Personally I don't know how to feel about SS summoning the Royal Guard or the Royal Guard intervention.
The reason I said this is because, It might make the quincies look like dumbasses.
They aren't strangers to what is going on in SS, in fact they know the activity that goes in there.
They've been observing the actions, the strengths, the weaknesses of each potentially dangerous individual who could oppose them.
This page proves http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/489/16 http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/489/17 the Vandenreich leader is experienced when it comes to dealing with SS and I must assume most, if not all his followers are just as experienced http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/501/7 http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/501/8 with dealing with the shinigamis. Plus why would they want to destroy SS if they didn't have personal knowledge and experienced about them?
Now they are ready to strike and cripple SS without showing mercy. Naturally one should think that they've prepared for any potentially dangerous threat and the Royal Guards are a part of that threat.
I have a feeling that if the RG do intervene, It won't stop what the quincies have planned sooo many years ago. I have a feeling that the quincies are ready for anything SS can throw at them.
I don't mean to imply the quincies would defeat the RG in a battle (quite frankly that would suck because we're seeing them for the first time yet they lost their first battle), I only mean to imply that maybe the quincies had already thought of the possibilities of...
Having said all that, I want to point out that not everything goes according to plan. Hakuteiken aforementioned that last weak.
The word miscalculation exist for a reason afterall ^_^
Last edited by Kay3795; July 30, 2012 at 10:50 PM.
this chapter blew my mind. I can't believe Byakuya got his @ss kicked like that. He didnt really even put up a fight. He's a good character and pretty cool overall. I do not think he is dead though, i cant accept that Kubo would kill him off in such a pathetic way. I think he will survive somehow
But on the other hand, his character has been basically fully exposed/explored. It would make sense for him to be dead, or die later in this arc because Rukia can be the head of the Kuchki (spelling?) clan and Renji has bankai and can be a new Captain.
On to Kenpachi. All i can say is that it was sick when he showed up with THREE dead sternritters on his back. He BETTER not die either... i would be very dissappointed but im sure he will not be able to beat Buckbeard, Yama will prob show up and help, while Kenpachi fights the #2 in command. idk if he can win tho.
I wonder if Gin is still alive? i doubt it but it would be cool if he comes back sometime.
I also wonder who's sword is pointed at Kisuke... has to be Grimmow or Aizen, those r my best guesses. Prob Grimmjow. I hope he has a new Ressurection form cuz his "panther cat" form was sorta lame IMO.
I'm waiting for Aizen to be released and whoop some quincy ass soon... Aizen is the man.
I'm excited to see Kensei, Rose, and Shinji start fighting soon too. Hopefully a Vizard holds up better against these quincies than the Soul Reapers are. It's lookin pretty damn grim for SS right now. I'll be pissed if Ichigo comes and beats everyone, hes cool but idk. Hope he gets his hollow powers/mask back soon too. I'm so pumped for the coming chapters
But like i said, Kenpachi better not die... And i hope this weeks/coming chapters arent just Soifon, Toshiro, and Dogman getting stomped. I'm Way more interested in wtfs going on in Hueco Mundo and what Kenpachi is gonna do. It's obv too early for Buckbeard to die so idk whats gonna happen.
I didnt really like the Fullbring Arc at all, idk if i even read all the mangas cuz it was just....Lame. But bleach is so good right now and while i dont want Byakuya and Kenpachi to die, Kubo is pulling out all the stops w this Final Arc. Its about time he kills off some good guys too so i guess i cant complain if some of my favorites die. I just really hope Kenny doesnt, at least not yet.
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Oh, and just a theory/thought. These Sternritter really know whats up in SS and know a lot about the captains. I'm thinking maybe Uryu was leaking info to them/plotting against the soul reapers since the beginning, but idk. I wonder if he is good or bad now
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I hope Mayuri finds a way to make the SR not able to steal bankais. i wonder if they can just break those stupid medallions lol. They must figure somethin out or we will prob never see Shunsui and company's Bankai. I want Aizens bankai too. Wonder when Mayuri will show.
SO MANY THINGS TO CONSIDER.
Seriously, i think about bleach all the time now wondering wtfs gonna happen next.
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Who do you think the 5 war potentials are?
My guess is
1. Ichigo (confirmed lol)
3. Yourichi (better get a zanpaktuo soon)
5. Grimmjow or other Vasto Lordes possibly?
maybe (hopefully not) Ichigo's sisters, Tatski, Orihime, Chad, lame-o's
or Ishhin, Uuryu, Ryuken.
How did Aizen know about Ichigo since the day he was born? Lot to be solved there.
Who will die?
My guesses as far as captains go:
Byakuya (not yet but eventually)
Toshiro (prob not but hopefully....)
Aizen (helping Ichigo or some bs)
Ukitake (maybe, same with Shunsui)
Prob a few Vice Captains too
Possible others: Everyone
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What about Kuchiki Ginrei? He could well be alive and if so, probably has become a Royal Guard himself. Will he make a return now that his grandson is dead, or on the verge of death, to say the least.
Every single one of us is so focused on what's going on that we may be missing some other character entering the frame here or there.
Heya, we got a info from a (confirmed) spoiler provider that Bleach is unexpectedly absent this week. No chapter now, and since this week is a double issue (Obon Week incoming), there won't be a magazine next week as well (though possible are earlier than usual spoilers, I expect them somewhen on August 13/14, maybe).
So.... Brace yourselves
Last edited by Darjaille; July 31, 2012 at 10:59 AM.
Sorry everybody for the long posts, i just realized that there are separate forums for a lot of what i was talking about :P feel free to reply anyways im eager to hear other people who read bleach's opinions
That would also be a reason to explain his "I am sorry" as he is giving up what he holds dearest - his pride.
Though, I would rather he stayed dead to be honest. I like little Byaku a lot, but his death was pretty intense (no one has had such a death in Bleach - utter decimation by their own bankai)
Byakuya is likely thinking,"so this is what ichigo felt like when i fought him...".
Sucks that the chapter is going to be absent yet again. i hope we get a double chapter at least. Im wondering where isshida and his father are. Maybe theyre with isshin right now setting up for a counter attack. after all its not just about the shinigami anymore. these quincy are destroying the balance which will affect the real world.
Were you get the info.?
Ok, here is a crackpot prediction of mine:
What if the stern rittern develop a badge specifically for stealing ichigo's bankai and succeed? As far as we are able to infer bankai stealing is basically stealing power. Not just any power but power and abilities from a zampakuto. Now, ichigo having his bankai stolen would have the implication that zamgetsu himself got depowered. What if stealing bankai from zangetsu results in shirosaki going berserk? As taking bankai would result in zangetsu losing a good deal of power then shirosaki would hypothetically be able to use take power. After all, zangetsu is only in charge for as long as he is more powerful than shirosaki. It would be a perfect opportunity for shirosaki to strike back at least until ichigo gets back his bankai assuming this happens.
Everyone please forget about Bleach rankings. They will never go up. Jump readers vote to easy-going, simple, fun and uncomplicated things like Toriko nowadays. Look at the style of the latest new series and you'll understand what I mean.
And just like I said: do NOT be surprised if Byakuya survives. The point here is not that he died (still no confirmation for that), but that he lost his battle.
Two weeks. Oh well. Gotta catch up with Silver Spoon then.