Chronicle of the fights, battles and events of the Bleach Universe.

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Historical Timeline

The Beginning of Order
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Approx.
2,100 Years Prior
[1]
Shigekuni Yamamoto founds "Genji School".[2]
He becomes a teacher of Shunsui Kyōraku and Jūshirō Ukitake.
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Approx.
2,000 Years Prior
[3]
Chōjirō Sasakibe masters Bankai and fights with Yamamoto.
Yamamoto Shigekuni takes on the name "Genryūsai".
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Thousands Of Years Prior[4] Shigekuni Yamamoto founds the Gotei 13 with a band of killers, who were "Defenders" in name only.[5]

Yachiru Unohana becomes the 11th Division's captain.

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Approx.
1,000 Years Prior
[6]
Yamamoto becomes the Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13.
Yamamoto fights with Yhwach and fails to kill him.
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200 Years Prior[7] Kyōraku and Ukitake become captains.[8]
Most of the Quincies are exterminated by Soul Society.
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Approx. 150 Years Prior, Approximately The Year Of 1851[9] Rukia and Hisana die in Human World and are sent to Soul Society.[10] Ep62HisanaLeavesRukia.png
112 Years Prior[11] Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi becomes 3rd Division's captain. Ep207RoseShinjiCaptains.png
111 Years Prior[12] Gin Ichimaru enters Shinigami Academy. Ep308GinMakesPromise.png

110 Years Prior
[13]
Gosuke Kiganjō kills 9th Kenpachi and becomes new Kenpachi and 11th Division's captain.[14]
Gin Ichimaru finishes Shinigami Academy within one year, which is a record at that time, and joins 5th Division.[15]
The Hollowfication Incident
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110 Years Prior
Approx. 1 Week Prior Introduction Ceremony[16]
The New Captain of the 12th Division
Kirio Hikifune is promoted to the Royal Guard and retires as Captain.[17]
Urahara undergoes a Captain Proficiency Test and passes.[18]
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110 Years Prior
Introduction Ceremony
Morning[19]
The New Captain of the 12th Division
Kisuke Urahara is officially appointed as Twelfth Division Captain.
Urahara greets his new Division.
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110 Years Prior
Introduction Ceremony
Night[20]
The New Captain of the 12th Division
Urahara has a talk with Fifth Division Captain Hirako.
Aizen attempts to listen to their conversation.
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110 Years Prior
Morning[21]
Recruit from the Nest of Maggots
Urahara redecorates his captain chambers.
Urahara and Hiyori visit the Maggot's Nest.
Urahara asks Mayuri Kurotsuchi to be the SRDI vice-president.
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110 Years Prior
Morning to Mid-Day[22]
Recruit from the Nest of Maggots
Ginrei Kuchiki returns to the Kuchiki Manor.
Yoruichi also arrives and plays a game with an unwilling Byakuya.
Ukitake converses with Kaien Shiba while having tea.
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110 Years Prior
Evening to Night[23]
Recruit from the Nest of Maggots
Gin Ichimaru kills the Third Seat of the Fifth Division and takes his position. A young Gin stands over the fallen 3rd Seat.png
101 Years Prior
1 Month Prior Ninth Division Investigation
Disappearances in Soul Society
Rukongai citizens begin disappearing mysteriously, leaving clothes behind. The Rukongai Incident.png
101 Years Prior
Ninth Division Investigation
Morning to Mid-Day[24]
Disappearances in Soul Society
Urahara is informed of recent Rukongai disappearances.
Kensei Muguruma saves Hisagi from Hollows.
10 Shihakushō are discovered lying about.
Urahara sends out Hiyori to get Reishi samples.
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101 Years Prior
Ninth Division Investigation
Night[25]
Disappearances in Soul Society
Kensei's group is attacked.
Hiyori is attacked by Hollows but saved by Hirako.
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101 Years Prior
Ninth Division Investigation
Night[25]
Battle in Fugai Forest
The rescue team sent by Yamamoto engages in battle against a Hollowfied Kensei and Mashiro.
Hachigen Ushōda appears to help.
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101 Years Prior
Ninth Division Investigation
Night[25]
Battle in Fugai Forest
Urahara and Tessai meet together.
Tōsen turns against his fellow Shinigami.
Aizen and Gin appear.
The rescue team all begin Hollowfication.
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101 Years Prior
Ninth Division Investigation
Night[25]
The Fall of Kisuke Urahara
Urahara and Tessai arrive at the scene.
Aizen, Gin, and Tōsen escape.
Urahara attempts to reverse his fellow Shinigami's Hollowfication but fails.
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101 Years Prior
Morning
The Fall of Kisuke Urahara
Urahara and Tessai are arrested and trialed.
Yoruichi stops the trial and escapes with Urahara and Tessai.
Urahara begins working on his new Gigai.
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Soul Society at Rest
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>55 Years Prior, The Year Of 1946 Byakuya Kuchiki marries Hisana.[26] FTBHisanaCoughingFit.png
50 Years Prior, The Year Of 1951
Spring
Morning
Hisana dies from illness.[27] Ep62HisanaDies.png
49 Years Prior, The Year Of 1952 Byakuya finds Rukia and adopts her into the Kuchiki Clan.[28]
Rukia is immediately accepted into the Gotei 13's 13th Division.
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44 Years Prior, The Year Of 1957 Renji Abarai graduates from Shinō Academy and joins the 5th Division of the Gotei 13.[29] E320 Renji Mugshot.png
Isshin's Desertion
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20 Years Prior
Approx. 2 Months Prior the Incident[30]
Sōsuke Aizen and his accomplices succeed at creating Hollow based on a dead Shinigami's soul.[31]
They start to test its capabilities on the Shinigami stationed in Naruki City.[32]
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20 Years Prior
Day of Incident
Night[33]
Isshin Shiba & Masaki Kurosaki vs. White
Isshin Shiba receives a report concerning mysterious deaths in Naruki City and departs.[34]
Isshin encounters the murderer and Aizen intervenes.[35]
Isshin meets Masaki Kurosaki for the first time.
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20 Years Prior
Day After the Incident
Mid-Day[36]
Isshin submits an incident report to Yamamoto.
Kisuke Urahara encounters Masaki.
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20 Years Prior
Day After the Incident
Evening[37]
Masaki succumbs to Hollowfication infection.
Isshin Shiba, Kisuke Urahara and Ryūken Ishida meet for the first time.
Isshin decides to save Masaki and Urahara bonds their souls.
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20 Years Prior
Few Days Later[38]
Masaki leaves the Ishida Household.
Isshin opens Kurosaki Clinic with Urahara's help.
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From 20 Years Prior
to 9 Years Prior[39]
Masaki enters the University after which she and Isshin marry.
Ichigo, Karin and Yuzu are born.
Ryūken and Kanae marry.
Uryū Ishida is born.
Tōshirō Hitsugaya masters Bankai and becomes 10th Division's captain.
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6 Years Prior[40] Yhwach initiates his Auswählen stealing Masaki & Kanae's Quincy powers.
Kanae slips into a coma and dies after 3 months.
Grand Fisher attacks Ichigo and Masaki dies defending him.
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Act 1 Timeline

The events that led up to and included the war with Aizen took place over the course of approximately six months during Ichigo's first year in high school. Ichigo became a Shinigami in the middle of May[41] on Friday at approximately 7:13 PM.[42] The timeline of these events is linked to the Japanese school year, with Ichigo acting as Rukia's substitute during the first term of high school (April to mid-July) and going to Soul Society during summer break (mid-July to end of August) with the Arrancar invasion and subsequent battles occurring in second term of high school (Beginning of September to late December). It must be noted that Soul Society anticipated that the decisive battle would take place in winter,[43] but Aizen moved early and the decisive battles instead took place in the middle of October (autumn) instead.[44]

Events Immediately Preceding Ichigo Becoming a Shinigami
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April 1st[45]
Ichigo and Chad start school and meet Keigo and Mizuiro
Orihime, Tatsuki and Uryū Ishida also start school and all are placed in class 1-3
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April 1st to Middle of May
Rukia is deployed to the living world[46]
Renji is made the vice-captain of the 6th Division[46]
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Agent of the Shinigami
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Middle of May[47]
Friday 2:23 AM[48]
Rukia Arrives in Karakura Town
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Middle of May[47]
Friday 7:13 PM[49]
Ichigo beats up some bullies and heads home
Rukia enters Ichigo's room
Fishbone D attacks the Kurosaki Clinic.
Rukia Kuchiki & Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Fishbone D
Ichigo becomes a Shinigami.
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Middle of May[47]
Rukia turns-up in Ichigo's school the next day and forces Ichigo to act as her substitute.
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Hexapodus
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Middle of May to Middle of June[50]
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Acidwire
The Cursed Parakeet: Rukia Kuchiki & Yasutora Sado vs. Shrieker, Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Shrieker
The Mod Soul Incident: Ichigo Kurosaki & Kon vs. Millipede-like hollow
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June 16th[51]
Ichigo notices the date and asks Rukia if he can have a day off from being a Substitute Shinigami
Tatsuki tells Orihime that Ichigo will be absent from school the next day.
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June 17th[52]
Six year anniversary of Masaki Kurosaki's death
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Grand Fisher
Tatsuki Arisawa tells Orihime about Ichigo's childhood and about his mother's death.
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June 18th[53]
Tatsuki finds Ichigo by the river bank where his mother was killed.
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June 18th to July 17th[50]
Ichigo attends Don Kanonji's live show
Ichigo Kurosaki & Don Kanonji vs. The Demi-Hollow
Soul Society uses footage from the show to find Rukia[54]
Few days after the filming, Ichigo meets Ishida
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July 18th[50]
The term results are announced
Ichigo follows Ishida, who challenges Ichigo to a duel
Yasutora Sado vs. Bulbous G
Orihime Inoue vs. Numb Chandelier
Ichigo Kurosaki & Uryū Ishida vs. The Menos Grande
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July 19th[50]
Yoruichi arrives
Ichigo invites Ishida to eat with his group
Orihime invites Rukia to eat with her group
Rukia attempts to leave without alerting Ichigo
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Renji Abarai & Byakuya Kuchiki
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July 20th[50]
Ichigo is forced to attend the last day of school by Urahara. He discovers that no one remembers Rukia except Orihime.
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July 21st to July 31st[50]
Trials of the Shattered Shaft
Ichigo trains with Kisuke Urahara
Ishida trains by himself
Orihime and Chad train with Yoruichi Shihōin.
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August 1st[55]Trials of the Shattered Shaft
Ichigo, Orihime, Chad and the others attend the Fireworks Festival
Orihime promises Tatsuki that she will return after she is done helping Ichigo.
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August 8th
1:00AM Trials of the Shattered Shaft
[56]
Ichigo, Orihime, Chad and Ishida start their journey to Soul Society with Yoruichi as a guide.
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Ryoka Invasion
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Time Shift
While passing through the Dangai Ichigo and his friends are chased by the Kōtotsu
This resulted in a gain of eight days due to a time anomaly[57]
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August 1st[50]
Arrival in Soul Society
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Jidanbō Ikkanzaka
Orihime heals Jidanbō
Ichigo meets Ganju Shiba
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August 2nd[50]
Ichigo and friends meet Kūkaku Shiba and spend the night at her house while she prepares the cannon and Ichigo works on controlling his spirit energy to create a barrier.
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August 3rd[50]
Kūkaku Shiba shoots Ichigo and companions into Seireitei
The group gets separated
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Ikkaku Madarame
Ganju Shiba vs. Yumichika Ayasegawa
Uryū Ishida vs. Jirōbō Ikkanzaka
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August 4th[50]
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Renji Abarai: Rematch
Byakuya orders Renji thrown in jail
Hanataro spends the night healing Ichigo and discovers that a Hollow mask has appeared on Ichigo's body to protect him from Renji's blow.
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August 5th[50]
Day Time
Conspiracy's Masterstroke: Illusory Assassination
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Kenpachi Zaraki
Yasutora Sado vs. Shunsui Kyōraku
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August 5th[50]
Night Time
First day of the Bankai Training
Uryū Ishida vs. Mayuri Kurotsuchi
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Gin Ichimaru
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August 6th[50]
Execution Day
Kenpachi decides to help Ichigo
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Kaname Tōsen & Sajin Komamura
Ikkaku Madarame vs. Tetsuzaemon Iba
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Shūhei Hisagi
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August 6th[50]
Execution Day
Renji Abarai vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Second day of the Bankai Training
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August 6th[50]
Rukia's Execution
Rukia's Execution begins but Ichigo interrupts
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Byakuya Kuchiki: Rematch
Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto vs. Shunsui Kyōraku & Jūshirō Ukitake
Yoruichi Shihōin vs. Suì-Fēng Isshin Kurosaki regains Shinigami powers.[58]
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August 6th[50]
Conspiracy Revealed: End Game
Hitsugaya finds Central 46 has been massacred
Rangiku Matsumoto vs. Izuru Kira
Aizen is revealed to be alive
Aizen stabs Hinamori and critically injures Hitsugaya
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August 6th[50]
Conspiracy Revealed: End Game
Aizen reveals his influence on all events
Aizen escape to Hueco Mundo with Gin and Tōsen
Ichigo and his friends are credited with saving Soul Society
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August 7th to August 13th[50]
Ichigo and his friends spend one week in Soul Society
Rukia informs Ichigo that she is remaining in Soul Society
Ukitake presents Ichigo with a Substitute Shinigami Badge
Group returns home, where Urahara meets them and apologizes to Ichigo.
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Arrancar Invasion
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Time Shift
While returning to the living world, Ichigo and his friends were once again chased by the Kōtotsu[59]
What effect it had on time is unknown
Events resumed with the start of the second semester of school.[60]
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September 1st[60]
The Cold War
Ichigo returns to school for the start of a new semester
Ichigo discovers that Tatsuki can see his badge
Later Ichigo battles a Hollow and learns from Orihime that Ishida has lost his powers.
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September 2nd[61]
The Cold War
Shinji comes to school and introduces himsellf to Ichigo
At night, Ichigo leaves his body to Kon and goes to fight a Hollow and encounters and learns of Shinji's true nature
Shinji offers Ichigo a chance to join the Visored, Ichigo turns him down.
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September 2nd[61]
The Cold War
Ishida is attacked by a Menos Hollow and Kon is attacked by Grand Fisher who mistakes him for Ichigo
Ishida is rescued by his father: Ryūken Ishida and Kon is rescued by Isshin Kurosaki.
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September 3rd[61]
The Cold War
Ichigo confronts Shinji at school
Ishida accepts his father's offer
Yammy Llargo and Ulquiorra Cifer invade Karakura Town
Orihime loses her offensive power.
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September 7th
Ichigo meets-up with Hitsugaya's Advance Team consisting of Rangiku, Rukia, Renji, Ikkaku and Yumichika
Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez leads his Fracción in an attack
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Di Roy Rinker
Ikkaku Madarame vs. Edrad Liones.
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September 7th
Renji Abarai vs. Yylfordt Granz
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Shawlong Koufang
Rangiku Matsumoto vs. Nakeem Grindina
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September 7th
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez
Kaname Tōsen interrupts and forces Grimmjow to return to Hueco Mundo
In Hueco Mundo, Grimmjow loses his arm and his rank.
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September 8th
Visored Training
Ichigo goes to the Visored base
Chad comes to Urahara seeking training
Ishida starts to regain his Quincy powers.
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September 8th to October 29th
Visored Training
Soul Society discovers Aizen's true intention
Orihime takes the news to Ichigo and meets the rest of the Visored
Hachi restores Orihime's offensive power
Orihime leaves with Rukia to train in Soul Society.
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October 29th
Good Bye Halcyon Days
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Luppi Antenor
Kisuke Urahara vs. Yammy Llargo
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez: Rematch
Orihime is intercepted by Ulquiorra in the Dangai and given 24 hours to say goodbye.
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October 30th
Good Bye Halcyon Days
Hachi partially heals Ichigo and sends him home
Orihime leaves Rangiku and Hitsuagya notes on how to take care of the house
Orihime comes into Ichigo's room at night and says goodbye.
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October 31st
Good Bye Halcyon Days
(Living World - Day)
Ichigo learns of Orihime's disappearance
Yamamoto declares Orihime a traitor and forbids her rescue
Ichigo is confronted by Tatsuki at school.
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October 31st
Good Bye Halcyon Days
(Living World - Night)
Urahara retrieves Ishida from his father's hospital
Ichigo, Chad and Ishida leave for Hueco Mundo sometime during the night.
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October 31st
Good Bye Halcyon Days
(Hueco Mundo)
Aizen welcomes Orihime and has her heal Grimmjow's arm
As Orihime heals, Aizen explains the nature of her power
Grimmjow kills Luppi and regains his rank.
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Invasion of Hueco Mundo
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October 31st to November 1st
Ichigo leaves the Human World and arrives in Hueco Mundo.
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November 1st
Hueco Mundo
Enter The Home of Hollows
Aizen and Orihime feel the tremors as they break in
Renji and Rukia also arrive to aid in Orihime's rescue.
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November 1st
Hueco Mundo
Morning[62]
Aizen calls a meeting of the Espada but forbids them from going after the intruders.
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November 1st
Las Noches:Tres Cifras
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio
Uryū Ishida vs. Cirucci Sanderwicci
Yasutora Sado vs. Gantenbainne Mosqueda
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November 1st
Las Noches:The Palace of the Espada
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Aaroniero Arruruerie
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Ulquiorra Cifer
Renji Abarai & Uryū Ishida vs. Szayelaporro Granz
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November 1st
Las Noches:The Palace of the Espada
Orihime's Confrontation
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez: Final Fight
Ichigo Kurosaki & Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck vs. Nnoitra Gilga
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November 1st
Arrival of the Gotei 13
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Zommari Rureaux
Mayuri Kurotsuchi vs. Szayelaporro Granz
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Nnoitra Gilga
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November 1st
Aizen launches the White Invasion
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November 1st
Las Noches:The 5th Tower
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Ulquiorra Cifer: Final Fight
Yammy's Rampage
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Rudobōn
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October 11th
Conclusion
Ichigo Kurosaki, Kenpachi Zaraki & Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Yammy Llargo
Mayuri sends Ichigo and Unohana to the Human World
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White Invasion
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November 1st
12:13 PM[63]
The Armies Assemble: Battle at Fake Karakura Town
Aizen is confronted by the Gotei 13
Yamamoto traps Aizen, Gin and Tōsen inside a flame prison.
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November 1st
Defend the Pillars
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Charlotte Chuhlhourne
Izuru Kira vs. Abirama Redder
Shūhei Hisagi vs. Findorr Calius
Ikkaku & Komamura vs Poww.
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November 1st
Captains Join the Fray
Suì-Fēng vs. Ggio Vega
Marechiyo Ōmaeda vs. Nirgge Parduoc
Rangiku & Momo vs Harribel's Fracción
Battle of the Chimera: Gotei 13 vs. Ayon
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November 1st
Captains vs. Espada
Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Lilynette Gingerbuck
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Tier Harribel
Suì-Fēng & Marechiyo Ōmaeda vs. Baraggan Louisenbairn
Shunsui Kyōraku & Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Coyote Starrk
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November 1st
The Arrival: The Visored Appear
Wonderweiss Margela arrives with Hooleer
The tide of battle turns against the Gotei 13
The Visored appear.
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November 1st
The End of the Espada
Hachigen Ushōda & Suì-Fēng vs. Baraggan Louisenbairn
Love Aikawa & Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi vs. Coyote Starrk
Shunsui Kyōraku vs. Coyote Starrk: Final Fight
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November 1st
Aizen's Impatience: Tense Situation
Hitsugaya, Lisa & Hiyori vs Harribel
Aizen grows impatient and attacks Harribel himself, then inviting the Gotei 13 and the Visored to fight him directly.
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November 1st
Mashiro & Kensei vs Wonderweiss
Sajin Komamura & Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kaname Tōsen
Shinji Hirako vs. Sōsuke Aizen
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November 1st
Ichigo Returns
The Gotei 13 & The Visored vs. Sōsuke Aizen
Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto vs. Wonderweiss Margela
Yamamoto sacrifices his left arm attempting to perform Ittō Kasō against Aizen.
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October 11th
Conclusion
Isshin, Urahara, Yoruichi vs. Aizen
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Gin Ichimaru
Aizen & Gin leave for Soul Society.
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Invasion of Soul Society
Date Fights, Battles & Events Image
November 1st
Gin and Aizen Arrive in Karakura Town
Gin Ichimaru vs. Sōsuke Aizen
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Sōsuke Aizen
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November 1st
Aftermath
Mayuri sends Karakura Town back to the Human world
Hiyori is saved by Unohana
Kenpachi and Byakuya return to Soul Society after defeating Yammy
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November 11[64]
Aizen is sentenced by the Central 46 to 18,800 years in Muken, the 8th and lowest level of the underground prison.
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December 2[65]
Ichigo wakes up in his room, surrounded by his friends
Rukia confirms that Ichigo is going to lose all his Reiryoku.
Rukia and Ichigo say farewell as the last of Ichigo's Reiryoku fades away.
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Act 2 Timeline

