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Testament, Your Heart is Right Here...
Kanji 遺言、心は此処に・・・
Romanji Yuigon, kokoro wa koko ni
Episode Number 160
Manga Chapters Chapter 267 (pages 16-19), Chapter 268, Chapter 269 (pages 1-7)
Arc The Hueco Mundo arc Part 1
Previous Episode Yasutora Sado dies! Orihime's Tears
Next Episode The Cruel Arrancar, Ulquiorra's Provocation
Japanese February 13, 2008
English October 24, 2009
Theme Music
Opening After Dark
Ending Kansha
Episode 160 Screenshots

Testament, Your Heart is Right Here... is the one hundred and sixtieth episode of the Bleach anime.

Rukia Kuchiki recalls her past with Kaien Shiba and concludes her battle against Aaroniero Arruruerie.



Rukia Kuchiki mentally apologizes to Kaien Shiba as she attacks Aaroniero Arruruerie.

With a cackling Aaroniero Arruruerie advancing toward her with his Resurrección, Glotonería, and Kaien Shiba's Shikai, Nejibana, Rukia Kuchiki leaps forward to attack him as she mentally apologizes to Kaien for causing his body to fall into the hands of the Hollows by killing him that night to save her own life, even though she had kept telling herself she had saved Kaien by recovering his body, which has ended up not being true, as she remembers a dying Kaien asserting that he would leave his heart here.


Rukia is impaled on Kaien's Shikai, Nejibana.

Struck hard by a slash from Nejibana, Rukia admits that she no longer has the strength to swing her sword or strike down Kaien's body and bids him farewell just before a thrust of Nejibana snaps the blade of Rukia's Shikai, Sode no Shirayuki, in two and impales Rukia, who is held aloft by a maniacally laughing Aaroniero while she remembers Kaien and slips into unconsciousness. In the past, Rukia is woken up by a slap to the back of her head from Kaien, who responds to her demanding to know why he did this by asserting that she did not respond when he called her name and shook her by the shoulders.


Rukia recalls her first day of training with Kaien.

When Rukia protests that he could have injured her neck, Kaien wonders if she was sleepwalking before informing her that they are almost there. With Rukia looking around and realizing that she remembers the forested area they are in, Kaien threatens to leave her there, prompting Rukia to frantically run after him into the clearing ahead. Running far ahead and walking back to Kaien when he questions where she is going, Rukia recognizes the trees, her apprehensive and excited feeling, and the sensation akin to leaping as part of the time she spent training with Kaien at Mount Koifushi on the northern edge of Western Rukongai's third district.


Rukia resumes her sparring with Kaien in the field.

After recalling her first meeting with Kaien where he became the first member of the Thirteenth Division to treat her normally and fairly, which left her heartened about joining the Gotei 13, a sweating Rukia stands across from Kaien, who instructs her to go again and begins sparring with her, causing the nearby birds to take flight. With Rukia briefly distracted by this, Kaien sweeps aside her second strike and disarms her, easily catching her Zanpakutō with his free hand afterward. Ruminating on how she can remember everything about this even though she was absorbed in training, Rukia's stomach growls, causing her to blush in embarrassment.


Rukia struggles to grab her Zanpakutō out of the air.

When a smug Kaien comments on how unsubtle her desire to eat lunch is, Rukia asserts that she could not help it, but is startled when Kaien tosses her Zanpakutō back to her and struggles to grab it out of the air for several seconds before admonishing Kaien for doing something so dangerous. In response, Kaien assures her that everyone gets hungry and that she should not worry about it, leading a blushing Rukia to deny this being the issue while noting that she was consumed by one insecurity at this time, where she recalls informing 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki that she had not gained a seated position in the Thirteenth Division.


Kaien declares that Rukia is here to protect.

Remembering how she struggled with Zanjutsu while studying at the Shin'ō Academy and realized that her skill in Kidō was considered average among the Gotei 13 even though she received good grades for it when she witnessed another Shinigami perform Hadō #4. Byakurai with much more power than she could perform Hadō #33. Sōkatsui, Rukia questions if she really belongs here and where her heart is. Upon seeing Rukia muttering to herself about this, Kaien declares that she is here to fight and protect, and when asked by Rukia what she is meant to protect, Kaien says she will do so with all kinds of things all over the place.


Kaien theorizes that hearts form between people.

