No idea why i confused Urahara for Ukitake before.
Well, if Urahara is gonna join them, that means high chance to see Yoruichi soon. And she provide nice comedy.
Do you think those medalions are made with Arrancar flesh?
It's hard for me to think on some eletronic device to seal/steal bankais.
It's kind of unfortunate that the only time that Sasakibe gets a bit of respect is after his death. It's also a reminder that we still don't know much about quite a few members of the Gotei 13, and Seireitei in general. Urahara always seems to pop up unannounced as needed. Good chapter.
i just notice that the guy on the last page (with military uniform and what knot) looks like a character from HELLSING and Drifters
I'm so enjoying Bleach right now. I found this chapter to be the best since the new arc.
I want to say one thing first: Is it just me or the panels are becomming smaller? That also allows more content per chapter.
Wow, I thought Sasakibe had bankai after the latest chapters, but to hear he had achieved it before Uki and Kyo, that is.. O_o
I wonder: did he only achieve it earlier, or he actually was as strong as Kyo/Uki?
Lol, and when I remember him getting fodderized by base Soukyoku Hill Ichigo.... I think Kubo changed his mind about him, but I don't mind slight retcons..
The face of Ishida, ...I think he knows there are some Quincies amongst Vanderreich. And it's a pity he won't join the HM journey. I wish to see more of him :/ I guess that will come.
Urahara haha, he's coming to HM as well
And my wild prediction: The Buckbeard is Isshin's zanpakutou spirit.
Wild prediction means that I don't really think so, but after hearing about stealing the bankais, I'll take it into consideration
Also, it seems Bleach was #1 in this weeks ToC!!!!
If Sasakibe was that powerful, Kubo, then why kill him and not Soi Fon or Kommamura instead. You would think, if this was really the case, he'd save someone like him for the final battle.
Looks like the Arrancars and Hollows are being slaved right now by the Vandenreich. Don't expect too much from Urahara and Ichigo in next week's chapter. i guarantee the first 10 pages will be them talking about bulls**t before they even enter HM.
Sasakibe dying was a smart move from Kubo's part as it was the only way to make him relevant. I mean, motherf****r had no idea what to do with him during FKT arc and chose to leave him "patroling" outside some barrier. Sasakibe is not cool, nor memorable or at least bishonen, so what's left for him to do?
Die in order to establish the Vandenreich as a serious threat.
Oh, Kubo, you. You used the NOBODY DIES IN BLEACH meme to make us feel worried about this new enemy. Nice going. Not even Aizen killed anybody besides Ichimaru. These new guys, on the other hand, have proven themselves to be strong in less than a volume.
What bugs me is that "Sasakibe was a s strong as Kyoraku" part. I call bullshit; he was one-shotted by Ichigo back in SS along with the oh so memorable characters of Isane Kotetsu and Marechiyo Oomaeda. Big mistake.
I hope we get to see Sasakibe's Bankai in anime.
Also, who else thinks that Uryu's gonna get targeted while the others are in HM?
Last edited by Sky Render; March 28, 2012 at 08:32 AM. Reason: double post
dammit i'm dying to see all this superpowerful bankais that are too dangerous to be used in front of people, we'll see sasa's bankai for sure in the future maybe used by the king
Anyway, this was an awesome chapter. It seems that they are prepping to take Uryu out of the picture so that he can be either kidnapped or persuaded to the other teams side. Which, if this is true, I cannot wait for this event to happen. I'm sad that Starrk is confirmed to be dead though. But it's nice to see the other villains faces, and it appears those of us that predicted stealing bankais were right.
its funny now that i think about it there was this big argument on here, back when Sasakibe was the only one left who sealed the barrier and allowed the arrancars into FKT, it was about how useless and weak he is and blah blah, i tried to defend him on the basis of experience and almost got crucified....sure enough he turns out to have been a pretty powerful guy, nice to see him get some respect at last
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