Originally Posted by woody_3162
Even the manga steam trans doesn't help clear anything up yet. The one thing that occurred to me whilst reading the last panel ( not that I thing this is where the mange is heading) maybe he's not always been in Shikai but that he's always been in bankai. His ability is that in bankai he won't die, he'll just come back stronger.
I just hope it's not gonna be something as daft as that kubo.
But my question is if this is his bankai how does it relate to Unohana's sin? Zaraki's sword has not changed at all since before he joined the 13 Gotei. The only time I can recall him trying to converse with his blade was I think after Ichigo beat him the first time.