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Mayuri's Bankai! Sawatari・Clash of the Demon
Kanji マユリ卍解!!沢渡・悪魔の激突
Romanji Mayuri Bankai!! Sawatari・Akuma no gekitotsu
Episode Number 101
Manga Chapters None
Arc Bount Assault on Soul Society arc
Previous Episode Suì-Fēng Dies? The Last of the Special Forces
Next Episode The Last Quincy! The Exploding Power
Japanese November 1, 2006
English February 14, 2009
Theme Music
Opening Rolling Star
Ending Baby It's You
Episode 101 Screenshots

Mayuri's Bankai! Sawatari・Clash of the Demon is the one hundred and first episode of the Bleach anime.

12th Division Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi battles the Bount Sawatari across the Seireitei.



Sawatari has his Doll, Baura, fully emerge from the ground to confront Mayuri Kurotsuchi.

With 12th Division Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi having confronted him on a street in the Seireitei, Sawatari taps his cane against his Doll, Baura, who shifts the majority of his body out of the ground, to Mayuri's intrigue, and asks Sawatari if Mayuri is the next opponent. Confirming this, Sawatari warns Baura that Mayuri is not like the weaklings he has been fighting up until this point due to his status as a captain of the Gotei 13, which leaves Baura anticipating the fun he will have.


Mayuri reveals the source of Sawatari's power.

After inquiring if this is the Doll Sawatari uses, Mayuri chuckles and clarifies he was just thinking that the Bount really are very interesting before wondering if Sawatari knows what the source of his power is. With Sawatari remaining silent, Mayuri explains that his power comes from Soul Society's ancient technology, which was deemed dangerous and sealed away after a single accident, and laments that even he does not have any complete data about it.


Mayuri promises to make Sawatari regret this.

Because of this, a grinning Mayuri offers to let Sawatari and Baura become his test subjects, to their confusion, and details how he became interested enough in the Bount to want to perform his own research on them after examining various data. Though Mayuri promises to make it as painless as possible and forget that the Bount tricked him into restoring Uryū Ishida's power, Sawatari bluntly refuses due to the Bount's goal being the destruction of the Seireitei and his orders being to remove those in their way before having Baura raise his back protrusions to shield him, leaving Mayuri to exert his violet Reiatsu while declaring that he will make Sawatari regret this.


Mayuri releases his Shikai, Ashisogi Jizō.

Despite being impressed by Mayuri's Reiatsu, Baura dives into the ground with Sawatari and asserts that it does not matter how strong his Reiatsu is while Mayuri looks down and recalls the reports he received on the ability of Baura to appear from large surfaces like the ground or walls, which he likens to a mole. As he concludes that it is useless to try this on him here compared to the Human World, Mayuri releases his Shikai, Ashisogi Jizō, and moves to the roof of the adjoining wall in order to survey the area in front of him, where he encourages Baura to attack, only for the latter to emerge from the air behind Mayuri and rush forward.


Baura slams his tail into Mayuri after withstanding his attack.

Leaping back into a pavilion to evade Baura, who crashes into the rooftop and bounces off, Mayuri is shocked to see him disappearing in midair and jumps high into the air upon seeing the ground rippling beneath his feet. With Mayuri expressing disbelief at having never heard of this ability before, Baura emerges from the ground and flies toward him, prompting Mayuri to tell Baura to not underestimate him and slash at his scales after narrowly evading the latter's maw, only for Ashisogi Jizō to be deflected without damaging Baura, who slams his tail into a stunned Mayuri, sending him crashing into a wall below and cratering it with the force of his impact.


Mayuri loses his left arm while evading Baura.

Upon seeing Baura flying toward him once more with his mouth open, Mayuri narrowly evades him as he consumes the portion of the wall behind where Mayuri was standing, but loses his left arm in the process, leaving him bleeding heavily while Baura resurfaces in front of him. Sawatari emerges from the back of Baura and reveals that the Bount have gotten stronger by absorbing large quantities of high-quality Reishi since coming to Soul Society, meaning that the sky filled with Reishi is in the domain of Baura now in addition to the ground. As Baura claims that there is nowhere for Mayuri to run, Sawatari expresses disappointment at this being all a captain can do.


Mayuri regrows his arm with a Hojiku-Zai.

Elsewhere, Uryū runs down a street and senses the elevation of a captain's Reiatsu, which he takes to mean someone fought a Bount. Recalling the temporary fight between Shinigami from earlier that was also the work of the Bount, Uryū hears a clash in the distance and curses prior to using his Quincy Bangle to form his Quincy uniform and Heilig Bogen, Kojaku, which he asks to hold up as he continues running. Back in the pavilion, Mayuri berates Baura for doing this to him and withdraws a Hojiku-Zai from his haori that he injects into the stump of his left arm, causing it to rapidly regenerate and regrow in a glow of violet Reiatsu.


