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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.
Ichigo and Rukia try to stop Lurichiyo's wedding but are stopped by Captain Soi Fon and her squad.
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?
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.
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, Ishida & Chad start to figure out the powers of who they are fighting, and start to win. Meanwhile Ichigo continues his battles with Hanza.
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.
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
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