I'm just gonna take a shot at this one, seeing how this seems to be the theme of the arc;
The Spirit King is Aizen, and the Aizen we knew was simply an over-the-top gigai he developed to test the strength and resilience of Soul Society.
Seriously, I don't get why Kubo gets such a thrill out of developing so many questions per chapter while answering so few. Nevertheless, another interesting chapter. The chapter after next week's will probably be the last until the new year, seeing Christmas is pretty much 3 weeks away.
Wow Kubo couldnt have made the Spirit King look any more uglier and freakier... wats up with dem eyes? Once again my fandom has been trolled
I want Legit Pokemon, no Hacked ones!
Pokemon I need in FireRed:
Pokemon I need in Emerald:
Diamond Pokedex COMPLETE!
Platinum Pokedex COMPLETE!
Heart Gold Pokedex COMPLETE
Pokemon I need in Black 2:
I'm Robert, here are all my friend codes
Diamond Friend Code: 0261 2558 7815
Platinum Friend Code: 1548 7339 8497
Heart Gold Friend Code: 2151 0497 8265
Black 2 Friend Code: 4213 7431 5164
Offering Pokerus for Gen 5 and 6.
In this scenario, Aizen would have literally tried to become a new "King" by trying to completely fuse himself with the Hogyoku he (and then Urahara) created.
That would fit with the new definition of the King's Key; if it's an ability that can only be bestowed by the King, then Aizen would be able to create it if he became a "King" himself.
Shunsui is Captain Commander.. and Unohana is the first Kenpachi what a shocker.
So Shunsui is now the Captain Commander; can't say I'm surprised. He certainly knows how to rally the other Captains, so he was the best candidate for the job. And Unohana being revealed to be the first Kenpachi was a surprise; I guess all that stuff Kubo said about her being tough was true.
Unohana just went all kinds of badass. Glad to see Shunsui take charge.
A soul that cannot be saved drifts and disappears,
In the instant it vanishes, it shines faintly,
Now, it creates a night with a full moon.
Flip over to /a/, find out her name is Unohana Yachiru.
oh Kubo you so silly
At this point though, while I'm excited by the prospect of actually seeing Unohana fight, I'm mostly just curious as to why her name is "Yachiru." But I guess that'll be revealed soon enough.
Also yaaaay Captain-Commander Shunsui
WOW. what an amazing chapter.
On another note, I just randomly got the idea in my head that Ichigo will end up being made into a Royal Guard by the Soul King at some point. I mean, he has or had a little bit of everything in him at once point or another.