I don't think it's a spoiler anymore since I am going to go back 3 weeks to the revelation of the Captain Commanders Bankai, if you don't wanna read anymore after this, plox don't
Anyway, on to the topic I wanted to discuss.
Yamamotos bankai is pretty much the opposite of Toshiros, it's fire and it dries out all the air making Toshiros bankai and zanpaktou useless.
This worries me, as you might have figured hes kind of a favorite of mine and with the attacking Quincy's strength and Toshiros young age this really gives me no hope of my favorite characters survival.
Did Yamamoto doom Toshiro when he used his bankai?
i dont think he will have many problems regarding the use of bankai since his was already stolen from the begining. since it basically is the soul of the zanpaktou and that soul is stolen he shouldn't be able to even open his shikai.so yama-jii's bankai will not effect him.(i know he said i cant use hyourinmarou but...) besides i dont think some1 who actually manages to become captain will be that useless without the usage of bankai. there are still other techniques he should be able to utilise.if he dies, or couldnt even manages to weaken the oponent i will seriously start to doubt his genius status.
He still has kidos and pure sword+reiatsu fighting left. On the other hand, his opponent has quincy techniques and his yet unrevealed special ability, but no stolen bankai. Toshiro just needs to fight Kenpachi style or strategically, then he'd win with that.
http://www.mangahere.com/manga/bleach/v53/c496/15.html. Scar face for Hitsu, Girl for Koma, Nodt for Byakuya, and Mask for Soi fon.
Since Yama has discarded his Bankai, Hitsu will be able to use his Zanpaktou again. About the chance of Hitsu surviving, I bet he will. because of this:
But hitsugaya probably won't die because if he dies kubo dies from a case of outraged fans.
Toshiro will win 100% ... or the fans will stop reading bleach in japan
The one i'm worried about is komamura
Maybe he will win his first fight in this arc
I don't think someone like Hitsugaya, young and popular, will get to be killed so early in this arc, but then again, anything can happen at this point.
Nodt did say byakuya could not possible defeat him with only his shikai after he stole his bankai though. I would think that implies nodt had reason to believe byakuya could indeed use his shikai at that point.
But in all seriousness i doubt he will die, i actually don't think Byakuya is dead because renji still needs to surpass him and what not, BUT if he did die i would kinda love Kubo from the bottom of my heart. Not because i don't like the character but because it would be a bold move for Kubo and would really guarantee that this was a war.
My whole point was that you do not lose your shikai when your bankai is stolen though. Yamamoto merely cancelled both by using his bankai and by deactivating it he maxed out hitsugaya's shikai and bankai.