Chapter 566: What is your fear?
After a system crash losing the entire blog post I prepared I was a bit pissed, but I am now Zen again and ready to do it again.
The chapter started with a flashback of Rukia deciding her battle plan with Renji prior to their arrival in VanderReich territory. Her plan basically came down the fact that the enemies being as strong as they are it is important to take rest after each battle to fight with optimal strength. Which is exactly what Renji did, sleep until morning.
Which wasn’t as bright of an idea in hindsight because sternritter ‘U’ NaNaNa Najahkoop ran into him on his quest to find out who beat Mask de Masculine. Now the most interesting thing he says is that he never had so much time to observe an enemy. He also calls Renji ; Red Monkey. Could be a reference to Renji Zanpaktou form(the snake/monkey hybrid). So his ability seem of a power of obersation.
To possibly read the soul/zanpaktou of his target allowing him to nullify or counter its abilities to perfection rending Zabimaru useless. It’s hard to tell what it could be. so far the letter they are assigned with is usually the first letter of their ability.
Rukia’s time to shine now. She successfully dragged the two captain to lt. Kotetsu who is seemingly the only active medic. Anyway she decides to rejoin with Renji but before she can move she feels something.
An old familiar Sternritter shows up. Sternritter ‘F’ Äs Nödt. The one who stole Byakuya’s Bankai. He feels lonely without ‘his’ Zenbonzakura.
Rukia draws her blade as Äs wonders that if he cuts of her head, that would be enough to draw out his real target. He gets rid of his robe and immediately fires of thorns at Rukia.
She dodges them easily observing their behavior as she notes a black substance coming out of the thorns. She misses another though blocking it with an Ice shield.
But it can’t protect her from ‘Fear’. As she gets hit her body halt for a moment. It doesn’t seem to faze her much at all.
Her eyes look even more scary as Äs’s. Who has she been training with up there?