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fake or real?
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Real, now use the other thread you faggot
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>>139737159
Which thread?
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>>139737159
The other thread has reached bump limit.
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>>139737159
It's past bump limit
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>>139737249
>>139737251
So use it until it archives.
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>>139737265
maybe I'll use your mom until it archives, eh?
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>>139737204
>>139698557
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>>139737362
rekt :^)

>>139737158
>inb4 crushed/worn sword is real bankai
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Make up your minds faggots.
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>>139737362
#rekt
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That's not a bankai.
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I need to do my taxes. Instead, I'm waiting for stupid Bleach.
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>>139737362
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>>139737473
7 days anon.
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>>139737487
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Thread migration: Completed.


I also have something in my mind for long... Why the hell was Ichigo saying that he was to become Getsuga (back in Deicide).

Wouldn't it be more like saying 'I will become Zangetsu', but why becoming the name of the attack?
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Yachiru:
"This power is called bankai"
There's like an explosion of reiatsu.
Ken's appearence changes and he becames red.
Ikkaku: What's happening?
Yumichika: Look! Captain's skin...it's red!"
Gerald stares at Zaraki with cold eyes
"Aside from a sudden rise in reiatsu, there're not enough changes to call it a bankai.
What a let down...Surely you can't call that a bankai!
What a shame, Kenpachi Zaraki.
It hurts me to use my sword of hope against the likes of you."
Gerald, raising his sword while facing Zaraki:
"Disappear!"
Zaraki howls like a beast and swings his zan before Gerald can attack.
Gerald's right arm is cut off.
Kenpachi jumps toward him, Gerald tries to defend with his shield, but the shield is cut in half and he's injured on the forehead.
"My...shield?"
Gerald:" Impossible.."
Zaraki attacks him again on the chin, causing him to fall.
Gerald:
"What's this insane power?"
Gerald is now out of the plate and is falling toward SS.
Toshiro: "Shit, he's falling!"
But on Gerald's back two large wings appear.
Gerald "Impossible, impossible, impossible!"
"A mere shinigami has the upper hand against me?
I don't accept it!"
Kenpachi follows him out of the plate.
Gerald grasps his sword with a regenerate arm.
"You were a fool not to run! Be turned into ash!"
But Kenpachi swings his Zan with all his might.
Editor's comment: Cut in half!!
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>>139737540
Because he devoted his entire being to becoming that one final attack. It wasn't just becoming the sword. He put literally everything he had and was into the one strike that would finally defeat Aizen.
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Who /soifon/ here?
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>>139737583
>Not enough changes

Weren't all the Vandenreich informed about Ichigo's "Bankai"? The concept of a Bankai that doesn't provide significant physical change shouldn't be foreign to them.
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>>139737614
She talk too much consider she's a top assassin.
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>>139737469
Funny because Gerard is really going to say this in the chapter according to new spoiler.
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How much do you bet Kenpachis bankai will be the perfect counter to Geralts power?

Kubo is such a shit writer. Made me lose interest even for the beast a long time ago.

I only read it to see it ending at last.
And because Yoruichi. At least he delivered.
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>>139737583
I still don't get where do "imaginary friends" of Yachiru come from.
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>>139737713
According to spoiler its pure violence. How is that a perfect counter? Just cut and maim and sever faster than it regenerates.
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>>139737713

Looks like it's just a berserker mode.
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I'm getting so fucking tired. I think I'm losing the battle against sleep. I waited years for this reveal, and I'm going to miss the hype from the threads.
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>>139737713
>shit writer
>you can literally read the first chapters again and see 1 million connections to 600 chapters later

nice meme
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>>139737755
You got it in reverse.

The 600 chapters later are just reference back to the 1st chapter unresolved plot point.
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>>139737747
>not going to sleep early so you can wake up in the best moment
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Where are you getting these leaks from? Do they have the other jump manga?
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>>139737743
>>139737746

Its obviously not Just That otherwise Kenpachi would still get Hurt for attacking Gérard.

Pls dont defend Kubo...
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>>139737743
At least its not FKT arc straight-perfect-matchup bullshit, at least in this arc some people have fought and lost Captains vs Gerard, Shunsui vs Lille, Urahara vs Askin, Zaraki vs Pernida, before the counter arrived or someone realized their power was a viable counter.

If at some point a counter didn't appear then they'd all die and thats it.
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>>139737747
I don't think anyone is hyped for his bankai though. This shit has been dragged out for way too long.
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>>139737782
How do you know he is not getting hurt? Wait for chapter. We still don't know if he still gets cuts after damaging sword/shield, and maybe he's just become such a beast that won't care much about the received cuts or at least be able to endure them much more.
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>>139737781
Yes of course, which one do you want to know?
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>>139737755
Are There still people surprised by such hack writing techniques?

Omg he talked about it a long time ago its such good writing!!!
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>>139737816
Yu-Gi-Oh One-Shot please.
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>>139737812
>maybe he's just become such a beast that won't care much about the received cuts


Then that would be the perfect counter power like I said...
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>>139737773
>>139737823

He literally proves this wrong with the Zangetsu/Yhwach connection, you can't make that up without proper foreshadowing, which we had unknowningly
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>>139737755

>implying this has anything to do with good writing

nice meme
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shit bankai desu familia
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>>139737775
I use to do that, but lost my way.

>>139737802
Berserker Zaraki sounds pretty hype to me. It suits his character, and in all honesty I was hoping for this kind of reveal. Not just Yachiru is sword reveal, but the bankai is focused on his murderous intent at the cost of his life abandoned.
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>>139737836
is that this week?
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>>139737107
Looks like he got a hole in his chest and is still alive?
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>>139737863
Next youre gonna tell us DB Super is great

Kill yourself fanboy nobody likes you and youre wrong
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>>139737721
They were other sword spirits. It's just unclear if they were the ones of literal who characters/swords or from people we know.
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>>139737931
He's not wrong, you know.
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>>139737931
Coming from someone who probably thinks Wan Piss is the greatest piece of literature in the world, epic

Kill yourself faggot
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>>139737926
Yes. The week of 4/11 (19th issue) and then part 2 will come out on 4/18 (20th issue).
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>>139737540
There are three bleach threadsatm
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>>139738009
fuck that's great I thought the first one was the same week as HxH's return
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>>139738048
One is previous thread for chapter discussion/speculation, already on page 10 because bump limit
Second is not chapter discussion, its some meta shit
This one is discussion/speculation continuation
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where's the gook scan at?
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>>139738105
Yeah I honestly don't care about Jump but since Kazuki Takahashi is drawing again for them and I'm seeing leaks for all these other Jump manga I was wondering if there is a particular source where all the scans come from so I can read the YGO manga.
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>>139738178
the last thread has a link to the place spoilers are posted but, I think those are strictly op and bleach so you may have to wait abit
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>>139737836
I was jocking dude, you gotta wait at least a day more for that as always
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>>139738233
Oh ok so one more day?

I found this website that had the first three pages but I was wondering where I could find more.

weibo.com/u/3170688522/
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>>139738048
>>139738124

Old spoiler thread is finally archived.

No need to keep the butthurt about not posting on it anymore or why should we post in here. Now this is the only spoiler thread.
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>>139737614
>that thong

Hghhhh
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Korean scans are out
http://www.shencomics.com/archives/1630287
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Oh shit
raws are actually here
http://www.mangahop.com/Bleach/669/
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>>139738766
>>139738777
rawmind
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>>139738766
OH GOD GET HYPE
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ZERKER ZARAKI!!
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whew that was action packed
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If Zaraki turned red and got the weird markings on the face plus white eyes, does that mean he is 'undead' now?

I mean, drawing parallels with the Shinigami that were turned 'undead' by Giselle, skin was reddish, eyes were white, and there were markings on the face.

Also Zaraki's sword got a bit smaller and lost the hilt-thing it had on the top. Its lower corner (that makes it resemble an axe or scythe) looks pointier, and the blade itself looks very worn down.
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Did Kenpachi just bit Gerards hand off?
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Kenpachi never looked more badass.
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>>139738992
his zanpaktou looks werird
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Now I can finally sleep. Don't need translations to understand Zaraki has opened the can of whoop ass on Thor here. If he is really in berserk mode, I just hope it doesn't case him to attack his allies. If it does, we might see everyone having to fight Zaraki.

