^I think if they do survive it'll be the same as the Vaizard. They're in town but we have yet to hear from or about them. You'd think that since they considered Ichigo their ally because of the hollow side of them that they'd come to help ichigo. However they didn't and maybe its because somehow they knew the the captains were coming to help ichigo. Ichigo seems to have enough allies to go into another dimension and rule there. lol not that that will happen but the real world has its own defense force which pretty much eliminates all reasons why ss should become involved there. or at least in kt. Im anxiously awaiting this new chapter and hopefully it lives up to being the climax. I really hope we get long awaited answers about ichigo's family and such.
I guess next chapter we will have tsukishima's flashback with ginjo,and perhaps something about ginjo when he was a shinigami.
As for those who are complaining about Kubo fanserving well...there wouldn't be a Bleach if he didn't do any at all. I'm not going to compare any manga but Kubo definitely knows how to write an interesting story and eventually everything gets combined together. He is not the kind of author to write everything out in one chapter but the kind to create mystery and at the same time include scenes where the art is amazing (his art is one of the strongest points in his writing style, lets face it who doesn't want to show off), his buildups are really good, and the overall pacing is really great especially when you read the whole arc in one go. Bleach is one of the few manga that I have read that has great character and plot development and where the reader can in a way relate to them, and its not going to be 'ohh i get this character, they're like me' but on some different levels they all hold something.