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Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia and Shinigami
Kanji 再会、一護とルキアと死神たち
Romanji Saikai, Ichigo to Rukia to Shinigami tachi
Episode Number 114
Manga Chapters Chapter 192 (pages 18-19), Chapter 193, Chapter 194, Chapter 195
Arc The Arrancar arc
Previous Episode Prelude to the Apocalypse, The Arrancar's Attack
Next Episode Mission! The Shinigami Have Come
Japanese February 7, 2007
English May 9, 2009
Theme Music
Opening Rolling Star
Ending Sakura Biyori
Episode 114 Screenshots

Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia and Shinigami is the one hundred and fourteenth episode of the Bleach anime.

Ulquiorra Cifer and Yammy Llargo leave the Human World while the Gotei 13 sends reinforcements to aid Ichigo Kurosaki.



Ichigo Kurosaki activates his Bankai, Tensa Zangetsu, to battle Yammy Llargo.

Having just saved Orihime Inoue from Yammy Llargo, Ichigo Kurosaki apologizes for being late, and when Orihime tearfully laments her weakness leading to Tatsuki Arisawa and Yasutora Sado being hurt, Ichigo assures her that it is not her fault and sternly promises to deal with Ulquiorra Cifer and Yammy before activating his Bankai, Tensa Zangetsu.


Orihime Inoue is concerned by the feeling of Tensa Zangetsu.

Behind Ichigo, Orihime is awed by her first time seeing Tensa Zangetsu up close, but notes that it feels different from when she felt it from afar on Sōkyoku Hill because its Reiatsu is violent, rough, and thick to the point that she can barely breathe, leaving her feeling like this is not actually Ichigo. Suddenly, Ichigo instructs a startled Orihime to move back, which she complies with, and stares down Yammy, who muses on Ichigo's Bankai activation and asks Ulquiorra if this is their target.


Ichigo casually blocks Yammy's punch with his sword.

Ulquiorra confirms this and admits his surprise at Yammy's tantrum having drawn Ichigo out so easily while pointing to Ichigo's orange hair and black Bankai as proof he is their target. Though he considers having saved them the trouble of searching lucky and throws a powerful punch at Ichigo, Yammy is shocked when Ichigo casually blocks his strike with the flat side of his sword, causing the ground beneath him to rupture, and inquires if Yammy is the one who mangled Sado's right arm. When a smirking Yammy questions what the significance is if he did, Ichigo swiftly leaps over him and lands on the other side prior to Yammy's right arm being severed at the bicep.


Ichigo continues fighting a one-armed Yammy.

With Yammy screaming in pain and confusion at this, Ulquiorra mentally berates him for leaping into battle without properly gauging his opponent's strength with Pesquisa first and watches as Ichigo continues to battle Yammy while musing on the former having easily sliced through Yammy's Hierro with exceedingly strong Reiatsu despite having only recently acquired his Bankai, only to conclude that this power poses a threat to Sōsuke Aizen. When a heavily panting Yammy curses him, Ichigo comments on his ability to remain standing indicates that he is as tough as he looks, and when Ulquiorra offers to take over for him, Yammy demands that he shut up.


Ichigo is distracted by Hollow Ichigo surfacing.

However, once Yammy reaches for his Zanpakutō and reiterates his demand for Ulquiorra to shut up following the latter expressing disbelief that he needs it for such a foe, Ichigo is shocked by Yammy's sword being a Zanpakutō and notices his and Ulquiorra's broken Hollow masks, holes in their bodies, and strange Reiatsu, leading him to question if they are like Shinji Hirako and himself. Suddenly, Hollow Ichigo tells Ichigo to switch places, causing him to grip his face in exertion while Yammy pauses in confusion and Orihime looks at him in alarm, and promises to take care of Yammy if Ichigo lets him take over, only for Ichigo to counter that he should disappear.


Yammy sends Orihime flying with a backhand to the head.

Before Ichigo can tell Hollow Ichigo that he is not the latter's servant, a grinning Yammy kicks him squarely in the chest, causing Ichigo to vomit up a light-brown fluid. Upon seeing this, Orihime rushes over to him in concern despite Ichigo urging her to run away prior to Yammy punching Ichigo into the ground with a blow to the back of the head and sending Orihime tumbling along the ground headfirst with a powerful backhand. Frantically calling out to Orihime, Ichigo sees Yammy about to bring his fist down and attempts to attack the latter, but Yammy punches him before his slash can connect and proceeds to repeatedly punch Ichigo in the back and face.


Ulquiorra Cifer ruminates on Ichigo's fluctuating Reiatsu.

