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.
Isshin Kurosaki was a member of Shiba clan. You remember the Shiba clan, right? Here, I’ll remind you.
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.
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.
Awesome guy, isn’t he? And while we are talking about awesomeness, we had Gin in this chapter ^_^
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 (^_^)/
My other posts on Bleach:
- Bleach, chapter 528. A quincy.
- Bleach, chapter 527. Ichigo got trolled.
- Bleach, chapter 526. Fighting corpses.
- Bleach, chapter 525. Young Kenpachi.
- Bleach. Chapter 524
- Bleach, chapter 523.
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