For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever. Now, with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling: to protect the living and the dead from evil.
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S01 E01Oct 5, 2004
The Day I Became a Shinigami Oct 5, 2004 Ichigo Kurosaki, a teenage boy who can see ghosts, helps a young girl ghost when some skateboarders knock over a vase offering for her. The next day Ichigo sees the young girl being chased by a big monster called a Hollow. Ichigo goes to help the girl but when the girl is just about to be eaten, a female Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki, appears and saves them. That night Rukia visits Ichigo’s room and is surprised when she realizes she is visible to him. While they are conversing a Hollow appears and terorizes Ichigo’s family and household. After receiving a terrible injury from the Hollow, Rukia makes a final attempt to save her life, as well as that of the Kurosaki family and transfers her powers to Ichigo so he can save his family.
S01 E02Oct 12, 2004
A Shinigami's Work Oct 12, 2004 After the previous night's attack, Ichigo decides to check up on his family and finds that they do not remember anything that happened. In school, Ichigo meets the Soul Reaper from the night before, Rukia Kuchiki; she is posing as an exchange student until her powers return. Rukia tells Ichigo that he must take her place as a Soul Reaper for now. Later when attacking a Hollow, Ichigo recognizes the Hollow as Orihime Inoue’s older brother.
S01 E03Oct 19, 2004
The Older Brother's Wish, the Younger Sister's Wish Oct 19, 2004 Orihime and her friend Tasuki are being attacked by a Hollow who was once Orihime's brother. Ichigo shows up and begins fighting with him. Orihime's brother is also struggling to gain control. Orihime is almost killed but her soul remains attached to her chain. Finally Orihime's brother gains control long enough to say one last goodbye to his sister before Ichigo sends his soul off to the Soul Society.
S01 E04Oct 26, 2004
Cursed Parakeet Oct 26, 2004 Ichigo’s friend Chad finds a bird that is rumored to bring bad luck. Chad takes the bird in anyway because he has a soft spot for animals. Ichigo’s sister Karin finds out that the bird is really the soul of a young boy whose mother was killed. The boy is now being hunted by a Hollow. Karin makes Ichigo promise that he will save the boy.
S01 E05Nov 2, 2004
Beat the Invisible Enemy! Nov 2, 2004 Rukia and Chad are fighting the Hollow who was hunting the young boy's soul. Chad cannot see the Hollow but he can sense it and attacks it. Rukia can see the Hollow, but since she still has none of her Soul Reaper powers her attacks have no effect. A little while into the fight Ichigo appears and starts fighting the Hollow. When Ichigo defeats this Hollow it is sent to Hell and not the Soul Society because the soul slayer can only cleanse sins after death not ones during life.
S01 E06Nov 9, 2004
Fight to the Death! Ichigo vs. Ichigo Nov 9, 2004 Rukia purchases a temporary soul at Urahara’s store for Ichigo to use when she is not around and he needs to fight a Hollow. What Rukia does not realize is that what she purchased isn’t a normal temporary soul; it is a modified soul with special powers created by the Soul Society. When this modified soul takes Ichigo’s place it decides to have a little fun in Ichigo’s body and refuses to give it back to Ichigo.
S01 E07Nov 16, 2004
Greetings from a Stuffed Lion Nov 16, 2004 While Ichigo is fighting with the modified soul Rukia gets a message on her spirit phone about a nearby Hollow. Ichigo and the mod soul then defeat the Hollow together. Shortly after this happens Urahara removes the mod soul from Ichigo’s body. Instead of getting the mod soul destroyed Ichigo places it in a stuffed animal and gives it the name Kon.
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S02 E01May 12, 2007
Bleach 124 May 12, 2007 Ichigo has begun training with the Visoreds in order to learn how to suppress his inner hollow. He enters his inner world and is greeted by the mirror image of himself holding a white Zangetsu.
S02 E01Jan 1, 1970
The Entry: Episode 21 Jan 1, 1970 Ichigo and the others make it through to the Soul Society.
S02 E01May 12, 2007
Bleach 123 May 12, 2007 Ichigo visits Shinji Hirako at the Visoreds' hideout in order to find out how to control his inner Hollow. He tries to get an answer by force, but Hiyori Sarugaki interrupts his battle with Shinji.
S02 E01May 12, 2007
Bleach 122 May 12, 2007 Grimmjow is the only survivor of the Arrancars' intense battle with the Soul Reapers. He returns with Tosen to Sosuke Aizen's palace, Las Noches in Hueco Mundo.
S02 E01May 12, 2007
Bleach 126 May 12, 2007 Sosuke Aizen's ultimate goal of killing the Soul King has been revealed.
S02 E01Mar 1, 2005
Enter! The World of the Shinigami Mar 1, 2005 Ichigo and the others enter the Soul Society after making it past the Capturing Thrust. Now they must find a way to enter the place where the shinigami live. One way to enter is to pass through the Gate of Pure Spirits. One problem though; Jidanbou, a man of Herculean strength, is guarding the entrance.
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S03 E01Jul 26, 2005
Yoruichi, Master of Speed, Dances! Jul 26, 2005 Yoruichi escapes with Ichigo, but Byayka doesn't want that to happen. Meanwhile, the other two in the group, Orihime and Uuyru, befalls another story.
S03 E02Aug 2, 2005
The Despicable Shinigami Aug 2, 2005 Orihime and Ishida find themselves against a captain who knows Ishida's race inside out! Are they in a pickle now?
S03 E03Aug 9, 2005
Ishida, Limits of Power! Aug 9, 2005 In conclusion to the battle between a captian and a quincy, Ishida must unleash a power that threatens to lose all of his quincy powers!
S03 E04Aug 16, 2005
Overcome the Limits! Aug 16, 2005 Ishida is down, but Ichigo and Zangetsu are fighting for Ichigo to unleash his Bankai!
S03 E05Aug 23, 2005
Authentic Records! School of Shinigami Aug 23, 2005 There is flashback with Abarai Renji, Hinamori Momo, and Izuru Kira training for there first years as Shinigami. As the training ends for these three, the entire class is attacked by big hollow. It takes out two of the 6th year Shinigami trainiees and leaves Hisagi Syuuhei by himself. Renji, Momo, and Kira go to save him. They run until they are all four are pinned down, by a lot of huge hollows. As the hollow is about to strike Vice Captian Ichimaru Gin and Captain Aizen Sousuke save them.
S03 E06Aug 30, 2005
The Avengers Aug 30, 2005 After Hinamori escapes the cell she was held at, she is headed towards 10th Division Captain - Hitsugaya Toushirou. It is then revealed that in the letter Aizen left her before he was found dead, he told her that the true intention behind the execution of Rukia is to get the power of the execution blade, which originally has the power of a million soul slayers, but during the execution itself the blade is as 10 times more powerful than the original state. In the letter it also says the name of the one behind the whole plot: 10th Division Captain - Hitsugaya Toushirou. Hitsugaya, who doesn't understand how could Aizen write such things about him, defends against Hinamori, and then goes after Ichimaru, who watched the whole thing. Meanwhile, Ichigo completes day one of his training and is getting prepared for the 2nd day.
S03 E07Sep 6, 2005
Hitsugaya Roars! Sep 6, 2005 The battle between Hitsugaya and Ichimaru Gin begins. After a short sword battle, Hitsugaya releases his soul slayer, and charges at Ichimaru with full power. Ichimaru then fires his Soul Slayer, Shinsou, at Hitsugaya and then at Hinamori. Hitsugaya's vice-captain appears and saves Hinamori. She asks Ichimaru to stop fighting and he vanishes. Meanwhile, the captains, vice-captains and Rukia find out that Rukia's execution was moved again and will take place in 29 hours. Ichigo starts his 2nd day of training when Renji breaks into the training area and tells that Rukia's execution will be at noon tomorrow, and starts training to achieve Ban Kai himself. Rukia then remembers the day Kaien was killed.
