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Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War: Episode 3

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We start off at the end of the last episode where Ichigo came face to face with the Sternritter Quilge Opie after he brutally eliminated the Tres Bestias. He then reveals that they have already studied the Shinigamis prior to the war and noting that he is one of the war potentials. He is then attacked by Quilge Opie’s men using a skill that he recoginzes being used by Uryu. As he dodges the arrows thrown at him Quilge Opie then draws his sword finally to make is attack on Ichigo.

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At the First Division meeting room, The first division Captain Yamamoto orders the members of the Gotei 13 and their respective subordinates to prepare for war as they are unable to locate the base of the Quincies they must be cautious not to be sneak by them again.

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Back at Hueco Mundo, Ichigo continues to fight the Quincy Quilge Opie, as he strikes him with his Quincy arrows he is then shock watching Ichigo held his arrow which Ichigo deemed as more powerful than Uryu. Now being obliged to kill Ichigo once and for all he release his Letzt Stil or The Quincy Volstandig. Quilge Opie then reappears to become a being similar to an angel.

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The Quincy Headquarters, reports are being delivered to Yhawch, mainly that Ichigo, the so-called one of the “war potential” is engaging a fight with Quilge Opie at Hueco Mundo, Yhawch stands and finally orders that all of the Sternritters to prepare as The Wandenreich is making their move to invade Soul Society.

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Ichigo then begins to battle the Volstandig-evolved Quilge Opie, Ichigo is shock as the Quincy was even more fast and powerful than him. The Quincy then reveals that his Volstandig is far different than that fo Uryu Ishida because his family refused to join them on achieving evolution. Ichigo then delivers a Getsuga-Tenshou only to see Quilge unscratched but only a tear on his uniform. Quilge begins to attack Ichigo by absorbing the Reishi on his nearby surrounding and even Orihime’s barrier was being dragged, by the time Quilge delivers his powerful skill he is then punched by the creature Ayon (who was made from the severed arms of the Tres Bestias) the three arrancars who was seeing beaten up on the previous episodes are now back to take their revenge on Quilge when he beated them at first. Ayon makes his way to pummel Quilge as he is in awe that how can a mere creature like him made the best out of his Volstandig.


Uryu Ishida is seen in his home as he prompted that he wouldn’t be involved in the Hueco Mundo rescue, as he goes to the Ishida library for information about the recent events that involves his kind. He is then confronted by his father Ryuken Ishida and tells him that he is not allowed in the room, wanting for answers he asks his father about what really happened 200 years ago and how come there are still other Quincies left, he then tell Uryu the truth that therr are still others like them who still exists and tells him that he cannot find the real answers to his questions inside that room.


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At the Soul Society, the rounding shinigamis begins to talk about the Quincies and how they became the enemies of the Soul Society, it is explained by then by 6th seat member of the 13th division that the Shinigamis must balance everything in the Soul Society and the Human World, thus the Shinigamis must purify the souls that was turned hollow in order for them to go to Soul Society on the other hand the Quincy if they destroy hollows then too will destroy they soul within it.

He then tells that if the quincy continues to destroy hollows no more souls would come to Soul Society thus deeming the world unbalanced so they must stop them at all cost to bring balance to the Human world, Soul Society and Hueco Mundo.

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At the 1st division Barracks the Head captian and Mayuri Kurotsuchi had been arguing about how Mayuri’s actions killed 280,000 citizen in Rukon District to balance the Souls in the soul society that angered the head captain because he worked with his own decisions and was not reported to them. Mayuri responded that it was a necessary action in order to stabilize the souls in the world because the Quincies were neutralizing the hollows in the human world that prevented the souls to enter Soul Society. He then tells the Head Captain that it could have been avoided if the Head Captain killed the Yhawch 1,000 years ago.

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Back at Hueco Mundo the creature Ayon continues to fight Quilge Opie whom he seriously injures but rather pointless because Quilge kept fighting back so the Tres Bestias begins to help Ayon fight the Quincy to be defeated again, the annoyed Quilge again takes the Reishi in his surroundings but now he takes Ayon and transform into a much bigger being he is attacked by Ichigo who is now in his Bankai form the angry Quilge continued fighting despite knowing he cannot steal the bankai of Ichigo.

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Uryu begins to unveil the truth about the Quincies which was hidden by his father to him, Ryuken tells him it none of his business as he sees his son run away.

The Wandenreich finally arrives at the Soul Society in a more brutal manner, killing shinigamis one by one as they enter the Sereitei and telling them that they have arrive to purge them.

Yhwach finally arrives at Soul Society

Yhwach finally arrives at Soul Society

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The other Sternritters arrives

The other Sternritters arrives

Haschwalth prompts the upcoming purge of the Shinigamis.

Haschwalth prompts the upcoming purge of the Shinigamis.

The Review

This the 3rd episode and we can see a lot of brutality coming from the Quincies. Slowly we can see that even though the Soul Society is the hero of the series it just that they too have their iwn skeletons in their closets waiting for them to be revealed. One scenarion is that then Mayuri tells the Head captain that he should have killed Yhawch in the past to avoid turing the tides against them.

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