The events that led up to and included the Quincy Blood War took place over the course of approximately two months in 2003, during Ichigo's third year in high school. Ichigo meets Kūgo Ginjō, gains a Fullbring, and eventually regains his Shinigami powers over the month of May, while the war against Yhwach and the Wandenreich began on June 11th and lasted for approximately 9 days.[66]

Tale of the Lost Agent
Date Fights, Battles & Events Image
May 2003
Back From Black
Monday 7:00 AM[67]
After 17 months, Ichigo Kurosaki still continues life as a normal teenager.
Karin and Yuzu prepare for their entrance ceremonies.
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May
Back From Black
Monday
Afternoon
Ichigo stops a robber.
Ichigo returns the stolen backpack to its owner, who happens to own a Substitute Shinigami Badge.
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May
Back From Black
Thursday
Morning to Mid-Day
A group of thugs fight with Ichigo and Uryū.
Ichigo is taken to Unagiya Shop.
Ichigo is questioned about Isshin.
Kūgo Ginjō officially introduces himself to Ichigo and hands him a special card.
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May
Back From Black
Thursday
Evening to Night
Uryū is attacked and hospitalized.
Ichigo and Orihime visit Uryū at the hospital.
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May
Back From Black
Thursday
Late Night
Ichigo phones and is welcomed to Xcution.
Over the phone, Ichigo is told when and where he should meet Kūgo.
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May
Welcome To Our Xcution
Friday
Morning to Mid-Day
Orihime visits Sado's home but finds that there is no one there.
Sado is revealed to be a Fullbringer.
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May
Fullbring Training
Friday
Mid-Day to Evening
Orihime's Encounter
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May
Friday
Late Night
Ichigo is told about Shūkurō Tsukishima.
Ichigo witnesses Isshin and Urahara meeting up together in an alley but decides not to follow them.
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May
Fullbring Training, Round 2
Saturday
Morning to Mid-Day
Orihime speaks to Sado about Tsukishima.
Ichigo Kurosaki & Kūgo Ginjō vs. Shūkurō Tsukishima
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May
Saturday
Evening
Orihime is called to heal Uryū's injuries.
Sado meets up with Orihime.
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May
Fullbring Training, Round 3
Saturday to Sunday[68]
Late Night
11:35 PM[69] to 1:05 AM[69]
Ichigo continues his Fullbring Training inside Yukio's Fullbring, Invaders Must Die.
Orihime and Sado enter the dimension within Invaders Must Die.
Ichigo completes his Fullbring.
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May
Fullbring Training, Round 3
Sunday[68]1:05 AM[69]
Everyone exits Yukio's Fullbring.
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May
Sunday[68]
Ichigo and Kūgo move to a secret hideout.
Ichigo and Kūgo are discovered and taken to Tsukishima's mansion.
Ichigo Kurosaki & Kūgo Ginjō vs. Shūkurō Tsukishima & Xcution
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May
Death & Strawberry: Deathberry Returns
Sunday[68]
Rukia appears and restores Ichigo's powers.
Ichigo Kurosaki becomes a Shinigami again.
Gotei 13 arrive.
Ginjō's past is revealed.
Ginjō shares Ichigo's Fullbring with the other Xcution members.
Yukio places everyone in different chatrooms.
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May
Sunday[68]
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Giriko Kutsuzawa
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Yukio Hans Vorarlberna
Ikkaku Madarame vs. Moe Shishigawara
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May
Sunday[68]
Renji Abarai vs. Jackie Tristan
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Riruka Dokugamine
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Shūkurō Tsukishima
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May
Sunday[68]
Ichigo Kurosaki & Uryū Ishida vs. Kūgo Ginjō
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May
Aftermath
Sunday[68]
Daybreak[70]
Riruka takes an attack meant for Ichigo.
Tsukishima dies.
Jackie buries Giriko's corpse.
The effects of Book of the End are dispelled.
Renji takes Ginjō's corpse to Soul Society.[71]
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May
Aftermath
Sunday[68]
Early Morning[72]
Ichigo heads to Soul Society and requests that the Gotei 13 return Ginjo's body.
Riruka leaves.
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Quincy Blood War
Date Fights, Battles & Events Image
June 11th
Soul Society[66]
The Shinigami Research and Development Institute analyzes the mass amount of Hollows disappearing. 480Color page 2.png
June 11th
Soul Society[66]
Ryūnosuke Yuki and Shino prepare for their new mission: protecting Karakura Town. 480Ryunosuke profile.png
June 11th
Karakura Town[66]
Upon arriving in Karakura Town, Ryūnosuke and Shino are saved by Ichigo and his friends when they are attacked by Hollows. 481Ichigo's group prepares.png
June 13th
Karakura Town[66]
Ichigo begins to fight Asguiaro Ebern. 482Ichigo vs. Ebern.png
June 13th
Soul Society[66]
Ikkaku and Yumichika investigate the numerous Rukongai disappearances. 482Ikkaku and Yumichika investigate.png
June 13th
Soul Society
First Division Barracks[66]
Yamamoto is confronted by a mysterious group, which declares war on Soul Society. 482Rise of the Wandenreich.png
June 13th
Soul Society
First Division Barracks[66]
Chōjirō Sasakibe reveals important information about the enemy before passing away. 483Chojiro is impaled.png
June 13th
Return to Hueco Mundo[66]
Ichigo and his friends learn about the recent change in authority within Hueco Mundo. 485Nel tackles.png
June 13th
In the Garganta [66]
Ichigo infiltrates Hueco Mundo. 487Return to Hueco Mundo.png
June 13th
Hueco Mundo[66]
Ichigo and friends confront Quilge Opie. 488Quilge defeats.png
June 13th
Seireitei[66]
The Wandenreich begin their first invasion of Soul Society. 490Sternritter gather.png
June 13th
Soul Society[66]
The captains begin fighting against the Sternritter. 496Hitsugaya loses.png
June 13th
Soul Society[66]
Ichigo is temporarily trapped within the Garganta. 499The Jail.png
June 13th
Soul Society[66]
Byakuya is defeated by Äs Nödt. 501As attacks.png
June 13th
Soul Society[66]
Yamamoto falls against Yhwach. 511Yamamoto is bifurcated.png
June 13th
Soul Society[66]
Yhwach and Ichigo begin to fight, but Yhwach is soon forced to retreat. 513Yhwach stabs.png
June 13th
Soul Society[66]
The Royal Guard arrive to begin preparations and take several guests back with them. 517Royal Guard arrive.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Urahara recruits Riruka and Yukio to create a method of transportation between realms using a Valley of Screams. 625Urahara meets.png
June 13th
Soul Society[66]
Shunsui is appointed the new Captain-Commander. 520Shunsui receives.png
June 13th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo and the Royal Guard arrive at the Soul King Palace. 518Soul King Palace.png
June 13th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo and Renji heal at Tenjirō Kirinji's palace. 520Kirinji orders.png
June 13th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo and Renji feast at Kirio Hikifune's palace. 521Gatonden.png
June 13th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo and Renji meet Ōetsu Nimaiya. 522Nimaiya pranks.png
June 13th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo and Renji are forced to fight the Asauchi. 523Asauchi attack.png
June 13th
Soul Society[66]
Unohana and Kenpachi battle to reawaken Kenpachi's power. 523Unohana vs. Kenpachi.png
June 16th
Soul Society[66]
Kenpachi kills Unohana and communicates with his Zanpakutō for the first time. 526Kenpachi impales.png
June 16th
Soul King Palace[66]
Due to Ichigo's failure to appease the Asauchi, he is sent back to Karakura Town. 528Ichigo arrives.png
June 16th
Karakura Town[66]
Ichigo goes to Ikumi Unagiya's home to avoid going back to his, but is caught by Isshin. 528Isshin confronts.png
June 16th-17th
Karakura Town[66]
Isshin tells Ichigo about how he met Masaki. 536Isshin explains.png
June 17th
Silbern[66]
Jugram Haschwalth brings Uryū Ishida to the Wandenreich headquarters. 537Uryu's Wandenreich outfit.png
June 17th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo is brought back to the Soul King Palace and chooses his Asauchi. 538Ichigo chooses.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
The captains who lost their Bankai begin training. 539Sui-Feng trains.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Komamura performs his clan's Humanification technique to become Human. 557Komamura's heart.png
June 17th
Ichigo's Inner World[66]
As Ichigo's Zanpakutō is being forged, "Zangetsu" reveals he is an imposter. 541Zangetsu fades.png
June 17th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo receives his reforged Zanpakutō. 542True Zangetsu.png
June 17th
Silbern[66]
Yhwach names Uryū as his successor. 543Yhwach bestows.png
June 17th
Soul King Palace[66]
Rukia and Renji visit Senjumaru Shutara. 545Senjumaru's palace.png
June 17th
Soul King Palace[66]
Rukia and Renji train with Ichibē Hyōsube. 545Rukia and Renji train.png
June 17th
Soul King Palace[66]
Byakuya wakes from his coma and has his injuries healed at Kirinji's palace. 545Byakuya recovers.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
The second Wandenreich invasion begins. 546Yhwach, Haschwalth, and Uryu watch.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
BG9 engages Marechiyo Ōmaeda. 549BG9's Spirit Weapon.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Hitsugaya and Rangiku engage Bazz-B. 547Hitsugaya and Rangiku appear.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Suì-Fēng begins fighting BG9. 549Sui-Feng drops.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
The captains initially gain the upper hand. 549Mukyu Shunko.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
BG9 recovers and deals a devastating blow to Suì-Fēng. 550BG9 reveals.png
June 17th
Soul Society (Unseen)[66]
Cang Du wounds Rangiku. 552Rangiku is wounded.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Bazz-B grievously wounds Hitsugaya. 551Hitsugaya is wounded.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Cang arrives to finish off Hitsugaya. 551Cang arrives.png
June 17th
Soul Society
Shinigami Research and Development Institute[66]
Mayuri receives a call from Urahara with important news. 551Mayuri receives.png
June 17th
Soul Society
Shinigami Research and Development Institute[66]
Urahara arrives in Soul Society with the Shin'eiyaku. 552Urahara arrives.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
The captains take the Shin'eiyaku. 552Hitsugaya takes.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Cang is injured by the Hollowfied Daiguren Hyōrinmaru. 552Cang loses.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Suì-Fēng uses her recovered Bankai to grievously wound BG9. 553Explosion occurs.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Hitsugaya uses the Bankai he recovered to defeat Cang. 553Hitsugaya defeats.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Shinji and Komamura confront Bambietta Basterbine. 554Komamura confronts.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
The Sternritter activate Quincy: Vollständig. 554Vollstandigs activate.png
June 17th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo departs from the Soul King Palace to Soul Society after gaining new clothing. 555Ichigo's Oken clothing.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Momo Hinamori attempts to attack Bambietta. 556Momo attempts.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Komamura activates Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō: Dangai Jōe and overpowers Bambietta by forcing her bombs into her own body. 557Kokujo Tengen Myo'o slashes.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Komamura's great-grandfather prepares to devour Komamura's heart. 558Elder consumes.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Komamura transforms into a wolf. 558Komamura transforms.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Iba arrives and prepares to take Komamura to Silbern in order to confront Yhwach. 558Iba arrives.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Candice, Liltotto, Giselle, and Meninas find Bambietta. 558Candice, Liltotto, Giselle, and Meninas stand.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Haschwalth is called back to the Wandenreich HQ. 559Haschwalth is called.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Yhwach decides to pass judgement on BG9 and Cang for having been defeated in their respective battles. 559BG9 and Cang sit.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Haschwalth passes judgement on Cang. 559Haschwalth asks.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Mask De Masculine ambushes Ikkaku, Yumichika, and Hisagi. 559Mask attacks.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Rukia and Renji arrive in Soul Society. 559Rukia and Renji arrive.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Kensei and Rose confront Mask. 560Kensei prevents.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Kensei overpowers Mask with his Bankai, Tekken Tachikaze, but The Superstar triggers, allowing Mask to gain the advantage. 560Mask appears.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Rose activates his Bankai, Kinshara Butōdan, after Mask defeats Kensei, but is incapacitated by Mask's Star Flash. 561Rose is hit.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Renji arrives and prevents Mask from finishing off Rose. 561Renji appears.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Rukia arrives and takes Kensei and Rose away to be healed. 562Rukia lands.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
Renji overpowers Mask, forcing him to take a new form and activate his Quincy: Vollständig. 562Renji slices.png
June 17th
Soul Society[66]
After Mask unleashes his ultimate attack, Renji activates his true Bankai, Sōō Zabimaru, and incinerates him with Sōō Zabimaru, Zaga Teppō. 564Mask crumbles.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Haschwalth explains Yhwach's soul-sharing ability to Uryū and reveals all of their souls are tied to Yhwach. 565Haschwalth explains.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Rukia encounters Äs, who reveals he intends to kill her in order to draw out Byakuya, and is revealed to be immune to The Fear, having temporarily "killed" her body with the true power of Sode no Shirayuki. 566As confronts.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Rukia manages to freeze Äs solid by lowering the temperature to absolute zero, but he recovers and activate his Quincy: Vollständig, Tatarforas, which finally causes Rukia to experience fear. 568As's Vollstandig, Tatarforas.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Byakuya arrives and shatters The Fear, demonstrates the improved power of his Shikai, and acknowledges Rukia's strength for the first time. 569Byakuya shreds.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Gaining new resolve from Byakuya's acknowledgement, Rukia activates her Bankai, Hakka no Togame, which freezes Äs solid and shatters him. 570Hakka no Togame.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Guenael Lee confronts Yachiru and Isane, who is healing Rose and Kensei. 570Guenael appears.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Guenael begins fighting Yachiru, who manages to repeatedly attack him on instinct despite his ability to hide his presence before releasing her Shikai and attacking him with it. 571Sanpo Kenju.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Gremmy Thoumeaux arrives and kills Guenael for failing to defeat Yachiru, whose bones he turns into cookies with The Visionary when she attacks him. 572Gremmy arrives.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Kenpachi arrives, prompting Gremmy to create a stage for them to fight on; despite Gremmy's claims of being invincible due to his power of imagination, Kenpachi effortlessly cuts through his body. 573Kenpachi vs. Gremmy.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
While battling Gremmy, who heals himself, Kenpachi realizes the effects of The Visionary on a person will no longer work if Gremmy's attention is shifted away from that individual and has Yachiru leave the stage before continuing to attack Gremmy, who realizes he truly wishes to kill Kenpachi and begins fighting more seriously. 575Gremmy creates.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
After nearly killing himself with The Visionary, Gremmy clones himself and summons a meteorite to obliterate Soul Society, prompting Kenpachi to release his real Shikai, Nozarashi, and destroy the meteorite with a single attack. 577Kenpachi's Shikai, Nozarashi.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Gremmy traps Kenpachi in a void of space, severely damaging his body, before having all of his clones self-destruct in a massive explosion, but qhen Kenpachi survives this assault as well, Gremmy attempts to become stronger than him, only to have his body be unable to handle this newfound power and tear itself apart. 578Gremmy's body tears.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Gremmy's body fades away as his real body, a brain in a tank, falls on the ground. Shortly afterward, Kenpachi realizes Yachiru is missing. 579Gremmy bursts.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Candice Catnipp, Giselle Gewelle, Liltotto Lamperd, and Meninas McAllon massacre the 11th Division members nearby and incapacitate Kenpachi. 579Sternritter arrive.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Kenpachi is saved by the arrival of Ichigo, who begins to fight the four Sternritter. 582Candice attacks.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
When Candice decides to take him on personally, Ichigo effortlessly holds her at bay and destroys her arm with a new technique, Getsuga Jūjishō. 583Getsuga Jujisho.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Yhwach begins moving forward with the next phase of his plan. 584Cross appears.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
After Candice has Giselle regenerate her arm, Bazz-B arrives with his Quincy: Vollständig active and shoots down the four Sternritter with Burner Finger 1 with the intent of taking on Ichigo by himself, only for three more Sternritter to join him with the same goal in mind as the female Sternritter recover. 584Sternritter surround Ichigo.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
As a beam of light pierces the sky, Yhwach reveals he intends to invade the Soul King Palace while the 72 barriers between it and Soul Society are still open from Ichigo crashing through them; when the Sternritter prevent Ichigo from leaving to stop Yhwach, Renji and several other Shinigami arrive to take them on in his stead. 585Shinigami arrive.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
The Sternritter activate their Quincy: Vollständig and attack the Shinigami. 586Gotei 13 vs. Sternritter.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
As Ichigo learns of Uryū's betrayal and Orihime and Sado arrive in Soul Society via Garganta,|Yhwach, Haschwalth, and Uryū depart for the Soul King Palace. 587Group departs.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Renji attacks Bazz-B and insults his mohawk, prompting an enraged Bazz-B to use Burner Finger 4 and attack him in response. 587Burner Finger 4.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Yhwach, Haschwalth, and Uryū arrive at the Soul King Palace; Haschwalth summons several Soldat to invade the palace, but Kirinji appears and repels them before releasing his Zanpakutō, Kinpika, and attacking Yhwach. 588Yhwach, Haschwalth, and Uryu arrive.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Ikkaku and Yumichika confront Giselle, whom Yumichika accuses of being a man; angered by Yumichika's accusation, Giselle summons Bambietta's corpse. 588Bambietta arrives.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Urahara prepares to send Ichigo, Orihime, and Sado to the Soul King Palace as Yoruichi arrives with several bottles containing the large amounts of energy gained from closing the rifts in the Human World. 589Yoruichi reveals.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Ikkaku and Yumichika fight Bambietta's corpse, with Yumichika deducing the true nature of The Explode and helping Ikkaku attack her; however, Giselle has Bambietta incapacitate Ikkaku and Yumichika and prepares to turn them into zombies, but is interrupted by the arrival of Mayuri. 589Daichi Tenyo.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
When Giselle has Bambietta begin attacking Mayuri, he reveals he has devised a way to nullify The Explode; this prompts Giselle to summon several Shinigami zombies to fight him, but Mayuri summons four resurrected Arrancar to fight them in response. 590Arrancar arrive.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
As the Arrancar begin slaughtering the Shinigami zombies, Giselle reattaches Bambietta's arm, only to be confronted by Charlotte, who claims Giselle resembles him before effortlessly defeating Bambietta; this prompts Giselle to bring out her trump card - a zombified Hitsugaya. 591Hitsugaya arrives.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Hitsugaya quickly and grievously cuts down Ikkaku, Yumichika, and Charlotte as Mayuri deduces he was turned into a zombie before death, which prompts him to take on Hitsugaya himself in order to test out new drugs on him. 592Hitsugaya slashes.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Hitsugaya seemingly kills Mayuri twice, but each time the latter comes back unscathed; it is eventually revealed that Charlotte's blood put a Postcognition Drug into Hitsugaya's system, rendering him unable to actually kill Mayuri and quickly rendering him immobile by putting strain on his hippocampus. 593Hitsugaya collapses.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
After completely paralyzing Hitsugaya with Ashisogi Jizō, Mayuri injects him with a substance that causes him great pain, summoning the zombified Kensei, Rose, and Rangiku to the scene; this prompts Mayuri to have his remaining Arrancar take them on. 594Zombies arrive.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Eventually, Kensei and Rose collapse after being exposed to the Precognition Drug as well, and Mayuri takes control of them using a Blood Reorganization Drug, causing them to turn on Giselle and stab her through the heart. 596Kensei and Rose stand.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Elsewhere, Byakuya defeats Candice, NaNaNa, and Robert, only to be confronted by Hisagi, who has been controlled by PePe Waccabrada's The Love; PePe also takes control of Meninas, who attacks Liltotto. 594Byakuya attacks.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
After incapacitating Hisagi, Byakuya faces off against PePe, who takes control of his Zanpakutō with The Love and has Hisagi wield it against Byakuya; when Byakuya proves resistant to the effects of The Love, PePe activates his Quincy: Vollständig and prepares to kill him, but is interrupted by the arrival of Kensei and Rose. 595PePe's Vollstandig, Gudoero.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Kensei incapacitates Hisagi and Mayuri explains how he took control of the two captains to Byakuya; PePe tries to use The Love on Kensei, but Mayuri reveals his zombies do not comprehend love as Kensei pummels PePe. 596Mayuri arrives.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
While swearing vengeance, PePe is confronted by Liltotto, who devours him as revenge for nearly killing her. 597Liltotto prepares.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Kirinji finds himself unable to directly attack Yhwach, who is confronted by Senjumaru and her Divine Soldiers; when they also prove unable to harm Yhwach, Nianzol Weizol reveals himself as the source of this phenomenon. 597Soldiers encircle.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Before Ichigo, Orihime, Sado, and Yoruichi depart for the Soul King Palace, Ganju arrives with an aerial map that he claims is the only way they can reach the palace, and departs with them shortly afterward. 598Ganju's map.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Learning of Nianzol's ability to deflect all attacks that he can see, Senjumaru distracts him with a surprise attack from several Divine Soldiers while she resews his outfit, which quickly impales him with dozens of spikes. 598Nianzol realizes.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
As Nianzol dies, Senjumaru turns to Yhwach, who brings out Soldat to combat the Divine Soldiers and his own elite guard, the Schutzstaffel, to fight the Royal Guard. 599Schutzstaffel appear.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After Gerard Valkyrie overwhelms Senjumaru and Pernida Parnkgjas destroys a larger Divine Soldier, Lille Barro seemingly kills her and destroys the surrounding cities. 600Lille destroys.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
However, this is revealed to be a ruse on Senjumaru's part, with the real palace hidden by Ichibē, as the Quincy are trapped in a Cage of Life by Hikifune and confronted by Nimaiya. 600Nimaiya draws.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Nimaiya makes short work of the Schutzstaffel with Sayafushi, a sword with immense cutting power, but is caught off-guard when Askin Nakk Le Vaar not only survives his assault, but begins to incapacitate him with The Deathdealing. 601Nimaiya slashes.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Upon learning that Askin has made his own blood fatal to him, Nimaiya cuts his throat to let some of it out and then has Kirinji replace his blood with water from his Blood Pond Hell, allowing him to recover and defeat Askin. 602Nimaiya defeats.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
While Nimaiya plans out his battle strategy, Yhwach's hands shine with a bright light that engulfs the Cage of Life. 603Light shines.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Giselle revives and heals herself by consuming Bambietta Basterbine's blood before beating Bambietta to death for attempting to stop her. 603Giselle beats.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
As Liltotto finds Giselle, Robert appears and hysterically explaina how all of the Sternritter in the Seireitei will die from Yhwach's Auswählen before being killed as a beam of light engulfs him, Bazz-B, and NaNaNa. 603Robert is killed.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach uses the stolen power of the Sternritter below to revive his Schutzstaffel before telling them to go forth. 603Yhwach revives.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Bazz-B and Liltotto survive the Auswählen and proclaim that they will not die here as Shunsui realizes the Soul King Palace is in danger. 604Shunsui sees.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
While Haschwalth explains how the Auswählen redistributes power, Lille grievously wounds Nimaiya with the true form of The X-Axis. 604Nimaiya is shot.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Pernida uses The Compulsory to destroy part of the Cage of Life, allowing Yhwach to confront Ichibē. 604Yhwach confronts.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Shunsui moves through the ruins of the Wandenreich City and meets with Ukitake, who has begun the Kamikake, before leaving to meet with Central 46. 605Kamikake.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichibē begins his fight with Yhwach by forcing him out of the Soul King Palace with Senri Tsūtenshō, prompting Yhwach to shoot himself with a Heilig Pfeil in order to return to the battlefield. 605Senri Tsutensho.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Hiyori, Love, Lisa, and Hachigen arrive in Soul Society and meet up with Urahara, who has Yūshirō Shihōin bring several items to him. 606Visored arrive.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichibē and Yhwach begin to clash seriously, with Ichibē revealing his brush's ability to erase parts of names and leave those affected with reduced power before erasing half of Yhwach's name and sending him flying. 606Ichibei vs. Yhwach.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
However, Yhwach restores his strength and erects a barrier of Blut Vene Anhaben around himself; when Ichibē seemingly dispels it with Ura Hadō: Sannodō — Teppūsatsu, Yhwach attempts to consume his body with the technique, only for Ichibē to reverse it with sheer physical strength before releasing his Zanpakutō, Ichimonji. 607Teppusatsu.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichibē attacks Yhwach, who learns that the ink produced by Ichimonji removes the name of whatever it splashes on; when Yhwach tries to steal his power with Sankt Altar, Ichibē reveals that he draws his power from all the black in the world before removing Yhwach's name. 608Ink covers.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichibē releases his Shinuchi, Shirafude Ichimonji, and gives Yhwach the name "Black Ant" before stomping him out of the Soul King Palace. However, Yhwach's Schrift, The Almighty, finally activates, allowing him to return to the palace while restoring his own name and power. 609Yhwach recovers.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Learning that The Almighty grants Yhwach clairvoyance, Ichibē attempts to completely and utterly destroy his soul with Futen Taisatsuryō, but Yhwach dispels it and blows Ichibē apart. 610Futen Taisatsuryo.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach moves toward the main palace as the rest of the Royal Guard are defeated. 611Yhwach walks.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo and his friends arrive at the palace and discover Ichibē's remains; after Ichigo calls out his name at his behest, Ichibē resurrects himself and explains the situation to the group, which rushes to the main palace. 611Group rushes.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach finds and stabs the Soul King and bids him farewell while addressing him as his father. 611Yhwach stabs.png
June 18th
Seireitei[66]
Renji and Rukia meet up with Shinji, Marechiyo, Suì-Fēng, and Hinamori at a building, which turns out to be a laboratory set up by Urahara, who explains the status of the other captains and lieutenants before revealing his plan to break into the Soul King Palace. 612Urahara's laboratory.png
June 18th
Seireitei[66]
Ukitake finishes his treatment of the injured. 613Ukitake reveals.png
June 18th
Seireitei[66]
When Kenpachi emerges and asks him where Yachiru is, Urahara reveals the rest of the 11th Division is searching for her, and is forced to stop Kenpachi when he attempts to leave to look for her himself; Nanao convinces Kenpachi to stand down and let his division handle the search for Yachiru. 613Nanao confronts.png
June 18th
Seireitei[66]
