Bleach

Season 1 Episode 17

Ichigo, Die!

3
Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Feb 01, 2005 on TV Tokyo
9.6
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Episode Summary

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Ichigo continues his duel with Abarai Renji but has underestimated this Shinigami and is soon overwhelmed and driven into a corner. Just then the ever calm Byakuya steps in to the fray, unfortunately he is not there to help Ichigo.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Talk talk talk blah blah blah

    7.5
    With Rukia taken prisoner by Renji and Byakuya, Ichigo plans his counterattack with Urahara. He plans on, or was forced to, train with the shop owner for ten days, while waiting for the gate to Soul Society to erect. Okay, that was all the good parts that happened in this episode; the bridge to the Soul Society arc. Everything else, it was just all trash talking and lame badass comebacks and insults. "Hoy! Look at me when you're talking!", "You think I would be dead just because of that?" Actions speak louder than words and there was just way too much dialogue, although Byakuya was really badass.moreless
  • As the world still rotates.....

    9.8
    Ichigo starts to pull a big come-back as he now has Renji at a disadvantage. Ichigo is now too fast for Renji as Renji takes one blow after another.Then as Ichigo starts to deliver the finishing blow, Byakuya comes in and not only breaks Ichigo's Zanpaktou but also destroys (not literally) him in seconds without anyone seeing it happen. Ichigo (hanging onto his life by a thread) still intends to fight but Rukia kicks his hand off of her step-brother Byakuya's foot and tells Ichigo to never touch her brother again (for his own protection) and to not follow her into the soul society or she will never forgive him. (again for his own protection)moreless
  • 911

    8.8
    Ichigo is still battling Renji. Uhana is standing still waiting for the right moment. Ichigo's spirt energy was alot he was about to kill Renji, but to my surprise Uhana sliced hes sword. Rukia went back to the Soul Society. This epsiodew was like, "OMG". I thought Ichigo was actually going to die. Because Renji's blade, was retracting in his solider blade. And you know that has to hurt u can feel it if ur really into this story. But then he picked himself up after his blood was ozing out. Then wat amazed me was that Ichigo, got right back up. Plus he was bleeding so much. While Ichigo was fighting Renji. He was going at it like there was no stopping him. And when he was really about to kill Renji. Uhana, he sliced Ichigo's sword in half!!!! I was so astonished. And u know how his blade is thick like a mug. Then Ichigo didn't want Rukia to leave and she said, "Don't touch my brother with your touch." As she kicked his hand away with her weak little leg. I didn't even know she had a brother. I felt sorrry for him, afterwardsmoreless
  • Bleach Episode 17

    9.6
    To me, as a new Bleach follower, is the turning point of the show. up until now, ichigo has only had to fight easy hollows which could be taken down in 1 hit. but on the good side, the first 16 episodes gave excellent introduction into what begins after episode 17.

    in this episode we finally get to see the true power of a Death God, Rukia's brother(?) Byakuya. Byakuya is a true force to be dealt with, as Ichigo learns the hard way.

    as Byakuya is about to kill Ichigo, Rukia agrees to go with her brother back to soul society, thus saving ichigo. when ichigo passes out, the Kuchikis go back to soul society. when ichigo wakes up, he is in urahara's store. urahara then tells ichigo that his death god powers are gone, and asks ichigo if he would like to train for 10 days before attempting to save Rukia. obviously, ichigo accepts. this episode is a perfect transition into the next segment of bleach. overall, this episode is one of the strongest bleach episodes ever written.moreless
  • Ichigo is still battling Renji. Uhana is standing still waiting for the right moment. Ichigo's spirt energy was alot he was about to kill Renji, but to my surprise Uhana sliced hes sword. Rukia went back to the Soul Society.moreless

    10
    This epsiodew was like, "OMG". I thought Ichigo was actually going to die. Because Renji's blade, was retracting in his solider blade. And you know that has to hurt u can feel it if ur really into this story. But then he picked himself up after his blood was ozing out. Then wat amazed me was that Ichigo, got right back up. Plus he was bleeding so much. While Ichigo was fighting Renji. He was going at it like there was no stopping him. And when he was really about to kill Renji. Uhana, he sliced Ichigo's sword in half!!!! I was so astonished. And u know how his blade is thick like a mug. Then Ichigo didn't want Rukia to leave and she said, "Don't touch my brother with your touch." As she kicked his hand away with her weak little leg. I didn't even know she had a brother. I felt sorrry for him, afterwards.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Kon's Ultimate Death God Illustrated Guide: 10th squad captain Hitsugaya Toshiro.

    • The white head or hair piece Kuchiki Byakuya wears is called a "kenseikan" and is a mark of nobility. It symbolizes Byakuya's rank as the head of the noble Kuchiki clan. According to "Souls," the official Bleach character guide, the long scarf Byakuya wears is called "ginpaku kazahana no uzuginu" (translates to silver-white windflower light silk) and is a family heirloom handed down through many generations to the head of the Kuchiki clan.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Ichigo: (grabbing onto Byakuya's robes) He's dead, you say? There's a striking resemblance to him? I'd rather you quit talking about me like I'm not even here, got it?
      Rukia: Ichi--!
      Byakuya: Let go.
      Ichigo: Sorry, couldn't hear you. Try looking at me when you talk.

    • Ichigo: (thinking) What just happened? Did he cut me? What's more, if he did, I can't tell if I was hit from the back, or the front. It hurts.
      Byakuya: You're slow. Even when you're falling.

    • Ichigo: Wait, Rukia! Stop! Look at me! Is this some kind of a joke? Hey! (tries to get up)
      Rukia: Don't move! Take even one step... or try to come after me... and I'll... I'll... (crying) I will never, ever forgive you. You are going to die. So why not stay put and live a few seconds longer?

    • (Renji grabs Rukia to prevent her from going to Ichigo.)
      Rukia: Renji! Let go! Let me go!
      Renji: What does it matter now, you fool? The kid's already dead! Listen! If you so much as touch him, they'll add twenty years to your sentence. Besides, Rukia, you'd only end up increasing your sins for someone who's died!
      Rukia: I got him involved in all this. It's my fault that Ichigo's dead! So what the hell's wrong with me going to him?!
      Byakuya: So even if it would make your sentence harsher, you truly feel that you must help him. Is that what you're saying to me?
      Rukia: I am, Brother.
      Byakuya: I understand, Rukia. This young man does indeed bear a striking resemblance to him.

    • Ichigo: Heh! I'll tell you what's wrong. It's just that your moves have somehow suddenly become a lot slower!
      Renji: (thinking) Idiot! Actually you've gotten faster!

    • Rukia: You are just a human. You are just a lowly human, how dare you grab my brother like that! You better learn your place!

    • Urahara: You're weak. When a weakling enters enemy territory, they call that suicide. To save Kuchiki-san, you've gotta grow up. Don't use other people as an excuse to die.

    • Rukia: Don't move! Just try moving one step. Just try coming after me. I… I… will (sorrowful) never forgive you. Eventually you will die, so lay there and live as long as you will.

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