Internally, Ichigo realizes that he cannot move his body anymore and realizes that this is due to Hollow Ichigo interfering with him out of spite for not being allowed to take over his body. With a nearly-unconscious Ichigo falling over, Yammy grabs him by the head and observes his strange lack of movement while Ulquiorra mentally muses on Ichigo's Reiatsu fluctuating so severely that its lowest point is trash and its highest point surpasses his own, which he cannot understand the meaning of. After throwing Ichigo to the ground, Yammy declares that it is over and orders Ichigo to disappear in pieces as he throws a punch that obscures the surrounding area in dust.


Kisuke Urahara and Yoruichi Shihōin arrive to save Ichigo.

Suddenly, the dust clears to reveal a Chikasumi no Tate blocking Yammy's fist, and while Yammy pulls back in confusion, Ichigo is startled to see Kisuke Urahara and Yoruichi Shihōin standing over him, with the former apologizing for taking so long as he disperses his shield. Annoyed by this, Yammy complains about how many insects keep getting in his way and claims that getting between him and Ichigo means they are asking to be killed first, but finds himself being grabbed by the wrist and slammed headfirst into the ground by Yoruichi when he attempts to punch them. Asserting that she will tend to Orihime, Yoruichi takes a pouch of medicine from an affirming Urahara.


Yoruichi overpowers Yammy with a series of rapid blows.

When Yammy bolts up and furiously attacks them, Urahara and Yoruichi disappear with Shunpo right before his punch impacts the ground where they were standing, rupturing the area beyond it in the process. A surprised Yammy is swiftly backfisted in the cheek and kicked in the back of the head by Yoruichi before she clenches her hands together and bring them down on top of his head, which causes Yammy to fall to his knees and stuns him long enough for Yoruichi to leap into the air and come down on him with a leg drop that results in Yammy collapsing face-first into the ground. Wincing in pain, Yoruichi begins walking over to Orihime while Urahara tends to Ichigo.


Yammy fires a powerful Cero at Yoruichi and Orihime.

With Ulquiorra watching impassively, Yoruichi kneels beside a bruised Orihime, who asks her about Ichigo's condition and is told that he is fine as Yoruichi gives her a pill to swallow. Upon noticing Yammy's hand twitching, Yoruichi criticizes him for not being a graceful loser, but is astonished when Yammy gets to his feet and begins charging a red Cero in his mouth that he proceeds to fire, creating a powerful explosion. Despite a laughing Yammy proclaiming that Yoruichi has been obliterated by this because no one can dodge his Cero at such close range, he is shocked to see Urahara standing in the dust cloud with his Shikai, Benihime, outstretched.


Ulquiorra slams his hand into Yammy's guy to punish him.

The dust cloud clears to reveal Yoruichi and Orihime unscathed behind Urahara, who responds to an incredulous Yammy demanding to know what he did to survive the Cero on the other side of a deep fissure in the ground by explaining that he would have put the others in danger if he had deflected the blast and instead used something similar to offset it prior to firing Nake, Benihime at a startled Yammy. Suddenly, Ulquiorra appears in front of Yammy with Sonído and deflects the Nake, Benihime with his hand by pushing it into the air, to Urahara's surprise. When Yammy expresses his gratitude for this, Ulquiorra slams his hand into Yammy's gut.


Ulquiorra opens a Garganta to depart with Yammy.

When Yammy questions what this was for, Ulquiorra admonishes him for losing control like this since he cannot possibly defeat Urahara and Yoruichi at his level prior to opening a Garganta with Descorrer so they can retreat. Yoruichi accuses Ulquiorra of running away, but Ulquiorra counters that this is a foolish taunt because she knows the odds would be heavily in his favor if she and Urahara tried to fight him while protecting Ichigo and Orihime. After declaring that their mission is over and that he will tell Aizen the Substitute Shinigami he was monitoring is trash who is not even worth killing, Ulquiorra disappears into the Garganta alongside Yammy.


Yoruichi consumes large amounts of food.

Later, on a rainy night at the Urahara Shop, Urahara returns with groceries, including juice for Ururu Tsumugiya and Jinta Hanakari, who stand beside Kurōdo in his plushie form in the front room as Urahara asks them about Yoruichi's condition. In the back room, Yoruichi consumes several plates and bowls of food handed to her by Ririn in her plushie form that she hands off to Noba in his plushie form before belching loudly once she is full. As Urahara observes that her bandaged left arm seems to be fine, Yoruichi drinks tea from a cup on the table in front of her and confirms that she can return to using her arms and legs normally now.


Ichigo stares blankly at the ceiling in his bed.

