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Bleach novel: Can't Fear Your Own World-By Narita Ryohgo v.2

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Are there any sketches from the Novel showing Ressurection/Bankai Hikone?
I don't think so. There is a description within the text, but the only sketch when Hikone uses Ikomikidomoe is this one:
CFYOW 2 Sketches (5).jpg

If I remember correctly, Hikone in Resurrection/Bankai looks similar to Ginjo: pale skin and dark scaleras.

There's a couple of sketches of Ikomikidomoe itself (from Book 2).
 
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@Michael J. Caboose you told me in another thread that Hisagi did not know Bankai in TTYBW and learned it in CYFOW. However that's strange to me because before the second invasion in TTYBW Kensei flat out tells Hisagi to show him his Bankai and has Mashiro attack him. Maybe that translation was just off. But I definitely think he was at least supposed to use Bankai at some point in TTYBW originally, that certainly seemed to be what that scene was foreshadowing. Come to think of it that whole scene is just another example of something that was probably supposed to be elaborated on in TTYBW but never manifested for whatever reason...guess that's why we have CYFOW.
 
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Are there any sketches from the Novel showing Ressurection/Bankai Hikone?
Apparently not, I would've seen it by now. That's what makes me excited for Hikone's Resurección in Bleach: Brave Souls.
Also, did Ginjo show any new powers/forms in the Novel?
No.
you told me in another thread that Hisagi did not know Bankai in TTYBW and learned it in CYFOW. However that's strange to me because
However strange that would be for whoever, the fact remains, in the manga Hisagi only mentioned his Bankai years after the war and in CFYOW is shown how he not only acquires Bankai after the Quincy war, but also his true Shikai.
 
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There has been some movement when it comes to the release dates of CFYOW Vol 1and 2. What I have found is this:

Vol. 1 Amazon.co.uk release: July 23
Vol. 1 Amazon.de release: June 23

Vol. 2 Amazon.co.uk release: Nov. 3
Vol. 2 Amazon.de release: Oct. 20

I think these are not final dates but they are earlier than originally planned. Good news. :)
 
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Another update:

There has been some movement when it comes to the release dates of CFYOW Vol 1 and 2. What I have found is this:

Vol. 1 Amazon.co.uk release: July 23
Vol. 1 Amazon.de release: July 7
Vol. 1 Amazon.com release: July 7

Vol. 2 Amazon.co.uk release: Nov. 3
Vol. 2 Amazon.de release: Nov. 3
Vol. 2 Amazon.com release: Nov. 3

So far I couldn't find a listing for Vol. 3. Right now it seems the release dates are all the same but maybe Britain will get the first volume a bit later.
 
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Yes, that sounds like the most logical route right now. She does come from the family of assassins, so unless she goes completely mad because of the shock, it would be nice if Squad 2 would take her in and tutor her. At least that way, she'd create some bonds with other people.
I think that girl is VERY MUCH RELATED to Soi Fon. In the flashback, it's said that the Fon clan were born assassins. They serve as assassins for the noble clans. They were trained to be one. Probably Soi Fon has a niece/younger sister/daughter (?) who was also a novice assassin. Probably she assigned her to kill Tokinada. Like she's telling her "This is your first mission. Avenge our bloodline. Kill the man who killed our own." Then she was sent to Mayuri to help him kill the guy. Remember guys, she did not join the alliance because she needs to attend other issues in the Seireitei. This is very crucial. She decides not to come in this important mission that everyone else takes part in. Even Mayuri joined Kyoraku and Co. That is a bit shady for me.
Probably Kubo-sensei is planning to reveal secrets of the Fon/Feng clan which is I think related to the Five Noble Families. Remember shady man Tokinada said that two of her brother died doing shady work for his clan. And guys, please remember Soi Fon/Sui Feng is NOT her real name. Her true name is Feng Shaolin. That is the alias of the grandmother. She was given this alias to protect her identity. We all know by now that Kubo-sensei is very gifted with foreshadowing. Maybe this girl is another plot twist in the next Bleachverse.
If the Urahara and Yoruichi light novel or manga or whatever canonization of their relation is will be materialized, the origin of the Omnitsukido must be detailed.
(Also crack theory. Soi Fon and Mayuri are friends. There is a panel in the manga that Mayuri praising her during her fight with BG9 that has proof for it)

Doubt Bleach is done for good. We will have to see how well the novels and artbooks sell. Hopefully we get more novels with more bankai in the coming years.

