The second episode of Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen “Foundation Stones” was dramatic with Yhwach making the long-awaited appearance. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War S017E02 introduced the beginning of the impending doom faced by both Soul Society and Hueco Mundo.
Amidst the chaos, who visited Ichigo? What are the surprised visitors planning? Why did Ishida leave Ichigo behind? What is Yhwach planning?
Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen “Foundation Stones”
The second episode of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War adapted chapters 485-488. In Foundation Stones, we get a brief appearance of Yhwach with his ruthless dictatorship and instilling fear in the reporting of Wandenreich soldiers. Rip Luudas and Ebern as Yhwach kills them mercilessly.
What is Yhwach Planning?
With Hueco Mundo under control, the Wandenreich soldiers captured the ruler, Tier Harribel. Her fate is yet unknown as Yhwach has plans to attack the Soul Society in the next five days.
Things aren’t looking well for either Karakura Town or Gotei 13. Yhwach doesn't have a place for weak creatures in his army. With Hueco Mundo under his control, Ichigo and others would receive the distress signal soon!
What happened in Soul Society?
It’s not a good situation as bad news has started to appear. Based on the reports, the First Division experienced a devastating blow and a huge loss. The vice-captain of First Divison Sasakibe succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
Soul Society was still mourning the loss. Ichigo and others were greatly impacted by the news. Ichigo decided to patrol the town and found an expected guest!
Who visited Ichigo Kurosaki?
It was pretty serene to see the gang waiting in Ichigo’s room. While Ichigo is still out facing the unknown enemy, Orihime, Chad and Ishida humour the newbie Soul Reapers stationed at Karakura.
As usual, Ishida being a tsundere and a good friend shows his concern and confidence towards Ichigo handling the enemy. Orihime is quick on the update and points out how Ichida is a good friend and cares about Ichigo in his own way.
Chad’s willingness to help and Ishida’s complete faith in Ichigo with Orihime’s teasing made “Foundation Stones” reminiscent of the previous arcs.
Ichigo was in for a surprise as an unexpected Nel Tu and his brother Pesche visited Kurosaki Ichigo. It was quite a happy reunion between Nel and Ichigo.
Nel informed Ichigo about the situation of Hueco Mundo. She asked for help to save Dondochakka who the enemy captured.
There’s another unexpected visitor waiting on standby outside Ichigo’s room. Kisuke Urahara makes a flashy appearance as usual.
Why did Ishida leave Ichigo and the others?
Ichigo Kurosaki, Orihime Inoue and Yasuora Sado listened to the plea and distress signal by Nel and Pesche.
They decided to help Nel and leave for Hueco Mundo. As Ishida is a Quincy, he will not help the Arrancar and Hollows as they kill them. Still, Ichigo decided to inform Ishida to keep him in the loop and prevent him from sulking.
Respecting Ishida’s wishes, Ichigo, Orihime and Chad decided to set for Hueco Mundo with Urahara’s aid. This guy has very impeccable timing and knows Ichigo would never refuse to help anyone. This is one of the reasons that make Ichigo so likeable.
What happened in Hueco Mundo?
It became a scene of annihilation as Arrancars were wiped out. The remaining ones were captured. Stern Ritter “J” Quilge Opie was leading the mission in Hueco Mundo. He seemed like a very twisted and playful character who does not shy away from ruthless killing.
As expected from the Wandenreich Army training. The crazy maniac was killing the Arrancars left and right without any feelings just doing what he pleased. Loly Aiverrne and Menoly Mallila did try to give a good fight to Quilge but to no avail.
Harribel’s trusted entourage Mila Rose, Sun Sun and Apache Tres Bestia did give a good fight to the Starknight but weren’t powerful enough to stop this mad bloodthirsty Wandenreich. Ichigo arrived with Nel at the sight of destruction and defeated Arrancars.
Meanwhile, Akon briefed the situation to Gotei 13. Mayuri Kurotsuchi, Captain of the 12th division informed them that the attackers are none other than the Quincy. It’s about time for them to figure out about Yhwach.
The next episode of Thousand Year Blood War “March of the Starcross” will get pretty exciting. We would finally get to see Rukia and the other vice-captains.
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