Added: December 1, 2011
Kazeshini wounds Hisagi in a surprise attack, but Izuru intervenes to help him, and using kidō, binds Kazeshini long enough for the two of them to escape. Renji's fight with Zabimaru continues, and Zabimaru takes the advantage when they are able to activate bankai while Renji, no longer able to control them, cannot. Renji considers his own weaknesses, and tricks Zabimaru into taking his sword, then breaks it with a Red Flame Cannon kidō spell and then he defeats Zabimaru by firing the broken shards at them. Ichigo fights Zangetsu, and struggles when Zangetsu activates bankai. He uses Getsuga Tenshō working together with his inner hollow to defeat Zangetsu, and forces Muramasa to retreat. Zangetsu reveals that Muramasa is using a technique to awaken the zanpakutō's' instincts and by doing so, he can control them.