Bleach: Chapter 374
374 Gray Wolf, Red Blood, Black Clothes, White Skeleton
Whose blade has pierced Starrk?
Love and Rose look on with surprised expressions.
The blade they thought pierced through the center of Starrk's body
is instantly pulled out.
Starrk: "....What....What...is this...?"
He turns around and he sees...
Starrk's own shadow makes a sound. Then it gradually solidifies,
slowly taking the shape of Kyouraku.
In both hands he's holding swords the length of half his body.
His expression is frightening, even eerie.
Starrk asks him,
Starrk: "...What is that technique...you can dive into shadows, are you serious?...
Does that mean you were hiding this ability?"
Kyouraku: "Shadow Ogre"
I wasn't hiding anything. It's just that this sword
didn't feel like it.
Its ability is making child's play into reality.
My sword decides the rules. Those who step into the domain of its reiatsu
are all forced to follow the rules it tells me.
High Mountain Ogre means you win if you go to a higher place.
Shadow Ogre means if your shadow is stepped on you lose.
If you win you live. If you lose you die. It has its own mind,
and although that makes this sword quite adorable, brandishing it is quite a pain in the ass..."
As he says this Kyouraku turns the sword in his right hand so that blade points downward.
He stabs the blade into the ground with all his might.
The tip of his sword comes out of the ground in front of Starrk and attacks.
But he barely escapes by leaping into the air.
Kyouraku: "I knew it! You catch on fast!"
Starrk raises his right hand and a sword appears there.
The two cross swords.
Kyouraku:"...Colorful Ogre, gray"
The right hand that should have been cut by Kyouraku a moment ago
That arm is...
Starrk gets a strange sensation.
Starrk: The wound is shallow..!?
but the sensation was that the cut was deep...
My arm is the color gray...
There's no gray on his body...
As he thinks this
he hears Kyouraku's voice.
Kyouraku: "What's wrong? It's you turn. Try to say the color you wish to slice.
Except for the color you say, anything you slice won't be affected.
Starrk looks at him with conviction in his eyes and says,
Kyouraku's eyes instantly widen in shock.
Starrk's sword slices into Kyouraku's back.
As a large quantity of blood flows from there, Kyouraku responds
Kyouraku: "...You beat me. You got it right."
With "Colorful Ogre," even if the opponent cuts the aforementioned color, there will be damage.
So to oneself, with a high risk color
the wound will be great.
For you, white is the choice for inflicting the most damage.
...I can't believe you figured it out in only one round...
As I expected...you're tough."
As he says this Kyouraku swings at Starrk.
Starrk returns the attack.
He remembers his decision.
Starrk: (Here's his speech.
Why do I have to fight with somebody this strong.
I envied the weak.
The souls of all our the comrades whittled away and disappeared just by living with us.
We were lonely so we divided our soul into two.
What shape was the original?
Or even which one wasn't?
Simply, this was the only means to escape the loneliness.
I envied the weak.
If I were weak I could join any flock I wished.
I want to be weak.
If that's not possible, then at least
I can join a flock where the others are strong like me...)
Suddenly, Starrk sees the characters on the back of Kyouraku's haori flying at him.
He comes back to his senses and slashes out reflexively.
However, Kyouraku himself is not there.
But immediately afterwards Kyouraku does appear,
giving him a cold look.
He slashes Starrk head on.
Is it decided...!?
Continued in Bleach 375
Wow, is that his bankai or is it just another ability of his shikai?
well, this spoiler is actually amusing in some bizarre way.
It seems like one of those Kubo-Got-High moments.
This color monster stuff sounds kind of ridiculous, but at least it's not another Giant-Whatever zanpakutou...
I have no idea but this is one of the most unique abilities i've seen in Bleach and i'm liking it.
Originally Posted by Tamiel
Do you know how wrong this sounds you have no choice to play the game, it sets out the rules for you, if you dont play you DIE if you lose you DIE, how the hell does Shunsui practice with an ability like this.
Originally Posted by black flash
Im a lil o_O about the ability but at the same time it's more than welcomed, on my end, instead of a blast or something. Kube's back with his sweet "Mary Jane" it seems :). And thats the way its supposed to be. lol
In Starrk's flashback he sounds like he wants to die, also this line "If someone as strong as me joined as my comrade..." sounds interesting.
Oh my, the doujins thatīll come xDD
Originally Posted by black flash
"Somebody come and plaaaayyy, somebody come and play my waaaay!" Its lonely at the top starky boy. In his not so arrogant way he had a superiority complex as well.
Lol but seriously the name Flower Heaven, Crazy Bone is damn perfect for this Zanpaktou. Could you imagine him trying to reach BanKai (if this isn't it).
Originally Posted by BlueDemon
Shunsui: Im really not in the mood to practice today, but the Old man keeps telling me I need to stop being so damn lazy. Next step BanKai
Katen Kyōkotsu: I will only let you get to BanKai if you play some games with me
Shunsui: Do I have a choice of what game we play
Katen Kyōkotsu: NO
Shunsui: o_O whats the games
Katen Kyōkotsu: shadow-monster, tall-monster and colour-monster
Shunsui: what are the rules
Katen Kyōkotsu: If you don't play you DIE, If you Lose you DIE
Shunsui: HOLD ON A MINUTE THIS AINT RIGHT WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN I DIE!!!
Katen Kyōkotsu: BEGIN!!!
I hope this is indeed his Bankai, but i think it will be cause its really too powerful and "big" to be a shikai ability.