Chapter 477: The lost 2
Wow, a beautiful coloured front of Ginjou’s Bankai form. Alot of purple in there. He had the same colored eyes at aizen had at one point in his evolution. Purple and white. A strong hollow look covering his body. He has a little hollow in him huh? Whatever power it has it didnt do him much good.
The second page of this chapter is also an interesting one. Riruka… she has turned rukia into a vessel for her to hide in, overhearing Rukia’s thoughts. Hearing Rukia think Ichigo over, Riruka comes to the same conclusion. Ichigo has changed her, Inoue just as well.
the fight between Ginjou and Ichigo isn’t quite over yet. As they slam onto the ground. Ichigo’s strike wounded him, but not enough just yet. Ginjou slams another attack, parried by Ichigo. It isn’t soon however till Ichigo’s blades pierces through Ginjou’s Zanpaktou i guess… I don’t think we can call it a fullbring if you go bankai. Other then the blade Ginjou is struck as well, his body having hit it’s limit.
With his last strength he tries to stand up, but is body is already dying. Ichigo stands over him. As Ginjou’s eyes slowly close as he slowly fades away he wondered if Ichigo was the first… things would have been different.
Suddenly Tsukushima attacks Ichigo from behind. But Rukia to the rescue!?
Nope… It’s Riruka who releases herself from Rukia’s body. Her fullbring ability having done God knows what to it’s host body as Rukia collapses when Riruka take Tsukushima’s blade. I wondered if she would have done it if she knew it was physical copy of his Fullbring blade. Because they do look the same.
What is going on behind her is interesting. There is literally a door in her upper chest. Tsukushima shouts in pure anger and despair, shouting at Ginjou. We never really saw this guy lose it in this fashion, not even against Byakuya. Riruka holds him back.
Ginjou saved them… But all of Xcution failed Ginjou on the path that he walked. In the end it took a fellow substitue shinigami for Ginjou to see through his own hate.
In the end we see why Tsukushima feels so strongly toward Ginjou. Due to his powers I reckon he either ran away or was cast aside. Ginjou knew this child was something different, as he was. It seems it was still happy times then I believe. Ginjou seems to proudly wear his Shinigami uniform.
I guess a little flashback won’t hurt anyone at this point.
Chapter 475: Shades of the Bond
Go go Zangetsu!
Ichigo definitly evolved. And the sword sure as hell did. If it could be more raw in form… well. there it is… DAMN! Just go to page 9 and enjoy it for yourself…
Ginjou thinks he got under his skin. Ishida thinks Ichigo lost it.
Ichigo knew, knew something was strange with the badge, noticed the strange way Ukitake presented it. Noticed it didnt really work. he didnt want to believe. But at one point in time he used his brain a little. Wy would someone as smart as Ukitake try to play in such a way?
Ukitake is a honest man after all, letting Ichigo choose his own path. He chose the path for power, the power to protect his friends. Ginjou may have thought the same when Ukitake gave him the same choice. In the end Ginjou came to a different conclusion about Ukitake and Soul society. times were different then. Ginjou felt betrayed by the lot.
Ginjou hoped that Ichigo would follow him. Help to fight Soul Society, I believed it when he said he didnt want to kill Ichigo. He wanted to turn him. Ginjou ends up going Bankai.
Chapter 476: The Lost
Ginjou went bankai. Very differently from Ichigo. In his case it seems a blend of Shinigami, fullbring and hollow mixed into one form. It’s obvious the evolution of his powers progressed differently from his. Ichigo remains calm. His power seems to have evolved to new heights, the bond with Zangetsu stronger.
Ginjou’s agression is still there, though it’s probably frustration aswell. The captains-class warriors below kept their eyes on the scene for only a little longer. They’ve already seen Ichigo does not need or want their help. It seems that from a long ago the decision was made to use the next substiture shinigami as bait. And kill both him and Ginjou.
Ichigo and Ichigo alone changed every about Soul Society. Ichigo broke the ‘rigidity’ of Soul Society’s old ways.
Ginjou seems indeed frustrated as this chapter returns to the battle. Ginjou hoped Ichigo would turn him away from the path of revenge. It seems Ginjou doesnt think Ichigo acknowledges him, he launches of a powerfull attack. Which Ichigo manages to block with his hand. Ichigo’s eyes are calm when he strikes Ginjou down.
Will this be Ginjou’s end, or will his Hollow possible take hold of his soul.
P.S: I have very little time to work on these things properly, considering the long days I have atm. If someone is able to take over, like maybe every other week, that would make it a bit easier on me, I like this friendly bleach community and I don’t want to see it die out. I don’t think I have the ability to give a new writer the proper acces rights though.
Chapter 474: beLIEve
Holy plot twist Batman. Welcome to pun intended street.
Ginjou has quite the story for Ichigo as he immediately start chatting about the badge and it’s supposed function and actual function. Ishida being the observant man that guy that he, figured the Badge was something else. Before he hits him with the truth though he hits him with a question, letting Ichigo ‘slowly’ realize where this is going. Ichigo never did experience the authority of the badge before, seeing how Afro-man never heard of it. Now I didn’t think anything of that moment either, seeing how Afro-man isn’t the smartest branch on the tree. Afro-man never heard of it, and no-one of the top-tier ss guys ever asked for that thing.
The badge exists to observe and restrict the user. It works as a tracking beacon, and the badge was suppressing his reiatsu whenever he was in human form. All this reiatsu that was stored in his badge, that actually helped him get his powers back. The other surprising reveal is that it is all orchestrated by Ukitake Jushirou. Ginjou also pretty much admits that he also got conned by this guy in the exact same way. Ichigo’s rage is now building as ginjou continues his rant. Ishida can already feel what is about to happen.
Ichigo responds the only way he can.
ichigo goes bankai, the big question is, will it look like his form in the Aizen form or will it be a blend of his older ‘immature’ form with a taste of Full bring influence in there. One bit of fan-art after this chapter on Mangastream looks awesome as well, don’t quite like the hilt, but there you have it. A few other points.
- Will Ginjou pull a bankai-like form out his ass
- I don’t believe Ichigo will go on a rampage. I believe he earned their trust with his sacrifice, beating Aizen.(Take Byakuya for example)
- Ukitake?!?!?!?! WOW!!!!
- Ginjou probably found this out he was being watched, maybe he was already up to no
good, and then discarded by SS. Neither Ginjou or SS has revealed of what actually happened to Ginjou.