Mayuri uses Shunpo to repeatedly evade Baura.

When an amused Sawatari comments on his interesting body, Mayuri counters that he is just an experimental subject and pulls the kusarigama out of his left ear before promising to make Sawatari shut up right now as he throws the kusarigama at him, which prompts a startled Sawatari to have Baura shield him from this with his back protrusions. With Baura lunging toward him again, Mayuri pulls back the kusarigama and leaps away, leaving Baura to crash into the area behind him, before proceeding to evade Baura multiple times with Shunpo across the pavilion as he refuses to fall for the same trick twice and regrets not bringing his lieutenant, Nemu Kurotsuchi.


Mayuri creates a huge cloud of dust to track Baura.

Lamenting how he could have used Nemu as a decoy for this, Mayuri notices the craters left in the ground by the diving of Baura and deduces that though he hides himself in an alternate dimension when he is moving, Baura always shows himself and engulfs everything around him when he attacks, leading a grinning Mayuri to devise a plan and jump forward. After moving to another pavilion, Mayuri decides this should suffice and tosses several small bombs on the ground that he detonates, creating large explosions and a huge cloud of dust. Upon seeing a portion of the dust vanishing from the air, Mayuri proclaims he has found Sawatari and tosses his kusarigama forward.


Mayuri stabs Sawatari with Ashisogi Jizō through Baura.

With the kusarigama embedding itself in Baura, who groans in pain, Mayuri begins pulling him forward by the attached tendril and explains that Baura has to swallow everything in his way when he emerges from the alternate dimension, meaning that his movements can be sensed with enough obstacles floating in the air. As Sawatari stares in shock at this, Mayuri leaps forward and thrusts Ashisogi Jizō into Baura and Sawatari, which leads him to claim that it is over when he draws blood. Suddenly, Baura begins thrashing around and throws Mayuri into a wall, where he admits that this was pretty good while Baura falls to the ground and remains still.


Sawatari absorbs Reishi from the structures to heal his wounds.

Upon seeing Sawatari's bleeding right arm, Mayuri notes the wound was too shallow, and as Sawatari curses him, Mayuri states it will be easy to finish him off after coming this far, though he realizes he will have to keep Sawatari somewhat alive as an experimental subject. However, Sawatari laughs and reminds Mayuri the Bount are invincible in Soul Society because it is filled with Reishi prior to absorbing Reishi from the surrounding structures to heal his wound, which a surprised Mayuri compares to the complete control over Reishi that Uryū displayed when he used the Quincy: Letzt Stil as Sawatari asserts it does not matter how many times Mayuri wounds him.


Mayuri kicks a paralyzed Sawatari off of Baura.

Though Sawatari concludes that Mayuri will eventually run out of Reiryoku and be left lying face-down here, he is astonished to find that he can no longer move his right arm, prompting Mayuri to move to him with Shunpo and kick him off of Baura to the ground below, where he stomps on Sawatari's arm, causing him to scream in pain, and callously questions who will be left lying face-down. Stabbing Sawatari with Ashisogi Jizō once more, Mayuri details its power to paralyze the limbs of whoever it cuts and clarifies that it only cuts off signals from the brain to move the limbs, meaning that all pain is still felt, while twisting the blade in Sawatari's shoulder.


Baura unleashes everything he has consumed onto Mayuri.

When Baura begins to move toward them in concern, Mayuri orders him to stay still, which Baura acknowledges, and observes that the power of Ashisogi Jizō is useful against Bount since they cannot overcome it by absorbing Reishi. With Mayuri deciding to continue looking into this discovery at the Shinigami Research and Development Institute, Sawatari calls out to Baura, and despite Mayuri claiming that it is pointless to do anything, Sawatari has Baura unleash everything he has recently consumed, engulfing a startled Mayuri in a tidal wave of dirt and debris that completely envelops and obscures the pavilion, which forces Mayuri to move to the roof.


Baura carries Sawatari through the alternate dimension.

As the dust clears in the pavilion, Mayuri sees that Sawatari and Baura have vanished, but is not concerned since the power of Ashisogi Jizō will not wear off no matter how far away he is from them and maliciously proclaims that Sawatari cannot get away. Within the alternate dimension, Sawatari sits on the back of Baura and assures the latter that his wounds will soon be healed by the large amount of Reishi that he just absorbed. Despite the wound on his shoulder healing and his ruffled suit being restored to pristine condition, Sawatari finds that his arm is still paralyzed. Refusing to disappear here and cursing Mayuri, Sawatari orders Baura to counterattack.


