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Inside the wall of flames that Yamamoto trapped them in, Ichimaru senses Kira getting angry and is actually glad that he’s doing well. At that moment, Kira’s opponent Avirama is responding to Kira’s attack by changing into his released form. Elsewhere on the battlefield, Cuuhlhourne and Yumichika are busy fighting and insulting each other’s looks. Cuuhlhourne eventually decides to get more serious and uses some of his signature attacks, but while this overpowers Yumichika, he’s quick to recover. He counters by cutting off part of Cuuhlhourne’s hair, and this enrages Cuuhlhourne so much that he releases his zanpakutou.

Cuuhlhourne’s released form is so ridiculous-looking that Yumichika can’t help but laugh, however Cuuhlhourne is now significantly faster and more powerful. After nearly getting taken out by Cuuhlhourne’s cero, Yumichika gets head-butted, and Cuuhlhourne prepares to finish him off. Cuuhlhourne uses a technique that surrounds them with briers which prevent people on the outside from seeing or sensing what’s going on inside, with the reasoning being that Yumichika will now die without anyone seeing him. Unfortunately for Cuuhlhourne, this turns out to be a good thing for Yumichika because it means that he can now show his own zanpakutou’s true form. Doing so allows him to ensnare Cuuhlhourne, and Yumichika is able to drain the Arrancar of spirit power.


I don’t know if my expectations for this episode were too high or what, but I found this episode to be a little on the disappointing side. The first half of it was rather forgettable, and part of the reason I didn’t like it is because the stuff they added to the episode on top of the original material dragged it out instead of contributing anything. The bigger problem though may have been that I just remembered this part of the story to be better than it actually was. Still, I was amused by how Cuuhlhourne’s transformation had a mahou shoujo-esque feel to it, and his cero scene was pretty funny as well. And in the end, it was a nice seeing Yumichika’s hidden technique animated, and it made me curious what Yumichika’s bankai would be like. I’m not sure we’ll ever get to see it though at the rate the manga is going. In any case, this only settles this one battle, and there’s three more to go before the story can move on.

April 29, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • April 29, 2009 at 11:15 amwallyrus

    woooo thx :D

  • April 29, 2009 at 11:27 amAC?

  • April 29, 2009 at 12:23 pmKinda Anonymous

    lmao @ AC

  • April 29, 2009 at 12:25 pmwhitey-chan

    i can’t wait until it’s kira’s turn. his battle was the best among them. =D

  • April 29, 2009 at 12:31 pmZange

    The transformation.. omg… tranny whore moar *puke*

  • April 29, 2009 at 12:41 pmcyburn

  • April 29, 2009 at 12:49 pmbaka~

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • April 29, 2009 at 12:52 pmbaka~

  • April 29, 2009 at 1:15 pmredX

    yumichika’s true shikai is pretty cool XD

  • April 29, 2009 at 1:48 pmPeter Rice

    in the preview the fraccion is still alive i guessing his shikai wasn,t enough to kill the fraccion i mean what else does yumichika have up his sleeve bankai maybe.

  • April 29, 2009 at 2:52 pmjustin43

    You saw the similarity too!:P

  • April 29, 2009 at 3:10 pmDave

    Kubo had some dialog back a bit that Yumichika and his sword are too mutually egotistic to get along well enough for him to even eternalize it, let alone perform bankai. So, while not entirely out of the realm of possibility, I wouldn’t expect it to ever happen.

  • April 29, 2009 at 3:35 pmdesho?

    Bleach is shit.

  • April 29, 2009 at 3:59 pmdesho?

    Im also gay

  • April 29, 2009 at 5:27 pmvin-nii

    Lavu lavu BEAM!!!!!!!

  • April 29, 2009 at 5:57 pmRyan

    Oh man during the transformation phase I didn’t know where to laugh or cry. But after the transformation I fell out of my chair I lol’d so hard.

  • April 29, 2009 at 6:09 pmCherubium

    Bwahahaha loved how coolhourne bit his tongue when said the name of extremely badly named attacks.

  • April 29, 2009 at 6:29 pmheminder

    @Cherubium yeah, and saying all that crap before firing an ordinary cero…

  • April 29, 2009 at 8:24 pmbrianleung8912

    finally a full view on his shikai………

  • April 29, 2009 at 9:12 pmReika Noko

    At least it wasn’t called, “Moe Moe Kyun!~” beam

  • April 29, 2009 at 11:28 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    well…if they censored his “SACK” which im assuming they did, I’m not looking forward to how they edit that espada with the semi top’s MAJOR BOOBAGE!!! STAY TUNED FOR DISAPPOINTMENT!!! hahahahah