*After reading pages of pure amazing posts*
I really agree with Haddrell, Shiragiku (Why I can't rep u?!) and Kalaka (mi niña!)
No Ishida-kun in the chapter but in images. Let's write:
Hueco Mundo action time!
Even if Ishida wasn't there, seeing the cruelty of the Iacto Army (this manga chapter and the before one) I think about how
would be Ishida-kun if he wasn't met Ichigo and the rest of the Nakama... He'd be this cruel aganist hollows/arrancars??
The Mayuri's declaration about the enemy nature was necessary.
Two reasons: it made it official (Quincies vs. Shinigamis) and it showed us the reactions of the SS Captains about it...
The humor wasn't so much different to the Bleach usuals but it felt out of the moment for some reason.
The [Tres Bestia] apparition was just for building up but I can't be satisfaced with the power level displayed by the enemies (the most important facts are they escaped from Furious!Yamamoto and if you count Ivan's escape too..) cuz they are just kicking fodder butts (no offense). We need here better references and I join to the idea about Ichigo having a hard time fighting Opie (even if He's just ridiculous in my humble opinion) and maybe losing to him - and saved by Urahara afterwards.
(Just me having a dark feeling about Chad??)
I'm really sure that Ishida-kun will be in a very difficult situation but in a way that we hadn't thought.
I can just imagine that he already expected something and he prefered be alone for facing it. I got the feeling that Uryuu was/is waiting for something...
And I'm really sure about the facts that Ishida-kun had been repeating in the whole series will be of more importance and deeper that we thought (like "Quincy just use bows" one).
We're talking now about a Hidden Quincy Massacre: not the one involving the Quincy individuals without the Final Form, some very experienced of them with the Hirenkyaku and devoted to killing hollows; they didn't have Shinigami Captain levels cuz there no arrancars to come to Real World usually. We have here another past massacre very similar a fight for power and dominance or even for some kind of "truth".
I'm honest, I never liked Yamamoto Genryuusai so much cuz the way I felt his character in the SS arc. And now, full of rage I'm pretty sure about his future defeat and the Soul Society terrible fall (Noup! I'm not a propeth...).
Waiting eagerly for the new chapter.