Season 2 Episode 10

Renji's Confrontation

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM May 03, 2005 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

After finding out that Ichigo wants to save Rukia, Hanataro decides to help him. Led by Hanataro, Ichigo and Ganju soon get close to the Shrine of Penitence where they are confronted by Renji who starts a fight with Ichigo. Meanwhile, the other Shinigami get informed of all the casualties they've taken so far.moreless

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  • The history of the 4th squad learned in this episode was more entertaining than the usual badass talking Bleach abuses.

    After already battling a third officer in Ikkaku, Ichigo finds himself going up the ladder when Abarai Renji confronts him right before the stairs that would lead to Rukia. While this episode is advertised as the second match between Renji and Ichigo, most of this episode consisted of Hanataro's reminiscing of Rukia's storytelling of the living world. To make it even more general, there was a crap load of flashbacks. Though this episode was more enjoyable than previous ones on virtue that there wasn't as much of the dreaded insulting, bickering, and badass comeback dialogue that I'm such a big fan of.moreless
  • Ichigo vs. Renji, part 2. Now the real battles begin.

    This episode marks the start of the serious fighting in the Soul Society Arc. After escaping from the 11th division by retreating to the sewers, Hanataro,Ganju, and Ichigo head for the shrine of pentinence and Rukia. But standing in their way is a familiar foe, Abarai Renji!!! This episode marks the beginning of one of the most pivotal fights in the series, and the turnig point for one Renji, who is beginning to realize what he really wants to fight for. This episode may seem a little slow at first, but the action picks up in a big way toward the end. This was a great episode by itself, but it's real draw is setting up action that is yet to come, and it does an excellent job of that.moreless
  • Ichigo and Renji Rematch!

    Hiding from all the other soul reapers with 4th squad member Hanataro, Ichigo and Ganju learn that Hanataro knows where Rukia is being held, so they find theirway through the sewers ntil the arrive at the Shrine Of Penintence, but they still have a long way to go to save Rukia, but as the fog clears, Ichigo sees an old "friend" is awaiting for him. But Renji doesn't want to play this time and wants Ichigo to give it his all and explain why he wants to save Rukia, but quickly Renji learns that Ichigo has increased his strength from their last enounter, and not even Zabimura can do much damage.moreless
  • ichigo and ganju (guided by hanatarou ) go to rescue rukia.but they encounter abarai renji.can ichigo win this fight?

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    ichigo and ganju,led by hanatarou, go towards the shrine of penitence in order to rescue rukia.there,they encounter abarai renji.ichigo decides to fight him.they seem to be fairly evenly matched.but renji releases zabimaru and this time it\\\'s more powerful than his last encounter.then renji tells him that when capatains and vice-capatains go to the outside world,they lower their strength to a minimum .renji also tells him that he is about 5 times stronger than he was in he living is interesting to know that. overall,i think this is a fairly good episode as this is ichigo\\\'s first real fight since he enters seireitei.moreless
Takahiro Sakurai

Takahiro Sakurai

Kira Izuru

Guest Star

Katsuyuki Konishi

Katsuyuki Konishi

Hisagi Shūhei

Guest Star

Fumihiko Tachiki

Fumihiko Tachiki

Zaraki Kenpachi

Recurring Role

Kouki Miyata

Kouki Miyata

Yamada Hanatarou

Recurring Role

Hisayo Mochizuki

Hisayo Mochizuki

Kusajishi Yachiru

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Hanataro: Rukia, is the person you gave your Soul Reaper powers to the same person you always mention in your stories about the World of the Living?
      Rukia: Yes, his name was Ichigo Kurosaki. I only spent two months there in that world with Ichigo, but somehow, even after such a short time, I felt I could trust him with my very life. Because of me... because of me... Ichigo's own destiny was changed and became twisted and he was hurt terribly. There's no forgiving what I've done to him.

    • Ichigo: (thinking) You're wrong, Rukia. All of this was my fault. I swear there's no way I'm gonna let you die. Rukia...

    • Renji: It's been a while, I wonder if you still remember my face.
      Ichigo: Oh, you'll be gone and forgotten soon enough, but first I've got a whole mountain of payback I'm going to extract from you, Renji Abarai.

    • Renji: You not only remembered my face, but my name as well. You're full of surprises.
      Ichigo: Thanks for the compliment.

    • Hanataro: Ganju, this Ichigo guy... what kind of a human being is he?
      Ganju: Watching this fight, I'm beginning to wonder that myself.

    • Renji: So, tell me the truth Ichigo. Do you actually believe you're going to be able to rescue Rukia?
      Ichigo: I do.
      Renji: Even if somehow you were to defeat me, there are still 11 more Lieutenants left, and then of course above them are 13 full fledged Squad Captains. You would have to utterly defeat every single one of us to even have a chance of reaching the tower. You can't possibly believe that you can pull that off
      Ichigo: I don't care about the odds. I don't care about how many Captains or Lieutenants there are. I'll defeat them all, every one of them. I'll defeat anyone who makes the mistake of getting in my way!

  • NOTES (3)