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Bleach

Season 6 Episode 5

Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia

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Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Feb 07, 2007 on TV Tokyo
9.3
out of 10
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64 votes
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Ichigo runs into trouble fighting Yammy, and it is only the arrival of Urahara and Yoruichi that saves him and his friends. Afterwards, Ichigo becomes depressed because he wasn't strong enough to protect those he cares about. Meanwhile, a group of powerful Soul Reapers arrive from Soul Society to defeat the Arrancar.moreless
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  • Good episode.

    8.0
    The first episode in a while that didn't bore me with its excessive talking and artificial slice of life stuff, that must be a first, and hopefully a good sign of things to come. The fighting in the beginning was pretty interesting for a while, but was a bit muttered with, what else, dumb talking with Yami's big trap not shutting up. Overall though it was still entertaining. The episode hit a huge stop when it showcased Yoruichi doing nothing but eating food for a good straight 2 minutes, that part was super dumb. But then it ended strong, and for once, the artificial slice of life stuff between the Soul Society shinigami who came to aide Ichigo as they're walking down the school hall was actually pretty funny and entertaining. Overall, a good episode!moreless
  • yaaaayyyy! poor ichigo-san..... feeling depressed and all... mm... i wonder if the shinigami can do anything to help...

    8.5
    i completely agree with them though!! he's always needing looking after.. maybe they should go and punch some sense into him... wahhh! but no one knows about his biggest problem... or so it would seem... all because of that annoying habit of his to swallow every thing up and bottle it inside him so that it doesn't hurt anyone... *sigh* poor thing... no one can really do anything for him but his own self.... yaaaayyy! i adore the shinigami... chiuuu! ... ehe.... hey, but has anyone noticed? at the end, when *they* all burst in, ... ummm.... well... all the "normal" students are still in the room.. ehehe....moreless
  • Ichigo attempts to defeat Yami. He is rescued, but Yami and Ulquiorra are done with their mission and leave. Later, a new team of Soul Society captains and vice captains arrive.moreless

    9.8
    Ikkaku, Renji, Rangiku, Toushiro, Yumichika, and Rukia, the namesake for this episode; which, by the way, only shows a few seconds of her. Hmph. However, Bleach episodes have always found the best cliffhangers to be the arrival of favorite characters; remember when Rukia saved Ichigo from Yoshino? That ended at the end as well. Anyway, I loved the coloring of this episode, and also the animations. Fight quality is upped in this episode compared to the Bounto series and the previous episodes, and is totally fresh. The arrival of the Soul Society Shinigami also was well drawn, with heads and arms and this gigantic chest (otherwise known as Rangiku) shown before their actual identity is revealed. Although I knew who they were from the voices, it was still gleefully frustrating to wait for their actual appearance. Great episode; this is why I watch Bleach.moreless
  • In this episode the soul society team Renji, Ikkaku, Yumichika, Rangiku, Toushiro and Rukia were finely came to the real world after we been waiting for them to be in human clothes from the seen in the beginning songmoreless

    9.5
    In this episode the soul society team Renji, Ikkaku, Yumichika, Rangiku, Toushiro and Rukia were finely came to the real world after we been waiting for them to be in human clothes from the seen in the beginning song, ichigo was so shocked when he saw them as that he was replaced his body for a giga that what I think he is cause he looked like he didn't know what they talking about when they mentioned the arrancars.

    It was the first time I see Urahara and Yourichi fighting together although they were a strong couple by making the tow Arrancars run awaymoreless
  • Ichigo learns a bit more about what he's up against and some new characters arrive. An extremely well-paced and varied episode that's lots of fun and sets the scene for the next arc. By far the best episode since the filler arc ended.moreless

