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Summary:

In order to save the young girl, Ichigo and company beat up on the Hollows chasing her, but to their surprise, the girl yells for them to stop. It turns out that she’s an Arrancar, and this was all just a game for them. She then introduces herself as Nel Tu, her brothers are Pesche and Dondochakka (who aren’t really her brothers), and their pet is Bawabawa. Ichigo questions if they’re really Arrancar since they give a different feeling than the Arrancar who came to the real world, so Nel explains that those were the Números – the Menos Grande and higher who become Arrancar. The Números are identified by their two digits numbers and are under direct control of the Espada. It is at this point that Nel realizes that Ichigo and company are the ones who don’t look like Arrancar, and she panics when they turn out to be Shinigami, Quincy, and human because she thinks they’re the bad guys and are going to kill her.

Unsure of what to do, Nel talks with her brothers and decides to play the endless chasing game, so she steals Ichigo’s zanpaktou and starts running. Bawabawa gets Ishida and Sado running too, and the game doesn’t end until Nel trips over a tree branch. Ichigo saves her from getting buried under the others when they all trip as well, and after checking to see if she’s okay, he turns towards the palace, ready to continue heading towards it again. Nel starts crying because he’s leaving, and it is at this point that a huge Hollow called Lunuganga emerges from the sand. It quickly becomes apparent that Lunuganga is hostile, so Ichigo fires off a Getsuga Tenshou. Although this splits Lunuganga’s head in half, the Hollow is able to reform because he’s made of sand. Lunuganga can also create twisters, and one of them nearly sucks Nel in. Fortunately, Ichigo grabs her hand in time, and he Ishida, and Sado use their special abilities to destroy a twister each.

Their simultaneous attack on the giant Hollow appears at first glance to destroy Lunuganga, but a large sand pit then develops underneath their feet. Ichigo learns from Nel that Lunuganga’s weakness is water, but there is no water in this desert. Nevertheless, a blast of ice suddenly comes out of nowhere, freezes Lunuganga, and shatters him. The culprit is Rukia, and she’s arrived with Renji. The first thing the two of them do when they reach Ichigo is to hit him for coming to Hueco Mundo without waiting for them. Rukia and Renji were determined to come back from Soul Society, and she questions why Ichigo didn’t believe in them since they’re friends. Ichigo realizes that she’s right, and after a botched introduction from Nel, Pesche and Dondochakka, Ichigo and company start to resume their trek towards the palace. However, Nel insists on taking Ichigo to Las Noches, so the group rides Bawabawa through the desert instead of walking.

Along the way, Ichigo asks Rukia about the mantles that she and Renji are wearing, and he’s shocked to learn that were given by Byakuya. Reasoning that he had only been ordered to bring them back to Soul Society and nothing more than that, Byakuya had actually helped them get back to the real world, and Urahara got them to Hueco Mundo. Byakuya had also made a disparaging remark about Ichigo though, and that gets him mad. His attention, however, soon turns back to Lunuganga who has appeared again in front of them.

Preview

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Well, Nel sure is something else with the way she talks. Reading her lines in the manga is one thing, but hearing them in the anime is different. Kaneda Tomoko does quite a job voicing her – it fits her voice a lot better than Aoi in Myself; Yourself does. I also didn’t realize that Pesche was voiced by Koyasu Takehito either, and I wouldn’t mention that except for the fact that he’s in M;Y too. Anyway, this episode stretched roughly two chapters worth of manga material into an episode with extra Nel stuff and an extended fight with Lunuganga added. All of the Rukia and Renji scenes were actually kept entirely intact, which surprised me a little because I had assumed that they’d change something given that the upcoming anime original arc has Rukia disappearing (according to the title of next week’s episode). Regardless, they’re still going ahead with that, and it looks like there’ll be anime original episodes until at least the end of November.

October 31, 2007 at 10:41 am
51 comments »
  • October 31, 2007 at 10:46 amoutcast

    http://randomc.net/image/Bleach/Bleach%20-%20146%20-%2031.jpg

    damn hollows are nazi’s as well

    damn they are evil

  • October 31, 2007 at 10:47 amShinn Agami

    Yay! It’s Nell!!

