I'm of the opinion Yourichi knows everything Urahara knows, I get the feeling they don't keep secrets from each other.
They have an odd relationship as it is. They're like warbuddies more than lovers at this point.
all that was said was that he was not a shinigami for 20 years. he could have been gone for longer. also, Rukia is supposedly only an 100 or a little more years old. it is not said when she became a shinigami, or when she learned who the 13 captains were. it could have easily taken her 70 years, and assuming she is 100, she might not have been high enough rank to ever able to make contact with the 13 captains, and by the time she did, ishin could have left. also, he would be related to the royal guards or something instead. the only other thing, which is unlikely, is that he is a member of the kidou division, which is unlikely. and howcome noone from the kidou division of soul society never made an appearance?
I believe some of you are looking at this the wrong way, maybe he wasnt a part of the soul society. First of all someone in the soul society would have noticed ichigo's name and known he was the son of a previous captain or outside militancy group. When Isshin and Grand Fisher "fight", grand fisher mentions that ichigo was a pure blood shinigami. Maybe this means that the Kurosaki family line from very long ago were shinigami (like the original shinigami) and had such strong reiatsu in life, they were able to tap into their shinigami powers. Obviously overtime this blood was diluted and became dormant. Ichigo unlocked it and sister didn't, but they can still feel a hollows presence
Last edited by MugenChamp; 01-19-2007 at 03:32 PM.
And just because Urahara knows Isshin doesn't mean they were in the same division or even in soul society at the same time.
I'm waiting to see what Ichigo's mother was. I don't see why she couldn't be a shinigami or maybe even a vaizard for a stretch. Just as long as she isn't a quincy, that would be too much.
And no I don't think Urahara and Yourichi are lovers. As Terasiel said they seem to just be really old friends/comrades in arms. Although I think Ichigo might have a shot with Yourichi if he pursued her.
And just in case someone wants to run their mouth about this being such an old thread; episode 111 of the anime that just aired this week and everyone who hasn't kept up with the manga, unlike us real fans who read the manga weekly, found out for the first time that Isshin is a shinigami. So this whole topic is now relevant again.
EDIT: Somehow I messed that comment about fans up and people misinterpreted it. So I edited it and add more just to clear up an confusion that.
Last edited by Dark Shroud; 01-20-2007 at 04:36 PM.
Yeah dark shroud, you're a real fan...but you don't read the manga...So did you enjoy the fillers...huh real fan...did ya?
As we all know, KT can turn Isshin's captain coat into any good story that'll be accepted. I really dont see a reason to speculate if he came from a land full of long living creatures that obviously dont know him...
And also, he said any one of captain class or higher can control their sword's size (of course this wasn't said for no reason, someone gangsta will appear and will use that rule to their advantage). No way to tell that as if he meant he was/is a captain or if his reatsu is just AT LEAST captain level...
Nah. Probably, she is just spirit-sensitive human like Orihime. And Isshin, Ruuken and Masaki was at the same situation as Ichigo, Uryu and Orihime now. Te-he, I found new point for Ichihime...
But Masaki could be a Princess from Roual family. And Isshin was her guardian...
Last edited by 000_; 01-20-2007 at 03:14 AM.
<feels sowwy for his Engrish>
There is a sig. You just can't see it.