This is my prediction.
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>>139738777
ON THE LAST PAGE LOOKS LIKE HE'S GOT THIRD EYE LIKE AIZEN. NOT LITERAL EYE,BUT THE MARKING ON HIS FOREHEAD IS THE SAME
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>>139739085
Lost weird hairy thing at the top, got a tad smaller, edge looks worn down just like original sealed, lower corner vertex looks much pointier
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his sword looks a lot like the previous zangetsu
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>>139739135
>>139739085
It looks like a meat cleaver.
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Wan Piss just came out on MS

So Bleach is aaat least 2~3 hours away.
Goodbye
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remeber wehn bakais were big, ellaborate constructs like sense depravation chamber, giant snake spine thing, millions of dancing swords, poisonous monster babys..

Now its BAM now i am harder better faster stronger, grew some new clothes, and mabye have some passive bullshit aura.
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Could it be that Zaraki's new skill is similar to the Final Getsuga Tensho?

Not on powerscale I mean (because Ichigo is special as fuck, and FGT power is off the charts, maybe the only other battle with that power will be Yhwach vs Ichigo), but similar as in the wielder 'becoming the sword' and that stuff.

Zaraki's sealed was comparable to other captains' shikais.
Zaraki's shikai was comparable to other captains' bankais.

Could it be that Zaraki's bankai is sort of like a further level of power above what is bankai for the other captains?

If Ichigo could 'become one with the sword', and Isshin knew about such thing and said he could teach him, it means that other Shinigami could technically reach that level of integration with their sword and 'become it', which may also explain why his body literally changed (which is not seen in any other bankai).

The only other sword power that changed the wielders' body itself was FGT.
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>>139739583
No the clothes didn't change, they are torn apart because of the battle. Heck even during this new chapter he loses the top half of the haori because how worn it was.
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>>139739590
>Zaraki's sealed was comparable to other captains' shikais.
>Zaraki's shikai was comparable to other captains' bankais.
You're wrong, sealed he defeated Tousen in bankai.
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>>139739590
>Zaraki's sealed was comparable to other captains' shikais.
why it was just a sword, he was just far above anyone else physically and in spirit pressure
that was the point of his character
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>>139739634
That was because Tousen's bankai was made shit-tier when he used it against Zaraki.

A quick device to make Zaraki seem like a monster.
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>>139739634

In all fairness Tousen only lost because he's all around incompetent and retarded.

His bankai allows him a one hit kill on any enemy and he wastes it cutting up Kenpachi a little first.
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>>139739619
i meant as generaly a slight change in the look of the caracter, as in this case the red skin, in rukias cse the white robe, for renjis faboulous fur decor, etc...
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Chap out :
http://www.z-ani.net/89528
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>>139739841
>sinigami
:'v
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>>139739964
>Knock off that fornicatin' and covetin', yo
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He grew literal horns. There's no doubt that he's an oni.
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>>139739841
I cant wait to read MS' butchered lines
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>>139740023
Those are the muscles on his forehead
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>>139740054
Not here they're not
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So, I havent followed this manga for half a year. Is Ichigo still irrelevant?
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>>139740023
What's an oni, lon-senpai?
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>>139740066

Well they're not horns either.

There aren't horns on any other panel so unless they are 1 inch hornlettes then that's just an overly dramatic drawing of Kenpachi.
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>>139740066
Fuck you're right. What does it mean? Mythology? Stories?
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>>139740066
jesus, he tore his whole arm off like a mastiff mauling a man-sized teddy bear
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MS is out
What the fuck is 'Yaiba II'?
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>>139740087
A savage ogre in Japanese folklore. The term is exchangable with demon, in western myths.
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>>139740066
Holy shit I didn't notice this was Zaraki biting the arm
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>>139739677
desu, Tousens knows his Bankai is kind of shit. Its mostly useful for battling Kaiju-sized opponents and intimidation
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>>139740122

Look at the last panel here >>139738992

the horns are visible, especially the one on the left (our left, not his left).
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that chapter took 4 seconds to read lmao
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I like the mangled shikai sword being the bankai.

Just like Yama's sword went from all good to a charred sword. Charred, but fucking fatal.
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>>139740196
Is that why he was "friends" with Komamura? He was the only person he could beat?
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so is Zaraki gonna lose consciousness after this the rest of the arc, or are the other captains gonna have to get a chain for this wild dog?
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Wasn't bleach supposed to end 4 or 5 years ago? Haven't been following it for some time
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>>139739677
>>139739687

There are still other captains that zaraki could probably fight evenly without shikai, such as Soi Fon, Komamura (pre-power up),Kensei...

You can't really put all captains' bankai at the same level.
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He did grow horns.

HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
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>>139740306
>a literal beast
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>>139739583

Yeah, I'm not really digging most of the new bankai (visually speaking) in this arc. They may be stronger, but they don't feel as inspired as during the soul society arc.
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>build up the character as skeleton themed
>bankai is a red oni
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>>139740267
they probably realized they would be far deadlier together than apart
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http://readms.com/r/bleach/669/3338/1

ITS OUT
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>>139740382
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>>139740382
DEM TEETH THO
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>>139740144
Blade 2
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>This fucking page
and they say kubo is a hack
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>>139740420
I'm on firefox
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>>139740359
Well at least Kubo gave us a spooky skelly Zaraki back when Unohana kept corroding and healing him.


Also what are the chances Zaraki came from hell itself?
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>I am severlely disappointment.

What did he mean by this?
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>>139740337
The only thing Kubo puts effort into these days is the clothes for characters on color spreads, and even then...
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>>139740442
THIS CHAPTER WAS TOO. FUCKING. SHORT.

KUBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>139740457
>>139740459
Well at least it hasn't gone full niggerstream I think.
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>>139737863
How was Zangetsu/Yhwach forshadowed in the beginning?
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>>139740442
Ah, those were not markings. Those are the horns' shadows. Fuck.

Most likely the thing in the middle isn't a space/hole for an eye, its just some sort of shadow/hole because of facial muscles being pushed together by the horns emerging.
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>>139740478
Bleach gets colorspread once a year now
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>>139740459

It's another one of his powers
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>>139740494
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>>139740459
I can't tell if this is a typo or if they're memeing with "Son I am disappoint". Probably the latter, knowing that shitty site.
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>>139739634
Tousen's bankai is pretty damn powerful, the problem is that it's a a gimmicky de-buff bankai. I mean, if you can deprive your enemy of both their ability to see and hear, it would usually be GG. But it doesn't actually make Tousen any stronger. And Tousen's biggest problem is that he didn't have enough strength to kill Zaraki, and inside that little debuff bubble of his bankai, all Tousen has is his normal shinigami skills and a sealed zanpakuto.

So it's biggest weakness is that if anyone defence is great enough to resist a cut from Tousen using a sealed Zanpakuto (or any Kido he might use), it's a useless bankai. But if he could feasibly kill them with a sealed sword, then its incredibly powerful
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what a fucking disappointment

shit bankai, shit fight, shit chapter that can be read in 45 seconds
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well, now it makes sense that Unohana died for this.
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>>139740496
Boy, if anything was truly foreshadowed, its that.

Some other stuff may have not really been foreshadowed, like Kubo going back to pick up stuff left unresolved again and resolve it and make it look like foreshadowing.

But the Yhwach/Quincy Ichigo stuff is one of the things that has been planned from the very beginning.
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Zaraki is the only shinigami with a physical transformation as his bankai right?
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>>139739634
>>139739654

Zaraki's sword, like Ichigo's, is in constant shikai. His shikai was just shitty because he didn't know the blade's name until a relatively recent point.
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Kenpachi has evolved into a berserker.
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>this 30 second chapter will sell millions

KUBOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>139740643

Bya-kun says no
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>>139740639
Rukia turns into actual ice.
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>>139740639
>Rukia
>Ichigo
>Renji
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Kenpachi is going berserk probably gonna turn on his allies. But don't worry Yachiru is riding on his back ready to intervene and bring him back to his senses
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>>139737204
This doesn't make any sense. If he's that strong, that bite would have just gone through Gerard's finger. Kenpachi wouldn't be able to hold on to it and then apply enough force to pull off his arm while the hand stays intact.

