For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever. Now, with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling: to protect the living and the dead from evil.
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki has the uncanny ability to see ghosts, but otherwise lives an ordinary life. However, once a Shinigami named Rukia Kuchiki appears before him, everything changes.
After becoming a Shinigami, Ichigo Kurosaki refuses to help Rukia Kuchiki with her work as the local Shinigami of Karakura Town.
When a Hollowfied Sora Inoue attacks his younger sister, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki set out to save her.
When Yasutora Sado receives a parakeet that contains the Soul of a young boy, it is up to Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki to protect him from the Hollow that is after them.
Rukia Kuchiki and Yasutora Sado team up to take on the Hollow Shrieker.
At Rukia Kuchiki's behest, Ichigo Kurosaki puts an artificial soul in his body to take care of it and not arouse suspicion while he carries out his Substitute Shinigami duties, but the artificial soul has its own agenda.
Ichigo Kurosaki becomes friends with the Modified Soul, Kon, and puts him into a plushie.
Ichigo Kurosaki goes to his mother's grave with the rest of his family.
Ichigo Kurosaki battles against Grand Fisher.
While grudgingly attending Don Kanonji's show with the rest of his family, Ichigo Kurosaki is forced to fight a Hollow inadvertently created by Don Kanonji himself.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Uryū Ishida, a Quincy.
As Ichigo Kurosaki begins his duel with Uryū Ishida, Yasutora Sado gains a new power.
Orihime Inoue gains a new power in order to protect Tatsuki Arisawa.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Uryū Ishida work together to defeat a Menos Grande.
Kon decides to run away from the Kurosaki Clinic as Soul Society comes after Rukia Kuchiki.
Two Shinigami, 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai and Captain Byakuya Kuchiki, arrive in the Human World to take Rukia Kuchiki back to the Soul Society.
Ichigo Kurosaki loses his Shinigami powers and Rukia Kuchiki is taken back to Soul Society.
Ichigo Kurosaki begins his training with Kisuke Urahara to regain his Shinigami powers and save Rukia Kuchiki.
Kisuke Urahara helps Ichigo Kurosaki regain his Shinigami powers.
After completing their training, Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends depart to Soul Society to rescue Rukia Kuchiki.
Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends enter Soul Society.
Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends are forced to find another way into Seireitei due to 3rd Division Captain Gin Ichimaru's intervention.
Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends enter the household of the Shiba Clan.
As Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends begin their preparations to get into the Seireitei, the Gotei 13 captains assemble for a meeting.
Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends enter the Seireitei.
Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends are scattered throughout the Seireitei, where they encounter new enemies.
Ichigo Kurosaki completes his battle with 11th Division 3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame while his friends continue to progress through the Seireitei.
Ganju Shiba wins his battle against 11th Division 5th Seat Yumichika Ayasegawa while Uryū Ishida begins his own.
Uryū Ishida defeats 7th Division 4th Seat Jirōbō Ikkanzaka while Ichigo Kurosaki and Ganju Shiba encounter 4th Division 7th Seat Hanatarō Yamada, who personally knows Rukia Kuchiki.
Having been led to the base of Senzaikyū, Ichigo Kurosaki begins his rematch with 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai.
Ichigo Kurosaki and 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai conclude their rematch.
6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai remembers his past with Rukia Kuchiki and begs Ichigo Kurosaki to save her in his stead.
In the Human World, Yuzu Kurosaki finds a cat named Raku and is drawn into an adventure with Don Kanonji and his Karakura-Raizer Team.
As the Gotei 13 reacts to 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai's defeat, Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto declares war against the Ryoka.
While the Gotei 13 deals with the death of 5th Division Captain Sōsuke Aizen, Ichigo Kurosaki and his group attempt to enter Senzaikyū once again.
Ichigo Kurosaki begins his battle with 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki.
Yasutora Sado battles with 8th Division captain, Shunsui Kyōraku.
As the high-ranking members of the Gotei 13 continue to react to 5th Division Captain Sōsuke Aizen's murder, Ichigo Kurosaki continues his battle with 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki.
After learning to access the power of Zangetsu in addition to his own, Ichigo Kurosaki concludes his battle with 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki.
While 11th Division Lieutenant Yachiru Kusajishi reminisces about her history with her captain, Kenpachi Zaraki, Ganju Shiba and 4th Division 7th Seat Hanatarō Yamada reach Rukia Kuchiki's cell in Senzaikyū.
Ichigo Kurosaki arrives at the White Tower and reunites with Rukia Kuchiki.
Yoruichi Shihōin saves Ichigo Kurosaki and decides to help him attain Bankai.
Uryū Ishida and Orihime Inoue are confronted by 12th Division Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi.
Uryū Ishida removes his Sanrei Glove to defeat 12th Division Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi.
Ichigo Kurosaki begins his Bankai Training.
5th Division Lieutenant Momo Hinamori recalls her past at the Shin'ō Academy.
