Originally Posted by ckraizitee
what do they mean by he created the zanpakutou, but cap commander had one(bankai) a 1,000 years ago, and probably before that. How old is this dude? i dont understand.
It means what it says he developed whatever means is used to issue Zanpakuto to the shinigami. Ever notice how people who aren't with the goten 13 don't have one? People like Kukaku, Ganju, & Yoruichi don't have one yet all of them are above your average shinigami in ability. Yoruichi probably had hers sealed taken away after she help Urahara escape.