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30 September 2009 @ 02:30 pm
episode 239: the awakening hyourinmaru! hitsugaya's fierce fight  
subbed episode here!

(why is it that i don't have a hitsugaya icon when i need one? ¬_¬ dammit).

i know everybody's more focused on FTB today, but you know me, i can't help it, i've been waiting for this episode since this arc started ;)

my thoughts about the episode can pretty much be summarized as:



i will not write down every single reaction i had to the hitsugaya plot because you guys will end up thinking i'm schizophrenic or something ^^;;; needless to say, it was very much what i was expecting. it all happened a bit too fast for my taste, but other than that i'm completely satisfied ^^

random comments about non-shiro-chan related stuffs:

_ok, tobiume isn't yandere, she's just a bitch. you know, i don't normally like hinamori much, but some times i feel for her. i did in this episode. *thumbs up*

_i loved the hinamori & matsumoto tag team =3

_i still don't get WTF is going on with muramasa. *desperately pulls on hair*

_koooonnnn! awww, i've missed the guy. lol. ^^;;;

up next week? byakuya, apparently. hmmm...
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freyalilith on September 30th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with you there 100% to the letter!

This episode rocked! Wasnt really keen on watching the Matsu Hino fight but it turned out pretty good and it was a laugh.

I reckon my neighbours at the end of the street could have heard my fangirling over the HyourinmaruToshiro fight..... LIKE OMG WOW!!!!!!!! Still all goey inside over it...... *lots of love*

And I get the feeling its gonna be ending soon... no trailer for next week doesnt bode well.... I know everyone wants to get back to the orginal plot and I do too, but you all gotta admit, this has been a kickass filler arc!!!

I just wanna find out WHO MURAMASA IS AND WHAT HE WANTS!!!!!
カルラ (carla): ishida uryuu: quincygirls_are_weird on October 2nd, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
Wasnt really keen on watching the Matsu Hino fight but it turned out pretty good and it was a laugh.

i know! after last episode i was getting really annoyed by haineko and tobiume but hinamori & matsumoto turned the tables around and it was pretty good.

the hyourinmaru-toushirou fight was awesome. i really liked it because it was as much emotional as it was physical; when toushirou managed to release the sword it was more than just about reiatsu, it was obvious he did it by the sheer emotion of wanting hyourinmaru to remember him, and i thought that was fantastic.

i, too, feel this arc is going to be relatively short. they can only stretch the muramasa thing so much, especially if whatever byakuya's got up his behind gets resolved soon. but it's been pretty good so far and i hope it will remain interesting until the end. *nods*
aeri: hitsugaya toshiroiluxe_love on September 30th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
*typing as I watch*

Oooh tobiume is so ugh. That's the only way I can describe her. Her twisted logic is strangely intriguing, though, and the way she just plays around with Momo psychologically is more evil than if she only physically hurt her. Bringing up Aizen over and over again does so much damage to Momo's psychological well-being...

OH! I love Momo and Rangiku teaming up!
Some character development for Momo and getting over Aizen... Too bad that's not happening in the manga. :(

Aww... poor Hitsugaya D: The face he makes when Hyourinmaru says "No way a kid like you is my master" is too painful to watch!

Hyourinmaru T.T He's just a lonely guy wanting a place to belong. Not unlike Hitsugaya.

So am I right in thinking that the anime hadn't animated Hitsugaya's back story until now? That's a shame. Personally I think they sorta rushed the back story, especially since Hitsugaya's story as a child is one of my favorite back stories.