As Ichigo Kurosaki continues his Bankai Training, 5th Division Lieutenant Momo Hinamori confronts 10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya over the contents of the letter left by her captain, Sōsuke Aizen.
10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya battles 3rd Division Captain Gin Ichimaru.
Rukia Kuchiki recalls her past with Kaien Shiba.
The Karakura Superheroes come together once more and fight a Hollow.
As the day of Rukia Kuchiki's execution arrives, various groups around the Seireitei move out and clash with one another.
6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai battles his captain, Byakuya Kuchiki.
11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki and his subordinates battle the 7th and 9th Division captains and lieutenants.
Rukia Kuchiki's execution ceremony commences, but does not proceed as planned.
After the interruption of Rukia Kuchiki's execution, battles commence all across the Seireitei.
Yoruichi Shihōin battles 2nd Division Captain Suì-Fēng.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Captain Byakuya Kuchiki continue their battle.
Ichigo Kurosaki and 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki activate their Bankai.
Ichigo Kurosaki and 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki's battle reaches its conclusion.
A conspiracy connecting several recent events in Soul Society is revealed.
4th Division Lieutenant Isane Kotetsu informs the Gotei 13 that Sōsuke Aizen is alive as the latter reveals his machinations.
5th Division Captain Sōsuke Aizen removes the Hōgyoku from Rukia Kuchiki's Soul and retreats to Hueco Mundo.
Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends say their goodbyes in Soul Society before heading back home through the Dangai.
As the lives of Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends begin to return to normal, three mysterious figures appear and abduct Orihime Inoue.
Ichigo Kurosaki, Uryū Ishida, Yasutora Sado, and 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai are forced to play a game in order to find Orihime Inoue.
Ichigo Kurosaki, Lieutenant Renji Abarai, and Uryū Ishida must navigate a labyrinth in order to free their friends.
Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends must deduce the identity of an impostor in their midst.
The truth about the Mod-Souls is revealed as a new enemy appears.
The Mod-Souls receive new bodies as Ichigo Kurosaki encounters a Bount for the first time.
Two new Bount appear as one takes an interest in Uryū Ishida.
With Ryō Utagawa attempting to devour his Soul, Uryū Ishida finds himself abducted and saved by Yoshino Sōma.
While Uryū Ishida is in the hospital, his friends must fight two Bount who can control water.
Ganju Shiba and 4th Division 7th Seat Hanatarō Yamada help conclude the fight against Hō and Ban.
Uryū Ishida gets to know Yoshino Sōma while 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki and his lieutenant, Yachiru Kusajishi, discover that a former member of their division is in Karakura Town.
12th Division Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi informs the Gotei 13 of his missing data on the Bount while Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends break into the Bount Mansion to save Uryū Ishida.
Ichigo Kurosaki faces off against Ryō Utagawa, who ends up betraying Jin Kariya with the intention of dethroning him.
Maki Ichinose remembers his past as he and Jin Kariya battle Ichigo Kurosaki.
Uryū Ishida tries to understand more about Yoshino Sōma as Ichigo Kurosaki spars with 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai and Ganju Shiba in order to regain his fighting spirit.
Yoshino Sōma makes a final stand against Jin Kariya in order to redeem herself.
At Kisuke Urahara's request, Ririn, Kurōdo, and Noba prepare anti-Bount traps around the Kurosaki Clinic, but are angered when Ichigo Kurosaki brushes them off as pointless and unhelpful.
The Bitto' attack Karakura Town, allowing the Bount to grow stronger, while 10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya briefs his strike force on their mission in Soul Society.
6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai fights off the Bitto, who are quickly recalled, while Ichigo Kurosaki battles Gō Koga's Doll, Dalk, in her new form.
Gō Koga tells Ichigo Kurosaki that he reminds him of a boy from his past, Cain, whom Koga was assigned to train by Jin Kariya until tragedy struck.
3rd Division Lieutenant Izuru Kira fends off Gō Koga's Doll, Dalk, while Mabashi arrives to take over for a struggling Yoshi.
Mabashi uses his Doll, Ritz, to take control of Rukia Kuchiki's body and force her to fight her friends.
Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto, Yasutora Sado, Noba, and Ururu Tsumugiya face off against the old Bount, Sawatari, and his Doll, Baura.
Sawatari retreats while an invisible intruder enters Soul Society. Uryū Ishida remembers training to become a Quincy.
Ichigo Kurosaki and company head off to the Bounts' cave, only to encounter Ugaki's Doll, Gesell.
Ichigo Kurosaki and friends continue to fight Gesell as Lieutenant Nemu Kurotsuchi presents Uryū Ishida with a battle accessory.
Gesell turns on its master. Ichigo Kurosaki attempts to fight Jin Kariya with little success.
Ichigo Kurosaki initiates Bankai, but Uryū Ishida completes the Bounts' portal, allowing them to enter Soul Society.
