Chapter 506: The Fire2
The road to awesomeness continues but there are a few catches waiting on the horizon as The Fire2 moves straight on from last time.
The old four-eyes opens his mouth for the first time I think happy to see some fight in the Kyouraku. Before the scene switches the gentleman references to what Kyouraku said last time out. That Commander Yamamoto is a great motivator for the SS. It’s clear what the rest of his words will be.
With the flames of revenge behind him. Yamamoto declares death on more time. The translation of the King’s name it different from last time. Now it’s Juha Bach. The whole aura of Yamamato is just so well displayed. His eyes, the flames.
With that we move back to the Quincy gentleman. As I expected he declares old man Yamamoto to die before his King. his reasoning is the same as Kyouraku’s. They are inspired by their King(even though he is a total dick to his subordinates).
Anyway. As announced three his buddies are on their way to the biggest mistake or their lives. You’d wonder if they noticed one captain killed three of their buddies already. But these guys including four-eyes will quickly realize the difference between blind optimism and inspiration.
In classic bad-buy stooge overconfidence mode two familiars and mohawk-man strike down on the strongest in all of Soul Society. Both Kyouraku and his enemy noticed the initial strike.
But… as expected. The sky explodes in a sea of flames. Needless to say. The quincy fighting Kyouraku has a “Holy Flipping King” moment when Yamoto turns three more Quincy’s to ashes as Kyouraku ads insult to injury. Good to see Nödt die after working over Byakuya.
Mr. Bach shows his douchebag self again, insulting his subordinates. He kind of right in this case. The three sternritter died stupid… simple. The SS captains made their own large mistake. They did have a great screw up when four captains simultaneously released their Bankai and the Quincy stole it. They wanted to find a way but they took a massive risk knowing very little about the specific ability and it cost them dearly.
Genryuusai seemingly thinks back to how his enemy was following the conversation after he strikes again cutting Bach’s arms. The Commander comments how Bach still keeps his followers in low regard. Bach replies to the Commander’s personality. I can’t see I have seen Aizen pull out the same amount of anger from the Commander but Bach and Genryuusai have a strong past between them. From the bits of conversation with Mayuri earlier it is know that Yamamoto has failed to kill him about a thousand years ago. Now this could mean that Mayuri’s failure then, ignited the first Quincy war, and now the second.
The battle heats up. The White haired Sternritter is still hanging around but I doubt he will do much in this fight. To put it short. Genryuusai forced the King to draw his sword. Funky looking hilt but it far from the highlight of this chapter, which of course is at the end.
The Captain Commander stars his incantation.
After his final words all the flames dissapear. The pic at the bottom shows a surprised King. It seems he never saw Commander yamamoto do this before.
All the fire seems to have been condensed into his blade. A small trail of fire leading up from about the middle. It looks like it’s scorching hot. Commander Yamamoto Genryuusai will speak the words no one has heard in who knows how long.
‘Bankai, Zanka No Tachi’ (Long Sword of the enduring flame)
Is the anger of the commander is carrying with him clouding his good judgement. He can’t(!) have forgotten the Quincy ability to steal a bankai. He doesn’t know if the tool has a limit of the amount of power it is able to steal. I’m not sure the King will be carrying the tool but his 2nd in commander probably does.
2nd. Is it really a good idea for him to release his bankai. Much like the top 4 Arrancar were not allowed to release inside Huenco Mundo the power released could destroy a major area of Soul Society.
The Quincy must be defeated but he could very well take out his own people still scurrying around the streets. A lot of them probably running around scared. So his release could kill a lot of normal foot soldiers.
I honestly have no idea what we can expect with him going all out. I personally fear that the Quincy will steal his bankai giving the King an immeasurable advantage and will mean the war for SS is sure to fall to the Quincy. Getting them one step closer to whatever they are after.