All in all, Hitsugaya's battle with Hyourinmaru was, as was expected, epic. Towards the end, though, it was a bit overkill having Hitsugaya suspended in mid-air and being carried by Hyourinmaru. But I'm glad they have their bond back :)

(Personally I care very little what Muramasa is up to; I just like watching the characters reach their moments of epiphany with their zanpkautous.)
カルラ (carla): ishihime: full of wondergirls_are_weird on October 2nd, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
toushirou icons! eeep. you win, i lose. T_______T

i really don't know what it is about tobiume... she never really did attack momo, did she? haineko at least tried to use that ash-attack thingy on rangiku. tobiume actually made me think of that kind of people that capitalize on others' weak aspects to make themselves look good/stronger-- in hinamori's case, aizen. it was actually rather smart given how hinamori was behaving not that long ago... but apparently momo's been working on it since. really, the little bitch should've known better than anyone. =P

hmmm. now i wonder if perhaps she capitalized on the aizen thing because aizen's betrayal of momo hurt her as well. zanpakutou and shinigami are connected, after all.

this is interesting. those two didn't get any resolution, not really (haineko was still calling matsumoto a hag even after they were captured, and her and tobiume were still arguing like harpies), so i wonder if they're actually going to bother showing us how they manage to get them out of muramasa's mental hold.

The face he makes when Hyourinmaru says "No way a kid like you is my master" is too painful to watch!

i knooooooow! ;______; i swear, when hyourinmaru finally went "master..." i just about bawled. so heart-wrenching! ♥ i don't particularly think hyourinmaru carrying shiro-chan was too overkill-- but then again, i always like moments where toushirou is inadvertently vulnerable like that, because i like when we're shown that even if he doesn't want to be seen as a kid, and he's not just any kid, he is still a kid, nonetheless. it's not a bad thing to be, and i like that side of him. i do think the lighting in that scene might've been a bit too much, though ^^;;;

i don't really care about muramasa either-- it's the not knowing part that gets to me.
jenny_jadejenny_jade on October 1st, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Just watch the ep and want to say Hyourinmaru's smile at the end was so EPIC beautiful... Oh how much I ship Hyourinmaru x Hitsugaya >___< <3333333

I hope he would keep appearing to Hitsu with that form once more time X3
カルラ (carla): ishihime: the space between usgirls_are_weird on October 2nd, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
loooool, i'm not really into shounen-ai but i can see how that ship would come about ;)

I hope he would keep appearing to Hitsu with that form once more time X3

OMG INORITE? more than anything, though, i wish kubo would draw the zanpakutou spirits. the gorgeousness that is hyourinmaru would be absolutely epic.
lunarkitty24lunarkitty24 on October 2nd, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Hehe...I realized how ship-worthy Hyourinmaru and Hitsugaya were at the beginning of the arc. The end of the last episode and this episode just confirmed it haha. Oh my, they are so nice together!
yah senbestyah_senbest on October 1st, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
yeah, agree that it was like an overkill having hyorinmacchan carry shirochan like that..the other insane side of my brain went OMGYAOIPAIR XDD
and love how kon's bullied by ishida and chad =p
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yah senbestyah_senbest on October 1st, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
"I'm NOT a KID" <--that'll be hitsugaya taichou's defense to his and his zanpakutou's affair. lolz =p
wiltorawiltora on October 1st, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
Agree, Hyoinmaru was totally raping Toshirou mentally while he watched him sleep. Just look at the glint in his eyes!

Then again with so much Zangetsu x Ichigo out there I have to say that I'm glad the other zanpakutos are getting a chance at pairings with their owners in the fandom land. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO ZANPAKUTOS.
yah senbest: ichii no heart warming storiesyah_senbest on October 1st, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
ahh it'll be a huge LOL if the animators started a Zanpakutos United Association in the shinigami-golden-cup thingy =p
well their captain should be hyorinmaru, of'cos.
wiltorawiltora on October 1st, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
Seeing how Zabimaru and Snakey are still hanging around in their new physical form instead of just a baboon with a snake at the tail, and seeing how the animators are trying their best to give some continuity sense to most of the fillers *eyes the plushies at Urahara's place* it wouldn't surprise me that much XDD In fact I hope for it XD
カルラ (carla): ishihime: you + megirls_are_weird on October 2nd, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)


please hear our wishes, anime team! x3
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wiltorawiltora on October 1st, 2009 07:42 am (UTC)
Somehow I'm starting to think that he... "eats" the menos to maintain his physical form as in theory without his shinigami he should stop existing. He just is powerful enough to defy that fact, but still not strong enough to keep it up for long thus needs to absorb energy from the menos... Or something like that *shrugs*
カルラ (carla): ishihime: full of wondergirls_are_weird on October 2nd, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Somehow I'm starting to think that he... "eats" the menos to maintain his physical form as in theory without his shinigami he should stop existing.

