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Have you all failed to see http://www.mangapanda.com/bleach/509/8 that dude is the same dude that's fighting Shunsui Kyōraku
Wow...after this chapter I'm definitely thinking there's way more to the blonde guy than meets the eye. As for Bach's last words I'm very curious. I doubt Yama-ji would mistake the fake Bach for the real one since he fought him already and knows his reiatsu. But hey who knows its all speculation on my part.
it sounded too much like a fake juha. specially after yamamoto explanation about getting to know a bankai to be able to steal it.
Maybe the blond guy and the real Juha Bach changed appareance or something like that?
And now that Yama-Ji showed all of his bankai, the real Juha Bach will steal it.
And NO ONE will be able to face him (until Ichigo arrives).
Yeah, that would make sense.
I mean, it's been like a month since we've seen the main character so it would be kinda nice to know what's going on with him...
With so much stuff pending right now, I'm really not in the mood to be trolled. I'm hoping this whole body switching thing isn't true and that the REAL buckbeard/leader of the quincies was just destroyed, otherwise, what's the point. Pretty much all of the other SR with the exception of the blond haired guy and the guy fighting Kyoraku have been killed right? I don't want to see something like where the CC bankai gets stolen and all of the soul reapers have to come together to try and stop it like they did in the filler arc when ryuujin jaka was set loose by muramasa...to me it'd be a waste of pages...almost as pointless as the naruto chapter was this week talking about taking dumps and crap (no pun intended)...
Lol it has to be dangai ichigo+vastlord ichigo+fullbring ichigo to defeat real Bach+vollstandig+yama's bankai
Yeah, Juha Bach with Yama-ji's power would be overkill!
It would take a miracle for anyone to survive against that, even Ichigo!
I find it interesting that Yama-ji says that Ichigo's bankai still has a lot of potential.
Does that mean that it's not its final form?
Could he have more abilities with his bankai, kinda like Yama-ji had 4 different abilities with his?
It would be interesting to see something different from Ichigo's bankai than the usual Hax-GT.
Great chapter this week. Yamamoto's Bankai proves to be something entirely amazing. Really glad to see the debut of it and much thanks to Kubo Tite for doing so, after so many long awaited years now....
...regarding the chapter itself, I noticed one thing that occurred that I think many other people overlooked. Yamamoto became increasingly "emotional" ever since, the Vandenreich invaded Soul Society and declared war on them. To me, Yamamoto knows what Juha Bach is capable of and also, knew this man was still alive. As most are stating that Yamamoto is being tricked into unleashing all levels of his Bankai, in order for it to be stolen finally. Also, there was the very final page of the chapter and the words of Juha Bach being spoken as if it were someone else.
To my conclusion of everything that's happened so far, there's not much we all can speculate on, because Kubo has given very little information on Juha Bach. Where he came from originally and his connection to SS or the General Commander. If this is really Juha Bach and he's dying, I suspect that Kubo will take us into another Pendulum Arc situation, 1,000 years ago and give us some insight on this guy.
Now if this is a fake Juha Bach, then this could be a new ability of some sort by Juha, that even the General Commander was unaware of. I know, many of you are using this as an excuse to bring Aizen back, but man, let it go already. He's in prison and sealed up. End of story on that one. Anyhow, very little is know about Juha's abilities as a Quincy and I imagine they could be on a different level than regular Quincies.
There's still a lot of story left on this and I think, Kubo has merely exposed the tip of the iceberg with this entire arc. It's only be about 3 volumes worth of this final story arc and I suspect many more things are going to be revealed and questions answered.
once again, great chapter and I agree with an earlier comment made, the "North" version of Yamamoto's ban kai was special at all. pssh.
I just stated my opinion that there are too many stereotypical plot moves, all favoring a certain direction in the plot. And we probably didn't see him fight yet. So, it looks like there was another Quincy who could stand against Ryuujin Jakka. That's what I call inconsistency. If someone can hold his own against Captain-Commander's Shikai, his master will definitely have to be as OP as you are suggesting.
And I shouldn't argue about "not fighting him directly" thing.
After all, I cannot stand cheap acts like this, especially when they are performed by characters of pure arrogance, like Aizen, and now Bach.
But yes, you are right. From a rational perspective, it's the right move.