|Hueco Mundo Chapter, Restart!|
|Romaji||Weko Mundo hen, saikai!|
|Manga Chapters||Recap of Chapter 178 onwards; Chapter 286 - Chapter 287.|
|Arc||Hueco Mundo arc Part 2|
|Previous Episode||The Fallen Shinigami's Pride|
|Next Episode||The Frightening Banquet, Szayel Aporro Theater|
|Japanese||October 14, 2008|
|English||February 6, 2011|
|Ending||Hitohira no Hanabira|
|Episode 190 Screenshots|
Having made sure that Orihime is unhurt, Ichigo picks her up. He explains to Orihime that it would be quicker to jump down to the desert below than to search for a stairway in the ruins of the building. Orihime is embarrassed about her weight, but Ichigo tells her she is not as heavy as he thought. This prompts Nel to hit him and complain about how one should talk to a lady. Once they are on the ground, Ichigo tells them that he will go to save Sado and Rukia. Nel asks if he is going to leave them behind, but Ichigo replies that they can accompany him as it would be more dangerous to stay where they are.
Just then, they notice a grievously injured Grimmjow approaching them. Grimmjow's Resurrección dissipates and he returns to his sealed state. He insists that he will not lose to somebody like Ichigo and attempts to attack him. Ichigo grabs Grimmjow's sword arm before he can do so. He tells the Arrancar that he does not care if he is a king and asks what is the point of being a king if there is nobody left to rule over. He offers to fight Grimmjow as much as he wants in future and asks that he let it go for now. Grimmjow refuses and tries to attack again, but is cut down by Nnoitra Gilga, who tells him that Ichigo is now his prey.
As Ichigo demands to know who Nnoitra is, Grimmjow struggles to speak, cursing his fellow Espada. Nnoitra is surprised that he is still alive, attempting to finish him off. However, Ichigo grabs his Zanpakutō and intervenes, blocking the attack. Nnoitra ridicules Grimmjow for allowing Ichigo to beat him and then allow him to save his life. He then turns his attention to Ichigo and proceeds to attack him. As they clash, Ichigo notes how powerful he is, despite his appearance. Nnoitra sends Ichigo crashing into the sand. When Orihime runs towards them, Nnoitra calls for Tesra Lindocruz, who slams her into the ground. When Ichigo demands that he release Orihime, Nnoitra taunts him and reveals that he is the fifth Espada.
Meanwhile, Renji, Uryū, Pesche and Dondochakka continue to flee from Szayel Aporro. Uryū explains to Pesche and Dondochakka that they entered Hueco Mundo in order to rescue Orihime, not to defeat the Espada. Renji complains about having to rescue Rukia and Sado as well. The group, however, finds itself back in the chamber they had just fled, where they are greeted by Szayel Aporro.
Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book
In a studio, Kon is woken up by Hanatarō, who tells him they have got trouble. Kon asks if he won the lottery, but Hanatarō replies that they have changed their airtime! (A tag then appears saying that this actually started with the previous episode). He asks if they weren't supposed to change the title for this segment too. Kon tells him not to bother as the content is going to be the same anyway. Hanatarō says that he is being negative. Kon complains that the does not know when he will next appear, saying that Hanatarō is in the same situation. Hanatarō agrees with him, but thinks to himself that he cannot tell Kon that he will have some airtime soon.
Characters in order of appearance
- Ichigo Kurosaki
- Orihime Inoue
- Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck
- Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez
- Nnoitra Gilga
- Tesra Lindocruz
- Pesche Guatiche
- Dondochakka Birstanne
- Uryū Ishida
- Renji Abarai
- Szayel Aporro Granz
- Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez: Final Fight (concluded)
- Ichigo Kurosaki & Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck vs. Nnoitra Gilga
Powers and Techniques used
- Santen Kesshun (三天結盾, Twin Sacred Return Shield)
Zanpakutō released: Bankai:
- Tensa Zangetsu (天鎖斬月, Heaven Chain Slaying Moon)
- Pantera (豹王, Panther King)
- Shun Shun Rikka (盾舜六花, Six Flowers of the Hibiscus Shield)
- The first fifteen minutes of this episode recap the events following Aizen's defection from Soul Society, covering chapter 178 onwards. The episode then continues on from where episode 167 ended.
|The Fallen Shinigami's Pride||The Frightening Banquet, Szayel Aporro Theater|