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Bleach DS 4th: Flame Bringer (BLEACH DS 4th:フレイム・ブリンガ, Burīchi DS 4th: fureimu buringa) is an Action game, developed and published by SEGA. It was released in Japan on August 6 2009 for Nintendo DS. The opening theme song for Flame Bringer is Shōjo S by Scandal.

Story Mode[]

In a strange temple in the Human World, Rukia Kuchiki finds a mysterious, glowing Zanpakutō named Higanbana, which possesses her as soon as she touches it. Upon tracking her down, Ichigo is forced to fight Rukia as Higanbana corrupts Rukia's Shikai, Sode no Shirayuki, and continues to control her, but eventually wins at the cost of nearly killing her, only for Higanbana to begin corrupting his own Shikai, Zangetsu. However, Kisuke Urahara arrives and manages to save Ichigo, though Zangetsu is left badly damaged and Ichigo himself is inconsolable about Rukia's state.

The next day, 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai arrives to arrest Ichigo for Rukia's murder. During this time, the Gotei 13 is not informed of the existence of Higanbana, but the captains still notice something is awry and begin their own investigations. Eventually, Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryū Ishida infiltrate the Seireitei to battle the captains and rescue Ichigo, where another Shinigami being controlled by Higanbana attacks Renji while several other Shinigami are possessed as well.

After Yoruichi Shihōin defeats 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki and retrieves Ichigo, the captains plot to bait him back into Soul Society by taking Orihime hostage so that he will fight a captain and be exhausted enough by the process to lure out Higanbana, which they can then destroy. Ichigo first battles 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki, only for a possessed Shinigami to appear after his victory rather than Higanbana itself; however, once he battles Byakuya, a Shinigami bearing Hibangana appears before them, forcing Ichigo and Byakuya to battle it together. Upon defeat, Higanbana returns to the Human World, Soul Society returns to normal, and Rukia fully recovers from her injuries.

With Higanbana reappearing in Karakura Town and letting out a huge surge of energy to draw Hollows to itself, Ichigo reunites with Rukia and confronts Higanbana alongside the captains, where it activates its own Bankai despite its owner having died long ago and battles Ichigo alone. Though more powerful than ever and possessing different forms to menace Ichigo with, Higanbana loses the regenerative capabilities that had let it survive earlier battles in its Bankai, allowing Ichigo to finally destroy it and save both worlds.


  • B: Jump
  • Y: Attack
  • X: Shikai
  • Up+X: Bankai (then Down+X for Ichigo's Hollow form)

Playable Characters[]

The playable characters are:

These characters appear in the game as either assists or bosses:

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