As Urahara begins handing out spheres for the Shinigami to charge with their Reiatsu in preparation for the transport, the rest of the Visored arrive at the laboratory; Hiyori begins pouring out the energy gathered in the Human World while Urahara reveals his method of entering the palace is creating doors to the Royal Realm. 614Doorway appears.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
As Ichigo and his friends confront him, Yhwach reveals that they are too late to save the Soul King; Ichigo attempts to help the king, but Yhwach's Reiatsu triggers his Quincy blood and forces him to attack instead, mortally wounding the Soul King. 614Ichigo slashes.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo attacks Yhwach, who claims there is no reason to fight him anymore because Soul Society is going to be obliterated. 615Ichigo and Yhwach clash.png
June 18th
All Three Realms[66]
With the Soul King no longer present to maintain the cycle of souls, the realms begin crumbling. 615Urahara watches.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yoruichi traps Yhwach with dozens of razor-sharp wires to buy some time for Orihime to revive the Soul King, but Orihime's Sōten Kisshun fails to work on the Soul King. 615Soten Kisshun shatters.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Ukitake reveals that he will replace the Soul King by sacrificing his life to Mimihagi, the right hand of the Soul King that dwells within his body. 616Ukitake completes Kamikake.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Shunsui visits Sōsuke Aizen in Muken. 616Shunsui visits.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Mimihagi reaches the Soul King and stabilizes him. 617Mimihagi grabs.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Shunsui prepares to release the seal on Aizen's mouth so they can talk. 617Shunsui prepares.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
The Shinigami fail to stabilize a doorway to the palace due to Ukitake's vast Reiatsu being absent, however, the Visored reappear as Mayuri arrives and reveals a Reiatsu Amplifier, allowing the Shinigami to stabilize the doorway. 617Mayuri and Nemu arrive.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Aizen manages to remove the other seals on his body and confronts Shunsui, who reveals that he has come to take Aizen to the surface because they are in the same predicament. 617Aizen emerges.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach attempts to destroy the Soul King and Mimihagi, but Ichigo stops him while Yoruichi creates a Kidō barrier around the Soul King in preparation for replacing him. 618Unnamed Barrier.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo blasts Yhwach out of the palace with a Getsuga Tenshō and prepares to battle him, but Yhwach claims that all of Ichigo's actions up until now have benefited him because they share the same blood. 619Yhwach claims.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Uryū arrives and shoots Yoruichi in the shoulder with a Heilig Pfeil; her resulting momentary lapse in concentration causes the barrier she erected around the Soul King to shatter. 619Barrier shatters.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach blasts Ichigo away before moving to the Soul King and Mimihagi, while Pernida prevents Yoruichi from interfering, Yhwach begins ripping Mimihagi off of the Soul King, causing the palace to split in two. 619Yhwach rips.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Uryū explains his allegiance to Ichigo before knocking his group off the palace when the remaining Schutzstaffel arrive to confront them. 620Schutzstaffel arrive.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Orihime manages to catch her friends with Santen Kesshun, and Yoruichi prepares to pull them up to one of the cities; however, Kon bursts out of Ichigo's pocket in his muscular body, causing Ichigo to be knocked out when he hits his head against Orihime's. 624Kon bursts.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After absorbing Mimihagi and its power, Yhwach decides to take everything that belongs to the Soul King before firing a beam of darkness at the Seireitei. 620Yhwach absorbs.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Mimihagi is forcefully ripped out of Ukitake. 621Mimihagi bursts.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
The beam of darkness hits the Shakonmaku, causing the Seireitei to be cloaked in darkness. 621Darkness hits.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach dissolves into a multitude of small black creatures, which Haschwalth states are the manifestation of the Soul King's unrestricted power, that begin pouring out of the palace and heading toward the Seireitei as Haschwalth notes their enemy is now the Shinigami. 621Creatures pour.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
The Shinigami begin fighting off the creatures, but to no avail. 621Shinigami fight.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Aizen arrives and instructs the other Shinigami to crush the creatures with their Reiatsu instead of using their swords. 621Aizen arrives.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
After destroying the remainder of the creatures with Hadō #90. Kurohitsugi and severely cracking the veil of darkness, Aizen prepares to create a pathway to the palace for the Shinigami. 622Kurohitsugi.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
Aizen's Reiatsu destroys the remainder of the veil of darkness before suddenly dissipating, prompting Mayuri to explain how Aizen's restraints can only restrain his Reiatsu to his body before mocking Aizen for thinking he could overcome Mayuri's technological prowess with his power. 623Aizen's Reiatsu surges.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
NaNaNa incapacitates Aizen with The Underbelly as he, Bazz-B, Liltotto, and Giselle confront the Shinigami; however, Bazz-B shoots NaNaNa through the chest with Burner Finger 1 and reveals he and the other Sternritter will help the Shinigami get to the palace in exchange for being taken along with them to kill Yhwach. 623Bazz-B reveals.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
The Shinigami and the Sternritter begin working together to create the doorway. 624Sternritter help.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yoruichi wakes up an unconscious Ichigo and declares it is time for them to take revenge before having Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez come to the palace via Garganta. 624Grimmjow arrives.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Grimmjow confronts Ichigo and prepares to battle him once more; however, they are interrupted by Nelliel, who has had a device created for her by Urahara that allows her to return to her adult form at any time. 625Nelliel appears.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
A large box containing a modified Valley of Screams appears in the Garganta, and Riruka and Yukio appear inside of it; inside, Yoruichi explains to Ichigo how they are going to use this transport to sneak inside the palace. 625Modified Valley of Screams.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
The Schutzstaffel discuss their inability to go near Yhwach, who has fully asborbed the Soul King. 625Yhwach fully absorbs.png
June 18th
Garganta[66]
Ichigo's group begins moving toward the palace. 626Valley of Screams moves.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
As Yhwach reveals that he has gained a mask of eyes from absorbing the Soul King, the top of the palace shatters from Yhwach's immense power as Yhwach decides to remake the Quincy nation. 626Haschwalth kneels.png
June 18th
Garganta[66]
Yukio informs the group that he will not be joining them in the fight against Yhwach, and Ichigo convinces Riruka to stay behind in order to protect him. 627Yukio informs.png
June 18th
Soul Society[66]
The Wandenreich city is torn apart and lifted upward; Urahara completes the doorway to the Royal Realm as the Shinigami forces prepare to enter. 627Doorway is completed.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo and his friends arrive at the palace, only to find Yhwach has placed the Wandenreich city there. 627Ichigo arrives.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
The Gotei 13 forces arrive in the Royal Realm and are shocked by its new appearance, only to realize Yhwach has restructured the palace and surrounding cities to his liking. 628Zeichen Palace.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yoruichi notices the presence of her brother Yūshirō, causing Ichigo and his friends to wonder what he looks like. 628Ichigo and friends envision.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
As the Shinigami learn that they cannot use Shunpo because Yhwach has increased the Reishi concentration in the air, Yhwach creates a towering new palace in the center of the Royal Realm that he labels Wahrwelt. 628Wahrwelt.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Haschwalth reports the presence of the intruders to Yhwach, who decides to call his new stronghold Wahrwelt. 628Haschwalth reports.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
The Shinigami forces begin advancing toward the palace. 629Shinigami move out.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Mayuri, Kenpachi, and their primary subordinates arrive separately from the main group of Shinigami, having entered the doorway later. 629Kenpachi appears.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo's group moves toward the palace as Yoruichi and Sado discuss what their new strategy should be after losing the element of surprise; suddenly, Grimmjow decides to rush ahead and encounters Askin, whom he attacks. 629Askin is attacked.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Bazz-B, Liltotto, and Giselle reach Silbern. 629Sternritter arrive.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Askin flees from Ichigo's group, prompting Grimmjow to begin pursuing him. 630Askin flees.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Haschwalth is informed that the Schutzstaffel have each moved to different parts of the city and that Uryū is among them; however, he is confronted by Bazz-B, who declares his intention to kill Haschwalth because he will be killing Yhwach's power, which Haschwalth gains at night, along with him. 630Bazz-B and Haschwalth clash.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Haschwalth quickly proves he is far superior to Bazz-B in combat and effortlessly overwhelms him; despite this, Bazz-B continues to fight with grievous injuries. 633Haschwalth slashes.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Haschwalth cuts Bazz-B's arm off, leading the latter to use Burning Full Fingers with his remaining hand; however, Haschwalth avoids Bazz-B's final attack and defeats him. 634Haschwalth defeats.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach defeats Liltotto and Giselle. 635Liltotto is defeated.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Gerard is unable to find anyone to fight and curses his teammates for it. 635Gerard yells.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Askin continues to flee from Grimmjow, only to incapacitate him with a ball of poison. 635Askin flees.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Lille begins picking off stragglers from the group of Shinigami. 635Hisagi is shot.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Mayuri and Kenpachi are confronted by Pernida, and Kenpachi is forced to rip his arm off after Pernida gains control of it; despite Mayuri's warning to be cautious, Kenpachi attacks Pernida and is further injured by The Compulsory, forcing Mayuri to step in and incapacitate him. 636Kenpachi slashes.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Mayuri deduces the true nature of The Compulsory before exposing Pernida's nerves, causing Pernida to scream in pain as its cloak shreds to reveal it is the left hand of the Soul King; Pernida attacks Mayuri, who is overjoyed at having a completely new research subject. 637Pernida attacks.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Mayuri and Pernida begin to combat each other in earnest, with Pernida displaying the ability to control inorganic matter and use The Compulsory from its severed body parts while Mayuri reveals he has developed Hirenkyaku Shoes and is forced to restructure his arm when Pernida tries to take control of it. 638Mayuri restructures.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After Pernida clones itself, Mayuri unleashes Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō: Makai Fukuin Shōtai, a modified version of his Bankai that creates a modified Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō, which is unable to be controlled by The Compulsory and subsequently devours Pernida and its clones. 639Konjiki Ashisogi Jizo - Matai Fukuin Shotai.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Pernida blasts its way out of the modified Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō with Heilig Pfeil and begins to overwhelm Mayuri, who is surprised when Nemu saves him of her own volition. 640Nemu saves.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Mayuri devises a plan to distract Pernida and its clones while Nemu injects them with a Nerve Freezing Agent that will kill them by stopping all of their movements; however, Pernida reveals it has gained the specialized abilities of the modified Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō through using The Compulsory and overcomes the agent. 641Pernida sheds.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Using her specialized and unique abilities as an artificial Soul, Nemu obliterates Pernida and demonstrates her growth to Mayuri by attacking one of the clones with Gikon Jūrinjū. 642Gikon Jurinju.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
When Pernida's clone survives the attack and tears Nemu to shreds, a distraught Mayuri is confronted by a hallucination of Szayelaporro Granz that points out his mistakes, prompting Mayuri to recover and trick Pernida's clones into devouring Nemu's remains, causing them to ingest an organ that uncontrollably multiples cells and self-destruct from over-regeneration. 643Clone self-destructs.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After having his legs injured by Pernida's final attack, Mayuri is found and aided by Ikkaku and Yumichika, whom he instructs to free the de-zombified Hitsugaya and Rangiku; with himself and Kenpachi placed in the healing containers, Mayuri revels in having finally surpassed Urahara before falling unconscious while dreaming of Nemu. 644Ikkaku and Yumichika thank.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
As Lille continues picking off Shinigami from afar, Shunsui decides that they need someone to put themselves in danger in order to find Lille and moves ahead of the group before seemingly being shot; however, he suddenly appears unharmed behind Lille and cuts through his rifle before promising to take his life. 644Shunsui appears.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After explaining how he reached Lille and faked being shot, Shunsui begins fighting Lille in earnest, with the latter realizing how powerful and dangerous his opponent is. 645Lille dodges.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Shunsui seemingly overwhelms Lille with Kageokuri and Kageoni, but Lille reveals opening his left eye renders him intangible and activates his Quincy: Vollständig, Jilliel, before shooting Shunsui multiple times. 646Lille's Vollstandig, Jilliel.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Shunsui survives the onslaught and, after being confronted by Lille using teleportation, attacks him with Hadō #78. Zangerin to see if he can be harmed by Kidō. 647Zangerin.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
The remaining Shinigami advance toward Wahrwelt, but are confronted by Gerard. 647Shinigami advance.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Realizing that he has no other options left, Shunsui activates his Bankai, Katen Kyōkotsu: Karamatsu Shinjū. 647Shunsui's Bankai, Katen Kyokotsu - Karamatsu Shinju.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Shunsui appears before Lille and proceeds through the first, second, and third "acts" of his Bankai, all of which successfully harm Lille. 648Sandanme - Dangyo no Fuchi.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Shunsui seemingly defeats Lille with the final act of his Bankai, Shime no Dan: Itokiribasami Chizome no Nodobue, but Lille survives and blasts Shunsui through the gut. 649Shunsui is shot.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
With Lille having entered a second and more powerful form of Jilliel, Katen Kyōkotsu convinces Shunsui to sleep and let her take him away, but Nanao wakes him up before he can do so; after saving Nanao from Lille by hiding her with him in Kageoni, Shunsui decides to return her Zanpakutō to her. 650Kyokotsu appears.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After Shunsui explains the connection between Nanao's Zanpakutō and her family to her, Nanao confronts Lille head-on by herself with her Zanpakutō, Shinken Hakkyōken. 651Shinken Hakkyoken.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Nanao attacks Lille head-on and manages to harm him, but is injured by the refraction of her attack; realizing how dangerous Nanao's Zanpakutō is, Lille prepares to finish her off, but Shunsui comes to Nanao's aid. 652Nanao severs.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Lille attacks Shunsui and Nanao with Trompete, but Nanao reflects the power of Trompete back at Lille, who has part of his body erased and disintegrates into shards of light. 653Lille disintegrates.png
June 18th
Seireitei, Soul Society[66]
Lille's shards land in the Seireitei, where he reforms in a new body and creates clones of himself while deciding to destroy the Seireitei; however, a revived Izuru arrives and confronts him. 654Izuru appears.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Gerard is overpowered and wounded by Renji and Byakuya, but merely states that defeating them will be a miracle. 654Gerard is wounded.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Upon hearing Gerard promising to show them a miracle, Byakuya quickly decimates him with Senbonzakura, but Gerard recovers by converting the damage he has taken into physical growth with The Miracle and quickly overwhelms the Shinigami with his newfound power. 655Gerard attacks.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Askin explains the organization and mysteries of the Schutzstaffel to an incapacitated Ichigo before taking down Sado and Orihime with Gift Bad; however, they are saved when Yoruichi arrives and blasts Askin with Shunkō: Raijin Senkei. 656Shunko Raijin Senkei.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After letting Ichigo and his friends advance, Yoruichi is greeted by her brother, Yūshirō; upon Askin revealing that he has survived, Yūshirō swiftly overwhelms him with a barrage of punches before engulfing him in a massive explosion with Shunkō: Bakuen Musō, but Askin survives this attack as well and reveals that Yoruichi and Yūshirō can no longer kill him with their Reiatsu. 657Askin survives.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Askin outmaneuvers Yūshirō and fires three Heilig Pfeil through his chest. 658Yushiro is impaled.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
As Gerard searches for survivors, Hiyori, Hachigen, Love, and Lisa attack him in tandem, but Gerard withstands their attacks and repels them with a single blow before deciding to obliterate the surrounding area; however, Hitsugaya arrives and freezes his arm in place, stopping him. 658Gerard repels.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After exchanging introductions, Gerard and Hitsugaya begin fighting each other. 659Gerard is engulfed.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
At the center of Wahrwelt, Haschwalth confronts Uryū over his possible betrayal before attacking him; while recovering from the blow, Uryū finds himself face-to-face with Ichigo. 659Ichigo and Uryu meet.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo clashes with Uryū after the latter attacks him, and Uryū destroys the floor beneath Ichigo and his friends, causing them to fall into the chamber below; Uryū reveals his plan to destroy Wahrwelt using Reishi-absorbing chips generated by his Sanrei Glove to his friends, but is interrupted when Haschwalth confronts them. 660Haschwalth appears.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After realizing that Yhwach is powerless at night because Haschwalth gains possession of The Almighty, Uryū has Ichigo, Orihime, and Sado head toward the top of Wahrwelt while he holds off Haschwalth. 661Uryu vs. Haschwalth.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
While running to Yhwach's location, Ichigo and his friends are attacked by giant statues; Sado destroys part of the passage and has Ichigo and Orihime continue without him while he holds off the statues alongside Ganju. 661Sado and Ganju confront.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Askin prepares to kill Yoruichi, whom he has weakened with a Hybrid Gift Ball, but Urahara suddenly appears behind Yoruichi and injects her with a vaccine that temporarily negates the effects of The Deathdealing; after Yoruichi fails to fight Askin with her regular Shunkō, Urahara makes her enter her Shunkō: Raiju Senkei: Shunryū Kokubyō Senkei form against her will. 662Shunko - Raiju Senkei - Shunryu Kokubyo Senkei.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Now cat-like in personality, Yoruichi immediately overwhelms Askin due to her constantly changing Reiatsu, but after Yoruichi sends him flying away and Urahara's vaccine wears off, Askin returns with his Quincy: Vollständig, Hasshein, active and engulfs the surrounding area in a Gift Ball Deluxe. 663Yoruichi vs. Askin.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Askin surrounds his Gift Ball Deluxe in a Gift Bereich so Urahara cannot escape and, after hearing Urahara's explanation on what it means to be a scientist, takes out his right eye with a Gift Ring, prompting Urahara realize Askin is earnestly trying to kill him and activate his Bankai, Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame. 664Urahara's Bankai, Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Urahara reveals that his Bankai has the ability to restructure physical objects and overwhelms Askin, who increases the power of his Gift Ball Deluxe, only to have his heart ripped out and crushed by Grimmjow. 665Askin is impaled.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
As he dies, Askin reveals that the Gift Ball Deluxe will magnify in power upon his death; watching from afar, Nelliel prepares to enter it and rescue Urahara and his allies. 666Nel watches.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Meanwhile, as Byakuya rejoins the battle against Gerard, Kenpachi appears and cuts off Gerard's forearm. 666Gerard's arm is severed.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
After Gerard regenerates his arm, Kenpachi learns how The Miracle works and is stopped by Hitsugaya from slicing up Gerard in order to see what happens; after intercepting Gerard's next attack and throwing him back, Kenpachi crosses blades with him, but suffers a deep cut across the chest as Gerard reveals that this is what happens to those who nick the blade of Hoffnung. 667Kenpachi is wounded.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Kenpachi and Gerard continue their battle, but Kenpachi's rapidly accumulating injuries prove too much for him to bear; after a surprise attack from Hitsugaya and Byakuya is foiled by Gerard, Yachiru appears before Kenpachi and tells him that he could defeat anyone if he used her full power - Bankai. 668Yachiru appears.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Kenpachi's Bankai is activated, allowing him to swiftly and brutally overwhelm Gerard. 669Kenpachi bifurcates.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
However, Gerard survives this and activates his Quincy: Vollständig, Aschetonig; with Kenpachi incapacitated after his body proves unable to handle the power output of his Bankai, Hitsugaya lets his Bankai reach maturity, causing his body to grow older. 670Gerard's Vollstandig, Aschetonig.png
June 18th
Soul King Palace[66]
Hitsugaya demonstrates his new ability to flash-freeze objects, thus disabling their abilities, and Kenpachi topples Gerard as Byakuya shatters him with Ikka Senjinka. 671Shikai Hyoketsu.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
As Hitsugaya collapses, Gerard's body is restored in a new, even larger form. 672Gerard reforms.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Within the central palace, Haschwalth notes that dawn has arrived and Yhwach has regained The Almighty before resuming his battle with a wounded Uryū. 672Haschwalth attacks.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
With Orihime accompanying him, Ichigo confronts Yhwach. 672Ichigo confronts.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo begins to battle Yhwach, who demonstrates the ability to use his sheer Reiatsu for offense and defense before deciding to use his full power against Ichigo. 673Ichigo attacks.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach pushes back Ichigo with his Reiatsu while demanding that he expend all of his power before dying. 674Ichigo is repelled.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Byakuya protects Rukia and Renji from Gerard before having them head toward Ichigo's location. 674Byakuya blocks.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Having incapacitated Uryū, Haschwalth questions what kind of man he is, only for Uryū to claim that he himself will not know until the rest of the Wandenreich forces are dead. 674Haschwalth incapacitates.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Elsewhere, Isshin and Ryūken arrive in Wahrwelt. 674Isshin and Ryuken arrive.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
After hinting at the true nature of The Almighty, Haschwalth resumes his battle with Uryū as Ichigo continues to be repelled by Yhwach. 675Cover.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
When the tip of his sword begins to turn white, Ichigo has Orihime block Yhwach's next attack and explains how he had to forcibly wake up his inner Hollow by letting Yhwach attack him before entering a merged Hollow form. 675Ichigo transforms.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Ichigo displays his new level of power by nearly overwhelming Yhwach in a physical clash before unleashing a Getsuga Tenshō merged with a Gran Rey Cero. 676Yhwach is slashed.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Treating this as proof that he needs to take Ichigo seriously, Yhwach reactivates The Almighty and mercilessly overwhelms Ichigo before explaining that he can see all possible futures. 677Ichigo is stabbed.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Undeterred, Ichigo activates his Bankai, Tensa Zangetsu, only for Yhwach to suddenly break it and bypass the protection of Orihime's Santen Kesshun with an attack before Yhwach revealing that the true power of The Almighty is to transform the future. 678Tensa Zangetsu is broken.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Explaining how his absence is the real reason behind Ichigo's past victories, Yhwach tells him he can begin despairing now as Ichigo loses his composure. 679Cover.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Meanwhile, as a heavily wounded Uryū kneels before him, Haschwalth explains the power of his Schrift, The Balance, but Uryū suddenly turns the tables by exchanging his and Haschwalth's injuries with his own Schrift, Antithesis; Haschwalth notes that Uryū's power may be instrumental in defeating Yhwach before reflecting his injuries onto Uryū and preparing to kill him. 679Haschwalth prepares.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Back at the top of the palace, Yhwach completely breaks Ichigo's spirit and prepares to take his power. 679Yhwach grabs.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach successfully absorbs Ichigo's power and laughs maniacally as darkness erupts from him. 680Yhwach absorbs.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
As an angered Haschwalth prepares to kill Uryū after the latter explains his reasoning for siding with his friends, Yhwach's Auswählen strikes him, to the surprise of both him and Uryū. 680Haschwalth is struck.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Yhwach also strikes Gerard with the Auswählen, stripping him down to the bone in the process. 680Gerard dies.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
As Rukia and Renji reach the top of the palace, Yhwach departs through a portal while promising to kill everyone who follows him in their happiest moments. 680Yhwach departs.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Within Wahrwelt, Haschwalth has Uryū transfer his wounds onto himself so Uryū can save his friends. 681Haschwalth tells.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
At the top of the palace, as Ichigo resists Renji's attempts to get him going after Yhwach despite Orihime's inability to restore his Bankai, he is suddenly pierced by Book of the End; Tsukishima and Kūgo reveal that they did this to repay their debt to Ichigo as Orihime successfully restores Tensa Zangetsu due to Tsukishima changing its past. 681Tensa Zangetsu is repaired.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
As he heads toward the top of Wahrwelt, Uryū has a silver arrowhead given to him by his father, who explains how it was forged from a silver blood clot created in Katagiri's heart by Auswählen. 682Uryu receives.png
June 19th
Soul King Palace[66]
Meanwhile, Ichigo and Renji pursue Yhwach through the portal he created. 682Ichigo and Renji travel.png
June 19th
Seireitei, Soul Society[66]
After arriving in the Seireitei below, Yhwach destroys the chair restraining Aizen, to the latter's delight. 682Aizen is freed.png
June 19th
Seireitei, Soul Society[66]
Aizen disguises himself as Ichigo and Renji seemingly attacking Yhwach, who repels them before attempting to destroy Tensa Zangetsu altogether, only for it to crack instead. 682Ichigo and Renji attack.png
June 19th
Seireitei, Soul Society[66]
Variously appearing as Ichigo, Renji, and himself, Aizen holds off Yhwach until Ichigo arrives and cuts him in half with a massive Getsuga Tenshō. 683Ichigo attacks.png
June 19th
Seireitei, Soul Society[66]
Yhwach is seemingly defeated, but soon revives himself using The Almighty; however, Uryū arrives and fires the Still Silver arrowhead through his chest, momentarily halting Yhwach's powers and allowing Ichigo mortally wound him with his Bankai. 684Ichigo bifurcates.png
June 19th
Seireitei, Soul Society[66]
As he dies, Yhwach reveals his goal of combining life and death so people could live without fear. 686Yhwach explains.png

