Bleach - Season 8

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Episode Guide

  • Ichigo pulls out his Hollow mask and Grimmjow releases his sword, Pantera. With both in their most powerful forms, the battle begins in earnest. The fight is intense with both sides exchanging strong blows. As Ichigo's mask breaks apart bit by bit, Nel urges a frightened Orihime to cheer for Ichigo since he is doing it for her.moreless
  • Renji continues his battle with Szayel Aporro while Ichigo faces off against Ulquiorra. Not knowing Ulquiorra's rank and strength, Ichigo wastes no time and he quickly goes into his Hollow form but Ulquiorra reveals a deadly secret which shocks Ichigo and turns the tables.

  • Chad is struggling in his battle with Gantenbainne Mosqueda until his right arm takes it's true form. Chad quickly gains the advantage due to his increased speed and strength and he starts to beat Gantenbainne. Backed into a corner, Gantenbainne releases his zanpakutou and Chad replies in kind by releasing his newly powered up left arm. With his full power Chad beats Gantenbainne Mosqueda in one hit.moreless
  • Rukia continues her battle with the 9th Espada, Aaroniero. Rukia is still struggling with Aaroniero because of his resemblance to Kaien, but she finally gets the upper hand when she releases a double kidou spell that reveales Aaroniero's true face.
  • Ishida and Renji continue fighting against Szayel and with Renji's help, Ishida pulls out a secret weapon to use against him. The attack seems to be a success at first but Szayel has his own secret technique. Meanwhile, Grimmjow appears before Nel with Orihime in tow.

  • Rukia talks with Aaroniero Arruruerie, whose face is that of Kaien Shiba. Aaroniero says that he is Kaien and explains how he got there after Rukia killed him. Aaroniero then asks Rukia if she would offer her life for the man she killed. Rukia wants to accept, but she says she can't until she rescues Orihime. Aaroniero then says he will forgive her if she kills her friends and brings them to him. Rukia immediately realizes that this is not Kaien and she attacks. However she is at a disadvantage because Aaroniero has Kaien's memories of her training and fighting skills.moreless
  • 3/19/08
    9.3

    Ishida and Renji recover from their battle with Szayel while Orihime continues to heal Ichigo's wounds. Ulquiorra appears and questions Grimmjow about his intentions. They get into a fight but Grimmjow manages to seal Ulquiorra in another dimension. Now free to fight the fully restored Ichigo, the two draw their swords and attack. Using a massive blast, Grimmjow forces Ichigo to pull out his Hollow mask and the battle begins for real.

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  • 1/23/08
    9.3
    Ishida continues his fight with Cirucci and reveals a secret weapon, Seele Schneider. Meanwhile, Chad continues his battle and reveals one of his own secrets.
  • Ichigo is pushed to the limit and releases his bankai to protect Nel and is even forced to take his hollow form.
  • Loly and Menoly continue to mistreat Orihime and Loly is about to finish her off when the wall shatters and who should enter but Grimmjow. Meanwhile, Ishida takes up the battle against the Fraccion of Szayel when his initial strike has no effect whatsoever on the Espada. Renji might be able to lend a helping hand but can the two hope to defeat Szayel when he can predict their every move?moreless
  • Grimmjow's past and his ascension to Adjuchas, along with his meeting of Shawlong and the others is revealed, as the battle with Ichigo continues. Grimmjow pulls out his final strongest technique, Desgarron and he prepares to end the fight. Ichigo is not willing to give in either and they clash as the battle finally ends.moreless
  • Rukia continues her fight with the 9th Espada, Aaroniero Arruruerie. She still has mixed feelings about fighting him and she is struck by his trident. As she lies on the tip of his weapon, barely conscious, she goes through a series of flashbacks of her time with Kaien. Her memories revive her with only enough time for one final desperate attack.

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  • Everyone on the Arrancar side, sees Rukia and Aaroniero's death. Meanwhile, Renji continues his fight with Szayel and Renji is unable to use his Bankai. Ichigo senses Rukia's spiritual power drop and Ulquiorra comes in when he notices. Ulquiorra is trying to provoke Ichigo into fighting him, and gets what he wants when he tells Ichigo that he forced Orihime into Hueco Mundo.moreless
  • The Espada Szayel Aporro sends out the execution unit named "Exequias" to go after Ichigo. Aizen questions him on why he did it and Szayel apologizes saying he wanted to make sure they killed him. Aizen forgives Szayel but also sees through his plot to to further his research. Meanwhile, Ishida tries to figure out how to beat his opponent, Cirucci Thunderwitch.

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  • Ishida and Pesche continue their battle with Cirucci Thunderwitch. They manage to gain the upper hand when Pesche uses his technique Infinite Slick, but Cirucci releases her zanpakutou making things much more complicated.

  • Chad realizes Noitora's fearsome strength too late and falls. The others sense it including Orihime but they are all powerless to do anything about it. Meanwhile, the 8th Espada, Szayel Aporro Grantz appears before Renji and Dondochakka.