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Bleach – 264


Nanao wants Kyouraku to come with her to deal with Toujuu, but he decides to send his Zanpakutou instead, and only the younger half at that. Nanao tries to talk with Katen Kyoukotsu, but the girl doesn’t say anything and instead attacks when Nanao tries to touch her. Katen Kyoukotsu ends up running away, and when Nanao finds her again, she’s fighting a Toujuu. Nanao quickly notices that Katen Kyoukotsu is toying with the enemy, but when Nanao tries to interfere, Katen Kyoukotsu turns against her, and in the commotion, the Toujuu escapes. Despite this, Nanao refuses to give up on what she sees as her mission, and Rangiku comes in to help get Katen Kyoukotsu to open up. Unfortunately, none of the girlish activities that Rangiku tries to get Katen Kyoukotsu to do interests her, so Rangiku gives up.

Nanao eventually notices that Katen Kyoukotsu spends a lot of her time staring at tree blossoms, so she proposes a party. She doesn’t bond with the girl though until the two watch the last flower blow off a tree into Nanao’s hand, and Nanao ties the flower to Katen Kyoukotsu’s hair. While looking at more trees in bloom however, the two get attacked by the Toujuu from before. He injures Nanao and easily takes Katen Kyoukotsu’s sword because Nanao had made her put it down earlier, and in this state, the two struggle to fight against him. Luckily, Kyouraku arrives in time to save them, and he easily defeats the Toujuu. In the aftermath, all of the Shinigami enjoy a party under the blooming trees, and Katen Kyoukotsu pins a flower to Nanao’s hair.


There wasn’t anything majorly wrong with this episode, but there wasn’t much going for it either – it’s just a nice enough story about Nanao getting along with the younger half of Katen Kyoukotsu. What annoyed a little me was the foolishness in some of their actions. During the first battle, I don’t understand why Nanao decided to attack Katen Kyoukotsu first – she should have just finished off the Toujuu and then lectured Katen Kyoukotsu afterward. What she did put both of them at risk. That Toujuu wasn’t too smart either coming back for more – he should have just kept running, regardless of whatever immediate advantage he had on the girls. It was actually kind of cool to see Kyouraku show up and beat him in that fashion, and it was a little surprising that they didn’t go the more predictable route of having Nanao and Katen Kyoukotsu work together to defeat him. I do like though how they emphasized the playing aspect of Katen Kyoukotsu because that sort of aligns with what we find out about the Zanpakutou’s abilities later on in the manga.

In any case, it looks like next week is the finale of this Toujuu arc, and the week after that will be a return to manga material. However, as you probably know by now, this is the last Bleach post I will be making because I am retiring from anime blogging. I realize that it would be more fitting if my last post were next week to coincide with the story arc, but since it’s not proven to be one that I care a lot about, I don’t feel like I’m missing out (especially since I’ll still be watching it, just not writing about it). I would like to say though that I’ve still enjoyed following Bleach these past five years, and part of the reason is because I was always able to share the ups and downs with all of you readers out there, so thank you :)

March 31, 2010 at 2:54 am
  • March 31, 2010 at 2:57 amBreadMuncher

    Thanks for all the effort you’ve put into this site!

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:03 amNebs

    Thanks for all your hard work over the years, Omni! The Internet wont be the same with Random Curiosity!

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:03 amBlaineo

    Looking forward for next weeks episode to be over. Nice to see Nanao in the focus for a change though.
    It’s a shame we won’t get to hear your opinion on the up coming arc. Especially with the promised Ulquiorra fight. Best of luck to you.

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:05 amBlaineo

    Oh and I was wondering if you might be stopping by at the new site every now and again. Maybe as a guest blog or something.

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:07 amDa5id


    …apr…april fools?…heh?


    Thanks for everything, Omni. Smell ya later, old chum.

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:10 amSyaoran Li

    So, this is it right? It’s been an honor for us as well pal.

