Chapter 511: Death Whilst Standing
A good slower paced chapters. with Juha’s terminal strike on the Commander of all the SS forces is defeated.
Before we see him die we see a glimpse of his past. It looks like a younger Yamamoto engulfed in flames which is probably Zanka No Tachi. What Yama says is kind of interesting. That ‘thing’ is a monster that appeared in Soul Society long ago. It think he has wielded that monster ever since. Now the ‘monsters’ has a new master as Yama has been sliced in half, what remains of his upper body falling to the ground.
His death is obviously felt all across Soul Society sending everyone in despair giving all the Quincy an opening.
I don’t see that much hate in Juha’s eyes as he watches over his corpse. He shows more pity than anything else to his nemisis. Throughout everything he kept calling him by Yama’s old name.
Finally we learn the 2nd place man that has been passive during this entire fight. Hashvald. Juha is ready to leave but even in death yama’s corpse holds on too Yuha’s foot. The quincy cuts his hand off releasing himself.
Juha’s has been quite observant of everything that has happened in Soul Society. He knows this many through and through. Used his weakness against him. He know how to get this man he didn’t even consider him as on of the ‘five warring potentials’. Interesting. Five people he accounts as dangerous. One is Ichigo. I assume one of the others is Aizen. Kurosaki Ishin could be one and then there are ofcourse the two Uryuu’s.
I dont believe Inoue and Chad are among them. There are simply not strong enough. And in Inoue’s case combat happy. Who do you think are the five on his list?
Anyway, Juha reflects on Yama’s past choices regarding his arm. Having to rely on Ichigo in the battle against Aizen. The old man never really wanted to rely on humans. Having fought him before Juha says that the old Yama was very different.
I like this little peak into the old days of Soul Society. Back then there was probably constant conflict between Shinigami and Quincy. Soul Society wasn’t shaped anything like it is now. Apperently they were more like murdering thugs than Captains. That fierceness was their strengh.
A strength that slowly faded after the Quincy were exterminated. For the first time in a long time there was peace in SS. Slowly Yama turned SS around making it a more justful institution.
The reason Juha believes is that the Gotei 13 died as the Quincy died a thousand years ago.
With that Juha destroyed what was left of Yama’s body. The shinigami probably felt the final shivers of Yama’s reaiatsu dissapear. Juha immidiatly orders the complete destruction of SS. All the Sternritter open a gate allow a humongous force of foot soldiers pour into the Soul Society. The enemy is simply overpowered by the sheer number of forces that destroy every building out there marking the end of Soul Society.
Juha orders a retreat the destruction being complete. Juha is confident he destroyed the Gotei 13 forcing the 0 squad to make a move and come out here. Juha will wait for them before coming out again.
It seems an easy retreat might just get disrubted as an explosion is set off in the sky. Is it the Zero Squad already coming a quick strike? Or has Ichigo found the strenght to break open the prison. If so… in what form will he be.
Assuming he isnt released by whoever whiped Opie of the map Ichigo’s hollow power must have come out. Now Ichigo was in a horrid state as he was desperatie to break the prison making the question for next week as follows:
Is Ichigo in control or his Hollow?