Act 3 Timeline

During a new era of peacetime in the Human World and Soul Society 10 years after Yhwach's defeat, Ichigo and his friends have grown up and begun careers and families, though Yhwach's threat to destroy them at their happiest moments lingers. 2 years after this, Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole embark on a cursory inspection of some Dragons in Reverse London, only to soon be confronted by an unexpected threat.

Non-Canonical Arcs

The following are arcs that are not considered canon and therefore do not truly fit in the timeline.

Bount Arc

Date Fights, Battles & Events Image
Unknown Amount of Time Ago Ran'Tao begins experiments that ended with the accidental creation of the Bount. Ep91ImmortalityExperiment.png
Ran'Tao is exiled from Soul Society due to aiding the Bount Ep105RanTaoCentral46.png
The Bount attempt an invasion of Soul Society with aid from the Quincy, but are killed trying to do so. No Image Available
The Bount Cain trains with Gō Kōga, but is killed by his Doll Ep83KogaCain.png
Jin marries Yoshino Sōma Ep74KariyaSavesYoshino.png
Maki Ichinose leaves the Eleventh Division and joins the Bount Ep77KariyaHelpsIchinose.png
1st September 2001 The second school semester begins.
Renji Abarai arrives in Karakura Town of the Living World.
Ep64RenjiArrivesAtKarakuraHigh.png
1st September Orihime Inoue is kidnapped by three mysterious assailants. Ep64OrihimeWithSora.png
2nd September Ichigo and his friends discover Orihime's disappearance and play along with her captors to free her. Ep65RirinOnPhone.png
2nd September Two of the assailants, Kurodo and Noba reveal themselves and kidnap Chad. Ep65FakeOrihime.png
2nd September Ichigo, Renji, and Uryū find Chad and Orihime after a maze game. The female assailant, Ririn, asks them to meet her at the school yard the next day. Ririn and her cohorts are revealed to be Mod-Souls Ep66NobaLosesPill.png
3rd September After getting to the schoolyard, Ririn reveals that one of the people in Ichigo's group is actually an imposter, and that they need to guess who's the fake before noon, which is when Ririn "eliminates" the rest of the school populace. Ep67RirinHoldingHerClock.png
3rd September in Soul society Captain Jushiro Ukitake sends Captain Sui-Feng to the Human World to investigate a mysterious disappearance. Ukitake closes the Senkaimon for the duration of the investigation. Ep67UkitakeOrdersSenkaimonClosed.png
3rd September As Ichigo's group tries to figuire out who's the imposter, Ririn begins to kidnap the rest of the school. Ep67PointingFingers.png
3rd September After Yoruichi Shihōin and Sui-Feng run by, Ichigo guesses that Chad is the imposter. Kurodo reveals to them that they were correct. Ririn challenges them to one final test. Ep67KurōdoFrightenedAsSado.png
3rd September Evening Ichigo and his friends are sucked up into a mysterious gate and now have to fight the Mod-Souls to save Chad Ep68ModSoulsCaptiveSado.png
3rd September Evening at a train yard Yoruichi and Suì-Fèng investigate an attack on humans and confront a mysterious attacker. Ep68SuìFēngChasesYoshinoOff.png
3rd September Evening Ichigo, Uryū, and Renji fight the Mod-Souls. Ichigo discovers he cannot use Bankai, but does realize Kisuke Urahara was the one behind the Mod-Soul attacks. Ep68UraharaRevealsHimself.png
3rd September Evening Yoruichi informs Urahara, the Mod Souls, and Ichigo's group about the existence of the Bount, and they discuss how to deal with them. Sui Feng reports back to Soul Society. Ep181SuiFengReports.png
3rd September Evening Ichigo encounters his first Bount and fights it, but struggles until Rukia Kuchiki arives to help. Ep69YoshinoSummonsGoethe.png
4th September Ryō Utagawa attacks Uryū Ishida, but Yoshino comes and kidnaps him. Ep71FriedGrabsUryū.png
4th September Evening Ichigo and friends find Uryū in a hospital, where they are attacked by two Bounts Ep72SadoHitsWater.png
4th September Evening After escaping the hospital, Ichigo and Renji splits from the group to fight the Bount, which is destroyed by Ganju Shiba when he arrives. No Image Available
5th September Ichigo and his friends once again confront Utagawa. Ep71RyōFacesGang.png
5th September Uryū is once again kidnapped by Yoshino, but is then kidnapped by the Bount Go Koga Ep75IshidaCaptured.png
5th September at the Bount Mansion Ichigo and friends discover the Bount Mansion and invade it to rescue Uryū Ep75BountMansionGate.png
5th September at the Bount Mansion After fighting Ichigo, Utagawa decides to betray Jin Kariya, but is slain by Maki Ichinose. Ep76IchinoseKillsRyo.png
5th September at the Bount Mansion Urahara and his employees stage a rescue and destroy the Bount Mansion No Image Available
5th September evening at the Bount Mansion Yoshino fights, but is killed by, Jin Kariya Ep79KariyaKillsYoshino.png
5th September evening Jin Kariya creates the Bitto Ep79KariyaCreatesBitto.png
5th September evening in an alley Orihime, Rukia, and the Mod-Souls confront the Bount Yoshi, then Mabashi. Rukia gets possessed, but Shuhei Hisagi helps fend off the Bount and save Rukia Ep85OrihimeHisagiVsMabashiRukia.png
5th September evening at a street Renji tries to defend Keigo Asano from the Bitto, but is injured as a result. Ep82BittoRenji.png
5th September evening at a street Ururu Tsumugiya, Chad, Rangiku Matsumoto, and Noba confront Sawatari and eventually force him to retreat. Ep87SadoPunchesBaura.png
6th September The Shinigami meet up in a cave and begin exploring it, eventually encountering Ugaki and his doll, which they eventually slay. Ep90GesellHigaZekko.png
6th September in the new Bount hideout Ichigo confronts Jin Kariya, but with the help of Uryū, he and the remaining Bount escape to Soul Society. 91Arrow enters.png
6th September in Soul Society After going through the Senkaimon, Ichigo and friends prepare to do battle. Kariya recruits thugs to help him breach the Sereitei. No Image Available
6th September Night in Soul Society Ichigo and Byakuya Kuchiki confront Kariya, but Ran'Tao interferes with the fight. Episode95ThreeWay.png
6th September Night in Soul Society Zaraki Kenpachi confronts and defeats Maki Ichinose Ep98IchinoseKenpachiClash.png
7th September outside the Sereitei Gates Jin Kariya begins his invasion of the Seretei Episode92BountInvasion.png
7th September in the Seretei Sui-Feng fights and kills Mabashi Ep100SuiFengVsMabashi.png
7th September in the Seretei Mayuri Kurotsuchi confronts and kills Sawatari Sawatari encounters Mayuri Kurotsuchi.png
7th September in the Soul Society Uryū fights and kills Yoshi, but is grievously wounded. Ran'Tao comes to his aid Ep103UryuSurprisesYoshi.png
7th September Night in the Soul Society Toshirō confronts the Bount Gō Koga and brings him to near death. Ep104KogaAttacksHyōrinmaru.png
8th September in the Sereitei The Gotei 13 begins sealing the Jokaisho around the Sereitei. No Image Available
8th September in the Sereitei Uryu and Ran'Tao try to fight Jin Kariya, but both eventually are wounded or left powerless. Jin retreats to Sokyoku hill. Ep106UryuVsKariya.png
8th September in the Sereitei Ichigo and Kariya begin their final clash, with Ichigo being the victor. Ep108IchigoKariyaClash.png

Kasumiōji Conspiracy

Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.


