Season 3 Episode 20

Aizen, Stand! Horrible Ambitions

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Dec 13, 2005 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Unohana Retsu, Captain of the 4th Squad, and her vice captain Kotetsu Isane tell the others in Soul Society what they have learnt about Aizen. Upon hearing the message, Ichigo realizes that Rukia is Aizen's next traget and rushes to save her.

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  • DAMN everything is falling into place and making so much sense.

    Although like in the previous episode, Aizen is suffering from badguy cliche syndrome--where he tells the main cast all of his steps to achieve his plan--the story so far is just amazing and awesome. Everything was built towards that moment; Rukia's execution, the plan to rescue Rukia, the massacre of the forty six judges of soul society, everything! Hell I didn't even know how much Urahara played a part in this story so far but it sure as hell is looking like a chess match between him and Aizen. What made it even greater was how Aizen was showing off how powerful he is, not only stopping Ichigo's bankai with a single finger, he stopped Ichigo's usual hip hop battle theme from playing! Badass!moreless
  • Perfect in all aspects

    This episode was totally awesome. I like the deal that everyone finds out Aizen's behinde it all. And how powerful he has gotten. It's kinda weird, but I'll get the explanation later in the series, I guess. It's amazing how he could stop Renji's blade with one hand, as well as Ichigo's Bankai with one mere finger. And he starts explaining everything, and it clears up, but Komamura interrupts at the episode's end, and we don't ghet the whole explanation until next episode. Nevertheless, it was great, and things really starts to clear up now. And such revealing episodes like this are always in my favorites. Two thumbs up. Three if I had.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Kon's Guide: Jinta's Powerful Diary. Ichigo is attacking Jinta in the middle of the soccer match. Jinta wonders why he's jumping on him so desperately? He then sees the plush doll. Aha, he's going for this goddess' strap! (Kon) Jinta decides to fight.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Rukia: (punching Renji) Talk big, stupid! Do you think I'm trying to make new world for holding my breath?! You were pressing the wind out of me! You almost killed me!

    • Ichigo: So, this is Aizen then?
      Renji: That's him alright.
      Ichigo: Do you think you still have enough strength left to get away?
      Renji: I have enough to stay and fight! I know that for certain. And that's what I'm going to do. You know damn well that it's useless for us to run. Zabimaru may be broken, but he still has a few surprises left in him. Let's just slow him down enough to get away.
      Ichigo: Heh. Who needs a plan B? If we join forces and battle together, what could go wrong?
      Renji: Right... I can only use this technique a single time, but... if it connects, it'll leave him wide open for a second or two. You've got to strike in that opening.
      Ichigo: I've got ya!

    • (Ichigo blocks Aizen's sword just as he is about to kill Renji.)
      Ichigo: Hey, there. What's the matter, Renji? The way you're crouching down... I almost think Rukia's too heavy for you to hold or something. Good thing I came to give you a hand, right, friend?
      Renji: Ichigo...
      Ichigo: Yeah?
      Renji: I'm sorry. I'm sorry you had to come.
      Ichigo: What happened to you?
      Renji: Huh?
      Ichigo: All you had to do was carry Rukia away, and look at you. Either she gained a lot of weight, or you're weak, cause you look all beat up.
      Renji: Hah. Yeah. Look who's talking. Maybe instead of coming here you should have gone back to bed.
      Ichigo: You've got a lot of nerve talking like that to the guy who just came here to save your butt!
      Renji: I was going to thank you, you idiot, but I'm not going to now!

    • (The announcement has just been made that Aizen is a traitor.)
      Ichigo: You think this is true?
      Ganju: Maybe. It might also be the enemy's trap.
      Uryu: Possible... but I think it's probably true.
      Ichigo: Hmm?
      Uryu: Don't you sense the spiritual pressure that just appeared back up at the execution site?
      Ichigo: (gasps) Rukia!

    • Aizen: Leave Rukia where she is Renji, and back away.
      Renji: Captain Aizen, how can this be? And, what did you just say?

    • Aizen: I see you've lost some weigh, Hinamori.

    • Aizen: It's hard to control my power, if I'm trying to smash an ant without killing it.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Aired on YTV: September 27th, 2008.

    • Japanese Title: 藍染、立つ!恐るべき野望
      Romaji Title: Aizen tatsu! Osorubeki yabou

    • Urahara was banished from the Soul Society for creating a Gigai with no Reishi, which is the one Rukia was given. Which prevented her from getting her power's back as it was was supposed to make her human.

    • Kotetsu Isane tells everyone about Aizen, she tells all the captains and vice captains, seated officers, and even anyone in Ichigo's crew that has had contact with the 4th division.

      Orihime, didn't hear it, because she hasn't had any contact with the 4th division yet.

    • Urahara Kisuke made the Hougyoku, a device that can make a Hollow-Shinigami hybrid.

    • We see Captain Kurotsuchi Mayuri normal form. Also he is out of his water stage after the Ishida battle.