Anyway, I read somewhere that Ginjo is the deuteragonist of CFYOW (with Hisagi being the protagonist). With that being said, I've read a surprisingly small amount of information about Ginjo.. Providing that he is actually the deuteragonist..
Bleach is not done yet that's for sure. For a fact that Kubo-sensei provided first hand information to SAFWY, WDKALY and CFOYW, this is really is canon material. It fills all the gaps the manga failed to deliver
And to make Hisagi as a protagonist, expanding on his battle psyche and overall characterization is brilliant. To have supporting characters have some spotlight is also a brilliant idean especially with Ginjou.
I personally prefer this materialization to flush out all the juices we desperately need (cough Urahara, Yoruichi, Tessai)

Thank you, LoN00 :)

Here is a link to Scheneizel's second part of her translation in Bleach Reddit:

[removed link to Scheneizel's translation for copyright reasons]

Thank you! :)

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I found the second half of the new part very interesting. This book is indeed a very mixed bag with elements that don't do much for me and others that really get my attention.

Soi Fon and her punishment force - I am sorry to say that I haven't seen much that makes me respect Soi Fon's masked subordinates. Especially from the anime I remember various scenes in which they were sent flying like pin balls and I can't remember any moment when they were serious adversaries. By now it seems Mayuri has more power than her, in more than one way.

I am sure Tokinada had no interest in Soi Fon's protection. That he managed to shake them off adds to my poor opinion of these people. Tokinada is clever. He probably played along for appearance's sake and then simply left them behind.

On the other hand, it is good to see that Soi Fon seems to be better at self control now. No matter what Tokinada is throwing at her, she is not taking the bait. Keeping in mind her past, this is a big improvement. Not only is Soi Fon not addressing Tokinada in the respectful manner according to his position and rank in society, she adds to the insult by addressing Yoruichi that way. I was smiling. I actually like Soi Fon in that scene.

Yoruichi amused me even more. She actually started playing with Tokinada using words. Yoruichi is a very experienced woman and she showed that she knows precisely how far she can go. No matter what rank Yoruichi officially has, in her case it doesn't matter because she is respected for who she is. No matter that her younger brother who demonstrated to me very clearly how unsuitable and incompetent he is, is the family head - unofficially it is still her. And although Yoruichi is no longer a captain or even an active Shinigami, she has a strong position among the Gotei 13. And Tokinada, someone who has a powerful position by law and custom, is not getting this respect here.

Yoruichi's Zanpakutou must be very unusual. A sword that prefers hand-to-hand combat. I am curious. What could that be? Where could the Zanpakutou be? Maybe inside her body?

It seems we will find out soon how strong - or not - Soi Fon's people are right now...

The chapter about Aizen and Tosen is very well written. It confirms my low opinion of Tosen - he was weak and an easy target Aizen could mould. Aizen is a master manipulator of people, especially the ones who are of weak mind. Aizen knew precisely what to say in order to use Tosen for his own ends without Tosen realizing. And as it was the case with Momo, he got a pawn, an instrument that would do anything for him.

Aizen does not see himself as good or as evil - I definitely agree with that part of the book. Aizen has a goal and an obligation also rooted in his delusions of godhood. In order to get there collateral damage is of no consequence. Aizen is looking for the road that gets him where he wants to go the fastest way and the way that cements his place where he is destined to be - as he sees it.

What I find very interesting is that there is a connection between Fullbringers and the original sin. So many questions... I am very curious. Hollowfication must have a deeper significance. And my guess is, souls that are exceptional powerful form "nails" that help to hold the "lynchpin" in place. Matsumoto is one of them. Ichigo and Uryuu might be others.

Tosen wanted to be turned into a Vizard. But I wonder if Tosen was asking Aizen for a different favour.

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I want to add a thought that may be a reach but maybe not...

Souls with "claws" - dragons have claws. And Uryuu means Rain Dragon.
Problaby Ginjo, Urahara, Aizen too


I really wish Hirako's bankai, Yoruichi's zanpakuto, and Hisagi's bankai will get revealed. I'm just not sure if a zanpakuto power can be revealed by a different author and in a novel rather than a manga. Its like how a new zanpakuto was never revealed in any filler arcs or episodes(except Hisagomaru, which was very odd)
Yoruichi's zanpakuto? Hmm, well probably we'll wait a little longer for this one. I guess..
 
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Hello. I am new to Bleach... Just read thje mangas and Ligjht Novels last semester. If someone here could help me with some doubts I would very much like it. At the end of the story.... How much power does Ichigo has? Does he keep his powers as Quincy + Shinigami + Hollow? Does he have a Bankai? I know that Ywach took his Bankai away but Tsukushima used his powers to rewrite the past and Orihime used her powers to restore Ichigo Bankai. And When the Quincy King tries to break his Bankai again there is another sword underneath it that kills him. And also at the novels (I think the second one) it is said that Ichigo got his powers back shortly after. So.... how much power does he have and what can he do?
Thanks.
 
