'Royal Guards get the job done' edition.
Spoilers from BA:
The royal guards all fallen
Ichigo and co arrived at the royal palace (*ichigo....always~~~~such....good....timing =-='' *)
Yh meets soul king.
>King of pansies finally finds who he is looking for
Two happening in one chapter, cool. Then again, the main character appearing shouldn't be a fucking "happening" thing in the first place.
Who else thinks the soul king has some magical voodoo up his sleeve? Or do you think he's just a helpless deity for whatever reason?
Could be either one at this point.
For one thing soul king could have more OP powers than yhwach. Or he could be a (like you said) helpless deity
Yhwach is probably going to take soul kings place leading to ichigo fighting yhwach and then ichigo takes title of soul king and the series ends.
What gets me is that for plot reasons, Ichigo is going to have to fight Yhwach, so the soul king is either helpless, not up to par with his strength, or Yhwach has got some magical device that's sole purpose is to fuck the soul king.
Almost forgot about glasses-kun.
Ichigo will probably win him over with the power of friendship. They tag team on yhwach/soul king depending on which one screws the other over with their "I had this planned all along" plan.
A lot happening in just one chapter.
Here's to hoping that Ichigo is too late and Yhwach becomes the new Soul King, or that Yhwach at least says some more cryptic shit.
Nobody dies in Bleach.
Soul King is Yhwach's father
>Soul King is Yhwach's father
>Ichigo finishes him off with one lass getsuga tenshou
>the large blast caused by it looks like a crucifix
>Ichibei can revive himself if you call his name
Where were you when Kubo saved Christmas?
>chapter literally called "Soul King Dies"
>Soul King dies
Didn't even realise there'd be any Bleach this week, but sweet. Why are chapters 16-17 pages a week now? It's not like three extra pages would be too much for our brains to process. So little already happens every chapter.
But eh, whatever. The only thing that surprised me is how easy it was for rape monk to return. The fact that the rest of the Royal Guard jobbed off-screen didn't surprise me in any way. That's just Kubo being Kubo.
However, I gotta say I wonder how Kubo is gonna handle this. I doubt he's gonna let Ichigo beat Yhwach yet, and he certainly won't let anyone else beat him. I really figure he's going to make Ichigo job and then go through training yet again, as he always does. It's the Kubo trope after all. How will he do this, though? Yhwach is basically where he needs to be. It's not like Aizen who had a few steps left to go, so he could go and train in the TotalllynotHyperbolicTimeChamber.
What kind of bullshit way will he find for Ichigo to job first, proceed with a training arc, for Ichigo to completely demolish Yhwach afterwards?
>Royal guards jobbed offscreen
Fucking they all look like a fucking joke compared to the monk.
Now the 4 elite guards will get jobbed like bitches too, either to Ichigo or shitty weaker shinigamis down in soul society which will make zero sense.
Should of just let based monk solo those 4 elite guards while those other useless royal guards by time.
From what Aizen, Urahara, Yhwach and the Monk said about him, he's supposed to be a nexus for the worlds - the worlds can't exist without him.
My guess is that every world was the same once, and he sealed himself inside that coffin so they could be separated. He gets out or dies - worlds unite.
>It's time for Ichigo to realize all the lies and leave SS in the dust.
I'm kinda thinking it could be possible that nobody really knows what will happen when the SK is killed, so they all just theorized that shit would hit the fan and rolled with it for the last several thousand years.
>Why is Soul King crystallized
CALLING THIS SHIT
CALLING THIS SHIT SO HARD RIGHT NOW
>Kubo steal from Nurutu and Attack on Titan
>As the Soul King die he tell everyone that he left Whole Piece between the Human world and the Shinigami's
>Ichigo decided he find it and be the next Soul King
>Another 50 years
Kubo is the worst writer in the history of Shounen Jump. His art is amazing, but the guy couldn't write to save his life.
I kinda agree, while trying to keep his usual pacing, it seems like he is skipping out a lot fo fights and events, it is kinda obious because some fights are happening off-screen and Ichigo going back to SS to practically do nothing and go back to SS, I really wish shounen jump would let Kubo do as he wants in the final arc but it doesn´t seem that way.
So if quincy are descendents from the soul king whats this mean? Hallow, Deathgods and quincy are the same? This shit better not end with ichigo replacing the soul king.....In the end Yhwach been reduced to having daddy issues...