The Bounts arrive in Soul Society. Rukia Kuchiki meets up with Yoshi once more.
Rukia Kuchiki squares off against Yoshi. Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto informs the other captains of the Bounts' origins.
Jin Kariya recruits men from Kusajishi as Ichigo Kurosaki and friends finally arrive at Kūkaku Shiba's house.
Captain Byakuya Kuchiki battles Jin Kariya when Ichigo Kurosaki shows up to help.
As Ichigo Kurosaki and Captain Byakuya Kuchiki continue to fight a continuously healing Jin Kariya, Ran'Tao shows up, prompting Kariya to leave.
Ran'Tao reveals the reason for her resemblance to Yoshino Sōma as Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya faces off against Maki Ichinose.
Captain Kenpachi Zaraki arrives to stop Maki Ichinose.
The Bounts break into Seireitei and Captain Suì-Fēng encounters Mabashi.
Captain Suì-Fēng survives her poisoning by using her own poison to nullify Mabashi's, and kills Mabashi.
Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi, of the 12th Division, battles against the Bount, Sawatari.
As Jin Kariya looks for the Jokai Crest, Uryū Ishida battles the Bount, Yoshi.
As Uryū Ishida defeats the Bount, Yoshi, Jin Kariya prepares to destroy the Soul Society.
10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya battles against the Bount, Gō Koga.
As the Shinigami learn more about the Jōkaishō, Ran'Tao confronts Jin Kariya.
Uryū Ishida confronts the Bount, Jin Kariya.
As Ichigo Kurosaki and Jin Kariya battle each other, the Shinigami look for the other Jōkaishō to re-seal them.
The battle between Ichigo Kurosaki and Jin Kariya concludes.
Following the battle with the Bounts, things slowly return to normal.
Ichigo Kurosaki goes back to slaying Hollows in the Human World, but he is soon confronted by Shinji Hirako - a Visored.
Isshin Kurosaki reveals himself as a Shinigami and fights Grand Fisher.
Information on the Visored and Arrancar is revealed.
Arrancar arrive in the Human World.
The Arrancar leave the Human World while the Gotei 13 send help to protect the Human World.
Ichigo Kurosaki regains his confidence to fight again. Later, more facts about the Arrancar are revealed.
The Arrancar arrive in the Human World, again.
Rukia Kuchiki battles against the Arrancar, Di Roy Rinker.
3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame battles against the Arrancar, Edrad Liones.
3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame recalls when he joined the 11th Division.
The battles with the Arrancar continue.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez battle each other.
Ichigo Kurosaki goes to where the Visored are in hopes of learning how to control his Hollowfication.
Ichigo Kurosaki begins training to control his Hollowfication.
Ichigo Kurosaki continues his battle with his inner Hollow.
As Ichigo Kurosaki successfully controls his Hollow, Sōsuke Aizen's plans are revealed.
As Ichigo Kurosaki is informed of Sōsuke Aizen's plans, Uryū Ishida finishes his training.
Orihime Inoue is told that she won't be allowed to fight in the upcoming battles.
The Shinigami in the Human World find a boy named Shōta Toyokawa.
The Shinigami help out Shōta Toyokawa and Yui Toyokawa.
The Shinigami look for the Cloning Arrancar.
The Shinigami face off against the Cloning Arrancar.
Karin Kurosaki tries to get Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya to help her win an upcoming soccer match.
3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame helps a school student named Shinji Iijima win a Kendō tournament.
5th Seat Yumichika Ayasegawa helps a Plus named Heita Momoyama bake a cake for his mother.
Kon is forced to live with a girl named Miyuki.
Several Arrancar betray Sōsuke Aizen and steal the Hōgyoku.
The rogue Arrancar are defeated by the Shinigami.
Several Arrancar head into the Human World.
As the battles with the Arrancar continue, Ichigo Kurosaki shows off his new power.
The battles conclude as the Arrancar head back into Hueco Mundo.
Orihime Inoue says goodbye to Ichigo Kurosaki before leaving for Hueco Mundo.
Ichigo Kurosaki learns of Orihime Inoue's disappearance and decides to rescue her.
Ichigo Kurosaki, Uryū Ishida, and Yasutora Sado head to Hueco Mundo.
Uryū Ishida and Yasutora Sado show off their new strength after arriving in Hueco Mundo.
As Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends head to Las Noches, Sōsuke Aizen holds a meeting with the Espada.
Ichigo Kurosaki meets the Arrancar Nel Tu and a Guardian causes some trouble.
Ichigo Kurosaki and the others are forced into the Forest of Menos.
Ichigo Kurosaki and the others continue exploring the Forest of Menos.
Ichigo Kurosaki and the others escape the Forest of Menos.
Ichigo Kurosaki and his group arrive in Las Noches.
Ichigo Kurosaki battles against the Arrancar, Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio.
Ichigo Kurosaki concludes his battle with Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio.
Ichigo Kurosaki and the others continue going on through Las Noches.
