When we last left off, Ichigo had just had part of his mask cut off by the newly Dark-Knightified Ulquiorra. Ulq proceeds to taunt Ichigo, then tosses his energy spear at him. Ichigo dodges, but another spear was thrown, and the force of it going past him knocks him back. Ulq proceeds to rush him as Uryu and Orihime are feeling the effects of this battle back in the building they were in. Ulq goads Ichigo into firing his Getsuga to prove his new superiority. Ichigo, always the hotheaded moron in battle, proceeds to do so, to no effect. Ulquiorra then shows off his black Cero that only "Espadas in Resurreccion can do," even though he's the only one who ever does it. Whatever, Cero Oscuras looks hot, and even manages to destroy Ichigo's entire mask!
Back where things make sense, all of Ichigo's blood from the manga has been sensored into a fuckload of tiny cuts, like usual, and Ulquiorra bitch slaps him into a pillar. As he berates Ichigo, the Soul Reaper tries to prepare an attack, prompting the only time we get any actual emotion from EmoBat, as he yells "I TOLD YOU IT'S USELESS" and kicks Ichigo away. After knocking Ichigo around some more, Ulquiorra decides he hasn't made this episode sexy enough and decides to show Ichigo "true despair."
As Uryu and Orihime are heading up to the roof using Hirenkyaku, Ulq's Spiritual Pressure looms around them. Uryu comments that it feels as though an ocean is in the sky(?) from it's density. Of course, If I knew I was approaching this much hotness, that's how I'd feel too. Up above, we see Ulquiorra's new form: Resurreccion Segunda Etapa.
|I would add a caption, but I fangasmed so hard that I died.|
|Awesome new Olympic sport idea: The Ichigo Put.|
So, yeah, this was the best episode of anything ever, as I said already. However, if you spoiled what happens next, you know that, in my opinion, these next couple episodes will be the biggest tragedy in the history of anime ever. Stay tuned for the next recap. Until then, here's Ulquiorra giving the hottest stare ever.
|I would give anything for him to stare at me like that...|