Ichigo and Renji are in the pit with a bunch of humanoid form zanpuktos called asauchi that have mouths where their eyes would be . Mimaiya explains that these creatures are zanpuktos that shinigami students are given to train with and develop into their own individual zanpuktos. Mimaiya states that the zanpuktos are angry because Ichigo and Renji have been using their zanpuktos wrong, and zanpuktos are neither tools nor companions for the shinigami.
Meanwhile, at a secluded, sealed-off cave for war criminals, Unohana (with an intense murderous aura) is going to start “training” Zaraki in what probably will be a fight to the death.
Damn, I didn’t know Unohana was such a scary person. It sounds like the so called training that she’s going to give Zaraki is a fight to death which would be unfortunate since one of them has to die. Or maybe by “dying” they don’t mean actually die, but Captain Commander Kyoraku seems to have accepted the fact that only one of them will make it out alive. Obviously Zaraki is not going away since he’s getting set up for a power up, and hopefully Unohana will get a chance to fight the bad guys with her “murder face” on too.
On the other side, Renji and Ichigo are also training, but it remains to be seen how they are going to survive in the pit without their own zanpuktos.