Sosuke Aizen suddenly appears in front of Shinji Hirako and the others. He draws his sword on Shinji, who is agonized by his Hollow transformation and cannot move his body at will. But just before he strikes, Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi show up, having followed Shinji's group because they were worried about Hiyori. The sight of a masked Shinji and company does not unnerve Kisuke. It seems Kisuke has already figured out the perpetrator in the case of the disappearing souls, as well as the perpetrator's objective. Sosuke listens to Kisuke, and his meek facial expression completely changes. Then, Tessai attacks Sosuke. . .