Ichigo “Strawberry” Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts—he was born with the gift. When his family was attacked by one of the malevolent spirits known as Hollows, the powers of a Soul Reaper awakened within him and he became dedicated to protecting the world of the living and helping all tortured spirits to find their peace!
Now human-Hollow hybrids known as Arrancar have invaded the living world under the direction of the traitorous Aizen Sosuke, who was once a Soul Reaper captain himself!
Captains and other high-ranking members of The Thirteen Court Guard Companies have come from the spirit world of Soul Society to stop Aizen and his army of Arrancar from razing Karakura Town! Momo Hinamori, Aizen’s former lieutenant, makes a surprising appearance to aid Rangiku Matsumoto in her fight—but has she recovered from the mental scarring of betrayal at the hands of the man she so revered? Then, the three subordinates of the Espada Halibel (one of the ten most powerful Arrancar)—Mila Rose, Apache, and Sun-Sun—reveal their bizarre ability to create an immense Arrancar chimera by tearing off three of their arms!
When it seems as though the Arrancar have the upper hand, Captain General Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto enters the fray! But will his strength be a match for the many pseudo-Hollows Aizen has assembled?
The afterlife action continues to heat up in Bleach volume 39, on sale April 3!
by Stephan Massih