Bleach: Chapter 409
Ichigo enters Zangetsu's world. It seems to be the same cluster of buildings as before, but everything is in water.
A suffocating Ichigo looking for the water surface then gets hurled at a building.
The one who hurled Ichigo is some boy wearing a hood low over his eyes and calls him 'unsightly', saying that he should've figured out how to breathe already.
While Ichigo figures this out, he asks the guy who he is.
Even though the hooded guy is his benefactor for teaching him how to breathe and while he's telling him this eloquently, he removes the Tensa Zangetsu.
A young man's face wearing the Bankai release says, "If you didn't understand since the beginning, that's simply overdoing it," while he swoops down for an attack on Ichigo.
Ichigo, while stopping his sword, asks, "Are you Zangetsu?!". "No", answers the boy, "I'm [Tensa Zangetsu]", he says, introducing himself.
Isshin, who said "This Zangetsu's going to be violent" while confirming Ichigo's progress, "My (en?)Getsu was just like that, murmurs "They don't teach these skills to us, but you'll know soon enough why"
"This time, I don't have a reason to fight, but I just wanted to ask you" Ichigo tells Zangetsu as if in rebuke, "what the final form of Tensa Zangetsu is", but once again, Zangetsu attacks him.
Ichigo says, "What the hell are you doin", but he answers, "I don't have a reason to teach you that." Ichigo replys, "I have to protect Karakura town, that's why I have no choice!"
"Do you know what it is that you really want to protect?" asks Zangetsu while he throws him into a building.
"You misunderstand, there's nothing that you want to protect that I don't want to protect" continues Ichigo.
Karakura town, an awake person is pacing to and fro (Riemann?).
The composition of the panel is that he sees Aizen, then I don't know but somehow, with one word, Aizen passes by the guy's side.
And then the guy's entire left side disappears and he crumbles over.
Aizen explains that, "Any human who can't perceive my reiatsu, won't be able to withstand the spiritual pressure I create."
And because of this, along the road that Aizen walked, there's a countless number of corpses strewn about.
Aizen sees a person before him, and mentions to Gin, "That awakened child over there, I remember from Ulquiorra's eyeball, it's Kurosaki Ichigo's nakama" and then it shows Tatsuki. To be continued.
Pic3 He looks like Aizen and Byakuya love child, still looks the shit though lol. I guess we should call him young man now.
I think I prefer old man zangetsu, there's something more badass about it. Just like old Snake in MGS4 seemed even more badass than young Snake.
now all the old people reading Bleach will feel old.
Not only does young man zangetsu look like a uchiha but Isshin zanpakuto is called Engetsu "Blazing Moon", Sasuke has Enton "Blaze Release" and now Ichigo is having training like Naruto. There are seriously to much coincidences happening in Bleach that have already happened in Naruto and this isn't the first time.
maybe kishi took a break this week in order to help kubo out. It wasn't to think about his own material, but to help out the other guy. XD
This form does make a lot of sense, I think it works like this:
Shikai (Huge uncontrollable raw power) = Old man Zangetsu
Bankai (Compressed raw power) = Tesa Zangetsu - with all his power compressed in a much younger body.
The Zanpakuto transforms so why wouldn't the spirit.
It makes some sense but still as far as we knew the spirit never changed.
Originally Posted by black flash
Well, yay for another fight à la Ichigo vs his Sword Spirit xD
So I was right he transforms in bankai.
@reaperzeero: The only reason we never knew was because we haven't seen any other spirit except Zabimaru, it's never been talked about and we've never seen Zangetsu in Bankai, we really should have caught on from the beginning.
Zanpakuto changes, Name changes and in most abilities change the signs were all there we just didn't catch on.
The Gandaberunda is a sign for things to come. I guess there will be a fusion soon for Ichigo's innner self.
god defeats his enemy through achieving an evil power, but refuses to give up said power, so a goddess embraces her and transmutes this evil power out of him, which takes up the form of said two-headed bird, then they fight with it for 18 days and defeat it.
Okay yeah so. To get shikai you have to be able to talk to your spirit and enter his/your world. Once you master that you can use shikai.
To get bankai You have to be able to materialize your Zanpakuto in the real world and you will be able to use shikai without a release command.
So basically Kubo is trying to give us a level higher than bankai without a name so he won't be retconning himself from earlier when he said there are two releases. It's kind of hard for him to put it in when bankai itself means Full Release. Pretty sexual.
The full power of bankai is when your Zanpakuto name changes and you're able to defeat him in your inner world.
Is the next part going to be Ichigo materializing this young man in the real world. Doubt it but wouldn't put it past Kubo.
Edit: Seems like a good artsy chapter. We can always commend Kubo and the anime for that.