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wonders how Ichigo will reach bankai, cuz she thought to extend the training so that he gets more time to increase his reiatsu since only his combat skills have improved.
When Renji comes into report the the new execution deadline, Ichigo does smash his sword and we can see that his reiatsu has been growing.
All the Captains who have Bankai have Captain level Reiatsu. Keep in mind Ichigo was doing the same thing with his Reiatsu that Byakuya was from a much greater distance away. You could literally sense him coming from miles away.
Ichigo was born having already achieved that level of Reiatsu his maxium has yet to improve. He just had no control over how much he was expending so only a trickle escaped. Ichigo can not conceal his Reiatsu, so when he broke the sword he merely started using more then he had ever before training had nothing to do with it.
I agree with you Decorus,
MAYBE his Reiatsu has increased somewhat since the beginning through all the training and fighting, but mostly whats going on i think is that he is learning to utilize more and more and in smarter ways his massive reiatsu for battle.
I really wish he would take some time to learn to control his reiatsu better, i guess thats something that he's gonna learn to do over time though, his thing has always been learning stuff insanely faster than others. So he's learning all this stuff really fast but he doesn;t know the intricacies of the moves. For example Kido, he doesn't know ANY kido.
Sorry for that rant....
Without good Reiatsu control its pointless to try and teach him Kidou.
Ichigo didn't have a good control of his reiatsu when he fought Zaraki that Zangetsu himself had to pull Ichigo's reiatsu up (or add his own...whatever). When Ichigo was doing banaki training, he was fighting against his own zanpakuto and therefore had to pull his own reiatsu up by himself (in terms of controlling the water tap not gaining more water).
Therefore after the banaki (reiatsu) training, Ichigo was already in top form at the beginning of his fight with Byakuya (beating 3 vice captains barehanded, catching up with Byakuya's moves...etc) and so there was no significance increase in his reiatsu when he went banaki, it was already at a bankai level.
The sword Ichigo smashed during his banaki training was a dummy and so I don’t see any significance in breaking it to bits.
On a different note: Zangetsu told Ichigo that he had to take Zaraki down with one strike, I think was Zangetsu did was getting all of Ichigo's reiatsu out at once and use it in that one hit (it was the only way to get a monster like Zaraki down) this is why Ichigo fell down and went unconscious afterwards Clicky while he was still able to get up and walk after his fight with Byakuya.
Last edited by Silhouette; February 25, 2008 at 03:36 AM.
Like someone said before, Ichigo's reiatsu was already at captain level. He just needed to be able to pull it out of himself!!
So during the training, I am pretty sure that youruichi doesn't expect him to actually gain more reiatsu, but she expects him to call on it.