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:11 amLalasayso

    Thanks again for you great blogging, savoring every last moment XD

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:17 amGenesis Rhapsodos

    the episode seems kind of interesting…but it’s a filler…xDu..
    the ending day…
    came faster than i thought…
    thanks legendary Omni…
    for all this years…
    and see you later… =)

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:19 amStrawberry


    It just wouldn’t be the same anymore now that one of my favorite sites is about to end. *sobs*

    We’re going to miss you, Omni! Best of luck to your future career! T_T

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:21 amBass

    Damn this is the end of the road huh?

    Thought we had much more time but it had to come sooner or later.

    All the best Omni, it was a pleasure reading your work on RC.

    Good luck in the future (and I hope we see you someday too)

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:22 amfullmetalQAF

    Im gonna miss you!!!! Thanks for an amazing blog!!!! Have a wonderful life and plenty of wonderul animes to enjoy!!! GANBATTE!!!!

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:28 am=)


  • March 31, 2010 at 3:34 amdivine

    Omni has expressed very little interest in doing that even if I do continue, so I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:38 amahelo

    :(( will miss your posts

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:44 amAznCoffee

    Abaya… tachiko.

    Bleach will always be Bleach. Even filler Bleach.

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:46 amAznCoffee

    Ugh I can’t believe I typo’d that.

    *Abayo Tachiko.

    /on topic: I’m curious as how they’re going to make the transition from this arc back to the manga story. >__> I hope they don’t do that “magic portal” crap.

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:51 amMichiko

    Oh, so sad… the last post.

    Five years? I’m surprised, since that’s how long I’ve been following your blog. O_o

    Thank you for all your hard work, Omni. Best of luck in the future in all of your endeavours.

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:52 amdeadguy

    I was listening to rainymood and pwqsubs’ Amazing Grace loop when I read this stuff.. and i don’t know why but the mood was somehow fitting.. anyways, good luck!

  • March 31, 2010 at 4:23 amExia

    Wow, last post huh?

    It truly is the end of an era. However, a new one will begin or has begun, and who can tell what the future will bring us. Along those lines, I want to say it was a real pleasure to read the great work you brought to this site everyday. I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors. Thanks for everything Omni, and may we see you again someday!

  • March 31, 2010 at 4:33 amCyklops

    So it’s finally come down to your last post in this amazing blog. It’s very saddening to see you leave though. It’s become a daily ritual for me to visit this site to gett all the latest anime updates, summaries and opinions of yours.

    Anyway, I hope you will find success with your life, just as you have found with this blog. I wish you all the best of luck for your future endeavors, and I do truly hope you’ll come back now and then just to give the occasional opinion of yours in the new site (even though Divine and yourself have mentioned there’s little chance of that).

    Good luck for your future, my dear friend, and take care.


  • March 31, 2010 at 4:38 amrobbiebizzle

    Omni thanks for all the hard work you have put in over the years in regards to this blog. Was the first anime blog I read and, if anything, was probably the main site that helped me develop and my likes and dislikes and shape my tastes as a fan of anime. So thank you, for all the expertly written material in regards to episode analysis, season previews, pv’s and daily doses. Good luck with your endevours, I’m sure you’ll succeed; and if Random Curiosity is to continue you’ve left it in the hands of a person capable of it.

    See you soon rather than see you around ;D

  • March 31, 2010 at 4:39 amdiesIupitri

    Bye, bye and thank you for all the fish~

  • March 31, 2010 at 4:40 amGiant

    Thanks for your hard work, I will miss your weekly Bleach review especially since you are the only blogger who blogged about Bleach.

    Really looking forward for this arc to end and move along to the canon material and see some good fights.

  • March 31, 2010 at 4:44 amOmegaChosen

    I’m not ready to say goodbye yet. So I won’t. You probably will post something to end this in any case so I’ll just wait for that for my farewell. Until then.

