The mystery about Urahara and Isshin is tightening up finally, and their “true” motives (if any) may finally be revealed. I seriously doubt they’ll really be the new antagonists, but it’s quite possible that their goals conflict with the full-bringers. Of course it’s also possible that the full-bringers have malicious intent, but there’s nothing that indicates that yet. I’m guessing that their goals for Ichigo may simply differ. It is possible that Isshin doesn’t want Ichigo to get his powers back, and just wants him to lead a normal life (“take away his future” as a shinigami), or it could be the other way around too. Even this far into the series though we know very little about Isshin and Urahara, so any conjecture now could be far off. There’s also some mystery shinigami in the end, though there’s absolutely nothing to indicate who he or she might be, besides that it’s probably not a captain. Ichigo himself of course has no idea what’s going on since no one tells him anything, and he just continues his training as usual. With Yukio’s PSP hooked up and ready to go, this upcoming battle looks to be interesting with the health points and other video game elements, e.g. Inoue the unfortunate designated health power-up.
– “Invaders Must Die”: Space Invaders reference maybe? complete with the bad graphics; as some people pointed out, it’s also a song by Prodigy.
– Yukio can control the people in the game; I wonder if he can delete characters too
– Riruka is going to be jealous of Inoue