A plus girl in Karakura Town is attacked by a hollow and Kon (“Karakurizer”) arrives to save her, but before he can transform the kill is stolen by an unknown flying character wearing a cape. He returns to a cave where a female arrancar (one from previous filler arcs) commends him as her own creation and reveals that she plans to take over Karakura Town. Kon returns to the Urahara Shop where he meets Tatsuki (“Beast”) and Ichigo’s other classmates Keigo and Chizuru. Urahara has ordered them to investigate the female arrancar. They discuss the new character, “Michel”, who is revealed to be an extremely popular “Spirit Master”. He is apparently using some sort of mob control to make everyone fall for him, hypnotizing people with his smile, including Chizuru who is suddenly no longer interested in Inoue. However they are unaware of this and believe that Michel is a nice guy who is in Karakura Town to investigate the arrancar, and as a result set out in hopes of meeting him.
They meet him on the streets with a bunch of his fans but Kon is pissed at all the people fawning over him, and when a hollow arrives he quickly transforms and attacks it. His punch is ineffective however, and Michel quickly defeats it. Still disgusted, Kon leaves the group and finds that everyone in the town is wearing Michel’s capes. He sees Michel on TV praising the Karakurizers for protecting the town and gives them a “special” flying cape. Even in Kon’s fantasy, Inoue and Rukia abandon him for Michel, and Kon admits that Michel may be better.
However Michel tries to turn the rest of the Karakurizers against Kon, and only Tatsuki realizes that something seems to be wrong. Keigo, Chizuru, and Ururu suddenly collapse, and Michel reveals his hypnosis and true intentions of taking over Karakura Town. The capes drained out all their spiritual energy, leaving only Kon who jumps in to fight him. At first he has trouble, but with Tatsuki’s help he is able to land a punch, knocking out Michel’s reflective hypnosis tooth. The spell is reversed, and Michel transforms into his true minotaur hollow form, but Kon defeats him anyway. Back in her cave, the arrancar rages at Kon for ruining her plans
The Karukizer fillers makes Bleach feel like a children’s show, and maybe it is. However, these episodes could be seen as a parody of super hero shows like Super Sentai so maybe it’s interesting in that way. Takumi Usui also makes a cameo, again as the perfect guy complete with the roses. Too bad he turned out to be just a trash villain. The random arrancar scheming in the background doesn’t seem to be a big deal either, as Urahara’s scheming is clearly superior.
The whole episode was awfully predictable and the fight is formulaic as well: it features the hero as the underdog against the arrogant villain, overcoming the odds and defeating the villain in a big final attack. I didn’t find it completely boring, but it’s definitely not worth watching unless you are interested in seeing more of the less featured characters.