Zanpakutō Rebellion

Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.

Time of Day Event Image
Morning
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Muramasa (Zanpakutō spirit) brings Hyōrinmaru to the other members of his rebellion. 230Hyorinmaru walks.png
Morning
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Ichigo Kurosaki notices Zangetsu can hear something he cannot. 230Ichigo notices.png
Afternoon
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Renji Abarai and Byakuya Kuchiki spar with each other. 230Byakuya appears.png
Afternoon
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Senbonzakura Kageyoshi harms Byakuya, to his surprise. 230Blade petal slashes.png
Late Afternoon
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Tōshirō Hitsugaya fails to communicate with Hyōrinmaru in his inner world. 230Hyorinmaru shatters.png
Late Afternoon
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Rangiku Matsumoto reveals Haineko is not responding to her, which Isane Kotetsu reveals is happening with Itegumo as well. 230Rangiku tells Hitsugaya.png
Early Evening
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Katen Kyōkotsu, Sōgyo no Kotowari, and Minazuki seemingly take Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto hostage. The Zanpakuto arrive at the 1st Division barracks.png
Night
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
The captains and lieutenants of the Gotei 13, as well as Rukia Kuchiki, are summoned to Sōkyoku Hill. 230Rangiku asks.png
Night
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Chōjirō Sasakibe arrives and collapses from severe injuries. 230Chojiro collapses.png
Night
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Muramasa confronts the assembled Shinigami. 230Muramasa confronts.png
Night
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō attacks Sajin Komamura when he attempts to attack Muramasa. Ep230SajinBankaiAttacksHim.png
Night
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Tenken manifests before Komamura and severely injures him with a single attack. Ep230TenkenDefeatsSajin.png
Night
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
Several Shinigami try and fail to release their Zanpakutō. 230Whirlwind disperses.png
Night
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
The Zanpakutō spirits wreak havoc in the Seireitei. 230Explosions occur.png
Night
The Rebellion Begins: Rise of Muramasa
The Zanpakutō Spirits confront the assembled Shinigami. 230Zanpakuto spirits tower.png
Night The Shinigami learn of Yamamoto being sealed away. 231Shinigami learn.png
Night The Shinigami begin clashing with the Zanpakutō spirits. 231Hitsugaya and Senbonzakura clash.png
Night Gonryōmaru and Kazeshini attack Rukia and Renji. 231Gonryomaru appears.png
Night Byakuya intervenes and prevents Gonryōmaru from attacking Rukia further by immobilizing him with Bakudō #61. Rikujōkōrō. 231Gonryomaru is immobilized.png
Night
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Senbonzakura
Byakuya encounters and begins fighting Senbonzakura. Ep231ByakuyaVsSenbonzakura.png
Night
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Senbonzakura
Senbonzakura releases Senbonzakura and briefly overwhelms Byakuya with it. 231Byakuya is engulfed.png
Night
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Senbonzakura
Byakuya and Senbonzakura's fight enters the sewers, where Byakuya defeats Senbonzakura with Hadō #4. Byakurai. Ep252ByakuyaDefeatsSenbonzakura.png
Night Byakuya deduces who Muramasa is based on what happened to Senbonzakura. 252Byakuya states.png
Night Sode no Shirayuki attacks Rukia and Renji with Tsugi no mai, Hakuren. 231Sode no Shirayuki attacks.png
Night A wounded Rukia manages to escape to the Human World via Senkaimon, but Sode no Shirayuki follows her there. 231Senkaimon appears.png
Night Ichigo finds Rukia while patrolling Karakura Town. Ep231RukiaInjured.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Sode no Shirayuki attacks Ichigo, forcing him to engage in combat with her. 231Getsuga Tensho and snow hurtle.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Ichigo notices Sode no Shirayuki is using Rukia's techniques. Ep231AvoidsTsukishiro.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Sode no Shirayuki distracts Ichigo and escapes via Senkaimon. 231Sode no Shirayuki escapes.png
Morning Kisuke Urahara sends Yoruichi Shihōin to investigate what happened in Soul Society after Ichigo brings Rukia to him. 231Yoruichi looks.png
Morning Shunsui Kyōraku, Jūshirō Ukitake, and Retsu Unohana explain what happened to Yoruichi. 231Shunsui says he will help.png
Afternoon Rukia wakes up and reveals the events of the previous night to Ichigo, Urahara, Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryū Ishida. Ep231RukiaRecovering.png
Afternoon Yoruichi returns and reveals what she learned to the group. 231Yoruichi returns.png
Afternoon Urahara ponders the nature of Muramasa's power because of how Benihime has not been affected. 231Urahara states.png
Night Rukia leaves for Soul Society without telling anyone, prompting Kurōdo, Noba, and Ririn to go to Ichigo for help. 231Noba, Kurodo, and Ririn fall.png
Night Yoruichi decides to bring Ichigo with her to Soul Society in order to ensure Rukia's safety. 231Yoruichi states.png
Early Morning Mayuri deduces the Zanpakutō spirits have completely left the bodies of their wielders, a feat which is supposed to be impossible. 233Mayuri sits.png
Late Morning Rukia arrives at the 6th Division Barracks. 232Rukia runs.png
Late Morning Renji reassures Rukia of Byakuya's safety after revealing they have sent a search party looking for him. 232Renji tells.png
Late Morning Rukia encounters Sode no Shirayuki attacking several unseated Shinigami. 232Sode no Shirayuki freezes.png
Late Morning Ichigo and Yoruichi arrive in Soul Society. 232Ichigo and Yoruichi arrive.png
Late Morning
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Sode no Shirayuki begins to fight Rukia and quickly proves to be a formidable opponent. Ep232SomeNoMaiTsukishiro1.png
Late Morning
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Rukia recalls attaining her Shikai and wonders why Sode no Shirayuki is filled with hatred toward her. 232Rukia holds.png
Late Morning
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Ichigo arrives in his Bankai and saves Rukia from Tsugi no mai, Hakuren. 232Ichigo stands.png
Late Morning
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Sode no Shirayuki begins to overwhelm Ichigo. 232Chunk of ice covers.png
Late Morning
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Rukia regains her resolve to defeat Sode no Shirayuki. Ep232RukiaAttacks.png
Late Morning
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Rukia binds herself to Sode no Shirayuki with Bakudō #61. Rikujōkōrō to prevent the latter from escaping. 232Rukia binds.png
Late Morning
Rukia Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Rukia severely injures herself and nearly defeats Sode no Shirayuki by firing Hadō #73. Sōren Sōkatsui at point-blank range. Ep232SōrenSōkatsui2.png
Late Morning Muramasa saves Sode no Shirayuki and confronts Ichigo. Ep232MuramasaAppears.png
Late Morning Senbonzakura converses with Hōzukimaru and Ruri'iro Kujaku about their motivations. 233Ruri'iro Kujaku begins.png
Late Morning Muramasa explains his motivations and beliefs to Ichigo, and reveals he lured Ichigo here to free Zangetsu from his control. 233Muramasa reveals.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Muramasa
Ichigo begins to battle Muramasa. 233Muramasa blocks.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Muramasa
Muramasa turns the tables on Ichigo by using his Illusions on him. Ep233MuramasaIllusions1.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Muramasa
Muramasa pulls Zangetsu out of Ichigo's body. 233Muramasa pulls.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Zangetsu
Ichigo is forced to fight Zangetsu, who quickly overwhelms him. 233Ichigo blocks.png
Late Morning Unohana, Isane, and Nemu Kurotsuchi discuss Mayuri's findings. Unohana agrees to undergo Mayuri's examination, and they are informed of Ichigo's current battle. 233Unohana asks.png
Late Morning
Hollow Ichigo vs. Zangetsu
Hollow Ichigo takes over Ichigo's body and begins to overpower Zangetsu. 233Ichigo grabs.png
Late Morning
Hollow Ichigo vs. Zangetsu
Hollow Ichigo completely takes over Ichigo's body. 233Reiatsu emanates.png
Late Morning
Hollow Ichigo vs. Zangetsu
Hollow Ichigo seemingly defeats Zangetsu with a powerful Cero and prepares to fight Muramasa. Ep233MuramasaHollowfiedIchigo.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Muramasa
Ichigo manages to free his body from Hollow Ichigo's control, but falls unconscious from the effort. 233Hollow form breaks.png
Late Morning A Riteitai updates Shunsui on the current status of the Zanpakutō spirit search. 234Riteitai reports.png
Late Morning Several Shinigami search for the Zanpakutō spirits. 234Hitsugaya stands.png
Late Morning Shunsui, Ukitake, and Unohana discuss current events, and Unohana reveals her agreement to undergo Mayuri's examination. 234Shunsui, Ukitake, and Unohana discuss.png
Late Morning Two Shinigami update Shūhei Hisagi on their search for the Zanpakutō spirits. 234Shinigami report.png
Late Morning Kazeshini appears and cuts the two Shinigami down, causing Hisagi to realize who he is. 234Tornado appears.png
Late Morning Renji searches for Byakuya and encounters his Zanpakutō spirit, Zabimaru. 234Renji encounters.png
Late Morning Rukia wakes up, and Isane explains to her what is happening at the moment. 234Rukia asks.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Muramasa
Ichigo wakes up in his inner world. 234Ichigo lies.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Muramasa
Muramasa infiltrates Ichigo's inner world, and Ichigo attacks him. 234Ichigo runs.png
Late Morning Saru and Hebi reveal themselves, and prove to be very belligerent and stubborn toward each other. 234Saru and Hebi argue.png
Late Morning Saru and Hebi reveal they were told to follow their instinct and prepare to fight Renji. 234Reiatsu flares.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Muramasa
Muramasa draws Hollow Ichigo out from the depths of Ichigo's soul. Ep234HandsIchigoChest.png
Late Morning
Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Kazeshini proves to be a considerably difficult opponent for Hisagi. 234Hisagi notices.png
Late Morning
Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Kazeshini reveals he left Hisagi because Hisagi does not understand what Kazeshini truly wants. 234Kazeshini holds.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Renji fights Saru and Hebi, who belittle his power and argue with each other. 234Hebi tells.png
Late Morning
Hollow Ichigo vs. Muramasa
Muramasa attempts to awaken Hollow Ichigo's true instincts and turn him against Ichigo, but Hollow Ichigo remains unaffected and attacks Muramasa instead. 234Muramasa approaches.png
Late Morning
Hollow Ichigo vs. Muramasa
Muramasa clashes with Hollow Ichigo and resolves to enlist him. 235Hollow Ichigo slashes.png
Late Morning Shunsui and Ukitake ponder how a Shinigami defeating their manifested Zanpakutō spirit could result in them losing their Zanpakutō forever. 235Shunsui frowns.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Saru and Hebi repeatedly overpower Renji. 235Renji blocks.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Saru and Hebi reveal they left Renji because they have grown tired of his weakness. 235Saru proclaims.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Renji tries and fails to release his Shikai. 235Renji glows.png
Late Morning
Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Kazeshini overwhelms Hisagi with his sneaky fighting style. 235Hisagi cries.png
Late Morning
Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Hisagi resolves to kill Kazeshini because he no longer wants to deal with him, but Kazeshini catches him off-guard. 235Kazeshini stands.png
Late Morning
Hollow Ichigo vs. Muramasa
Muramasa continues to fight Hollow Ichigo and notes there are no mistakes in his fighting style because Hollow Ichigo relies solely on instinct. Ep235HollowIchigoAttacks.png
Late Morning
Hollow Ichigo vs. Muramasa
Hollow Ichigo explains his true instinct of taking over Ichigo's body to Muramasa, who decides to destroy him because Hollow Ichigo intends to stand in his way. 235Hollow Ichigo explains.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Saru and Hebi continue to overpower Renji, who they believe is refusing to fight seriously. 235Zabimaru grinds.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Saru reveals they consider Renji a weakling because he is unwilling to kill his own Zanpakutō spirit. 235Saru asks.png
Late Morning
Hollow Ichigo vs. Muramasa
Muramasa resorts to immobilizing Hollow Ichigo with his Spiritual Threads upon realizing he cannot keep up with him otherwise. Ep235MuramasaSpiritualThreads.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Hebi mercilessly beats Renji, who contemplates why he is weak. 235Hebi slams.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Muramasa
Ichigo frees Hollow Ichigo by severing Muramasa's Spiritual Threads with a Getsuga Tenshō, and reveals he did so because Hollow Ichigo is a part of him. 235Getsuga Tensho hurtles.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Muramasa
Ichigo forces Muramasa out of his inner world through sheer willpower. 235Ichigo glows.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Renji regains his resolve to fight Saru and Hebi, and successfully releases his Shikai. 235Renji successfully releases.png
Late Morning
Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Kazeshini defeats Hisagi, but is confronted by Izuru Kira. 236Hisagi is slashed.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Zangetsu
Ichigo attacks Muramasa in the real world, but Zangetsu confronts him once more. 236Zangetsu blocks.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Zangetsu
Zangetsu activates his Bankai, Tensa Zangetsu, while Hollow Ichigo allows Ichigo to draw on his power in exchange for not donning his Hollow mask. 236Zangetsu activates.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Renji fights evenly against Saru and Hebi with his Shikai, and proclaims he will destroy them. 236Renji proclaims.png
Late Morning
Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Izuru prepares to fight Kazeshini in order to protect Hisagi. 236Izuru assumes.png
Late Morning
Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Izuru manages to hold his own against Kazeshini. 236Izuru deflects.png
Late Morning
Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Izuru immobilizes Kazeshini with Bakudō #37. Tsuriboshi and escapes with Hisagi. 236Kazeshini hits.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Zangetsu
Ichigo fights Zangetsu, who unleashes a powerful Getsuga Tenshō. 236Zangetsu fires.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Zangetsu
Ichigo learns he cannot activate his Bankai without Zangetsu's spirit inside of his Zanpakutō. 236Ichigo attempts.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Upon realizing Renji can fight evenly against them with his Shikai, Saru and Hebi activate their Bankai, Hihiō Zabimaru. 236Saru activates.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Zangetsu
Zangetsu reveals he only wishes to find out who is stronger between himself and Ichigo. 236Zangetsu states.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Zangetsu
Ichigo resolves to defeat Zangetsu in order to prove his strength. 236Hollow Ichigo tells.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Saru and Hihiō Zabimaru easily overpower Renji. 236Renji struggles.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Saru and Hebi deactivate their Bankai, believing Renji cannot defeat them. 236Hihio Zabimaru reverts.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Realizing Saru and Hebi can predict his usual fighting style, Renji resorts to using Kidō. 236Renji uses Shakkaho.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Hebi steals Renji's Zabimaru, which falls apart because of how much damage it has taken. 236Segments fall apart.png
Late Morning
Renji Abarai vs. Zabimaru
Renji destroys the cables connecting the segments of his Shikai with Hadō #31. Shakkahō, allowing him to defeat Saru and Hebi with Higa Zekkō. 236Zabimaru shatters.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Zangetsu
Ichigo and Zangetsu continue to clash, with Zangetsu gradually overpowering Ichigo. 236Ichigo and Zangetsu clash.png
Late Morning
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Zangetsu
Zangetsu decides to end the fight by firing another Getsuga Tenshō, but Ichigo manages to fire an even more powerful one with Hollow Ichigo's help, defeating Zangetsu in the process. 236Hollow mask appears.png
Late Morning Several Shinigami notice the resulting column of energy from Ichigo's strengthened Getsuga Tenshō. 236Izuru heals.png
Late Morning Muramasa escapes after learning why Ichigo was willing to defeat Zangetsu. 236Muramasa's body disperses.png
Late Morning Renji learns Saru and Hebi are still alive within his sword, and that they have come to their senses. 236Renji learns.png
Late Morning Zangetsu explains to Ichigo how Muramasa brainwashes the Zanpakutō spirits. 236Zangetsu explains.png
Late Morning Muramasa realizes Ichigo may be instrumental in his plans. 236Muramasa says.png
Early Evening Ichigo discusses the true nature of Muramasa's brainwashing with Shunsui, Ukitake, and Unohana. 237Ichigo sits.png
Early Evening Ichigo theorizes that they can only get their Zanpakutō spirits back by fighting and defeating them. 237Ichigo states.png
Early Evening Renji, Saru, and Hebi arrive, and Renji reveals Saru and Hebi do not remember anything about what happened. 237Renji walks.png
Early Evening Gegetsuburi and Kazeshini argue over the strength of their masters. 237Gegetsuburi says.png
Early Evening Haineko and Tobiume get in a fight over what they believe men want in a woman. 237Hyorinmaru watches.png
Early Evening Muramasa arrives and informs the other Zanpakutō spirits that he wants Ichigo captured alive, which they agree to do. 237Muramasa informs.png
Late Evening Ichigo meets with Rukia about Byakuya's fate. 237Ichigo meets.png
Late Evening Ikkaku Madarame arrives and asks Ichigo if he really managed to get his Zanpakutō spirit back. 237Ikkaku asks.png
Late Evening Byakuya enters the local archives after knocking out the Shinigami guarding it. 237Byakuya enters.png
Late Evening Marechiyo Ōmaeda leads a group of Shinigami toward the archives on orders from Suì-Fēng to check if a Zanpakutō named Muramasa ever existed. 237Marechiyo leads.png
Late Evening Marechiyo discovers the unconscious Shinigami after he trips over one of them. 237Marechiyo discovers.png
Late Evening Gegetsuburi and Hōzukimaru effortlessly defeat the Shinigami accompanying Marechiyo. 237Shinigami are defeated.png
Late Evening Marechiyo meets Gegetsuburi face-to-face, and initially gets along very well with him. 237Omaeda pats.png
Late Evening Marechiyo prepares to fight Gegetsuburi after the latter insults his sense of fashion. 237Omaeda draws.png
Late Evening Accompanied by Ikkaku, Ichigo accidentally knocks Marechiyo unconscious when he kicks down a large chunk of a nearby wall. 237Ichigo notes.png
Late Evening
Ikkaku Madarame vs. Hōzukimaru
Hōzukimaru attacks Ikkaku upon seeing him. 237Ikkaku vs. Hozukimaru.png
Late Evening
Ikkaku Madarame vs. Hōzukimaru
Ikkaku and Hōzukimaru perform their Tsuki-Tsuki Dance to prove Hōzukimaru's identity. 237Ikkaku and Hozukimaru perform.png
Late Evening
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Gegetsuburi
Gegetsuburi attacks Ichigo while the latter is stunned by Ikkaku and Hōzukimaru's dance. 237Gegetsuburi attacks.png
Late Evening
Ikkaku Madarame vs. Hōzukimaru
Ikkaku and Hōzukimaru begin fighting in earnest, with Ikkaku wondering why he is wounding Hōzukimaru so easily. 237Hozukimaru jabs.png
Late Evening
Ikkaku Madarame vs. Hōzukimaru
Hōzukimaru makes use of the sansetsukon form of his spear to catch Ikkaku off-guard. 237Hozukimaru separates.png
Late Evening
Ikkaku Madarame vs. Hōzukimaru
Hōzukimaru activates his Bankai after Ikkaku proclaims the real fight is about to begin. 237Hozukimaru activates.png
Late Evening
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Gegetsuburi
Gegetsuburi attacks Ichigo when the smoke from Hōzukimaru's Bankai envelops them, and performs several more sneak attacks in rapid succession. 237Ichigo vs. Gegetsuburi.png
Late Evening'
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Gegetsuburi
Ichigo defeats Gegetsuburi by cutting his Shikai in half with a Getsuga Tenshō, the force of which sends the two halves crashing into Gegetsuburi, who is knocked out. 237Gegetsuburi is hit.png
Late Evening
Ikkaku Madarame vs. Hōzukimaru
Hōzukimaru effortlessly overpowers Ikkaku with his Bankai, but their fight is interrupted by the Onmitsukidō. 237Keigun surround.png
Late Evening
Hōzukimaru proclaims he is bored with their fight and makes his escape. 237Hozukimaru spins.png
Late Evening The Onmitsukidō captures Gegetsuburi and bring him to the Shinigami Research and Development Institute. 237Keigun hold.png