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S04 E01Jan 17, 2006
New School Term, Renji Has Come to the Material World?! Jan 17, 2006 Renji comes to the Material world in his gigai. Also Orihime's brother returns or is it really him? The new villians appear, but who are they targeting?
S04 E02Jan 24, 2006
Creeping Terror, the Second Victim Jan 24, 2006 Commander Yamamoto gathers the other captains and tells them about what is being done to find Aizen. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Ichigo and the others are looking for clues to find Orihime. They recieve a phone call from a girl; she wants them to play a game and if they win she says she will return Orihime to them.
S04 E03Jan 31, 2006
Break Through! The Trap Hidden in the Labyrinth Jan 31, 2006 Ichigo, Ishida and Renji continue to play Rinrin's game. This time Rinrin wants them to play hide and seek in the museum.
S04 E04Feb 7, 2006
Death Game! The Missing Classmate Feb 7, 2006 After they arrive at school; Rinrin tells Ichigo and the others about the next game. One of them is an imposter and they must find out who it is before noon or everyone in their school will disappear.
S04 E05Feb 14, 2006
True Identity of the Devil, the Secret Which is Revealed Feb 14, 2006 RinRin, Cloud, Nova are on their final game. Orihime, Ishida, Renji, Kon and Ichigo make there attempt to save Chad. It turns out that Urahara has been the one behind it all, but then they find out there new enemies they must beat.
S04 E06Feb 14, 2006
Baunt! The Soul Hunters Feb 14, 2006 RinRin senses the presence of a Baunt, who are the new villains, and tells Ichigo about it . He arrives on the scene and starts to fight with the female Baunt. Later, someone he doesn't expect comes to help him.
S04 E07Feb 21, 2006
Return of Rukia! The Substitute Team Revival Feb 21, 2006 Rukia and Ichigo continue to fight with the female Bounto, Yoshino, unitl a male Bounto, Ryou,shows up and takes her away. Ichigo, Rukia, Chad and Orihime then go to Ichigo's room to discuss the Bounto and what they know so far, which isn't alot. The next day at school; RinRin senses the presence of a Bounto and Ichigo and the others go after it.
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S05 E01Aug 8, 2006
Enter the World of the Shinigami, Again Aug 8, 2006 Ichigo and the others go through the Soul Society trying to find the Bount who are causing the shinigami captains some trouble. Later Rukia meets an oppenent she recognizes well.
S05 E02Aug 15, 2006
Assault of the Bounts! Chaos in the Gotei 13 Divisions Aug 15, 2006 Rukia battles a Bount, but without her Zanpaktou it wont be an easy battle.
S05 E03Aug 22, 2006
Hitsugaya's Resolution! The Moment of Conflict Approaches Aug 22, 2006 Some of the Captains and Vice Captains check out what happened near the Shine of Repent. They figure out it was well placed bombs. As Jin goes to Kusajishi (79th) district to look for some people to over take the Soul Society.Koga and Ichinose help Jin battle people. Meanwhile, back at the Kuchiki mansion, they are healing up Rukia from the last fight. Ichigo, Ririn, Orihime and Claude are there. They ask for Byakuya's help, he refuses, telling them to go home. They head towards the Shiba's house, and Kuukaku hears news for Ganju friends. She makes them leave on boars, they get lost. Also Jin and his gang sense a spiritual pressure, and Jin goes out to investigate it because of its strength. He and Byakuya met and exchange words.
S05 E04Sep 5, 2006
Byakuya Takes the Field! Dance of the Wind-Splitting Cherry Blossoms Sep 5, 2006 Kariya starts to fight with Byakuya after running into him in the forest. During the fight it seems as if they are evenly matched. Meanwhile Koga recruits more men to the Bount's cause and Orihime, Chad and Ganju learn of the Bount's plan.
S05 E05Sep 12, 2006
Ichigo - Byakuya - Kariya, Battle of the Three Extremes! Sep 12, 2006 Ichigo, Byakuya and Kariya contiune there battle. As they battle they are interupted by by Ran'tao. Koga comes and saves Kariya. Byakuya leaves to hunt him down. Ishida finds the battle ground, and then Ran'tao takes Ichigo and Ishida to explain about the Bount.
S05 E06Sep 19, 2006
Hitsugaya Moves Out! Cut Down the Enemy in the Forest Sep 19, 2006 The battle with the Bount heats up as Hitsugaya attacks.
S05 E07Oct 4, 2006
Clash! Zaraki Kenpachi vs. Ichinose Maki Oct 4, 2006 Just as the fight between Ichinose and the gang (including Ichigo and Captain Hitsugaya) begins, they are suddenly interrupted by someone very powerful. Ichinose finally fights his ultimate battle against Zaraki Kenpachi with all the power he's got, but after being struck with few reality checks, he's stuck with death.
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S06 E01Jan 10, 2007
Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer Student Jan 10, 2007 Ichigo returns to the real world and is back in school. He meets up with his high buddies. His shinigami badge goes off and he runs out to slay a Hollow, along with Inoue and Chad. They talk about Ishida's lost powers and if he can get it back. As they run off a mysterious stranger appearances above Ichigo.Kon starts ranting how he wants out of his plushie form, and the badge goes off so Kon gets Ichigo's body. Meanwhile Ichigo slays the Hollow and meets Hirako Shinji a Visored. They talk about a hollow mask and a zanpakotou.Meanwhile, elsewhere in the city, Kon is attacked by the Grand Fisher, who's appearance has changed. As Ishida is attacked by Menos type hollow and trying to battle it, when some one helps Ishida. Who is it and why is he helping Ishida?
S06 E02Jan 17, 2007
Shock! The Father's True Character Jan 17, 2007 Uryu Ishida and Kon are in trouble, being chased by Menos typed powered Hollows. They get help from someone they would have never expected to help them. Uryu is surprised that his helper was able to finish off the Menos type Hollow, in 3 hits.Kon is surprised who defends him, from the attack of the Grand Fisher who is now an Arrancar.
S06 E03Jan 24, 2007
The Commencement of War, the Vizards and the Arrancars Jan 24, 2007 Isshin and Urahara talk about an upcoming war, where the Vizards, Arrancars, Soul Society, and the Earth will be in a battle that is upcoming. They all take off, because Ichigo is coming there way.Hirako is still trying to talk Ichigo into joining the group called Vizards, and isn't doing a good job, so Sarugaki Hiyori comes to make Hirako do his job, as Chad and Orihime follow him.
S06 E04Jan 31, 2007
Prelude to the Apocalypse, the Arrancar Offensive! Jan 31, 2007 Life goes on for Ichigo, but he is way depressed over the Vizard thing and his Hollow taking over him. After hearing his Hollow saying he is going to take over him, Karin comes in and says she knows about Ichigo being a Shinigami.As she is telling this, two mysteriously strong spiritual powers shake the whole town, making Ichigo, Chad, and Orihime go check it out. It turns out to be two Arrancar's attacking, named Ulquiorra and Yami. Yami sucks out a lot of souls, in the town.Orihime and Chad get there first and Chad tries to fight Yami. Chad doesn't even put up a fight, and is injured really bad by one blow from Yami. Orihime heals him, and tries to fight Yami, and she is about to be killed by Yami when Ichigo shows up.
S06 E05Feb 7, 2007
Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia Feb 7, 2007 Ichigo runs into trouble battle Yammi, and Ulquiorra watches the battle. Urahara and Yourichi come to aid, Ichigo and his friends, and they get the upper hand, when Ulquiorra decides to leave, because his mission for Aizen is done.Meanwhile, well everyone is healing. Ichigo gets really depressed because he couldn't save his friends from injuries. Well a surprise group comes to help him, from the Soul Society. They are there for battle the new threat, Arrancars.
