If Kubo chooses to do a Rashomon with everyone's perspective being part truth and part lies, I will jump for joy.
Through the way Kubo does things, I think I knew the Masaki & Isshin 'meet for the first time', 'how they came to live together', Hollow traumatise Masaki for the first time' Flashback was over because of the huge amount of text of explanations Urahara gave concering Masaki's condition last chapter. How do I put this.... What I'm trying to say is that it seems Kubo would reveal bits of pieces here & there prior to the end of a flashback, in which he would reveal everything that is going on. It's very similar to 'Turn Back The Pendulum' how Kubo started slow & at the end dropped the whole point down (Aizen & Urahara confrontation on Hollowfication).
But as I said before the flashback isn't over, there would be another flashback because this is a flashback that will reveal everything to Ichigo & get his Zanpkauto back to shape.
Isshin did fall short on how many of us expected him to be epic, he still is an awesome character, but he also seems to be quite ordinary.
Urahara and Isshin didn't know each others face to face, Urahara left SS a 100 years ago, and this flashback is set to be around 20 years ago.
So either we'll have a flashback from before Isshin did enter SS, similar to how we saw Byakuya living in his noble house still not an Shinigami, or we'll see a flashback in the period span of 80 years where Urahara had not been in SS.
But what else mystery is there to reveal on Isshin?
When exactly did the Shiba clan fall? Could there be a Shiba clan flashback, and will Isshin be part of it?
I'm thinking that perhaps the Shiba clan did fall much longer back in the past, perhaps 150-200 years ago?
Isshin could be the same as Kaein, entering Soul Society despite that the house had fallen.
Notice how they both behave similar, they both have a dual personality of lazy/chilling & serious/responible.
Kaein for example did dread promotions, and spended a lot of time being happy, chilling.
Either way, the thing is, the fall of the Shiba clan could be before Isshin's current flashback, and maybe even before Isshin joined Gotei 13.
It'd be interesting if Isshin is old enough to remember it though, assuming it's in the long past.
as we all know Masaki died protecting ichigo from a Hallow but i think that Aizen is the one behind that attack i think Aizen knows that Ichigo's body resides the remnant of White and they want to test his theories about what happen if a half Shinigami, Half Quincy and a bit of Hallow release those powers and when the Hallow attacked Ichigo, Masaki shielded the attack and died
the same as the above but Ichigo was the one that killed Masaki and when the Hallow(Grand Fisher) saw Ichigo turning to White the Hallow fled
the obvious reason as to why aizen killed masaki is pretty damn clear, before ichigos mom died, ichigo was a cry baby, aizen was probably watching him and decided he needed a little push, so after masaki died ichigo became a badass and a delinquent who faught everytime.Quote:
If masaki had never died im sure ichigo would have been killed long before anime even started.
Still not out yet? I was kinda hoping the chapter would spring forth whilst I slept!!!
Well, Naruto is out so bleach is probably coming soon.