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「敵か味方か!?銀城の見えない心! 」 (Teki ka mikata ka!? Ginjou no mienai kokoro!)
“Foe or Friend?! Ginjou’s Unseen Heart!”

Ichigo is pummeled by Ginjou, and Inoue is brought in to heal him. Chad also enters the video game, and begins training in a separate room. Chad privately reveals that Tsukishima had slashed him, yet no one had noticed and there was no wound.

Ginjou attempts to attack Ichigo before the healing is complete, but Inoue repels him with a reactive shield, showing that she had not been idle in the past months. Ginjou and Ichigo resume training, and Riruka also enters to watch and snack. She reluctantly shares some doughnuts with Inoue, who mentions to her that both her parents and brother are dead. Inoue says that Ichigo has already saved her, but Riruka storms off, visibly upset.

Ichigo wonders why he can feel nothing out of Ginjou’s sword, and wonders if he really trusts Ginjou. While he is distracted though, Ginjou slashes his eyes, stating that he will “drag him back into the battlefield”. Yukio traps Inoue in a restricted area, as a blind Ichigo attempts to battle Ginjou. He is cut down, and Ginjou states that he will kill Chad and Inoue along with him. Ichigo suddenly realizes he can see Ginjou’s reiatsu and rushes at him. At that moment Ichigo’s fullbring form is completed, and Ginjou shows that he had only been pretending to be the bad guy.




Ichigo finishes his usual shounen training regimen, and this time he even gets to go through the blind swordsman procedure (we all know that real swordsman don’t rely on their eyes to fight). Ginjou’s attitude and actions were far more violent than I would have expected, but he waves it away under the pretext of forcing out Ichigo’s powers (to be honest, this is the way he has always used to power up). Threatening the lives of his friends is clearly very effective, and Ichigo finally manages to complete his fullbring powers. That’s not going to last too long though, which is fortunate for us since his fullbring form looks kind of lame. Regardless, he’ll need them for now, as the situation continues to deteriorate and Chad gets cut as well by Tsukishima with his memory-altering abilities. Urahara, Isshin, and Rukia continue their own secret scheme, and Ichigo and his friends continue to be completely clueless to the true nature of everything happening around them. And I myself just want to see the end of this arc, especially as Kubo is bringing out the new material soon.

January 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm
  • January 22, 2012 at 9:22 pmDa5id

    Week 2.

    Yeah, this is where things started to not make sense. “I’m the villain! But not really.”

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    • January 24, 2012 at 1:39 ammedigo

      it all made perfect sense to me

      and no I dont want the anime to rush through this arc just to get to the next one

  • January 22, 2012 at 10:31 pmSuppa Tenko

    Hmph, If Ichigo had any sense, he would let Ginjo stab him first, grab his arm, then cut his head of… or shoot him with a pistol.

    • January 24, 2012 at 2:07 pmDusk

      Ichigo’s too badass for a mere Gandalf’s bluff. Bankai!

      J/K =D

  • January 22, 2012 at 11:20 pmKenshin

    I can sometimes forget how Orihime is cute; this episode showed it better than in the manga. I just wish Yukio can fast forward more than just Ichigo’s training. lol
    Will Ichigo’s eyes be fixed for the next episode? (Rhetorical Q)

    • January 22, 2012 at 11:41 pmDa5id

      You don’t know? Ichigo’s blind for the rest of the series.

    • January 26, 2012 at 2:15 amzeldaxlink

      Haha, no, you forgot about Orihime’s healing powers. That would be just sad, the main hero being blind. But heck, that could totally work though.
      I hate Orihime, and I totally laughed at last weeks episode when the delinquents called her a bimbo :)
      Well that previous statement has NOTHING to do with your comment!

  • January 23, 2012 at 3:35 amKTNO

    Badass Inoue is badass.

    • January 25, 2012 at 1:35 amCorn

      Yes, totally! She hesitates to hurt or attack an Arrancar, but when it’s someone trying to help Ichigo out BAM! She cuts through him :)

  • January 24, 2012 at 1:57 amronri

    Can’t wait for more Tsukishima trolling. :D

  • January 24, 2012 at 12:07 pmKarmafan

    Did anyone else notice that with Inoue they changed her family history from her parents died in a car accident to now they were abusive so her brother took her and split? Wonder if we will see her parents later in the series make a return?

    How did Inoue get such amazing and god like abilities? Just from hanging out with Ichigo they awoke? Some interesting possibilities to say the least.

    • February 25, 2012 at 6:20 amunknownvoice

      It did not change.

      She referred to her parents abuse before but was far more restrained about talking about it(at the start of anime).

      Basically her parents abused her, her brother stood up for her and ran away with her and after some time they found out that their parents have died in car accident.

      The fact that Inoue is capable of talking about such things so freely really shows how far she has gone in maturing as person. The Inoue from the start of the show could barely contain a few passing mentions to it without shutting off. Current Inoue seems to be completely at peace with her past and moving forward.

  • January 24, 2012 at 1:48 pmDusk

    The Tetris God hath forsaken Chad. A cruel and angry god.
    Line Piece!!!

  • January 26, 2012 at 12:18 pmPeaches7

    I think people should try to make some better fan fiction
    I really liked hearts bond whoever wrote that
    Is cool an has a talent they should keep going
    I want to read more if you know them tell them

  • January 29, 2012 at 2:16 amneks

    god .. this arc on the anime is actually worst than in the manga -_-

  • February 2, 2012 at 11:32 amHajji

    Could you capture screenshots of bleach Op 10

    • February 2, 2012 at 12:30 pmDa5id

      There already are some. Just keep going back in the Bleach Archives until you reach the episode that first had OP 10, which I think is 215.