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Ichigo continues his battle with Grimmjow but can only use his full power for 11 seconds. Meanwhile, Hitsugaya is fighting Yammy and Luppi is fighting Yumichika but when things start to look bad Urahara comes in and saves them. Ulquiorra appears before Orihime and tells her that they she needs to come with him or her friends will be killed.moreless
Revival! Substitute Shinigami - Ichigo Kurosaki! is an episode of the TV Tokyo animated series Bleach. In this episode, Ginjo battles Ichigo and is amazed at his powers. As a purple reiatsu appears, Ginjo changes his form and is revealed as the original Substitute Shirigami. Next, Kugo and Ichigo prepare for their fight.moreless
Ichigo is unable to release his full power in his battle with Ulquiorra for fear of injuring Orihime. However, once Ishida returns from his battle with Yammy in order to protect Orihime, Ichigo finally goes all out. Unfortunately for him so does Ulquiorra. Meanwhile, things are beginning to look desperate for Rukia in her fight against Rudobone and his seemingly endless army of soldiers. It is then up to Chad and Renji to step in and save her.moreless
Uryu (Noriaki Sugiyama) has to watch as Ichigo (Masakazu Morita) ends up stripped of his powers during a tense battle. Kugo (Hiroki Tochi), now revealed as a traitor, explains his entire plan to Ichigo, but he still has plenty of tricks left up his sleeves. Ichigo must draw on inner strength he did not know he had.moreless
Everything is Soul Society is still in chaos. Everyone is still looking for Zanpakutous while Hisagi finds his Zanpakutou, Kazeshini and Renji, Zabimaru which is really surprising for him. They start to battle. Rukia is hospitalized and regains consciousness while Muramasa comes into Ichigo's soul and calls out Ichigo's inner hollow.moreless
Renji continues his battle with Szayel Aporro while Ichigo faces off against Ulquiorra. Not knowing Ulquiorra's rank and strength, Ichigo wastes no time and he quickly goes into his Hollow form but Ulquiorra reveals a deadly secret which shocks Ichigo and turns the tables.
The battle continues as Aizen still cannot fully understand how Ichigo can be on his level, and warns him not to be full of himself. In his anger, the Hogyoku begins a bloody transformation. Aizen takes it as a sign that the Hogyoku finds it inexcusable, and wishes to end the fight. Aizen's powers have increased and traps Ichigo, which forces him to use the Final Getsuga Tensho. But at what cost? It is called "Final" for a reason, and Ichigo must make a sacrifice in order to wield it.moreless
Ishida and Renji continue fighting against Szayel and with Renji's help, Ishida pulls out a secret weapon to use against him. The attack seems to be a success at first but Szayel has his own secret technique. Meanwhile, Grimmjow appears before Nel with Orihime in tow.
Ishida and Renji recover from their battle with Szayel while Orihime continues to heal Ichigo's wounds. Ulquiorra appears and questions Grimmjow about his intentions. They get into a fight but Grimmjow manages to seal Ulquiorra in another dimension. Now free to fight the fully restored Ichigo, the two draw their swords and attack. Using a massive blast, Grimmjow forces Ichigo to pull out his Hollow mask and the battle begins for real.moreless
Now that Zommari Leroux has been defeated by Byakuya, Hanataro sets about healing Rukia's wounds. Meanwhile Kurotsuchi enters into combat with Szayel Aporro Granz. Although things seem to be going badly at first Kurotsuchi quickly defeats him... or does he?
In the episode "The Fullbring Ability User - Kugo Ginjo" from the show "Bleach," Ichigo seeks out Ginjo for infomation after his friends are attacked. Ginjo tells Ichigo that he is trying to restore Ichigo's Soul Reper powers. When Ginjo demonstrates his unique power called "Fullbring," Ichigo wonders why Ginjo is trying to help him get his powers back.moreless
Ichigo and Hiyori face off, but Ichigo has great trouble holding his own. Hiyori urges him to use his Bankai, but he is reluctant due to fear of losing control. Instead, the Visored have Ichigo train in endurance before teaching him how to subdue his inner Hollow.
Ichigo and his friends learn that the only way to infiltrate seireitei is to burst into the top of the barrier with a spirit powered cannonball. Meanwhile, all the shinigami divisions prepare to assemble for some urgent news.
