Bleach, chapter 529. Isshin Shiba. Beware of spoilers.

This chapter was dedicated to the past Of Isshin Kurosaki, who now have a different name, by the way. And that is an important detail. I was more or less sure that Kurosaki was the surname of Ichigo’s mother since the Majesty (whom wiki named Yhwach for some reason) said that Ichigo was his son. And it was confirmed in the last chapter. But at the same time, all this time I as well as the rest of the fans, knew nothing about Isshin. WHo he was before he became a part of Kurosaki family? Now we know the answer.

Bleach chapter 529 Isshin Shiba

Isshin Shiba

Isshin Kurosaki was a member of Shiba clan. You remember the Shiba clan, right? Here, I’ll remind you.

Bleach chapter 529 Shiba clansmen, Kukaku and Ganju Shiba

Those two knuckleheads are members of the Shiba clan

Bleach chapter 529 Kaien Shiba

Kaien Shiba was the member of this clan too

Now, what exactly does that mean? First of all, that means that Kaien Shiba and Ichigo are related. How often it was hinted that Kaien and Ichigo was alike? I don’t remember now, but I guess more than once. Which makes me wonder how long ago Kubo planned this. We don’t know yet about the relations between Isshin and Kaien, Kukaku and Ganju Shiba. They might be siblings, might not be directly related. It might even be that Kaien, Kukaku and Ganju are Isshin’s children, which is not likely, though.

But moving on, this chapter also brought us some flashback about 10th division, where Isshin was the captain. We learned that Toshiro was the 3rd seat and Rangiku was a lieutenant, just like she is now.

Bleach chapter 529 Toshiro, the third seat

Toshiro did not change much

Now, let me bring one thing here. It was shown, that Toshiro was just an ordinary child when Momo was already studying in the Shinigami Academy. Now why would I bring that? Well, you see, Momo was not the only one, who were studying in the academy at the moment. If you remember, Renji was in the same class with her. You still don’t see why I am wasting your time with that? The thing is, that Rukia and Renji entered the academy at the same time. And that means that Rukia graduated at least at the same time as Momo and Renji. And also that means that she most probably graduated before Toshiro. Now you see? If she was graduated before, or even at the same time as Toshiro, there is no chance that she did not know Isshin by sight, as he was a captain of the gotei 13. Now, let me pose a question. If so, how did she not recognise him, when she saw him at Ichigo’s home?

But never mind plot holes, let’s look at how Isshin looked some many years ago.

Bleach chapter 529 Isshin's troll face

Isshin’s troll face

Bleach chapter 529 Isshin's troll line

Isshin’s troll line

Awesome guy, isn’t he? And while we are talking about awesomeness, we had Gin in this chapter ^_^

Bleach chapter 529 Gin Ichimaru flashback

Gin Ichimaru

That i snot to mention that there was Aizen in this chapter too. You know, if those two had been the only good thing in this chapter, even that would be good enough for me to enjoy it. I have high expectations for the next Bleach chapter. It better be good, as there will be no Naruto next week. Till the next time (^_^)/

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