Upon being pressed about her ability to do so in combat by Urahara, Yoruichi laments having not fought Yammy while using Shunkō due to the latter's skin being so dense with Reiatsu and warns Urahara that the Arrancar are far stronger than they anticipated. Meanwhile, at the Kurosaki Clinic, a bandaged Ichigo lies on his bed and blankly stares up at the ceiling, prompting Kon, who had been sleeping on his chest, to scream about how irritating the depressing atmosphere in the room is and proclaim that he is going to go hook up with some women before rushing off to do so, only to crash through Ichigo's window in the process, leaving a large hole in the glass.


Kon promises to go off and have fun without Ichigo.

On the ground below, a stunned Kon lies on the grass with shards of glass sticking out of his body and hops to his feet, where he begins picking out the shards and complaining about how considerate he has to be as a freeloader. Despite Kon ordering him to show some reaction, Ichigo continues staring at the ceiling in his bed and does not look out the window, which leads an enraged Kon to promise that he will find a cute girl and not introduce her to Ichigo so he can have lots of fun by himself no matter how much Ichigo regrets not joining. With Ichigo remaining unresponsive, Kon wonders what is wrong with him and is startled by the sound of Yuzu Kurosaki's voice.


Ichigo curses the fate that awaits him.

Hearing Yuzu alerting Isshin Kurosaki to a disturbance she is hearing outside, a panicking Kon flops on the ground and pretends to be inanimate as Yuzu runs outside and identifies him as Bostov while fretting over how dirty he is. Back in his room, a blank-eyed Ichigo envisions Hollow Ichigo taking over his body and curses at the fate that awaits him if this keeps up prior to flipping over and sinking face-down onto his bed. Simultaneously, at the Urahara Shop, Urahara leaves a heavily bandaged Sado in the care of Tessai Tsukabishi and moves to leave the room, only to hear Orihime expressing distress over how depressed she is and see her hiding under her blanket.


Chizuru Honshō is shocked by Orihime's injuries.

Five days after the battle against Yammy, a heavily bandaged Orihime returns to Karakura High School and scares Chizuru Honshō, who expresses shock and disbelief at her injuries and Orihime's claim of having fallen down the stairs due to her having been absent from school for five days. While Orihime nervously brings up how Chizuru has not groped her today, Chizuru asserts she cannot do so with Orihime in this condition as Tatsuki Arisawa sits nearby and look away. Suddenly, Ichigo enters the room and addresses Orihime, and when the latter cheerfully inquires about what he wants to discuss, Ichigo hesitates and claims it is nothing while walking away.


Ichigo blames himself for his friends' injuries.

As Chizuru questions what is wrong with Ichigo, Orihime states that she has to go to the bathroom and runs out of the classroom with a startled Chizuru following her, leaving Ichigo to recall Orihime assuring him while staying at the Urahara Shop that he is not responsible for her injuries and that they do not hurt very much. Ruminating on how Sado was badly injured and Tatsuki nearly died, Ichigo attributes this to his own weakness and is left wondering what he can do other than apologize. However, in the school hallways outside, the other students are left staring in confusion when 11th Division 3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame wonders which classroom Ichigo is in.


Rangiku and her companions walk through the halls.

10th Division Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto casually reveals that she does not know, and when an incredulous 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai points out that she was supposed to write it down, Rangiku casually reveals that she did and lost it, to Ikkaku's irritation, before suggesting that Renji show them the way since he knows his way around the Human World, though Renji points out that she has been here before as well and Rangiku reminds him that it was only for a brief period of time. Suddenly, 10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya tells them to relax and observes that they simply have to search for Ichigo's Reiatsu.


Ikkaku Madarame carries a wooden sword with his belt.

When Ikkaku complains about how uncomfortable the clothes people have to wear in the Human World are, Renji clarifies these are uniforms and only students here wear them, prompting Rangiku to tease him about having studied this. Annoyed by her mockery, Renji claims something is wrong with Rangiku's while Ikkaku laments how uncomfortable his attire is and responds to 11th Division 5th Seat Yumichika Ayasegawa suggesting he untuck his shirt like they did by noting he would not be able to loop his wooden sword through his belt if he did so and countering Renji observing the sword is incorrect by claiming they said he could not bring a real one.


Renji Abarai and the others appear before Ichigo.

With Ikkaku outraged by Yumichika informing him that the laws of the Human World forbade this rather than the group itself, Rangiku wonders what the problem is since she is enjoying this, only for Renji to state that she is the only one pleased with her appearance prior to Hitsugaya reprimanding them all for making a scene and instructing them to begin walking quietly. Upon reaching the door to Ichigo's classroom, Hitsugaya has Renji open it and greet Ichigo, who is astonished to see him, Hitsugaya, Rangiku, Ikkaku, and Yumichika standing in the doorway in school uniforms and Gigai while he calls out to each of them in turn and address Hitsugaya by his first name.