S06 E06Feb 14, 2007
Mission! The Shinigamis Who Came Feb 14, 2007 Rukia helps Ichigo over comes, his depression, from not being able to help his friends and getting beat up by the Arrancars.Afterwards the Shinigami group that came down to Earth for help the upcoming battle, tells Ichigo what kind of Menos they are battling.
S06 E07Feb 21, 2007
The Evil Eye, Aizen Again Feb 21, 2007 Ulquiorra shows his report to Aizen and his fellow Arrancar by crushing his left eye. When Grimmjow questions why his didn't kill Ichigo, Uriquiorra explains Aizen's concerns about Ichigo's power.Later, Matsumoto talks to Orihime about why she has been so depressed recently.
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S07 E01Jul 4, 2007
Hitsugaya, Karin and Soccer Ball Jul 4, 2007 Karin is really upset about Ichigo leaving and accidentally kicks her ball into the street. Hitsugaya stops it from going in the street and Karin goes to her friends to their soccer field. Middle schoolers are using the field and refuse to let them on so they challenge them to a soccer game. While they're walking back, Karin sees Hitsugaya again and asks for his help.
S07 E02Jul 11, 2007
Ikkaku's Hot-Blooded Kendo Tale Jul 11, 2007 Keigo's sister is the president of student council and challenges another school's Kendo team to a match. She asks Ikkaku to help her team win because the other school ambushed and injured all of the good team members. He accepts and trains all of the inexperienced freshman to be ready to fight the match. Most of the freshman are injured during training and Ikkaku has to ask the shinigami for help.
S07 E03Jul 18, 2007
The Beautiful Patissier, Yumichika! Jul 18, 2007 Hanatarō of 4th Squad and Rin of the Technological Development Bureau are sent to the real world on a investigation of the Arrancar. They meet a cake chef who requests their help to fulfill his last wish. Things become complicated however, when a Menos Grande appears to crash the party.
S07 E04Jul 25, 2007
Kon is Deceived! Rangiku on the Lookout.. Jul 25, 2007 A girl is drowning in a river near Rangiku and Kon. Rangiku removes Kon from his regular stuffed animal and throws him into the stuffed animal of the little girl drowning. Kon saves the girl and Rangiku leaves without him. Kon is stuck with the little girl and has to play with her. The little girl explains to him that her parents are no longer together and that her mother works a lot. Kon feels sorry for her and takes her to her old home. Once they arrive a hollow attacks and Kon has to face it in order to protect the little girl
S07 E05Aug 8, 2007
Civil War in Hueco Mondo! Ulquiorra's Death Aug 8, 2007 An Arrancar named Patros is sick of serving Aizen, because he is a shinigami. He takes the Hougyoku and plans on using it to become King himself. Ulquiorra catches him, but Patros has friends and defeats Ulquiorra very easily.Patros goes to the real world and is in a hurry to find Urahara, to see how the Hougyoku works. He asks his friends to hold off Hitsugaya's gang, and they do. Meanwhile, Patros gets to Urahara's shop and begins battling Renji, because Urahara is away.
S07 E06Aug 22, 2007
The Malicious Battle, Aizen's Trap Aug 22, 2007 Patros is still battling Renji, while in Hueco mundo Aizen returns to the where the Hougyoku was. Renji activates his bankai and Ririn, Kuroudo and Noba join the fight. But will that be enough to fight against Patros? Meanwhile, Hitsugaya, Matsumoto, Yumichika and Ikkaku are still fighting against the other two arrancars. Who will win and what will Aizen say about the Hougyoku?
S07 E07Aug 29, 2007
Hueco Mondo Moves Again! Hitsugaya vs. Yammy Aug 29, 2007 Everyone is training to achieve stronger power for the upcoming Winter War. Rukia & Orihime are training there powers, Matsumoto & Yumichika are training for bankai, Renji is training to make Chad stronger and Ichigo is training his Vizard powers. In the midst of all this training, a group of Espada power level Arrancars attack the real world. They are Yammy, Luppi, Wonderwice and Grimmjow, which is run by Ulquiorra. They start there attack on Hitsugaya's group. Meanwhile, Rukia and Orihime try to get to real world. And Ichigo goes looking for Grimmjow. And Urahara goes to the battlefield.
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S08 E01Dec 12, 2007
Ichigo Strikes Back! This is My Bankai Dec 12, 2007 Ichigo is pushed to the limit and releases his bankai to protect Nel. Also by the urging of the arrancar he takes on his hollow form. Is it enough to beat such a strong opponent?
S08 E02Dec 19, 2007
The Devilish Research! Szayel Aporro's Plan Dec 19, 2007 The Espada Szayel Aporro sends out the execution unit named "Exequias" to go after Ichigo who should be injured from his battle with Dordonii. Aizen questions him on why he did it and Szayel apologizes saying he wanted to make sure they killed him. Aizen forgives Szayel but also sees through his plot to to further his research. Meanwhile, Uryuu tries to figure out how to beat his opponent, Cirucci Thunderwitch.
S08 E03Dec 26, 2007
Rukia and Kaien, the Sorrowful Reunion Dec 26, 2007 Rukia talks with Aaroniero Arruruerie, but his faces resembles Kaien Shiba. Aaroniero tells his story how he is Kaien and how he got there after Rukia killed him. Aaroniero then ask Rukia if she would offer her life for the man she killed, Rukia was going to accept it, but refused until she rescued Inoue. Aaroniero, then offers a chance of forgiveness if she kills her friends and brings them to him. Rukia realizing that this Kaien, doesn't seem to be the real one, attacks, him, but is at a disadvantage because Aaroniero trained her and knew her shikais.
S08 E04Jan 9, 2008
Rukia Retaliates! Release the Desperate Kidou Jan 9, 2008 Rukia and her battle with Aaroniero continue. Rukia is still struggling with Aaroniero, and finally gets the upper hand when she releases a double kido reviling Aaroniero's true face.
S08 E05Jan 16, 2008
Ishida & Pesshe, the United Attack of Friendship Jan 16, 2008 Ishida and Pesshe continue there battle with Cirucci, and gain the upper hand when Pesshe uses his infinite slick, making Cirucci release.
S08 E06Jan 23, 2008
Ishida's Trump Card, Seele Schneider Jan 23, 2008 Ishida continues his fight with Cirucci and reveals a secret weapon, Seele Schneider. Meanwhile, Chad continues his battle and reveals one of his own secrets.
S08 E07Jan 30, 2008
Right Arm of the Giant, Left Arm of the Devil Jan 30, 2008 Chad struggles with his battle with Gantenbainne Mosqueda, until his Right arm takes it true form. Chad starts to gain the advantage and speed and starts to beat Gantenbainne Mosqueda, until he releases and Chad gets his newly powered up left arm and beats Gantenbainne Mosqueda in one hit. Until Nnoitra appears.
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S09 E01Apr 23, 2008
The New Captain Appears! His Name is Shusuke Amagai Apr 23, 2008 A new captain is signed on to take over command of the 3rd Squad. The new captain is named Shuusuke Amagai. With him he brings one of his former subordinates a man named Kifune who he appoints as 3rd Seat. Though Kira tries to ease the tension, the 3rd Squad members do not trust him and feel that they do not need a captain. How can Kira get them to trust the newcomers?
S09 E02May 7, 2008
New Development, the Dangerous Transfer Student Appears! May 7, 2008 While fighting Hollows, Ichigo meets a strange young girl who is then whisked away by her two shinigami attendants.While Rukia searches for any record of the two shinigami, Kon notices some people moving in to the house next to the Kurosaki's. After going out to meet their new neighbors, Rukia and Ichigo discover their are none other then the odd trio from before.
