Back in the real world again. Lurichiyo appears at school and attempts to talk to Ichigo but he gets annoyed with her and she leaves. The gang eventually find her at the Urahara shop. They then encounter Kenryuu and discover that the reason Lurichiyo left Soul Society was over a soccer tournament. This leads to Kenryuu and Lurichyio having an argument and it is up to Ichigo and friends to come up with a plan to reconcile the two friends. As such Ichigo, Ishda & Kenryuu comes up with the Seppuku Persuasion Strategy. Although this works at first Lurichiyo and Kenryuu ultimately decide to settle their differences with a soccer match.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.
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.
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?
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
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