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Translations: Gintama 515 (2)
Introduction of Royal Realm
Explanation of King's Key
Humor during Healing Therapy
Rukia Fan Service
Soul King's Appearance
Also, it seems that Yama used to be part of the Zero Squad before being promoted to CC, which is why he had a key to enter the Kings realm.
Also, I can concur with Bach not being the antagonists as it seems the main problem with the show is the SS and how it needs to be. Also, do you see how sinister the Soul King looks? Looks almost Aizen-esk, like corrupted. This screams of people pulling Ichigo in every direction to have them on their side. You have Aizen, the Quinies, Fullbringers, and Shinigami all fighting for it. I have the feeling that Bach will end of being a good guy with the Shiba family and the fullbringers helping them.
Also, maybe the Shiba clan has a mix of Shinigami blood and Quincy blood which could account for them not being a Noble family anymore. Though Kaien was part of the SS.
Last edited by Glassjaw003; December 05, 2012 at 07:05 PM.
Amazing chapter! I loved, mostly, appearance of the Soul King. He clearly resembles Aizen, which is even more wild considering how far Aizen evolved. Anybody else catch the SK's pupils and how they resembled the Soul Palace flag? I have many theories concerning this chapter.
1) Urahara is the culprit behind everything lol. His emission out of SS now seems more so related to his dealings in the Soul Palace. (Testing water from the springs and his knowledge surrounding the Soul King. In fact, his knowledge of the Soul King is just suspicious. Did the SK task Urahara with something?) Pure speculation.
2)The Zero Squadron Have the "IT" Factor I stated some chapters back that there was a distinction between the Captains and Squad Zero, well, this chapter proves that. The SK imbued the 'key' into their bones. I feel safe in saying they are also endowed with something more powerful too.
3)The Idea that Aizen is Purely Evil Will Change I find it highly suspicious that Aizen would aid SS in ANY manner unless it concerned him. i.e. the time shift with Buckbeard. The idea of what's considered good and evil comes into question, also. The Quincy more evil and sinister than Aizen? Buckbeard revealing Ichi's Blut Blood and possible alternate past brings this idea of what's good and bad into question. Ichi did a damn nice job of correcting SS wrong doings up until now. Yama having a questionable past also doesn't help. I'm sure the Soul Palace itself has some pretty nasty traditions in need of renewal.
4)The Zero Squadron is Stronger than You Think From obvious observations, the fact that Urahara manipulated the pool's healing process is interesting. While he was able to copy it, it was only to an extent. In fact, many of Urahara's contraptions and what nots seem to be carbon copies of something far greater. Aizen was attempting to create the "essence" of a Zero Squadron member brings the anatomy and physiology of the Zero Squadron into question.
Again, this is all speculation.
Interesting theories from several of you.
Mine is: Is Bach also after the Hougyoku? Does he want to create something similar, something stronger? Does he even want to become the Spirit King, or just destroy it?
Really wondering if the Hougyoku will play a bigger role in the plot. Surely Bach must know about such a powerful device.
Considering the Soul Kings appearance, and the fact that we now know Urahara was at some point present in the palace of souls analysing stuff am going to go ahead and theorize that Urahara developed the Hogyouku after analysing the Soul King...as a tool to take a normal Shinigami and turn him into a transcendent being such as the Soul King....If this is true, I wonder why he did it? Did he also at some point consider him a threat?
You just all wait till Urahara take off his hat and slicks his hair back!
The pool healing method would have been so much sexier if it was Unohana who was doing it...her interaction with Ichigo is something I would have loved to see
Last edited by Kyodai Senkan Mora; December 06, 2012 at 12:17 AM.
Aizen: "Why do you let yourself be controlled by that THING?!"
Urahara: "That thing... so you saw it"
The soul king reminds me of bug with wings aizen. So far this guy is my favorite zero squad guy but that could change. I want to see how good these guys are in action.
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Last edited by GOOMOONRYONG; December 06, 2012 at 01:49 AM.
By assumption, he might be a lowly-seated officer at best when Kirinji was in SS, and he wasn't a healer-type, so, there was no need to tell him about that pool even if he showcased his genius back then.
i hope we get to see soon Kisuke Urahara fighting for real without being silly, i think people underestimated Kisuke Urahara, i think urahara is a a hell of a guy with his fighting skill and his brain and tactics, he is someone to be fear and if he turn evil, he will a big trouble even worst than aizen..
Isshin is being always in my head, he isn't an ordinary soul reaper or just a former captain of the gotei 13 for example, Isshin is some as the level of zero division with urahara..
Last edited by EMS; December 06, 2012 at 03:10 AM.
Guys, the Royal Key isn't their literal bones. It's their whole bodies. "It's our very bones" is said as in "our flesh and blood". It's not like the King gave them special bones: he modified their bodies in some way so that they have the power to grant access to the Palace.