>>11547222 What the fuck is happening?
That what _I_ want to know. They went into this flashback arc, and the entire manga for the last month and a half has now basically been "let's villainize Urahara!"
First it's revealed that his job prior to becoming 12th division captain was acting as prison warden for those being held by Soul Society on suspicion that they might commit future crimes.
Then he lets out the one guy who legitimately deserves to be in there, Mayuri, and makes him his main assistant.
Then he starts turning random shinigami and SS residents into hollows.
And then you look back on his role in the series as a whole, and everything he's ever done takes on a distinctly sinister hue. Especially when you consider that he was present at the first episode's hollow attack at may have quite literally orchestrated every event in the series to his own ends.
FUCK YOU KUBO.