Chapter 650: The Theartre Suicide – Scene 4
I missed 649 because of just being busy, but I had feared beforehand than Barro would pull an Aizen on us and level to yet another different.. which ofcourse he did. I also figured, because that happened. Nanao-chan would show up to save the day.
Well she did show up.. but not quite yet to save the day. A quite interesting truth got revealed regarding Kyouraku’s blades. Before we get there though… Barro has been even further transformed into an dragon-owl-buglegs thing with an absolutely fabulous haircut. Seriously. Look at that hairdo.. it will any woman go wild.
After the usual, despair until next powerup routine he gets all smug and preachie again but even after growing some arms then firing a giant beam out of it… he actually missed. The ever resilient Kyouraku still managing to move out of harms way.
As he sits there he talks to his bankai, who tries to ‘secude’ him to just let himself die and go with her. He seems almost content to do so, but Nanao roughly brings him back much to his own surprise. She then yells to him to give her her Zanpaktou back. A fact that surprises him before his eyes narrow as he thinks back to a past promise. A promise Nanao chan tells him to forget about. A promise he made with her mother.
Barro has quickly found them and blasts another chunk out of the new-built Quincy Palace grounds. Annoyed to find out they ran away again. They have found a dark secluded building to hide in. Kyouraku against questions her about her mother. Which whatever it was, she knew all along. So.. we will probably get a flashback chapter or chapters.
Kyouraku succumbs and finally agrees with her to ‘give it back’.
Yep… so Kyouraku probably never actually fought with Kyoukotsu herself. Just with Sakuranosuke. One could say these Zanpaktou are not actually twins. More like sisters. With Sakuranosuke watching over young Kyoukotsu. Kyoukotsu also being the shorter of the two blades when in an unreleased state. So Kyoukotsu may have Kyouraku in battle(perhaps in only a limited fashion as she never really belonged to him in the first place.
Now that Kyoukotsu is back with Nanao her full potential should come out. The question being, have we seen any of her abilites yet, or was that all simple Kyouraku’s Sakuranosuke.
At the very least it doesn’t seem in the slightest that Kyoukatsu rejects Nanao-chan as she appears behind her, with blade in hand.