Candice eats the double Getsuga to the face after underestimating its power and loses her arm. Giselle regenerates it with her powers while Ichigo just stands by and watches. It looks like he’s still going easy on them, but before the fight can resume, Bazz-B fingerbangs the four girls in quick succession and states that he is here to “steal their prey”. With only Burner Finger 1 though, they are more pissed off than roughed up. Ironically, he was the one complaining about Cang Du stealing his prey during his fight with Hitsugaya. Also, I’m assuming he defeated Shinji fairly easily, since the only part of that fight shown was him using his Burner Finger 3. The poor vizards can’t seem to catch a break.
As Bazz-B faces off against Ichigo though, three other Sternritter show up as well hoping to claim the glory for themselves. Of course, Ichigo seems relatively unconcerned about the 8 opponents, and rightly so as he’s only used a small fraction of his power so far. Even if each of the Sternritter possess a power level surpassing that of a captain, the principle of Conservation of Ninjutsu means that he should be able to take them on with ease – numbers mean nothing in shounen. However, it’s not likely that he will actually be fighting them alone; my prediction is that another good guy will show up (there are a lot of characters that haven’t shown themselves yet), and/or something else will happen to interrupt the battle. Yhwach has summoned a massive pillar of light through an asterisk-like symbol, and states that it is time “to become one” with him. Maybe this means he plans to reabsorb the power of all the quincies, to personally destroy Soul Society and possibly the Soul King as well. Yhwach has been pretty cryptic about his big plans so far, but I have a feeling he and Ishida will be the focus of the next few chapters.
I will be out of town for the next 2 weeks without internet access, so posts will be delayed until I get back.