S09 E03May 14, 2008
Desperate Struggle Under the Moonlit Night, the Mysterious Assassin and Zanpakutō May 14, 2008 Lurichiyo`s group is attacked in the middle of the night by an assasin and it`s up to Ichigo to defeat him. After the death of the assasin everyone is told that Lurichiyo is the heir to one of The Four Noble Houses. That is why Komui, the one that is trying to take over Lurichiyo`s clan, is sending his best assasin`s after them.
S09 E04May 21, 2008
Kenryu, the Profusion of Blooming Crimson Flowers May 21, 2008 Ichigo is trying to teach Lurichiyo about the real world. During dinner at Ichigo`s house Lurichiyo get`s angry at Kenryuu and Enryuu for always hiding things from her. After running away from them she meets with Orihime and are attacked by another assassin.
S09 E05May 28, 2008
Kibune Goes to War! The Violent Wind That Rages May 28, 2008 3rd Squad`s Captain Amagai Suusuke wants to start a training exercise with all the 13 Squads. Vice-captain Kira and 3rd seat Kifune fall in a pit were there are a lot of Hollows and Kifune shows his true colors to Kira when Kifune tries to kill a Hollow along with a fellow Death god. Lurichiyo comes back to Soul Society alone.
S09 E06Jun 4, 2008
The Appearance of the Great Evil! The Darkness in the House of Kasumioji Jun 4, 2008 Kenryuu and Enryuu discover that Lurichiyo has gone missing and go to Soul Society along with Ichigo and Rukia to find her. While at a tea party Lurichiyo is attacked again by an assasin and Ichigo saves her.
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S10 E01Oct 14, 2008
Hueco Mundo Chapter, Restart! Oct 14, 2008 After a recap of Ichigo's battles with Ulquiorra and Grimmjow, Ichigo takes Orihime and Nel and prepares to leave but an injured Grimmjow refuses to accept defeat. Ichigo tells him that it is over but their conversation is interrupted by the intervention of an unexpected enemy. Meanwhile, Uryuu and Renji find themselves in another bad situation.
S10 E02Oct 21, 2008
Szayel Aporro's Theater Oct 21, 2008 Renji and Uryuu find themselves back in the same room as before with Szayel Aporro waiting for them. He transforms and attacks with strange techniques that catch the group by surprise. Meanwhile, Ichigo struggles to hold his own against the 5th Espada Noitora. The injuries from his previous battle weigh him down but his opponent is relentless. Noitora reveals a startling secret about Nel's past.
S10 E03Oct 28, 2008
Nel's Secret, a Big-Breasted Beauty Joins the Battle!? Oct 28, 2008 The fight between Nnoitra and Ichigo gets more desperate as Nnoitra is about to crush Nel's head. Ichigo saves her, but Nnoitra brutally throws Ichigo out of the way each time he attempts to stop him. Nnoitra's moves get more aggressive until he begins to break Ichigo's arm. The intensity of Nel's emotions unleash an unintentional transformation to her original adult form. Nel then reveals that she has the rank of the former 3rd Espada- Neliel tu Oderschvank-, and begins to overpower Nnoitra. Nnoitra, however, is not easily defeated, even surviving Nel's powerful Cero Doble technique, and reveals that while Neliel once outranked him, the Espada have grown more powerful in her absence.
S10 E04Nov 4, 2008
The Irresistable, Puppet Show of Terror Nov 4, 2008 Uryu and Renji struggle against their clones. Szayel reveals a second ability: he is able to create voodoo dolls of an opponent by wrapping them in his wings. He succeeds with Uryu and Renji, and shows that by using them, he can cause pain to the targets and damage their internal organs. Meanwhile, Nnoitra is still losing to Neliel, but they hesitate before they can deal each other fatal blows, and Nnoitra notes that he has despised Neliel even before her departure.
S10 E05Nov 11, 2008
Neliel's Past Nov 11, 2008 Neliel's past is revealed through her fight with Nnoitra. Meanwhile, Pesche and Dondochakka mounts an offensive against Szayel after seeing Renji struggling against the Espada. Pesche thinks back to the time when Nnoitra attacked Neliel for power which ultimately ended with breaking Neliel's mask through the guidance of Szayel. She is dumped by Nnoitra, along with Pesche and Dondochakka back out of Aizen's palace. Neliel obtains amnesia as her broken mask renders her into a child. To the present, Nnoitra taunts Neliel in regards to their past. Neliel then releases her Zanpakuto, shouting "Declare...!".
S10 E06Nov 18, 2008
The Ultimate Union! Pesche's Seriousness Nov 18, 2008 Neliel finishes calling out her sword, Gamuza, and transforms into a white centaur. Before finishing her opponent, she suddenly transforms back to her child form. Meanwhile, Pesche Guatiche and Dondochakka Bilstin fight Szayel, using their Bawabawa. Pesche takes out his sword, Ultima, as he lands a strike on Szayel. As the fights go on, Dondochakka takes out his club to help out. Pesche and Dondochakka use their ultimate attack, "cero sincrecito", a combination of Dondochakka and Pesche's cero. Szyael manages to render their attack ineffective, and prepares to finish them off. Meanwhile, the Exequias prepare to kill Gantenbaine and Chad, and Zommari prepares to kill Rukia. Nnoitra sends Tesla to finish off Ichigo, and he releases his zanpakuto, turning into a large minotaur. Before Tesla can do so, 11th Divison Captain Kenpachi Zaraki stops him.
S10 E07Nov 25, 2008
Joining the Battle! The Strongest Shinigami Army Appears Nov 25, 2008 Kenpachi kills Tesla in one blow and tells Ichigo to stay out of his fight. He informs Ichigo that Urahara was tasked with making the Garganta into Hueco Mundo stable enough for the captains to enter, and that three others came with him. Retsu Unohana arrives with Isane Kotetsu, and persuades the Exequias to leave before healing Gantenbaine and Chad. Mayuri Kurotsuchi arrives and, despite Szayel creating a doll replica of him, remains confident that he can win. Byakuya arrives to save Rukia, and while Zommari nearly kills him with Gemelos Sonido, he manages to save himself with a technique that Yoruichi taught him.
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S11 E01Feb 10, 2009
The Past Chapter Begins! The Truth from 110 Years Ago Feb 10, 2009 This episode takes place in Soul Society 110 years ago. Most of the Captains have gathered to celebrate the promotion of the 12th Squad Captain to the Royal Guard, known as Zero Squad. Meanwhile, Yoruichi (currently the Captain of Second Squad) has recommended her Third Officer, Urahara Kisuke for the now vacant position. However, Soi Fon is not happy about this and follows Urahara in an attempt to prove he is unworthy of the position. Yoruichi hears of this and mistakenly thinks that Soi Fon has a crush on Urahara. Because of this Yoruichi arranges for her to attend the Captain's Qualification Exam to watch him in action. Although Urahara, is delayed in getting to the exam because of having to capture a group of deserters he makes it in time and manages to pass. As such Urahara Kisuke is appointed as the new Captain of the 12th squad, although vice-captain Aizen Sousuke is less than pleased.
S11 E02Feb 17, 2009
12th Division's New Captain, Urahara Kisuke Feb 17, 2009 Urahara Kisuke has now become Captain of 12th squad but his new Vice-Captain Hiyori Sarugaki refuses to accept him. He even goes so far as to let her win in a duel against him to try and gain her confidence. However, after a pep talk from Shinji he decides to just be himself and stop worrying about it.
