Trying my hand at commenting on the manga arc, which corresponds to episodes 262-264. This not-really summary (which is not objective at all, why do you ask?) was written some time last year, however, so no anime acknowledgment. Lots of spoilers.
Chapters: ( 403Collapse ) ( 404Collapse ) ( 405Collapse ) ( 406Collapse ) ( 407Collapse ) ( 408Collapse ) ( 409Collapse ) ( 410Collapse )
( Anime's state of affair. A few comparisons between the anime episodes and the manga chapters referenced above.Collapse )
( Reading manga again. Oblique reference to the newest complete manga arc.Collapse )
( Some comments on episode 265. Spoilers.Collapse )
P.S. It's Mitsuba's birthday today. Kind of feel weird to make a birthday wish, though. And I forgot Rou's birthday... (Oh, Sorachi-sensei's was yesterday. Thanks for your hard work. :)