Tuesday, January 11, 2005
* Bleach 14 *
Bleach Episode 14: A Back-to-Back Battle to the Death
I know, I skipped a whole bunch of episodes up until 14, but I figured I'll restart this at the latest episode, which is what most people wanna know about anyways, right? ^_^;;
Anyways, the story continues with Ichigo and Ishida's little battle. We learn a little more about Ishida's background...he's the last surviving Quincy, and as it turns out, his grandfather was a good man who had taught him not to wage war against the Soul Reapers, but to work together with them. But when the grandfather was attacked by several hollows at once, the Soul Reapers didn't come to his aid until too late. This is why Ishida hates the Soul Reapers so much. Ichigo interrupts Ishida with a swift kick to the head, saying, "You talk way too long!!" Lol. Ichigo then explains his own hatred for Hollows to Ishida...and we think they'll get along just a little bit, at least until the Hollows are defeated...when from the sky comes a hella big Hollow, which Rukia recognizes as the legendary Menos, a Hollow made from hundreds of Hollows.
Ishida realises that he can absorb Ichigo's spiritual energy by touching his sword...so he devises a plan: strapping the sword to his head! Hehe... But Ichigo grabs his sword back and deflects Menos's attack on his own....thereby unleashing his hidden powers. Menos retreats back into the sky... Ishida believes that up until now, Ichigo had been masking his own great spiritual powers, much like a water tap that had been turned off. In order to help Ichigo from being destroyed by his newly unleased powers, he helps him disperse the spiritual energy overflowing from the Zanpakutou.
Ishida saves him because he realises that he didn't hate Soul Reapers for failing to come to his grandfather's aid...rather, he had felt incredible guilt for years, having stood by and watched his grandfather's murder without putting his own life on the line to save him. Ichigo sees the distraught Ishida and thinks...he can't beat up a guy with such a sad expression.
All in all, a GREAT episode! Can't wait for the next one!
Ah, I've also added screenshots from ending, because we have a new ending theme! It's a cool and catcy hip-hop tune called "Thank you", by Homemade Kazoku (kazoku means family).
Posted by athena at |5:48 PM|