Everyone is training to become stronger for the upcoming Winter War. Rukia & Orihime are training there powers, Matsumoto & Yumichika are training for bankai, Renji is training to make Chad stronger and Ichigo is training his Vizard powers. In the midst of all this training, a group of Espada arrive in the real world.moreless
Rukia continues her fight with the 9th Espada, Aaroniero Arruruerie. She still has mixed feelings about fighting him and she is struck by his trident. As she lies on the tip of his weapon, barely conscious, she goes through a series of flashbacks of her time with Kaien. Her memories revive her with only enough time for one final desperate attack.moreless
Rukia helps Ichigo over come his depression about not being able to help his friends. Afterwards the Shinigami explain more about the Arrancar and exactly what kind of enemies they will be facing from now on.
The Espada Szayel Aporro sends out the execution unit named "Exequias" to go after Ichigo. Aizen questions him on why he did it and Szayel apologizes saying he wanted to make sure they killed him. Aizen forgives Szayel but also sees through his plot to to further his research. Meanwhile, Ishida tries to figure out how to beat his opponent, Cirucci Thunderwitch.moreless
Matsumoto and Hinamori are terrified of Allon. Allon is too strong for both of them so he quickly beats them. Luckily, Kira and Hisagi arrive for help. Kira heals Hinamori's and Matsumoto's injuries while Hisagi is struggling with Allon. Iba comes to help but is very quickly taken care of. All the hope seems to be lost for Kira when Allon comes for him but suddenly Captain Yamamoto arrives, and slays Allon along with his creators. Meanwhile, Lilynette, Ukitake, Stark and Kyouraku continue their fights.moreless
Ichigo, Ishida, and Chad arrive in Hueco Mundo to find themselves in a strange building. They are able to survive and avoid most of the traps but they must then find a way out of the building and deal with the guards who are there to get rid of any trespassers who dare to enter. Finally, Chad and Ishida's new powers will be tested in a real situation.moreless
Isshin and Urahara talk about an upcoming war in which the Vizards, Arrancar, Shinigami and humans will all be involved. Hirako is still trying to talk Ichigo into joining the Vizards but isn't doing a very good job of persuading him. As such Sarugaki Hiyori decides to make him try harder.moreless
Mabashi uses his doll to control the Shinigami and turn them against each other. When Mabashi poisons Soi Fon he thinks it is the end of her but he has has a big surprise in store when he returns to torture her. Meanwhile, Sawatari faces off against Kurotsuchi.
Rukia, Ishida & Chad start to figure out the powers of who they are fighting, and start to win. Meanwhile Ichigo continues his battles with Hanza.
Urahara Kisuke has now become Captain of 12th squad but his new Vice-Captain Hiyori Sarugaki refuses to accept him. He even goes so far as to let her win in a duel against him to try and gain her confidence. However, after a pep talk from Shinji he decides to just be himself and stop worrying about it.moreless
Things start to look desperate for Oomaeda and Soi Fon in their fight against Barragan. Whilst Oomaeda keeps him busy Soi Fon prepares to use the technique which she despises most... her Bankai! Meanwhile, Kyouraku's battle against Stark finally starts to become serious and Ukitake continues to underestimate Lilinette.
Following his apparent defeat Szayel Aporro Granz reforms his body and takes control of Kurotsuchi's Bankai. Kurotsuchi quickly deals with him however and Szayel is defeated.
Ishida and Pesche continue their battle with Cirucci Thunderwitch. They manage to gain the upper hand when Pesche uses his technique Infinite Slick, but Cirucci releases her zanpakutou making things much more complicated.
Lunuganga catches Ichigo and the others by surprise and sucks them underground. They awake to find themselves surrounded by Hollow with Rukia missing. Suddenly, they are joined by a whole group of Menos Grande. Meanwhile, Rukia wakes up and has a similar encounter with Hollow. She i saved by a strange figure with a mask who wields a zanpakutou.moreless
Chad, Nova, and Matsumoto have one more plan to save Ururu from Baura. The plan works, but the Bount decides he's had enough and vanishes. Meanwhile, in Soul Society, while Madarame Ikakku is on watch, an invisible man invades Seireitei.
