For charactrer animation i'd say this is a great episode.
Can't remember when Ichigo last lookes so much as himself. (Ichigo at the Crater)
Also Hirako looked right 0o, thats quite an improvement.
Only minuses imo:
the motion animation is a bit lower and brighter colours then recent chapters, also Wern't Hiyori(sp?) suposed to get black eyes aswell???
Good to hear that the other Vaizards'll get changed voices aswell.
A great episode but shity animation quality. I just hope they don't ruin the ichigo mask episodes, they are by far the best part of the manga after soul society arc.
I also noticed that each time bleach takes a week break, the animation quality for the next episode suddenly jumps to unbelievable levels. In the early episode, around 110 and above, everything from character portraits to background and even their colors sucked ass. However 118 and 121 were superb(both after a short break). It's really inconsistence. By my logic I hope we see a week break before second Ichigo/Grimmjow fight so the animation would be great for that episode.
OffTopic: goddamn it i finally reached 100 posts. i hate this. i did my best to stay under 100. Does anybody here know a way to stop this post count thing? it there an option to stop it?