According to this one data mining site Bleach managed to get #1 spot on Hulu last Sunday for the first time. Too bad these streaming services hide their views so we have to use these random algorithms.
OG 13 got some scenes. Yamamoto flashback was expanded.
No pacing issues whatsoever.
Ichigo and Yhwach got an extended sakuga.
The atmosphere was very good.
The ending visuals change, and imply the song's about Yamamoto imo.
Overall, this flowed even better than episode 6. If not for the actual content of Bankai Yama being one of the top moments in the arc, episode 7 would outright be the best so far. 10/10 as an adaptation. No criticisms.
EDIT: Sasakibe's a cold mofo. Now we know how Yhwach lost
THAT FUKKING START THO, BROOOOO
It wasn't a full flashback, but I'll take it.
This episode was fucking raw, goddamn... Those Soldat held nothing back, jeez.
I liked the build-up to Ichigo's confrontation with Yuhabach, him rescuing Akon and leaving him with other Shinigami before bailing without saying a word was a really nice touch. The convo with Byakuya was good though I might have preferred it without any music and with the rain's sound effects.
The extended fight between Ichigo and Yuhabach was suitably flashy, and it had a good flow to it. Also nice seeing how Haschwalth cut Tensa Zangetsu. You could infer it, but all we saw in the manga was a closeup of his face and then the Bankai gets snapped.
Great use of OG tracks, the best so far imo.
Though it didn't quite reach the heights of the previous episode, I'd say this is a close second. The ED was great too. Glasses are justice.