>Twin captains planned this from the start
>Aizen stayed behind so he could stop them
>Soul Society becomes a giant mechanical robot that sucks energy from anyone who isn't immortal
>Ichigo and The Nazi's team up for the greater good
>Implying you know shit about someone elses power
Fuck off Ganju why did he even come along
Believe me or not guys i really like Kubo. I know Bleach is shit now, but i like to eat Kubos shit, maybe its the KUBOOOOO Moments or the hope that Aizen and Grimmjow reappear, but if i could tell Kubo only one thing it would be
to never change Tite
>So if quincy are descendents from the soul king whats this mean?
Maybe, the SK created the SS a Million years ago to advance the evolution of animal souls into higher Souls that eventually became human. But, then a bunch of those dead humans got really strong and decided to live in the SS, but the SK didn't want that, so he created Yhwach to destroy the afterlife by killing him.
The Soul King is always encapsuled in crystal.
I guess this means that we know what the Hougyoku is now. It is based on the soul king and by proxy also Ichigo and Yhwach.
Are you dumb? Togashi is a lazy Artist, but he writes better storys than Kubo and Mashima together, so if he would provide the storyboard ones a months, they could easily make 4 chapters out of it with there drawing skills.
>Soul King is Yhwach's father
I expected something like this. Either Father or brother.
Soul King will teleport Hougyoku - a piece of his crystal - back to him, just like Aizen teleported back to Hougyoku when Gin stole it. And Aizen will come with it, free of the seal.
Aizen is the only thing that can stall Yhwach until Ichigo and co fight through the quincy. He might be an enemy to Soul King, but I very much doubt that he could work with Yhwach.
shit was forshadowed long ago, he probably killed the mother at the palace
Nah, Togashi is lazy, period and I doubt that the he would spend the time that he could use playing Dragon Quest to write manga for them. Good point that if they somehow managed to get Togashi aboard they would manage to stretch what would be 1 chapter in 4.
Nah man, it's just a tool. A simulated Soul King, it has the ability to grant power from itself according to the potential of the recipient, like Ichigo and Yhwach. Besides, it's using Aizen as its vessel and keeping him alive. Without it Aizen doesn't have the physical resillience to be in this fight, all it would take is one clean hit.
I do hope the SK will put up some sort of fight, don't get me wrong, but ultimately he will die and be replaced, as Komamura's great grandfather said would happen.
We still don't know what Ichigo's bankai will end up looking like. Until Ywachgetsu and Zangetsu merged, Zangetsu, his shinigami power, took on the form of hollow powers. Does that mean his bankai is likely to look similar to the Horned Hollow Ichigo form?
Kubo has changed Ichigo's power and power dynamics around so much that we don't even know what thematic belongs to what. I actually believe Mugetsu was Letzt Stil with traces of shinigami/hollow power. There's some plot holes, like how Isshin would know about it, but it could be Kisuki and/or Masaki let him know that Ichigo would likely learn something like a Letzt Stil.
Urahara, especially, always happens to know everything. He knows Ichigo is part Quincy, and as such he might have guessed that Ichigo would be able to learn something similar to Letzt Stil/Quincy Final Form. And after all, the form his power took on during the Dangai training, before he learned "The Final Getsuga" was that of Tensa Zangetsu (which we now know is his Quincy power) with traces of Hollow Ichigo (which we now know is the actual Zangetsu) like parts of the mask and all. I'm sure that form was a personification of his power. Which means Mugetsu = Quincy Letzt Stil + a bit of Hollow Ichigo/Zangetsu power.
>Togashi could definetly at least write one page a month
I wonder if Ishida can beat up Ulquiorra now.
Also we saw the fullbringers and grimmjow appear. Where the fuck they at.
>why do they even need ganju?
Maybe it'll be revealed that his sister (Kukaku) taught him a way to transport more people into the RR without the canon, but he needs to be there to set-up the link.
From what I noticed, it started happening around the tail end of the Fake Karakura arc. Since then, it's only become worse. I don't think it was that bad before that. Especially during Soul Society arc. Could be that I'm wrong, though. Haven't checked it out in a long time.
This is just getting hilarious.
>yhwach can't be killed because supposedly he knows everything that will happen and therefore can counteract it (wot)
>ichibei just needs someone to say his name when he dies, and therefore can't be killed permanently
not another final form of ichigo. Please. That's all I'm asking
Ahaha, I just remembered we haven't seen that faggot since he got hyped up to be as strong/stronger than Unohana and then nearly jobbed to a Sternritter kid, only to get fucked up by Bambietta's slutsquad.
poor Kenpachi. How he lost to that bunch of bitches is beyond me. I mean sure, he had just fought against a child who was able to fight by using
HIS IMAGINATION JESUS CHRIST KUBObut hell, he's fucking Kenpachi.
