What an interesting episode Bleach 353 has been. Ichigo finally meets the person who stabbed Uryu Ishida (Or it is? ). Ginjo defends Ichigo from Tsukishima’s harm and the Xcution HQ gets a hole. Like they didn’t any light in there.
If you guys didn’t watch last week’s episode, read about the fight between Jackie Tristan and Ichigo Kurosaki here.
Today’s episode first starts with Riruka’s Dollhouse being cut while Jackie and Ichigo bring thrown out. We see Jackie nearly being killed due to the overwhelming power Ichigo has. She becomes unconscious because she’s ran out of reiatsu.
As Chad looks at Ichigo’s new look, he notices that it looks a lot like a Shihakusho (A Garment a Soul Reaper is required to wear). He first presumes that his Soul Reaper powers have returned, but then questions himself and says it’s a Clad-Type Fullbring. For Ichigo, wearing his power is his true form.
Tsukishima then strikes Ichigo with his sword to test, how well Ichigo can defend himself. Ichigo asks who he is and Tsukishima replies “I’m Shukuro Tsukishima”. As soon as he says this, Chad jumps up and tries to smash Tsukishima, instead he smashes a hole in the Xcution HQ wall.
Outside, Ichigo hears Chad and Ginjo talking about how Orihime was attacked by Tsukishima. Ichigo then realizes that his friends were so concerned about him. At this point Ichigo goes on an all out attack on Tsukishima to kill him for attacking Orihime and Uryu.
Ginjo has been very shocked at Ichigo progression of getting his Fullbring, since he’s going at a very quick pace. When we saw Ichigo used his Bringer Light during Jackie Tristan’s fight, he used it again here. Ginjo gets very shocked here also. As always Ichigo keeps attacking, both using the Bringer Light on the concrete as well as the air to catapult himself to where Tsukishima is. As he does this, Tsukishima attacks him and Ichigo’s Fullbring disappears from his left arm. This is similar to his Bankai, his reiatsu corresponds to his wear-able cloths.
As Tsukishima goes for the crucial blow, Ginjo steps in to save Ichigo. For those who are unaware of Tsukishima’s Fullbring and what effects it has on objects and people, I’ll explain. Well, Tsukishima can insert his “presence” into the pasts of whatever he cuts with his sword such as, people or objects, and appears to gain knowledge of the memories that have been altered. To those affected by this power, it doesn’t matter whether they trust him or not. To them, Tsukishima was always a part of their past. From somewhere in their lives, as family, a friend or lover, he is deeply entrenched into their personal lives, even to the point of usurping other’s roles in history. If Tsukishima cuts the same person twice, they will return to normal.
This might come to a surprise to most of you, but Ginjo was cut once before by Tsukishima, and when Tsukishima strikes Ginjo this time, the presence of Tsukishima on Ginjo is wiped clean. From this point on, the attitude Ginjo has on Ichigo changes. From what he says “Now shut up and go to sleep.” to when Ginjo elbows Ichigo right in the neck.
From this point on, Ginjo has probably got his memories back and thus knows what’s going on. And the fight between Tsukishima and Ginjo was also somewhat fake as they both weren’t giving it all, all when Ginjo released his Fullbring powers from his sword which smashed and toppled a building.
As they both fight, Ichigo attacks Tsukishima from the back. Attack after attack, Tsukishima and Chad both notice that Ichigo’s attack has changed, to a little from like Ginjo’s. As they both fight, Ichigo’s pressure increases dramatically and his reiatsu goes from his black reiatsu to his old black and red reiatsu. Tsukishima’s hand gets burned in the process. “Your power is now much closer to the power you once possessed.” This said by Tsukishima, hints that Tsukishima has been looking at Ichigo for a long time now.
As Ichigo goes for an attack, Yukio steps in with his Fullbring “Invaders Must Die” to lock up Ichigo as this fight progresses. As Ginjo mentioned, Ichigo should stop fighting with his current incomplete Fullbring, and should finish it before he is killed.
What a fantastic episode that was. Plus the number of words that I’ve written is blowing my mind. I guess, amazing episodes deserve a cool 750+ word blog post. I’m sure next week’s Bleach 354 episode will be incredible!