The fullbringer arc explained that everything has a soul and in everything there are soul particles, thus in food as well. In a way, a soul in a human body is eating the souls inside the food. Even hollows have to eat or they degenerate and later die ?
But the fight also reminded me that Uryuu, and I quote the English dub, "...pierced her soul chain, the source of spirit energy production." to defeat her. I had forgotten about that little trick (as well as stealing reishi from their opponents). These things make them very worthy opponents, after all (if they are strong enough--which these Vanderreich appear to be).
and in profile, doesnt this big bad boss quincy look a bit like Zangetsu's materialization? or is that just me?
I guess that people just don't want to give things away, and in Rukongai as well as in the real world, some people have certain skills and others doesn't. So when you are among the few that can makes sandals and everyone wants to wear sandals then you can decide what you want to get for them, so even if they don't have money they can do as people did in the old days and trade stuff.
And we already know that the Vice Captain of the second squad is rich, not in the same obvious way as Kuchiki who's a noble family, but he states it like a fact that he is rich.
On my thoughts on the chapter I got this to say: It was awesome seeing Mayuri talk smack to Yamamoto like that. Now, we don't know the story but based on what Mayuri said, it seems that Yamamoto needed to be brought back to earth a bit, not to mention he's always so cocky(with good reason tho).
But, does this mean that we have someone who is at least equally strong as Yamamoto? AS he appears to be the final boss(little weird that he get's introduced so early in the arc tho), I guess that it will be Ichigo that kills him, but what part will he play together with Yamamoto. Like others are saying we will definitely see some flashbacks where the "majesty" and Yamamoto are involved. But will they fight? Will his "majesty" win? Can't wait to see how this pans out.
Sure does feel good to be reading a Mangastream release again. Anyway, so now we have more backstory to delve through. Still waiting on my backstory on Isshin. Come on, Kubo. Don't leave us hanging...
We still don't know a lot about the quincy, perhaps they where vastly outnumbered by the Shinigami and actually took down a lot of them before they where eradicated(or so we where led to believe)? I would like to see Uryuu return to the scene and maybe a bit more on his dad who you would think would be knowledgeable on all thinks quincy.
So this goes way back before the Quincy Massacre, Yamma was given an order to kill Buckbeard but he didn't, that raises a few questions, did he let him off? does Yamma have relations with Buckbeard?
And it seems they don't want Ichigo to get in their way, they consider him a game changer. They seem confident to take on SS so they must have a formidable army ready.
My only hope is Kubo gives us some awesome Kenpachi pwnage, I can't wait until he bust out the eye patch I missed that raw power.