Added: November 27, 2011
The spiritual energies of Kensei and his squad vanish; this disappearance sparks a serious situation in the Soul Society. An emergency captain's meeting is held to determine who will oversee the situation. Urahara appears late and pleads his case to go, but Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto does not grant his request. Instead, Shinji, Love Aikawa," Rōjūrō ""Rose"" Otoribashi", Yadomaru Lisa and Hachigen Ushōda, from the Kido Corps, are dispatched. In the woods, Hiyori is attacked by a grotesque and powerful hollow revealed to be Kensei. Shinji arrives to save her, along with the rest of the captains, but soon Mashiro Kuna appears; she is also transformed into a hollow and attacks the group. Hachigen binds both Mashiro and Kensei, but the latter escapes through brute strength alone. Meanwhile, Urahara is torn at his decision to send Hiyori out alone and defies orders that he is not to go, using a cloak that completely masks his energy. Before he can set out, Tessai Tsukabishi, also of the Kido Corps, accompanies him.