Aw, I was really hoping that the characters to appear from the flash in the sky were Sado, Inoue, Nel, Grimmjow and Kisuke instead of Ichigo =(. Given that the story of Bleach is approaching its end and there isn’t much opportunity for Sado and Inoue to be highlighted in battles, I did believe that this stage with Candice, Liltotto, Meninas, and Giselle was a perfect stage for them to be highlighted in battle. Sado, Inoue, Nel and Grimmjow would have also made great opponents for these female Sternritter to be highlighted as well. With Ichigo having arrived, a one-sided battle seems to be the destiny awaiting Candice, Liltotto, Meninas, and Giselle. Although I could be wrong and the female Sternritter could put up an exciting and intense battle against Ichigo.