Our Website << Click!
As a recent spate of Hollow disappearances is recorded by Seireitei, a new Shinigami recruit is sent to Karakura Town as a replacement for Zennosuke Kurumadani.
3rd Seat of the 12th Division, Akon, reports on the recent disappearances of Hollows in the Human World. After conferring with Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi, he proclaims it can only be the work of "them". Meanwhile, new recruit Ryūnosuke Yuki is snapped out of a daydream by Zennosuke Kurumadani. Kurumadani chastises his laid-back nature for not listening to his instructions, explaining that he is going to replace him as Karakura Town's resident Shinigami. Ryūnosuke is then slapped across the head by Shino, who tells him that the two of them will be heading out on a mission in the afternoon. Ryūnosuke asks whether she is frightened, revealing his fears of entering Karakura Town after hearing news of its high Hollow rate. Shino shouts at him for being too cowardly, telling him to understand that the top brass have acknowledged his abilities. Later at night, a mysterious individual appears upon a rooftop shortly before heading out. Kurumadani, Shino and Ryūnosuke arrive in Karakura Town via Senkaimon. Before leaving, he wishes the two well in exterminating Hollows and returns to Soul Society. Shino tells him that they are going to split up and cover more ground. He begrudgingly accepts and almost instantly comes across a Hollow.
Ryūnosuke frantically flees from the Hollow, trying to locate Shino. He eventually discovers that Shino herself has been captured by a group of four large Hollows and vows to rescue her. However, Ryūnosuke is knocked to the ground before he can react and realizes that Shino is unmoving. Before Ryūnosuke is killed by the Hollow, it is defeated by Ichigo Kurosaki. Ichigo identifies himself and tells Ryūnosuke that he has to improve if he is to be the replacement for Kurumadani. The mysterious figure looks on from the shadows.