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At this point it is impossible to spoil the episode, as it spoils itself.
This episode wasn't bad, the filler was decent. but the animation took a serious decline in quality.
I'd liked the party with Ginjo, Riruka (what a tsundere voice ) and Giriko way more than in the manga.
Episode was good.
I like the filler dream sequence with Rukia and most of the stuff was okay...but I really had a good LOL near the end
Last edited by cracker; October 25, 2011 at 01:43 PM.
I liked this episode a lot more than the last one. Probably my favorite one so far. Not sure why Ichigo threw his badge into the river, though...
But yeah, I liked how Mizuiro and Kiego were being targeted as well. That made a lot of sense but it wasn't shown in the manga, so I thought that was pretty interesting to see.
Pretty good episode all around, really, even if it did change the manga's canon a bit. 8-9/10 for me.
I liked this episode alot.....the way they introduced Giriko and Riruka was better in the anime overall. The timing of it actually makes more sense the way they did it here......in the manga they do it as Ginjo is leaving the Unagiya Shop....but that doesn't make as much sense, since we see Ginjo approach Ichigo again at Urahara's. It would make more sense for them to appear after Ginjo is actually going back to that building, since he tells them to come along and whatnot.
Plus the place where it takes in the anime seems much more creative design-wise instead of in the manga where its just your typical Karakura background. Also makes last weeks episode more appealing since they simply changed the order of a few events, kinda like what they did with Halibel and Barragans fights.
I could see "the enemy" actually retreating from Ryuuken, since Ryuuken might be near Isshin's level, in which case it would make sense, at the very least a confrontation at this point could mess things up. Or maybe he just didn't want to reveal himself yet. Who knows since that never actually happened....at least Ryuuken got more screentime though.
I get the other tweaks but the Ryuuken thing can be misconstrued...personally I didn't like it, I felt it took away more from the character (Tsukishima) than it added. If you get my point.
I enjoyed this episode, and I've also been enjoying the small filler the anime has been adding to this arc. By the way, when was it that Tsukishima appeared in the manga (as in after the whole Ishida incident)?
He first appeared in chapter 429, that was the whole Ishida incident and than after in chapter 442, with an Orihime incident (a more formal introduction)
Awesome. The anime team actually fixed a question on many people's mind, that is "Why the hell does Ichigo goes to Xcution when he can go to so many other people?"
I like how the new opening shows the titlecards for all the past episodes. Also, I like how they use music from season 1. That's a nice touch.