Thousand Years of Blood War unleashes the original Gotei 13 captains

Bleach’s Millennial Blood War lives up to its name with its latest episode, as several members of the Soul Society have fallen for the Sternritter’s knives. Before the series returned to the devastating events of the present, Shonen fans had the chance to witness the birth of the Soul Society thanks to a much younger Yamamoto and the original 13 captains paving a peaceful path through the bloody battle that left see how ruthless the Gotei was.

In the flashback, the current leader of the Wandenreich, Yhwach, recalled how his allies were crushed in quick succession by the original 13 captains, with Yamamoto leading the charge and ending the Quincy Rebellion hundreds of years prior to the current events. Unfortunately, the current Soul Reapers stable has been unable to commit to a level of ruthlessness and power that helped forge Soul Society to begin with and has been largely defeated. With Yamamoto literally cut in half thanks to his fight with Yhwach, the Shinigami are missing their strongest member on this side the Shinigami invader known as Ichigo Kurosaki.

The brutal soul union

Not much is known about the original Shinigami who helped forge this peaceful organization that helped fight against Hollows and various supernatural threats, but it’s clear that to originally take down the Sternritter, Yamamoto and his allies were far more vicious than the Captains . whom we have come to know, except maybe Kenpachi. The fates of these captains have yet to be revealed, though we may learn more as the current season of the Shonen anime adaptation progresses.

Ichigo Kurosaki may not be as ruthless as these captains, but he certainly showed just how powerful he remains in his one-on-one battle with Yhwach, who also takes the opportunity to hint at a background that includes the replacement’s upbringing Soul Reaper kinda connects. closer to the Sternritter than he expected.

Do you think we’ll learn more about the original thirteen captains who helped forge the Soul Society? What mysteries do you think surround Ichigo’s parentage and the connections his mother made before she died? Feel free to let us know in the comments or call me directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk about all things comics, anime and the world of the Soul Society.

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