S11 E03Feb 24, 2009
Aizen And The Boy Genius Feb 24, 2009 Urahara and Hiyori head to the Maggot's Nest prison, which houses former members of the 13 Protection Squad's deemed dangerous to Soul Society. Once they arrive Urahara goes to see the most dangerous inmate, Kurotsuchi Mayuri. He asks Mayuri to join his new organization the Technological Research Bureau as his Lieutenant. Meanwhile, Byakuya meets with his grandfather and Yoruichi whilst Ukitake tries to persuade Shiba Kaien to become his vice-captain. Also Aizen meets Ichimaru Gin for the first time.
S11 E04Mar 3, 2009
Muguruma 9th Division, Moves Out Mar 3, 2009 This episode is set nine years after the previous one. The 9th squad are sent to investigate after people begin to vanish from Rukongai. Whilst out on patrol Captain Kensei Mugurumathey saves a young boy from a hollow, his name is Shuhei Hisagi. He then discovers that 10 of his own men have also vanished and calls for the Technological Research Bureau to help in the investigation. As such Hiyori is dispatched.
S11 E05Mar 10, 2009
Hiyori Dies? The Beginning of Tragedy Mar 10, 2009 An emergency is declared following the attack on the 9th Squad. Captains Shinji Hirako, Love Aikawa and Roujuurou Ootoribashi are dispatched to investigate along with vice-captain Lisa Yadomaru and Hachigen Ushoda from the Kidou Corps. When they arrive they discover Hiyori fighting with a 'hollowfied' Kensei and soon a 'hollowfied' Mashiro also appears. Meanwhile, Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi (Captain of the Kidou Corps) disregard their orders and also head out to investigate.
S11 E06Mar 17, 2009
Betrayal! Aizen's Secret Maneuvers Mar 17, 2009 Shinji's group manages to restrain Kensei using a powerful Kidou spell but then Hiyori also undergoes 'hollowfication'. They are then attacked by Tousen and as the rest of the group undergo 'hollowfication' Shinji battles against Aizen and is almost killed when Urahara and Tsukabishi arrive to save him.
S11 E07Mar 24, 2009
Rescue Hirako! Aizen vs. Urahara Mar 24, 2009 Urahara confronts Aizen about his hollowfication research but ultimately Tsukabishi is unable to capture him. Meanwhile, after being transported back to the 12th Squad headquarters Urahara decides to use Hougyoku to save Shinji and the others. Urahara and Tsukabishi are then arrested by Central 46 and blamed for the hollowfication experiments. However, before their sentences can be carried out Yoruichi appears and helps them escape to the real world.
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S12 E01Mar 31, 2009
The Soul Burial Detective, Karakuraizer is Born Mar 31, 2009 Going back to the time when Ichigo, Uryu, and Chad left the real world for Hueco Mundo with Kisuke's help, the main focus is now directed to the events that took place in Karakura town during the previous arc. Kisuke feels that Karakura town needs protection against hollows now that Ichigo left. In one night, he came up with the idea to create a fun way to protect the town, which was to force Kon into a team of hollow fighting super heroes called "Soul Burial Detective, Karakura Riser". Once Kon gets used to his new hero suit, he meets the rest of the team which includes Don Kanonji, Tatsuki, Chizuru, Keigo, and Ururu. After a successful fight with hollows, the team encounters a woman who appears to be an arrancar.
S12 E02Apr 7, 2009
Karakuraizer's Last Day Apr 7, 2009 This is a continuation of the previous episode. The team assembled in the previous episode are to infiltrate a gate that the Arrancar are using to travel between Hueco Mundo and the world of the living. At the "Hollow Fortress" numerous Hollows attacked the team. Don Kanonji and Ururu stayed behind to take care of the hollow and the others went inside the "Hollow Fortress". When they got inside the fortress, they met one of the many arrancar from Hueco Mundo. Chizuru used her "Hyper Erotic Powers" to distract the arrancar, and Tatsuki, Keigo, and Kurumatani take care of the Hollows inside. Kon travels to the center of the fortess, where he meets a hollow and kills it with his "Riser Beam", exploding and destroying the heart of the fortress, and the fortess itself. In the end, Urahara erects a barrier around Karakura town.
S12 E03Apr 14, 2009
Defend Karakura Town! Entire Appearance of the Shinigami Apr 14, 2009 Aizen begins his invasion of Krakura Town only to be confronted by the Captains and vice-captains of the 13 Protection Squads. In order to even the odds the Captain-Commander imprisons Aizen, Gin and Tousen in a fortress of fire and the group prepares to take on the Espada. Meanwhile, back in Los Noches, Ichigo rushes to save Orihime from Ulquiorra only to be attacked by the Exequias. He is then saved by the sudden appearance of Renji, Chad and Rukia.
S12 E04Apr 21, 2009
Elite! The Four Shinigami Apr 21, 2009 Ichigo arrives in the 5th Tower to save Orihime and confronts Ulquiorra, who tells him that because Aizen has not ordered Orihime killed, he shall not do it unless ordered to. But because Ichigo is a threat to Hueco Mundo that must be destroyed, he will kill him. As a result, Ulquiorra finally unsheathes his sword and they begin their battle. Meanwhile, back at the fake Karakura, Barragan takes command since his boss is locked inside Yamamoto's fire prison, ordering both Halibel and Stark to not underestimate him. His first plan of action is to destroy the four pillars protecting Karakura, and he sends out four giant hollows to do the job, failing to realize that the Gotei 13 would not just leave those pillars completely unprotected on purpose. Ikkaku, Yumichika, Kira and Hisagi each take one pillar, and after defeating the hollows with ease, are matched up against four of Barragan's six Fraccion. Each is introduced to the other and the battle for Karakura begins.
S12 E05Apr 28, 2009
Beautiful Little Devil Charlotte Apr 28, 2009 In the fire prison that Yamamoto's zanpakuto created, Gin notices that Kira is pretty upset. Tosen asks him what is wrong, and if he misses Kira, because he used to be his captain. Gin states that he doesn't, he's just glad that Kira is doing well. At his fight, Kira manages to draw blood against his opponent, Avirama Redder, who proceeds to release his zanpakuto, Aguila. Meanwhile, Yumichika and his opponent, Charlotte Cuulhorne, the sadistic, erotic, strange, feminine arrancar, continue their fight, but eventually it turns out to be more of a "beauty contest" than an actual fight, because of the fact that the two spar for the sake of making the other look disgraced because of the other's ugliness. Charlotte uses an array of attacks, summoned up by a ridiculously long name each time. When Yumichika manages to cut some of Charlotte's hair off, that pushes him over the edge and releases his sword, "Reina de Rosas" which means "Queen of the Roses". Now on equal strength with Yumichika, the two fight more seriously, until Charlotte traps Yumichika in a prison of black thorns, which will completely encase him and his reiatsu, cutting him off from the world. But since he is in a spot where no one will know, Yumichika reveals a secret attack of his zanpakuto he doesn't want anyone to know about, and with it, he defeats Charlotte.
S12 E06May 5, 2009
Kira, the Battle Within Despair May 5, 2009 Yumichika reveals that he uses a "nickname" for his zanpakuto to avoid revealing its kido-based abilities so that he can fit in with the 11th Division, and Cuulhorne is impressed by his resolve to avoid revealing its true nature to others even if he would die. The other fights continue elsewhere, and Findol reveals to Hisagi that he can chip off his mask to regulate his power level. Izuru fights Avirama, whose Resurrecion turns him into a bird and enables him to attack Izuru with heavy steel feathers. Izuru uses Wabisuke to make Avirama's wings too heavy to fly, and reveals that it represents the 3rd Division's belief that war is full of despair. He then decapitates Avirama as he begs for his life, noting afterward that he does not want to be forgiven.