I guess Kubo wanted to show off how savage Kenpachi is now by using his mouth.
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>>139740572
Even if you hate kenpachi. You have to admit the art in this chapter is good.
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>>139740566
Tousen's bankai also stifled the ability to sense reiatsu. There was legitimately no reason for him to be a generalist. With a Bankai like that the only logical path to pursue is Kido corps. Think about how Tessai/Aizen/Urahara/Yamamoto drop high level kidos. Shits not entirely useless. And when you have all the time in the world to recite the full incantation and your opponent can't see it coming you only stand to profit.

Tousen's biggest weakness was that he was a retard that didn't minmax.
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>>139740722

No she lowers her temperature to absolute zero and freezes in the process.
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>>139740730
Yeah does he have a sense of self right now?
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So what now

Thor survived and Shinji saves the day? Or X amount of chapters on taking down Oni Kenpachi?
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Amazing art but
>Tensa Nozarashi
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>>139740705
Bya-kun knows shit.

>>139740730
You need to cut one of its horns. The only issue is that they are fuck-small.
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>>139740758
>Tousen's biggest weakness was that he was a retard
a common weakness in bleach
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This is a good day for kenpachi fans.
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>>139740765
They are falling together now
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>>139740611
Most of he stuff in that picture is nowhere near qualificable as foreshadowing. In fact, I'd say that only the shadow part counts, everything else is stuff that can be applied to any shinigami (or vizard for the things regarding the hollow).
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>>139740730
I want to see Zaraki fight Byakuya. Kubo has been teasing us for years.
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so the little blade looks a hell of a lot like 1st gen Zangetsu

in fact, the entire thing is eerily reminiscent of 1st Gen Zangetsu/Tensa Zangetsu
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>>139740494

See
>>139740611
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>>139740267
>>139740196
What? A large monster would be the worst opponent for Tousen since it can just smash everything in the vicinity without the need to be accurate. Tousen's Bankai is useful for killing glass cannon humanoids.
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Kenpachi looking like Shin Akuma damn.

This chapter is the GOAT. No bullshit just a beast like brawl
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>>139740611
I really doubt it. Kubo tied it together well, though. I'm sure he's had it planned since he was planning Yhwach, but from the beginning? I doubt it.
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>>139740816
Who is? The platform is still there
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So his Bankai is just getting stronger? No special ability or anything?
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>>139740856
And turning into a demon breh
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>>139740827
Reminded me of final getsuga tenshou ichigo.
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>>139740827
Yachiru was witnessing the first battle between Ichigo and Ken. She might've seen bachgetsu and took inspiration.
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>>139740770
>>139740827
>>139740856
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>>139740818
Yes, obviously the whole

"Where is Zangetsu?"
"I am Zangetsu"

Wasn't made with the old man being actually Yhwach in mind, it was just a coincidence I bet
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>>139740839
shit, I meant to say Komomura, my bad senpai
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This is so fucking Bloodborne. I dig it.

>that short broken weapon
>blood skin
>beast form

I hope Kubo won't leave us hanging on the name of the bankai and its power.
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>>139740856
Who needs a special ability when you can just straight up rip people to shred? Kenpachi has finally become the monster that Mayuri described him to be in the Nnoitra fight. Get in his way, and you'll get eaten up.
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>>139740732
yeah but for the amount of hype there was built up to this moment? it was an extreme letdown to just get pigmentation change, dropping to all fours and a fucking meat cleaver added with retard strength
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>>139740856
He seems to have chopped off Gerard's arm by shouting. He's Dovahkiin now.
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>>139740827
Yfw you realize that little sword is Yachiru
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>>139740856
Why would kenpachi bankai have any special ability? He is all about raw power. Just like the rest of the 11th division. He will despite his zanpaktou if it has any kido or hax ability.
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>bankai turns him into a demon
meh. fitting, yet disappointing
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>>139740856
He literally turned into an Oni, probably boosts his overall stats
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>>139740726
Ichigo and Renji don't transform into anything.
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>>139740856
special abilities are for fuccboi's. Byakuya and Icefag were getting rekt with their fancy-schmancy sword abilities before a real man showed up and took charge
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>>139740932
He actuallt bit it.
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>>139740932
See >>139740186
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>>139740960
Don't be a fool, he didn't move from his spot when Gerard's arm fell off.
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Kenpachi bankai is probably incomplete. He haven't even say the bankai name yet.
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>>139740933
>He's not even full power yet because yachiru isn't grown up
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>>139740942
Ichigo's clothes change. Renji just gets an armor, not unlike Hitsugaya.
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>>139740903
No, I know. Komamura's Bankai is huge bruh. Unless Tousen's Bankai can be adjusted to have a different range, which is completely possible, he'd get wrecked by a few random swings.

And remember, even with his Hollow transformation power-up, Tousen had trouble wounding Komamura's Bankai. Cuts that would chop a normal guy's arm off will only leave shallow wounds in the giant because... it's just strong as fuck.
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>>139740984
specifically, he bit Thor's hand, then used that as leverage to rip the entire arm off
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>>139740827
You could say both are very basic power beasts. Neither of them has any training as other shinigami do.
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HE STOPPED A DIRECT PUNCH FROM A GIANT

WITH
HIS
TEETH

HE STOPPED AN ATOMIC BOMB PUNCH FROM A GIANT GOD

WITH HIS BARE TEETH

WITH HIS MOUTH

JESUS!
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>>139740984
Anon, c'mon. You can clearly see the bite, and how he moves his head when he rips off M's arm.
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>>139740954
Icefag was getting rekt. Byakuya hasn't used Bankai yet, still just Shikai.
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>>139740896
>Wasn't made with the old man being actually Yhwach in mind, it was just a coincidence I bet

It wasn't a coincidence, but it wasn't a reference to Yhwach either. It was about the fact that when you become a vizard your hollow takes the place of your zanpakuto's spirit, which is why white Ichigo says "I am zangetsu". He'd have said that even if zangetsu was a normal spirit and not Yhwach.
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>>139740984
he's fucking biting it right on the page you idiot
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>>139740442
Black things are not hors, gray (red) things on top cutting into his hairline are horns, for those that still don't see them.

Still, since they do look like markings, my first thought after seeing him was "Zaraki bankai turns him into Lobo". Which seems pretty good comparison considering skin color change and ripping off arm with his teeth.
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>>139740144
Yaiba is 'blade'. Which is weird because they normally translate the titles unless there's some kind of meaning behind it.
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Ah I see now why its called 'Sword II', the original 'Sword' is 577, when Shikai was released.

>>139740910
Ever since Bloodborne was released I keep seeing Nozarashi in the Saw Cleaver.
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>>139741040
>Byakuya hasn't used Bankai ye
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Zaraki's Bankai might be broken because he used it against Unohana without realizing and broke it.
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Is this the only cool thing that has happened in Bleach in forever? Kubo even managed to make Urahara's bankai boring, I guess you can always rely on based Zaraki.

Anyway, it's back to boring shit now.
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>>139740509
Fucking well spoted
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>train the guy in Kendo for a million years
>just give him an axe ECKS DEE

KUBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>139740827
Straight out of Bloodborne. That's so neat.
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>>139740856

yes and that is what have been to Kenpachis character, so it fits.
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>>139740986
I bet he won't even get to say it.
Not even explain its powers like others do.
He's a monster and as such he can't talk.
The power seems to be self explanatory.
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>>139741069
Is that really his Bankai? I don't see the hilt so it must be...

I was hoping he'd have a new, upgraded Bankai since his Shikai got upgraded.
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>>139741091
There is still aizen bankai.
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>>139741021
HOLY SHIT HE BIT A GIANTS FUCKING ARM OFF
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>>139741021
How would the anime handle this scene
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>>139741103
>train the guy in Kendo for a million years

You mean literally one day, Mr. Speedreader?
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>>139740790
I know right
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>>139740382
Where is Yaiba I? Is there going to be another flashback chapter?
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>>139740823
There is no way byakuya even stand a chance anymore. Even if he had gotten stronger in the royal realm.
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Kenpachi, one of the most Badass Manga/Anime Characters.

To sad that we might not see that chapter ever as anime episode.....
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>>139741054
According to Mangastream, Kubo puts titles in english almost always. This time he wrote it literally in japanese.

