Season 8 Episode 2

The Devilish Research! Szayelaporro's Plan

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Dec 19, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary


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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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • First appearance of Szayel Aporro Grantz, the Octava Espada (#8). Aside from when the Espada gathering for the meeting about Ichigo and crew invading Hueco Mundo.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Dondochakka is running while carring Renji; trips and slams Renji's head into floor)
      Dondo: Wh..Why am I doing this again?
      (Renji kicks Dondo's head)
      Renji: I should be asking you that! You say "I feel Nel's reiatsu" and got all hyped up, then you grab me suddenly, are you messing with me???
      Dondo: But I felt Nel's reiatsu and got all hyped up...
      Renji: No duh! I just said that!
      (Some other dialog is said, then...)
      (Renji is kicking Dondo, then suddenly Dondo realizes something)
      Dondo: Pe!
      Renji: What? What's wrong?
      (Dondo exclaims and tries to grab/hug Renji)
      Dondo: Pesche? When did Pesche disappear???
      Renji: Pesche? The skeleton guy? He wasn't with us from the start!
      (Dondo stops)
      Dondo: He wasn't? So, the person I've lived with so long, was just an illusion?
      Renji: I don't mean all the way back there!!! What's wrong with you? You're insane!!
      (Dondo turns away and yells)
      Dondo: P-Pesche!!!!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Japanese Title: 悪魔の研究!ザエルアポロの企み
      Romaji Title: Akuma no kenkyuu! Zaeru Aporo no takurami

    • The Opening and Closing Sequences were previews of Bleach's 2nd movie coming out soon. Also the opening was different from the last two episodes.