Reigai vs. Original, The Fierce Fighting for Gambled Pride!
Kanji 霊骸VS原種、誇りをかけた激闘!
Romanji Reigai VS genshu, hokori o kaketa gekitō!
Episode Number 340
Manga Chapters None
Arc Gotei 13 Invading Army arc
Previous Episode Protect Ichigo! The Bonds of Friends!
Next Episode Invading Army Arc, Final Conclusion!
Japanese September 20, 2011
English April 13, 2014
Theme Music
Opening BLUE
Ending Haruka Kanata
Episode 340 Screenshots

Reigai vs. Original, The Fierce Fighting for Gambled Pride! is the three hundred and fortieth episode of the Bleach anime.

As the merged Inaba/Nozomi Kujō is confronted, the captains and lieutenants battle the Reigai.


Yushima's Zanpakutō stabs the Hollow and within his own consciousness, he can see Nozomi inside Yushima's as well. Nozomi calls out to Ichigo Kurosaki, but before he can do anything to help her, Yushima regains his will and attacks him, causing Ichigo's Hollow-self to break apart. Now powerless once again, Ichigo falls to the ground, while Rukia slashes at Yushima, forcing him to back away. Rukia calls for Orihime to take Ichigo somewhere safe, but he refuses to go. Yushima calls Reigai-Nemu Kurotsuchi to bring him fusion stabilizer to make the fusion permanent and when she arrives, she unexpectedly kicks him backward. It is revealed that Kon was helped by Kisuke Urahara and Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi by placing his Soul Candy into that of the Reigai. Kon gives Ichigo a complete Gikongan which he takes, and it restores his Shinigami powers. He prepares to unleash his Bankai against Yushima. Meanwhile, Captain Byakuya Kuchiki has deduced that the Reigai do not sacrifice themselves to attack the originals when they are all together, as it goes against what they and Yushima believe in. The originals join forces against the Reigai to protect Soul Society.

Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book

Kon brags to Rukia Kuchiki and Orihime Inoue that he wasn't scared at all on what he's been through. The scene then shifts through to Kon being in the fusion lab, where Mayuri and Urahara ponder over the lifeless body of the Reigai Nemu. Urahara then suggests something to Mayuri who says that they'll have to eviscerate him if they need to, which makes Kon begin to freak out. Urahara then says that when they're done they could use him for experiments and the both of them start to snigger. Kon then thinks that he can't believe Urahara is in this too, but then is called by Urahara, asking whether he could help them out as he and Mayuri stares closely on Kon, which causes him to scream in terror.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Ōko Yushima (Modified Soul)
  2. Hollowfied Ichigo Kurosaki
  3. Nozomi Kujō (Fused)
  4. Rukia Kuchiki
  5. Uryū Ishida
  6. Yasutora Sado
  7. Renji Abarai
  8. Orihime Inoue
  9. Nemu Kurotsuchi (Reigai)
  10. Kon
  11. Ōko Yushima (flashback)
  12. Byakuya Kuchiki
  13. Yoruichi Shihōin
  14. Shunsui Kyōraku (Reigai)
  15. Shunsui Kyōraku
  16. Retsu Unohana (Reigai)
  17. Byakuya Kuchiki (Reigai)
  18. Tōshirō Hitsugaya (Reigai)
  19. Jūshirō Ukitake
  20. Suì-Fēng
  21. Jūshirō Ukitake (Reigai)
  22. Tōshirō Hitsugaya
  23. Shūhei Hisagi
  24. Shūhei Hisagi (Reigai)
  25. Ikkaku Madarame (Reigai)
  26. Izuru Kira
  27. Tetsuzaemon Iba (Reigai)
  28. Rangiku Matsumoto
  29. Isane Kotetsu
  30. Renji Abarai (Reigai)
  31. Yumichika Ayasegawa (Reigai)
  32. Rangiku Matsumoto (Reigai)
  33. Izuru Kira (Reigai)
  34. Kenpachi Zaraki
  35. Kenpachi Zaraki (Reigai)
  36. Sajin Komamura (Reigai)
  37. Sajin Komamura
  38. Yumichika Ayasegawa
  39. Marechiyo Ōmaeda
  40. Tetsuzaemon Iba
  41. Kagerōza Inaba (Flashback)
  42. Mayuri Kurotsuchi (Flashback)
  43. Kisuke Urahara (Reigai)
  44. Kisuke Urahara
  45. Ikkaku Madarame
  46. Yumichika Ayasegawa


Powers and Techniques Used

Kidō used:

Gintō used:

  • Sprenger (破芒陣, Explosion (破芒陣 (シュプレンガ) is German for "Explosion", Japanese for "Ripping Grass Formation"))

Techniques used:

  • El Directo (巨人の一撃, The Direct (巨人の一撃 (エル・ディレクト) is Spanish for "The Direct", Japanese for "One Strike of the Giant"))
  • Tsugi no mai, Hakuren (初の舞・月白, First Dance, White Moon)
  • Hajō Kūri (覇錠空蔾, Tyrant Lock Void Bramble)

Zanpakutō used:



Other Powers:

  • Brazo Derecha de Gigante (巨人の右腕, Right Arm of the Giant)
  • Ginrei Kojaku (銀嶺弧雀, Arc Sparrow of the Silver Peak (銀嶺弧雀, Arc Sparrow of the Silver Peak, Viz “Lone Sparrow on a Silver Cliff))


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