Inside Ichigo's mind, Muramasa meets Hollow Ichigo. Taking an interest in him, Muramasa attempts to manifest Hollow Ichigo like he did with Zangetsu, only to discover that his spell does not work on Hollow Ichigo. Meanwhile, Shuhei and Renji find themselves confronted by Kazeshini and Zabimaru. Still unable to use their Shikai, the two Soul Reapers are thrown into a difficult battle against their own Zanpakuto.
Uryu begins his own investigation to track down the enemy who attacked him. As he goes around searching for clues, he notices that people close to Ichigo are acting strangely. Meanwhile, Ichigo's Fullbring training is nearing its completion.
Ichigo escapes from his house in confusion after witnessing his friends and family welcoming Tsukishima as if they've known him for years. Regrouping with Ginjo, Ichigo learns that the same change has also happened to Riruka and the other Xcution members.