Rukia Kuchiki reunites with her deceased mentor, Kaien Shiba.
As Rukia Kuchiki battles Kaien Shiba, she struggles with wondering on whether or not he's truly Kaien.
Uryū Ishida and Pesche Guatiche battle against Cirucci Sanderwicci.
Uryū Ishida battles Cirucci Sanderwicci with a new weapon called Seele Schneider.
Yasutora Sado realizes his true power and battles against Gantenbainne Mosqueda.
Yasutora Sado is defeated by Nnoitra Gilga and Lieutenant Renji Abarai is confronted by the Espada Szayelaporro Granz.
Rukia Kuchiki recalls her past with Kaien Shiba before she kills Aaroniero Arruruerie.
As the Espada react to the death of Aaroniero Arruruerie, Ichigo Kurosaki is confronted by Ulquiorra Cifer.
As Ichigo Kurosaki battles Ulquiorra Cifer, Lieutenant Renji Abarai struggles with his fight against Szayelaporro Granz.
As Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez saves Orihime Inoue from Loly Aivirrne and Menoly Mallia, Uryū Ishida joins Lieutenant Renji Abarai's battle against Szayelaporro Granz.
While Uryū Ishida and Lieutenant Renji Abarai continue their battle against Szayelaporro Granz, Ichigo Kurosaki is healed by Orihime Inoue.
Ichigo Kurosaki begins his final battle with Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez.
As Ichigo Kurosaki continues his battle with Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, Orihime Inoue struggles dealing with Ichigo's Hollowfication form.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez conclude their battle.
Shūsuke Amagai is appointed as new captain of the 3rd Division.
Ichigo Kurosaki meets Rurichiyo Kasumiōji and her two Shinigami guards in the Human World.
As Ichigo Kurosaki learns more about Rurichiyo Kasumiōji, he is forced to fight off an assassin going after the girl.
As Ichigo Kurosaki is forced to take care of Rurichiyo Kasumiōji, another assassin attempts to kill her.
Izuru Kira begins to get depressed over the fact that the 3rd Division members like Makoto Kibune more than him.
Rurichiyo Kasumiōji is targeted by more assassins after secretly returning to the Soul Society.
Ichigo Kurosaki faces off against the assassin Hanza Nukui.
Hanza Nukui and his subordinates attack the Human World to kill Ichigo Kurosaki and Rurichiyo Kasumiōji.
The fights with the assassins continue.
Rukia Kuchiki, Uryū Ishida, and Yasutora Sado finish their battles against the assassins.
Ichigo Kurosaki finishes his battle with Hanza Nukui.
Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto orchestrates a Menos Grande attack on Soul Society to help him decide on Captain Shūsuke Amagai's proposal to have joint training between the Divisions.
Ichigo Kurosaki heads to the Soul Society to stop Rurichiyo Kasumiōji's wedding.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki try to stop Rurichiyo Kasumiōji's wedding, but they end up getting attacked by the Gotei 13 in the process.
As Ichigo Kurosaki looks for Rurichiyo Kasumiōji, he is confronted by Captain Shūsuke Amagai.
Lieutenant Izuru Kira and Makoto Kibune face off against each other.
Lieutenant Izuru Kira and Makoto Kibune continue their battle.
As Lieutenant Izuru Kira concludes his battle with Makoto Kibune, Captain Shūsuke Amagai is forced to battle against Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya.
Ichigo Kurosaki is able to save Rurichiyo Kasumiōji, but more problems arise when it is revealed that Captain Shūsuke Amagai was working with Gyōkaku Kumoi.
Captain Shūsuke Amagai reveals his true intentions to Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Captain Shūsuke Amagai battle each other.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Captain Shūsuke Amagai conclude their battle.
Following a lengthy recap of the events since Sōsuke Aizen betrayed Soul Society, Ichigo Kurosaki concludes his duel with Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez before being confronted by Nnoitra Gilga.
Szayelaporro Granz releases his Zanpakutō, while Nnoitra Gilga provides a surprising revelation about the true identity of the Arrancar Nel Tu.
Nel Tu transforms back into her original Espada form.
Szayelaporro Granz demonstrates a new technique, whilst Nnoitra Gilga is taken aback by Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck's onslaught.
Nnoitra Gilga recalls his past with Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck.
Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck returns to her child form, leaving Ichigo Kurosaki in the hands of Tesra Lindocruz. Szayelaporro Granz is seemingly impervious to attack, Zommari Rureaux is about to finish off Rukia Kuchiki, whilst the Exequias plan to execute Yasutora Sado.
The Gotei 13 come to the rescue of Ichigo Kurosaki and his comrades.
Zommari Rureaux releases his Zanpakutō, forcing Captain Byakuya Kuchiki to take drastic action to avoid defeat.
Captain Byakuya Kuchiki finishes off Zommari Rureaux, while Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi gains the upper hand against Szayelaporro Granz.
Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi decides to end his battle against a reborn Szayelaporro Granz.