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Hello and welcome to BA! :)

You sent me the same question by PM and I replied. But because I am seeing it here again, I want to share that text. A small disclaimer: People have disagreed with my theory. I am just putting it out here again and ask that people make up their own minds:

Unfortunately a lot was open to interpretation at the end, mainly because Tite Kubo was not able for health reasons to get into details. What I am saying is my perspective. When discussing some of them here I already have been told that I am wrong. Nevertheless, I think my conclusions make more sense than the theory I was told and was labelled as "the truth". At the end you have to make up your own mind. Hopefully the return of the anime next year will answer our questions.

Whatever powers Ichigo has now, I agree with it that it is his full potential. It is a combination of Shinigami, Hollow and Quincy power that forms a unity but can also be called separately, a bit like what Ginjou did. I don't know how "canon" the Bleach game universe is but it showed some nice interpretations of such combinations. This also means, Ichigo definitely has a Bankai. I think it is even likely that he can summon various options, a bit like Byakuya or Hitsugaya.

I got strong opposition but here is my theory: What killed Bach was Zangetsu, his original Zanpakutou spirit in the form of his Quincy heritage. Zangetsu was originally formed without the need for any Asauchi. This is something the Shinigami had a lot of problems with and left him somewhat out of their control. Zangetsu is the power of Ichigo's soul and his sword is the manifestation of it. Bach destroyed Ichigo's Asauchi. He did not understand what it means that Ichigo's original sword killed him in his vision. He dismissed it as a dream, not understanding what was happening. After his Asauchi was destroyed, Zangetsu formed his original sword, using the power of Ichigo's soul, fighting together with him.

I think this is a wonderful way to defeat Bach and I hope I will be proven to be right.
 
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At the end of the story.... How much power does Ichigo has? Does he keep his powers as Quincy + Shinigami + Hollow? Does he have a Bankai?
In CFYOW it's said that he recovers his powers, to what extent it's unclear yet.
And When the Quincy King tries to break his Bankai again there is another sword underneath it that kills him.
Yep, thanks to Oh-Etsu Ichigo's zanpakutō is now divided in two, which gave him an edge at the end.
I think that girl is VERY MUCH RELATED to Soi Fon.

Probably she assigned her to kill Tokinada.

"This is your first mission. Avenge our bloodline. Kill the man who killed our own." Then she was sent to Mayuri to help him kill the guy.
I don't see it, the girl was described as being extremely inexperienced, not ready to even be sent on her “first mission” IMHO she just wanted revenge because Tokinada killed her parents.

And the book describes Kurotsuchi as having no interest in the situation, so he's unrelated.

Dialogue from Yoruichi to Urahara kinda make it sound like Urahara had something to do with it, maybe he just told the young girl where Tokinada could be found once he escaped, maybe because Tokinada would've sense anyone else, except tricky Kurotsuchi, well even Kurotsuchi was felt eventually.
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The black cat leapt atop a shelf of the store in an elegant manner and continued speaking (to Urahara).

“Look, I'm not talking about killing him (Hisagi) like Tokinada.”
 
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In CFYOW it's said that he recovers his powers, to what extent it's unclear yet.
Yep, thanks to Oh-Etsu Ichigo's zanpakutō is now divided in two, which gave him an edge at the end.

I don't see it, the girl was described as being extremely inexperienced, not ready to even be sent on her “first mission” IMHO she just wanted revenge because Tokinada killed her parents.

And the book describes Kurotsuchi as having no interest in the situation, so he's unrelated.

Dialogue from Yoruichi to Urahara kinda make it sound like he had something to do with it, maybe he just told the young girl where Tokinada could be found once he escaped, maybe because Tokinada would've sense anyone else, except tricky Kurotsuchi.
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The black cat leapt atop a shelf of the store in an elegant manner and continued speaking.

“Look, I'm not talking about killing him (Hisagi) like Tokinada.”
Oh yeah.. I really did oversee that one detail. She is inexperienced after all and she could possibly asking Mayuri to let her kill Tokinada. But accordingly to Tokinada, he saw the girl and she kinda looks like Soi Fon. (Or because of delusion, he is seeing stuff) Do you think is she kinda related to the clan? In Tokinada's conversation with Soi Fon before Yoruichi arrived, he said that two brothers of Soi Fon died doing a mission for this very clan. Then Tokinada particularly point out that the Fon clan specializes in Taijutsu (or is it Yoruichi idk) . Finally, they Tokinada address Soi Fon and her clan is degrading like he does not call her Soi Fon but "the 9th head of the Fon clan". IMHO, I think the little girl who killed Tokinada related to the clan but I would agree in what you say about her inexperienced. She is not a trained assassin.
The Fon clan is really mysterious after all. After all they are affiliated to a noble which is equally mysterious as well - the Shihoin.:)
 
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