  • October 31, 2007 at 10:47 amgelo

    looking forward for it

  • October 31, 2007 at 10:49 amSeiryuu

    the arrancars in fillers look weird lol…but no doubt that the kid is cute, he looks like the protagonist of 1 of the .hack shows =D. love the second last pic on the left row, the one with ishida and ichigo “shock look” XD!

  • October 31, 2007 at 11:05 amJezreel

    se ve chido el anime pero no me llama la atencion bleach

  • October 31, 2007 at 11:09 amfurinyue

    who the heck the last pic ?? i never c before in the manga ??

  • October 31, 2007 at 11:30 amtempus

    fillers with nell will prob be interesting.

  • October 31, 2007 at 11:57 amUnknown Voice

    @furinyue
    Its the beginning of anime-original arc written by Kubo Tite.

  • October 31, 2007 at 12:25 pm.:~+┼ ĻũşŤřŏůŞ Ŗꥼm ┼+~:.

    does anyone know when this filler will end? how many episodes will it continue for? hope it is nt too long…

  • October 31, 2007 at 12:31 pmUnknown Voice

    @.:~+┼ ĻũşŤřŏůŞ Ŗꥼm ┼+~:.

    NOt for long, i guess….they are just waiting for the next arc to finish…

  • October 31, 2007 at 2:15 pmRevyFTW

    @unknown voice

    can it be confirmed somewhere that the anime original arc is written by kubo tite? i mean typically some buffon at the animation studio writes the fillers, why is kubo doing this one?

  • October 31, 2007 at 2:30 pmN

    Ep looks interesting, looking forward to it.

    Hopefully these fillers will be cracktastic.

  • October 31, 2007 at 3:32 pmking

    i cant wait till they show grown up nel

  • October 31, 2007 at 3:47 pmGil

    What did Byakuya do in this episode except walking back and forth?

  • October 31, 2007 at 4:14 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    yipes!! the 6 preview screen caps were Oozing cuteness.
    P.S= don’t give it away “king”!!!

  • October 31, 2007 at 4:38 pmUnknown Voice

    @Gil
    Show Spoiler ▼

  • October 31, 2007 at 5:08 pmStei

    “the arrancars in fillers look weird lol…but no doubt that the kid is cute, he looks like the protagonist of 1 of the .hack shows =D. love the second last pic on the left row, the one with ishida and ichigo “shock look” XD!”

    These aren’t fillers, and Nell is a girl…

  • October 31, 2007 at 5:27 pmvaldor

    Waaa! Rukia’s back again…and blushing, so cute.
    http://randomc.net/image/Bleach/Bleach%20-%20146%20-%20Large%2033.jpg
    the animation looks good…but for me the shots of the desert still look a bit too…cartoonish…

  • October 31, 2007 at 6:14 pmblind_assassin

    How many chapters is this episode? You wrote that “they stretched roughly chapters into an episode” without a number.

  • October 31, 2007 at 6:33 pmTensai Otaku

    OMNI :

    ” and next week starts some anime original stuff. ”

    Tensai otaku from BBC news Brazil:

    ” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! ”

    Darth vader young mode on:

    ” IIIIII HAAAAAAATTEEEEEEE YYYYOOOOUUUUUU!!! FILLEEERRRRRSSSSSSS!! ”

    :D

  • October 31, 2007 at 7:00 pmOmni

    blind_assassin: Two, fixed.

  • October 31, 2007 at 7:16 pmwenceslao

    well i wanna now something can anyone guive me the account of the messenger of the manager of this web site plz i wanna talk tlk about somethung to him or to her and why not help?

  • October 31, 2007 at 8:14 pmdaffyduck

    NOTE: to all you guys that are asking when the filler is over: THIS IS NOT FILLER!!!!!!
    this is all in the manga! filler was over ever since orihime left with Ulquiorra

  • October 31, 2007 at 8:30 pmJackson

    Well at least they will build on the relationship between Ichigo and Nel, since it didn’t seem feasible in the manga.

  • October 31, 2007 at 8:31 pmBlue

    OH YEAH!!!

