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September 12, 2009 at 12:06 am
  • September 12, 2009 at 12:11 am:)

    yeah, i thought the aizen crew was sitting out anyways in the flame circle

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:11 amShiirn

    First. Chapter was quite the bore.

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:17 amOmni

    WW’s companion blew away those flames already.

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:20 amrevo

    Free of Soul Eater? I could be wrong.

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:23 amsean

    my guess is that its either love or rose’s technique, because on the first panel of the last page u see starrks shadow drawn very distinctly and then a “black” blade stabs him which could be a shadow attacking him.

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:24 amGray

    Free’s magic. And I loved those wolves!

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:27 amRyto

    I am going to put a theory out there, which will be awesome if it’s true, but will most likely be completely wrong.

    I have to say that that blade in the last panel looks black (of course, it could just be all the blood. The rest of this theory is assuming it’s not the blood that’s making it black). The only black blade I can think of that we’ve already seen is Ichigo’s bankai (unless I’m forgetting something. There have been so many swords throughout the series, this is very possible). The only problem is that Ichigo should still be stuck in Hueco Mundo, so that can’t be right (plus the size is too big). This led me to the big jump in thinking that maybe MAYBE this could be Isshin finally making another appearance, wich a bankai that is similar to Ichigo’s. I have no idea how Shinigami powers work, but maybe relatives can have similar incarnations of their zanpakuto. I’ve been waiting for more to happen with him since it was first revealed that he was/is a Shinigami, and then all we got with him was that scene with Ryuken. I really hoped that he’d get some action and join in with this big battle with Aizen.

    Of course, this is all just a horrible theory which will probably prove to be very untrue. It’s mostly wishful thinking for me. ^^”

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:30 amRyto

    Aw man, ignore my theory…sean’s makes way more sense, since it looks like on page 17, Rose is setting up for something.

    But I really wanna see more of Isshin T-T.

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:46 amAce

    I dunno.. I think it’s someone new, why else would they say who’s blade is it? they’d just show rose being like, yo i got you!. Im guessing its one of the shinigami captains or a vaizard.

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:10 amNing

    OMG, the blade that stab-ded starrk was, SHIKAMARU’s shadow jutsu! XD
    Either that or it’s ichigo. lol.


  • September 12, 2009 at 1:12 amVeiledRose

    I’m really hoping that it was Grimmjow for whatever reason… they never did verify his death, you know? If it WAS someone on Starrk’s side, I would think it’d be the person who had on previous occasions attacked a fellow Arrancar.

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:18 amBlue

    They say “who’s blade is it?” as a tactic to get people interested for the next chapter =P. Though I can pretty much say its probably going to be what sean had suggested

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:24 amEclair

    Ichigo maybe? It’s black.

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:25 amVelius

    The fight with the wolves seemed merely like the start of the fight. Some minor damage, but no one really looked like they were any where near really serious. I really doubt Starrk is finished. Everyone’s pretty confused on what attacked him. Could turn out to be anything. I’m going to go with a good guy. But that would make it 3 vs 1. I guess that’s what it will take to take out the primera.

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:28 amChisel

    My guess is that it was Kyouraku who stabbed him. Since he hasn’t shown up since Rose and Love came over and took over the fight with Starrk. The next chapter could have him come out to remind everyone that he’s still here. And if I remember correctly he also had two black machette/sabre type sword.

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:41 amshiko

    i think its the broken pieces of barragan’s gran caida. i mean aizen broke it into pieces right? so then it kinda makes sense that the pieces are going to be flying all over the place.

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:45 amn3rf

    Was the title referring to soul eater(Werewolf guy’s chant) by any chance?

    Well anyways my guess it probably is Kyouraku that stabbed stark. I think there have been a few occasions where he tried catching stark by surprise.

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:50 ammatt

    You were referring to Inuyasha

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:50 amGuille

    Aizen didnt broke barragan`s axe, it desintegrated along with him

    I hope someone unexpected stab Starrk like Grimmjow

  • September 12, 2009 at 2:01 amdmo

    Stark : ’tis but a flesh wound.

