Bleach 507 – The Fire 3
The captain commander’s Bankai is finally revealed to us! It’s a strong one, like the captain himself, so it’s definitely a Bankai that suits the man. Now, I’m just wondering, why would he reveal his Zanpakutou’s abilities to the enemy? If it’s for our, the readers’ sake, then why couldn’t someone else talk about it? Juha Bach has seen this Bankai already, so he entered this battle with an advantage, but now, he additionally got another one.
Captain Yamamoto’s Bankai, in my opinion, is the most impressive one in this manga so far. I definitely like the concept of turning yourself into a blade, or an embodiment of the sun, as the captain himself described it. So, if he is similar to the sun, shouldn’t Soul Society be vaporized in an instant? It is slowly drying out, but according to logic… Oh wait, this is Bleach!
With the way things are going, no one will be able to land a hit on the captain commander. He is currently invincible. The top half of Juha Bach’s blade was eradicated by the ignited captain commander, so, I doubt any other attack would be any different. Considering that Juha Bach is the leader of the Vandenreich, I can’t see him going down so easily. There must be a way for Ichigo to enter the battle and save the day, so I’m assuming that Captain Yamamoto’s Bankai will be stolen. He shouldn’t have immunity, should he? I mean, stealing that kind of power is a perfect way to put Soul Society back as the underdog, and it’ll give Ichigo a significant role in this war. And speaking of Ichigo – while it’s good that the chapters focus a lot on the captain commander right now, it’s also slightly annoying that the protagonist of this manga has been absent for so long. And it’s not just Ichigo; I’m sure everyone is wondering about Urahara’s well-being…
When some panels showed the other captains doing very insignificant things, I was just wondering why those panels didn’t feature something more meaningful or contributing for the story. Oh well, I hope things will be better next week when we’ll have the continuation of the battle between Captain Yamamoto and Juha Bach. Let’s see how the Vandenreich leader handles the sun!