Chapter 616: Mimihagi-Sama
So… I wasn’t quite off on my theory of last week of what Ukitake was doing. He wasnt there when the Soul King was made, or else the events surrounding him wouldn’t have been able to happen.
Anyway… I really cannot wait for Ywach’s expression when he finds out the Soul King isn’t quite dead, and the wave of destruction will(i assume) stop. We see a bit of the destruction going in the various locations. Hueco Mundo and Soul Society seem to crumble much faster than the real world.
I guess the real world will fall apart when Hueco Mundo and SS will drop from existence.
We also see some random Quincy goons wondering if this is the his Majesty’s true will. Bazz-B looks quite dejected. After all that we get to the interesting part. Ukitake did not hesitate for second to whatever he had being carrying with him all this time.
He drops the bomb by stating he will replace the Soul King. A dark essence comes forth from his back and starts a chant to awaken it further.
‘The power of thine eyes which is buried within my organs. Abandon my organs open thyself.’
It seems Ukitake has attracted lung disease from a very young age. A lethal illness that was fated to kill then. But it didn’t. He then goes on to describe Mimihagi sama as a grotesque, one-eyed God, whose legend circulated throughout the “reverse bone” of district. It apparently can bestow divine protection upon those who sacrifice everything but the one eye it already possesses.
The most interesting thing being said is that it is worshipped as the right arm of the Soul King. Ukitake’s parents brought him to Mimihagi’s shrine and offered his lungs as sacrifice.
The captain screams in pain as the Kamikake ritual is going on, creating himself to be a vessel for Mimihagi-sama.
Then, on the final page. Our devious little Captain-commander Kyouraku is about to have a little chat with Aizen Sousuke himself.