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On the hunt for some Toujuu, Haineko finds a male one in a field of flowers, but instead of killing him, she falls in love with him. Since he shows no hostility towards her, she ends up hiding the Toujuu, named Narunosuke, and doesn’t tell Rangiku about it. Haineko subsequently makes several visits to take care of Narunosuke, and she even inquires on his behalf about being accepted as a regular Zanpakutou. Still unaware of what’s going on, Rangiku thinks that the latter is impossible and warns Haineko that Toujuu can go berserk at any time. Haineko doesn’t pay this any heed at first and continues to take care of Narunosuke, but she becomes worried when he goes through spells of sudden mental anguish. Rangiku eventually becomes suspicious of Haineko and discovers Narunosuke after following her. Haineko tries to protect Narunosuke, but he loses control of himself and attacks both her and Rangiku. After Rangiku gets hurt protecting her, Haineko decides to use her own powers to kill Narunosuke, and before he disappears, he returns to normal long enough to thank her.


Well, on one hand, this was a lot better of an episode than last week, especially in terms of animation quality. Haineko was actually pretty cute, and I can somewhat appreciate the effort they made to tell this story. However, the Haineko falling-in-love-with-the-enemy angle was rather predictable because there was really only so much they could do with a plot like that in a one-shot episode like this. The final battle was so contrived that I couldn’t help but groan when she tried to protect Narunosuke by fighting Rangiku. At least the episode held my interest this time, and I guess the bittersweet ending wasn’t too bad. I’m not exactly looking forward to the rest of the one-shot episodes in this arc though, and next week appears to be about Senbonzakura and Zabimaru.

March 16, 2010 at 11:39 pm
  • March 16, 2010 at 11:44 pmCherubium

    Felt this was a decent episode compared to last weeks Orihime screaming like a damsel in distress.

  • March 17, 2010 at 12:03 amlupanvi

    ya quiero que se termine el relleno XDDD

  • March 17, 2010 at 12:08 amstarss

    I ADORED Haineko in this ep. Characters getting shy when attracted is always funny.

  • March 17, 2010 at 12:34 amsigh

    so much better than last week; hope we can say that again next week

  • March 17, 2010 at 1:25 amroyceHOLLERED

    when are these shitty fillers going to end?

  • March 17, 2010 at 1:26 amNope

    “Shinigami to tomo ni umare
    Shinigami to tomo ni kieyuku”
    /”They are born with their Shinigami
    and they die with their Shinigami”/

    Why are they seriously STILL putting that in front of every episode when the only opponents they are dealing with are zampakutou who’s shinigami have died and left them behind?

  • March 17, 2010 at 2:03 amkaineng

    not about how great the anime fillers are, but more on the main storyline: that’s what attracts most of us to anyway, isn’t it? fillers pass quickly…

    good episode anyway, but a love story like this… they might as well make it into a movie…

  • March 17, 2010 at 2:06 amBROOKLYN otaku

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! LOL @14:28sec in…DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. *although of course domestic violence is a serious issue and should not be tolerated ladies,….and men” but hahaha dat was surreal. poor kitty

  • March 17, 2010 at 2:54 amrofl

    looked too much like a skinny kouga to be honest. The best thing was the end where ishida helped out the shinigami that never gets noticed lmfao.

  • March 17, 2010 at 5:38 amSplash

    I liked this weeks episode. Haineko is turning out to be a new character I really like. My favorite Bleach character is Matsumoto and the 2 of them make a good comedy team.

  • March 17, 2010 at 11:27 amsweetvanilla

    Narunosuke looks like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann’s Kamina !!!

  • March 17, 2010 at 3:00 pmSelvy

    @royceHOLLERED: The filler will end in the episode 265 “Evolution?! The Menace of the Final Sword Fiend”. 3 weeks more ;_;

  • March 17, 2010 at 6:23 pmHeinrich Lelouch

    Gotta love the Naruto x Sasuke reference. I was half hoping him to use Orochimaru’s Sen’eijashu when I saw the snake. Alas they have to use tentacles instead.

  • March 17, 2010 at 6:34 pmCode Fanboy

    I want to see what Senbonsakura and double Zamibaru will do, also what did Uyru do to make sakkai- whatever more noticable. I;m curious. he he he looks like sherlock homes,.

  • March 17, 2010 at 6:46 pmGrant

    The entire plot was obvious minutes into the episode. They simply aren’t trying anymore with this arc, the only hope left is that they do something remotely interesting for the finale before getting back to the real show.

  • March 17, 2010 at 10:50 pmrukiamk

    filler aghh

  • March 17, 2010 at 11:46 pmark noir

    ichigo DIDN’T SAVE the day for once???????????

    This means the shinigami can do things on their own???????

    oh no you didn’t miss thing!

  • March 18, 2010 at 2:50 amneks

    god.. this is a torture…

  • March 18, 2010 at 7:09 amRob

    This ep was horrible.

  • March 18, 2010 at 11:39 amAdam?

    People actually watch these episodes?

  • March 18, 2010 at 12:12 pmtravis

    this episode was so cool & Rangiku-sama, Haineko-sama, Hitsugaya-sama & Hyorinmaru-sama are so cool

  • March 19, 2010 at 4:52 amtheburntshadow

    Chibi Haineko is kinda cute. Next episode… oh no… It’s the three stooges… AGAIN!

  • March 20, 2010 at 12:49 amDimeric

    This one was the best one so far of the Sword Fiend mini arc just because Narunosuke (NARUto haruNO saSUKE) and every thing else about this episode was completely mocking Naruto.

    You can watch it one way and be sad and then watch it a completely different way and it’s hilarious. That makes this a very unique episode. =]

  • March 20, 2010 at 7:29 pmkirky

    i’ve decided to stop watching bleach till this filler ends. its killing me

  • March 21, 2010 at 6:30 amArtsi

    This filler filler is making the original filler look like canon. It’s (getting) draggy.