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Was that a fake?
If not then I can't say I'm not disappointed with how they were defeated but at the same time glad to know more captains are getting some spotlight now.
For some reason I'm sensing a wonderweiss-esque appearance where Cang Du and BG9 will make their reappearance in front of Hitsu and Soi Fon once more (remember Halibel and Barragan?)
Defeated? No. Being frozen is not being defeated from previous instances. And face blown apart? The King of Hueco Mundo ate that. Like you mentioned in the latter part of your post this could just be tye beginning of a prolonged battle.
I really hope that it isn't the end for Cang Du and BG9, because it feels to easy and comfortable for Shinigami. They didn't even face Vollstaendig.
So it seems we are going to see Koma and Hirako against Bambieta... It feels strange, but well we don't know what power-up Koma recieved from his grandfather, but it might not be enough for him to defeat Bambietta alone. Let's see..
And I chigo calling Urahara? For what? Does he want to know the situation or does he already want to come?
i think Ichigo is learning the bankai release because his Zan is on it's original form and not Ywach form that means a new KEYWORD is needed for the release maybe Ichigo will learn a poem or something for the release hahahaha
Whenever I see Urahara I'm hoping to hear about Grimmjow appearing.
Well, you might be right.
Though I think he would be able to pull his new Bankai himself, since he actually managed to subdue his Zan spirit before. And it seems after forging his real Zan both of his spirits accepted him as their Master, so it might be that he won't need this device from Urahara. But let's see. Maybe you are right on it.
I also hope it won't be that easy for Captains to win against Quincy. And I hope some of the Captains go down.
So nothing really happened in the chapter)))
The only things we've got are that Bach actually predicted that Shinigami would get their Bankais back and that Shinigami Bankai seems to not let Quincy use Vollstaendig... Now, let's see what they are going to show us with it against Shinigami.
We don't know what is Ichigo saying, but Urahara's face isn't happy, so it might be something if not bad, but at least troublesome...
P.S. Still, Shinji's Shikai didn't impress me again. In a teamfight, when he is with Koma it might play well, but against any relevant opponent with serious attacks and who is able to attack in every direction in the same time his Shikai is useless, especially since he already explained how it works...
Ichigo's timing is impeccable. Time to save everyone again with his new powers. I also hope Grimmjow will appear soon.
The Royal Guards or Ichigo would have been more than enough to face Ywach and his very own Stern Ritters I guess. Let's see what Ichigo can do.
Damn..This chapter felt too short..It's like nothing happen.. toshirou is toast, it doesn't seem like he fight anymore and the battle is just beginning. I'm glad to see shinji in action. Hopefully, next week I will see ,more of him..
I wonder when kish, will get tired of doing clif hangers..They are worn out by now. I do want to know what's going on with ichigo. It would be more exciting than the current battles.
I'm a bit confused. Back then when the Stern Ritters first invaded Soul Society they really feared the captains bankai. They feared it so much they actually invented a device to steal it (while being able to access vollständig all the time). Now Yhwach tells us, that stealing a bankai blocks the ability to use vollständig (might that be the point for Ichigo, too? Too bad, no bankai vollständig fangasms).
The only way I can explain this, is that the Stern Ritter don't fear the common bankai of the average Shinigami, but they certainly fear some special cases. Of course they had to fear Yamamoto's. That one in particular is strong enough to stomp over them (while destroying whole Seiretei, never mind). There are still Shunsui, Urahara, Ukitake and possibly Kenpachi and the former Vaizards.
Shinji's shikai? Worked a lot better than against Aizen and really fucked Busterbine up. Won't work against her vollständig I guess.
The really interesting thing about this is the pacing. From the Shounen I know, a power up for the heroes leads to a more lengthy beating for the enemys before they'll unpack another layer of power. It's something like the "I'm so much stronger. But why should i use that power if they don't force me to?". What i'm talking about is that the Quincys already used their Vollständig before any shinigami but Hitsu and Soi Fon used their bankai.
And to get back about pacing: The next game changer is also on the way in the same chapter. I wonder if Yhwach also predicted Ichigo the way he is right now.
Well, that was short but I actually really liked it.
I definitely didn´t see all the Stern Rittner go Vollenständig at once like that. or saw it coming.
or expected Shinji to show up...
(How many are ready to believe that he either sent the other female Stern Rittners away or will trick Bambietta to wipe them out by accident?)
Okay, now I am getting excited.
Did Rangiku die or not?!
Her eyes are open, she is not moving and Hitsuyaga said that "he would be with her soon..."
Does that mean that we just saw him die?
If so then "HOLY CRAP!"
And the Bankai medallion seemed rather explosive if Bambietta threw it and it was the thing that detonated like that.
Another nodt... sorry, I meant note.
I loved to see As Nodt again, even in a single shot as he watched the stolen bankai head for the Royal dimension.
Wait a minute... would that work?
Bayakuya being in another dimension and all?
I guess so since the bankai took off but still... would it be lost until he returns to the frozen battlefield?
I liked the chapter and can´t wait to see more.
On other notes.... I spotted seven vollenständig.
does that mean that only seven Stern Rittner activated them?
Or is there more that we just don´t see from that angle?