Kensei Muguruma's and Mashiro Kuna's Spiritual Pressure disappears. The Seireitei deems this a dire situation. Kisuke Urahara, who sent Hiyori to Squad Nine, volunteers to go to the scene of their disappearance, as he is worried that she has yet to return. But the Head Captain doesn't allow him to go and instead sends the captains of Squad Three, Five, and Seven: Rojuro Ohtoribashi, Shinji Hirako, and Love Aikawa, respectively. In addition, Kido Corps lieutenant Hachigen Ushoda and the captain of Squad Eight, Lisa Yadomaru, get involved. Shinji and the others rush to the scene. When they arrive, a terrible situation is awaiting them.