Yamamoto’s anger burned so intensely for all to see and feel, even I felt it.
As if feeling the end of the manga is near, it seems to be that Kubo is trying to give Captain Commander Yamamoto as much screen time as possible. Consider the arc and how involved he has been in comparison to other arcs.
Yamamoto having screen time is not really a flaw of the manga. In fact, it is a nice direction to take as he has largely remained a nebulous entity for much of the series. The only history we knew of him previously was that he was a leader for at least a millennium and that he faced the leader of the Stern Ritter before. Rushing off to face him, I can only imagine that we will get even more details to his backstory, as a flashback will inevitably fill in the details regarding what allowed him to face him.
Captain Commander’s fury enacted a change of heart in all of Soul Society. Everyone could feel his spiritual pressure and was energized back into their fight. The Stern Ritter were shocked that the characters that looked so beat down and broken could spring back to life, energized and ready to take them down. Could they do it? Hopefully. Yamamoto seemed to prove that the Stern Ritter could be defeated without the Soul Reapers having to use their Bankai.
Speaking of which, shouldn’t the research division be telling us the secret of how to circumvent the seal of the Bankai?
What an interesting turn of events that was to close out the chapter. Suspense is at an all-time high again this arc as Kenpachi could be the next on the list of characters to die. I thought Yamamoto was rushing to his aid, but instead he rushed off straight to the leader of the Stern Ritter. Could someone else come to save Kenpachi? How did Kenpachi lose anyway? Is he really that weak compared to the Stern Ritter even though he excels in physical stats and is just an enormous spiritual pressure? Odd. Good chapter and the next one must come fast.
GO Rating: 3.5/5