Sawatari discovers that Mayuri has already found him.

With Baura surfacing in the pavilion leading up to Senzaikyū, Sawatari wonders how long it will take Mayuri to arrive once he senses his Reiatsu, only for Mayuri to reveal that he is already here and cease his usage of Nisehada on the steps leading up to Senzaikyū while mocking Sawatari for being so slow. A shocked Sawatari admits that he did not think Mayuri could get here so fast, and as Mayuri praises his frightened expression as being worth letting him live instead of immediately finishing him off so Mayuri could get a good look at him, Sawatari questions how Mayuri found his location, which Mayuri decides to tell him since he is so insistent on it.


Mayuri reveals that he developed a Bount sensor of his own.

Recounting how he received a report on 10th Division Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto managing to track Sawatari in the Human World by using Bakudō #58. Kakushitsuijaku, Mayuri asserts that he can track Sawatari even if he hides in an alternate dimension as long as he has Sawatari's Reiatsu data and elaborates that Ichigo Kurosaki chasing the Bount with a Mod-Soul that can sense their Reiatsu led him to create a sensor for the same purpose, leaving Sawatari stunned while Mayuri details how the sensor does not function without proper data and that it can only track Sawatari due to his data being input from his battles here and in the Human World.


Baura fires Hadō #4. Byakurai at Mayuri.

When Sawatari realizes Mayuri has been targeting him from the beginning, Mayuri brings up the oddity of encountering him in a place as large as the Seireitei is and concludes Sawatari's Soul-aged body makes him a great experiment subject, angering Sawatari, before inviting the latter to return to his laboratory with him so Mayuri can learn more about the Bount. As he approaches Sawatari and Baura, Mayuri warns them it is pointless to run away since Sawatari's Reiatsu is completely recorded in his sensor, but a maniacally laughing Sawatari claims Mayuri is the one who is actually cornered here and has Baura unleash a Hadō #4. Byakurai from his mouth.


Mayuri evades the Kidō attacks from Baura.

As an astonished Mayuri narrowly evades the blast, which slams into the wall behind him, Sawatari declares that this is the absorbed Reiatsu of the Shinigami who attacked them before now and has Baura begin firing a mixture of Hadō #4. Byakurai, Hadō #31. Shakkahō, and Hadō #33. Sōkatsui at Mayuri in rapid succession, forcing Mayuri to move around the pavilion with Shunpo. Moving out of the way when Baura hurtles toward him directly, Mayuri looks up to see Baura carving through the side of the cliff behind him, causing a torrent of dirt and debris to pour down and resulting in Mayuri jumping into the air to dodge it.


Mayuri has a large chunk of his body consumed by Baura.

Upon seeing Baura hurtling toward him from behind, Mayuri admits that he never thought the former could move this fast, and when Baura bites down onto Mayuri's left arm, Mayuri stabs Ashisogi Jizō into his underbelly, which results in a groaning Baura crashing into the ground. Running down a nearby street, Ichigo hears the loud noise of Baura crashing as Ririn informs him that someone is fighting a Bount near Senzaikyū, prompting Ichigo to leap over the walls toward it. In the aftermath of the crash, Mayuri stands with his entire left arm and part of the left side of his torso consumed while an agonized Baura lies next to Sawatari across from him.


Mayuri activates his Bankai, Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō.

Noting that they are just trading blows, Sawatari winces in pain and refuses to allow Mayuri to heal himself with another Hojiku-Zai as he orders Baura to attack, though the latter struggles to move forward. In response, Mayuri admonishes Sawatari for getting so cocky despite being an experimental subject and activates his Bankai, Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō, which he explains to a stunned Sawatari will turn a deadly poison made from his blood into mist and scatter it, leaving nowhere to escape. With Sawatari picking up on his mention of poison, Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō unleashes a wave of poison mist, which leads Sawatari to order Baura to suck it in.


Sawatari channels his Reiryoku into Baura to counter the poison.

Sawatari glows with light teal Reiatsu and places his hand on the side of Baura, whom he begins channeling all of his Reiryoku into, causing the eyes of Baura to flash purple as he promises to absorb all of the poison. In response, Mayuri warns Sawatari to not get cocky and abandons his plans to keep the latter as an experimental subject while his own violet Reiatsu surges alongside that of Sawatari, who refuses to die here since he violated his tribe's law by absorbing tens of thousands of Human Souls and kept doing so in order to increase his own powers and become the leader of the Bount instead of Jin Kariya, even though it resulted in his body rapidly aging.


Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō attacks Baura with its blades.

