Added: November 27, 2011
Kira realizes that Kibune is using his bakōtō to negate his shikai, and he manages to exhaust Kibune, enabling him to use his shikai to increase the weight of Kibune's zanpakutō. Kibune attempts to draw on more power from his bakōtō, but is consumed in the process. Kira collapses soon thereafter. Ichigo and Amagai pursue a pair of assassins with Lurichiyo, and discover that the Lurichiyo they are carrying is a fake. They return to the arena, where Kira reveals Kibune's association with Kumoi. Renji arrives and takes Kibune's bakōtō to Yamamoto. Ichigo, Rukia, Amagai, and Shū head to the Kasumiōji compound, which tenth division captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya is guarding. Amagai fights Hitsugaya and Rukia fights Rangiku, as Ichigo and Shū enter the compound. Elsewhere, Yamamoto orders that the Thirteen Court Guard Squads attack the Kasumiōji compound, after seeing the bakōtō brought by Renji.