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S13 E01Jul 28, 2009
The Materialization of Zanpakutō Jul 28, 2009 A mysterious man informs a group of strange beings that it is the time to strike. Ichigo Kurosaki wakes up in Zangetsu's dimension and receives a warning of what is about to happen. Meanwhile in Seireitei, the captains and lieutenants of Gotei 13 begin to feel their zanpakutō's detachment from them, but do not understand what it means. At night, a group of ryoka attempts to enter Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai's abode. Yamamoto and Sasakibe confront the intruders but what they see leaves them in shock. Later, the captains and lieutenants are ordered by Yamamoto to gather at Soukyoku Hill. Upon arriving there, they are met by the mysterious man, who calls himself Muramasa. Sajin Komamura attacks the intruder with Tenken but instead of hitting Muramasa, Tenken attacks Komamura. Reappearing as a human form, Tenken strikes down Komamura. The rest of the Soul Reapers prepare to attack but find themselves unable to release their zanpakutōs. Their zanpakutōs take on human form and stand beside Muramasa, who tells the Soul Reapers that their zanpakutōs have renounced them and declares war.
S13 E02Aug 4, 2009
Byakuya, Disappearing with the Cherry Blossoms Aug 4, 2009 Ichigo finds Rukia injured in the world of the living, and that she is being attacked by a strange woman, who uses rukia's abilties. It is revealed to be that this woman is Rukia's Zapakuto, Sode no Shirayuki. Ichigo successfully forces the renegade zapakuto into submission, and Sode no Shirayuki retreats back to soul society. Ichigo brings Rukia to the Urahara shop, where she reveals that the Shinigami's zanpakuto's have attacked their masters, and reveals that Byakuya was seemingly defeated fighting by his own zanpakuto, Senbonzakura. The remaining shinigami of the gotei 13 squads regroup to the 4th Division headquarters while they try to re-establish their defenses, and learn more about the zanpakuto rebellion. and Urahara observes that only the Zapakuto in Soul Soceity are affected and that those in the real world are unaffected, and decides to try to capture one of the materialized zanpakuto in an attempt to learn more about their new enemy. In the middle of the night, Rukia leaves for Soul Society, apparently in search of Byakuya. Ichigo and Yoruichi leave for soul society in an attempt to go after Rukia and save soul society.
S13 E03Aug 11, 2009
Sode no Shirayuki vs. Rukia! Confused Heart Aug 11, 2009 Rukia rushes back to the 6th Division HQ and is reunited with Renji. However, Byakuya's status remains unknown after the night of the zanpakutōs' attack. Ichigo and Yoriuchi arrive in Soul Society and split up to search for clues. Rukia returns to Byakuya's compound and finds Sode no Shirayuki attacking and freezing the shinigami there. She tries to reason with her zanpakutō but Shirayuki demands her freedom. After a fierce battle, Rukia loses to Shirayuki and is about to be frozen to death when Ichigo arrives to rescue her. However, he too is defeated by Shirayuki. Rukia attempts to get Sode no Shirayuki back to her by telling the zanpakutō how important she is to her. Using her kidō powers to restrain Sode no Shirayuki and herself, Rukia attempts to sacrifice themselves both in order to convince Shirayuki one could not live without the other. The resulting explosion injures Rukia severely. Sode no Shirayuki has a change of heart and attempts to reach out to her master, but Muramasa arrives and holds her back. Muramasa introduces himself to Ichigo and states that he is a zanpakutō.
S13 E04Aug 18, 2009
Zangetsu Becomes an Enemy Aug 18, 2009 Muramasa sends Sode no Shirayuki away, and Ichigo asks why he wanted the zanpakutō to gain independence over the shinigami. Although he does not give the reason, Muramasa replies that zanpakutōs can seperate themselves away regardless of being the soul of a shinigami, and he is a good example of one. Ichigo cannot accept this view and attacks him. Muramasa uses illusions to overwhelm Ichigo and pins him to the ground, where he proceeds to drag Zangetsu out of him. Once Zangetsu manifests, he immediately attacks Ichigo. Meanwhile, Mayuri begins experimenting on himself in order to research the zanpakutōs' manifestation. After Zangetsu seemingly defeats Ichigo, Ichigo transforms into his hollow form and strikes back. After a while, he transforms into his stronger form and easily beats down Zangetsu. Muramasa tries a sneak attack but Ichigo immediately regenerates and attacks him. Before the hollow form can do anything else, Ichigo manages to return to his shinigami form and falls unconscious at Muramasa's feet.
S13 E05Aug 25, 2009
Renji Surprised?! The Two Zabimarus Aug 25, 2009 Rukia is found by the 4th Division and sent to recover from her injuries. Hisagi and his men patrol Seireitei and are attacked by the sadistic Kazeshini. Renji searches the ruins for any clues of the missing Byakuya, who was last seen hit by Senbonzakura's attack. He instead encounters Zabimaru in its baboon and snake humanoid form. Both entities of Zabimaru have no intention of returning to their original owner and attacks Renji. Ichigo wakes up in Zangetsu's dimension but the old man is missing. He sees Muramasa and attacks him, but the man immediately incapacitates him and summons his hollow form out as a separate entity. Muramasa has begun to take an interest in the hollow form and uses his powers to freeze it in place. Thinking that it has been subdued, Muramasa approaches it but the hollow form merely tricks him with its act and lashes out straight at him.
S13 E06Sep 1, 2009
Clash! Hisagi vs. Kazeshin Sep 1, 2009 Kyoraku and Ukitake discuss the possibility that defeating the zanpakutō spirits will destroy the zanpakutō themselves. Renji continues fighting with Zabimaru, who taunts him for his weakness. Hisagi fights with Kazeshini, and, disgusted by his desire to take life, plans on killing him even if he loses his zanpakutō. Ichigo's inner hollow fights with Muramasa inside his mind until Muramasa uses his powers to restrain him. Ichigo then steps up to fight, stating that the hollow is a part of him, too. Ichigo manages to force Muramasa outside of his mind and continues the fight with him there. When Zabimaru threatens to kill Rukia, Renji regains his resolve, and manages to activate Zabimaru's shikai.
S13 E07Sep 8, 2009
Release! The New Getsuga Tenshō Sep 8, 2009 Hisagi is wounded in a surprise attack by Kazeshini, but Izuru intervenes to help him, and using kido, binds Kazehini long enough for the two of them to escape. Renji's fight with Zabimaru continues, and Zabimaru takes the advantage when they are able to activate bankai while Renji, no longer able to control them, cannot. Renji considers his own weaknesses, and tricks Zabimaru into taking his sword, then breaks it with a Red Flame Cannon kido spell and uses Higa Zekkou to defeat Zabimaru by firing the broken shards at them. Ichigo fights Zangetsu, and struggles when Zangetsu activates Bankai. He uses a new Getsuga Tenshou working together with his inner hollow to defeat Zangetsu, and forces Muramasa to retreat. Zangetsu reveals that Muramasa is using a technique to awaken the zanpakutos' instincts and by doing so, he can control them.
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S14 E01Apr 13, 2010
Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra Apr 13, 2010 This episode recaps the story of the Karakura arc and concludes with Ichigo and Ulquiorra about to renew their fight.
S14 E02Apr 20, 2010
Connected Hearts! The Left Fist Prepared for Death! Apr 20, 2010 Ichigo and Ulquiorra's final battle properly gets underway with the two of them being more or less evenly matched. Ichigo is able to read his opponent's movements better than he could when they first fought, and manages to wound Ulquiorra, if even slightly. Ichigo surmises that it's either he is becoming more like a Hollow or his opponent is becoming more human, which angers Ulquiorra. Meanwhile, Chad and Renji fight a gigantic Hollow-Arrancar hybrid in the desert of Las Noches, eventually claiming victory after discovering its weakness. Back in the Tower, Orihime manages to protect Ichigo from a near-lethal attack from Ulquiorra.
