The rock-like ship floating above Karakura Town is actually a huge Hollow fortress comprised of many Hollows combined with a Hollow at the core. Tessai wants the Karakuraiser team to take it down with the power of friendship, and Tatsuki convinces the others to do it. She is still frustrated over what happened with Ichigo, and she’s decided that she has to do whatever she can here. The plan is to destroy the Hollow at the core of the fortress, and the members of the Karakuraiser team all take on different roles. Don Kanonji and Ururu handle the Hollows outside while Tatsuki and the afro Shinigami Kurumadani Zennosuke handle the Hollows inside the fortress.
Chizuru, on the other hand, is useless until the female Arrancar leader appears. That’s the point where Chizuru’s erotic lesbian abilities kick in, and she’s able to restrain the Arrancar. It gives Kon the chance to reach the center of the fortress, and with the power of friendship aiding him, he’s able to use the Raiser Beam to defeat the Hollows at the core. That ends the battle and breaks apart the fortress, and after everyone escapes, Urahara appears and finishes it off with his zanpaktou. He then puts the Karakuraiser team – with the exception of Ururu – to sleep and is grateful to them all for doing their best so that he could complete his own job. That job involves four giant pillars that create a field around a large part of Karakura Town,
I was lukewarm about this mini-arc based on the episode last week, but after seeing this week’s, I like it a lot more. Among other things, this episode featured some Tatsuki character development (not much, but I’ll take what I can get), a very nicely animated airborne action scene with Ururu, a hilarious scene with Chizuru and her lesbian powers, and this also gave some insight as to what Urahara was doing. Since that last one is going to be important in the coming weeks, I’m glad that we got to see the origins of it, and it made this mini-arc feel less like a side-story and more like an actual part of the main plot. In short, I really enjoyed this episode, and I’m now even more pumped up to see the grand battle starting next week. The new OP and ED by SCANDEL and Sambomaster should be coming as well, so next week is definitely an episode to look forward to.