  • September 12, 2009 at 2:04 amleo

  • September 12, 2009 at 2:04 amsean

    lol now that i think of it i totally forgot about kyouraku but its so unlike him to take the offensive like this. hopefully we can finally see his bankai that was mentioned earlier

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:08 amActarus

    is it really him talking in this thread??in english?quite strange..he admits that the last chapters are shit-like and was talking like an high schooler.
    I didn’t espect he was brainstorming in that manner…kind of a fool if it was him..

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:11 amerik

    i’m with sean about it being kyouraku. it fits with kyouraku trying to blindside him before in 367 when he tries to hit stark while he’s still talking.

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:50 amm

    I think Rukia established in the very beginning that shinigami have no qualms with sneaking up on the hollow and destroying them, which is sensible given that they’re monsters and the stakes are higher than just their egos. If anything all of the dueling we see that allows the mangaka milk the fighting is out of place. If they can bother constructing a mock city, they can find the motivation to wage total war on their enemies.

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:52 amkaineng

    Well let me bet on that blade on Starrk: Ichimaru Gin.

    Maybe I wouldn’t be right with Omni-san saying like this, but then his shikai would be a far long-range attack instead, and why can’t things get faster like, a next batch of new opponents? Hmm…

    Rose’s zanpakuto reminds me of Kenryu (haha), and the sonata attack has some Charlotte-name in it rite? Well well…

  • September 12, 2009 at 4:51 amKandur

    @Omni: “Bonus points if you can identify what the title of this post is referring to.”

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  • September 12, 2009 at 4:52 amKandur


    It wasn’t him. Just someone made a good guess and lucked it out.

  • September 12, 2009 at 5:13 amchi flat irons

    I like the wolf! chi hair straightener

  • September 12, 2009 at 5:17 amEclair

    Pretty god damned specific for a guess. Creepy.

  • September 12, 2009 at 5:36 amGundam 00

    could be ukitake… he isn’t dead yet… just got stabbed

  • September 12, 2009 at 6:16 ammsqre

    It has something to do with “Buffalo”x7?

  • September 12, 2009 at 6:59 amDeathdakid

    Maybe it was professor plum, with the revolver, in the kitchen.

    Seriously looking at the blade its quiet long so could be Gin but that wont make sense either.

  • September 12, 2009 at 7:01 amOrange

    “We are the Primera Espada, Coyote Starrk and Lylinette Gingerback, and this is our power” = Espada lethal injection…

    Being a Soul Eater ripoff with a Gotenks’s kamikaze ghost attack, a retarded spelling name and a first name stolen from the Looney Tunes I must admit that Kubo really made a bad joke of his “Primera”, wich is even worse considering the fact that Segunda’s Respira whas a lot more frightening, destructive, and hard to deal with kind of power. So I guess Hiromu Arakawa’s Pride decide to eat him. Good riddance. But… let’s hope Lylinette can be saved!!!

  • September 12, 2009 at 7:20 amKinny Riddle

    @dmo, lol, I was thinking the same Monty Python reference on the Black Knight.

    Soon we’ll be seeing Stark have all his limbs chopped off and he’ll still be harrassing the Shinigamis:

    Stark: Right, I’ll do you for that!
    Kyouraku: You’ll what?
    Stark: Come here!
    Ukitake: What are you gonna do, bleed on me?
    Stark: I’m invincible!
    Rose: …You’re a loony.

  • September 12, 2009 at 8:03 amsto67

    it would be amazing if the sword was from gin
    after reading for so long we still have no idea of gin’s motives for joining aizen besides the fact that he is a bit crazy

  • September 12, 2009 at 9:42 amblank-o

    it would be cool if it was kisuke or ichigo’s dad but it’s probably not. It would also be awesome if Gin planned to betray Aizen all along.

  • September 12, 2009 at 9:45 amcrazydumbek

    I’m also thinking that it was Shunsui. Stark never got to see Shunsui’s Bankai and Stark also attacked Shunsui from behind. It’s probably payback time, though one would think that Stark would probably detect someone going Bankai.

  • September 12, 2009 at 9:54 amzeropi

    its was an ok chapter, and the post is a reference to the magic used in soul eater

  • September 12, 2009 at 9:59 amchad001

    Judging by the length, probably Ichimaru Gin…

  • September 12, 2009 at 11:53 amJohn

    I wouldn,t be suprised if its rose’s blade but it could also be urahara blade but for stark to be caught unaware is mindbuggin i wonder which of the captains is good a sneak attacks it has to be Gin he probably neva liked stark or could it be barragan or kyouraku returning the favor its definately not ichigo he hasn’t even finshed his battle with ulquoirra so its not possible.