that's what i was thinking, too... but isn't that eerily close to hollows eating souls and such? i'm now kinda hoping it isn't that, just for the sake of not repeating plot points.
wiltorawiltora on October 2nd, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
I don't think so. Hollows eats souls to grow stronger, Muramasa would absorb soul energy (or "eat them" if you prefer) in order to keep his physical form, not growing stronger. Also from what I've seen he can't just use any soul, he needs one kind of soul, probably one closer to the highest steps on the Arrancar evolution, in order words hollows that DO have zanpakutos or could have them. Thus the scene of the last chapter with him finding a bunch of Menos and being all disappointed "so it was just Menos", he was probably tracking a big source of power that feels close to a Gillian or a Vasteroode just to find out that it was merely a big group of Menos. However in this chapter he does find a humanoid figure, kinda like Nel's fraction, and he did say that he didn't have more time and that one would have to do for now.

I don't think it's really the same thing. In fact I can see it growing to be "he absorbs the energy of their zanpakutos to keep his own form" which would also explain his use of the shinigami zanpakutos. I can see him turning at one point to try to absorb the zanpakutos energy to stay alive, he was interested in Shirosaki because he seemed strong and would probably be a good long meal for him but as a hollow he isn't "edible" really, however it gave him the idea of go and use Arrancars to sustain himself without having to reduce the size of his little zanpakuto army. I dunno, I'm running in circles here XD
カルラ (carla): ishida uryuu: quincygirls_are_weird on October 2nd, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
However, I don't get why he was so shunned by the people of his 'neighborhood' when he did nothing wrong.

it's generally assumed that it's either: a) his hair (LOLSRSLYWTF?) or b) they thought he was snobbish, a jerk and/or a grump without ever talking to him. which he is-- grumpy, at least-- but they could at least give him the chance to prove them right, you know! ¬_¬

hyourinmaru going "master..." when he regained his memories broke my heart in the best way ever, i swear. *wipes tear* ;___________;
wiltorawiltora on October 2nd, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
The hair thing makes sense seeing what Ichigo said about his own childhood due his hair color. And Toshirou's attitude didn't help either, just as with Ichigo, it's hard to think that two guys that frown so much are in depth really nice and all.
林: poke pokehaya5h1 on October 1st, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
yargh, what a week for my home Internet connection to be borked...TT_TT

so all the ice zanpakutou are tsundere?:3
wiltorawiltora on October 1st, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
Hyoinmaru is tsundere? O.o
カルラ (carla): ishihime: the space between usgirls_are_weird on October 2nd, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
not really, i think he was a pretty straightforward criminal amnesiac, though. only one that went back to being his "loving" self when the amnesia went away.

i can't argue against the tsundere-ness of the other ice zanpakutou, though... ;)
Shaima: bleachylla19 on October 3rd, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
OHHHHHH. I was completely satisfied with the episode as well. I remember my heart aching during the earlier episode where Hyourinmaru and Hitsu were separated. And now... :') I just love how strong Hitsugaya and Hyourinmaru are connected with each other. I was surprised to know that Hyourinmaru's memories were erased. If that's the case, then that would mean that he wasn't willing to be separated from his master. And when he said that he was looking for his true master, I just melted. *A*

I like how Hinamori turned out well in this episode. I love her speech about her wanting to grow old. :p
arcadianbliss: byakuyaarcadianbliss on October 4th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
I was so scared Hinamori would really believe what Tobiume said! tag team FTW:D LMAO. Can't wait for the bya one, hope it doesn't break my heart:S
arcadianbliss: hitsugayaarcadianbliss on October 4th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
And yes! I'm so glad that Hyourinmaru was forcibly taken...and that last part was SOOO sweet<3