Answer to first question:
A. Just in case.
Ulquiorra’s a pretty careful guy. He likes to make plans. And stick to them. So it’s possible that he hides his second release just because he knows that it’s good to have an ace in the hole, just in case he ever needs it. Not that he’s planning to use it for any nefarious purposes - he just figures, why ...
Because he wanted to finish Aizen for good.
Even Urahara states (later in the same chapter), that it is "nearly impossible" to kill Aizen while
So I'd say Ichigo had to use it because he saw it as the only way of truly defeating Aizen.
Yhwach is Ichigo's father in spiritual meaning. He was the first Quincy and he has the ability to give a part of his power to others. By giving that power, the other person would turn into a Quincy as well. Long story short, those Quincies married, and had offsprings. Since Yhwach was the one who made them Quincy, it can be said that Yhwach is the one who ...
There are many THEORIES as to what happened to her Zanpakuto. I'm not sure if I can ANSWER your question as definitely as you'd like, but I can list some possible answers. It's up to you to find the one that you believe most plausible. Or we can wait til old Tite Kubo gives us the answer.
She gave it up when she left the Soul Society.
Yoruichi is a part ...
Vasto Lorde are the top of the Hollow species. However, they are Hollow, not Arrancar.
Arrancars are Hollow which, using the power of the Hogyoku, removed the boundry between Hollow and Shinigami, and achieved a greater power, usually by removing their masks and sealing most of their power into a sword.
Espada, are by definition the top ten Arrancar. They ...
Well, one of the main differences is most likely that chakra in Naruto seems to be a power exclusive to living things (like animals, plants and humans) while reiatsu in Bleach is more of a general form of energy (as all of Seireitei is made of reishi). Also, chakra can only be used through a medium (a body, tool etc.) while reishi can just be collected from ...
I would like to start off by saying that their race hasn't been explicitly stated in either of the Anime/Manga, so we can only theorize what race they might be from. Most of the evidence points to them being either Enhanced Artificial Souls/Humans.
Here are the possible theories, the facts supporting them and the facts opposing them:
Theory 1: They are ...
As of today's (16-04-2014) manga chapter (chapter 577) we got to know how Zaraki Kenpachi's Zanpakuto looks and what its name is.
The name of his Zanpakuto is Nozarashi. Also, in order to get into Shikai state the keyword seems to be "swallow".
How it looks:
At the main story, the movies are never mentioned because they are like fillers and not canon to the main story. But it's possible to verify when they occur by some facts, by some situations that we saw in the movie:
The first movie, Memories of Nobody: Ichigo is able to use his bankai in the World of the Living, so it happens after the Bount Invasion arc ...
As of yet, Urahara's Bankai has never been revealed. We know that he is capable of it, but he has never actually used it on-panel.
Back when Ichigo was still working to attain his Bankai (Chapter 132), Yoruichi informed Ichigo that Urahara gained his Bankai using the same training method, and did it in three days.
Later (Chapter 224) Sado comes to him for ...
The very last page of Bleach #668 gives a few clues.
Yachiru suddenly appears out of nowhere and says to Kenpachi:
She then touches him, which causes:
She ends the exchange with explaining to him:
All of these suggest the following:
It's actually relatively simple for the "standard shinigami". They will wear:
a Shihakushō (死覇装, Garment of Dead Souls), the black .. thingy which comprises of:
a white shitagi (下着, under clothing)
a black kosode (小袖, small sleeve)
a black hakama (袴, "trousers")
white tabi (足袋, foot pouch / socks)
and waraji (草鞋, sandals)
The dog is a smaller version of Sadaharu from Gintama
The colour of the dog is of course Pikachu.
The sword is the Shikai form of Zangetsu, Ichigo's sword from Bleach.
The Zanpakuto article in Bleach wiki says that Bankai is written 卍解. The Bleach article in Wikipedia Japanese also mentions lots of 卍解, but no 卐解 found. Both 卍 and 卐 can be read Man/Ban in Japanese.
The 卍 is read Sauwastika in Sanskrit and is more common in Buddhism than Hinduism. In Buddhism the left-facing sauwastika imprinted on the chest, feet, palms of ...
From the Wikia article on Gotei 13:
Lieutenants function as executive officers for their division, taking care of or supervising day-to-day operations. Along with their captains, they are not assigned to one specific squad. They generally only know the Shikai of their Zanpakutō but they are still the second strongest in their division. In the case of a ...
Aizen does not insert the Hōgyoku into Rukia's body. The deed was actually done by Urahara Kisuke when he makes a deal with a powerless Rukia for a human gigai into which he places the Hōgyoku for safety and secrecy.
Rukia by coincidence happens to patrol Karakura town on the day the hollow attacks Kurosaki family, the Hōgyoku belonging to Kisuke is hidden ...
According to Wikipedia, the original run of Bleach anime in Japan has finished since March 2012. It seems that you follow the English dub, which finished airing on November 1st, 2014, so you don't realize that it stopped airing in Japan long ago.
As for the reason, from the posts I have seen on the Internet, there seems to be no official reason given for ...
The answer lies in Ichigo's existence. At the end of the battle between Aizen and Ichigo, Ichigo noted that Aizen's sword is filled with loneliness. Before Ichigo, there was no one of the same level of spiritual pressure as Aizen. This is proved in the conversation between Ichigo and his father, Kurosaki Isshin, on episode 301 of the anime.
That wasn't the ...
Bleach has its share of rather blatant and gaping plot holes, but here are two logical reasons to this question from my perspective:
First Ichigo obliviously plans to finish off Aizen in a one hit kill as he feels that it would be his best chance of winning and goes on with it. He first attempts this in (Refer chapter 388) when Aizen is busy fighting Shinji ...
While there is no definitive answer at this point many of the theories out there are plausible. I however, personally think that one of the most overlooked and underestimated answers is that she simply doesn't like/want to use it. Much to the same affect as to why Sui Feng does not like using her Bankai. (Said reason being that it does not conform to the ...
If you're talking about before the Fullbring arc, Ichigo still has Zangetsu up until the point where he uses Mugetsu to incapacitate Aizen enough for Urahara to seal him. It's at that point that he loses his powers.
**MANGA SPOILERS AHEAD**
If you're talking about the Fullbring arc, that's a completely and wildly different side of the story that has no ...
What I don't get is how no one knew it was defective.
Kisuke Uruhara knew that the container contained Kon.
According to Kon's History entry in Bleach Wikia:
Kon was one of the last Mod-Souls ever created for Project Spearhead, an operation which made Artificial Souls designed to enhance Human physiology to be placed in dead bodies in order to help the ...
Religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to the supernatural, and to spirituality.
While it would a stretch to say combating Hollows might be an extension of Quincy culture, it doesn't hold through with a belief system. Religion by definition requires belief, a viewpoint with intangible evidence. ...
He decided to take on the one who cost his pride than his life. He was initially the God-King of Heuco mundo and the arrogant overlord of all hollows until Aizen with Gin and Tousen made his entry and dethroned him from Las Noches with a display of his Shikai. Barragan had merely been reduced to being a henchman of a renegade shinigami from that of a king of ...