[Author’s note: Bleach manga will undergo a 5-week hiatus].
Well, what do you know? The captain actually did it out of the goodness of his heart. Frankly, I didn’t expect that would be the case, but he did mention that not warning his family and friends would be a disservice to Ichigo, which means, it was still done with ulterior motives in mind, no? Not doing so would not help Ichigo’s state of mind which could endanger his overall performance in battle. But Kyoraku did bring up a couple of interesting and logical points. This is when shounen series are at its best, in my opinion. When it takes the time to clear our assumptions with practical reasoning. Obviously, his exclusive training with the Royal Guard comes at a price. Economically speaking, there is no such thing as a free lunch. The time he spends training costs him the time he could have spent with his family instead, and in the long run, whatever he gains from his training could force him to sacrifice his time in the human world. But, at least he doesn’t have to sacrifice time with his friends and family, thanks to Kyoraku’s intervention.