It's the end of TBTP arc. I'll be taking a few weeks break from Bleach. The length of the break depends on how long the fillers are.Anyway, I think this is a great episode. I love the way they animate the Hadou and Bakudou. It's really cool. I also love the last scene showing the Vizards. Even after reading the manga and watching the anime, I still do not quite get why the Vizards hate Urahara. He tried all he could but failed to revert them. He did manage to keep them alive though. I wonder if it's because they rather be dead than to be a Vaizard. I also wonder when they will appear in the winter war. It hasn't happened yet in the manga. I certainly hope it will happen soon.Also, I wonder why Urahara has not yet found a way to reverse the Hollowfication process. It has been 1oo years and given his intelligence, he should have found something. Not only did he fail to find a way, he even somehow manages to turn Ichigo into a Vaizard.SummaryRealizing they have been caught by Urahara and Tessai, Tousen asks Aizen if he can dispose of them. However, Aizen think it's not necessary. Shinji asks Urahara what he is doing there, and Urahara asks Shinji about his mask. They exchange smiles and Urahara begins to interrogate Aizen. Aizen replies that he's trying to save the wounded. Urahara sees right through the lie. The truth is the 'wounded' are each in the different stages of Hollowfication. Aizen then smiles and comments that Urahara is exactly the kind of person he thinks he is.Aizen tells Tousen and Gin that their work is done, and begin to depart. Tessai attempts to stop them using Hadou 88. However, Aizen counters with Bakudou 81, and escapes. This leaves Tessai in disbelief as he did not expect a Vice-Taichou to nullify Hadou 88 without reciting the incantations. Urahara and Tessai decide not to give chase as their immediate concern is the safety of their comrades. Despite being past the point of no return, Urahara feels that there's still one way to save them, but he tells Tessai it's a gamble. Tessai then uses Jikanteishi and Kuukanteni, two forbidden techniques, to transport the eight to Urahara's laboratory. Urahara has one invention which may save the eight and it's none other than Hougyoku.The next day has come and Urahara has failed to reverse the effects of Hollowification with the Hougyoku. He feels depressed and goes outside for some fresh air. A group of guards suddenly appears and informs Urahara that Central 46 has issued a warrant for his arrest. Urahara and Tessai are brought to Central Room 46. Central 46 begins questioning them about where they were at midnight last night. While Urahara is responding, they accuse him of conducting Hollowfication experiments. Urahara asks them who told them about that but they insist he does not have the right to ask questions. He continues and asks if it's 5th Division's Vice-Taichou, Aizen. They give him a second warning, but Urahara continues and tries to explain to them that Aizen is the one who had done it all and he and Tessai were trying to save the others. Central 46 refuses to listen to Urahara and says that there are 124 guards and 1 Taichou who can vouch for Aizen's innocence. Soon after, a guard reports to Central 46 that they have found evidence showing that Hollowfication experiments have been performed in the 12th Division's Laboratory.With that, Central 46 believes that Urahara and Tessai are guilty. For using forbidden teachniques, Tessai is sentenced to be imprisoned in an Underground Prison 3, 'Shugo'. As for Urahara, he will have his spiritual powers drained and be eternally banished to Earth for conducting taboo, deceiving colleagues, and causing grievous injury. Furthermore, the eight will be dealt with as hollows. Upon hearing that, Urahara is enraged. Then, at that moment, a masked Yoruichi breaks into Central Room 46 and rescues Tessai and Urahara. When they get to a safe place, Urahara thanks Yoruichi. Other than Urahara and Tessai, Yoruichi also manages to rescue the eight and she even brings along Urahara's new gigai. Urahara says that, within 20 hours, he will make reiatsu-hiding gigai for the eight, Tessai and himself. Tessai asks about Yoruichi and she says she'll escape somehow. Urahara plans to hide out on Earth and take his time to find a way to reverse the effects of Hollowfication.The Pendulum swings back to now and the Vizards are shown. Shinji comments that they are really 'indebted' to Urahara and.. Aizen. With that, they leave their hideout and look as if they are ready for battle.PicturesUrahara and Shinji exchange smiles.Aizen: 'You are just the man I thought you were.'Tessai attacks with Hadou 88!Aizen hits back with Bakudou 81: Dankuu!Tessai uses Jikanteishi and Kuukanteni to transport the eight.HougyokuUrahara fails to reverse the Hollowfication process.Urahara and Tessai are brought to Central Room 46.Yoruichi rescues Urahara and Tessai. She also manages to save the eight.Urahara swears to find a way to reverse the effects of Hollowfication. Cool picture of the Vaizards.
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