The Hueco Mundo Arc, which was put on hold for the New Captain Shusuke Amagai Arc, resumes. Ichigo, Rukia, Uryu, Chad, and Renji break into Hueco Mundo, the headquarters of Sosuke Aizen and his Arrancars, to rescue Orihime.
Uryu and Renji thought they had escaped, but they find themselves back at Szayelaporro's palace. There, Szayelaporro, dressed in something new, shows up with a daring smirk on his face. His palace has been built exactly as he wishes.
Uryu and Renji continue fighting their clones. But no matter how many times they beat them, the clones turn back into liquid, multiply, and revive. The two of them expect a futile fight against these clones that keep increasing in number, but then, Uryu finds a slight difference between them and the clones.
Nnoitora and Nelliel continue to battle. They are nearly equal in strength. The two of them used to fight side by side as fellow Espadas. However, Nnoitora always hated Nelliel and has challenged her to a duel a number of times, only to lose every time.
Nelliel regains her memory, and Pesche and Dondochakka realize that she is going to give her all in the battle against Nnoitora. In order to go fight with Nelliel, Pesche and Dondochakka summon all their strength.
Zommari's technique, "Amor," takes control over anything its eyes gaze upon. He uses this power to control Rukia's body and use her as a shield. This angers Byakuya, and he releases his Bankai, Gokei Senbonzakura Kageyoshi, destroying Aaroniero's palace.
Szayelaporro is exasperated when his powers don't work at all against Mayuri Kurotsuchi, and he ends up being enveloped by Mayuri's Konjiki Ashisogijizo. Just then, something happens to Nemu, who was being held hostage.
Kenpachi goes after Nnoitora's eye and pierces his eye patch, but the eye patch was hiding a dreadful secret. Nnoitora celebrates a victory, but Kenpachi continues fighting and gets a thrill out of trying to cut Nnoitora.
When Kenpachi's eye patch comes off, releasing his Spiritual Pressure and true strength, Nnoitora invokes his sword attack, Santa Teresa. Ichigo and the others are surprised by the six-armed monstrous figure.
Nnoitora has never shown any mercy to his opponents, and he has always finished them off. Nnoitora's reason for fighting has always been purely to fight. He has been fighting and becoming stronger, hoping to someday die in battle.
After ending the battle against Shusuke Amagai, the noble Kasumiohji Clan tries to restore peace. But one day, Rurichiyo Kasumiohji, who supposedly became the head of the family, goes off to the World of the Living by herself after getting in a fight with Kenryu.