Chad and Ishida finish off their opponents and escape into the barren desert of Hueco Mundo. Aizen gathers the Espada together and informs them of the situation. Meanwhile, Ichigo and the others must survive the desert of Hueco Mundo and make it to Aizen's castle in one piece.
Ishida and Renji struggle against their clones. Szayel reveals a second ability: he is able to create voodoo dolls of an opponent by wrapping them in his wings. He succeeds with Ishida and Renji, and shows that by using them, he can cause pain to the targets and damage their internal organs. Meanwhile, Nnoitra is still losing to Neliel, but they hesitate before they can deal each other fatal blows, and Nnoitra notes that he has despised Neliel even before her departure.moreless
Ichigo tells the Captains what he has learned about Muramasa and how to regain control of the Zanpakutou. Later Oomaeda encounters Gegetsuburi and Hozukimaru whilst on his way to research Muramasa. However, before a fight can start Ichigo and Ikkaku arrive. Then before Ikkaku and Hozukimaru can face off properly Soi Fon and Ukitake arrive along with the covert ops division to try and capture the Zanpakutou.moreless
Hitsugaya and Matsumoto finally catch up with Koga and quickly overpower his Doll, Dark. Unfortunately the battle does not end there Hitsugaya is forced to go all out to defeat his opponent.
Despite the patrols of the Gotei 13, Ichigo, Amagai, Rukia, and Shuu manage to make contact with the 3rd Squad. Kira begins to fight Kibune, and initially gains the advantage by using his shikai, but Kibune is far from finished.
Hitsugaya speaks with Hinamori, who apologizes for falsely believing he could have assassinated Aizen. Ichigo spends him time training his Hollow form with Hiyori. Orihime finds the Visored's hideout, and relays to them what she knows about Aizen's plans. Ishida continues to train with his father, but his strength begins to waver.moreless
Ichigo is trapped in Saiga's illusion what Hanza wants him to see. Hanza wants Ichigo to dream, his biggest regret, and that was not protecting his mom. Ichigo finally manages to break free and continues his battle with Hanza. Can Ichigo beat Hanza, using Saiga at full power?
Rukia engages in battle with the Bount Yoshi, and her doll Nieder. Unfortunately she does not have her Zanpakutou which make the battle far more difficult.
Both Soi Fon and Omaeda are having trouble dealing with their opponents and things get even worse when the Fraccion enter their Resurreccion forms.
As the Shinigami recover from the battle with the Espada and Ichigo lies bandaged and asleep in bed, Orihime finishes her preparations to leave with Ulquiorra. She has 12 hours to get ready and she can only say goodbye to one person... Ichigo.
With the Bount defeat the aftermath becomes clear. whilst reflecting on jin and his actions Rukia and Ichigo start to relate it to their own lives.
Ichigo and the others intervene to save a little girl from three Hollows only to find that she is really an Arrancar named Nel. After a short episode, they are interrupted by the appearance of a Guardian who blocks their path to the castle. The guardian seems invulnerable to all their attacks until they get a helping hand from some old friends.moreless
Whilst finishing his fight with the Arrancar Ikkaku thinks back to the day he first met Zaraki Kenpachi and lost a sword fight to him. He also looks back at his time in Kenpachi's squad and remembers his resolve to become stronger.
This episode is set nine years after the previous one. The 9th squad are sent to investigate after people begin to vanish from Rukongai. Whilst out on patrol Captain Kensei Mugurumathey saves a young boy from a hollow, his name is Shuhei Hisagi. He then discovers that 10 of his own men have also vanished and calls for the Technological Research Bureau to help in the investigation. As such Hiyori is dispatched.moreless
Isshin (Toshiyuki Morikawa) comes up with a plan that will help Ichigo (Masakazu Morita) cheat time and master the Final Getsuga Tensho. Ichigo reluctantly agrees, but when he ends up encountering Tensa Zangetsu (Showtaro Morikubo), things become a little tricky. Meanwhile, in Karakura Town, Aizen (Sho Hayami) and Gin (Koji Yusa) arrive and trouble begins.moreless
When Ikkaku is defeated and one of the pillars is destroyed the real Karakura Town begins to reappear. However, even on the verge of death Madarame refuses to reveal his Bankai and he has to be saved by Captain Komamura.
