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Actually, he's even more experienced than Urahara as a captain, so, he should be number one candidate out there.
Last edited by Hakuteiken; December 17, 2012 at 04:05 PM.
my prediction for the next chapter- 50/50 split between ichigo and SS.
for ichigo and renji they get to the next area and are involved in some sort of comic relief.
then a brief explanation as to how this special jutsu works that is supposed to restore/reforge the broken bankai-
Renji will be uber excited to find out he gets to fix his bankai also-
in SS- the new captian commander continues filling the ranks and assigning captains until the seats are filled up- this excludes those not present for promotion.
Then Kenpachi tries to resist the training- and unohana shows her uberness, then near the end of the chapter, we see Unohana and kenpachi in a discussion about the art of killing or at least the beginning of that discussion.
somthing like ok- lesson 1: go for the kill, not the enjoyment,
or Lesson 2: your zanpaktou and you, lol.
Add to that, if Renji left, the sixth would no longer have the 'hottest Captain/VC' spot clinched! LOL, unless maybe Grimmjow would consider a Vc post! (And for the slow, that's a joke...).
I'm burning for some Urahara stuff as well. I won't mind the next chapter being a Urahara and Royal Palace mixture.
Shutara does not necessarily have TS. We never saw her put the bodies in the ponds either or even give them to tenjiro. The best we could argue at the moment is that TS is precisely where it needs to be.
Now, the issue here would be whether ichigo is actually meant to go through all the cities and what he could possibly gain from each. Healing and bankai repairing are the obvious ones however if ichigo is meant to go through all the cities then there are 3 other things ichigo is supposed to do. If he goes to kirio's place then perhaps that step will require eating (due to her title involving cereal). Perhaps ichigo will eat a special cereal which will further replenish his strength and reiatsu? Anyways, with her I would expect special food. Then we have 3 other royals, one of which is supposed to repair TS. The repair of tensa zangetsu I would argue will be left for the guy with the huge beads. A super reijutsu is something I would expect him to take care off. Then we have shutara and that RG who disappeared earlier. Her ability relates to hands and apparently her ability to "grab" things so perhaps she will grab something from "within" ichigo? I doubt her ability will be what reforges TS for that matter... Perhaps she will grab ichigo's soul or something and help with his bankai? Is shutara a she or a he? Then we have the last guy and I can't really conceive what his role will be... Perhaps ichigo is not meant to visit all the cities though.
Now, I do wonder what the actual purpose of ichigo visiting the RP is. The royals said they were not taking him there to heal however it seems that his first steps there were just for that. Tenjiro also said ichigo was not there to meet the king either.... Perhaps he actually is there just to fix his bankai? Or he is there to meet the king and the royals were not actually told what they were bringing ichigo in for?
People still saying that Aizen could beat Yama? Well he defintely is the only person bar Juha Bach who is on his level but no one in Bleach can beat Yama 1 v 1, with no sealing / stealing tricks. Its that simple. Kubo has blatantly showed us that so many times its really pointless to continue the speculation. Yama > Everyone fair and square. Kubo has shown us that and every villain has gone through great measures to avoid facing him. Kubo has even stated that there has not been a shinigami born in the last 1000 stronger than Yama. I mean both times Yama lost it wasnt fair and iit wasnt 1 v 1. I understand that people may not like him but to say that he is not the most powerful character in the manga thus far is delusional.
You figure Kubo would have Lisa Yadomaru join the shinigami rather than stay behind with the Vizards. I don't really see her being the vice captain for the 8th division either, probably Hiyori will get chosen. Kubo should've killed off just enough minor captains and vice captains in either the Arrancar arc or this invasion to have all Vizards be captains/vice-captains, though it's interesting how some of them don't want to go back and some do. I really want to see Kubo show us more about the kind of relationship Nanao and Shunsui have with Lisa, and I REALLY want to see what it is like with Hisagi and Kensei.
Now that I think of it, just because Shunsui isn't the captain of the 8th division doesn't mean Lisa won't return to her old division.....she and Love didn't seem to be that close, but Hiyori probably hates SS the most out of all of them, Hacchi would probably rather join the Kidou Corp, and Love probably wouldn't pick Mashiro since she's so annoying. It probably will be Lisa.
Last edited by exacta; December 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM.
Did everyone forgot that Yoruichi herself said "the only captain in the gotei 13 that doesn't have a shikai/bankai is Zaraki" ?
which implies everyone who's currently and has been a captain most likely has a shikai/bankai including herself. Just look at soi-fon, she utilizes her speed mainly but when push comes to shove she reveals her zanpaktou and it's likely Yoruichi will do the same when the time comes.
Love is by far the number one candidate to replace Kyouraku's position, unless Urahara or Yoruichi decides to join (unlikely) then there's no reason for any VC to be promoted to be a Captain of a division especially since they're in a state of emergency right now. Love's experience beats all VC by light years
Last edited by hollowdemon; December 17, 2012 at 11:16 PM.
Mangapanda's translation says that it left a crack in his hand, BadKarma's says it got fractured. That injury looks different from the normal type. It's broken. This and the end of last arc have been building Ichigo as insanely strong and a mere aching hand for a RG member wouldn't do.
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For all we know, SS and the past wars have confirmed that Yamamoto was trully the strongest shinigami of the last 1000 years until proven differently.