Season 2 Episode 6

Formation! The Worst Tag

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Apr 05, 2005 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

When the group penetrates the Seireitei barrier with the cannonball, they are separated and launched in four different directions. Ichigo and Ganju end up together as they fall and Ganju manages to soften their landing. When they get up they are confronted by two Soul Reapers. Ganju runs away but Ichigo stays behind to fight and get some answers.moreless

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  • Too much talking.

    Other than one episode, humour has been Bleach's weak point for the entire series, and it is at its worst in this episode. There is just so much talking! Dumb quarreling between characters that don't even know each other, so much "badass" comebacks and insults; basically it just tries too hard to be badass and funny. The quarreling part would have been at least bearable if we actually knew the enemy characters and got to know them a little bit more, but they were just introduced in this episode. You just think to yourself "what a waste of time" sometimes. The fighting was below average, nothing special, but I do love the heavy sounds of swords clashing.moreless
  • Very well done fighting scenes. A decent episode.

    This episode makes the beginning of Bleach season 2. (I love the theme song. D-technolife is a cool song. 8)) So now the whole gang had made it into the Seireitei, but they're all split it. Yoruichi and Chad are on their own, Orihime is with Uryuu, and Ganju and Ichigo are together. :P (This'll be interesting.) So 2 soul reapers find the duo. Ganju starts to run away, but Ichigo stays and fights. One of the soul reapers goes after Ganju, but Ganju seems to be able to take care of himself pretty well. Ichigo on the other hand has a hard time beating his competitor. (That soul reaper's not even of a high rank, yet he's a match for Ichigo. Maybe it's just me, but that seems a little weird. Oh well. I guess it's like that to make the story more interesting.) Overall it was a decent episode.moreless
Jun Fukuyama

Jun Fukuyama

Ayasegawa Yumichika

Guest Star

Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Ikkaku Madarame [English]

Guest Star

Nobuyuki Hiyama

Nobuyuki Hiyama

Madarame Ikkaku

Recurring Role

Wataru Takagi

Wataru Takagi

Shiba Ganju

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Ichigo and Ganju crash-land into a pile of sand.)
      Ichigo: (coughs) Well thanks to your goofy spell we're saved for the moment.
      Ganju: (coughs) How'd all the sand get in here? (coughs)
      Ichigo: Your skill did this so shut up already! (kicks him)
      Ganju: (growls) You know you got a hell of a lotta nerve kickin' the guy who just saved yer life!
      Ichigo: Saved my life!? I only said we were saved, you got that!?

    • Uryu: Forgive me. I know that you were protecting me. If it weren't for me, then you probably never would have gotten hurt.
      Orihime: You think so? Oh, don't blame yourself. I mean, I'm such a klutz. I probably would have gotten hurt anyways. But you already knew that, didn't you? Besides, if you weren't there with that first aid kit... I could have fainted from extreme loss of blood... and gone into a state of shock and died right here.
      Uryu: (chuckles)
      Orihime: Uh, did that sound weird?
      Uryu: Uh... no! Let's just get going.

    • Ikkaku: You fools! Come on, couldn't you see that I was doing my lucky dance for you both while I was waiting for you to come out of your stinkin' sandbox to fight me! And why are you two gaping at me like a couple of idiots!? (continues ranting)
      Ichigo: What the hell's with him?
      Ganju: Wait a minute...
      Ichigo: Hmm? Oh, come on...
      Ganju: Listen to me. I'm gonna make a run for it first chance I get.
      Ichigo: So now you're gonna run? What are you, some kind of little pansy?

    • Ikkaku: Hey!
      Ichigo: Hmm?
      Ikkaku: So tell me... why didn't you run away like your friend? He obviously ran because he sensed that our powers are far superior to his own. You know, if you ask me, I think your friend made a pretty wise decision.
      Ichigo: If your power really is greater than mine, it'd be useless to run. You'd catch me for sure. But... if on the other hand, my power is greater, then I'll just defeat you and be on my way. At least, that's the way I see it.
      Ikkaku: Is that so? I guess you're not stupid after all.

    • Ikkaku: At least, tell me your name.
      Ichigo: Ichigo Kurosaki.
      Ikkaku: Ichigo? That's a good name.
      Ichigo: You think so? No one's ever told me that before.
      Ikkaku: Yeah. They say that guys with "ichi" in their names are overflowing with talent and good looks. At least that's what I've heard. I'm 3rd seat assistant adjutant, Squad 11, Ikkaku Madarame. Well, Ichi... what say we be friends?
      Ichigo: Heh... ain't gonna happen!

    • Ganju: So what you're saying is that Soul Reapers are supremely twisted, aren't they?
      Yumichika: Ah, but not as twisted as your face.
      Ganju: I pity you.
      Yumichika: Pretty? I'm flattered that even a brute as awkward as you can somehow recognize my dazzling handsomeness.
      Ganju: I said "pity", not "pretty"!
      Yumichika: I realize that! I simply made a witty, humorous joke!

    • (Ichigo takes a hand away from Zangetsu to wipe the blood from his eye.)
      Ikkaku: I don't get it.
      Ichigo: Hmm?
      Ikkaku: Sure, there's some distance between us, but only a novice unfamiliar with fighting would allow a hand to leave his sword during a match.
      Ichigo: Why don't you just shut your trap!? Alright? I got blood in my eyes... so I just stopped to wipe it away!
      Ikkaku: Even shallow wounds above the eye bleed profusely. (opens the end on the hilt of his sword, revealing an ointment) Therefore, you must stop the bleeding. You can't just wipe it away.
      Ichigo: Hey! That's not fair! You have a special ointment to stop your bleeding!
      Ikkaku: It is too fair! It's called being prepared, you idiot! Instead of complaining, you should be applauding my professionalism!

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