Late Evening Ichigo pursues Hōzukimaru, but is engulfed by a mass of blade petals. 237Ichigo is engulfed.png
Late Evening Ichigo activates his Bankai to free himself, but notices Byakuya standing on a nearby tower before vanishing. 237Byakuya stands.png
Night Unohana and Isane make preparations to tend to the large amount of patients. 238Shinigami greets.png
Night Shunsui and Ukitake discuss how no one has fought the Zanpakutō spirit of a captain yet before wondering what has happened to Byakuya. 238Shunsui and Ukitake discuss.png
Night Rangiku meets up with Momo Hinamori. Ep238Rangiku with Hinamori.png
Night Ichigo moves toward a forest in an attempt to figure out what is going on. 238Ichigo says.png
Night Muramasa limps through the Forest of Menos and effortlessly kills a Hollow before noticing a group of Gillians in the distance. 238Hollow is bifurcated.png
Night Haineko and Tobiume search for Hyōrinmaru in the forest. 238Haineko and Tobiume search.png
Night Haineko and Tobiume are confronted by Senbonzakura, who asks them where Muramasa is before leaving. Ep238Three Zanpakuto.png
Night Haineko and Tobiume notice Ichigo running through the forest, and decide to confront him. 238Haineko and Tobiume see.png
Night Haineko and Tobiume attack Ichigo, who is annoyed by their bickering and runs off in search of Byakuya. 238Sash wraps.png
Night Haineko and Tobiume give chase, forcing Ichigo to prepare to fight them, but Rangiku and Momo appear and confront their Zanpakutō spirits, allowing Ichigo to continue his search. 238Momo and Rangiku appear.png
Night Muramasa confronts the Gillians, who attack him. 238Gillians stand.png
Night Haineko reveals she left Rangiku because she did not like feeling old around her. 238Haineko asks.png
Night Tobiume reveals she left Momo because she does not wish to remain with someone as weak as Momo is. 238Tobiume reveals.png
Night
Rangiku Matsumoto vs. Haineko
Rangiku and Haineko clash several times, with Rangiku promising to defeat Haineko if she does not return voluntarily. 238Rangiku and Haineko clash.png
Night
Momo Hinamori vs. Tobiume
Tobiume claims Sōsuke Aizen left Momo because she is too weak, prompting Momo to angrily attack her. Ep238TobiumeEvades.png
Night
Rangiku Matsumoto vs. Haineko
Haineko releases her Zanpakutō and begins to overwhelm Rangiku with it. 238Rangiku runs.png
Night
Momo Hinamori vs. Tobiume
Momo sends Tobiume crashing into Haineko with Bakudō #37. Tsuriboshi, causing them to begin arguing once more. 238Tobiume crashes.png
Night While searching for Byakuya, Ichigo is attacked by several ice dragons. 238Ichigo destroys.png
Night Hyōrinmaru appears and reveals Muramasa told him to remain far away from Ichigo before surrounding him with more ice dragons, which trap Ichigo in a column of ice. 238Ice dragons appear.png
Night Ichigo activates his Bankai to free himself, prompting Hyōrinmaru to realize Ichigo is not his master. 238Ichigo activates.png
Night Hyōrinmaru reveals he does not remember his name or master, and uses Sennen Hyōrō to trap Ichigo. 238Hyorinmaru uses.png
Night Hitsugaya arrives and reveals Hyōrinmaru's identity and master to him. Hitsugaya appears before Hyorinmaru.png
Night Muramasa limps away from the Gillians after destroying all of them. 238Muramasa limps.png
Night Muramasa encounters a Vasto Lorde. 239Muramasa sees.png
Night
Momo Hinamori vs. Tobiume
Tobiume claims she is only trying to help Momo, who momentarily stops fighting. 239Tobiume tells.png
Night
Momo Hinamori vs. Tobiume
Tobiume attacks Momo and reveals she wishes to destroy Momo's naive world. 239Momo crashes.png
Night
Rangiku Matsumoto vs. Haineko
Rangiku and Haineko continue to battle, with Haineko claiming Rangiku is past her "expiration date". Ep239HainekoPunchesRangiku.png
Night
Rangiku Matsumoto vs. Haineko
Haineko manages to visibly anger Rangiku, who lashes out at her. 239Rangiku grabs.png
Night
Momo Hinamori vs. Tobiume
Tobiume claims Momo does not have any friends, and that all of her coworkers are simply pretending to be her friends as part of their jobs. 239Tobiume says.png
Night
Rangiku Matsumoto vs. Haineko
Haineko surrounds Rangiku with her Shikai, prompting Rangiku to begin chanting the incantation for Hadō #31. Shakkahō. 239Shakkaho forms.png
Night
Momo Hinamori vs. Haineko
Momo uses Bakudō #9. Hōrin, but captures Haineko instead of Tobiume, to the latter's surprise. 239Horin extends.png
Night
Rangiku Matsumoto vs. Tobiume
Rangiku fires Hadō #31. Shakkahō, which sends Tobiume flying away when it explodes upon hitting a nearby tree. 239Shakkaho hurtles.png
Night
Momo Hinamori vs. Tobiume
Momo binds Tobiume with Bakudō #9. Hōrin as well and merges the two spells, resulting in Haineko and Tobiume being bound to each other. 239Haineko asks.png
Night Rangiku and Momo reveal they fought Haineko and Tobiume individually in order to distract them. 239Rangiku says.png
Night Momo explains why she views growing old as a good thing. 239Momo says.png
Night Rangiku and Momo sigh in exasperation as Haineko and Tobiume continue to bicker. 239Rangiku and Momo sigh.png
Night Hyōrinmaru shocks Hitsugaya by claiming the latter is not powerful enough to be his master. 239Hitsugaya expresses.png
Night Hyōrinmaru reveals he is only choosing to follow Muramasa for now, and that his real goal is to find his true master. 239Hyorinmaru states.png
Night
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Hyōrinmaru
Hyōrinmaru begins to fight Hitsugaya in order to determine if the latter is his master.
Night
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Hyōrinmaru
Hitsugaya attempts to bind Hyōrinmaru with Bakudō #63. Sajō Sabaku, but Hyōrinmaru freezes and shatters it before summoning a storm. 239Column forms.png
Night
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Hyōrinmaru
Hyōrinmaru proves he can overpower Hitsugaya's Kidō attacks. 239Hyorinmaru encases.png
Night
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Hyōrinmaru
Hyōrinmaru completely overwhelms Hitsugaya with an ice dragon. 239Hitsugaya is overwhelmed.png
Night
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Hyōrinmaru
Hyōrinmaru reveals he is searching for a place to call his own, causing Hitsugaya to recall his past where he was seeking the same thing. 239Hyorinmaru reveals.png
Night
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Hyōrinmaru
Hitsugaya successfully releases his Shikai, prompting Hyōrinmaru to wonder how it is possible for Hitsugaya to be using his power. Hitsugaya releases his Shikai before Hyorinmaru.png
Night
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Hyōrinmaru
Hitsugaya uses Ryūsenka, which encases himself and Hyōrinmaru in a huge amount of ice. Ep239HitsugayaHyorinmaruFrozen.png
Night
Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Hyōrinmaru
Within the ice, Hyōrinmaru finally remembers who Hitsugaya is. 239Hyorinmaru realizes.png
Night Hyōrinmaru shatters the ice and acknowledges Hitsugaya as his master in his spirit form before carrying him to the ground. 239Hyorinmaru stands.png
Night Muramasa defeats and absorbs the Vasto Lorde. 239Muramasa emits.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Ichigo continues to search for Byakuya as Senbonzakura watches from afar. 240Senbonzakura watches.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Mayuri prepares to experiment on Gegetsuburi, though Marechiyo intervenes. 240Mayuri states.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Despite Marechiyo's efforts to stop him, Mayuri has Nemu kill Gegetsuburi, who does not revert to his sword form. 240Blue substance leaves.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Rangiku and Momo have several Shinigami transport Haineko and Tobiume to the 4th Division barracks. 240Shinigami transport.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Rangiku and Momo encounter Ichigo when the former crashes into the latter. 240Rangiku sits.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Ichigo informs Rangiku and Momo that Hyōrinmaru is taking care of Hitsugaya after their battle. 240Ichigo informs.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Muramasa emerges from a Garganta nearby. 240Muramasa stumbles.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
After briefly conversing with Muramasa on their seemingly intertwined fates, Ichigo prepares to fight him. 240Ichigo draws.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Muramasa momentarily binds Ichigo, Rangiku, and Momo with his Spiritual Threads, but loses concentration when his mysterious illness begins acting up. 240Blood trickles.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Ichigo attacks the weakened Muramasa, but Senbonzakura intercept him. 240Senbonzakura blocks.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Senbonzakura activates his Bankai before engulfing Rangiku and Momo in a flood of blade petals. 240Senbonzakura activates.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Ichigo saves Rangiku and Momo by activating his Bankai and deflecting the blade petals with a Getsuga Tenshō. Ichigo protects Momo and Rangiku.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Byakuya knocks out the Shinigami transporting Haineko and Tobiume, whom he frees. 240Byakuya knocks out.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Momo moves an unconscious Rangiku away from the battlefield. 240Momo holds.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Ichigo and Senbonzakura begin to battle, with Senbonzakura initially catching Ichigo off-guard with his speed. 240Ichigo appears.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Ichigo creates speed clones to confuse Senbonzakura. Ichigo creates clones with shunpo.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
After withstanding a Getsuga Tenshō, Senbonzakura traps Ichigo within Gōkei. Ichigo trapped inside Gokei.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Ichigo survives the collapse of the blade petal sphere by donning his Hollow mask. 240Ichigo wears.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Senbonzakura uses Senkei, and he and Ichigo attack each other. 240Senbonzakura uses Senkei.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Initially believing he gathered enough Reiryoku to withstand Ichigo's attack, Senbonzakura is enraged when part of his mask shatters as a result of their clash. Senbonzakura's mask shatters.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Senbonzakura prepares to attack Ichigo once more, but Byakuya prevents him from doing so. Byakuya stops Senbonzakura.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Though Ichigo initially believes Byakuya has arrived to fight Senbonzakura himself, Byakuya proves him wrong by firing Hadō #33. Sōkatsui at Ichigo. 240Byakuya fires.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Byakuya reveals he is joining the Zanpakutō spirits because he understands their motivation to follow their own path. 240Byakuya says.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Byakuya, Senbonzakura, and Muramasa escape behind a flurry of blade petals. Byakuya & Senbonzakura - Escape.png
Afternoon
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Ichigo informs Renji, Shunsui, Ukitake, Unohana, and Nanao Ise of Byakuya's betrayal. 241Ichigo informs.png
Afternoon
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Rangiku and Momo visit Hitsugaya in the hospital. Ep241HitsugayaRecovering.png
Afternoon
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Ukitake and Unohana discuss how the Shinigami can regain their Zanpakutō spirits and what would happen if a Zanpakutō spirit were killed by anyone other than its master. 241Ukitake says.png
Afternoon
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Shunsui decides it would be best to inform the other Shinigami of Byakuya's betrayal instead of letting rumors circulate, and Ukitake states he will inform Rukia of it in person. 241Shunsui admits.png
Late Afternoon
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Rukia learns of Byakuya's betrayal. 241Rukia expresses.png
Early Evening
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Byakuya arrives at the cave of the Zanpakutō spirits. 241Byakuya arrives at the cave.png
Early Evening
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
The Zanpakutō spirits refuse to believe Byakuya has truly defected to their side. 241Kazeshini laughs.png
Early Evening
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Senbonzakura orders Byakuya to kill Sode no Shirayuki, an action which would prevent Rukia from ever using her Zanpakutō again, as a test of loyalty. 241Sode no Shirayuki expresses.png
Early Evening
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Not believing Byakuya is willing to do this, the other Zanpakutō spirits prepare to attack him. 241Hozukimaru and Ruri'iro Kujaku manifest.png
Early Evening
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
To the surprise of the Zanpakutō spirits, Byakuya attacks Sode no Shirayuki with full force. 241Sode no Shirayuki blocks.png
Early Evening
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Sode no Shirayuki attempts to catch Byakuya off-guard with her Zanpakutō techniques. Ep241SomeNoMaiTsukishiro3.png
Early Evening
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Sode no Shirayuki
Byakuya binds Sode no Shirayuki with Bakudō #63. Rikujōkōrō before killing her. Byakuya defeats Sode no Shirayuki.png
Early Evening
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Muramasa accepts Byakuya's resolve and reveals he has a job for Byakuya to do. 241Muramasa says.png
Evening
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Rukia searches Byakuya's office for clues before falling asleep. 241Rukia searches.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Rukia wakes up and feels an immense Reiatsu. 241Rukia feels.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Rukia finds Byakuya standing in a ruined hallway. 241Rukia finds.png
Night
Byakuya's Betrayal: Revealed
Senbonzakura returns the broken Sode no Shirayuki to Rukia. 241Rukia clutches.png
Night
Renji Abarai vs. Senbonzakura
Senbonzakura attempts to attack Rukia, but Renji intercepts his strike. 241Rukia clutches.png
Night
Renji Abarai vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Renji proclaims he must detain Byakuya as a material witness and attacks him, but Byakuya manages to briefly subdue him because Renji is currently unable to release his Shikai. 241Byakuya pins.png
Night
Zabimaru vs. Byakuya Kuchiki & Senbonzakura
Saru and Hebi intervene, destroying a nearby wall and attacking Byakuya and Senbonzakura. Renji Abarai and Zabimaru vs. Byakuya Kuchiki and Senbonzakura.png
Night
Zabimaru vs. Senbonzakura
Saru kicks Senbonzakura through a nearby wall in order to begin settling their "unfinished business". 241Saru kicks.png
Night
Renji Abarai vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Renji resumes his fight with Byakuya. 241Renji attacks.png
Night
Zabimaru vs. Senbonzakura
Saru and Hebi continue to fight relatively evenly against Senbonzakura. 241Saru blocks.png
Night
Renji Abarai vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Without access to his Shikai, Renji is forced to fight in a more unorthodox manner. 241Renji prepares.png
Night
Zabimaru vs. Senbonzakura
Saru and Hebi manage to briefly overwhelm Senbonzakura with their teamwork in battle. 241Hebi attacks.png
Night
Renji Abarai vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Renji continues to pressure Byakuya through pragmatic use of Kidō and Zanjutsu, and proclaims he will force Byakuya to tell him everything. 241Byakuya blocks.png
Night
Zabimaru vs. Senbonzakura
Saru and Hebi activate their Bankai. 241Saru and Hebi activate.png
Night
Renji Abarai vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Renji continues to clash with Byakuya while promising to make the latter explain his actions to Ichigo, Rukia, and the captains. 241Renji clashes.png
Night
Renji Abarai vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Hihiō Zabimaru fires Hikotsu Taihō, destroying the building they are in and engulfing Senbonzakura in a large beam of red energy. 241Hihio Zabimaru generates.png
Night
Zabimaru vs. Senbonzakura
Senbonzakura activates his Bankai before engulfing Saru and Hebi in a swarm of blade petals, defeating them. 241Senbonzakura activates.png
Night
Renji Abarai vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Byakuya fires Hadō #4. Byakurai at Renji from behind, defeating him. 241Byakuya fires.png
Night Kazeshini, Gonryōmaru, Hōzukimaru, Tenken, and Ruri'iro Kujaku arrive to help Byakuya. The other Zanpakuto appear.png
Night Ichigo, Suì-Fēng, Yumichika Ayasegawa, Izuru, Ikkaku, and the Onmitsukidō confront Byakuya and the Zanpakutō spirits. 241Keigun appear.png
Night The Keigun prepare to attack the Zanpakutō spirits. 242Keigun draw.png
Night Kazeshini begins attacking the Keigun, prompting the other Zanpakutō spirits to follow suit. 242Kazeshini cuts.png
Night Izuru intercepts Kazeshini in order to stop his rampage. 242Izuru blocks.png
Night Ikkaku and Hōzukimaru decide to finish the fight they started earlier. 242Ikkaku and Hozukimaru clash.png
Night Suì-Fēng attacks Gonryōmaru, but decides to fight Tenken as well when he attacks her. 242Sui-Feng attacks.png
Night Yumichika and Ruri'iro Kujaku move to a rooftop far away and exchange polite conversation with each other. 242Yumichika and Ruri'iro Kujaku exchange.png
Night Ruri'iro Kujaku takes offense to Yumichika referring to him as Fuji Kujaku and promises to kill him if Yumichika does so again. 242Ruri'iro Kujaku expresses.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Senbonzakura
After confirming Rukia and Renji are okay, Ichigo attempts to attack Byakuya, only for Senbonzakura to intercept him. 242Ichigo clashes with Senbonzakura.png
Night As Renji prepares to fight Byakuya once more, Saru and Hebi reveal they are still conscious and able to fight. 242Saru pushes.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Senbonzakura
Ichigo and Senbonzakura both activate their Bankai after the latter realizes Shikai will not be enough. 242Ichigo activates.png
Night Ruri'iro Kujaku critiques Yumichika's appearance, much to the annoyance of the latter. 242Ruri'iro Kujaku lifts.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Tenken & Gonryōmaru
Suì-Fēng kicks Gonryōmaru into a building and uses Utsusemi to dodge a surprise attack from Tenken. 242Sui-Feng kicks.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Tenken & Gonryōmaru
Angered by Suì-Fēng not knowing who he is because of Chōjirō's lack of a presence within his own division, Gonryōmaru creates a storm. 242Electricity crackles.png
Night
Izuru Kira vs. Kazeshini
Izuru manages to dodge Kazeshini's kusarigama while only getting his sleeve cut, prompting Kazeshini to claim he is a coward for running away. 242Izuru looks.png
Night
Izuru Kira vs. Kazeshini
After theorizing that Kazeshini is the manifestation of Hisagi's darkest impulses, Izuru attacks him. 242Izuru slashes.png
Night
Izuru Kira vs. Kazeshini
When Kazeshini attempts to attack him from afar, Izuru fires Hadō #31. Shakkahō to deflect Kazeshini's kusarigama. 242Explosion occurs.png
Night
Ikkaku vs. Hōzukimaru: Final Fight
Hōzukimaru battles Ikkaku and seemingly overpowers him. Ep242IkkakuPunched.png
Night
Ikkaku vs. Hōzukimaru: Final Fight
Ikkaku successfully releases his Shikai and begins to fight evenly against Hōzukimaru. 242Hozukimaru blocks.png
Night
Ikkaku vs. Hōzukimaru: Final Fight
After crashing into a building, Hōzukimaru activates his Bankai and begins to overwhelm Ikkaku once more. Ep242IkkakuBankaiClash.png
Night
Ikkaku vs. Hōzukimaru: Final Fight
After knocking Ikkaku into a lake with his guandao, Hōzukimaru reveals he left Ikkaku because of how he acts like a "badass" without having the skills of one. 242Ikkaku falls.png
Night
Ikkaku vs. Hōzukimaru: Final Fight
Ikkaku resumes his battle, but Hōzukimaru cuts Hōzukimaru in half. 242Hozukimaru is cut.png
Night
Ikkaku vs. Hōzukimaru: Final Fight
Despite having had his Shikai cut in half, Ikkaku continues to fight effectively, and eventually shatters Hōzukimaru's guandao. 242Guandao cracks.png
Night
Ikkaku vs. Hōzukimaru: Final Fight
Hōzukimaru resorts to using the central blade and activates the special ability of his Bankai. 242Reiatsu surges.png
Night
Ikkaku vs. Hōzukimaru: Final Fight
Hōzukimaru attacks Ikkaku and nearly overpowers him. 242Hozukimaru attacks.png
Night
Ikkaku vs. Hōzukimaru: Final Fight
Ikkaku regains his resolve and defeats Hōzukimaru in an explosion of Reiatsu. 242Column extends.png
Night After congratulating Ikkaku, Hōzukimaru collapses as Ikkaku does the same. Ep242IkkakuWins.png
Night Isane and Tetsuzaemon Iba meet up and decide to provide backup for the other Shinigami, but Ashisogi Jizō confronts them. 243Ashisogi Jizo confronts.png
Night Isane and Iba express shock at Ashisogi Jizō's appearance. 243Iba wonders.png
Night
Isane Kotetsu & Tetsuzaemon Iba vs. Ashisogi Jizō
When Ashisogi Jizō begins to emit poisonous gas from its mouth, Isane knocks it into a nearby building with Hadō #1. Shō, and Iba cuts the building in half. 243Iba slashes.png
Night
Isane Kotetsu & Tetsuzaemon Iba vs. Ashisogi Jizō
Isane and Iba decide to inform Mayuri, but are confronted by Haineko and Tobiume. 243Haineko and Tobiume appear.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Tenken & Gonryōmaru
