Rukia helps Ichigo over come his depression about not being able to help his friends. Afterwards the Shinigami explain more about the Arrancar and exactly what kind of enemies they will be facing from now on.
It should be noted that just because Ulqiorra has part of his mask looking like that of a Hitsugaya's Vaste Lorde picture. Doesn't mean that he a Vaste Lorde.
Ichigo: What the hell are these Arrancar? And why are they after me?
Renji: (Hiding)Wait up!
Ichigo: That voice... Renji, Where are you?
Renji: We'll explain all of that to you
(Renji, Rangiku, Ikkaku, and Yumichika pop out of Ichigo's light fixture)
Renji: Hey, Ichigo! It's been A while... I guess not.
Ichigo:(Angry) What did you guys do to my light?
Rangiku:We tried to put in a new lightbulb.(pointing to Ikkaku bald head)
(Rangiku knocks Ikkaku off the ceiling)
(Captain Hitsugaya talking to Ichigo)
Hitsugaya: If, at this point in time, Aizen manages to bring ten Vastro Lordes under his control, then it's the end of Soul Society.
(Kon notices Rangiku's large breast)
Kon: (Jumps towards her) A woman wearing the terrible uniform weapon called a school uniform! Onee-san! (She punches him)
Renji: (confused) Is doing that the "in" thing?
Ichigo: No. He's always like this.
(Keigo notices Rangiku's large breast)
Keigo: (Running towards her) That's quite the scandalous uniform, Onee-san! (She punches him)
Ikkaku: Hey, is this guy okay?
Rangiku: He's fine! He's fine! Now, Let's go!
(Ichigo and Rukia enters the room)
Kon: (Crying) Nee-san!
Rukia: (Stomps on him) That's just like you, Kon.
Kon: The way you stepped on my without a moment's hesitation! Without a doubt tis is my Nee-san! I'm... I'm so happy!
(Yami and Ulquiorra return to Hueco Mundo)
Ulquiorra: We have returned, Aizen-sama.
Aizen: Welcome back, Ulquiorra, Yami. Now, let me hear your report... here in front of your twenty brothers and sisters.
Karin: What are you two doing?
Yuzu: It's terrible! Onii-chan brought a girl home with him!
Karin: He's been bringing girls home with him since he was in middle school. Although it was just Tatsuki-chan.
Yuzu: She's different from Tatsuki-chan! She's more... girlish!
Karin: Tatsuki-chan's become a bit sexy since she entered high school, you know.
(Ichigo is weakly fighting a hollow)
Rukia: I know all about it! Ever since being kicked around by those Arrancar, you haven't changed into a Shinigami even once! What are you afraid of? Sado was beaten. Inoue was beaten. So what?! Are you a man whose resolve is so easily broken? Are you afraid of defeat? Are you afraid that you cannot protect your friends? Or are you afraid of the Hollow inside?!
If you're afraid of defeat, then get stronger. If you're afraid you can't protect your friends, then get stronger and swear you'll protect them! If you're afraid of the hollow inside of you, then keep getting stronger until you can crush it! Even if you believe in no one else, stand tall and shout it! That's the kind of man I know you are!
(Ichigo loosens his Zanpakutou and smiles)
Ichigo: I told you to be quiet.
(the Shinigami team stand awkwardly in the classroom)
Students: Those guys look dangerous. That one's got red hair and tattoos!
Ikkaku: Don't let it bother you, Renji. It's just humans running off at the mouth.
Students: A blonde girl with big tits! A silver-haired middle schooler! A bob-haired pretty boy! A bald dude carrying a wooden sword!
Ikkaku: Hey... Whoever just called me bald, get over here...
Renji: Don't let it bother you. It's just humans running off at the mouth.
Japanese Title: 特命！やってきた死神たち
Romaji Title: Tokumei! Yattekita shinigami tachi
Several important Espada and Arrancar have cameoes at the end of this episode.
The Hierarchy of Menos is explained in this episode:
Gillian: foot-soldiers of the lowest level, all have the same appearance, big in size although its movements are slow and its intelligence is that of a beast. (Ichigo has faced off against one before repelling it soon after he awakened his Shinigami powers and apparently captain class Shinigami can easily defeat these)
Adjuchas: smaller than the Gillian and fewer in number, highly intelligent and several times more able than the Gillian in battle. Look after the Gillian class.
Vastro Lorde: The Greatest of the Menos, Human size and there are only very few of them, residing in Hueco Monde, battle abilities are greater than a Captain.
This episode marks the first appearance of Aizen since episode 62.
Shinigami Golden: Komamura talks to Tetsuzaemon about going to the real world. Tetsuzaemon tells him there's no need for a captain to go to the real world, but Komamura already has a gigai in mind. Tetsuzaemon imagines what he'd look like in a gigai, which appears to be an actual dog.
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