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This is the second time Orihime makes a mistake about a saying involving a dog.
Ichigo releases his Bankai in this episode. It is called "Tensa Zangetsu" (Chains of Heaven Slice the Moon). Ichigo's bankai is a compression of his power, rather than an outward expansion like most bankai. Renji's bankai is more of an expansion of his power into his zanpakuto, whereas Ichigo channels his bankai into his physical skills, such as his speed.
Before the commercial break, Ichigo swings Zangetsu underhanded toward Byakuya. After the break, when they reshow the scene, he does an overhanded swing.
When Ichigo first releases his bankai, the split second before the blue circle around him explodes a "Z" is cut into the ground.
Ichigo: You wanna talk about pride? Your so called honor demands that you kill Rukia. Takes a lot of honor to kill your own sister, doesn't it? Well, if that's the kind of pride you're talking about, you can bet I'm gonna mess with it. That's the reason I got this power... your stupid pride!
Byakuya: (thinking about Ichigo) A Bankai? That's impossible! It's the final stage of the Zanpakuto. Only Soul Reapers of the highest level are able to attain it. Out of the Four Great Noble families who are blessed with far greater spiritual pressure than others, only one child in several generations has the ability to reach that level. And those who have attained it have all had their names forever etched into the history of the Soul Society. That is... Bankai. So why him? He became a Soul Reaper by absorbing Rukia's powers. He's not a noble... he wasn't even born a Soul Reaper. So how can he reach Bankai so easily, as if it's second nature? And how can he release such spiritual pressure?
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Ichigo: Did you see that, Byakuya? This is my-
Orihime: No Ganju, it's his Mankai!
Ganju: I'm sorry, you sure it's not his Genkai?
Ichigo: It's Bankai!
Ganju: Yeah right! Don't get your Genkai in a twist!
Orihime: You can't twist a Genkai! (laughs with Ganju)
Ichigo: Is that so?!
Ganju: It's Manzai now.
Byakuya: I see... First the kyokukei, and now the Bankai. I can see that you really enjoy stomping on our pride. Fine, I will carve into your body... just what type of retribution you will receive for injuring our pride! [gathers up his Bankai once more and throws it at Ichigo (now in Bankai himself)]
[Ichigo dissappears faster than Byakuya can track and reappears with his blade tip pointed an inch from his throat]
Ichigo: "Our pride?" It would seem that this "our pride" is connected to killing Rukia. Then its just as you said... I will stomp on it... [retracts his blade and leaps back into his fighting stanse]... And for that reason, I have obtained this power!!
Ichigo: Didn't you say a miracle happens only once? Then what is it the second time?
Ishida (to himself): Lately, I have been influenced by her collection of sayings. Even Sado-kun pointed out to me...
Aramaki: Hey, stop pointing out each other.
Ishida: You're right. Let's go.
Ganju: Can't he decide if he is going to be sharp or stupid? I don't know how to react to that!
Ganju: Man, I saved my life by not fighting with him (Ichigo).
Inoue: Of course you did! It is said, even a cat doesn't interfere in a childish quarrel.
Ishida: Inoue-san, when saying that, it's supposed to be Children's Quarrel and not Childish.
Chad: Ishida, you are wrong too, it is Couple's instead of Children's Quarrel.
(Ishida has the words "shocked" above him.)
Chad: Moreover, it is not a Cat who doesn't interfere. It is a Dog.
Inoue: Really? Sorry, my bad.
Ichigo: But of course, who am I kidding, trying to win against Bankai, when I'm still only using my Shikai.
Byakuya: Watch your mouth. You sounded like you had already mastered Bankai.
Ichigo: Yeah. That's exactly what I'm saying, Kuchiki Byakuya.
Byakuya: Very well, since you really wish to see it. Engrave my Bankai into your eyes.
Ichigo (to himself): He let go of his sword.
Byakuya: Don't worry. You will not regret this. Before it happens, you will turn to dust and disappear.
Aired on YTV: September 6th, 2008.
In the original anime, Zangetsu explains to Ichigo that knowing the name of your zanpakuto makes a difference in the amount of power it has than if you don't. In the English dub, the power difference is described as being a thousand times stronger when the attack name is known.
Japanese title: 「開放！黒き刃、奇跡の力」
Romanji Title:Kaigai! Kuroki yaiba, kiseki no chikara
The way that Byakuya was moving his Bankai's flowers around is almost a mirror image of the Rock Lee vs. Garra fight from Naruto. Another mirror image was Ichigo imating Rock Lee's insane speed dodging the sand/flowers in almost the same pattern after he activated his Hidden Lotus technique where as Ichigo activated his Bankai to achieve such speed.
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