Rukia Kuchiki returns to Ichigo's life.

As an annoyed Hitsugaya insists that he be addressed as captain by him, a stunned Ichigo inquires about why they are here, and when Renji declares that they were sent here to help the Substitute Shinigami prepare for battle with the Arrancar, he is irritated by Ichigo not recognizing the term since it means that he does not know who he has been fighting while Yumichika expresses exasperation at this behind him. Suddenly, Ichigo is told that the Arrancar are the ones who defeated him the other day and looks at the open window behind him in surprise to see Rukia Kuchiki standing on the sill in her own school uniform and greeting him with a smile.

Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book[]


Ganju Shiba unknowingly consumes boar meat prepared by Retsu Unohana.

Sitting on a patio with 4th Division Captain Retsu Unohana and Lieutenant Isane Kotetsu in front of a pot over a fire, Ganju Shiba thanks them for this treat as 4th Division 7th Seat Hanatarō Yamada returns with the ingredients for the soup, only for Unohana and Ganju to note once they are added to the pot that there is no meat. Though Hanatarō panics at having forgotten, Unohana assures him that she prepared some and adds boar meat to the pot, with Ganju calling it delicious as he eats. However, after 4th Division 3rd Seat Yasochika Iemura joins them and Hanatarō inquires about where she got the meat, Unohana reveals that she caught it by the front door, leading a distraught Ganju to assume that she used Bonnie.

Characters in Order of Appearance[]


Powers and Techniques Used[]

Shinigami Techniques:

Hohō Techniques:

Zanpakutō Techniques:

Arrancar Techniques:

  • Hierro (鋼皮 (イエロ), Iero; Spanish for "Iron", Japanese for "Steel Skin")
  • Cero (虚閃 (セロ), Sero; Spanish for "Zero", Japanese for "Hollow Flash")
  • Sonído (響転 (ソニード), Sonīdo; Spanish for "Sound", Japanese for "Sound Ceremony")
  • Descorrer (解空 (デスコレール), Desukorēru; Spanish for "Drawing Back/Opening", Japanese for "Loosed Void")
  • Garganta (黒腔 (ガルガンタ), Garuganta; Spanish for "Throat", Japanese for "Black Cavity")

Other Techniques:


Zanpakutō released:



Other Powers:


Timestamp Track Listing
01:30 Bleach OST 2 - 08 - Ominous Premonition
03:42 No Official Release
05:07 Bleach OST 1 - 21 - Number One
06:23 No Official Release
07:11 Bleach OST 1 - 08 - Raw Breath of Danger
08:37 Bleach OST 1 - 14 - Destiny Awaits
10:03 No Official Release
10:34 Bleach: Memories of Nobody OST - 10 - Blast!
11:10 Bleach OST 3 - 03 - Nube Negra
12:45 Bleach OST 1 - 05 - Head In The Clouds
14:09 Bleach 5th Anniversary Box CD 1 - 01 - BL_29
14:46 Bleach 5th Anniversary Box CD 1 - 11 - BL_995
16:19 Bleach 5th Anniversary Box CD 1 - 15 - BL_35
18:00 Bleach OST 1 - 13 - Burden of the Past
19:10 Bleach OST 2 - 06 - Dodo Dance
21:27 No Official Release

Anime Notes[]

  • Yammy smirking and questioning what the consequences of him mangling Sado will be.
  • Hollow Ichigo urging Ichigo to switch places with him so he can dispatch Yammy.
  • Yammy knocking Ichigo around with his blows.
  • Yammy catching Ichigo by the head as he is about to fall over and slamming him to the ground with an overhead throw.
  • Yoruichi wincing in pain after delivering her barrage of blows to Yammy.
  • Urahara tending to an incapacitated Ichigo.
  • Kurōdo waiting with Jinta Hanakari and Ururu Tsumugiya.
  • Ririn and Noba helping Yoruichi consume large amounts of food.
  • Ichigo lying on his bed and staring at the ceiling while Kon attempts to go out and have fun on his own, only to attract Yuzu Kurosaki's attention and be forced to impersonate a lifeless stuffed animal as Ichigo curses his likely fate of being consumed by his inner Hollow.
  • Urahara overseeing the recovery of Orihime and Sado in the Urahara Shop.
  • Orihime being surprised by Chizuru Honshō not groping her today and Chizuru refusing to do so due to Orihime's injuries.
  • Rangiku suggesting that Renji show her and the others the way to Ichigo's classroom since he has been in the Human World before and Renji countering that she has as well.
  • Ikkaku Madarame complaining about how uncomfortable the uniform he is wearing is and Renji clarifying that it is what all students in the Human World wear, which Rangiku teasingly assumes he must have studied as he criticizes hers in turn.
  • Renji noting that Ikkaku's wooden sword is out of place as well.
  • Rangiku wondering what the problem is with their uniforms and Renji pointing out how she is the only one pleased with her appearance.

