Now THAT is how you lay your life on the line and display your resolve to win a fight. I am so glad Kubo-sensei has chosen to highlight Komamura Sajin in such a badass light after he was placed in the background for so long. Ah Sajin really is a total badass. Finally we are starting to see why he was appointed as a Captain of the Gotei 13. Phenomenal artwork as well from Kubo-sensei this chapter, it made the fight that much more thrilling and exiciting.
Kokujou Tengen Myouou, I was not expecting Sanjin’s bankai to have such an effect, I am ecstatic that his Bankai still had room from improvement. So the Dangai Joue form cast the armor of Kokujou Tengen Myouou aside and reveals the real power he holds. With the armor embodying the “life” of Kokujou Tengen Myouou, when it is cast aside, the life of Kokujou Tengen Myouou is cast aside and all that is left is a form of reiatsu that keeps rebuilding itself when the reiatsu is separated. Sajin is connected to Kokujou Tengen Myouou and does share the damage but with his heart not being inside his body anymore, he is able to transcend death and gain a temporary form of immortality. This allows Sajin to be unaffected by Bambietta’s ‘bombs’.
This chapter bared boldly the resolve Sajin holds and the extents he is willing to go to pay Genryuusai and his clan back for acting selfishly on his own. He is staking his life on the line to protect what Genryuusai represented, Soul Society and the Gotei 13. Along with highlighting Sajin as a seriously badass fighter, this fight is also fleshing out the person Sajin really is and how he is representing the very beliefs he has followed throughout the series.
Looks like this chapter also had Sajin explain the workings of his Bankai’s Dangai Joue form to Bambietta which is a shame as it may come back to bite him when Bambietta figures out a counter to his ability, if she does that is. It is annoying when characters lay out in detail explanations to their abilities to their opponent but given how badass Sajin was this chapter, I didn’t mind. Sajin wasn’t playing around, he knows he had to defeat Bambeitta and fought with that very thought in mind. I just hope Bambietta doesn’t do a 180 and turn this whole fight around defeating Sajin. Sajin earned the victory for this fight, he pulled his heart out and laid his life on the line for cry out loud! What more can a person give to show their resolve?
Hopefully the fact that there is a hole in Sajin’s chest with no heart and that he told Bambietta he is immortal is enough to through Bambietta’s mind into a panic and quicken her demise. With Bambietta unable to focus on keeping up her blut, an opportunity to defeat her could very well arise. Ah I am anxious to see if she is really defeated next chapter, I doubt it, because has been hyped up quite a bit – said to be able to end this war herself – but hopefully she will be defeated by Sajin and Shinji. Would be pretty amusing if the Gotei 13 Captains are able to handle their business (minus Yhwach) in Seireitei before Ichigo arrives =P. Looking forward to the next chapter.