Rukia Kuchiki, the ex-Soul Reaper responsible for Ichigo's transformation, is on the lam. Her brethren at the Soul Society are quite displeased with the fact that she transferred the powers of a Soul Reaper to a human, and have dispatched two of their strongest agents to neutralize the situation.
Their mission is two-fold: to return Rukia to the Soul Society so that she may stand trial, and to deal with Ichigo - permanently. But an unlikely third party is standing in their way: UryÃ» Ishida, the Quincy!
Story and art by Tite Kubo.