Ok, now, how many non-manga readers were shocked by this episode ^_-? For those who were, I did say the twist was good, eh :). The first time round I read it from the manga (mind you, I was reading the manga a long long time before they even announced the anime :), I was practically pissing off my pants when they did this revelation, and it was truly a long piss, as it took them 4 weeks(or +/- 1 month to go through it :). Anime watchers have it much more shorter, eh.
But truly, this was a really good episode, with everything animated nicely with the build-up done right. I really pity Hinamori, but as Aizen says, “akogare wa, rikai kara moto mo tooi kanjou dayo” (or ” Admiration is the emotion furthest away from understanding.”). You can’t deny Aizen’s badassness and kakkoii-ness. So far, among the recent series I’m following on, he’s still the most memorable and coolest antagonist :).
But seriously, Aizen’s “Kyouka Suigetsu” is f**king overpowered and darn cool. The ability of “Complete Hynopsis” is sooo overpowered it’s actually cool. Plus ol’ Aizen used it so masterfully, it’s hard to believe. Truly a f**king hard opponent to fight with. Plus, the one little fact that it’s STILL A SHIKAI!!!! God, I so wanna see his bankai, which unfortunately won’t be revealed anytime soon, judging from events in the manga :). Probably some ability to make his hynopsis reality 0.0!!.
That aside, this episode is still bad news for perfectionist fans (like me), as it marks the fact that the Soul Society arc will end soon, by my estimation in 3-4 episodes. As the current manga arc is still in progress, it’s hard to animate it. Apparently, rumours of a filler arc are flying around, as with the rumours of a Bleach movie too. Hopefully, the production crew won’t turn Bleach into the next Naruto, with tons of cheap-ass and tasteless fillers. Well, at the least, Bleach still has Rukia-chan~~ :). It’s also a bit sad for me, that we won’t be seeing Rukia’s zanpakutou soon….. :P.