During a mission to hunt down the Sword Beasts, Haineko comes across a wounded Sword Beast called Narunosuke and, to her surprise, falls in love with the handsome enemy before her. Believing that Narunosuke is different from other Sword Beasts, Haineko goes against her orders and decides to look after him.
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.