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I feel like if what Isshin was wearing was modified from what his usually uniform, Urahara would have mentioned it, could be wrong though.
it could signify that he's retired and that we're thinking too much...
@genkizen- lol dude, love the av! "chuck norris doesn't need to play to finish a song, he just stares the console down till he gets 5 stars" hmhm...crappy effort for a CN joke...lolz, my bad.
question.....where's the last kenpachi? I believe it's the old man in the link above WITH head above his forehead or isshin
but yeah if you notice on top of that 2 other captains are missing(Isshin and Mrs.Kurosaki?)
no one from the 11th divsion is present and the only other divisions that we see show up are 8th (Shunsui and Lisa), 13th (Ukitake), 12th (Urahara), and 1st (Yamamoto). Given the order of the line-up, the old man is most likely captain of the 6th divsion and also most likely a Kuchiki, given his scarf and hair piece that are the traditional symbols of the leader of the Kuchiki clan.
So, only 2 captains are missing from the assembly: the Kenpachi of 11th division and the deceased 10th division captain. I doubt Isshin is the current Kenpachi. (He could be the supposedly deceased 10th division captain, but even that would be a bit of a long shot.) Masaki Kurosaki is most likely not even a shinigami. I don't know why it is so hard for some people to accept that she might just be a human like she has been claimed to have been. Isshin falling in love with a mortal woman and losing his shinigami powers, what is so wrong with that?
Shunsui says that the 10th captain is dead here.
The reason why the lieutenant of 10th division present is unknown. Perhaps, the 10th division lieutenant was present but was standing in the background like the lieutenant standing behind the elderly Kuchiki captain. The captain's lineup is for captains, and if a lieutenant is present, they probably would not stand among the captains even if the lieutenant is representing his/her captain.
right I'll let this go but I still believe there something a little wrong with that
i always thought isshin left SS for a human so probably kurosachi isshin name is not true, a fake name.
I noticed something about that page... See that guy behind the left shoulder of fat lips guy?
Doesn't he look like Isshin? I think the eyes, eyebrows and nose are almost identical... And the hair isn't that different either... Just not as spiky.
(Isshin reference: http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/187/18-19/)
It does make sense if he used to be in squad 12 under Urahara, as they clearly know each other pretty well... And I find it weird that you only see the top of that guy's head, as he doesn't look like someone that'd be that short. It might be a way to make it so that he won't be easily recognized.
Also, if he's a seated officer or something at that time and later becomes a captain, that'd fit with Shinji not recognizing his reiatsu.
I might just be taking things too seriously... ^^' It would be a little weird if he were introduced this way in the gaiden, like some random nobody... Just thought I'd point it out anyway.
And also, one more thing that I noticed. It's about his clothes...
Look at his left shoulder. The captain haori isn't the only thing tied to it. I don't know what to call it, but could that thing tied on top of the haori possibly have something to do with the royal guard?
This is a theory I came up with earlier, so I'm reposting it here to see what more people think.
ninjaa originally proposed the idea about Zero Squad. The rest is my own speculation.
isshin is shown in shinigami uniform with what looks like a captains kimono tied on his arm when he took on grand fisher and then ishidas dad came in and idk if urahara was there but i know kon knows about isshin cause he was saved by him and i dnt remember if he told kon not to tell ichigo but ._. kon didnt tell ichigo that his dad is a shinigami(and an incredibly strong one to add)
Ps. urahara was never in jail he went to get mayuri out and then he was banished by being framed by aizen for the hollowfication he invented using hougyoku but yoruichi saved him from having his powers removed and him being stripped of some other important things that makes him so kick ass now