Chapter 548: The Thin Ice
So here we are again. Omeada is on his own and seems to be far away from anybody else of equal rank. He almost loses it but his little sister pulls on his clothing. Pleading to him to stay with her. It’s enough for him to realize what he has to do.
He has to go in order to protect her, the rest of his family and of course Sereitei. He doesn’t have to travel far though as one of the VanDerReich is already on his position. The masked man known as BG9 (maybe be an arrancar?) with designation ‘K’. Interesting to note is that this guy stole Soi Fon’s bankai. I personally don’t think Soi Fon will miss her Bankai that much depending on what enemy she faces. She loves her speed more than anything and if she’s improved her Shunko techniques(what both she and Yourichi used when they battled each other). She would be ok I guess.
Anyway! Back to Bazz-B and Toshiro. Bazz-B remembers Toshiro now, immediately mocking the 10th Squad Captain. Bazz-B uses fire to which you would think gives him the upper hand in this battle. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case as the fight continues.
Matsumoto joins Toshiro after she made sure their subordinates are out of harms way.
Matsumoto manages to make a bit more embarrassed by telling how cute he is needing her help. After Toshiro yelled to her she sets of the Flay Pastry Strategy(Mangstream translation). She releases her Shikai and Toshiro follows suit with his. Matsumoto calls back her Haineko. Bazz-B attacks Toshiro’s walls of ice.
But this time he can’t melt it. Only the surface. Toshiro decides to explain it to him. Toshiro describers it as a multiple layered Ice Wall. He uses Haineko’s ashes mixed with his ices to create it. When Matsumoto calls back her ashes it created an air vacuum between the different layers Of ice. For Toshiro the loss of his Bankai is mostly a loss in volume of ice produced.
Toshiro has been training hard to compensate to compensate for that loss.
Bazz-B tries again but Toshiro easily blocks it again. Before finally going on the offence.
Striking him with a vacuum-ice blade dealing massive damage to his torso. Good to see the Gotei 13 is strong enough to not be forced into a defensive battle.