    9.8
    This episode inclues a wicked battle, last minute rescues, and some serious butt-kicking. There is bankai, high-flying acrobatics, and delicious hint-dropping about Aizen's plans. Ichigo and Inoue angst and characters and audience alike begin to realize just how uphill the battles they're fighting will be (including inner demons). However, the forboding tone provides exciting tension without getting overwhelmingly grim, and thus recovers well from the prior episode's filler feeling. Add perfectly in-character humor and an exciting twist to end the episode and this is exactly why I watch this show. On the technical side, much of the cinematography, including dramatic cuts and use of black and white, is very well done. I particularly liked the framing near the end of the episode. Look out for some great music during the fight, too. There is a tedious moment with Yoruichi that was probably supposed to be funny, but instead provides a very boring low point smack in the middle of an otherwise flawless episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In this episode, Orihime says this is the first time she has seen Ichigo's bankai. The first time she saw Ichigo's bankai was actually in episode 59.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Renji: There's something not right with your're uniform.
      Ikkaku: Even so, these things are so tight!
      Yumichika: Well then, Why don't you untuck your shirt like us?
      Ikkaku: Like Hell! If I do that, I can't stick my wooden sword in my sash!
      Renji: You're not even supposed to have a wooden one.
      Ikkaku: Shutup! You're the one who said I couldn't carry a real one!
      Yumichika: It's not we who say so. It's the law here in the real world.
      Ikkaku: I just don't understand! What kind of stupid law says you can't carry a real sword!

    • (Ichigo is being beat up by Yammy, unable to move)
      Ulquiorra: That's strange. All of a sudden that brat [Ichigo]'s reiatsu started fluctuating. However, it's not fluctuating that widely. When his reiatsu is low, it's inconsequential. But when it's high, it's greater than mine. What's going on here?

    • (Yammy launched a Cero at Yoruichi and Orihime)
      Yammy: Who are you? What did you do?! How were you able you do that to my Cero?
      Urahara: It's just as you saw it. It would have been dangerous for everyone around me if I simply repelled it, so I just negated it by hitting it with a similar attack.
      Yammy: What did you say?
      Urahara: How about I show it to you if you don't believe me? Sing, Benihime!

    • (Ichigo is in his Bankai form)
      Orihime: (Thinking) Amazing! So this is Kurosaki's Bankai. This is my first time seeing it up close. I never thought that it would be so amazing. But, it feels a bit different from the one I felt as Soukyoku Hill. His reiatsu is so rough and fierce. It's so heavy that I feel like it's smothering me. It doesn't feel like Kurosaki at all!

    • (Ichigo blocks Yammy's attack)
      Ichigo: Sorry. I'm late, Inoue.
      Orihime: I'm so sorry, Kurosaki. If only I... I was stronger...
      Ichigo: Please don't apologize, Inoue. Don't worry about it. I'll defeat these guys and then... it'll all be over! Bankai! (Transforms) Tensa Zangetsu.

    • (Renji, Ikkaku, Yumichika, Rangiku, and Tōshirō are in Ichigo's classroom)
      Ichigo: Why are you guys here?
      Renji: Orders from above. We're preparing for the coming battle with the Arrancar... by entering the real world and joining forces with the Shinigami representative, or so we are told.
      Ichigo: (Oblivious) Arran... Who?
      Renji: What's up with you? You were fighting without knowing who your enemy was?
      Ichigo: Fighting?
      Rukia: (From the window) Idiot! The guys who tore you up the other day!
      Ichigo: (Shocked) Rukia!
      Rukia: It's been a while hasn't it, Ichigo?

    • (Someone opens the door)
      Renji: Mornin! How ya been Ichigo?
      Ichigo: (Shocked) R-Renji! Ikkaku! Yumichika! Rangiku-san! Tōshirō!
      Tōshirō: (Vexed) It's Captain Hitsugaya to you!

    • (Ichigo's lying in his bed)
      Ichigo: (Thinking about his friends) Why? Even Chad got hurt. And Tatsuki almost died. It's all because I'm too weak! I don't know what to do other than apologize.

    • Kon: (Yelling to Ichigo form outside in the rain)Jerk! Quit Being so gloomy! I'm not going to introduce you to some super cute girls after i meet her! I'm gonna have some fun getting some squishy-squishy, yummy-yummy! Dont blame me if you regret it later! it wont be my fault! you got that you jerk?!

      (No answer)

      Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Say something!

      (still no answer)

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