Gonryōmaru's storm causes rain to begin falling, which Suì-Fēng notes might diminish the power of Tenken's fire-based abilities. 243Sui-Feng notes.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Tenken & Gonryōmaru
Angered by Suì-Fēng's belittling of his power, Gonryōmaru begins attacking her with powerful bolts of lightning. 243Lightning surges.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Tenken & Gonryōmaru
When Gonryōmaru slams a large sphere of electricity into her, Suì-Fēng activates Shunkō and destroys the sphere, dispersing the storm clouds in the process. 243Sui-Feng holds.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Tenken & Gonryōmaru
Suì-Fēng punches Gonryōmaru away and prepares to battle Tenken head-on. 243Sui-Feng catches.png
Night Suzumebachi interrupts the battle by attacking Suì-Fēng. 243Homonka forms.png
Night Suzumebachi appears before Suì-Fēng and criticizes her for worshiping Yoruichi. 243Suzumebachi appears.png
Night
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Ruri'iro Kujaku
Ruri'iro Kujaku easily overwhelms Yumichika with his powerful physical attacks. 243Ruri'iro Kuajku attacks.png
Night
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Ruri'iro Kujaku
After discussing what he perceives to be Ikkaku's defeat with Yumichika, Ruri'iro Kujaku releases his Zanpakutō and slams Yumichika into a wall with his vines. 243Ruri'iro Kujaku releases.png
Night
Isane Kotetsu & Tetsuzaemon Iba vs. Ashisogi Jizō
Haineko and Tobiume attack Isane and Iba, with Isane countering Haineko's Shikai by firing Hadō #31. Shakkahō at it. 243Fireball hurtles.png
Night
Isane Kotetsu & Tetsuzaemon Iba vs. Ashisogi Jizō
As Haineko and Tobiume argue over their roles in the fight, Ashisogi Jizō emerges from the rubble and attacks Isane with its Paralyzing Retractable Blades, leaving her unable to move her legs. 243Ashisogi Jizo extends.png
Night Hyōrinmaru stands by Hitsugaya's beside and assures him that his friends will not be defeated so easily. 243Hyorinmaru stands.png
Night
Isane Kotetsu & Tetsuzaemon Iba vs. Ashisogi Jizō
Tobiume prepares to throw a fireball at Isane, only for Momo to appear and attack her bell. 243Momo attacks.png
Night
Isane Kotetsu & Tetsuzaemon Iba vs. Ashisogi Jizō
As Rangiku confronts Haineko, Ashisogi Jizō releases poisonous gas, prompting the lieutenants to flee. 243Sphere forms.png
Night
Isane Kotetsu & Tetsuzaemon Iba vs. Ashisogi Jizō
Momo tries to buy time by firing Hadō #31. Shakkahō, but this only angers Ashisogi Jizō, who activates its Bankai and continues to pursue the lieutenants. Ep245JizoChasesVCs.png
Night After Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō passes by them, Rangiku, Momo, Iba, and Isane collapse as its poison takes effect. 245Rangiku collapses.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Senbonzakura
Senbonzakura overwhelms Ichigo with his Bankai, but Ichigo frees himself with a Getsuga Tenshō as Byakuya looks on, having defeated Renji, Saru, and Hebi. 243Ichigo breaks.png
Night
Izuru Kira vs. Kazeshini
Izuru continues to clash evenly with Kazeshini, who admits he has good reflexes. 243Izuru deflects.png
Night
Izuru Kira vs. Kazeshini
Izuru implies he has been deflecting Kazeshini's attacks because he regained his Shikai, which startles Kazeshini. 243Izuru grins.png
Night
Izuru Kira vs. Kazeshini
Kazeshini tries to attack Izuru head-on in order to prevent him from releasing his Shikai, but Izuru blows him away with Hadō #58. Tenran. 243Izuru blows.png
Night
Izuru Kira vs. Kazeshini
Izuru defeats Kazeshini by slashing him across the chest. 243Kazeshini is slashed.png
Night After revealing he has not yet regained his Shikai, Izuru binds Kazeshini with Bakudō #63. Sajō Sabaku and prepares to go help the other Shinigami. 243Kazeshini is bound.png
Night Wabisuke confronts Izuru and incapacitates him after greatly increasing the weight of his sword. 243Wabisuke confronts.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Senbonzakura
Ichigo notices Izuru's predicament and tries to go help him, but Senbonzakura prevents him from leaving. 243Ichigo blocks.png
Night As Wabisuke prepares to kill Izuru, Kenpachi Zaraki arrives and destroys the building they are standing on with his Reiatsu. 244Column erupts.png
Night Combatants around the Seireitei notice Kenpachi's arrival. 244Ikkaku grins.png
Night Wabisuke tries to attack Kenpachi, but is surprised when Wabisuke has no effect upon striking Kenpachi. 244Wabisuke appears.png
Night Kenpachi kills Wabisuke with a single attack. 244Kenpachi slashes.png
Night
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Ruri'iro Kujaku
Ruri'iro Kujaku points out his similarities with Yumichika and why the latter feels inadequate in the 11th Division. 244Ruri'iro Kujaku says.png
Night Yachiru Kusajishi explains why Kenpachi where Kenpachi has been for all this time. Yachiru explains Kenpachi's lateness.png
Night After telling Yachiru to leave, Kenpachi decides to fight Byakuya. 244Kenpachi tells.png
Night Senbonzakura attempts to engage Kenpachi, who removes his eyepatch in response. 244Reiatsu erupts.png
Night Kenpachi attacks Senbonzakura and blows away almost all of the other combatants with a huge explosion of yellow Reiatsu. 244Explosion occurs.png
Night
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Ruri'iro Kujaku
Ruri'iro Kujaku notes Kenpachi's power and bids Yumichika farewell as the flowers on the vines begin to bloom. 244Flowers bloom.png
Night Kenpachi stands in a crater as Byakuya reveals he withstood the explosion. Kenpachi emerges from the explosion.png
Night After regaining his resolve, Yumichika frees himself from the vines. 244Yumichika cuts.png
Night Kenpachi tells Byakuya he will defeat him at all costs as Yumichika says the same thing to Ruri'iro Kujaku. 244Kenpachi says he will never quit.png
Night Rukia and Renji emerge from the rubble and wonder where Ichigo is. 244Rukia and Renji emerge.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Senbonzakura
Ichigo resumes his battle with Senbonzakura. 244Ichigo and Senbonzakura leap.png
Night Tenken frees Gonryōmaru after the latter is trapped under a piece of rubble. 244Gonryomaru lies.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Suzumebachi
Suì-Fēng narrowly dodges a surprise attack from Suzumebachi and decides to change the location of their battle in order to fight more effectively. 244Sui-Feng lands.png
Night
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Kenpachi decides to attack first in the interest of time and clashes with Byakuya, creating a shockwave. 244Kenpachi and Byakuya clash.png
Night
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Kenpachi sends a surging wave of yellow energy toward Byakuya, who remains unharmed. 244Kenpachi slashes.png
Night
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Kenpachi surprises Byakuya by keeping up with his Shunpo. Ep244KenpachiVsByakuya.png
Night
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Though Byakuya manages to wound his forearm, Kenpachi catches Byakuya's sword and attacks him at point-blank range. Kenpachi grabs Byakuya's sword.png
Night
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Ruri'iro Kujaku
A considerably weakened Yumichika clashes fights relatively evenly against Ruri'iro Kujaku. 244Ruri'iro Kujaku blocks.png
Night
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Byakuya reveals he dodged Kenpachi's attack at the last second, though not without injury, and engulfs Kenpachi in his Shikai. 244Byakuya stands.png
Night
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Ruri'iro Kujaku
Ruri'iro Kujaku offers to let Yumichika use his Shikai or to not use Shikai himself in order to make their fight more even, but Yumichika declines. Ruri'iro Kujaku offers Yumichika to use his abilities.png
Night
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Ruri'iro Kujaku
Ruri'iro Kujaku unleashes his Shikai once more, but Yumichika counters by binding the vines with Bakudō #4. Hainawa, which prevents them from reaching him. 244Hainawa binds.png
Night
Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Ruri'iro Kujaku
Yumichika moves behind Ruri'iro Kujaku and notes he would not have won if the latter had fought a normal fight before defeating Ruri'iro Kujaku. 244Yumichika appears.png
Night Yumichika explains his aesthetic to Ruri'iro Kujaku before collapsing. 244Yumichika collapses.png
Night
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Byakuya Kuchiki
Kenpachi withstands Byakuya's attack and proclaims he is ready to battle, prompting Byakuya to finally resolve to fight him. 244Kenpachi withstands.png
Night Rukia and Renji arrive at the site of Kenpachi and Byakuya's battle, with Rukia running ahead despite Renji's warning. 245Rukia runs.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Senbonzakura
Ichigo dodges several streams of blade petals before slamming a Getsuga Tenshō into Senbonzakura and running off to confront Byakuya. 245Ichigo dodges.png
Night Before Kenpachi and Byakuya can continue their battle, Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō crashes through a nearby wall and floods the battlefield with poisonous gas. 245Konjiki Ashosogi Jizo crashes.png
Night Renji catches up to Rukia, but moves in front of her as they are engulfed by the poisonous gas. 245Cloud moves.png
Night
Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Senbonzakura
As Ichigo arrives at the site of Kenpachi and Byakuya's fight, Senbonzakura attacks him and pushes him into the cloud of poisonous gas. 245Senbonzakura pushes.png
Night Ichigo tries to prevent Byakuya and Senbonzakura from leaving before collapsing as the poison takes effect. 245Ichigo coughs.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Suzumebachi
Suì-Fēng sacrifices her arm upon realizing she cannot dodge Suzumebachi's attack. 245Homonka appears.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Suzumebachi
Suì-Fēng tries and fails to strike Suzumebachi, who attests this to being the smaller combatant between them. 245Sui-Feng slashes.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Suzumebachi
Suzumebachi dodges another attack from Suì-Fēng and claims Yoruichi is the one holding Suì-Fēng back. E245suzsoi.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Suzumebachi
Suì-Fēng angrily attacks Suzumebachi several times in rapid succession, but Suzumebachi easily outmaneuvers her and creates another Hōmonka on Suì-Fēng's cheek. 245Suzumebachi flies.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Suzumebachi
Suzumebachi moves in for the final blow, but Suì-Fēng activates Shunkō and concentrates it around her cheek, preventing Suzumebachi's stinger from penetrating it. 245Sui-Feng concentrates.png
Night
Suì-Fēng vs. Suzumebachi
Suì-Fēng takes advantage of Suzumebachi's surprise and cuts off her stinger, ending the fight. Sui-Feng severs Suzumebachi's stinger.png
Night Ashisogi Jizō deactivates its Bankai and inspects an unconscious Ichigo. 245Ashisogi Jizo stands.png
Night Yachiru begins playing a game of tag with Ashisogi Jizō, much to the latter's annoyance. 245Ashisogi Jizo expresses.png
Night Kenpachi confronts Ashisogi Jizō over his fight being interrupted. Zaraki grabs Ashisogi Jizo.png
Night
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Mayuri causes Ashisogi Jizō to self-destruct and claims it is his duty to punish Ashisogi Jizō for its betrayal, angering Kenpachi. 245Ashisogi Jizo self-destructs.png
Night Suì-Fēng begins to collapse, but Yoruichi arrives and helps her. 245Yoruichi grabs.png
Dawn
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Mayuri attempts to "treat" a poisoned Ichigo, who refuses to have Mayuri do anything to him. 245Ichigo struggles.png
Dawn
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Nemu restrains Ichigo as Kenpachi tells Mayuri to leave Ichigo able to fight him. 245Nemu restrains.png
Dawn
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Mayuri expresses confusion at Kenpachi and Yachiru remaining unaffected by the poisonous gas. 245Mayuri states.png
Dawn
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Shunsui, Ukitake, and Unohana arrive, with Unohana promising the 4th Division will take care of the wounded now. 245Unohana thanks.png
Dawn
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Unohana reveals the 4th Division has already analyzed the contents of the poison and successfully treated its victims, angering Mayuri. UnohanaMayuriArgue.png
Dawn
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Unohana explains what happened to Rangiku, Momo, Iba, and Isane. 245Unohana explains.png
Dawn
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Harunobu Ogidō arrives and reveals they have found Izuru, Ikkaku, and Yumichika lying unconscious in different locations. 245Harunobu reports.png
Dawn
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Mayuri reveals he intentionally self-destructed Ashisogi Jizō in order to understand the secret behind the brainwashing of the Zanpakutō spirits despite knowing he would lose his Zanpakutō forever. 245Mayuri smiles.png
Dawn
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Byakuya returns to Muramasa, who states he has done well. 245Byakuya returns.png
Early Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Yoruichi and Suì-Fēng appear before the other Shinigami, with Yoruichi revealing she knows where Yamamoto is being held captive. 245Yoruichi and Sui-Feng appear.png
Early Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Muramasa brings Byakuya to the cavern where Yamamoto is sealed within a large barrier, which is guarded by Katen Kyōkotsu, Sōgyo no Kotowari, and Minazuki. 245Yamamoto sits.png
Early Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Muramasa explains how Yamamoto has been sealed away. 246Muramasa states.png
Early Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Yamamoto notices Byakuya and sends flames streaming past him as a warning. 246Flames stream.png
Late Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Yoruichi discusses the current situation with Shunsui and Ukitake. Yoruichi explains the situation to Kyoraku and Ukitake.png
Late Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Kenpachi, Yachiru, Shunsui, and Ukitake agree to accompany Yoruichi and Ichigo on their mission to rescue Yamamoto. 246Kenpachi laughs.png
Late Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Haineko and Tobiume discuss their motivations and shortcomings. 246Haineko asks.png
Late Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
A heavily wounded Kazeshini returns to the cave before collapsing. 246Kazeshini collapses.png
Late Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
As Haineko, Tobiume, Gonryōmaru, and Tenken run over to Kazeshini and wonder what happened to him, Muramasa, Senbonzakura and Byakuya arrive. 246Muramasa, Senbonzakura, and Byakuya stand.png
Late Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Muramasa speaks with Kazeshini about why Byakuya is part of their group. 246Muramasa kneels.png
Late Morning
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Muramasa asks the Zanpakutō spirits to be patient for a little longer before leaving alongside Byakuya and Senbonzakura. 246Muramasa leaves.png
Afternoon
Rescue the Captain-Commander
Ichigo, Yoruichi, Shunsui, Ukitake, Kenpachi, and Yachiru arrive at the entrance to the cave of the Zanpakutō spirits. 246Group arrives.png
Afternoon
Rescue the Captain-Commander
After discussing how Muramasa likely placed Yamamoto in a special containment field and the difficulty of navigating the cave system, the group splits up. 246Shunsui and Ukitake enter.png
Afternoon The Zanpakutō spirits sense the intrusion of the Shinigami. 246Sogyo no Kotowari says.png
Afternoon Kenpachi quickly gets lost in the dark caves. 246Kenpachi gets lost.png
Afternoon Ichigo and Yoruichi leap between stalactites and discuss their lack of knowledge about Byakuya's motivations for joining the Zanpakutō spirits. 246Ichigo and Yoruichi discuss.png
Afternoon Haineko and Tobiume attack and seemingly impale Yoruichi. Yoruichi stabbed by Haineko and Tobiume.png
Afternoon Yoruichi reveals she used Utsusemi before easily overpowering Haineko and Tobiume as Ichigo moves on to free Yamamoto. 246Yoruichi lifts.png
Afternoon Shunsui and Ukitake arrive at a series of steps, at the top of which the taller woman of Katen Kyōkotsu steps out. 246Katen Kyokotsu steps.png
Afternoon Sōgyo no Kotowari confront Ukitake as Shunsui walks away. 246Sogyo no Kotowari proclaims.png
Afternoon After lulling Ukitake into a false sense of security, Sōgyo no Kotowari attack him with spinning fans. 246Fans appear.png
Afternoon The taller woman of Katen Kyōkotsu reveals they have grown tired of Shunsui's arrogance as the masked girl reveals herself behind Shunsui. 246Katen Kyokotsu reveals.png
Afternoon Tenken and Gonryōmaru confront Kenpachi, with Gonryōmaru claiming he will get revenge for Kenpachi blowing him away last time. 246Tenken and Gonryomaru confront.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Minazuki lures Ichigo down a tunnel toward Yamamoto's location. 246Ichigo runs.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Kazeshini confronts Ichigo and binds him with his kusarigama chains before attempting to attack him. Ep246KusarigamaTransformation2.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo activates his Bankai and defeats Kazeshini with a Getsuga Tenshō. Kazeshini breaks.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo arrives at Yamamoto's barrier and prepares to destroy it. 246Ichigo arrives.png
Afternoon
Yoruichi Shihōin vs. Haineko & Tobiume
Yoruichi faces off against Haineko and Tobiume, whom she easily overwhelms. 247Yoruichi appears.png
Afternoon
Shunsui Kyōraku vs. Katen Kyōkotsu
Shunsui clashes with both halves of Katen Kyōkotsu and notes it is not easy to please a woman. Kyoraku blocks his Zanpakuto's strike.png
Afternoon
Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Sōgyo no Kotowari
Ukitake chases after Sōgyo no Kotowari and promises he will stop playing if they do not give their fans to him. 247Ukitake chases.png
Afternoon
Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Sōgyo no Kotowari
Sōgyo no Kotowari seemingly agree to hand their fans over. Sogyo no Kotowari Ukitake fans.png
Afternoon
Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Sōgyo no Kotowari
Sōgyo no Kotowari fire electricity from their fans, which Ukitake narrowly dodges, and run away while proclaiming Ukitake fell for it. 247Fans fire.png
Afternoon
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Tenken & Gonryōmaru
Kenpachi fights Tenken and Gonryōmaru, who Kenpachi and Yachiru note are not taking this battle seriously. Kenpachi Clashes With Tenken.png
Afternoon
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Tenken & Gonryōmaru
Deducing Tenken and Gonryōmaru were not planning on winning from the start, Kenpachi proclaims he is bored with this battle as his Reiatsu erupts around him. 247Kenpachi glows.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Muramasa attacks Ichigo from behind, though his attack is easily deflected, and asks Ichigo if he is ready to settle their differences. 247Muramasa catches.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo agrees to do so and fires a Getsuga Tenshō at Muramasa. 247Reiatsu flows.png
Afternoon
Yoruichi Shihōin vs. Haineko & Tobiume
Yoruichi notes the strange behavior of Haineko and Tobiume before deciding to test them. 247Yoruichi notes.png
Afternoon
Shunsui Kyōraku vs. Katen Kyōkotsu
Shunsui points out how Katen Kyōkotsu appears to be holding him off and making it difficult for him to strike back instead of actually fighting effectively. 247Shunsui states.png
Afternoon
Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Sōgyo no Kotowari
Ukitake chases Sōgyo no Kotowari all the way to a waterfall. 247Ukitake walks.png
Afternoon
Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Sōgyo no Kotowari
When Sōgyo no Kotowari fires a barrage of spikes at him, Ukitake deflects them with a surge of water created by firing Hadō #31. Shakkahō into the waterfall. 247Water deflects.png
Afternoon
Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Sōgyo no Kotowari
Sōgyo no Kotowari attempt a direct attack, only for Ukitake to grab their arms and knocks their fans away. Ep247UkitakeGrabsSogyoNoKotowari.png
Afternoon
Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Sōgyo no Kotowari
Sōgyo no Kotowari kick Ukitake in the face and run away, causing Ukitake to realize they are stalling for time. 247Ukitake is kicked.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Muramasa blocks and destroys the Getsuga Tenshō before telling Ichigo to hit him with everything he has got, prompting Ichigo to don his Hollow mask. 247Muramasa blocks.png
Afternoon
Yoruichi Shihōin vs. Haineko & Tobiume
Haineko and Tobiume begin using their powers in conjunction against Yoruichi. 247Fireball hurtles.png
Afternoon
Yoruichi Shihōin vs. Haineko & Tobiume
When Yoruichi attempts to escape the battle, Haineko and Tobiume prevent her from doing so, proving her theory of the Zanpakutō spirits keeping the other Shinigami busy true. 247Tobiume stands.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo clashes with Muramasa, who tells him to unleash his true Getsuga Tenshō. 247Muramasa appears.png
Afternoon
