Added: November 22, 2011
In the Soul Society, Mayuri Kurotsuchi explains the Bount's history to the other captains. In the past, the Quincy and Bount had a battle that the Bount lost. Following this incident, the Bount began to consume living souls to increase their power; as such, Mayuri concludes that the number of living souls attacked will escalate as the Bounts become more active. In Karakura, Ichigo is depressed by his defeat by Kariya. Ganju and Renji both fight Ichigo, and after Renji lectures him, Ichigo realizes how unfocused he has become.