Captain Kenpachi Zaraki and Nnoitra Gilga continue their brawling.
The battle between Captain Kenpachi Zaraki and Nnoitra Gilga becomes more fierce as Nnoitra releases his Zanpakutō.
Captain Kenpachi Zaraki and Nnoitra Gilga conclude their battle.
Sōsuke Aizen reveals his plans and heads to Karakura Town.
Ichigo Kurosaki tries to help out a feuding Rurichiyo Kasumiōji and Kenryū.
Rurichiyo Kasumiōji and Kenryū have a kemari match.
The past of several Shinigami from 110 years ago is revealed.
The 12th Division deals with Kisuke Urahara being the new captain.
Captain Kisuke Urahara takes Lieutenant Hiyori Sarugaki to the Nest of Maggots.
The Gotei 13 attempt to figure what's behind the disappearances of Rukongai citizens.
Several Gotei 13 captains and lieutenants face off against a Hollowfied Captain Kensei Muguruma and Lieutenant Mashiro Kuna.
Lieutenant Sōsuke Aizen reveals himself as a traitor.
Captains Kisuke Urahara, Tessai Tsukabishi, and Yoruichi Shihōin leave to the Human World with the Hollowfied captains and lieutenants.
Kisuke Urahara creates the Karakura-Raizer Team to protect Karakura Town.
The Karakura-Raizer Team face off against a female Arrancar.
As the Gotei 13 prepare to face off against the top three Espada, Ichigo Kurosaki confronts Ulquiorra Cifer.
As Ichigo Kurosaki confronts Ulquiorra Cifer, the battle for the four pillars begins in Karakura Town.
5th Seat Yumichika Ayasegawa and Charlotte Chuhlhourne battle each other.
Lieutenant Izuru Kira, Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi, and 3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame continue their fights against Baraggan Louisenbairn's Fracción.
Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi and Findorr Calius battle each other.
3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame loses his fight against Choe Neng Poww, forcing Captain Sajin Komamura to take over his battle.
Captain Suì-Fēng begins her battle with Ggio Vega while the other two Espada and their Fracción begin their fights.
Ggio Vega and Nirgge Parduoc release their Zanpakutōs, prompting Lieutenant Marechiyo Ōmaeda to use his true power.
Lieutenant Marechiyo Ōmaeda and Captain Suì-Fēng struggle against their opponents, but are eventually able to win.
Lieutenant Momo Hinamori arrives to help out Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto, prompting Harribel's Fracción to bring forth Ayon.
Ayon overpowers the lieutenants, greatly injuring them, but Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto appears to fight the beast.
Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto effortlessly finishes Ayon and Harribel's Fracción. Starrk reveals himself to be the Primera Espada. Rukia Kuchiki fights Rudbornn as Ichigo Kurosaki struggles against Ulquiorra Cifer.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Yasutora Sado become classmates with Mizuiro Kojima and Keigo Asano. Rukia Kuchiki is assigned to Karakura Town and Renji Abarai is promoted.
The characters take a break on the beach.
Ikkaku and Yumichika are forced to stay with Mizuho again while on a mission in the Human World.
A mysterious Zanpakutō Spirit named Muramasa releases the spirits of many Zanpakutō from their swords and attacks Soul Society.
Ichigo Kurosaki battles against the manifested Zanpakutō Spirit of Sode no Shirayuki, who arrives in the Human World while chasing Rukia Kuchiki.
Rukia Kuchiki and Ichigo Kurosaki battle Sode no Shirayuki, and Muramasa reveals he is a Zanpakutō Spirit.
Muramasa releases Zangetsu, and Ichigo Kurosaki fights him as his inner Hollow begins to take control.
6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai is confronted by the spirit of his Zanpakutō, and Muramasa enters Ichigo Kurosaki's inner world.
9th Division Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi fights his Zanpakutō spirit while Hollow Ichigo fights Muramasa and 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai regains the ability to release his Shikai, Zabimaru.
3rd Division Lieutenant Izuru Kira aids 9th Division Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi, who is fighting Kazeshini, while 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai and Ichigo Kurosaki conclude their battles.
11th Division 3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame and 2nd Division Lieutenant Marechiyo Ōmaeda encounter their Zanpakutō Spirits, and Ichigo Kurosaki spots 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki.
10th Division Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto and 5th Division Lieutenant Momo Hinamori battle their Zanpakutō Spirits, and 10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya tells Hyōrinmaru what his name is while Muramasa limps through the Forest of Menos.
As 5th Division Lieutenant Momo Hinamori and 10th Division Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto conclude their battle, 10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya tries to convince Hyōrinmaru he is his master, but the Zanpakutō Spirit does not believe it.
Ichigo Kurosaki attacks Muramasa, but Senbonzakura, and later 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki, shows up to protect him.
Muramasa has 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki perform a test of loyalty. Afterwards, Byakuya invades the 6th Division barracks and is forced to fight his lieutenant, Renji Abarai.
