Posted on | April 25, 2010 | 1 Comment
Is there a reason why we must have more filler crap combined with canon material after having gone through a year of filler bullshit? Maybe I’m among the few who was not amused by the Zanpakutou filler arc and now that we’re back to the actual storyline, I expected a more faithful approach and 267 is a very disappointing start to the Ichigo vs Ulquiorra battle. The animation isn’t as fluid as in ep. 226 but hopefully it’ll improve with the subsequent episodes.
Aside from the worthless Renji and Chad fight against the Lununga wannabe, the main battle sees Ichigo appearing to have grown more accustomed to Ulquiorra’s speed, eventually catching the latter’s wrist and landing a hit at close-range. Ulquiorra is stunned while Ichigo muses on whether he has become more of a Hollow or Ulquiorra, more of a human much to the latter’s irritation. Ichigo’s words are a heavy foreshadowing for what is to come and I find it a little ironic to see them uttered so carelessly at this point.