It’s only bleach this week.
Darkness from the Blackest Black
As we continue with the battle between Yhwach and Ichibe, Yhwach takes note of the difference between Ichibe new blade , Ichimoji . Yhwach can’t ” sense any reiatsu from it”. He seems confused by Ichibe’s Zanpakuto’s abilities. Ichibe attacks, spraying ink all over. Yhwach notes that “even though it’s splattering ink everywhere, he can’t slice through it at all”. Yhwach asks if it’s the “same blade”, but seems to feel that it doesn’t really matter.
Yhwach claims that he can “return his power back with his own strength”. He claims that Ichibe cannot “defeat him with his blade”, as he calls to his weapon he can’t speak its name. Ichibe mocks Yhwach inability to say his swords name because, “the blade actually has no name”. He explains that anything that “has been blotted out by Ichimoji, loses it’s name”. He says that “that without a name has no power”.
Ichibe proclaims that Yhwach’s likely hood of killing him seems “dim”. Yhwach shifts to simply trying to steal Ichibe’s power. He uses “Sankt Altar (Holy Altar)”, but fails to “steal” Ichibe’s power. However, Ichibe claims that he did succeed in stealing his powers. Ichibe says that “the power he lost, cannot be made into Yhwach’s”. He says that his power is “Black”, and once Ichimoji is released then “every last bit of Black in this world, bends to his whim”.
I’m loving this battle, but I’m still a little confused as to how Ichibe’s powers work. I’ll have to reread the chapters, but I don’t find his powers easy to comprehend. Anyway, I can’t shake the unfortunate feel that this is all a waste of time. Is Kubo going to let Ichibe kill, Yhwach? I can’t imagine that he would. The problem with that is I can’t really enjoy this battle, at least not completely. I keep waiting for Yhwach to pull victory out his ass, or reveal yet another convenient Sternritter. That said I’m constantly on alert, but my confidence in Ichibe’s winning is non existent.