Season 1 Episode 20

Ichimaru Gin's Shadow

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Feb 22, 2005 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Ichigo finishes his training with Urahara and learns how to control his zanpakutou. Seven days later Ichigo, Orihime, Chad and Ishida prepare to leave for Soul Society with Yoruichi as their guide.

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  • "Shout! My name is! ZANGETSU!"

    Don't mind the corny summary, that was the kid in me getting excited about the old action cartoons we used to wake up Saturday morning for. There is something so hotblooded about the death gods screaming out the name of their soul slayers. "Awake, Benihime!", "Howl, Zabimaru!" It's just making me excited about the upcoming battles--and no coincidence I think that out of the big three, Bleach's fights are the best. Outside of the training with Urahara, the other scenes of this episode were surprisingly good. Usually Bleach episodes have only one scene that are good to watch, but seeing the entire crew get prepared to raid Soul Society really gave me goosebumps. Plus it was nice to see the other characters, like Ichigo's classmates and family, one last time before he departs.moreless
  • A pretty good episode. Ichogi completes his training, and he and the others set off to begin their journey in the Soul Society.

    Ichigo knocked Urahara's hat off pretty fast. (Faster than I thought he would anyways...) But he is Ichigo Kurosaki, and the show wouldn't be interesting if he was a clumsy, stupid, weakling. XD So Ichigo was able to find out his zanpakuto's name (Zangetsu), Yoruichi was successful in getting Chad, Orihime, and Uryuu to be able to control their powers. (It was hilarious when Yoruichi explained to Ichigo that his friends had also been training and that they would accompany him to the Soul Society help rescue Rukia. Ichigo didn't take in a word of it and just started freaking out that a cat was talking to him. Lol.) The episode ends with Yoruichi, Ichigo, Orihime, Chad, and Uryuu heading off into the gate of the Soul Society to being their mission to rescue Rukia.moreless
  • Pretty good. I got to hear more dub voices.

    Hmm, the dub voices were quite okay and if I were a dub watcher I would be relatively impressed ( too bad I'm not so I only found it okay). The best scene in this episode was Zaraki being dragged away by Gin on a rope :P And Ichigo finnaly released his shikai. Dang it, the call was never told to us and it probably never will with Ichigo not knowing how to got back from shikai to unreleased state and all. Also, I wonder why Urahara got reppelled from the gate. Maybe he made a rule for himself not to go back to Soul Society sometime in the past and put up some kind of a barrier? Overall, it's another cool episode of Bleach in my oipinion.moreless
  • They are finally ready to so to the soul society to save Rukia. Luved this eppy

    Man I just gotta say I love the cat. cant remember its name but I think he is so cute and so funny cause he is just not good at controlling Uryuu, Ichigo, Orihime, or Chad. But that gate thing is pretty intense if the hat guy cant even touch it or go near it or wutever. But I love ichigo's sword, cant remember its name either lol but oh well. uit was cool cause u could see how surprised hate guy was when ichigo was beating him or had beat him and finally learned his lessons the three lessons that he had to teach.... or was it five?? I really dont remember again. sry I really dont remember but still loved wut I can remember. cool eppy.moreless
  • an exicting episode,Ichigo has a new sword.

    what happens basically Ichigo trys to remove the manager hat and finds out its easier said than done.During his fight with the manager, ichigo learns the name of his blade and gets his new blade at the last minute (which looks kinda cool).Also during this time Uryu, orihime, and chad are training to go help Ichigo rescue rukia.Finally after finishing their training in one month,they set out to rescue rukia from being executed.exciting episode that has good action scenes.I liked the way everyone is willing to help ichigo rescue rukia.moreless
Fumihiko Tachiki

Fumihiko Tachiki

Zaraki Kenpachi

Recurring Role

Junko Noda

Junko Noda

Arisawa Tatsuki

Recurring Role

Toshiyuki Morikawa

Toshiyuki Morikawa

Kurosaki Isshin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Urahara: I'm going to tell you how to successfully pass through it, but first we need to change one thing.
      (Urahara hits Ichigo with his cane, forcing him to change into a Soul Reaper)
      Ichigo: Hey! How about a little warning the next time, Urahara!?
      (Urahara laughs)
      Orihime: So, Ichigo, you're not inside of this Ichigo anymore?
      Ichigo: Don't talk about me like I'm some kind of doll with changeable outfits!

    • Urahara: That wasn't very nice. I do believe you've killed my hat. Impressive. I didn't expect you could do that with a single swing of your sword. Ichigo, you are one frightening kid, you know that?

    • Urahara: I think it's only fair to warn you...if you try to go up against me with that inferior weapon...I will kill you!
      Ichigo: (thinking): Gotta get away! I don't think he's kidding. He's really gonna kill me this time. This is so pathetic! What am I doing? Why am I running away? Is this all of the backbone I have? Am I really just a coward after all? A complete phony? I'm so disgusted with myself! How pathetic! It's pathetic! Pathetic!
      Zangetsu: Yes. That's you.
      Ichigo: Master!
      Zangetsu: Why are you running away, Ichigo? You still haven't called me yet. Face forward, Ichigo...and you should be able to hear it now. The only thing plugging your ears is your own fear. There's only one of the enemy and one of what is there to be afraid of? Abandon your fear! Turn and face him. Don't give an inch. Now, Ichigo! Advance! Never stop! If you retreat you will age. Be afraid and you'll die! Now shout out my name!
      Ichigo: ZANGETSU!!

    • (Japanese version)
      Looking at Ichigo's empty body
      Orihime: Hey, hey, so there's no more Kurosaki-kun in this Kurosaki-kun?
      Ichigo: Of course not. Don't talk about me like I'm a jar of candy!

    • (Japanese Version)
      Orihime: W-Wow! Such a huge space under the store, it's so cool~! It's like a secret base!
      Ichigo: Really?
      Tessai: What a magnificent reaction. I, Tessai, am deeply moved.
      Orihime: Ehehe, it was nothing.

    • Ichigo: Inoue
      (Orihime turns around)
      Orihime: What?
      Ichigo: How much have you heard? I mean... it's pretty dangerous.
      Orihime: I promised Tatsuki-chan that I'd follow you. And... that I'd come home no matter what.
      (Orihime runs into Urahara's shop)

    • (English Dub)
      (Said to captain of squad 3)

      Zaraki: The only captains afraid of dying are you and the captain of Squad 9.

    • (Japanese version)
      Yoruichi: But... who would have thought he'd learn to call forth his power in such a short time...
      (Inoue screams)
      (Low-pitched crashing)
      Inoue: Sado-kun fell down the stairs!
      Yoruichi: Would you look at that...

    • (English Dub)
      (Urahara's message on Ichigo's wall)
      Urahara: Urgent! Meet us outside the Urahara shop immediately!
      Ichigo: Gyaa! Who the hell contacts people like that?! This is like some TV crime scene message written in the victim's own blood! And it better not stain my wall! (Notices a P.S.) Hm? What now? A P.S.?
      Urahara: P.S. If you're thinking this message is some written in the victim's own blood cliche from some TV show, then you obviously have no sense of humor.
      Ichigo: Oh shut up!! (throws pillow at the message on the wall)

    • (English dub)
      (after Yoruichi talks to him)

      Ichigo: A freakin' cat just spoke to me!!

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