S14 E03Apr 27, 2010
Hatred and Jealousy, Orihime's Dilemma Apr 27, 2010 After getting saved by Orihime in his fight against Ulquiorra, Ichigo realises that he needs to up his game if he is to have any chance of defeating the number four Espada. With Ichigo distracted Loly and Menoly take the opportunity to finish Orihime off but things take an unexpected turn when Yammy decides to intervene.
S14 E04May 4, 2010
Ichigo and Uryū, Bonded Back to Back May 4, 2010 Ichigo is unable to release his full power in his battle with Ulquiorra for fear of injuring Orihime. However, once Ishida returns from his battle with Yammy in order to protect Orihime, Ichigo finally goes all out. Unfortunately for him so does Ulquiorra. Meanwhile, things are beginning to look desperate for Rukia in her fight against Rudobone and his seemingly endless army of soldiers. It is then up to Chad and Renji to step in and save her.
S14 E05May 11, 2010
Beginning of Despair... Ichigo, the Unreachable Blade May 11, 2010 Ichigo tries to fend off Ulquiorra's attacks with mixed results. However he declares he will never give up even if the arrancar is stronger than he is. Ulquiorra responds by transforming into a second release, Resurrección Segunda Etapa, that he claims Aizen and his fellow Espada do not know about. Ichigo attempts to defend himself and get in an attack, but Ulquiorra is too fast and powerful for him. Eventually, when Orihime and Ishida reach the surface, they discover that Ichigo has already been weakened and captured by Ulquiorra. The Espada tells Orihime to watch how he will extinguish her last hope by killing Ichigo. With that, he punches a hole through Ichigo's chest by using his cero.
S14 E06May 18, 2010
Ichigo Dies! Orihime, the Cry of Sorrow! May 18, 2010 With Ichigo apparently dead from Ulquiorra's last attack, Ishida steps up to continue the fight in his place. Unfortunately things do not go any better for the young Quincy than they did for Ichigo. However, Ichigo is so desperate to save his friends that even death is no obstacle and he risks transforming into a dangerous but powerful new form in order to defeat Ulquiorra.
S14 E07May 25, 2010
Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Conclusion! May 25, 2010 Rukia, Renji and Chad continue their fight against Rudobone. However, no sooner do they finish him off than a very angry Yammy appears. Meanwhile, Ichigo's fight against Ulquiorra finally comes to an end, albeit one that none of them expected.
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S15 E01Apr 12, 2011
Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc! Unusual Incident in Seireitei?! Apr 12, 2011 After Aizen's defeat, the shinigami are adjusting back to peaceful times. After cleansing and restoring the barriers where Karakura Town was temporarily swapped with Soul Society, Matsumoto and Nanao enter the Precipice World to return home, but are confronted by something along the way. Hitsugaya and Shunsui lose contact with their lieutenants, who have not returned. Meanwhile, Ichigo and Rukia go off to handle hollows, and Kon goes off to investigate a spiritual disturbance and finds a green-haired girl covered in rags. Hitsugaya and Shunsui report to Yamamoto regarding their lieutenants' disappearances, but Matsumoto and Nanao return at the same time. Both of them do not recall being away that long and just came back directly. The shinigami realize time in the Precipice World is out of sync with Soul Society, with Yamamoto ordering Kurotsuchi Mayuri to conduct a survey of the area with Kenpachi's team as security escort. Ichigo returns home and is furious with Kon, who has brought back the green-haired girl. Rukia is unable to detect the presence of the girl, who has no spirit energy nor a human's signature. While the survey in ongoing, Mayuri and Kenpachi's team are confronted by an intense light emerging from the walls of the Precipice World. Rukia is ordered to return to Soul Society along with Ichigo. They discuss with Urahara who advises Ichigo not to go to Soul Society in his present condition and mentions that Yoriuchi travelled there but has not returned. Ichigo goes anyway with Rukia through the Precipice World but are chased by the Kototsu. To save themselves, Ichigo goes bankai and carries Rukia all the way to Soul Society but due to the gradual loss of his powers, he drops out of bankai and falls to the ground. Ichigo encounters Hitsugaya and then Byakuya with both attacking him. Byakuya places Ichigo under confinement. Somewhere in Soul Society, a man walks through a lab filled with piles of gigai and addresses what seems to be Kira Izuru and Nanao.
S15 E02Apr 19, 2011
Battle With Comrades! Renji vs. Rukia?! Apr 19, 2011 While Kon tries to keep the green-haired girl, whose name is Nozomi Kujo, a secret from Ichigo's family, Ichigo himself is placed under confinement in Seireitei. Rukia sneaks into jail and frees him. Jūshirō and Shunsui discuss Ichigo's arrest, as his substitute badge was found by Byakuya Kuchiki inside the Precipice World, leading the rest to believe Ichigo is responsible for the disappearances. However Jūshirō and Shunsui believe there's more to it. Rukia explains to Ichigo there is a time gap between the living world and Soul Society. Before she can explain more, Renji and Ikkaku confront them. Although Ichigo and Rukia try to convince them they are innocent, the two Soul Reapers attack them. While fighting them, Ichigo and Rukia realize that Renji and Ikkaku are somehow not themselves and exhibit ruthless behaviors. Yoriuchi arrives and seals Renji and Ikkaku's movements before escaping with Ichigo and Rukia. In her hideout, Yoriuchi explains to them that the Soul Reapers are being replaced secretly by Reigai, which houses the spiritual essence of Soul Reapers functioning like a gigai. The reigai contains near-perfect copies of memories, personalities and behaviors of the Soul Reapers. As reigai is used to test out the soul candies, it seems that someone in the 12th Division and the Department of Technology and Research is involved. Yoriuchi has no idea how many impostors are there hiding among the Gotei 13. Ichigo and Rukia sneak into the lab and discover Nozomi is a fugitive from Soul Society. The mysterious scientist along with the fake Kira and Nanao arrive in the living world to apprehend Nozomi, who evades capture. Kon follows her and both are eventually cornered by the scientist's group. However, Uryū Ishida arrives to help Kon and Nozomi.
S15 E03Apr 26, 2011
Ichigo's Capture Net! Apr 26, 2011 Uryū Ishida shows up and confronts the mysterious scientist while Kon is unable to respond. Nozomi is left unconscious, captured by Kira and Nanao. Ishida is defeated by the scientist and his zanpakuto, Raiku. Ichigo, Rukia, and Yoruichi are trying to form a plan to escape Soul Society since they assume the Reigai blocked the Senkaimon. Yoruichi sacrifices herself and fights the captains and lieutenants to let Rukia and Ichigo escape. Orihime and Chad show up to save Ishida and Chad is also defeated when he is trying to give Orihime time to heal Ishida. Ichigo and Rukia arrive and Ichigo proceeds with fighting the scientist. He reveals his name is Kageroza Inaba, and easily deals with Ichigo in his weakening state. Just as he is about to kill Ichigo and Rukia, Renji appears and attacks Inaba with his zanpakuto. The other captains and lieutenants involved in the incident arrive to face Inaba, and Hitsugaya retrieves Nozomi after dealing a blow to fake Kira. The scientist then admits that he is behind the Reigai incident, and then claims once he has Nozomi, he will be able to conquer Soul Society and the World of the Living. Inaba escapes to Soul Society and meets with the Reigai. He deems them the Invading Army, and tasks them with retrieving Nozomi and eliminating the originals.
S15 E04May 3, 2011
Gotei 13, Gathering in the Real World! May 3, 2011 At the Urahara Shop, Ichigo, Uryū, Sado are sitting at a table silently, as Orihime assesses the condition of Nozomi Kujō. She stirs in her sleep, much to Orihime's surprise, as Uryū informs her of her whereabouts. He reassures her, stating that they are in a safe location. As Nozomi attempts to get up, Orihime tells her not to over-exert herself, as Kon appears, asking if she is alright.
