(Very) Side Note!
This episode seems to me one of the few times in Japanese Mangas (THAT I KNOW OF THAT IS), were you have likeable, well developed afro looking characters. I often cringe when I see the moron with the Afro Hairdo in bleach, or the Espada with Afro features who boasts a lot and is about to get creamed (Yoruichi being an exception).
In this Episode I actually like the Raikage, and Killerbee (who unfortunately falls prey to plot-no jutsu). Never-the-less I like how Kishi is handling the Raikage and the Black Chick so far. I hope I don't eat my words later.