  • March 31, 2010 at 4:58 amASDAS 2.0

    it was an honor to have seen your blogs over the past few years. Your life awaits

  • March 31, 2010 at 5:13 amDusk

    Yeah, Omni. How will you be able to still enjoy Bleach every week without sharing your thoughts with everyone? Come baaaaaaccckkk~~~!! ~Sad~

  • March 31, 2010 at 5:16 amBliner

    I will really miss your analysis about Bleach :/

  • March 31, 2010 at 5:21 amHK

    Is my first time posting here, but i visited the site a lot.
    Since 2008.
    Really cool work, thanks a lot.
    I’ll miss RC. D:

  • March 31, 2010 at 5:35 amCommiE

    Bye bye Omni

  • March 31, 2010 at 5:39 amVabaka

    Thank you for your hard work up till now! :) This was the blog that I checked every time when new seasons were about to come. I liked your episode guides as well and RC helped me a lot to create my own blog as well. Take care, bye! :)

  • March 31, 2010 at 6:15 amzz

    end of an era kind of things hey……. or not

  • March 31, 2010 at 6:15 amAsuka3

    Goodbye Omni! Hope a return soon!

    Also good luck!

  • March 31, 2010 at 7:29 amAcylia

    See you later :D We didn’t reach 9000 posts… HAHA! But it’s not too late. x] Good luck and thanks for blogging all these years!

  • March 31, 2010 at 7:30 amSis

    Yo, Densha Otoko!! Where’s Hermes? xD

    Have a nice life, and keep watching anime! :D Thank you~

  • March 31, 2010 at 8:17 amBoznia

    I’ve only been following RC since October 2007, but your dedication towards updating the site always impressed me, Omni. If you put the effort you’ve put into RC into anything you want to achieve, you will succeed. I wouldn’t have lasted more than a couple of weeks, let alone 5 years. Enjoy the new phase in your life, and thank you (and all of the others who have contributed) for the enjoyable posts that I’ve had the pleasure to read.

  • March 31, 2010 at 8:34 amStarshade

    Rather coincidentally, I’ve bid farewell to my school today too. One that I’d stayed in for six years. Goodbyes are always the same, huh? Goodbye, Omni.

    Let my last comment be concerened with the last post anyway. It was good to see the small Katen Kyokotsu for once. Such a moe. So attractive in many ways. Pity her only lines (if they count) are pantings and a single scream. (Or wait, does she speak in this episode? I haven’t seen it yet.)

    And now just two weeks to return to the original storyline. Yes, it’d be weird to watch them without seeing your comments on them first (actually, I’d often decided whether to take the pains to watch each episode after reading your posts), but it’s simply inevitable. So I’d rather not dwell on that so much. Anyway, it’s a good thing that we’re finally seeing the more epic stuff of the manga. This was the longest filler arc, I believe. It was rather tiring to wait, but I guess some of the episodes were actually worth the time.

  • March 31, 2010 at 8:44 amSomethingLeft

    Thanks Omni, you’re the best! If there’s one thing you’ve taught, it’s to never take things for granted, as i did with RC. I wish you well in your career!!

  • March 31, 2010 at 9:44 amNocturne

    Like some others out there, I too am a silent follower of this blog. Many thanks for your hard work, and enjoy your newly found free time!

    Good luck!

  • March 31, 2010 at 9:49 amcurious one

    Wish you could have gone out on a better episode, but oh well. Enjoy the rest of Bleach, the rest of anime and the rest of life. Thanks, Omni.

  • March 31, 2010 at 9:52 ammegalith


    I know this is a Bleach topic but…
    Last series you’ll blog(for now{I guess[though i hope u blog again after some time]})…
    Again thanks Omni and good luck on your next voyage!

    On a side note I wonder if Divine made any decisions yet on following up on a few blogging. It’s sad to leave FMA alone right now when it’s on the juicy parts.

  • March 31, 2010 at 9:53 amKevz

    last blog… well, thanks a lot omni! i will really miss RC! T_T

  • March 31, 2010 at 9:54 amArabesque

    So, this is the end huh?
    Well, good luck and take care. Hope that someday in the future you come back.
    And for all its worth, thank you for all your work.

  • March 31, 2010 at 10:20 amEri

    Thanks so much too, Omni!

    Come back anytime!!! We’ll surely welcome you!