  • 193Yammy is wounded

    Yammy's wounds as depicted in the manga.

    194Yoruichi tends

    Orihime's injuries as depicted in the manga.

    • Yammy is not left bleeding from additional injuries inflicted by Ichigo following the severing of his right arm.
    • When kicked and struck by Yammy, Ichigo coughs up a large amount of a light-brown fluid instead of blood.
    • When backhanded by Yammy, Orihime produces more light-brown fluid instead of blood.
    • When Yoruichi tends to her injuries, Orihime has only light scratches and bruises instead of blood covering the left side of her face and head.
    • Yammy is not left bleeding by Yoruichi's attacks.
    • Ichigo is not left bleeding from the head by Yammy's assault.

  • In the manga, Yammy yells "Suerte!" prior to claiming that he saved himself and Ulquiorra the trouble of hunting down Ichigo; here, he instead does so afterward.
  • In the manga, Ichigo severs Yammy's right arm by leaping up to his shoulder and slashing through it there, causing it to fall off of Yammy while Ichigo is still near his neck; here, he instead leaps over Yammy and crouches on the ground behind him, shortly after which Yammy's severed arm falls to the ground.
  • In the manga, after withstanding Yammy's punch, Urahara's Chikasumi no Tate shatters into several pieces; here, it remains intact and only disappears when Urahara intentionally withdraws it back into Benihime.
  • In the manga, when countering Yammy's punch, Yoruichi slams him headfirst into the ground a few feet away from herself; here, she instead throws Yammy headfirst into the ground several meters away from and behind herself.
  • In the manga, Yoruichi specifies that she will be tending to Orihime and does so after Yammy resumes his assault on her and Urahara; here, she instead omits Orihime's name and says so ight before Yammy resumes his assault.
  • In the manga, when resuming his assault on Urahara and Yoruichi, Yammy sees Yoruichi walking away from him and reaches for her while demanding to know where she is going; here, he instead immediately throws a punch, only for Urahara and Yoruichi to evade it with Shunpo while it strikes the ground where they were standing.
  • In the manga, Yoruichi's attack on Yammy consists of a powerful kick to his left cheek and a downward punch to the back of his head that smashes him into the ground with enough force to crater it; here, it instead consists of a backfist to his left cheek, a kick to the back of his neck, a double-fisted drop onto the top of his head, and a leg drop that causes him to fall forward and embed himself in the ground.
  • In the manga, Yoruichi criticizes Yammy for not knowing when to give up after he springs to his feet; here, she instead does so after his hand twitches prior to him getting up.
  • In the manga, Yammy's fired Cero takes the form of a massive energy beam; here, it instead takes the form of a massive explosion.
  • In the manga, when protecting Yammy from Urahara's Nake, Benihime, Ulquiorra cuts the blast in two and shatters it by swiping his hand into it from the side; here, he instead deflects the intact blast upward and over himself and Yammy by pushing it from below with his hand.
  • In the manga, when Urahara returns to the Urahara Shop to check on Yoruichi, it is daytime and sunny; here, it is instead nighttime and raining.
  • In the manga, while waiting for Urahara's return, Jinta and Ururu are standing between the aisles of products in the front room; here, they are instead standing in front of the door at the back of the room.
  • In the manga, Yoruichi only consumes seven plates and bowls of food prior to Urahara checking in on her and does so on the floor in a separate room with a scroll on the wall; here, she instead consumes several dozen with help from Ririn and Noba while doing so on the main table of the central room of the Urahara Shop.
  • In the manga, when observing Ichigo's interaction with Orihime, Tatsuki Arisawa is sitting next to one of the windows; here, she is instead sitting in the middle of the classroom.
  • In the manga, while recovering from her injuries in the Urahara Shop, Orihime has a large bandage covering her left eye; here, she instead does not.
  • In the manga, Rukia Kuchiki pulls herself up to the open window in Ichigo's classroom after he looks at it upon hearing her voice coming from behind him; here, she is instead already standing in the open window by the time Ichigo looks at it.

  • In the English Dub, when Ichigo severs Yammy's arm, Ulquiorra mistakenly notes that Ichigo easily cut through his Cero instead of his Hierro.

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