When a zanpaktou is created, as we see in this chapter- He is in that dark room- I think he is materializing aspects of his zanpaktou into full form. not just that of a sword.
Most Shinigami have the zanpaktou in the form of a weapon- this chapter shows that they can also be manifested into a materialized form without being a weapon.
Also this chapter implies that once a zanpaktou is materialized it is not gone from the shinigami, it is just materialized and still resides within the shinigami as such another manifestation can happen, and another, and another.
The different manifestations seem to have varying personality traits, like the ditzy party girl welcoming group, and the more serious one that kicks afrosan in the back of the head and leads ichigo and renji to the shack of doom, where they are to face the wrath of the zanpaktou-
Hm, the eyes in the dark space... are those the ugly zan spirits?
Tite, you did it again! You ruined my jacking off moment and only to demonstrate that even your breath is a damn Zampakuto.
well , that damn Urahara spending his time with Benihime ....
and Aizen was afraid of his own Bankai ....
To me this 'pit of doom' seems an awful lot like the 'Shattered Shaft' that Ichigo used to regain his Shinigami Powers before going to Soul Society.
i'm excited to see ichigo and renji Zanpakuto after they get out this black hole(pit of doom), they will fight a bunch of Zanpakuto but Zabimaru and Engetsu will be fighting renji and ichigo?..
I still want to see Zangetsu's spirit form new design, I mean Ichigo's Zanpakuto changed after he regained his powers, and I guess Zangetsu's spirit form changed his design too... Found it weird that Ichigo never went to his inner world to meet with Zangetsu right after he got his powers, considering the guy only cares for Ichigo, found it rude
The reason could be that FGT means Zangetsu's death as a zan spirit. I find it hard to believe that... the other option is that it was plot induced.
I can't wait for next chapter, it is going to be amazing with ichigo and renji fighting zapankuto while we will wait for byakuya and riuka to be awaken..
Has anyone thought about what will happen to yamamotos body? Can't be coincidence that is was gone and also mentioned to be just that. I don't really have a good theory unless they do some sort of walking dead stuff a la Edo tensei.
Going on the Yamamoto body topic... I predict they kept his ashes and.... Inoue will revive him. That is all.
I don't recall Back even leaving a trace of his body to even be revived.
After all, I'm sure he has been doing his research, and I'm sure he would not want to see lolRevive from Orhime and her hax powers.