The 'Blade' chapter title (when he released the shikai against Gremmy) seems to have been written in English (or at least in Mangapanda it sows up in english, maybe it was japanese and they tranlated it).
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>>139741134
>pierrot

poorly
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>>139741141
A million years sound way cooler than one day
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>>139741181
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>>139741107
In that particular image he looks like the Chapel Dweller.
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>>139741161
Byakuya's a dead man walking, he lost his stomach to As Nodt. Only thing thats keeping him alive is will and the rejuvinating riatsu of the healing spring. He won't be around much longer now
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>>139741069
Byakuya is also a beast right now who could go 1 on 1 with any espada, I am gonna assume Kenpachi is above full hollow Ichigo now
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>>139741149
There was already a chapter named The Blade but it was in english. This one is in japanese.
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>>139741123
His zan disintergrated after getting hit by final getsuga, so we prolly won't be seeing his bankai nor shikai.
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>>139740459
He foreshadowed that his arm will be cut from the sleeve.
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>>139741210
not only is Knepachi not a million years old

But he was only trained for one day because Yamamoto was afraid of him
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>>139741149
Yaiba == Blade
'Blade' (I is always ommited), was the chapter when he released the sword against Gremmy.
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>>139741232
>who could go 1 on 1 with any espada

I think Byakuya right now could probably go 3 on 1 with any Espada considering he took down 3 Sternritter with no trouble at all with Shikai.
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>>139741103
>for a million years

Level 0 reader detected
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Kubo has to stop this shitty Sternritters getting covers and let Shunsui and Zaraki get covers during this arc already.
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>>139741251
You having troubles there, Mr. Racetyper?

A million years still sounds way cooler
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>>139741217
I see, so back then they either translate it or kubo wrote it in english.

At least this time they didn't translate it and put a note saying that the titles are usually in english.

Do you have all MS old chapters? Or where do you access them?
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>>139741274
>>139741232

I can't see how his bankai could help him against this.
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>>139741337
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>>139741375
They dodged one cero from a giant slow guy. How about a thousand from a mega fast Starrk?

And how would Byakuya even deal with Barragan?
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>>139741329
Took a minute

Clearly, nobody back then figured out that there could have been some meaning to leaving title untranslated
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>>139741226
>mfw Byakuya is Bruno Buccelatti
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>>139741116
wait, when did Byakuya's shikai get upgraded?

Also if one Bankai is really developed in the series, that must be Byakuya's. It has a plethora of powers, and Byakuya controls it pretty well.

The reason why Renji got an upgrade it was because he was not completely familiar with it, didn't know its whole name (which the monk teached him what it was really like). So in a sense Renji didn't got upgraded, just got to know the real bankai. Rukia got straight to learning the name and mastering it fast.

Byakuya is already really familiar and has mastered it, so there's no help he can get from monk.
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>>139741337
Not many hype moments left in bleach aside from ichigo bankai and hopefully second release grimmbro.
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>>139741481
Pretty much. The only reason he's back is to give Ichigo and Rukia his blessing
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>>139737614
She's great, but there is not enough good porn of her that isn't yuri.
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>>139741450
Yammy might have missed with one cero.

But Starrk missed with hundreds
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>>139741275
You know what the nips say about Level 0.

>insert Yammy.jpg
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>mfw Miracleman is sliced in half and falls to SS, landing on top of Aizen and destroying the chair
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not sure if Asura or Oni. anyways,

MEMORIES BROKEN,
THE TRUTH GOES UNSPOKEN
I'VE EVEN FORGOTTEN MY NAAAMEEEEEEEE
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>>139740790
reminds of the rose bankai
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>>139741548
>it'd take a miracle to break Aizen's chair

sounds kubo enough for me
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>>139737614
2nd best girl
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>>139739583
So Kyoraku and Urahara bankai weren't big, ellaborate constructs that did lots of different fuckery instead of just buffing stats?

Like, what are you on?
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>>139741457
So MS did translate it...

But, where did you get the previous MS scan? They don't host chapters that further back.
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>>139740537
"Shit" is a pretty common exclamation in Japan.
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So the rule that Byakuya mentioend to Ichigo about bankai being big things, not something smaller than the shikai is now bullshit? Ichigo's fake bankai was smaller because, well, it was fake. But now Nozarashi's bankai blade is way smaller than its shikai. Fuck, it's actually cut in half.
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My bet is that Zaraki aint "human" soul to begin with, something like Komamura transformation, but on reverse
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>>139741693
well they were always renting about how he truly was a demon
you get what you ask for
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>>139740643
That's debunked already. Nigger, do you not read Bleach and just skim over the pictures?
The cleaver Ichigo had was proven to not be shikai (or a Zanpakutou at all) as well, as it was projected by his inner Nazi.
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>>139741682
I think the sword itself is just busted up, and the bankai is the berserk mode
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>>139741613
Visually speaking, Kyoraku's bankai only did something impressive (again, "visually") when both him and the howl guy ended up drowing in water. Other than that, it only applied wounds on the enemy.

Urahara had the giant woman yes, but she pratically did nothing, to the point that Kubo didn't even include her in the panels during most of the fight.
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>>139741718
That would be cool turn of even actually. Like, he is literally demon
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>>139741732
>projected by his inner Nazi

I chuckled.
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>>139741732
Im pretty sure Kubo is about to double neg on that comment

Something along the lines of

Kenpachis sword is always in Shikai. With Nozarashi being his bankai, and what we just saw in this chapter being Nozarashis true power
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>>139741682
I'm pretty sure the blade is still the shikai while the oni form is the bankai. I think the bade was broken by Gerard in the last chapter.
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>>139741021
He's gonna eat his body ain't he?
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>>139741760
You are missing the point. The point being that Shunsui bankai would apply to everyone within range
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>>139741760
And poison baby the first time around did nothing but be big and spew poison.
Komamura bankai did nothing but be a visually big and strong dude.

Get your shit straight. The abilities of Kyoraku and Uraharas bankai are in no sense worse than Tousens bankai, or others. They have neat special effects and some big thing to keep them company.

The only really boring ones are SoiFon, Hitsugaya and now Zaraki, unless Zaraki's bankai isn't done being shown yet and has something else up his sleeve.
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>>139741682
Byakuya was just being foolish and arrogant. There's other Bankai's that are fairly compact, like Yamamoto, Kensei, Gin's when its compressed.

It's worth noting that most Captains will have only seen a couple of their peers' bankai, and that would only really happen if a) they trained a subordinate, b) sat on a captain's exam, or c) were really close to another captain.

Byakuya doesn't fit any of those, so chances are he hasn't seen a single bankai of another captain and has probably only heard rumors of them. Large expansion seems to be the norm, so it's likely he misinturpreted "bankai are usually large" to "bankai are all ways large"

that and it's probably a retcon by Kubo
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>>139740442
I love this chapter to death, Kenpachi is the saving grace of Bleach imo, and the art on this page is great.

But fuck me, I can't bloody unsee the Hitler moustache under Zaraki's nose.
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"There's nothing I cannot cut." - Zaraki
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>>139741794
Nice fanwank you have there.
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>>139741899
Not "wank" its a legitimate observation
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>>139741718
>>139741769
What if he crawled out of Hell as a child/baby?
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>>139741800
> I think the bade was broken by Gerard in the last chapter.

nah, it seemed to be bigger than now.

>>139741855
No, you are missing the point of what the other guy meant. What you are talking about would fall under the "bullshit passive aura" he mentioned. He was prabably complaining about how the bankai look like, not what they do.
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tl;dr of people opinion toward Zaraki's bankai please ?
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>>139740611
>>139740818
>>139740851
Ichigo was surely planned to be a Quincy, at least as a possibility, from early on, his hollow powers were largely unexplained, and it appears VERY early that his father and Uryuu's father went way back, other than being both doctors (exactly, from when his father sends people to Ishida's hospital and tells them to say that he sent them, and they will make room).