Shunsui Kyōraku vs. Katen Kyōkotsu
Katen Kyōkotsu attacks Shunsui to prevent him from progressing, but Shunsui evades them and moves on. 247Shunsui evades.png
Afternoon
Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Sōgyo no Kotowari
Sōgyo no Kotowari confront Ukitake one last time, only for Ukitake to dodge their attack and move past them. Sogyo no Kotowari restricts Ukitake's movements.png
Afternoon
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Tenken & Gonryōmaru
After noting what is happening around the cave, Kenpachi continues to battle Tenken and Gonryōmaru as Yachiru watches happily. 247Kenpachi clashes with Tenken.png
Afternoon
Yoruichi Shihōin vs. Haineko & Tobiume
Yoruichi binds Haineko and Tobiume to a wall with Bakudō #30. Shitotsu Sansen before leaving. Yoruichi uses Hitotsu Sansen on Tobiume.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo continues to build up Reiryoku as Shunsui, Ukitake, and Yoruichi realize Muramasa is waiting for him to use his most powerful attack. 247Reiatsu surges.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo unleashes an exceedingly powerful Getsuga Tenshō, which Muramasa struggles to hold back before redirecting at the barrier around Yamamoto. 247Ichigo fires.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
The barrier shatters, allowing Muramasa to enter Yamamoto's inner world. 247Barrier shatters.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
As Yamamoto moves to the other Shinigami, who have arrived in the same cavern, Muramasa reveals he had been planning to access Yamamoto's memories all along. 247Muramasa explains.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
When Katen Kyōkotsu and Sōgyo no Kotowari confront him, Muramasa reveals he only set the Zanpakutō Rebellion in motion in order to access Yamamoto's mind. 247Muramasa asks.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Enraged, Katen Kyōkotsu and Sōgyo no Kotowari attempt to attack Muramasa, only to be incinerated by Ryūjin Jakka, whom Muramasa freed while accessing Yamamoto's memories. Ep247SpiritsAttackMuramasa.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Muramasa bids the Shinigami farewell and leaves as the flames of Ryūjin Jakka mask his departure and trap the Shinigami. Ep247RyujinJakkaTrapsShinigami.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ryūjin Jakka attacks the Shinigami with tendrils of fire and prevents Ichigo from escaping. 248Tendrils extend.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Muramasa, Senbonzakura, and Byakuya arrive in Karakura Town, which Yamamoto reveals is where the thing that Muramasa seeks is hidden. Byakuya, Muramasa and Senbonzakura arrive in Karakura Town.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
After Byakuya and Senbonzakura leave to ensure nothing stands in their way, Muramasa's illness flares up, causing him to realize he does not have much time left. 248Muramasa clutches.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
When Ichigo points out a nearby hole filled with rocks that they could escape through, Yoruichi activates Shunkō and destroys the rocks, but Haineko and Tobiume attacks her once more, blocking the hole in the process. 248Fireballs hurtle.png
Afternoon
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Tenken
Having defeated Gonryōmaru, Kenpachi continues to clash with Tenken, whose fire abilities he easily counters. Zaraki Tenken fight Ep248.png
Afternoon
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Tenken.
Kenpachi goads Tenken into activating his Bankai, Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō, before attacking him. 248Kokujo Tengen Myo'o stands.png
Afternoon After attacking from afar, Haineko and Tobiume confront Yoruichi once more and promise to not hold back this time. 248Bells burst.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo, Shunsui, and Ukitake attempt to break through the flame barrier, but to no avail. 248Shunsui cuts.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Yamamoto reveals Muramasa is searching for his master, Kōga Kuchiki, who once started a rebellion within the Seireitei before being sealed away. Koga's revolt in Seireitei.png
Afternoon Muramasa arrives at a lake with an island in the center. 248Muramasa arrives.png
Afternoon When Orihime appears nearby, Muramasa attacks her. 248Orihime uses.png
Afternoon Muramasa binds Orihime with his Spiritual Threads, but falls unconscious when his illness strikes once more. 248Muramasa binds.png
Afternoon Muramasa wakes up to find Orihime healing him with Sōten Kisshun. 248Orihime heals.png
Afternoon Muramasa is angered by Orihime's attempt to help him, but is forced to dodge several Heilig Pfeil when Uryū and Sado arrive. 248Reiatsu radiates.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo nearly makes it through Ryūjin Jakka's flames by firing a Getsuga Tenshō at the second layer through an opening, but is eventually pushed back. 248Ichigo fires.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo dons his Hollow mask and tries to fly out of the flames, but Ryūjin Jakka traps him in a ball of fire. 248Tendrils coil.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Hitsugaya appears and releases Hyōrinmaru, saving Ichigo. 248Ice dragon hurtles.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Yamamoto and Ichigo explain the situation to Hitsugaya and Hyōrinmaru. Hyorinmaru and Hitsugaya intervene.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Hitsugaya and Hyōrinmaru activate their Bankai, allowing them to temporarily freeze Ryūjin Jakka's flames. Ep248IceBeam1.png
Afternoon
Trapped by the Flames
Ichigo makes his escape through the frozen flames as Yamamoto prepares to punish Ryūjin Jakka for its disobedience. 248Ichigo escapes.png
Afternoon
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Tenken
Kenpachi continues to battle Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō, who easily overwhelms him. 249Kenpachi leaps.png
Afternoon
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Tenken
After realizing Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō is tougher than he thought, Kenpachi begins to fight evenly against him. Ep249KenpachiBlocksTenken.png
Afternoon Yoruichi easily overwhelms Haineko and Tobiume before deciding to explain Muramasa's true intentions to them. Ep249YoruichiKicksTobiume.png
Afternoon Yamamoto, Shunsui, Ukitake, Hitsugaya, and Hyōrinmaru prepare to subdue Ryūjin Jakka. Ep249Trapped.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida & Yasutora Sado vs. Muramasa
Uryū and Sado begin to battle Muramasa. Ep249MuramasaDodgesSado.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida & Yasutora Sado vs. Muramasa
Muramasa uses his Illusions to distract Uryū while attacking him from behind. 249Muramasa runs.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida & Yasutora Sado vs. Muramasa
Sado forces Muramasa into the air and Uryū fires a barrage of arrows at him, but Senbonzakura appears and protects Muramasa with his Shikai. Ep249SenbonzakuraIntervenes.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida vs. Senbonzakura
Senbonzakura begins attacking Uryū. 249Senbonzakura sends.png
Afternoon
Yasutora Sado vs. Muramasa
Muramasa uses his Illusions on Sado to lure him into a false sense of security by recreating his hometown in Mexico before attacking him while disguised Oscar Joaquín de la Rosa. Ep249OscarPunchesSado.png
Afternoon
Yasutora Sado vs. Muramasa
Muramasa knocks Sado out by strangling him with his Spiritual Threads. Ep249SadoStrangled.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida vs. Senbonzakura
Senbonzakura activates his Bankai to protect himself from a rain of Heilig Pfeil. 249Senbonzakura activates.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida vs. Senbonzakura & Muramasa
Senbonzakura forces Uryū to move near Muramasa, who attempts to use his Illusions on him, only for Orihime to protect Uryū with Santen Kesshun. Ep249UryuProtected.png
Afternoon Muramasa momentarily drops his guard when Orihime asks him why he is filled with sadness. 249Muramasa's expression softens.png
Afternoon Muramasa regains his composure and exerts his red-black Reiatsu, only for Rukia to appear and fire Hadō #33. Sōkatsui at him. 249Reiatsu radiates.png
Afternoon After cutting through the blast, Muramasa reveals he has trapped Ichigo within Ryūjin Jakka's flames before summoning several Hollows. 249Hollows stand.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida vs. Senbonzakura
Uryū continues to clash evenly with Senbonzakura. 249Heilig Pfeil and blade petals collide.png
Afternoon Rukia and Sado begin fighting the Hollows. Ep249InjuredSadoAttacks.png
Afternoon Muramasa arrives on the island in the center of the lake and begins to chant an incantation. 249Muramasa chants.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida vs. Senbonzakura
While continuing to clash with Senbonzakura, Uryū sees the island crackling with blue electricity and realizes he must do something. 249Uryu sees.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida vs. Senbonzakura
When Senbonzakura attempts a direct attack, Uryū blocks his sword with a Seele Schneider. Ep249UryuBlocks.png
Afternoon Muramasa finishes chanting the incantation, causing the tree on the island to crack and shatter like glass as Rukia realizes it was a barrier. 249Tree cracks.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida vs. Senbonzakura
Uryū uses the Seele Schneider to absorb Senbonzakura's blade petals before firing it at Senbonzakura, breaking part of his mask and sending him flying away. Ep249SeeleAbsorbs.png
Afternoon Rukia attempts to interfere with Muramasa's release of Kōga, but Muramasa prevents her from doing so. Muramasa Grabs Rukia.png
Afternoon
Uryū Ishida vs. Senbonzakura
When Uryū attempts to attack Muramasa, Senbonzakura reappears and attacks him, forcing Uryū to redirect his attack. 249Senbonzakura attacks.png
Afternoon Muramasa explains who Kōga is to Rukia as the seal finally shatters. 249Seal shatters.png
Afternoon Ichigo arrives and attacks Muramasa, though he is pushed back. 249Muramasa pushes.png
Afternoon Kōga finally awakens. 249Koga opens.png
Afternoon Ichigo and Rukia attempt to attack Kōga, who simply blows them back with an explosion of Reiatsu. 250Koga blows.png
Afternoon Muramasa joyously greets Kōga, who stabs Muramasa in the stomach with his broken sword. 250Koga stabs.png
Afternoon Kōga reveals he stabbed Muramasa because the latter did not come to his aid when he called his name, shocking Muramasa, who states he never heard Kōga's call. 251Muramasa wonders.png
Afternoon Refusing to believe Muramasa, Kōga pulls his sword out and prepares to kill Muramasa. 251Koga pulls.png
Afternoon Byakuya appears and blocks Kōga's finishing blow before criticizing him for attacking his own Zanpakutō spirit. Ep251ByakuyaInterceptsKoga.png
Afternoon After they separate, Kōga deduces Byakuya is a member of the Kuchiki Clan based on his kenseikan and scarf, prompting Byakuya to reveal his name and position as the 28th Head of the Kuchiki Clan. 252Byakuya tells.png
Afternoon Senbonzakura explains to Ichigo and Rukia why Byakuya faked his betrayal. 252Senbonzakura appears.png
Afternoon Byakuya reveals he is here to kill Kōga for disgracing the Kuchiki Clan. 252Byakuya states.png
Afternoon Muramasa tries to offer his power to Kōga even after being stabbed by him, only for Kōga to completely reject him by shattering the blade of his sword. Breaking Muramasa.png
Afternoon Muramasa finally breaks down and is engulfed by a vortex of Reiatsu, which dozens of Gillians emerge from. Muramasa Gillian Escape.png
Afternoon Byakuya prepares to destroy the Gillians, but Ichigo and Rukia intervene so he can battle Kōga and defend the honor of his clan. Ep252SōrenSōkatsui2.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
After picking up one of the spears used to seal him, Kōga begins battling Byakuya. Byakuya & Koga Kuchiki Battle.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Kōga proves to be highly proficient in fighting with a spear instead of a sword. 252Koga pulls.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Eventually, Byakuya and Kōga begin using Kidō against each other in rapid succession. 252Byakuya fires.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Kōga encases Byakuya in a large chunk of ice with Hyōga Seiran, but Byakuya shatters it by releasing his Shikai. 252Byakuya destroys.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Kōga binds Byakuya with his Spiritual Threads, but Byakuya cuts them with Senbonzakura before seemingly bifurcating Kōga. Ep252KōgaIllusions1.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Kōga reveals he is using his Illusions on Byakuya. 252Koga reveals.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Kōga uses his Illusions to repeatedly attack Byakuya. 252Byakuya's Shoulder is cut.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Kōga claims he was able to activate his Illusions because Byakuya let his guard down when Kōga snapped Muramasa, but Byakuya reveals he challenged Kōga with his mind wide open in order to kill him. 252Byakuya reveals.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Kōga traps Byakuya with two more spears before encasing him in ice from the waist down with Hyōga Seiran. 252Byakuya is trapped.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Kōga attempts to kill Byakuya while he cannot defend himself. 252Koga stabs.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Senbonzakura releases himself in order to save Byakuya by blocking the spear with blade petals. 252Senbonzakura releases.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
After Senbonzakura promises to act as his eyes and limbs in order to overcome the power of Kōga's Illusions, Byakuya breaks free and activates his Bankai. 252Byakuya activates.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Byakuya activates Senkei and prepares to resume his battle with Kōga. 252Byakuya glows.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Byakuya and Kōga clash in an explosion of Reiatsu. 252Byakuya and Koga clash.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Kōga binds Byakuya with his Spiritual Threads once more, only for Senbonzakura to cut the threads with Senkei blades. Ep252SenkeiDestroysSpiritualThreads.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Senbonzakura and Byakuya explain to Kōga how he cannot hope to defeat them because he does not have Muramasa at his side. 252Senbonzakura appears behind Byakuya.png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
As a final act of respect toward Kōga for once being a member of the Kuchiki Clan, Byakuya activates Shūkei: Hakuteiken. Byakuya Kuchiki Shūkei Hakuteiken (ep252).png
Afternoon
Byakuya Kuchiki vs. Kōga Kuchiki
Byakuya and Kōga clash for the last time in an explosion of Reiatsu. 252Byakuya and Koga hurtle.png
Afternoon Mayuri discovers a way to restore the defeated Zanpakutō spirits to their manifested forms. 257Sode no Shirayuki floats.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Streams of darkness burst out of Muramasa's body and condense into Gillians as he screams in pain. Muramasa engulfed by his reiatsu.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Rukia explains how Muramasa exceeded his own limitations by absorbing so many Hollows in order to remain manifested. 253Rukia states.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
When Muramasa's Reiatsu attracts hundreds of Hollows, Ichigo prepares to attack them, only for Uryū to destroy them with hundreds of Heilig Pfeil. 253Heilig Pfeil destroy.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
When a Gillian fires a Cero at the assembled group of Ichigo, Rukia, Orihime, Sado, and Uryū, Orihime deflects it with Santen Kesshun. Orihime protects them from the Menos' cero.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Muramasa's body is torn apart before reforming into a small, black-red sphere, which begins absorbing all the Hollows in the area. 253Muramasa is torn.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
After his final clash with Kōga, Byakuya stumbles forward as Senbonzakura catches him. 253Senbonzakura catches.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Kōga calls out to Muramasa in desperation before falling into the lake and drowning. Ep253KogaDies.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
The sphere explodes, revealing Muramasa has transformed into a horrific Hollow hybrid. 253Muramasa floats.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
After exerting his powerful Reiatsu, Muramasa begins attacking the group, easily overwhelming them in the process. 253Ichigo blocks.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Sado briefly unbalances Muramasa, allowing Ichigo to attack him. 253Sado throws.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
After pushing Ichigo back, Muramasa proves he has completely transformed into a Hollow by firing a Cero, which Byakuya blocks with Senbonzakura. Ep253MuramasaCero.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Orihime attempts to reason with Muramasa. 253Orihime stands.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Muramasa attacks Orihime without warning and shatters Santen Kesshun when she summons it to defend herself. Muramasa attacks Orihime.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Ichigo continue to battle Muramasa, eventually utilizing his Hollow mask to keep up with him. 253Ichigo and Muramasa clash.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Ichigo nearly cuts Muramasa in half with a Hollow mask-enhanced Getsuga Tenshō, but Muramasa repairs his body with High-Speed Regeneration. Ep253HighSpeedRegeneration.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Uryū, Sado, Rukia, and Byakuya destroy the swarms of large Hollows in order to keep them away from Ichigo and Muramasa. 253Heilig Pfeil destroy Hollows.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Ichigo hits Muramasa with a point-blank Getsuga Tenshō. Ichigo releases a Getsuga directly at Muramasa.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Muramasa transforms into a large, dome-like structure, engulfing Ichigo in the process. 253Ooze engulfs.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
The dome-like structure begins summoning Gillians as a Garganta opens overhead due to the spike in energy from the Hollows. 253Garganta opens.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
A Gillian attempts to fire a Cero at Rukia and Orihime, but Sode no Shirayuki appears and uses Tsugi no mai, Hakuren, freezing and shattering the Gillian. 253Sode no Shirayuki uses.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Sode no Shirayuki reveals she did not come alone as several other Shinigami and their Zanpakutō spirits appear behind her. Ep253ZanpakutoShinigamiUnited.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Sode no Shirayuki reveals Mayuri reversed their brainwashing, which is why they are now on the side of the Shinigami. 254Sode no Shirayuki agrees.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
The Zanpakutō spirits begin attacking the Gillians, angering some of their masters. 254Haineko and Tobiume rush.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Suì-Fēng destroys a Gillian that was about to fire a Cero at Sado and Orihime before attempting to attack the dome, only for Uryū to block her path with Heilig Pfeil. 254Stream blocks.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Uryū and Orihime explain how Suì-Fēng's attack could have caused major damage to Karakura Town and injured Ichigo, who is still inside the dome. 254Orihime explains.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Hitsugaya tells Suì-Fēng to focus on defeating the Hollows instead of fighting with the Humans. 254Hitsugaya says.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
The Shinigami and Zanpakutō spirits continue to cut down the Gillians. 254Byakuya slashes.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
The Zanpakutō spirits discuss Muramasa's betrayal and their feelings about it with their Shinigami. 254Ikkaku and Hozukimaru discuss.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Renji reunites with Byakuya and attempts to explain his feelings about Byakuya's faked betrayal. 254Renji reunites.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
When Izuru, Marechiyo, and Gegetsuburi are surrounded by Gillians due to the latter two arguing, Komamura saves them with his Bankai. 254Komamura stands.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Uryū attempts to attack the dome, which simply absorbs his Heilig Pfeil. 254Dome absorbs.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
A massive Garganta opens in the sky and begins spewing black ooze, which morphs into Gillians. 254Ooze drips.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Dozens of Gillians appear within the Garganta. 254Eyes appear.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
The Shinigami and Zanpakutō spirits express surprise upon seeing Byakuya and Senbonzakura attempting to hold back the expansion of the Garganta with Reiryoku-infused blade petals. 254Senbonzakura glows.png
Afternoon
Return of the Zanpakutō Spirits
Hitsugaya realizes they can force the Gillians back