Quote Originally Posted by Kriebs View Post
My guess would be that Ichigo got his Zanpakto from his father....

Yes it's stated that every sword is different and no two are the same, and this might sound pretty stupid but where do shinigami come from?
Shinigami are souls with a high level of innate Spiritual Energy, recruited from the ranks of the residents and nobility of the Soul Society. Shinigami use their Zanpakutō, supernatural swords that are the manifestation of their owners' power, to perform soul burials on Pluses.

Quote Originally Posted by Kriebs View Post
What i mean by this is there haven't been any "oh my father was a captain blha blah blahy" at least from what i remember. Basically what i'm saying is maybe the zanpakto are like a bloodline, like they get passed along. I dont remember anyone being related in the series....

let the flaming begin
I guess.