Not to mention his hollow powers were mostly unexplainable, unless you supposed Urahara shenanigans.
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>>139741948
May explain the small horns.
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>>139741940
No, you're making ASSumptions, nothing more.
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>>139741175
>sad we might not see a mangled and censored anime adaptation

I think you mean happy?
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>>139741682
Bankai is characterized by a great expansion in reiatsu and/or a great effect of some sort on one's surroundings, or weapon. Ichigo went against that because his reiatsu did not expand, it compressed and his sword did grow, it shrank. After seeing how it worked first hand even Byakuya had to admit that it was a bankai.
Kenpachi's reiatsu soared, his blade changed and he gained immense strength, great enough to even grab a giant and push him off a hovering city on a plate in the sky. It may not be complete, but neither are the bankai of any bankai user who hasn't had theirs for at least a decade. Renji, Ichigo, Rukia and now Kenpachi, none of their bankai are perfected yet.
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Next chapter : Gerard is not dead. Zaraki will be to tired to fight after his Bankai stopped. Hirako and the rest of te captains will protect Zaraki's unconcious body and fight Gerard.
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>>139741867
Like I said to the other guy, I don't think this guy>>139739583 was complaining about the abilities, but rather the way they look. Their abilities may be cool (and definitely stronger than the "old school" bankais), but they don't look cool like, for example, Renki's old bankai, Hytsugaya's bankai (dragon armor is cool in my opinion, not boring), even Mayuri's bankai is cool in its weirdness.
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>>139740730
That's literally what happens in Berserk when Guts uses the Berserker armor. The loli keeps him from going crazy.
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SO APPARENTLY ZARAKI BANKAI ACTIVATES SATAN HOLY MOTHER OF CUNTS
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It would be a miracle if Gerard survived this.
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So this was a Hellboy reference, correct? I'm impressed with the presentation this time, we've been told little about it but using Gerard for scale we can clearly see how much stronger Zaraki is in this form compared to a chapter ago.
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>>139742038
>>139741769
To all those faggots asking for a "Hell Arc"
Since when were you under the impression, that Kenpachi isn't the "Hell Arc" itself?
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>>139742061
you're an idiot

you do know that right?
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>>139742024
Thus far I loved it. Simple and badass. I was hoping he would have white hair though.

However I do hope there's more to it than what it seems like. We're talking about a guy who destroyed an entire meteor with a single blow from his shikai so what he's doing now is nothing really amazing. He could have done it using his shikai for all we care.

I hope there is some hax to it. Like if the foe hurts him then it hurts the foe as well. Like Kyoraku's bankai. Or some mystic healing or indestructible skin. If it's just raw power than it's nothing different from what we've seen before.
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>>139742038
Nice catch
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>>139742035
The possibility was there, but the foreshadowing wasn't nearly as much as what that pic implied.

>Not to mention his hollow powers were mostly unexplainable, unless you supposed Urahara shenanigans.

What? Urahara stated that he used a gas that turned spirits in hollows during the second phase of the training. Obviously now we know that isn't the reason for Ichigo's hollow power, but at the time it was perfectly believable for him to become a vizard as a result of that training.
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>>139742220
No, he could'nt have done this with the shikai, well the arm cutting yes, but not the shield cutting, or severing/mauling the arm with just body strength.
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>>139742204
mignola hellboy? not at all really
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>>139742287
he didn't cut the arm he tore it off with his teeth
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>>139741682
I remember last week when I said "but Yamamoto's bankai was small, guys" and everyone jumped on my case claiming shit like area of effect being part of the bankai.

"it can be felt throughout the entire Seireitei so its the size of the entire Seireitei hurr"
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>>139742192
I'm pretty sure he didn't showed all of his power (the mass thing that nobody understood).
So yeah, he will probably survive because of a miracle.
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inb4 "this isn't my final form" and this demon form is directly related to the situation/s he's confronted with while using bankai
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>>139741275
>When Old Man tried to teach him the sword, he stopped after one day out of fear
>out of fear
Genryuusai was able to feel fear?
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Did he just fucking stop Gerard's massive punch with his teeth?
jesus fucking christ
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That was truly a 10/10 Bankai design vice.
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>>139742144
Just like how Askin survived having his heart ripped out and powered up, right?
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>>139742407
>survived having his heart ripped out
He didn't survived
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>>139741337
Stops it with the petals just like they stopped Getsuga Tensho. That's if he even needs it, Starrk is fast (and despite what Zommari says, probably the fastest hollow, seeing how even Ichigo couldn't react at all when he kidnapped Orihime), but Byakuya is probably faster than the Ceros.
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>>139742329
What I meant by arm cutting, is that one~two chapters ago he cut the arm with the shikai.

But then, while on shikai, he couldn't cut the shield, not do much more damage, thus refuting >>139742220 who says that
>so what he's doing now is nothing really amazing. He could have done it using his shikai for all we care.

He needed to go bankai to actually be able to cut the shield with the sword, and sever the arm with his bite.
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>>139741044
Is this a third eye or a shadow?
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>>139742475
I say it may be a shadow because face muscles being pressured together due to horns emerging.

But who knows, a fucking eye may be rad.
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>>139742453
That's the joke
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>>139740148
>The term is exchangable with demon, in western myths
It's really not. People do quite frequently, but it's entirely wrong.
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>>139742370
I think it was a different old guy, an academy instructor or something.
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we Asura's Wrath now
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>>139742519
There is no equivalent in western folklore, so it's an approximation if anything.
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>>139742472
The shield? Fine. But what about the rest? He was chopping little pieces off of Gerard and could barely hurt the guy. What happened to the overpowered blade that could blow the fuck out of a giant meteor?

That is classic Kubo. Make something look incedibly OP in a chapter so it will be weak as fuck next time it's used. I know Gerard is an elite sternritter, but he is a giant target. There is no reason for Zaraki not being able to cut him in half while on shikai like he did by the end of this chapter.
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Honestly this additional shit at the end from niggastream entertained me more than the chapter.
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Well, that sucked.
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>>139742370
No, it was Yama.
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>>139741181
MS are a bunch of halfwits, they've been fucking up Kubo's obviusly deliberate uses of Japanese in his titles for months without a word about it
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>>139741876
In terms of effect most other captains bankai are pretty massive, if i was being generous i'd say he meant in terms of impact; Tousen gets a giant sphere but his sword is the same etc.
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>>139742472

Actually, when he was on shikai he only clashed against the sword, not the shield.

Not that it makes much difference anyway...
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>>139742652
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>>139742589
Meteor is "just" a HUGE ROCK
You are understimating the fucking empowered Heart of the Soul King
Look what Senbonzakura did to Gerard (literally nothing)
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>>139742596
>electric tits
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>>139742589
Gerard has Blut, the meteor did not. The size was enormous but its density wasn't.
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>>139742698
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>>139741948
I think the explanation is rather that he grew up in Zaraki, which is the worst part of Rukongai, and practically hell, so he thinks of himself as a demon, and that's reflected in his bankai.
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>>139742589
Yeah I agree that the cutting in half could be done with the shikai, I think he may have actually tried to do that, but the shield stopped him, but now there's no shield, or just a bit of it.

What the Shikai could barely touch were the sword and shield. There's something super hax about those two. Hax enough to make them more resistant than a meteor.

I mean, even making a small dent in the sword made some insta-karma heavy damage to Zaraki.
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>>139740896
If you read the Bleach wiki the canon is described from what we currently know. i.e. Zangetsu is his hollow and Old man Zangetsu is the manifestation of this Quincy powers.

