Ikkaku Falls! The Shinigami's Crisis
Kanji 一角倒れる!死神の危機
Romanji Ikkaku taoreru! Shinigami no kiki
Episode Number 220
Manga Chapters Chapter 326 (from page 4), Chapter 327, Chapter 328 (to page 17)
Arc The Fake Karakura Town arc
Previous Episode Hisagi's Shikai! The Name is...
Next Episode The Full Showdown! Shinigami vs. Espada
Japanese May 19, 2009
English September 4, 2011
Theme Music
Opening Shōjo S
Ending Kimi wo Mamotte, Kimi wo Aishite
Episode 220 Screenshots

Ikkaku Falls! The Shinigami's Crisis is the two hundred and twentieth episode of the Bleach anime.

3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame loses his fight against Choe Neng Poww, forcing Captain Sajin Komamura to take over his battle.


219Poww defeats

Ikkaku defeated by Poww.

Following Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi's victory over Findorr Calius , the fourth pillar, which was guarded by Ikkaku, is destroyed after Ikkaku loses to Poww, who destroys the pillar. Trying to rush over to Ikkaku, 5th Seat Yumichika Ayasegawa, stopped by Hisagi, is knocked unconscious by Lieutenant Izuru Kira. As part of the Real Karakura Town begins to appear, Ikkaku, getting up, tries to fight. When Poww demands Ikkaku show him the power he is hiding, Ikkaku refuses to do so.

220Poww's Resurreccion, Calderon

Poww's Resurrección.

Before Ikkaku is finished off, Lieutenant Tetsuzaemon Iba and Captain Komamura of the Seventh Division show up to help him. As Iba throws down small metal poles to stop the reversion of the real Karakura Town, Poww, punching Komamura, activates his Resurrección. After Poww grows much larger, Iba, grabbing Ikkaku, runs off. When Poww tries to smash the two of them with his fist, Komamura, stopping it, flips Poww onto his back, telling Iba to never retreat. As Poww starts to charge a Cero, Komamura, activating his Bankai, blocks it. As Poww fires another Cero, Komamura, blocking, forces it to explode in his mouth. Falling to his knees, Poww is finished off by Komamura's Bankai. As Komamura sheathes his sword, his Bankai fades away.

221Baraggan crushes

Baraggan Louisenbairn crushes his armrest.

As Iba tells Ikkaku Komamura's Bankai and Ikkaku's are as different as night and day, Ikkaku is surprised he knows about his Bankai. Saying he knows, but will not tell his captain, Iba, chastising Ikkaku, tells him the mission comes before his personal ideals, so he cannot hide his strength at the cost of the mission. Appearing behind them, Komamura, telling them to calm down, states he is a little hard of hearing today. Elsewhere, Baraggan Louisenbairn, clenching his chair in anger, calls his fallen Fracción useless fools, breaking the skull at the end of his armrest.

Arrancar Encyclopedia

The segment covers Baraggan's Fracción. Showing the Resurrección of the four recently deceased Fracción: Charlotte Chuhlhourne, Abirama Redder, Findorr, and Poww, Gin crosses them out. When the two last members of Baraggan's Fracción, Ggio Vega and Nirgge Parduoc, barge in, saying it is now their turn to fight, Gin Ichimaru asks them to try not to die.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Shūhei Hisagi
  2. Izuru Kira
  3. Yumichika Ayasegawa
  4. Ikkaku Madarame
  5. Choe Neng Poww
  6. Sajin Komamura
  7. Tetsuzaemon Iba
  8. Marechiyo Ōmaeda
  9. Suì-Fēng
  10. Rangiku Matsumoto
  11. Tōshirō Hitsugaya
  12. Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto (flashback)
  13. Retsu Unohana (flashback)
  14. Byakuya Kuchiki (flashback)
  15. Shunsui Kyōraku (flashback)
  16. Kenpachi Zaraki (flashback)
  17. Mayuri Kurotsuchi (flashback)
  18. Jūshirō Ukitake (flashback)
  19. Baraggan Louisenbairn


Powers and Techniques Used

Techniques used

Hollow techniques

  • Cero (虚閃 (セロ), Spanish for "Zero"; Japanese for "Hollow Flash")

Zanpakutō released



Resurrección used

  • Calderón (巨腕鯨 (カルデロン), Spanish for "Pilot Whale"; Japanese for "Giant Whale's Arms")


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