In Hueco Mundo Renji, Rukia and Chad encounter serious problems in their fight against Yammy. Meanwhile, back in the Real World the Shinigami continue their fight against the Espada but things do not seem to be going well, especially for Hitsugaya. Despite being forced to use his Bankai Hitsugaya is still being pushed back by Halibel and to make things even worse the number three Espada is about to release her ResurrecciÃ³n form.moreless
Kenpachi continues his fight with Nnoitra but can't seem to land a blow, but despite this Kenpachi is having the most fun of his life.
In a meeting with the other captains, Amagai tries to make the case that the squads lack coordination and proposes holding joint exercises. Unfortunately not everyone is keen on the idea.
Karin is upset about Ichigo leaving and accidentally kicks her soccer ball into the street. Hitsugaya stops it and returns it to her. Karin then goes with her friends to their soccer field. Middle schoolers are using the field and refuse to let them have a turn with it. One of them challenges Karin and her friends to have a soccer match against them in a few days. Karin agrees to it, but her friends wonder how they could possibly win. While walking back home, Karin sees Hitsugaya again and decides to ask for his help.moreless
As Halibel falls to her death, she reflects on her past and how she first met her fracciÃ³n and Aizen.
Unusual Incident in Seireitei?! Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc! is episode 1 of the fifteenth season of the well-loved TV Tokyo anime series Bleach. This episode is also known as episode 317 of the series and a part of the Gotei 13 Invading Army arc. Things seem to be returning to normal after the defeat of Aizen until people begin disappearing in the Dangai.moreless
Renji and Ishida find themselves back in the same room as before with Szayel Aporro waiting for them. He transforms and attacks with strange techniques that catch the group by surprise. Meanwhile, Ichigo struggles to hold his own against the 5th Espada Noitora. The injuries from his previous battle weigh him down but his opponent is relentless. Noitora reveals a startling secret about Nel's past.moreless
Gotei 13, Gathering in the Real World is the 320th episode of the popular TV Tokyo series Bleach. This is episode four from season 15 and originally aired on May 3, 2011. In this episode viewers see a mysterious meeting of the Gotei 13 in Ichigo's bedroom. Meanwhile Kon watches over a pursued and weary Nozomi in a safe location.moreless
Lurichiyo`s group is attacked in the middle of the night by an assassin and it`s up to Ichigo to defeat him. After the death of the assassin, everyone is told that Lurichiyo is the heir to one of The Four Noble Houses. That is why Komui, the one that is trying to take over Lurichiyo`s clan, is sending his best assassins after them.moreless
Nukui Hanza and his assassins attack Ichigo and his gang. Nukui Hanza manages to capture Ichigo in his Zanpakutou`s power but underestimates his reiatsu and has to retreat when Yoruichi makes an appearance.
Ichigo and Rukia try to stop Lurichiyo's wedding but are stopped by Captain Soi Fon and her squad.
Mizuho Asano discovers her school's kendo team was ambushed by members of another kendo team from a different school. Being the student council president, she demands they challenge the other team to a match for revenge. With all of the good members too injured to participate, she asks Ikkaku to help train her team to win. He accepts and begins training all of the inexperienced freshman to be ready to fight in their upcoming match. Most of the freshman are injured during the training, leaving Ikkaku to ask his fellow Soul Reapers for help.moreless
A new captain is signed on to take over command of the 3rd Squad. The new captain is named Shusuke Amagai. With him he brings one of his former subordinates, a man named Kibune, who he appoints as 3rd Seat. Though Kira tries to ease the tension, the 3rd Squad members do not trust him and feel that they do not need a captain. How can Kira get them to trust the newcomers?moreless
Lurichiyo decided to go back home and go ahead with her wedding. Ichigo, Kenryuu, Enryuu and Rukia know she will be in danger and decide to follow her. But by doing this will their actions put themselves in danger?
The Shinigami and their newly deprogrammed Zanpakuto arrive to join the fight against Muramasa. However, they first have to defeat the seemingly endless number of Menos that have also appeared. Things are further complicated by the squabbling between the Shinigami and their Zanpakuto and the animosity towards Byakuya.