When you see it talking about the characters describing them by their real names in those past events when all of this mind fuck ambiguity is going on. It still makes sense. It doesn't feel like it was retrofitted. It actually looks like it's now told from Zangetsu's POV instead of Ichigo's since before we were all under the same impression as Ichigo.
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>Ichigo powered up from an ordinary human to captain level in days and from above average captain to mountain shattering transcendent in a matter of hours (in real time)
>Kenpachi is strong enough to toy around with broken Sternritters like Gremmy or the Soul King's heart
>Aizen has enough reiatsu to evaporate nearby souls and he was confident he could shoot down the entire royal palace
>Ichibei can seal your powers and effectively erase you from existence
>Urahara needs help from Grimmjow to kill a regular Sternritter turned elite
Why was Urahara so underwhelming?
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>>139742531
No, it says it was him in the page. Zaraki himself also mentions it in the fight with Nnoitra.
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This was a particularly annoying example of that shonen trope of "opponent in denial" or whatever you want to call it
>gets arm ripped off
>shield cleaved and forehead sliced open
>smacked off the floating palace
"how foolish of you not to run now"

Fuck you, no one reacts this way to getting so thoroughly outclassed.It maybe made sense for Aizen to be this way at the end because his god complex, but way too many villains do this in bleach
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>139742839
He's a scientist, not a fighter
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>>139742652
It has a kanji from Aizen's name. What does that mean in the chapter context?
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>No name
>No powers
>Just red and more of Zaraki's cliche OP horseshit
Kubo, why even bother?
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>>139742839
Because you don't understand Urahara's character. He does whatever it takes to win, even if that means using others.
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>>139742847
Well, perhaps there is a case to be made if you're one of the elites of the chosen people as decided by the 'almighty' himself. He also has a hax ability, one of the 'conceptual' types which sound OP as fuck at first, but then are broken by sheer irrationality (cue zaraki) or the "reiatsu trumps all" principle that aizen mentioned.
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>>139742839
Urahara got put up against the worst possible Sternritter. Of all the SS quincies he was the only "normal one" who was allowed into the group because of his broken ass ability. Urahara is not in the 5 because of his great power, but because of his intellect and resourcefulness.
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>>139742839
>Kenpachi is strong enough to toy around with broken Sternritters like Gremmy or the Soul King's heart

Which doesn't say much. Gremmy is the typical character with a power that the author can't handle. Whenever there is a villain with hax powers like that it's shit. He lost because of the author, as it always happens with characters like this.

Gerard is just a giant dude. If you want to see how "strong" Kenpachi is, picture him fighting Lille. Good luck for him, he'll need it.

Answering your question, Urahara has always been shit. Peopel hyped a character that Kubo had no intention to hype because he is a cool character. He was always "weak". He used stupid balloons against Yammy because he can't dodge, for fuck's sake. He never did ANYTHING to make peopel think he's something special. He was about to get his ass handled to him by Quilge before Grimmjow showed up. He used to be my favorite character when I was 14 and used to read Bleach for the first time. It didn't take long before I noticed he was just one pig promise that never delivers. Mayuri is better.
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>>139742968
He isn't able to speak the name even if he wants to.
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>>139742847
Gets arm ripped off = Arm comes back stronger than before

Get hand cut off = hand comes back stronger than before

Cut in the head? = regrows back stronger than before
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>>139743110
I typed that post like a monkey. Sorry for all the typos.
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>>139743110
What the FUCK MAN
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>>139741548
He's gonna fall down, grow into two even huger Gerard's, then Kira will slap him in the ankles with his sword 32 times each after finishing up with all the Lille chickens still hanging around.
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>>139743110

Why would you consider Gremmy an invalid example and then mention Lille, who's got an even more bullshit power? Honestly, other than Nanao I don't think anyone among the good guys (including Ichigo) had the means to defeat him.
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>>139742839
because Urahas speciality is just that, he is smart, and not because he is a particular good fighter
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>>139743110
>Gremmy is the typical character with a power that the author can't handle.
I wish we could see the monk go all out against an opponent that isn't 'your powers don't work'
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>>139737107
Wait a second
Did Kenpachi just turn red while his sword became pretty much an axe?
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I bet all of my money and one of my balls that Gerard because he has been split into two will regrow his body on each parts basically existing two times at once. Then he will probably cry "MIRACLEEEEE" or some similar shit and Kenpachi will just continue in cutting him up, resulting in a similar/almost identical chapter finale as today.
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>>139742943
>藍染 惣右介
>空っぽ、傀儡、伽藍堂
>藍
Huh, I hadn't even noticed. I'm also somewhat confused that you were familiar enough with the kanji to recognize it even without knowing what it meant. By itself, it just means "Indigo" The name 藍染, "Aizen," reads as "Indigo Dye(r)." In-world that's likely an occupational surname, but when considering Kubo's intentions it could be a reference to Aizen's sky/heaven motif. In the case of the chapter title, it's part of 伽藍 meaning "Temple" or "Monastery" and the 伽藍堂 bit itself was translated as "Temple Hall."
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>>139743210
Isn't The Stigma guy going to the planet's core because Kira hit him so much times that he's pressed against the ground almost breaking but then regenerating by absorving the environment but then breaking again?
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Back when you first watched Bleach and it was all about that delicious first opening by Orange Range and running around the neighborhood fighting monsters what would you think if someone told you that the last arc would have a giant Thor, a giant arm/hand walking around and giant quincy chickens all in service of evil jesus?
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>>139740643

Nig, Otetsu even says, when sending Ichigo to the human world, that he needs to learn his own heritage before he can move forward. He was amused when Renji defeated the asauchi and found his own, but then was completely floored if not massively unnerved when all the asauchi bowed to Ichigo like a fucking king.

This page basically underlines the gravity of the difference between Zaraki and Ichigo.

>Zaraki had already a sword
>Ichigo practically fought Ywach and was able to drive him away even slightly with his own power and not have his own blade break against a might that surgically divided Yamamoto using what amounts to a fake wooden sword painted black against a real forged katana is INSANE

Ichigo's always been a special, no doubt about that, but from the very beginning, Ichigo stood way way WAY higher than Zaraki. This power is pretty ridiculous for Zaraki, but still not crazy or insanely high enough.
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>>139743346
You remindered me, where the fuck are the Fullbringers? I want to see Ginjou or Tsukishima bankai
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>>139740856
It still kinda works with the whole hope motif, in that the faggot became a goddamn oni (which is one of those things in stories that you sort of have to circumnavigate).
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>>139743418
you just wait after the elite sternritter are dead the royal guard will fight and then isshin and those fullbringers will show up
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>>139743418
trapped in Kubo's stupid fucking idea limbo
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This would've been a little more hype if Kenpachi didn't job so hard to the hand guy (though I prefer Mayuri so I didn't really mind that) or take so much effort to beat the imagination guy (who despite his apparent strength hadn't been hyped much among the enemies so he comes off as another generic pawn).
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>>139743288
Lille's power is "I am invincible". You can deal with characters like that by sending them away, which is what happened although with terrible consequences. Usually when characters like that make their way into a story you know they'll either steal his power or simply send him to space or something like that.

Gremmy is the "whatever i imagine happens" character. When a character like that comes along you know it's gonna be boring as fuck because the author put himself in a corner and will come up with the most ludicrous way possible to dig himself out of that hole.

In Kubo's case it was by making the character an idiot (i'll turn the bones of your arm into cookies, but not your brain or simply blow you up) and by killing off the character in a way that'll make another character seem powerful (kenpachi). Reminded me of Franklin Richards.
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>>139743152
Yeah, I suppose it makes a bit of sense in the context of Gerard personally, but it's so cliche that it doesn't excite me..
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>>139743370
>I'm also somewhat confused that you were familiar enough with the kanji to recognize it even without knowing what it meant.
I'm an Aizenfag. Thank you for the explanation kind anon
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>>139740856
If I were Kenpachi and knew that my bankai will give me magic powers I would rather kill myself than have it.
Kenpachi is known for his raw strength not magic shit
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>>139741450
>Barragan
Nobody could've dealt with Barragan, he was one of the first and only to have a conceptual (as opposed to concrete or physical) power. Fatass's way was probably the only way, I imagine he'd even have aged the heat from old man genocide.
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>>139743556

>You can deal with characters like that by sending them away, which is what happened although with terrible consequences

They were only able to do that after destroying his "divine" power with Nanao's zanpakuto. Which is why even Kira was capable of taking care of the rest. Without her zanpakuto there would have been nothing they could have done.

Maybe Ichibei could have sealed his powers and maybe Aizen could have put him in some sort of perpetual hypnosis, but that's only them. The rest of the gotei 13 would have been defeated like Kyoraku.
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Kubo needs to learn to scale.
Image 1
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>>139741682
Byakuya iirc was more pointing to the fact that there didn't seem to be a noticable boost in Reiatsu nor an outward expansion of power
All the bankai we've seen either boosts reiatsu or displays their power in a larger form.
Yamamoto's bankai was this tinyass charred blade but his Reiatsu was on full blast, according to him he'd burn himself to cinders if he kept it on too long.
Kensei's has this weird wind swirly thing and Gin is probably one of those exceptions since he was an epic rusemaster to the very end (I mean ffs his bankai, shikai, and asauchi forms were exactly the same, that's some next-level bullshit)
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>>139743779
Image 2.
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So what is Zaraki's highly-anticipated Bankai? He just gets stronger! Amazing. Such good writing, Kubo. I'm laughing my ass off.