>I think I'm the only one who'd rather Bleach than One Piece.
not really, his panel layout is convulted, his art is messy, his jokes are repetitive and stopped to be funny a lot time ago, it has an amazing world building but it just waste so much time on unnecessary stuff, there is a lot what bleach does wrong as well but at least it doesn´t give you eye cancer and the presentation and art helps to deal with the low pacing.
This made me almost drop it as the Quincy half thing for Ichigo.
It's gonna happen. First his Zangetsu's bankai (will resemble Horned Hollow Form a lot) and Völlstandig (will resemble Mugetsu a lot) will be separate, and he'll take on Yhwach for a while by changing between Hollow/Shinigami power and Quincy power to do damage. Then he will finally be able to merge the two powers, mixing them into one single form that resembles the best qualities of both forms, before he will assrape Yhwach.
Normally, I would say: "The ability to spam Mugetsu in a Völlstandig form? Too OP. But after what we've seen, what level Yhwach is currently at, even before absorbing the powers of the elite Sternritters back into himself and going back to his full power, he'll need to be able to spam "fuck you" missiles (Mugetsu) to even be able to take him on. It's crazy.
as much as I love one piece, I don't think I've ever laughed to one of the jokes. I smiled, that's true, but nothing more.
about the art, it's really messy but I honestly don't mind it
If Jhwach predicted this from the beginning, then why was he surprised during his fight? He should have known everything about his abilities and what would happen during the fight.
True, true. I'm being too hard on poor Ken-chan. Really, though, before his training, he assraped 3 lower Sternritters with ease. And then he has a training where it's claimed that his actual power was locked away, and that he was severely weakened. Then after unlocking that power again, he has issues with just one stronger Sternritter. He got hyped up too much.
rip in pepperoni Meninas. Your titties were great.
jesus christ. Not even crazy monk managed to defeat yhwach. I know it's going to happen, but if Ichigo defeats him all alone I swear to fucking god... If Urahara somehow does all the work then I'm okay with that
Ichigo's new power is still gonna be super speed and strenght. but for some reason his future will be invisible because "people draw their own destiny" bullshit, so they'll have to defeat him with no tricks, just getsuga spam.
Well, I wonder if he would have been appointed to join the elites up at the Soul King's palace, hadn't he died? Plus, this is just one of Yhwach's powers that he can use without any issue. One that Ichigo will have to be able to just wave away, and Kenpachi had major issues with it. Kenpachi still got hyped up too much.
Oh hell no. I'd be okay with teaming up to defeat Yhwach, although as Ichigo is growing to become a god (again), he'll probably do the job solo.
To the Urahara idea. Fuck that guy, seriously. He better not appear at the last second to steal the glory again.
Look at it this way: The only thing that actually damaged Kenpachi was the void of space, which functions by physics, not reiatsu. So really, the damage Kenpachi suffered would be the same amount of damage anyone would have suffered. Strenght just wasn't a factor here.
Think about what Kubo is trying to say here: Kenpachis power transcends Imagination itself.
>ichigo obtains quincy's rifle
>that rifle shoots with mugetsus with speed of Licht Regen
goddamn that guy died (I guess?) like a poor bastard. And he was so cool
This is mangastream, but with context its obviously the statement referred to by >>118876239
a lot of speculation is possible at this point, I mean it could be that the soul king gave the shinigamis their power in the first place, what would explain why bach can do that as well or the soul king created everything and bach knows that and him calling the soul king "father" was a figurative way to say that the soul king is the creator of everything.
It makes you wonder why the shinigamis can "heal" the hollows while the quincy destroy their existence, causing an unbalance, I mean Bach gave them the power to do so in the first place, so maybe that was part of his plan.
> Sorry I am strong
> We're getting the cover after this chapter
The other characters, Yoruichi, Ganju, Orihime, Chad, The Fullbringers, Yoruichi's brother, the Vizards (that remain), Ukitake and Shunsui will probably take on the Elite Sternritters and Haschwald (Shunsui again, if not Ukitake as well).
Ishida will betray Yhwach (a la Gin) and then die/nearly die. If he doesn't die, he'll be incapacitated for a bit.
Ichigo will take on Yhwach one-on-one for a while, which sort of works with his new power, until the Elite Sternritters are on the verge of dying, and the people fighting them are exhausted/incapacitated. Then Yhwach absorbs their powers and kills them and becomes final boss. If Ishida isn't dead, he'll use his own The Asspull powers and double-team him with Ichigo.
