Quote Originally Posted by POW View Post
SS routinely kills off regularly souls in the R city area to balance souls Paul
I hear that POW. Soul Society's primary reasons for existing is to Balance souls and keep the Universe from crashing (or something like that, but as far as Shinigamis I have trouble thinking they would routinely convert shinigamis to Zanpakutous. I am not even convinced that Ouetsu's comments actually interpret to mean that, besides this page implies that shinigamis who die become humans.

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If they remain in Soul Society as Zanpakutous, then that would upset the balance in favour of Soul Society, I suppose requiring more Rukongais killed in exchange. I guess then it comes down to what Ouetsu was really saying..I could be wrong, but I hope I'm not.