After doubling in size from Sawatari's infusion of Reiryoku, Baura rushes into the air while continuing to absorb the poison and latches onto the face of Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō, which leads Sawatari to declare that he is the most worthy of leading the Bount and roar in anticipation. However, a smiling Mayuri wonders if this true and has Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō extend the Retractable Blades on its chest, causing them to stab into the underbelly of Baura and forcing him back from the face of Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō, who rushes forward at Mayuri's command and slams into the fallen Baura, resulting in a massive explosion of force that Uryū recognizes the source of.


Mayuri confronts a dying Sawatari, who begs for his life.

Elsewhere, Yoshi dispatches the last member of a group of Shinigami confronting her on a street and questions who is having such a flashy fight. Back in the pavilion, Sawatari struggles to crawl away near the walls of one of the buildings before being confronted by Mayuri, who reiterates that there is nowhere he can hide. Calling out desperately to Baura, who lies unresponsive on his side several meters away, Sawatari begins clutching his own throat with both hands, and as Mayuri observes that he will not be able to fulfill his goal of becoming the leader of the Bount, Sawatari offers to give him information on the tribe, only for Mayuri to call him pathetic.


Sawatari turns to dust and dies from Mayuri's poison.

Mayuri asserts he is no longer interested in Sawatari, who glows green and vomits dust prior to his body turning to ash and collapsing in a heap, leaving only his clothes behind. Seeing this, Mayuri deduces the poison had already spread through Sawatari's system and laments having wasted his time here. After sheathing his Zanpakutō, Mayuri notes he has used up all his Hojiku-Zai and walks away to return to the SRDI. Simultaneously, Yoshi faces off against another group of Shinigami, half of whom she has already defeated, inside an elevated pavilion lined with columns, where she demands to know if there is anyone worth fighting is around here.


Uryū Ishida confronts Yoshi.

However, as the Shinigami rush forward and Yoshi throws the sword of her Doll, Nieder, at them, it is prevented from striking the last Shinigami, who loses consciousness, by a Heilig Pfeil that knocks it out of the air. Startled by this, Yoshi sees Uryū standing on the other side of the pavilion with Kojaku raised and smirks at the prospect of facing the Quincy before assuming her own battle stance.

Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book[]


Rangiku Matsumoto realizes she forgot to contact the 3rd Division.

As 10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya and his lieutenant, Rangiku Matsumoto, run through the Seireitei, 3rd Division Lieutenant Izuru Kira runs up to them and inquires about where his division should be positioned now that the Bount have invaded the Seireitei. With Rangiku realizing that she forgot to contact Izuru, who is embarrassed by this, an annoyed Hitsugaya tells Izuru that the Third Division is to guard the White Road Gate, and as Izuru acknowledges this, Hitsugaya asks Rangiku if she forgot to contact any other divisions, which she denies while 11th Division 3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame and 5th Seat Yumichika Ayasegawa sit around bored.

Characters in Order of Appearance[]


Powers and Techniques Used[]

Zanpakutō Techniques:

Hohō Techniques:

Kidō Techniques:

Quincy Techniques:

  • Quincy: Letzt Stil (滅却師最終形態 (クインシー・レツトシュティール), Kuinshī Retsutoshutīru; German for "Quincy: Last Style", Japanese for "Monk of Destruction: Final Form") (flashback)
  • Heilig Pfeil (神聖滅矢 (ハイリッヒ・プファイル), Hairihhi Pufairu; German for "Holy Arrow", Japanese for "Sacred Destruction Arrows")

Zanpakutō released:



Spirit Weapons:

Dolls summoned:

  • Baura (バウラ, Baura)
  • Nieder (ニーダー, Nīdā; German for "Down")

Other powers:



Timestamp Track Listing
01:31 Bleach 5th Anniversary Box CD 1 - 18 - BL_33
04:57 Bleach OST 2 - 03 - On the Verge of Insanity
06:03 Bleach OST 2 - 09 - Phenomena
07:20 Bleach 5th Anniversary Box CD 1 - 17 - BL_13
08:25 Bleach OST 2 - 18 - Back to the Wall
09:55 No Official Release
10:51 Bleach OST 2 - 20 - Torn Apart
12:56 Bleach 5th Anniversary Box CD 1 - 03 - BL_73
13:50 Bleach OST 1 - 08 - Raw Breath Of Danger
15:21 Bleach 5th Anniversary Box CD 1 - 15 - BL_35
16:13 Bleach OST 2 - 19 - Rage of Lunacy
17:49 No Official Release
18:20 Bleach OST 2 - 16 - Shadow's Masquerade
20:50 Bleach OST 2 - 17 - Whisper of the Apocalypse


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