've learned during the second part of this chapter...
From what we've seen, the Asauchi start off as some kind of blank template, which then adapt to their respective Shinigami and transform into their Zanpakutou (it would appear this happens to both the sword and the inner being); this implies that the inner being is formed from the Asauchi. However, Nimaiya stated that Ichigo has been fighting without an Asauchi. So, unless Nimaiya meant that Ichigo HAS got an Asauchi, but has been fighting without it, this leaves a big question unanswered.....
.....WTF IS ZANGETZU?!?!?!.....
If Ichigo has been fighting without an Asauchi, then the inner being has come from somewhere else. This is where Ishinn comes into my theory; we know that both Ishinn's Zanpakutou, Engetzu, and Zangetzu both possess the Getsuga Tenshou attack, which makes me wonder if Zangetzu is actually the offspring of Engetzu; perhaps when a Shinigami has offspring, their Zanpakutou does as well!!!
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For someone who doesn't want to see Unohana die, Kenpachi has some sort of humor for real, aiming for a vital spot a second before.
This was the most interesting point regarding the chapter
logically stupid things can happen it seems as long as its not the characters you like/love being used as tools/fodder right? turn ken into goku and people will forget about all the illogical things that happens. kubo might as will give ken a bankai half a second after hearing its names. retsu is alive until confirmed dead.
When Kenpachi is fighting, instincts kick in and because Unohaha wanted to draw out the true instinct beast, its not really that weird that he went for the kill. An instinct fighter goes for the kill. Another example is Ichigo. Like Kenpachi, they are both Instinct fighters, but when you draw out the true beast (Ichigonator and Child Kenpachi) they go for the kill head on, without second guessing.
Thinking about it, its not an observation at all, its just there in the Manga (Just me typing out loud to myself lol)
Though, I'm pretty sure there was no holding back as a prerequisite before they began.
As a killing Machine, Kenpachi would naturally go for a vital spot.
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There's a far vary between the meaning of "holding dear" both characters have. May God have mercy on your soul if Kenpachi Zaraki holds you dear or looks up to you. Dude only has one way to show affection. Apart from Yachiru, of course.
It's quite easy to be prejudicial, it seems too many Bleacn fans are only skimming the chapters for quick developments without looking into deeper meanings / reflecting on the chapter now a days.
It's kinda sad, but seems like some are giving up on Kubo's story telling by default, without giving him a chance, without trying to understand the chapters, and skims through it for the pure action and arts.
Then again to be fair, it's also the areas he excels.