As Ichigo Kurosaki, 2nd Division Captain Suì-Fēng, and 3rd Division Lieutenant Izuru Kira begin their battles, 11th Division 3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame fights and defeats his Zanpakutō Spirit, Hōzukimaru.
As the Shinigami battle the Zanpakutō Spirits, 3rd Division Lieutenant Izuru Kira defeats Kazeshini, only to be attacked by Wabisuke. Meanwhile, 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki arrives at the battlefield.
11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki arrives and defeats Wabisuke before moving on to 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki. Meanwhile, 11th Division 5th Seat Yumichika Ayasegawa defeats his manifested Zanpakutō Spirit, Ruri'iro Kujaku.
As 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki and 6th Division Byakuya Kuchiki fight, 11th Division Lieutenant Yachiru Kusajishi chases Ashisogi Jizō before 12th Division Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi forces his Zanpakutō Spirit to self-destruct and tells others to not interfere. Muramasa takes Byakuya to see Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who is inside of a barrier guarded by a dark-haired woman, two white-haired boys, and a cloaked figure.
A group of Shinigami attempt to rescue Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, but they are held back by several Zanpakutō Spirits. Meanwhile, Ichigo Kurosaki arrives at the barrier surrounding Yamamoto and prepares to destroy it.
As Yoruichi Shihōin, 8th Division Captain Shunsui Kyōraku, 11th Division Captain Jūshirō Ukitake, and 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki continue to fight against the Zanpakutō Spirits, Ichigo Kurosaki frees Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, only to learn this was all part of Muramasa's plan.
Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto and the others are held back by Ryūjin Jakka's flames as Muramasa attempts to free Kōga Kuchiki.
11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki faces off against Tenken's Bankai, Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō, as Muramasa frees his master, Kōga.
Kōga Kuchiki's past is revealed.
6th Division Captain Ginrei Kuchiki and Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto are forced to seal Kōga Kuchiki away. In the present, 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki stops Kōga from killing Muramasa.
As Senbonzakura reveals the truth about 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki's betrayal, Byakuya fights against Kōga Kuchiki. Meanwhile, Muramasa loses controls and unleashes hundreds of Gillians.
6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki defeats Kōga Kuchiki as Muramasa loses control and transforms into a Hollow version of himself. As Ichigo Kurosaki battles Muramasa, several Shinigami and their Zanpakutō Spirits arrive to help.
The Shinigami and their Zanpakutō Spirits try to deal with the Gillians.
Ichigo Kurosaki defeats Muramasa, and the Zanpakutō Spirits return to their original forms.
A party is being held at the Kuchiki Manor when two rogue Zanpakutō Spirits, called Tōjū, attack and disrupt the party.
10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya battles a Tōjū which has been absorbed by a Hollow.
6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai and his Zanpakutō Spirit, Zabimaru, must defeat a Tōjū, but Hebi wants freedom.
A group of Shinigami must go into the sewers to fight a Tōjū. They are aided by a Zanpakutō Spirit who has been living in the sewers.
Kazeshini has a change of heart when he is forced to look after a baby.
Orihime Inoue must help a transfer student who is being controlled by a Tōjū.
Haineko falls for a Tōjū who is fully aware. However, when he loses control, Haineko decides to defeat him herself.
Zabimaru and Senbonzakura are trapped in the Shinigami Research and Development Institute.
8th Division Lieutenant Nanao Ise tries to relate to the violet-haired girl while they battle a Tōjū.
The Zanpakutō Spirits struggle with the final Tōjū until their wielders arrive to help.
Prior events are recalled.
Ichigo Kurosaki struggles against Ulquiorra Cifer as Renji Abarai and Yasutora Sado fight Battikaroa.
Loly Aivirrne and Menoly Mallia take Orihime Inoue up to where Ichigo Kurosaki is fighting. Yammy Llargo shows up and, after disposing of Loly, is ambushed by Uryū Ishida.
As Uryū Ishida deals with Yammy Llargo, Ulquiorra Cifer shows Ichigo Kurosaki his Resurrección.
Ichigo Kurosaki greatly struggles with Ulquiorra Cifer in his released form and to further drive it in, Ulquiorra shows Ichigo his second release.
As Ichigo Kurosaki's Hollow form completely takes him over, he begins battling Ulquiorra Cifer again.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Ulquiorra Cifer conclude their battle.
As Rukia Kuchiki, Yasutora Sado, and Lieutenant Renji Abarai battle Yammy Llargo, the captains in the Fake Karakura Town continue battling the Espada.
The battle between Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya and Tier Harribel continues.
Captain Suì-Fēng and Lieutenant Marechiyo Ōmaeda struggle against Baraggan Louisenbairn.
As Lieutenant Marechiyo Ōmaeda distracts Baraggan Luisenbarn for Captain Suì-Fēng, Captain Shunsui Kyōraku and Coyote Starrk continue their battle.
