Also OMG BLEACH YEAR at Shounen Jump? Ten years of Bleach! Unbelievable. :O
Deicide 18 The End
(Still taking bets on "Deicide X" being the chapter title until this arc ends. Takers? Bueller? >.> Or does "The End" mean that this sub-arc was essentially all about Gin vs Aizen?)
omfg. Just. omfg. Ichigo. *_*
Though at first glance I was confused and was like wait, Ichigo's new secret technique is Kage Bunshin no Jutsu? *flees*
YAY RANGIKU LIVES!
So, wait. There are actually two Hougyoku? And the one Aizen has now is a fusion of his own failed experiment and Urahara's incomplete one? That makes sense, because I had been wondering why Aizen hadn't just made himself a damn Hougyoku, seeing as he seems to know Everything In The World Ever.
(Randomly, earlier this week while studying kanji, I learned that "hougyoku" can also simply mean "jewel" in Japanese. Live and learn! >.>)
WAIT WAIT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE. DEAR KUBO, YOU TAKE "LOSS OF LIMB" TOO LITERALLY. DDDDD: (How many is that now; four? In this arc, I mean.)
omg omg omg omg.
Hoshit, omg, so is this why Matsumoto hasn't been able to master her bankai? Because of whatever Aizen & Co took from her? Could Matsumoto actually potentially have been one of the strongest people in the Gotei 13?
WAH NO YOU CAN'T D:
With a new-ish outfit (and therefore a power-up). *_* ILHIMSM.
I hoped that was Gin on his shoulder, but that looks like Isshin with the dangly torn haori. Wah.