Oh and guess who's next on the Year of Bleach spine?
Ichigo's shoulder! (and Kon and Rukia too!)
Ohana's nails didn't change this week. Damn. I was hoping for a new manicure.
As for the chapter, at BA I just did a lot of squeeing over Shinji. I'm sure it's his shikai because Aizen hasn't drawn his ban kai (why would he?) so there's no need for Shinji to combat a shikai with a ban kai. Everyone has speculations about Shinji's "backwards" powers so this could really be an interesting fight (if it's not interrupted too soon by Ichigo!) Wow, I'm so excited--I really didn't dare hope that we'd get to see Shinji actually engage Aizen. I was so expecting that fight to be cockblocked.
Ah Tousen. I doubt he's down for long but at least my Koma-chan got to look good this battle. I can't wait for the script. I love it when my Koma-chan carries on. <3
ETA--script from cepillion @ Mangahelpers
Originally Posted by Cepillon @ MH
Even after witnessing my power you still think to defeat me with a bankai such as that?"
Embracing a former loved one...such beauty that it's hopeless and fleeting...
bleach 385 Vice It
Aizen extracts his sword.
Hirako: "...You're finally pulling out your sword? You're being very carefree."
Aizen is silent.
Aizen is silent.
平子『シカトしたかてあかんで なんぼオマエが強い言うたかて 不安があるはずや
Hirako: "Even if you ignore me it's no use. Although you said you were strong, you should be uneasy.
百年前に言うたやろ 俺はオマエに心を開かず 情報を与えず 立ち入ろうともせんかった
Didn't you say 100 years ago? I didn't open myself to you, present you with knowledge about myself, let you get to know me.
せやから オマエは おれの斬魄刀の能力を知らんねん
And that's why you don't know the ability of my sword, Aizen.
If you think your Kyoukasuigetsu is the only one that can control 100% of another's senses, you've made a great mistake.
Myoou's arm is cut off, and so is Komamura's
It blocks an attack with the back of its fist and Tousen goes flying.
Tousen recovers. "...Humph
If that large body is injured, your own is injured as well.
That's a very inconvenient bankai, Komamura.
その巨体な破壊力ゆえに… 敵を一撃で倒せぬ事など まして反撃される事など考えたことも
It's because of that large body's destructive power...that you don't comprehend not striking down the enemy in one hit, or even a counterattack."
Tousen's left arm, which had been heavily damaged by Myouou's hit, is healed.
Komamura: (...High speed regeneration...!!)
狛村『本当に… 死神を捨ててしまったのだな… …東仙…』
Koma: "You really have cast aside the shinigami in yourself...Tousen"
東仙『今の状況での その言葉が 負け惜しみに聞こえるぞ 狛村
Tousen: "I can hear you using my present condition as an excuse for your defeat, Komamura.
「堕落」と言ったな 友を騙し 部下をだまし 力を手にする事が堕落だと
You said I have degraded. That deceiving my friends and subordinates and obtaining power is degrading.
復讐の為に組織に入った者が 安寧たる暮らしに目的を忘れ 組織に迎合する事は
Isn't it degrading for one who has entered an organization for the purpose of revenge to ingratiate himself into it, forgetting his goals and living in peace?
There is much greater degradation reflected in that than in my blind eyes."
Tousen's mask begins to split where his mouth is.
狛村『…東仙… 貴公が… 死神になった目的は…』
Koma: "...Tousen...Your purpose in becoming a shinigami was..."
Have you not once questioned it? To enter the same organization that killed
殺した的と同じ組織に入る その事を なぜ疑問に思わない！？』
one's friend. Why didn't you have doubts about that?
狛村『儂は… 正義の為だと… 亡き友の果たせなかった正義への想いを
Komamura: "I believe you're saying that it's for justice...to carry out the unfulfilled justice for a deceased friend..."
Tousen's mask beings to crack. "You're correct. It's for justice."
Komamura: "If so, then..."
Tousen: "Then I will have justice!!! Do you really think I'll forgive those who killed my beloved friend!?
That would certainly be virtuous! A beautiful thing! It wouldn't even have a purpose!!
だが善である事が 即ち正義なのか！？ 違う！！！
But is virtue justice!? They're different!!
Living a long life in peace while dispelling the regrets of a dead person...is wicked!!"
Komamura: "I understand.
I somehow mistook your feelings.
If these are your true feelings, then our views are incompatible."
Tousen: "If they are incompatible then you'll cut me down? That's also justice? You make me laugh."
Komamura: " That's how justice is. If our viewpoints are incompatible there's no reason for persuasion.
I have to cut you down for the sake of Soul Society.
I don't wish to, but I am satisfied after hearing your true thoughts.
I have already forgiven you."
Tousen: "Already forgive me?
Don't speak like you are God, Komamura!"
When did I ask you to forgive me? If you want to cut me down then be my guest!!
You won't say the same after you witness my resurrection(?)!!!"
Komamura is shocked.
Tousen: "Cricket 100 style" [I don't know what this is in English. It sounds something like, "Grejal Greejaw"!]
With each second the darkness deepens!
What's with that title about embracing a former loved one? Is it a quote from a famous poem or song (Kubo's done that before!) HAHA