I, too, was waiting for Hitsugaya to correct Ichigo, but it did make for a great last line.
And, I was under the impression at the beginning of the movie that Hitsugaya was going ‘undercover’, boy, did I call that wrong. He was just taking care of business on his own.
As far as Ichigo being knocked down after one hit, this seems to happen often, and I always put it down to his inexperience. It’s like he’s always surprised when it happens and then after that he’s stronger and better, it just takes that first shot to knock him down.
And Ikkaku cracks me up, ‘Nobody pay any attention to me!’ or whatever he says. Right, he’s got those big-ass blades hanging over him! Too funny.
And, am I the only one that hopes that someday Yumichika gets to have a flowery bankai? ;)[/quote]
That last line was perfect, in my opinion. Hitsugaya’s attitude towards Ichigo really annoyed me, though. Even if he wanted to handle things on his own, attacking Ichigo was going too far. If it were Byakuya I could understand, but not Hitsugaya. He doesn’t seem like he’d do something like that to one of the “saviors of the Soul Society.”
Those arrancar (Ichigo said he wasn’t sure if they were visoreds or arrancar, but I doubt they were the former) said that Ichigo’s Getsuga Tensho was stronger than their two attacks combined, so I thought of it as Ichigo having the upperhand. You’re right, though, it’s not the first time that has happened.
That reminds me, there was a line in the movie where Rukia told Ichigo to use his “Tensho Zangetsu”…