Captain Shunsui Kyōraku and Coyote Starrk decide to get serious in their battle.
The Espada are shown to still be alive, Sōsuke Aizen, Gin Ichimaru, and Kaname Tōsen are freed, and the Visored arrive on the battlefield.
The Visored join the fight.
Hachigen Ushōda helps Captain Suì-Fēng battle Baraggan Luisenbarn.
Baraggan Luisenbarn recalls his past as the King of Hueco Mundo before dying.
Love Aikawa and Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi battle against Coyote Starrk.
Coyote Starrk and Captain Shunsui Kyōraku conclude their battle.
As Tier Harribel falls unconscious from her wounds, she recalls her past.
As the situation begins to get desperate in the Fake Karakura Town, the battle with Yammy Llargo continues in Hueco Mundo.
The captains in Hueco Mundo decide to send Ichigo Kurosaki back to Karakura Town.
Ichigo Kurosaki has a dream and tries to escape from it.
As the battle with Yammy Llargo continues, Ichigo Kurosaki begins his return to Karakura Town.
As Captains Byakuya Kuchiki and Kenpachi Zaraki prepare to battle with each other, Yammy Llargo's anger makes him even stronger than before. Meanwhile, Kaname Tōsen reveals he has Hollowfication to Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi and Captain Sajin Komamura.
Kaname Tōsen reveals his true reasons for betraying Soul Society.
As Captain Sajin Komamura continues his battle with Kaname Tōsen, Shinji Hirako releases his Zanpakutō against Sōsuke Aizen.
The Shinigami and Visored vow to protect Ichigo Kurosaki and defeat Sōsuke Aizen.
The Shinigami and Visored, attacking Sōsuke Aizen, are unable to defeat the treacherous captain.
Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto joins the battle against Sōsuke Aizen, only for his Zanpakutō's abilities to be sealed by Wonderweiss Margela.
Sōsuke Aizen reveals to Ichigo Kurosaki that all of his battles have taken place exactly as he desired.
As Sōsuke Aizen reveals more facts to Ichigo Kurosaki, Isshin Kurosaki joins the battle.
As Ichigo Kurosaki and Gin Ichimaru battle, Sōsuke Aizen explains to Isshin Kurosaki about the true power of the Hōgyoku.
The Shinigami in the Gotei 13 make a movie for the "Seireitei International Film Festival."
While visiting the World of the Living, Kuchiki Rukia comes across Kurumadani Zennosuke, the current Soul Reaper stationed in Karakura Town, being attacked by a mysterious masked man.
The battle with Sōsuke Aizen continues as Aizen is transformed by the Hōgyoku.
As his transformation progresses, Sōsuke Aizen proves more and more resilient. Ichigo Kurosaki's strength fails to defeat Gin Ichimaru.
Ichigo Kurosaki begins training to learn the Final Getsuga Tenshō. Sōsuke Aizen and Gin Ichimaru arrive in Karakura Town.
The Soul Reaper Association hosts a New Year’s party in the Soul Society.
Ichigo Kurosaki has another dream and tries to escape from it again.
Lieutenants Shūhei Hisagi and Rangiku Matsumoto go on a mission, and Hisagi deludes himself into thinking that Rangiku likes him.
Ichigo Kurosaki stands his ground against Tensa Zangetsu, who fuses with Ichigo's inner Hollow.
As the Humans run away, Gin Ichimaru betrays Sōsuke Aizen.
Ichigo Kurosaki emerges from his training and forces Sōsuke Aizen into battle away from Karakura Town.
Ichigo Kurosaki uses the Final Getsuga Tenshō against Sōsuke Aizen.
The aftermath of the battle with Sōsuke Aizen is shown.
The continued adventures of Karakura-Raizer.
Lieutenant Marechiyo Ōmaeda pretends to be the captain of the Second Division.
Ichigo Kurosaki meets a member of the 11th Division named Seizo Harugasaki.
Kon chases after a beautiful girl, while the rest of Karakura Town is threatened by a Hollow.
Lieutenant Yachiru Kusajishi encounters her old Shinigami friend and catches up with him.
Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya visits the Human World and visits Haru, an old lady he knew from his first assignment in the Human World.
One month after Sōsuke Aizen's defeat, as things are returning to normal, people begin to disappear in the Dangai.
As Ichigo Kurosaki escapes from his detention, Kagerōza Inaba comes to collect Nozomi Kujō.
As Uryū Ishida battles Kagerōza Inaba, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki attempt to escape from Seireitei.
While the real Gotei 13 have a meeting about the Reigai, Kon is tasked with looking after Nozomi Kujō.
Captains Jūshirō Ukitake and Shunsui Kyōraku investigate the SRDI's records, while the real Gotei 13 officers encounter their Reigai counterparts.
As the Reigai continue their attack, Nozomi Kujō wanders around Karakura in search of something.
Ichigo Kurosaki defeats many Reigai while protecting Nozomi Kujō.
The captains return to Soul Society to confront Kagerōza Inaba.
As Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto fights the Reigai, Captain Byakuya Kuchiki encounters a Reigai of Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya.
As the captains advance through Seireitei, Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya encounters a Reigai of Lieutenant Momo Hinamori.
Captains Sajin Komamura, Byakuya Kuchiki, and Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto continue their battles with the Reigai.
The real members of the Gotei 13 arrive at Kagerōza Inaba's lair to challenge him.
Kagerōza Inaba struggles to recover from Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi's attack, while his motives and Nozomi Kujō's identity are revealed.
As the remaining members of the Gotei 13 try to recover, Nozomi Kujō decides she wants to help the others.
Nozomi Kujō trains with Ichigo Kurosaki and the others while the Reigai assault the Human World once again.
Kujou Nozomi tries to join Ichigo and the others to fight the Reigai captains, but the other Soul Reapers tell her not to interfere.
Head Captain Genryusai Yamamoto steps in to battle against the Reigai. Kurosaki Ichigo and Kujou Nozomi join the fight.
Kujou Nozomi’s Zanpakuto breaks in the midst of trying to protect Yamamoto-Genryuusai Shigekuni from Inaba Kagerouza’s attack.
After being brought back to the Urahara Shop by Kisuke Urahara, Ichigo Kurosaki heads into the Dangai to retrieve his Reishi.
Ichigo Kurosaki, Kon, and Kisuke Urahara infiltrate Soul Society as Inaba begins to fuse with Nozomi Kujō.
As Yoruichi Shihōin and the captains battle the Reigai, Ichigo Kurosaki, Kon, and Kisuke Urahara go in search of Kagerōza Inaba's lab.
Urahara Kisuke and Kon find Ouko Yushima, the man behind Kageroza’s invasion. Finding traces of Kageroza’s blood nearby, the two follow the trail.
The Gotei 13 battle the Reigai, while the combined form of Inaba and Nozomi Kujō fights off a Hollowfied Ichigo and his friends.
As the merged Inaba Nozomi Kujō is confronted, the captains and lieutenants battle the Reigai.
As the captains and lieutenants fight against the Reigai, Ichigo Kurosaki uses his restored powers to fight the fused form of Kagerōza Inaba and Nozomi Kujō.
Ichigo Kurosaki gradually loses his remaining powers and bids farewell to Rukia Kuchiki.
Seventeen months later, Ichigo Kurosaki continues living life as a normal teenage high school student in Karakura Town.
Kurosaki Ichigo’s boss Unagiya Ikumi shows up and drags him back to the office, where he meets a man called Kugo Ginjo.
After Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue visit Uryū Ishida in the hospital, Keigo Asano is attacked.
Ginjou Kuugo tells Kurosaki Ichigo of his goal to restore his lost Soul Reaper powers, as well as demonstrating his own unique power.
Kurosaki Ichigo has a day to decide whether to regain his lost Soul Reaper powers or not.
Kurosaki Ichigo begins training, his first session is to fight and win against Mr. Pork
Inoue Orihime is suddenly stopped and asked to die by a man named Shishigawara Moe.
Ichigo Kurosaki continues his training with Xcution, as they struggle to convince Jackie Tristan to help.
As Jackie Tristan and Ichigo Kurosaki train in the fish tank, Shūkurō Tsukishima arrives in Xcution's hideout.
As Shūkurō Tsukishima arrives at Xcution, a battle ensues.
Ichigo Kurosaki fights Kūgo Ginjō in the Game Space.
New year celebrations in Soul Society include a kite-flying contest and Rukia performing a celebration dance.
Ichigo Kurosaki continues his training with Kūgo Ginjō, resulting in him completing his Fullbring.
Ichigo trains with his Fullbring. Chad and Orihime investigate Tsukishima and engage in battle.
Uryū leaves the hospital to investigate a Reiatsu that is appearing everywhere. Ichigo's friends and family, as well as the members of Xcution except for Ginjō, have been cut by Tsukishima.
Ichigo and Kūgo catch their breath at a secret hideout and formulate a plan. They go to Tsukishima's mansion and engage in battle.
As Ichigo Kurosaki begins his battle with Shūkurō Tsukishima, Uryū Ishida arrives, and Kūgo Ginjō is cut by Tsukishima.
Stripped of his Fullbring, the powerless Ichigo Kurosaki is stabbed by Rukia Kuchiki and has his Shinigami powers returned to him.
The 13 Court Guard Squad Soul Reapers share their Spirit Energy to restore Ichigo Kurosaki’s lost powers.
The Soul Reapers take on the Xcution members in one-on-one battles.
The battle between Kuchiki Byakuya and Tsukishima Shuukurou escalates as they both push their powers to the limit.
As the battle between Ichigo Kurosaki, Uryū Ishida, and Kūgo Ginjō intensifies, the truth behind the Substitute Shinigami Badge surfaces.
Ichigo Kurosaki and Ginjou Kuugo both release their Bankai to settle the score.