I doubt Isshin is part of the Shiba clan.
Mainly because of name-changing law's in marriage in all, dont know if they apply in Japan, but Isshin would be called Shiba Isshin if that was the case.
But anyway, i stand by the fact that Kaien MUST be Ichigo re-incarnate.
And here's another thing, i went and watched Bleach over and over today, all of the Byakuya bit's where he goes on about Ichigo's power. And when Ichigo was unleashing Bankai, he wonders where the hell Ichigo got such insane power to aquire Bankai in 3 days. And he says (Im a Lunar fan, so Dattebayo translations dont apply to me, since theyre speedily done and usually incomprehensible.) "It couldnt be..." just before Ichigo screams out Bankai.
Consider that he considers Bankai can only be acheived so completely by Royal blood. Consider that Kaien is in the Shiba clan, a Royal clan. Consider both look exactly the same, and behave exactly the same.
Everything is pointing towards Ichigo being Kaien re-incarnate. And remember, a Death God becomes randomly reborn into a randomly chosen body, so its just coincidence that Isshin was chosen. Or maybe there was some divine intervention, it shall all be revealed when we get to figure out this King of the Universe type dude.
And heres another random one. Remember when Byakuya went over Ichigo's history of losing his power and regaining it? Remember when Ganju gave Ichigo a lesson on his brother? He got through the six-year enterance exam, in ONE year, among other amazing achievements. Like being a class 6 spirit level when just entering, dunno how good that is, but it must be good for a newbie. You could also link those, since ive given enough evidence prior to this claim, that Kaien must be Ichigo re-incarnate.
Last edited by Urahara64; 04-25-2006 at 09:28 AM.
Introduction of Kaien is just to show why Ruika feel something for Ichigo. I think he have NO importance to ichigo at all. Think about how confusing the story will turn out to be if he got his power from reincarnation rather then being the son of a Captain class shinigami. the timiing will also be horrible for the writers to say he is a reincarnation after introducing isshin as a captain
plus, the reason he might not have a last name shiba is that he WENT INTO HIDING. i mean, if ur hiding from ss, or if u just want to start a new life as a human, i doubt u would keep the same name. finally, why would they introduce isshin as a captain class shinigami other than to explain ichigo's innate powers
Well, it could be a combination of Isshin's power, AND Kaien's power, that makes him ub3r.
And why change your name when trying to hide from Soul Society? Thats idiotic, because your Spirit Force texture will be exactly the same.
And i have my own little theory on Isshin being former 11th squad captain.
And by saying Kaien is there just to show why Rukia likes Ichigo, goes against what they said before, about killed Death Gods being reborn into totally random new bodies.
And Ganju and Ichigo act just like brothers, fighting over stuff, and also getting along perfectly on the other hand. Everything just totally points to Kaien being Ichigo.
Last edited by Urahara64; 04-27-2006 at 02:49 PM.