Ichigo VS Ulquiorra, Restart!
Kanji 一護VSウルキオラ、再開!
Romanji Ichigo VS Urukiora, saikai!
Episode Number 266
Manga Chapters Recap of Chapter 313 to Chapter 339
Arc The Fake Karakura Town arc Part 2
Previous Episode Evolution?! The Menace of the Final Sword Fiend
Next Episode Connected Hearts! The Left Fist Prepared for Death!
Japanese April 13, 2010
English August 12, 2012
Theme Music
Opening ChAngE
Ending Stay Beautiful
Episode 266 Screenshots

Ichigo VS Ulquiorra, Restart! is the two hundred and sixty-sixth episode of the Bleach anime.

Prior events are recalled.


203Ulquiorra returns

Ulquiorra arrives to protect Las Noches.

Sōsuke Aizen, Kaname Tōsen, and Gin Ichimaru prepare to leave for the Human World, along with the top three Espada and their Fracción, to destroy Karakura Town and create the Ōken, Aizen telling Orihime Inoue to wait there until they finish destroying Karakura Town. Before they depart, Ulquiorra Cifer breaks free from the Caja de Negacion to protect Las Noches in Aizen's absence.


The Gotei 13 arrive in the fake Karakura Town.

Upon arriving, they find Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto and the remaining captains standing guard in a Fake Karakura Town. Aizen, aware it is a fake, states he will simply defeat them here and create the Ōken in Soul Society. Summoning his remaining forces to the field to battle the Gotei 13, he is caught by Yamamoto's Jōkaku Enjō. As the Captain-Commander gives the order, the battle begins.

Later, during the battle between Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto and Tier Harribel's Fracción, the former is saved by the timely arrival of Lieutenant Momo Hinamori. Soon after, Harribel's Fracción use Quimera Parca to summon the behemoth Ayon, who begins overwhelming the lieutenants. Defeating the beast, Yamamoto incapacitates Franceska Mila Rose, Cyan Sung-Sun, and Emilou Apacci.

Later, Harribel, stirred by the defeat of her comrades, gets serious in her fight with Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya while Captain Shunsui Kyōraku faces off against Coyote Starrk, who reveals himself as the Primera Espada. As Captain Suì-Fēng and Lieutenant Marechiyo Ōmaeda prepare to face off against Baraggan Louisenbairn, all three Espada begin to exert their Reiatsu, sending shockwaves across the battlefield.


Ichigo and Ulquiorra begin to fight

Meanwhile, Ulquiorra, speaking to Orihime, asks her if she is afraid. Recalling the events leading up to this point, she states she is not afraid, for her heart is with her friends. Questioning her statement, Ulquiorra is interrupted by Ichigo Kurosaki smashing through the floor to arrive where Ulquiorra and Orihime are. As he tells Ulquiorra to step away from Orihime, Ulquiorra unsheathes his sword, much to Ichigo's surprise, and they begin clash while Orihime looks on.


Radio Kon features the host's accomplishments in the different Omake segments:

In the Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book Kon was seen off by Orihime, Rukia Kuchiki, and Rangiku Matsumoto.

In the Quincy Encyclopedia, he got Isshin Kurosaki and Ryūken Ishida to bow down to him.

In the Arrancar Encyclopedia he defeated Aizen, Gin, and Tōsen.

As he says we can expect more great things from him, a tag on the screen tells the audience everything Kon said was a lie.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Powers and Techniques Used

Kidō used:

Hollow techniques:

  • Bala (虚弾, Hollow Bullet)
  • Cero (虚閃, Hollow Flash)

Techniques used

Zanpakutō released:



Resurrección used:

  • Cierva (碧鹿闘女, Blue Deer Battle Girl)
  • Leona (金獅子将, Gold Lion General)
  • Anaconda (白蛇姫, White Snake Princess)

Other powers:


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