Season 6 Episode 14

Ichigo, Complete Hollowification!?

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Apr 25, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary


Ichigo and Hiyori face off, but Ichigo has great trouble holding his own. Hiyori urges him to use his Bankai, but he is reluctant due to fear of losing control. Instead, the Visored have Ichigo train in endurance before teaching him how to subdue his inner Hollow.

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  • A training episode...not

    Most shounens are prone to an excessive amount of dialogue. Not hard to see why with the way mangas are formatted, but these anime directors do a poor job of making the transition smooth. It's nice they follow the manga religiously but at the same time at the expense of entertainment. Basically this episode just featured too much talking that it got a yawn out of me--something that I did often at least once per episode in the Bount arc. Now what shounens do to compensate for this is a lot of action. Too bad that was pretty minimal in this episode.moreless
  • Basically it was good but i was confused why they made hiyori train him and not either shinji or kensei or maybe Mashiro

    I liked this episode. Ichigo had to fight his inner hollow (zangetsu) and do that within 60 mins or else he became full hollows and they would have had to kill him. But he completed it just in time before lisa had to go again. But what i dont get is why hiyori had to train with him because they should have made shinji train with him or kensei because then it wouldn't have taken so long because i believe they are stronger then hiyori.(I don't know for sure but kensei was part of the soul society i believe sq. 9 captain adn shinji was captain of sq.5)moreless
  • Ichigo starts his training in order to supress his inner hollow.He must do that in 60 mins. or he will fully become a hollow and be killed. He succeeds in suppressing it with really good action scenes.moreless

    It was exciting watching Ichigo fight against "zangetzu" the other ichigo looking figure.It was awesome when he turned into the hollow in full form,he is pretty darn powerful.I want him to fully control that so that he can kick some arrancar butt.Its interesting to know that the vizards knew about Aizen's plans all along.
  • This episode is focused around Ichigo learning how to control his inner hollow. The vizard test Ichigo to see if he is "good enough" to join them; they begin to show him how to control his hollow.moreless

    This episode was all about building tension leading up to the growth in power for many of the people on "Ichigo's side." Overall it was a good episode; it was interesting, silly, informative, and contained some good action. Next week's episode (tomorrows... as it is 05/01 currently) will be great to watch after seeing much development in this one.
  • Silly, but Tite Kubo is getting the hang of awkward moments and momentary lapses in drama. In a good way.

    I am going to feel strange reviewing backward right now. Anyway, this episode gave us a much larger impression of the Vizard - manipulative, but nevertheless a nice (gangster-like) family that seems relatively concerned for Ichigo. Or might be using him. But that just makes us salivating for more. Lots of angry Ichigo art here, and fast transformations into (for example) Ichigo's hollow side, the rescue of Hiyori (the frame where all the Vizard minus Hiyori surround Ichigo is really nice...), and Shinji's errr, quick mood change after Ichigo destroys the (yes, super) machine thing. Though, as some reviewer has said, nothing actually really happened that was plot-wrenching, Bleach is becoming cleverly planned and drawn. I like this episode. A lot.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Kon is sleeping in Yuzu's bed)
      Kon: (Thinking about Ichigo) How could you make this poor kid cry? What a worthless brother!

    • Shinji: Can ya hear me, Ichigo? You're gonna fully transform into a Hollow this time. Don't get devoured. You devour him. If he gets ya, it's all over.

    • (Ichigo is fighting his Hollow)
      Ichigo: Bastard! Where is old man Zangetsu!
      Hollow Ichigo: Persistent, aren't we? Quit making me repeat myself! I am Zangetsu! (Sends Ichigo crashing down) Ichigo, maybe you're not aware of this, but Zangetsu and I were originally one and the same. Both Zangetsu and I are your power.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Ichigo's hollow was almost able to kill Hiyori during their sparring match. Her mask was in tact, but her eyes were reverting to their non-powered coloration.

    • Japanese Title: 一護、完全ホロウ化!?
      Romaji Title: Ichigo, kanzen horou ka!?

    • Shinigami Illustration Book Golden:
      Kon, still in Hanatarō's gigai, is hiding from Kenpachi. Hanatarō comes running towards his direction with the lion plushie, and asks for his gigai's return. Kon tells Hanatarō to throw the plushie at him while he ejects himself from Hanatarō's gigai. Yachiru happens to stand in between Kon, in "candy" form, and the plushie. The candy and plushie hit Yachiru on the head and leave her confused.

    • The Hollow verison of Ichigo, has an opposite colored Zangetsu, including the cloth.

    • The Vizards are aware of Aizen and his plans.