Looks like Yhwach finally made it to the Soul King’s Palace, I wonder how the Royal Guard/Zero Division will stack up against Sternritter’s best. Seeing that the members of the Royal Guard each specialise in a particular field, it will be interesting to see how Yhwach goes up against such masters. Ichigo on the other hand regresses back into his emotional cesspool of despair, but thanks to Sado, Ichigo is smashed right back into reality and his resolved self. With Kisuke making arrangements for Ichigo and Co. to get into Reioukyuu, it should be exciting to see what Yhwach ends up doing during the time it takes for Ichigo to reach Reioukyuu.
It feels good seeing Inoue and Sado back in the focus. For main characters, they have been absent for way too long! Hopefully now that Kubo-sensei has brought them back, he continues to keep a fraction of the focus on them for this arc. It will also be fascinating to see how Sado and Inoue have developed combat-wise. With many of the Sternritter members defeated, I wonder who Sado and Inoue will be matched up against, if any that is =/. I suppose a development or twist could force Sado and Inoue to become relevant during Ichigo’s battle against Yhwach.
Sad that the Sternritter and Shinigami were separated, I was hoping we would get a team battle of epic proportions this arc, but I guess that will have to stay a fantasy. Hopefully though, some of the Sternritter got blown near Sado and Inoue thus giving them opponents to show case their unique abilities.
Kisuke as usual has a solution to any problem, I just love how he appears at opportune moments to share his services with Ichigo and Co. Seriously I swear there is something more to Kisuke then he is letting anyone else know. I have been under the impression for a long time that Kisuke is the son of the Soul King, I am curious to see if that pans out and becomes a reality. Fingers crossed and looking forward to the next chapter – hoping for some Candice.