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!
After taking their fight to the highest point of Las Noches, the Fourth Espada Ulquiorra Schiffer and Ichigo continue their battle under the black sky. But when Ichigo is forced to bring out his Hollow side to keep up, will he be able to control his powers?
Meanwhile, Yammy Llargo, Ulquiorra’s partner is fighting against Chad, Renji, and Rukia. He releases his sword’s power, Ira the Enraged Beast! What ability could the lowest-ranked Espada have that would make him a match for three powerful opponents?
Back in Karakura town, the Soul Reapers continue to brawl with the Espada—Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya battles Third Espada Tia Harribel while Captain Soi Fon and her lieutenant, Marechiyo Oomaeda, fight 2nd Espada Barragan Luisenbarn! With Harribel’s ability to create enormous waves or high-pressure bursts of water and Barragan’s governance over aging, do the Soul Reapers stand a chance?
by Stephan Massih