  • March 31, 2010 at 10:32 amjellayrei

    So thats it =( thanks for all your hard work Omni, and best of luck in the future!

  • March 31, 2010 at 10:36 amMann

    Thank you for all your posts you did over the years, I’m going to miss it.

  • March 31, 2010 at 10:42 amSengoku

    So, it’s finally going to end next week, huh? That’s good news…

    On a side note, sincere thanks for everything Omni, and good luck with your future endeavours!

  • March 31, 2010 at 11:14 amnaixil

    thanks for blogging all these years. it’s gonna be difficult to stop the habit of visiting RC every day.

    on Bleach note, i can’t wait for them to go back to manga material. this filler is just as bad as the rest. the only good episode ever was last week’s ep263.

  • March 31, 2010 at 11:40 amNymbryxion

    Sad its the end… been following this blog for years now :(

    good luck Omni!

  • March 31, 2010 at 12:05 pmZeroo

    Thanks, Omni. And good luck in life.

  • March 31, 2010 at 1:06 pmstarss

    Wow, this episode was more boring than the last one, yet it garnered twice the amount of comments in half the time! But it’s no wonder, considering this… is… your… last… post… for… real….. T____T

    We will miss you! It’s good that Divine has started a mirror blog though.

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:21 pmSleepingPanda

    Thanks so much for everything, Omni!

  • March 31, 2010 at 3:40 pmjlyn101

    it’s a pleasure to be one of your readers. all the best!

  • March 31, 2010 at 4:27 pmHappy

    God bless you omni, thank you for your efforts and I’m Glad to see it end with an episode of Bleach.


  • March 31, 2010 at 5:26 pmd_w31

    Please know that your work is much appreciated and best of luck with your future endeavors!! And I look forward to where this site goes under Divine :)

  • March 31, 2010 at 7:04 pmReza!!!!!!!!

    I haven’t really posted on this site before, shame first post Ive done on the site is probably the last :( .Anyway it was great fun following the many varieties of anime all you guys blogged and all the best for the future!!!!


  • March 31, 2010 at 7:35 pmmarikannagi

    thanks so much for blogging omni !
    i wish you all the best !

  • March 31, 2010 at 8:01 pmcode fanboy

    see yahh, I hoped you like the card

  • March 31, 2010 at 10:39 pmStevie

    Hey Guys,
    I’ve made an unofficial fb page kinda thing for the blog, please join and become a fan.

  • March 31, 2010 at 11:01 pmye4595

    well thanks back at ya! and bleach will probably finish by the year 2050 so it doesn’t matter when you stop hehe. maybe you should write like a final thoughts for these 5 years of bleach like you do for series finale even though bleach is not finished.

  • April 1, 2010 at 6:42 amHeinrich Lelouch

    Woot! Finally the fillers are coming to an end, just can’t stand them any longer!

    Thanks for everything OMNI, all the best in your future undertakings!

  • April 1, 2010 at 9:04 amSuaSponte75th

    Good luck man!

  • April 1, 2010 at 9:20 amtauntanime

    It’s really sad, but everything will work out for you. Good Luck.

  • April 1, 2010 at 1:38 pmPurpleKatana

    It’s sad to hear that you’re retiring; your Bleach recaps has been a weekly staple of mine back when I was still in Manila. Still, I wish you all the best in your new endeavor! Well done, good sir, and thanks for everything!

  • April 3, 2010 at 1:40 amthepotatohead

    Omni, Thank you for all your effort over the years.
    Best wishes to you and hope to see your post again in the near future.

  • April 3, 2010 at 6:08 amHehe


  • April 5, 2010 at 9:13 pmKs

    I love Bleach! do you think you could do Trinity Blood?

  • April 9, 2010 at 6:40 amlolol

    lemme get this str8 ..no more bleach post?

  • April 9, 2010 at 6:44 amlolol

    will divine do bleach blogs? if nt please do so :(

  • April 18, 2010 at 2:20 pmsalman

    Anime error! The short-purple haired girl has her skull at the left and sometimes at the right :)