Uryu, Chad, and Orihime confront Muramasa who has entered the World of the Living. Using teamwork, Uryu and Chad at first appear to gain the upper hand in battle, when Senbonzakura appears to assist Muramasa.
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.