With a confused Rukia requesting that he be more specific, Kaien gets to his feet and inquires if Rukia knows the philosophy of their captain, Jūshirō Ukitake. When Rukia denies this, Kaien explains that Ukitake believes there are battles to protect lives and battles to protect honor, but clarifies that he believes this means everything they have to protect comes down to the heart. Though Rukia calls this sappy, an annoyed Kaien asks Rukia where she believes the heart is, and once a flustered Rukia motions to her upper chest as the likely location, Kaien approaches her with a smile and holds up his fist between them as he theorizes that the heart lies here.


Kaien warns Rukia to never fight alone in the future.

Kaien asserts that a heart is born between people who grow close to each other and care about things, rather than lying within their bodies, which means someone who was alone in the world could not have a heart because of this. As Kaien elaborates that one's heart longing to be here meant it was here, Rukia concludes that it being here was reason enough for one to be here. Shortly afterward, Kaien sits with Rukia again and instructs her that, whenever she fights in the future, she must make sure to never fight alone prior to detailing how a Soul dying causes their bodies to disintegrate and become the Reishi that shapes Soul Society.


Rukia regains consciousness and begins freezing Nejibana.

After noting that this means that a person's heart is instead left with their friends, Kaien concludes that leaving her heart with her friends is why Rukia must never die alone, Rukia remembers him asserting that he could leave his heart with her when he died in her arms. In the present, Rukia regains consciousness and grips the handle of Nejibana, leading a surprised Aaroniero to note that he is not sure if Rukia's survival is impressive or pitiful since she will never be able to kill him no matter how long she clings to life. While ice begins to encrust Nejibana outward from her left hand, Rukia states that she has remembered it.


Rukia defeats Aaroniero with San no mai, Shirafune.

Rukia lifts her broken Shikai, Sode no Shirayuki, to Aaroniero's face with her trembling right hand, and though Aaroniero mocks her for pretending to fight with a broken sword instead of dropping it, Rukia performs San no mai, Shirafune, forming an icy blade outward from Sode no Shirayuki that pierces through a stunned Aaroniero's head and the capsule inside. Elaborating that she remembered where Kaien's heart is and telling Aaroniero that he only has his spiritual body, while his heart remains with her, Rukia bids him farewell and shatters the capsule by slashing downward, causing Glotonería to collapse in a large wave of fluid.


Aaroniero's heads fly out of the broken capsule.

With the two heads of Aaroniero flying out of the broken capsule, Rukia falls to the ground below as the liquid released by the imploding Glotonería floods the chamber. On the ground, one of Aaroniero's heads scream in agony over its inability to breath and demands to know why Sōsuke Aizen has not saved it before ceasing to move or talk while the other simply curses, refuses to accept this, and cracks in two from being impaled by Sode no Shirayuki. . Nearby, a struggling Rukia attempts to crawl away with pieces of Nejibana still lodged in her abdomen and remembers Kaien's instructions for her to not die alone.


Rukia collapses from her injuries.

As she remembers all of her friends and family, Rukia thinks of Orihime Inoue and Rukia mentally assures her that she knows the loneliness of captivity, the joy of being rescued by a friend, and the horror of seeing a comrade fall, which leads her to promise to come for Orihime just before collapsing.

Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book[]


The Shinigami Women's Association learns that they will be selling photographs of the most famous members of the Gotei 13.

At a meeting of the Shinigami Women's Association, 11th Division Lieutenant Yachiru Kusajishi expresses disbelief at them not having any more money, prompting 8th Division Lieutenant Nanao Ise to reveal that they have used up all their funds for this quarter. When Yachiru accuses 2nd Division Captain Suì-Fēng, 4th Division Lieutenant Isane Kotetsu, 10th Division Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto, 12th Division Lieutenant Nemu Kurotsuchi, and 13th Division 3rd Seat Kiyone Kotetsu of wasting all their money, an irate Nanao reminds Yachiru that she spent most of it herself and announces that they will be making money quickly by selling photographs of famous people like paparazzi do in the Human World by targeting the stars of the Gotei 13, to everyone's shock.

