Well. I am sitting here staring at my keyboard wondering how to go about this and start to write my first blog. I am going to start with some news I suppose, then go into the summary for yesterday's episode. So here it goes. (Heh, do you remember how your old English teachers always told you not to write that kind of transition.)
-Websites now out for the dub.
> Adult Swim
I was pleased with both sites, not bad for such a wonderful series.
-Single out for current opener "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
Good Song. Need I say more?
This episode started with a recap of the last few episodes with an Ichigo voice over as always. Then you see Byakua walking through the forest approaching on none other then Kariya Jin. They have a violent conversation and then it cuts to the episode screen which seems to be Byakuya's bankai sakuras. And with a flash step from Byakuya the battle is off. It starts with Byakuya striking at Kariya, but he only manages a scratch. Then some flash steps and hits to one another. Dialogue follows with how Byakuya will cut down Kariya's doll. The only thing is Kariya is yet even to show his doll. Cue the creepy "Bounto" music. A series of exploding hits follws. Kariya then praises how Byakuya can keep up with him and Byakuya asks his motives. His answer is a bit more praising, and also why Rukia was hurt. Then Byakuya answers "I shall cut anyone who threatens the soul society." And back to the discussion of who will die. And we get to see Byakuya's (pretty/pansyish) first release! Kariya comes out with one of the cherry blossoms in his hand. He was not hurt in the least bit. Then Kariya shows off his wind technique and Byakuya seems to be trapped between four whirlwind closing in him. Cut to some really artsy frames in which look like either animation boards or manga panels, either way they are black and white still pictures, and they are lapping over eachother to create a dramatic effect. After that you see Byakuya use various "Destructive arts" for blue thunder to counter the wind, and Kariya explains why his wind is the perfect counter for Byakuya's technique. And with one final strike that is the end of the first half of this episode. Then Ichigo shows up to where Byakuya and Kariya are. He tells Ririn to go off to the side so she wouldn't get hurt. Byakuya tells Ichigo that he will be his enemy if he interferes. But like Ichigo listens. Then Kariya heals himself and powers up. Ichigo shows off his bankai and fights with Kariya at a very fast pace for a while. Then Byakuya fires his bankai at them. Both of them come out without a scratch. And there were some random things with Ganju, Chad, and Orihime, but those were inconsequential.