Because of Obon, national holiday in Japan, There will be no Bleach 536 manga this week. Just read my bleach 536 spoiler and prediction with cute cosplay from bleach anime girls. The bleach chapter 536 was epic, but it did something to the overall flashback that I do not like. It feels rushed. All of a sudden, while it was expected, it still felt rushed that Isshin suddenly sacrifices his powers for Masaki’s sake, and Urahara and Ryuuken etc.
All getting along so fast, it felt too convenient, like a puzzle that was preset to match easily, aka a boring puzzle. I mean, that was really fast! I don’t question Isshin’s decision, but more the flashback beeing rushed. Other than that, I’m happy with the development in itself, just not how it felt rushed. The Shiba clan was basically kicked out of SS cus of Isshin, and Isshin lost his powers cus of saving Masaki which is why he became human. Now I know why Aizen was so interested in Ichigo.. Urahara managed to stop the hollowification thingy for Masaki and Aizen was obviously interested to see how her child turned out. So in a way.. Ichigo was an experiment, however I’m wondering why he isn’t so interested in karin and yuzu they’re both Masaki’s children too. Or maybe cus Ichigo was the first child and it affects the first child more? Who knows.
Also, I’m intrigued to know what the relationship between Isshin and Kaien is. I doubt Isshin is the father, he wouldn’t have given up everything so easily for Masaki if he’d had a wife/children so he’s probably their uncle or something. But isn’t it too co-incidential that ichigo looks Exactly like kaien except the hair?? Which made me think something else.. what if Kaien was the hollow that attacked Masaki.. and that’s why Ichigo looks exactly like him?
If i recall it was said a former 10th Division Captain was said to have fallen in battle yet they didnt confirm who it was at the time, but i believe other readers have posted in the forum that the former captain is Isshin since he pretty much all round just “Disappeared” or as we know now gave up all his powers to become human.
I believe Isshin is the father as well, but may or may not explain his Shinigami powers, Remember it is highly likely the Hollow Soul he has which is made from a dead Shinigami could be Kaien which is why he looks jsut like Kaien but with Orange hair like Masaki
What Kubo is showing us now is Isshin/Masaki’s backstory from Isshin’s point of view, so I doubt he’s really aware of Juha Bach and his gang at this point, there’s no way Juha Bach called Ichigo his son or something along the lines, without some meaning behind it, and Kubo is probably gonna leave this for later. Ichigo’s past is still not totally clear until Juha Bach speaks about it too