Zangetsu Becomes An Enemy

Muramasa sends Sode no Shirayuki away, and Ichigo asks why he wanted the zanpakutō to gain independence over the shinigami. Although he does not give the reason, Muramasa replies that zanpakutōs can seperate themselves away regardless of being the soul of a shinigami, and he is a good example of one. Ichigo cannot accept this view and attacks him. Muramasa uses illusions to overwhelm Ichigo and pins him to the ground, where he proceeds to drag Zangetsu out of him. Once Zangetsu manifests, he immediately attacks Ichigo. Meanwhile, Mayuri begins experimenting on himself in order to research the zanpakutōs' manifestation. After Zangetsu seemingly defeats Ichigo, Ichigo transforms into his hollow form and strikes back. After a while, he transforms into his stronger form and easily beats down Zangetsu. Muramasa tries a sneak attack but Ichigo immediately regenerates and attacks him. Before the hollow form can do anything else, Ichigo manages to return to his shinigami form and falls unconscious at Muramasa's feet.

Writing:
  • Tite Kubo

Stars:
Release Date: 2004-10-05
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
TMDb: 7.5/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: Ja
  • Runtime: 24

Other episodes for this season

A New Enemy! The Materialization of Zanpakutō
Episode 230 - A New Enemy! The Material...
Byakuya, Disappearing With The Cherry Blossoms
Episode 231 - Byakuya, Disappearing Wit...
Sode no Shirayuki vs. Rukia! Confused Heart
Episode 232 - Sode no Shirayuki vs. Ruk...
Zangetsu Becomes An Enemy
Episode 233 - Zangetsu Becomes An Enemy
Renji Surprised?! The Two Zabimarus
Episode 234 - Renji Surprised?! The Two...
Clash! Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Episode 235 - Clash! Hisagi vs. Kazeshi...
Release! The New Getsuga Tenshō
Episode 236 - Release! The New Getsuga...
Soi Fon, Surrounding the Zanpakutou
Episode 237 - Soi Fon, Surrounding the...
Friendship? Hatred? Haineko & Tobiume
Episode 238 - Friendship? Hatred? Haine...
The Awakening Hyōrinmaru! Hitsugaya's Fierce Fight
Episode 239 - The Awakening Hyōrinmaru!...
Byakuya's Betrayal
Episode 240 - Byakuya's Betrayal
For the Sake of Pride! Byakuya vs. Renji
Episode 241 - For the Sake of Pride! By...
Shinigami and Zanpakutou, Total Sortie
Episode 242 - Shinigami and Zanpakutou,...
One-to-One Fight! Ichigo vs. Senbonzakura
Episode 243 - One-to-One Fight! Ichigo...
The Long Awaited...Kenpachi Appears!
Episode 244 - The Long Awaited...Kenpac...
Pursue Byakuya! The Confused Gotei Divisions
Episode 245 - Pursue Byakuya! The Confu...
Special Mission! Rescue Captain Commander Yamamoto!
Episode 246 - Special Mission! Rescue C...
Deceived Shinigami! The World Collapse Crisis
Episode 247 - Deceived Shinigami! The W...
Dragon of Ice and Dragon of Flame! The Strongest Showdown!
Episode 248 - Dragon of Ice and Dragon...
Senbonzakura's Bankai! Offense and Defense of the Living World
Episode 249 - Senbonzakura's Bankai! Of...
That Man, For the Sake of the Kuchiki
Episode 250 - That Man, For the Sake of...
Dark History! The Worst Shinigami is Born
Episode 251 - Dark History! The Worst S...
Byakuya, the Truth Behind his Betrayal
Episode 252 - Byakuya, the Truth Behind...
Muramasa's True Identity Revealed
Episode 253 - Muramasa's True Identity...
Byakuya and Renji, the 6th Division Returns
Episode 254 - Byakuya and Renji, the 6t...
Final Chapter - Zanpakutō The Alternate Tale
Episode 255 - Final Chapter - Zanpakutō...
The Angered Byakuya! The Collapse of the Kuchiki House
Episode 256 - The Angered Byakuya! The...
A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Sword Beasts
Episode 257 - A New Enemy! The True Nat...
Stray Snake, Tortured Monkey
Episode 258 - Stray Snake, Tortured Mon...
Terror! The Monster That Lurks Underground
Episode 259 - Terror! The Monster That...
Conclusion?! Hisagi vs. Kazeshini
Episode 260 - Conclusion?! Hisagi vs. K...
The Person with the Unknown Ability! Orihime is Targeted
Episode 261 - The Person with the Unkno...
Haineko Cries! The Tragic Sword Beast!
Episode 262 - Haineko Cries! The Tragic...
Imprisonment?! Senbonzakura & Zabimaru
Episode 263 - Imprisonment?! Senbonzaku...
Battle of the Females Katen Kyōkotsu vs. Nanao!
Episode 264 - Battle of the Females Kat...
Evolution?! The Wonder of the Final Sword Beast
Episode 265 - Evolution?! The Wonder of...