With reports of powerful intruders defeating a number of assistant captains, the inner sanctum of the Soul Society - the Seireitei, the home of the Soul Reapers - is put on a state of high alert. Matters are further compounded by the mysterious death of a prominent captain. Is his death a cover-up to prevent a valuable secret from being exposed?
Meanwhile, Ichigo confronts Kenpachi Zaraki, captain of the 11th company, and by far the most brutal fighter in the Seireitei!
Story and art by Tite Kubo.