This chapter had some nice artwork, coinciding with the revelation of the spirit of Ichigo’s bankai, Tensa Zangetsu. Seeing new characters is usually pretty exciting, and I’ll admit, he (she?) is pretty bad-ass.
Anyways, now that Ichigo is in his inner world, yet again he ends up in battle- this time against the manifestation of his bankai. He really should have learned by now that to gain any new power he’ll have to go through some inner turmoil. From his initial bankai training to his various hollow masks, there has been no free lunch for Ichigo. And now for this Final Getsuga Tenshou, the ability may have a larger impact than I previously thought; main question right now is what the zanpakutou are trying to protect, and why they don’t just teach everything to their shinigami.
We still don’t have any answers for why Isshin’s “Engetsu” has the same attacks as Zangetsu, but I’m sure his past and relationship to Ichigo will be revealed later on. Back in the real world, Aizen has already started doing damage to the town just by walking around. Now that he meets Tatsuki and Ichigo’s other friends, we will soon see whether they can do anything to slow Aizen down or just get KO’ed.