The state Bleach is in is sad. Especially since I'm in the middle of a rewatch of Soul Society arc (just past the Toshiro x Gin confrontation). Damn, that was a good thought-out arc and not merely in terms of battles but using minor characters such as Ganju / Hanataro and actually displaying some good writing. It was also back when Ichigo still had a discernible personality. Now he's bland & generic.
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>>139743779
>>139743817
learn perspective
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>>139743844
You will still read it to know how it ends.
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>>139743779
It's actually his sword that scales with the absorbed power, isn't it?

this
>>139743817
resulted from absorbing the sheer force of a meteor.
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>>139742192
M8 the guy is basically the Superstar but less of a jobber, he's literally the generic nordic hero right down to having to get the shit beaten out of him before he kills the enemy
He's fighting a demon. I highly doubt a Hero would lose to a demon.
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>>139743756
>after destroying his "divine" power

They didn't, did they? From what I understood Nanao just scattered him in several pieces.
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>>139743779
>>139743817
And you need to learn how perspective works.
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>>139743853
The blade is bigger than his entire body in the second and the size of his torso in the first are you fucking blind
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>>139743418
yeah no they'll probably fight some statues with Chad later.
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>>139743844

What were you expecting? His shikai is not a kidou type, it's like Ikkaku's, it's obvious that the bankai would also be just raw power.
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>>139743844
>expecting anything but physical powerups from Zaraki
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>>139743890
They did, Lille has no halo now and probably no intangibility too
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>>139743779
>>139743817
You can say that again.
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>>139743884
fucks up Hisagi Ikkaku Yumicka Kensei and Rose still classified as a jobber

WHAT THE FUCK
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>>139743931
Ikkaku's bankai had conditions that could/needed to be fulfilled to achieve something specific

That's already more complex than Zaraki's
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>>139743921
Hes holding the blade at a different angle you dumb fuck.
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>>139743949
>I suppose it's hard to take all of that in when you're lying flat on the ground
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>>139743921
The blade is detached and not in the same field of view in the first image, shut the fuck up
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>>139743949
He looks like a carpet
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>>139743898
>>139743853
even taking perspective into account both clearly differ in size.
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>>139743898
https://p.dreamwidth.org/8310e7506b35/-/i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/debbiechanlovesvegeta/NOTICHIORIwaytoholdawomanIchigohaha.jpg
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Who cares if his bankai just made him berserk , Zaraki vs Gotei 13 when?!
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>>139743988
Imagine kenpachi spinning and twisting the blade slowly to face the center of perspective.
It turns bigger... bigger... then ZOOP it's larger than his entire body. What the fuck?

Anyway, I don't think his shikai has a constant size either way--maybe I'm misremembering things but I'm quite positive his sword scales with the absorbed impact.
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>>139743949
hahaha my theory regarding this specific panel is that Kubo either was lazy, or didn't know how to draw him lying on the ground from a perspective, so what he did was draw Ichigo as if he was observed from above, and then 'rotate' the image around X-axis with Illustrator or something (to give it the appearance of Z-axis inclination).
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>>139743962
Ikkaku, Yumichika and Hisagi are trash tier at this point, Hisagi might be ok because >bankai but he doesn't use it for reasons unknown.
Rose was retarded.
Kensei sort of made sense, because nobody would suspect that the tiny little fucker would be able to full heal and buff Superstar just from shouting his name.
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>>139743988
>>139744004
The second isn't at any kind of strange angle, sure

but now notice the proportions of his head to the hole for the knot

it should be bigger in the first image, no?

I don't even care about it from an artistic perspective because there could be a specific reason his shikai changed in size which could thematically be linked to whatever happens with his bankai

which has to be more complex because just "becoming a demon" means nothing, as then being a demon would mean "being Zaraki's bankai" since it's not a mythical zoan fruit and this isn't OP

I'm saying they're different because they are and it means this could be more interesting

I'm disagreeing with you because I'm giving Kubo the benefit of the doubt, not because I'm trying to discredit his abilities

>>139744029
Thank you
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>>139742847
Thing is they are currently fighting guys that each have a god complex because their powers are supposed to be godly.
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>>139743980
Ikkaku has to keep fighting to reach full power, Zaraki may (because we don't have an explanation of his bankai yet) have gone complete berserker in exchange for additional power.

Doesn't seem to me like there's such a difference in complexity.
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>>139743949
>when Ichigo so tired he becomes ground decal textures
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>>139744096
So I'm guessing you failed geometry? A flat plane always looks smaller when viewed from an angle.
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>>139742847
All of them have godly powers. Just think, flamingoman's power is literally 'a god I am I'm fucking invincible', and Gerard is on par with him
There's no reason for Gerard not to have a god complex, he's a match for a good number of classical gods
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>>139744127
You are retarded.
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>>139744136
There's that meter on the blade though. That visual doesn't need to be there because he could just feel if it's ready or not anyway.

Ikkaku's bankai is probably incomplete.
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>>139744192
Nice rebuttal, friend
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>>139740459
I actually agree
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>>139743949
the feet look alright, but everything else is really off. I wonder how much of it was the cleaning job
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>>139744059
Debbie what are you doin on /a/
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>>139744195
Oh, you were talking about the design? In that case I agree.
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>>139743881
>absorbed power
>'swallow'
It makes sense. Excuse me Kubo, I shouldn't have doubted you, it is not you who has to learn scaling, but me who has to learn to read.

Still, both images are indeed of different size.
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>>139744059
>image title
Kill yourself
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>>139744235
How else could you not realise that a sword held towards the Z angle will look smaller than when it is held at a 90 degree angle?
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>>139743844
>another MUH SS ARC post

Into the trash it goes
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>>139744384
Z axis*
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>>139744317
>>139743881
I like this.
How do you expand on that though?
Shikai = absorb power
Bankai = As Kenpachi grows stronger so does his opponent so he gets to "have fun"?

>>139744384
Compare the x axis in image 1 to y axis of image 2
Simple
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>>139743652
Barragan's age powers are entropy
Fire is also entropy, Barragan wouldn't have been able to "age" Yamamoto's flames, that would only intensify them
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>>139740494
The chapter before this one was so niggerstream that i just skimmed the pages without reading the text
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>>139744167
It's pitiable you have the capacity to imagine something as trivial as a rotating 2D object.
And dare I point out that perspective or not, the width of the blade in image 2 can fit 4-5 of kenpachi's head (measured from chin to top), and the >kubo angle sword barely fits three. At the angle in which the sword is being held, as well as the perspective, a manner of stretching this bizarre shouldn't be happening. I just took the bait, didn't I.
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>>139744384
But what about its width? We're not talking length here. Width in both images has nothing to do with Z angle.
Actually if the top part is closer to the screen, then it should look bigger. But its width looks smaller than the with on the image where its at the same depth as the body.

Also >>139744317 'Swallow' may explain it
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>>139744441
>barragan's age powers are entropy
I'm fairly sure they're actually time-based, since he slows Soifon's kick to basically a standstill before going spooky mode.
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>>139744317

it's "drink", not "swallow".

And anyway, at the beginnign of the fight it was bigger.
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>>139744508
I just want a Zaraki x Unohana doujin
Is that too much to ask for
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>>139744537
>I just want a Zaraki x Unohana doujin

You and me both...one can only hope.
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>>139744493
>>139744441
>>139743652

Wouldn't anyone with a big enough ammount of reiatsu be unaffected by his power? Like Aizen against Soi Fon.
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>>139744564
>>139744537
I couldn't tell if Unohana wanted Zaraki's dick or just wanted to fight him
Both of them are fightsexual freaks anyway but like, what would them fucking even look like
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>>139744434
>As Kenpachi grows stronger so does his opponent so he gets to "have fun"?
That's sick...and I'd like it.
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>>139744434
Except hes holding it towards the Z axis as well as the X axis...
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>>139744635
Sounds like a horrible bankai
>fight a mosquito
>the mosquito suddenly has Yama-tier reiatsu
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>>139744000
0/10 and with that, I mean 10/10
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>>139744466
>>139744465
Hed holding it AWAY from the fourth wall. Thats why it looks smaller. Fuck you guys are stupid.
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>>139744618
What would a Zaraki x Unohana porn would even look like?
Both of them cutting people until they get hard/wet and fuck on top of the corpses?
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Literally every fight of Kenpachi since the 6 arm guy has been shit. Either he cuts them in 2, they blow up trying to mimic his power, or its off panel.
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>>139737647
It's already confirmed that ichigo has never actually used bankai. His shinigami power has always been suppressed by his quincy powers.