Characters in Order of Appearance[]

  1. Aaroniero Arruruerie
  2. Rukia Kuchiki
  3. Kaien Shiba (recollection)
  4. Byakuya Kuchiki (flashback)
  5. Sōsuke Aizen (recollection)
  6. Yasutora Sado (envisioned)
  7. Uryū Ishida (envisioned)
  8. Renji Abarai (envisioned)
  9. Ichigo Kurosaki (envisioned)
  10. Orihime Inoue (envisioned)


Powers and Techniques Used[]

Zanpakutō Techniques:

Kidō Techniques:

Zanpakutō released:



Resurrección released:

  • Glotonería (喰虚 (グロトネリア), Spanish for "Gluttony", Japanese for "Eating Hollow")


Timestamp Track Listing
01:30 Bleach: Memories of Nobody OST - 15 - Ceremony Commences
03:37 Bleach OST MEMORIES OF NOBODY - 20 - Tables Have Turned
05:12 Bleach OST 1 - 10 - Will of the Heart
07:41 Bleach OST 1 - 24 - Peaceful Afternoon
09:29 No Official Release
10:43 Bleach 5th Anniversary Box CD 1 - 11 - BL_995
11:19 Bleach OST 1 - 11 - Requiem For The Lost Ones
13:30 Bleach 5th Anniversary Box CD 1 - 02 - BL_56
14:38 Bleach OST 2 - 11 - Here to Stay
16:17 Bleach OST 3 - 17 - Soundscape to Ardor
19:04 Bleach OST 3 - 03 - Nube Negra
20:07 Bleach OST 1 - 19 - Never Meant To Belong

Anime Notes[]

  • Aaroniero Arruruerie advancing on Rukia with Glotonería while laughing maniacally.
  • An extended flashback to Rukia killing Kaien Shiba and him deciding to leave his heart with her.
  • Rukia recalling the wind hitting her forehead, the forest opening onto the path ahead, the smell of the grass, the sunshine, and the bird chirping on the day she first trained with Kaien.
  • A flashback to Rukia's first meeting with Kaien where he welcomed her to the Thirteenth Division.
  • Kaien briefly balancing Rukia's Zanpakutō by the tip on the tip of his own Zanpakutō before catching it.
  • Rukia struggling to catch her Zanpakutō for several seconds after Kaien tosses it to her and admonishing him for throwing an unsheathed sword around, only for Kaien to assure her that everyone gets hungry, leaving Rukia flustered.
  • A flashback to Rukia informing Byakuya Kuchiki that she did not gain a seated rank within the Thirteenth Division.
  • Extended flashbacks to Rukia struggling with Zanjutsu at the Shin'ō Academy and scoring well with Kidō, only to see another Shinigami display much more power and prowess with the latter during a mission.
  • Kaien noticing Rukia quietly wondering what she is doing in the Thirteenth Division and if she really belongs there.
  • Rukia repeating Kaien's explanation that their hearts are left behind with their friends when they die.
  • Rukia recalling her first day of training with Kaien and the latter warning her to never die along as she regains consciousness.
  • Aaroniero noting that Rukia still has the strength to hold her sword.
  • A brief flashback to Kaien dying in Rukia's arms just before she defeats Aaroniero.
  • The green liquid that Glotonería collapses into flooding Aaroniero's palace.
  • Aaroniero's lower-pitched head refusing to accept its death before it splits in two.
  • A flashback to Aizen casually cutting down Ichigo Kurosaki in front of Rukia on Sōkyoku Hill.

267Rukia is impaled

Rukia being impaled as depicted in the manga.

  • The prongs of Nejibana do not draw blood when they impale Rukia.
  • Aaroniero's higher-pitched head does not cough up blood when it dies.

  • In the manga, Rukia is sent flying into the air by a strike from one of the tentacles of Glotonería; here, she is instead sent flying by a slash from Nejibana.
  • In the manga, Rukia recalls killing Kaien right before she regains consciousness and defeats Aaroniero; here, she instead does so right before Aaroniero impales her with Nejibana.
  • In the manga, Rukia lists the attributes of Mount Koifushi prior to catching up to Kaien in the open field; here, she instead does so after running too far ahead and walking back to a confused Kaien.
  • In the manga, Kaien asserting that one's heart is here if it longs to be here and that one does not have to think too hard about it is recounted by Rukia; here, it is instead said directly by Kaien.
  • In the manga, flashback panels are used when Rukia thinks of Yasutora Sado, Uryū Ishida, Byakuya Kuchiki, and Renji Abarai in that order; here, they are instead portrayed with new drawings, and Renji is wearing his desert cape while also being shown before Byakuya.
  • In the manga, Rukia asserting that she understands the joy of being rescued by a friend is accompanied by a flashback to Renji informing her of Ichigo breaching the Seireitei; here, it is instead accompanied by a flashback to Ichigo rescuing Rukia from the Sōkyoku'.

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