There is quite a bit of action in this chapter as Ichigo continues to fight the four girls. Actual content is pretty minimal, but nevertheless things are getting exciting. As before Ichigo deflects all of their attacks effortlessly, including all of the holy arrows. Obviously the Sternritter aren’t trying their best right now, but he isn’t exactly using his full power either. They stop mid-battle in order to discuss what to do next, with Candice advocating use of Vollstandig. Their facial expressions are actually pretty funny as Liltotto, Giselle, and Meninas aren’t taking the fight too seriously. When Candice mentions the potential rewards of killing the number one “Special War Potential”, their minds wander off to their respective daydreams. Interestingly, Miss Antennae’s panel is the only one which is blank, and she maintains the same vacant stare and triangle-shaped half-grin that she’s had for the entire arc (her expression is basically identical in every single panel that she has been shown in so far). I’m guessing this has something to do with her zombie ability.
The three of them leave Candice to go all-out alone against Ichigo. She wields six lightning swords and unleashes increasingly powerful attacks, but Ichigo also fights back with Getsuga Tenshou. When Candice summons her ultimate attack “Electrocution”, sending a massive bolt of lightning at Ichigo, he reveals a new technique, Getsuga Juujishou. Literally meaning “Moon Fang Piercing Cross”, it looks like he fired off a Getsuga Tenshou from each of his swords, forming an X-shaped blast of energy. Ichigo’s quasi-new ability looks cool, but to be honest, everything he’s done so far has been on the defensive, and once he actually starts trying I don’t think the four of them will be any problem at all. He’s certainly taking his time here – probably waiting to take them out in style after they have exhausted their arsenal.