Unsurprisingly, the delinquents are taken care of pretty easily in martial-arts-movie action. I assume “Yoko-chin” was a punk Ichigo beat up early in the series, but like Ichigo I don’t remember him at all. Of course it hardly matters, since he (along with the rest of the gang) are dispatched with the arrival of Ichigo’s employer. What was surprising was the revelation that Ichigo’s boss was actually a new character that was introduced in this chapter. Unagiya “Unagi” Ikumi will not be a character easily forgotten with her snazzy looks, loud mouth, big chest and fighting skills at least on par with Ichigo’s. Her work fits into the “miscellaneous” category that Urahara does, though she focuses on random tasks and missions for customers. Her son Kaoru is also introduced, though he doesn’t do much in his appearance other than telling Ichigo not to hit on his hot mom.
On the whole, this chapter still felt pretty random as the last one, with bits of humor here and there. Characters go off on random tangents, such as Ishida mentioning he was exterminating hollows for Urahara (not for Soul Society) and “flashbacks” going through Ichigo’s head. There is still barely any movement plot-wise, although at the end the ramen dude does show up and there may finally be more interaction with him and perhaps he will reveal his motives.
On a side note, the art and fighting are cool in this chapter, but I always found Kubo’s style a bit confusing during the battles in general. It is hectic and can sometimes be difficult to discern what’s going on in black and white.