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:15 pmUnknownVoice

    ITs clear that the “backstabber” “stabbed” Stark’s after-image and did not really hit him.

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:46 pmthegreekie

    Did anyone think that the name Starkk and the fact that he used wolves was a reference to George R R Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice series? The fact that the main family’s last name is Stark and all of the children each get a wolf…

  • September 12, 2009 at 1:54 pmstarss

    The title is referring to Free’s chant from SOUL EATER.


    I may have been the umpteenth poster who guessed, but at least I DID guess.

  • September 12, 2009 at 2:28 pmSilivious

    I kinda thought it could be Urahara. XD

  • September 12, 2009 at 2:33 pmGod~Knows~

    In all seriousness,it was kinda random and against the conventional shounen style,as in everybody somehow stays out of each other’s fights.And I still don’t see why stark is number one,just because he has exploding wolves.Lame.

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:11 pmUnknownVoice

    ye, I had similar thoughts which I shared in previous chapter blogpost ;)

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:24 pmDraznar

    Since no one else seems to have proposed it, I will propose either Kisuke Urahara or Kurosaki, Isshin.

    You were making a reference to Soul Eater’s Free, The Immortal Werewolf ^_^b

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:25 pmAzura

    I really do hope Stark isn’t beaten this easy

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:49 pmRyto


    I totally proposed Isshin back on the first page D:

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:52 pmEroThraX

    Doesn’t look like a blade to me, no matter how many times I look at it. Just look behind him at what should be the rest of the “blade”, it’s just not right.

  • September 12, 2009 at 3:55 pmMeery

    I sort of would like it to be Ichimaru’s doing as a part of Aizen’s plan, because that would indicate a new stage/development in the progression of the story. However, I don’t truly want it to be Ichimaru because I like both characters. =/

  • September 12, 2009 at 6:41 pmdodli

    My mom did it. i knew if i leave her alone she’d probably kill everyone. damn it FML

  • September 12, 2009 at 7:32 pmblank-o

    i just wanna know what’s going on in hueco mundo. there are so many characters in this manga that are cooler than the main character and more interesting

  • September 12, 2009 at 8:52 pmDeadMonkeys

    I also had a feeling it could have been Urahara. He’s the sort who would be able to mask his energy through some sort of technique or technology like that cloak he used when attacking Aizen. He’s probably powerful enough to do some damage, for that matter. Also, he’s shown that even without raw power, he’s effective in combat because he fights smarter and uses some rather tricky techniques.

    Then again, if you want to think of someone who wouldn’t be all too remiss to attack from behind, then Ishida’s dad comes to mind. But then, I think that’s highly unlikely given his character and the fact that in the image, we see something that looks either like a blade or a “zangeki” of sorts.

  • September 12, 2009 at 11:55 pmSeba

    It must be Ichigo’s father… but, maybe I’m just wishful thinking

  • September 13, 2009 at 3:36 amdarknight

    speaking of soul eater, couldn’t you follow that instead?

    they did have year’s worth of that baba yaga arc (not that there weren’t some good parts), but now things are starting to get interesting again.

  • September 13, 2009 at 1:14 pmnightblade

    could be halibel’s sword, looks like the right shape.

  • September 13, 2009 at 7:08 pmbrianleung8912

    cant help but think its gin, his sword is a sniper after all, but if its gin he shudav gone for the head, but then so far in bleach there hasnt been any head been blown off

  • September 13, 2009 at 9:13 pmBittman

    Ukitake using bankai, and the blade is Stark’s own shadow.

    See you in two weeks Bleach, maybe you’ll be unpredictable then.

  • September 14, 2009 at 3:27 amtsoul

    for some reason, I think it’s Ichigo stabbin him in the back. The weapon is black (unless thats blood) and skinny, similar to his bankai…

  • September 17, 2009 at 6:48 pmAbd Al-Azrad

    The fact that it was Shunsui Kyorakou, and that his swords are playful was kind of unexpected and silly. I also didn’t expect the whole “pick a colour” game.