Eventually, they'll manage to defeat Yhwach with the power of "muh mamoru", and then the chapter cuts to the Soul King, who had been presumed dead all this time. The Soul King's seemingly dying body then struggles to lift itself from the ground, but after a few seconds, it manages. The Soul King then slowly lifts his head to look up at the people watching him with shock, only for reality itself to shatter and break into little pieces, revealing that he was Aizen all along.
With sadistic glee, he calls out:
That's nice, but can he even dream to defeat Santa Claus? and I'm not talking about fat, old, "abloblobloo kids don't believe in me anymore" coke selling Santa Claus. I'm talking about the true Spirit of Christmas Santa Claus, all seeing entity of the omniverse, delivering toys in the past, present and future of all sentient beings, from Darkseid to Fred Flintsones, fully supercharged by the universe children that believe in him from the bottom of their heart and sang his praise all night long, with total control of the infinity gauntlet, the mana tree and his enchanted sleight. Elves on amphetamine working with not a single flaws in the script, his financial toy factory empire at full power powering up with all the tech toys he needs and desires, Rudolph at the top of its health proud leader of the reindeer team, and his wife and kids totally supporting his mission, with the happiness of a full orphanage full of black crippled Christian blind little girls with syphilis, cancer, Aids and ebola hoping for a puppy friend from the bottom of their heart before dying at stake, during a white christmas and satiated with milk and cookied prepared with the pure power of love of a million children, mastering literally every positive technique and spells any medium in the universe depicted him to have in the past 2000 years, while the opponent has its name ont he naughty kid list?
He can apparently steal power from people who call his name, if Yhwach figured that out after doing it, then he wouldn't let Ichibe have the opportunity to get resurrected if/when he died.
Soul King maintains a pretty fucked up cosmology. Surely he is the demiurge.
>he stole some of Ichigo's power
>then tells him to go and fight Yhwach
THANKS PRIEST KUN. I WONT BE UNDERPOWERED AGAINST THE UNBEATABLE RAPE ENGINE THAT JUST FUCKED YOU POINTLESSLY IN THE ASS WITH NO EFFORT.
madara is no contest for this red fat fuck
I think you might be onto something here...
Ichigo losing against Yhwach, and then Ichibei returns with his power, and gives it to Ichigo in the form of a new name.
Shit, this sounds so Kubo that it must be true.
>Well, I wonder if he would have been appointed to join the elites up at the Soul King's palace, hadn't he died?
Probably not. Askin outright said letting Gremmy go to SS made all the Quincies nervous. Imagine if Gremmy got to go to the palace and tried that meteor shit. It'd potentially fuck up Ywach's whole plan. Imaginary Man was way too big of a liability to be one of the elite.
Maybe it would kill anyone else because Ichibei requires a lot of power to regain life.
Yhwach is the offspring (either just spiritually or literally) of an almighty, supernatural being that is said to be above all and anything, sent to the human world (Earth), where he, as a baby, more than a 1000 years ago, performed miracles for people.
>Hollow is like Poison to Quincy
>But by stealing the Shinigami's power Bankai we can neutralize it
>Yhwach is a Vizard
>While using Quincy Last standing
>Together with his Full Bring power
>who the fuck would have a child with this albino cross-eyed motherfucker?
Also, X also refers to Christ. Since Ichigo is Yhwachs "son", that would make him Jesus.
Ichigo will die for our sins, end soul reincarnation and let those worthy enter paradise - a compromise between the current soul cycle, and the Quincy way of soul extermination.
Spoilers for next week: Yhwach can't seem to kill Soul King. "Why aren't my attacks reaching you?"
[Black page with white text] "...since when were you under the impression that you were attacking the Soul King?"
Hate to do this but the editors are retarded:
Yeah, I'm just not gonna trust that "source" as the arbiter on whether an androgynous character is male or female.
>So this is the power of The Heart, eh?
>Ichigo power level with the power or friendship to defeat YMCA
>When he connects the last hit, Ichigo is back to fighting Aizen
>It was an ilusion made once Aizen managed to touch him with his sword
We're gonna get a Shaman King ending aren't we?
>Ichigo and crew fail
>Ywach gets his fourth iris and becomes the new soul king
>realizes how petty all this is and everything goes back to normal
EXCEPT FOR ONE THING...the Kubo twist...
He creates a new dimension where all souls go too where his subjects (the Quincy) fill the same role as the Shinigami did while the Seireitei becomes a new Hueco Mundo analog. Implications are made that this happened before, with Hollows being the old Soul Kings subjects and Hueco Mundo being the end all for souls
Time is a flat circle, everything we've ever done we'll do over and over again.
>Orihime isn't allowed to heal the monk
>he steals power from Ichigo before sending him off to fight super jewish nazi antichrist
Why do you do this Kubo?