Geez, it's like Kubo just... totally gave up on the Fullbringers, save Riruka. 50 bucks says that after this arc, we'll never hear so much as a mention of Fullbring again if Riruka gets killed off.
Also, Rukia's probably going to rape poor bunny Riruka. *is there a smiley for a lecherous grin?*
Please stop complaining about Pikachu losing to "weak" Pokemon at the start of each new region. Its power is drained at the start of each new region, and anyway, it's equally bad storytelling for Pikachu to plow through all of its opponents.