I get what you're saying speech wise and obviously what had to have happened since Renji isn't important. My point is just that the pictures don't reflect that at all. The statement would've made more sense if interactions were swapped, especially since he doesn't show any reaction to it when it happened.
Originally Posted by Vengeance
Ichigo isn't a part of SS dumbass.
So, he's not a substitute Shinigami of Soul Society then? Silly me, must've been reading some other manga.