Unable to bear seeing his friends get attacked, Ichigo decides to call on Ginjo for some answers.
Ichigo and Chad rush to find Orihime, who they believe may be in danger.
Nine years have passed since Kisuke Urahara was appointed captain of Squad Twelve. Bizarre deaths start to occur in the Rukon District where people disappear, leaving only their clothes behind.
Uryu begins his own investigation to track down the enemy who attacked him.
Under the orders of Head Captain Yamamoto, the 13 Court Guard Squad Soul Reapers share their Spirit Energy to restore Ichigo’s lost powers.
Ichigo and Ginjo settle the score once and for all.
Ikkaku and Yumichika are sent after a Hollow that ran away to the World of the Living. They have no prearranged lodging, so they decide to stay at the Asano family house.
Ichigo’s and Renji’s victories against their own Zanpakuto has proven that a Soul Reaper can reclaim his Zanpakuto by defeating it in battle.
Hitsugaya and the others investigate the Senzaikyu, which was destroyed by Jin Kariya and his group. Meanwhile, Rukia, who was injured in a fight with Yoshi, is transferred and treated in the Kuchiki house.
Below the Fifth Tower, Sado and Renji battle it out with a giant Hollow. But then, the sandman Batticaloa arrives to the scene. Batticaloa’s body is made of sand, so Sado and Renji have a hard time inflicting any damage on him.
Chad, Ichigo's friend and classmate, brings a cursed bird to school that is really the soul of a young boy who lived a tragic life.
Aizen and Gin close in on Tatsuki, when Don Kanonji comes to the rescue. A still-injured Rangiku also arrives to confront Gin. Meanwhile, Ichigo battles Tensa Zangetsu and Hollow Ichigo, who have now merged into one being.
On her way home from school, Orihime is suddenly stopped and asked to die by a man named Shishigawara.
Uryu and Renji continue fighting their clones. But no matter how many times they beat them, the clones turn back into liquid, multiply, and revive.
Byakuya visits Rukia, who is unconscious after being injured in the battle against Aaroniero Arruruerie. Zommari Rureaux, Espada Number 7, happens to be there, attempting to finish her off.