If anything, the compression of reiatsu that made his "bankai" unique was probably just his quincy powers suppressing his massive shinigami powers.
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>>139744750
>What would a Zaraki x Unohana porn would even look like?

Like angry sex, but more extreme.
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>>139744750
Vying for control
Kenpachi gets on top the Unohana flips shit and judoflips him so he's on his back and she's on top or something.
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>>139741652
kissmanga
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>>139744508
>it's "drink", not "swallow".
Could that be a reference to its oni-like transformation? Oni are knows to be huge sake lovers.
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>>139745070
>knows
known*
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>>139744837

Actually we can go full Freud
>Unohana's shikai is a nurturing womb
>bankai is a consuming womb
>Kenpachi's shikai is a BIG GIANT DICK
>Kenpachi's bankai is an all-piercing blood frenzy
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>>139745132
>Kenpachi's bankai is an all-piercing blood frenzy

But it's also broken (literally)...poor Ken-chan.
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I do hope that Zaraki goes berserk on his allies. Fighting is the only thing he cares for, too. It would also solve the issue of having too many shinigami left. They're going to job regardless sooner or later, but having them killed by a friendly would freshen the air a lot. Some new winds into the stagnant shounen feel of late.

>>139740359
He was just a skeleton of his true self.

Besides, it was an Oni skeleton.
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I'm going with Shin Kenpachi.
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>>139743947
And no all-piercing hitscan shot, since that was part of x-axis along with intangibility.
All he has left are his bullets which destroy small towns.
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>this wasn't chapter 666
ONE JOB KUBO
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People here asume this is his final version of the bankai
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>>139745494
It is, the only bankai he's really hyping up now is Ichigo's.
We're PROBABLY not gonna see Aizen's or Ukitake's.
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>>139745600
>Ukitake's.
Isn't he dead?
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>>139740997
It means how weak Tousen are. Bambi defeated the dog's Bankai with ease.
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>>139745600

I just hope we get to see Hisagi's...I'm not really expecting much, but I'm still curious to see it.
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Frankly his bankai was a disappointment
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>>139745494
Why are you assuming it is final bankai? When did Zaraki say the name of his bankai?
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>>139745675
it made sense, his bankai shouldn't be anything complicated or gimmicky

raw power is sorta what his deal is
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>>139745494
I can see it

>Gerard brings forth an even greater power by reassembling himself again
>Proceeds to hack away the flesh from Zaraki's bones
>you_have_activated_my_trap_card.jpg
>Spooky Scary Skeleton Zaraki
>with a spooky scary skeleton yachiru mucking about
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>>139740875
Kaz...
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>>139745696
When did Ginjo say his Bankai's name?
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>>139745696
Im saying people here asume it

I dont, as you said, he never said the name himself, I think its an incomplete stage hes showing, like when Renji used to go Bankai
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>>139738578

I know. Too bad she jobbed.
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>>139741968
>He is the greatest, fastest, mightiest of the quincy
Then who is Yhwach?
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Zaraki: I must kill the demons
no Zaraki, you're the demon
and then Zaraki was demons
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>>139740758

>Tousen's biggest weakness was that he was a retard that didn't minmax.

Then again, he wasted the entire Vizard group when he was a low seated undercover officer in the 9th Squad. Plus, he never really relied all that much in his bankai.
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>>139746070
>>139746066
>>139746044
>>139745980


Screencap this. Zaraki is the Reio's blood. Turning red has a precedent in this arc - gigis zambies. Unohanas bankai, zarakis blood theme...Kubo
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>>139742453
>Implying there is anything can kill the Deathdealer
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>>139740643
This. Similar to how yumichika's sword has a half-release due to not calling it by its true name.
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>>139744441
Stop hyping up dead Yama you shitlords.
He only beat a weaker Yhwach back then.
Who cares if he had the Almighty back then, he looked way younger, and was weaker. Oetsu even stated they knew all of Yhwach's powers from 1000 years ago, but the Monk still crapped himself against Yhwach.
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>>139739634
Aizen was ruining everyone's shit without releasing, and his shikai didn't really seem to make him all that more powerful, just hypnotize people
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>>139743152
>Cut in half = regrows into two stronger Gerald
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>>139746393
Gin literally said
>he is strong.

Aizen also cut Koma's bankai giant while unreleased. Kenpachi is just now obtaining those power levels
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g-guys

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RedOniBlueOni
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>>139744713
Stop sucking hack Kubo's dick you bleachtard.
It's obvious he's a hack and you're putting up all these defense mechanisms to defend him.
The only reason the rest of us read this is cause the ride's almost over.
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>>139746495
>tvtropes
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>>139741732
>That's debunked already.

Wrong in every way.

It's all about the names and the power they hold, retard. Kenpachi pulled out his sword into shikai because of his massive reiatsu but since he didn't know its name it came out simplified and deformed.

This was directly fucking *stated* by Kubo. Came straight from the horse's mouth in the pre-arc interviews. Period. You fuckers have the memory of a fruit fly.

And Byakuya's a linear retard who's always been wrong about what makes a bankai and what doesn't. Especially with this dumbass comment about constantly released bankai.
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>>139741682

>So the rule that Byakuya mentioend to Ichigo about bankai being big things, not something smaller than the shikai is now bullshit?

>now

Have you somehow skipped the entire manga after Buyakuya's fight with Ichigo?

Bankai comes in many shapes, sizes and forms. Byakuya's generalization is exactly that, a generalization.
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GUYS

The custom of Mamemaki first appeared in the Muromachi period.[2] It is usually performed by the toshiotoko (年男) of the household (the male who was born on the corresponding animal year on the Chinese zodiac), or else the male head of the household. Roasted soybeans (called "fortune beans" (福豆 fuku mame?)) are thrown either out the door or at a member of the family wearing an Oni (demon or ogre) mask, while the people say "Demons out! Luck in!" (鬼は外! 福は内! Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!?) and slam the door.[4] This is still common practice in households but many people will attend a shrine or temple's Spring festival where this is done.[5]:120 The beans are thought to symbolically purify the home by driving away the evil spirits that bring misfortune and bad health with them. Then, as part of bringing luck in, it is customary to eat roasted soybeans, one for each year of one's life, and in some areas, one for each year of one's life plus one more for bringing good luck for the year to come.[6]


ITS FUCKING SETSUBUN. ZARAKI HATES SOYBEANS
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>Zaraki turns into a REd Oni

>Chapter title is in Japanese

This small detail gave this chapter that special Kubo "touch".
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I kind of hope that Gerard will shrink down to a more manageable size and fight Kenpachi at max power. This whole yuge YUGE power up is bullshit. Miracle my ass. Just fighting him with blut at max output should be enough. He really is just Yammy 2.0. Big and dumb.
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>>139743381
The first arc will never be dethroned as the comfiest arc
I want a spinoff focusing on Zennosuke and the shinigami kids from the beginning of the arc running around Karakuracho routinely taking out hollows and generally being normal shinigamis compared to the overpowered speedbattles we have now.
I'd accept a 4koma, but short comedy chapters would be cool too.
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>>139739583
You literally described Ichigos Bankai.

Baka
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>>139746943
I don't find Gerard dumb, he is just confident since he totally owned everyone until today.
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>>139747059
So he turns into Hellboy
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>>139745471
how could he fuck this up
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>>139739583
Uraharas bankai was your preference and it was revealed just a few chapters ago..
Kenpachi's bankai is exactly what fits him
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>>139745674
We need to see all the Captainlevel Vizards' bankais
>Mashiro still missing after 2 years
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>>139743418
Ginjou already used his bankai