Bleach’s Yamamoto will face King Quincy in a life-and-death battle in the 6th volume of Bleach’s side story and will surprise viewers continuously.
Bleach’s side story will be the bloodiest spinoff in the history of this anime, arguably with the most intense fighting scenes with many sacrifices of many of our favorite characters. The plot will not unfold in the same way as a regular shounen series. Wandenreich nearly destroyed Soul Society, and even Captain-General Yamamoto couldn’t save it in time. The previous episodes we saw the ruthlessness of the Quincy warriors with many elements of surprise and medals stealing bankai on their side. In episode 6, Yamamoto promises to turn this hopeless situation around, only to have the Quincy king Yhwach himself unleash a dirty trick to maintain the Wandenreich’s overwhelming advantage.
Everything was going peacefully in Ichigo’s hometown of Karakura until a new, mysterious group of Shinigami and a new enemy appeared. Ichigo was ready to grab his Zanpakto and jump in to protect his friends and allies from this new threat. Meanwhile, strange things are happening in Soul Society from the mysterious disappearance of the inhabitants of Rukon County to the increase in the number of Hollows destroyed in the World of the Living. When the Soul Society is attacked by a group calling itself the Wandenreich, Ichigo must turn the tide of the bloody battle that ensues.
But who really is this new enemy lurking in the dark? Yhwach is the founder of all Quincies, he decided to declare war on Soul Society and gave them the message “Five days from now, Soul Society will be destroyed by Wandenreich”. The dark history and truth that Soul Society has been trying to keep secret has finally come to light and they must redeem their past.
Episode 6 focuses almost entirely on the rematch between King Yhwach of Wandenreich and Yamamoto. Centuries ago, Yamamoto defeated Yhwach and sent him away and now history seems to be repeating itself. King Yhwach is tough-talking and uses powers like the Sankt Zwinger to defend himself, but the introduction of Yamamoto’s bankai, Zanka no Tachi, changes all that. Yamamoto has a clear advantage in this climactic boss battle, and he vows to end this fight for real. His final attack nearly sliced Yhwach in half and defeated him, and the exhausted Yamamoto sealed his bankai again. That’s when Yhwach publicly apologized for his failure, which shocked Yamamoto. Yhwach is the king of Quincy — there’s no one he wants to apologize to. Then, too late, Yamamoto received his answer.
King Yhwach actually appeared behind Yamamoto and spoke to his wounded body. Yhwach is cautious and cunning despite his great strength, not the type to risk his life in a fair fight. His move was borderline cheating considering the situation, but Yhwach clearly sees honor as a weakness. He wanted results at all costs, and as intended, Yamamoto fell for the trap. The fake Yhwach is actually Sternritter Y, Royd Loyd, Loyd Loyd’s twin brother, who died imitating Captain Kenpachi Zaraki in battle.
Yhwach praises and finishes dying Royd Loyd, then turns his attention to Yamamoto with murderous intent. Yamamoto attempts to reactivate his bankai, only for Yhwach to steal it with his medal, sealing Yamamoto’s doom with a single move. Yamamoto didn’t even try to fight back – for his honor, he knew he had lost, and he graciously allowed Yhwach to cut him in half with a spirit sword. It was a tragic ending, and Yamamoto must have had a lot of regrets when he fell. This blow is sure to demoralize the other Shinigami, who to this day still see Yamamoto’s presence as inspiration. With a dirty trick, this time Yhwach was able to put an end to the real Soul Society.
Out of everyone, using a stuntman to do Yamamoto seemed despicable and cheap to King Yhwach. Most of the supervillains in anime are happy to fight heroes head-to-head without any tricks, such as All For One fighting All Might one last time or Askel the Viking fighting in honor against enemies like Thorfinn and Thors, at least to an extent. Yhwach fights dirtier than any of them, even when facing his arch-nemesis Yamamoto, whom he probably deeply respects and admires. These two mighty leaders will face off against each other and they share the same past. This is a long-standing grudge and Yhwach won’t risk his chances with honor duels.
Yhwach and the warriors of Wandenreich always put results first and will seize every advantage to get what they want. Their tribe had lost to the Soul Reaper before and faced the threat of genocide. In the face of the fury of the Quincy empire and the absolute danger of survival, Quincy will do anything and everything to win. Wandenreich will only have one chance to take revenge and destroy the complacent Soul Reapers because if they falter and lose this war, it will all be over for them. That doesn’t make viewers sympathize with Quincy’s way of doing things, but it does explain why they use tricks like stealing bankai, using Arrancars as suicide units, and most of all, using what Yhwach did. do. At this rate, the battle will soon be won or lost unless Ichigo Kurosaki can find a way to turn the situation, let’s wait and see how episode 7 develops.