Season 6 Episode 3

The Commencement of War, Visored and Arrancar

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Jan 24, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary


Isshin and Urahara talk about an upcoming war in which the Vizards, Arrancar, Shinigami and humans will all be involved. Hirako is still trying to talk Ichigo into joining the Vizards but isn't doing a very good job of persuading him. As such Sarugaki Hiyori decides to make him try harder.

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  • Too...much...damn...talking...

    How do you follow up a mediocre episode? Well for one, you don't follow it up with another mediocre episode, which is what Bleach did. Though it probably can't be helped. The slice of life aspects of Bleach are just so artificial and so unrealistic, it makes it hard enjoying them. And guess what this episode was loaded up on? That's right, artificial slice of life moments. Stuff like still hoping to be a virgin bride because Hirako poked Hiyori's butt? And that whole nonsense in the classroom about Hirako being friendly with Orihime? This stuff just isn't funny. The only good parts were in the beginning when Isshin and Urahara were discussing about the Vizards and Arrancar's, but that's about it.moreless
  • Isshin and Urahara meet and chat about the appearances of Arrancar and Vaizard. Meanwhile, the Soul Society captains meet for the rising threat. Hirako appears at school again and reminds Ichigo of his Hollow side. Hiyori is introduced as another Vaizard.moreless

    Bleach just has those moments of nonstop humor, and I found this episode to be one of them. Though void of any fighting (unless you counting Hirako's really bloody nose as one), the new character and the appearance of Hirako make up for it. I especially enjoyed this episode because of its use of contrast; the seriousness of the Vaizard/Arrancar war, compared to the Urahara's fatherly "All right, everybody! Head straight home!" and the smacking around of Hirako's face and Hiyori's butt. The artists once again show their talent of making entirely new and, well, strange characters. Hiyori's personality is already revealed in the first three minutes of her appearance. And as always, color and shading is done well in order to capture the peaceful and ominous themes, and some pretend-ominous ones too.moreless
  • who thought ichigo's father is a Shinigami

    who would thought that ichigo's father could be a Shinigami not just that, also he is a captain I still don’t know what division he's in but I think it one of the divisions that been lift by the three trader captains any way will find out on the next episodes how strong he is and what kind of bankai does he have and is he stronger than zaraki or stronger than his awn son or not but it seems like he's ability is lost and we have to wait for ham to regain it or it mite be that he will be weaker than before for evermoreless
  • So, we find out Ichigo's father is very strong and has a history with Uruhara. Also that he lost his shinigami powers for over 20 years which leads to more questions. Arrancar and Vaizard history is revealed plus some funny scenes.moreless

    I'm not one of those people that need a life changing episode every week in order to think an episode is good. The fact of the matter is, I was laughing for a lot of the 22 minutes, I learned alot about the story's background and we saw that some of these vaizard are just as goofey as the humans, but I bet they can kick some serious butt! Also it would seem that some captain class shinigami from soul society are going to be joining Ichigo and company on Earth!! This episode left me verrry excited for more.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (6)

    • (Isshin just defeated the Arrancar)
      Kon: Incredible! He's incredibly strong! Is this guy really Ichigo's... idiot father?

    • Urahara: So how is it? Being a Shinigami again after 20 years.
      Isshin: It's alright.
      Urahara: And your conscience.... is now clean?
      Isshin: I guess. I never really held a grudge against that stupid hollow in the first place. If there is one thing that I regretted for these past 20 years, it would be my own lack of power. And the fact that I was unable to save Masaki that night.
      Urahara: Somethings never change, do they? Your just like your son in that regard.

    • Ryūken: So let's have it. Your answer.
      Ishida: My powers... My Quincy powers, I wish to regain them. Not just borrowed powers, but powers of my own.
      Ryūken: And?
      Ishida: I swear. I will have nothing further to do... with Shinigami or their allies.

    • Hiyori: Sarugaki Hiyori.
      Orihime: Huh?
      Hiyori: Not "huh?", it's my name. My name! Tell me yours.
      Orihime: Inuone Orihime.
      Chad: Sado Yasutora.
      Hiyori: A princess and a tiger, huh? Such excesize names! Our names mean "monkey" and "lewd"! I'm so jealous!
      Hirako: (Picking his nose) What do ya mean lewd? I'm the only living one here. Don't drag me into this, asshole. (She clubs him)

    • (Hiyori boots him into a wall)
      Hirako: What the hell-?! Hi-Hiyori...
      Hiyori: (Slaps him with her slipper) What the hell are you wastin' time here for, ya dumbass?!
      Hirako: Sorry...
      Hiyori: Where's Kurosaki Ichigo?!
      Hirako: He's still...
      Hiyori: What ya mean, he's still...?! You convince him right now and bring him here!

    • Ichigo: The reason you came to this school was to recruit me into your group, right? If that's the case, you have no reason to be here!
      Hirako: Why is that? (Ichigo is stunned with what he said) Surely you don't think I've given up just because of what happened yesterday, do ya? I don't give up so easily. I'm gonna follow you around, 'til I get a yes.

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