  • October 31, 2007 at 8:43 pmTavita

  • October 31, 2007 at 10:01 pmdumdum

    finaly some original stuff from the manga
    Show Spoiler ▼

  • October 31, 2007 at 10:17 pmGod~knows

    nice its going pretty fast,i think this episode was at least 1 chapter in the manga.Cant wait until the espada fights =D

  • October 31, 2007 at 11:19 pmg0rth0r

    omg I loved this episode !!! Nel is sooo cute !! And it was just awesome when Chad shot his El Directo ! The best part was when Nel asked Rukia’s relationship with Ichigo… omg that was funny ! XD
    Finally :

  • October 31, 2007 at 11:21 pmg0rth0r

    Ah and does anyone has a source about the “anime original arc is written by Kubo Tite” thing ?

  • November 1, 2007 at 12:34 amwegjwo

    Havent watched it yet but does nel sound retarded? i hear she got that voice actor with the high pitch screeching sounds.

  • November 1, 2007 at 2:39 amkeftian

    i can’t wait! why cant they have like an hour special and finish up all the fillers!

  • November 1, 2007 at 2:44 amdsa

    Whoa they put a few chapters of the manga in this episode… dam fillers gonna start :(

  • November 1, 2007 at 5:55 amNapalm

    http://squareownz.org/anime — direct download

  • November 1, 2007 at 6:13 amraimaru2880

    Nice job on voicing Nel… Well, I’d say it’s a relief… whew…

  • November 1, 2007 at 7:40 amDiinytro

    “i can’t wait! why cant they have like an hour special and finish up all the fillers!”

    That defeats the purpose of the fillers which is to “fill up” time so that the anime and the manga aren’t so close to each other.

  • November 1, 2007 at 9:08 ammiaomiao

    its amazing hearing nel speak with her accent!!! =D

  • November 1, 2007 at 10:16 amSP

    Nell, finally ^___^

  • November 1, 2007 at 10:27 amSP

    Omg I just read the latest manga chapter… Jesus christ, I got chills on the last page. The next chapter is going to be something out of this world. The only thing to be said is what also reads in that last page @ Bleach Exile’s version: “Blud’s note: FUCK YES!”.

    Seriously, I can’t really tell how I’m going to survive until the next chapter is out not to even mention until all this gets animated..

  • November 1, 2007 at 11:19 amMaiku

    LOOOOL Nell is so cuttte!! XDXD
    “chiiii”
    “why is she looking at me?”
    “what is your relationship with Iytsugo!?!”
    XDXD

  • November 1, 2007 at 2:31 pmreggie

    when nel started speaking to rukia, i was like oh shyt roflmao

  • November 1, 2007 at 3:27 pmdelibagel

    SP: I’ve read the spoilers for the next chapter. And the “FUCK YES!” is totally warranted! It’s what we’ve finally been waiting for!

  • November 1, 2007 at 9:07 pmRikuu

    NELLLLL my favorite Show Spoiler ▼

    pun intented

  • November 2, 2007 at 6:27 pmmoshi

    yipes those are crazy screens

  • November 3, 2007 at 8:45 amTensai Otaku

    This little girls is gonna be have a ” HUUUGGGEEE ” part part for ichigo in the future……..hehehe…..LOL

  • November 3, 2007 at 3:26 pmDaemon

    Yeah, Nel will be “huge” /gg

    i like this episode coz of nell and her “brothers” they’re really funny when they learned that they cannot be siblings lol.

  • November 4, 2007 at 2:24 pmjames

    this episode was kinda gay like it takes em 2 eps to get into lAS NOCHES like what the hell and they dont have a good pic of the hougyoku

  • November 5, 2007 at 5:12 pmSP

    Ok so I just read the latest manga chapter..

    …Not as good as I thought it would be but then again… This chapter goes to show that the next 100 or so chapters are going to be quite…frankly…simply… …

    Yeah. I advice you to check it out.

  • November 7, 2007 at 8:03 am~hiMe~

    rofl: “not siblings”
    their soo funny especially Nell
    kuwaii~des ne ~^^~
    soo cute~

  • January 6, 2008 at 7:24 amguaranaboy

    omg this ep was so full of win… i mean nel is pure awesomeness… moar!!

  • February 18, 2008 at 11:27 amShiro-kun

    I agree with Stei
    and so I´ll say it again so everyone can read again
    They are right in the middle of the Story at the moment
    it´s obvious i think ^^
    PS:: Nell + Rukia = Girlfight uaaaaa! XD