Season 14: Beast Swords
|#||Episode||Original Airdate||English Airdate|
|256|| "Byakuya's Anger! The Kuchiki Family Collapses"
"Ikari no Byakuya! Kuchiki-ke hōkai"
|February 2, 2010||---|
|After the fights with the Zanapakutō everything seems to have been back to normal with the Byakuya Houehold holding a party the members of the 6th division could get to talk to their captain. However the party was gate crashed by people whom had powers similar to that of a Zanpakutō. When the creatures that attack Rukia - whom had arrived to see what was going on - Sode no Shirayuki appears and aids Rukia. When Sode no Shirayuki is in trouble Senbonzakura appears and saves her. They take the beaten creature to the Technological Research Bearau and Kurotsuchi announces they are different from any other life form they know, and names them "Sword Fiend". Later Rukia holds a party to bring the other Sword Fiend do that Mayuri can conduct experiments on it and learn more about it. Soon the Fiend arrives and a battle breaks up and Rukia and Sode no Shirayuki join forces and capture the remaining fiend. It's soon revealed when talking to Ukitake and Kyoraku that there are more Sword Fiends on the loose.|
|257|| "A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Beast Swords"
"Arata na teki! Gatana-jū no shōtai"
|February 9, 2010||---|
|In the real world Ichigo encounters his first Sword Fiend, during their battle Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya interrupts and the Fiend gets away. Meanwhile in Soul Society captain's Ukitake and Kyouraku infer that there must be at least as many Sword Fiends that there are Shinigami lost in the war with Muramasa. Their plan is to then restore each of them to their Katana form and Mayuri conducts experiments despite his lack of interest in doing so. Back in the real world, the Sword Fiend is attacked by a Hollow but somehow manages to merge with it. When it encounters Rangiku, it over comes Hainako and before she is crushed under the force of this Hollow-Zanpakutō Ichigo enters the battle and disarms it. It then releases a Cero toward Ichigo before he can release Getsuga Tenshō, but Hitsugaya manages to destroy it before it harmed Ichigo. At the end it's noted that the Sword Fiend will be more difficult than first anticipated.|
|258|| "Stray Snake, Tortured Monkey"
"Maigo no hebi, jyunan no zaru"
|February 16, 2010||---|
|Renji and Zabimaru enter the real world in search for a rampant Sword Feind that left Soul Society. 'Chimpette' lets 'Snakey' free on the condition that he doesn't mess about and help them to catch the Sword Fiend. After one failed attempt to catch the Fiend Snakey caught up with him in which he talks to him and convinces that freedom is much better than staying with Renji and Chimpette. When they catch up Snakey runs away and soon after Karin finds him in a supermarket trying to eat food without paying. He runs away only to be later found again my Karin in which she leaves some food for him. He runs after Karin and her and Yuzu take him home. When Ichigo gets home they are all asleep in front on the TV. Snakey wakes up and he and Ichigo argue to which he then runs away, Karin in persuit. Snakey finds the Feind and they fight, Karin arrives and the fiend uses her a hostage to which snakey believes and cosequently is almost killed. Just before the Fiends blade kills Snakey Renji and Chumpette arrive and kill the Fiend. Ichigo takes Karin home, leaving her in the same position as before she woke up, leaving her believe the fight was all a dream depite knowing it wasn't. After resolving their differences, Zabimaru and Renji all go back home.|
|259|| "Terror! The Monster That Lurks Underground"
"Kyōfu! Chika ni hisomu kaibutsu"
|February 23, 2010||---|
|Things have been vanishing from the 4th Squads barracks, where the Gotei 13 are using as base. As soon as this comes to the attention of Nanao and Isane, Hanatarō Yamada comes in complaining that his chickens have been stolen. Captains Shunsui Kyōraku, Jūshirō Ukitake and Retsu Unohana ordered Ise, Ikkaku Madarame, Hōzukimaru and Hanatarō to go into the sewers to investigate the tracks leading into it. As they enter the sewers they trigger a trap, ut Ikakku and Hōzukimaru move out the way with Hanatarō and Isa before they can come to any harm. As they continue to look through the sewer they come across a more obvious trap, although soon it's realised it was a facade for the real trap located next to the obvious tile in the middle. A huge wave of water washes them into a cavern with several outlets, soon after Ikakku is pulled underwater by octopus tentacles. As he resurfaces still in the graps of the tentacles, he tells everyone else to run, which they do. They choose one and come across a camp, of which a Zanpakutō named Hisagomaru, Hanatarō's Zanpakutō. Then Ikakku busts through the wall and it's revealed that the octopus was infact a Tōjū. Soon after it defeats Hōzukimaru and Isa, to which Hisagomaru panics and uses his Zanpakutō to heal Ikakku then uses that energy to use his Shikai special ability and beats the Tōjū. At the end everyone returns to the 4th squads baracks and Hanatarō looses his Zanpakutō on their way out.|
|260|| "Conclusion?! Hisagi vs. Kazeshini"
"Kecchaku!? Hisagi VS Kazeshini"
|March 2, 2010||---|
|Despite being free from Muramasa's mind control, Kazeshini still attacks his master, Hisagi. After wandering about he comes across a Sword Fiend that is attacking a man, after killing it the man utters that he wishes Kazeshini to look after his child, to which he then dies. Kazeshini reluctantly takes the child. Although frustrated at the attitude of the child he shows some compassion for it, and even passes the oppourtunity to attack Shuhei to tend to it when it was crying. Upon getting back to the child he sees a woman holding it, frighted she lets go and the baby crawls towards Kazeshini, then another Sword Fiend attacks and Kazeshini uses his own body to protect the child from harm. Killing the Sword Fiend he tells the woman to look after the child and run. He realises that he has alot more in common with his Shinigami than he first thought. Confronting Shuhei, he loses and returns to his Katana form, only to say before hand saying "Don't Cry" to which Hisagi realises and walks away with Kazeshini in his hands.|
|261|| "The Person with the Unknown Ability! Orihime is Targeted"
"Michi naru nōryoku sha! Nera wa re ta Orihime"
|March 9, 2010||---|
|A Sword Fiend is found attacking a girl called Kyoko Haida who has an ability to read into the future, knowing of things others wouldn't know. Due to losing her best friend, Mai, when she revealed this power, she transfered to Karakura High School. Soon after a Sword Fiend convinces her that they are both alone and they need each other, so she merges with the Sword Fiend, and it soon tries to take over he body but as it does, Ichigo, Rukia and Orihime confront it. During the battle Orihime uses her healing power to seperate Kyoko from the Sword Fiend and Ichigo then kills it with his Getsuga Tensho. After the incident Orihime and Kyoko become friends.|
|262|| "Haineko Cries! The Tragic Sword Fiend"
"Haineko gōkyū! Higeki no tou-jū"
|March 16, 2010||---|
|263|| "Imprisonment?! Senbonzakura & Zabimaru"
"Yūhei?! Senbonzakura & Zabimaru"
|March 23, 2010||---|
|264|| "Battle of the Females? Nanao vs. Katen Kyōkotsu"
"Onna no tatakai? Nanao VS Katen Kyōkotsu"
|30 March, 2010||---|
|265|| "Evolution?! The Wonder of the Final Sword Fiend"
"Shinka?! Saigo no tou-jū no kyoui"
|April 6, 2010||---|