S15 E05May 10, 2011
Showdown of Mutual Self, Ikkaku vs. Ikkaku! May 10, 2011 Shunsui Kyōraku meets up with fellow captain Jūshirō Ukitake, whereupon they discuss in private how the incident seems too planned out to be believable. Ukitake asks him what they should do next, to which he suggests that they go through the events from the start. He recalls Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto informing the other captains during a meeting of the return of Kenpachi Zaraki and Mayuri Kurotsuchi.
S15 E06May 17, 2011
Clash! Rukia vs. Rukia! May 17, 2011 In Karakura Town, Nozomi Kujō wanders listlessly around the town, with Kon in close pursuit. He asks her where she is going, to which she states that she doesn't know. He berates her for walking around without knowing where to go, to which she throws a rock at Kon, pummeling him into a nearby tree. He shouts at her avidly, prompting Nozomi to say that she has a place to go to, but doesn't know the exact location.
S15 E07May 24, 2011
Protect Ichigo! Nozomi's Determination May 24, 2011 Ichigo Kurosaki, Yasutora Sado and Orihime Inoue run throughout Karakura Town. Orihime confirms that she sensed the reiatsu of Rukia Kuchiki, as Ichigo heads out to assist them. However, she tells him to search for Nozomi Kujo, stating that she will go to the river. Ichigo agrees to this, prompting Sado to volunteer to stay by her side, as they split up. Meanwhile, Kon is still leading Nozomi to the mountain shrine, as she asks how long the journey will take.
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S16 E01Oct 11, 2011
3rd Year High School Student! Dressed up, and a New Chapter Begins! Oct 11, 2011 Seventeen months after the defeat of Sōsuke Aizen, Ichigo Kurosaki has been living in peace as a third year high-school student. On the way home from school, Ichigo incapacitates a thief and returns the stolen bag to its owner. The next day, the thief and his gang seek out Ichigo at his school and are confronted by Uryū Ishida. Elsewhere, the owner of the stolen bag meets with his friends revealing he has found Ichigo.
S16 E02Oct 18, 2011
A Dispute in School?! Ichigo and Uryuu, Fight Together! Oct 18, 2011 Ichigo and Uryū dispatch the gang with ease but are interrupted when Ichigo's part-time job boss kidnaps and forces him to work. Their client, the owner of the stolen bag, requests an investigation on Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo's father. Ichigo declines but is intrigued when the owner reveals his younger sister, Karin Kurosaki, had been visiting Kisuke Urahara. The owner introduces himself as Kugo Ginjo and gives Ichigo a Xcution business card. Uryū, passing by Ichigo's house, pursues a strange man and is critically injured as a result.
S16 E03Oct 25, 2011
Uryuu is Attacked, A Threat Draws Near the Friends! Oct 25, 2011 While walking at night, Ichigo decides to forgo his past and throws his Substitute Soul Reaper Badge into the river. Later, he hears from Orihime Inoue that Uryū is in the hospital. At the hospital, Ryūken Ishida sends Ichigo home and reveals to Orihime the assailant was a human with powers and cautions her to be careful. The next day, Ichigo's friends, Keigo Asano and Mizuiro Kojima, are attacked by the thief whom Ichigo had stopped prior. Ichigo saves them and meets Ishida's assailant who flees when Ryūken arrives. Ichigo realizes he is being excluded from information due to his lack of powers, and decides to contact Xcution.
S16 E04Nov 1, 2011
The Fullbring User - Kugo Ginjo Nov 1, 2011 After contacting Ginjo, Ichigo is lead to the Xcution headquarters and learns its members posses the ability dubbed as Fullbring which allows them to manipulate the souls of inanimate objects. The cause of the power are residual reiatsu left by Hollows who attacked their pregnant mothers. Yasutora Sado, who had been missing, appears at the headquarters shocking Ichigo. Ginjo reveals Xcution plans to restore Ichigo's Soul Reaper powers in order to rid themselves of their Fullbring abilities. Ichigo declines stating he is only seeking information his family and friends are hiding from him.
S16 E05Nov 8, 2011
A Creeping Danger in the Kurosaki Family?! Ichigo's Confusion! Nov 8, 2011 Ishida's assailant stabs an incomplete hollow and asks for its cooperation. Ichigo returns home and resumes his life. Chad attempts to convince Ichigo to accept Xcution's offer stating that Ichigo himself wants the power to protect his loved ones. While walking through town, Ichigo sees Ishida's assailant and pursues him but runs into his sister, Yuzu Kurosaki, on the way. The hollow attacks her Ichigo and are saved when Ginjo dispatches it. As a result, Ichigo returns to Xcution and accepts their offer and Ginjo returns Ichigo's Substitute Soul Reaper Badge.
S16 E06Nov 15, 2011
Power of the Substitute Badge, Ichigo's 'Pride'! Nov 15, 2011 Ichigo begins training to regain his Soul Reaper powers at the Xcution's hideout. His first training is to fight and win against Mr. Pork, an opponent created by Riruka's Fullbring power "Dollhouse".
S16 E07Nov 22, 2011
Next Target, The Devil's Hand Aims at Orihime! Nov 22, 2011 On her way home from school, Orihime is suddenly stopped and asked to die by a man named Shishigawara. Confused at first, Orihime quickly realizes that Shishigawara may be related to Uryu’s attacker, and prepares to fight.
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S18 E03Jun 17, 2012
Bleach 258 Jun 17, 2012 Renji and Zabimaru (Monkey and Snake) come to the World of the Living to go after a Sword Beast. However, Snake is too distracted by his surroundings, and as a result lets the Sword Beast escape. After being scolded by Renji and Monkey, a frustrated Snake decides he wants to be his own man and runs off.
S18 E04Jun 24, 2012
Bleach 259 Jun 24, 2012 Isane and Hanataro are troubled by the recent reports of someone stealing food from the Squad Four barracks. Evidence shows that the thief is hiding in an underground waterway, and so a team comprised of Hanataro, Nanao, Ikkaku, and Hozukimaru is sent down for investigation.
S18 E05Jul 1, 2012
Bleach 260 Jul 1, 2012 Following Muramasa's defeat, most of the Zanpakuto have reconciled and returned to their masters, except for Kazeshini, who is still out to kill his former master Shuhei Hisagi. When Kazeshini goes into the Rukon District in the hopes of finding Shuhei, he instead comes across an infant who just lost his father to a Sword Beast. To Kazeshini's annoyance, the infant has taken a liking to the rogue Zanpakuto and now refuses to leave his side.
S18 E06Jul 8, 2012
Bleach 261 Jul 8, 2012 Karakura Town has been experiencing a string of assaults, and the victims have all been reported to be high school girls carrying a pink bear charm. Meanwhile, a new girl transfers into Orihime's class and introduces herself as Kyoko Haida. When Orihime accidentally exposes her powers before Kyoko, the new girl takes an interest in her, claiming she is worthy to become her friend.
S18 E07Jul 15, 2012
Bleach 262 Jul 15, 2012 During a mission to hunt down the Sword Beasts, Haineko comes across a wounded Sword Beast called Narunosuke and, to her surprise, falls in love with the handsome enemy before her. Believing that Narunosuke is different from other Sword Beasts, Haineko goes against her orders and decides to look after him.
S18 E08Jul 22, 2012
Bleach 263 Jul 22, 2012 Renji's Zanpakuto Zabimaru, consisting of Monkey and Snake, are irritated over the fact that Byakuya's Senbonzakura is taking all the credit for their work. Later, a small accident leads to the three Zanpakuto becoming trapped inside the Department of Research and Development's facility. As they try to find a means to escape, the two Zabimarus find Senbonzakura to be more troublesome than either of them had anticipated.