I love this chapter (and I didn't make it through my vow of trying to avoid spoilers for it) but not everyone does--seems that my prediction that the chapter would be either 1) fantabulous or 2) a major cocktease was accurate in regards to the cockteasing. No Shirosaki, more tricks from Ulqui, at least the boys got their shirts blown off so I hope we see nekky, and we're being teased mercilessly again with the possibility of Orihime fighting....
My intial response to the chapter wasn't so big because I was going hoshit, hoshit, NARUTO spoilers, but after coming back from the hospital (Sophie was a real trouper guys--she's fine) and reading Annie's summary, I typed this up at BA:
OMG, Annie, thank you for doing the spoiler summary!
ULQUIORRA IS A FURRY!
Well, yeah, he's the Devil right out of the Tarot Card, hence "the Lust"... fertility god, whatever, but oooh cool, Kubo really is playing the fallen angel and despair motif to the hilt, isn't he?
Ishida-kun is SO whipped. . I'm excited for Ishida and Orihime action and that they're going to be part of the battle or significant witnesses. I still wonder what Ulquiorra was going to say when he told Orihime he knew WHY she hadn't acted to protect Ichigo before now. Because, seriously, Orihime hasn't always wanted to protect Ichigo. She was paralyzed before. This is a girl who had to be reminded to put up her shield during the Grimmjow battle, who did nothing while Ichigo was being TORTURED by Nnoitra and now she thinks she can help?
I hope she can!
I just hope Ishida doesn't have to fall dead on her boobs to make a point or anything, though. Poor guy.
ULQUIORRA IS A FURRY. I'm scared to look!