Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen – Ketsubetsu-tan Episode 6
Title:The White Haze
Synopsis / Review:
The episode kicked off with a fantastic start, featuring Ichigo in his fresh and stylish attire, making his appearance just a minute in. He’s all set to leave the Soul Palace and return to Soul Society. No time wasted—HE’S COMING BACK!
Yhwach, often referred to as the “father of Quincies,” is seriously twisted, and his followers are no different. Their merciless treatment of defeated foes seemed excessive, to say the least. We’ll likely delve into that story in the next episode. For now, with Renji’s training concluded in the previous episode, it was Rukia’s turn to take the spotlight.
As Nodt, probably the creepiest of the lot and coincidentally the one who stole Byakuya’s bankai in the previous arc, proved to be the perfect adversary for Rukia. His obsession with fear and his unsettling monologues about it were intense. However, he found himself at a disadvantage against Rukia’s Sode no Shirayuki… until a flashback triggered his “true” fear, transforming him into an even more grotesque entity than before. The subsequent series of eerie events involving Rukia were quite unsettling.
I must say, As Nodt’s voice actor, Matsuoka, did a remarkable job bringing out the unsettling nature of the character. But as bad luck would have it for him, he was first interrupted by Byakuya and then had to face Rukia’s bankai… HAKKA NO TOGAME.
Rukia’s bankai looked absolutely stunning, and with it, she ultimately put an end to As Nodt’s reign of terror. This episode undoubtedly stands out as the highlight of this arc.