Bleach - The Entry

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Bleach - The Entry

Ichigo makes the perilous journey to the Soul Society and is promptly set upon by the guardians of the spirit world. But his presence threatens the very order of the Soul Society itself, and he must face the ultimate opponents whose Spiritual Pressure is unmatched, even by Ichigo himself!

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2008

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Ichigo and the others manage to make it through to the Soul Society, to the Rukon District, a town on the outskirts of the Seireitei, the place where the Soul Reapers live. But between them and the Seireitei is a giant, Jidanbo, who must be defeated if they're to get inside.
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Ichigo and crew defeat the giant, but their entrance into the Seireitei is nowhere near smooth sailing when they're met by a captain of the Soul Reapers, who promptly shows them the way out. It's then up to Yoruichi to call on an old friend for assistance.
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An arrogant, boar-riding bully named Ganju challenges Ichigo and friends to a fight, but takes off without warning when the clock strikes nine. After getting over their confusion, the gang get back on track and follow a map to the very strange home of one Kukaku Shiba, who turns out to be not a little strange herself, but who may have just the thing to get them into the Seireitei.
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Kukaku Shiba's plan is to catapult Ichigo and the others over the walls of the Seireitei with her very own creation, the Flower Crane Cannon. But for it to work, they'll all have to harness their spirit energy.
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Ichigo, Chad, Uryu and Orihime concentrate on controlling their spirit energy for the flight into the Seireitei. Yoruichi warns them to stay together, find Rukia, and not to fight any captains. Inside the walls of the Soul Reapers' compound, the squads are on alert and ordered to their battle stations.
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On their flight into the Seireitei, Ichigo and the others are separated. Ichigo lands with Ganju and the two are immediately challenged by two unassuming Soul Reapers, Ikkaku and Yumichika.
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Within the Seireitei, a full-fledged search for the intruders--the "ryoka"--is put into action. Rukia is transferred to the Repentance Cell to await her execution, while Ichigo and Ikkaku's fight comes to a dramatic finish, and Uryu and Orihime find themselves in a merry chase with a group of Soul Reapers.
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Forced to stay alert and on their toes, Ichigo and his fellow ryoka continue to be hunted by Soul Reapers. Uryu and Orihime manage to evade a captain and lieutenant, but end up facing Jirobo, a towering Soul Reaper who quickly recognizes that Uryu is a Quincy.
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Uryu's days of training pay off in his battle with Jirobo, while Ichigo and Ganju attempt to hold a weak Soul Reaper, Hanataro, hostage, to no avail. News of the intruders' surprising strength spreads among the Soul Reapers, and the captains are eager for information.
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Hanataro leads Ichigo and Ganju toward the Repentance Cell where Rukia is being held, using an underground network of passageways. But waiting for them just as they arrive at the White Tower is Renji Abarai, who challenges Ichigo to a fight to the finish.
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Renji and Ichigo engage in battle, and Ichigo recalls his days of intensive training under Urahara. Forced to face and overcome his fears, he must prove that he has indeed become strong enough to face Renji on equal ground.
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Renji faces defeat, and in his last moments recalls his childhood with Rukia in the Rukongai district of the Soul Society. He recounts how each came to move to the Seireitei to become Soul Reapers, and how Rukia was adopted into the noble Kuchiki family.
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In the world of the living, Ichigo's sisters Karin and Yuzu are recruited by television personality Don Kanonji to learn how to fight bad spirits and protect their town. Theyr'e skeptical about working under Don Kanonji, but excited about becoming TV stars and "Karakura Superheroes."
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Word of Renji's defeat spreads, and all-out war is declared against the ryoka, allowing all captains to carry and release their zapaku-to. But trouble is brewing in the ranks of Soul Reapers, and Momo Hinamori becomes suspicious about the changes taking place around her.
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A prominent captain of the Soul Reapers is found dead, and Soul Reapers turn against one another in a flurry of suspicion and accusation. In the underground passages, Hanataro continues to treat Ichigo and Ganju until they are well enough to continue their journey, while Chad learns the whereabouts of Rukia and begins to make his own way to the White Tower.
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Ichigo, Ganju and Hanataro climb the great staircase of the Senzaikyu--the White Tower--only to sense an unprecedented amount of spiritual energy. The source turns out to be Kenpachi Zaraki, captain of Squad 11, who Ichigo had been warned about.
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Chad's journey to the Senzaikyu is interrupted by the captain of Squad 8, whose laid-back attitude irks Chad, who realizes that time is of the essence. In the battle that ensues, Chad recalls his promise to Ichigo back in the world of the living.
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Chad perseveres in his fight against Captain Kyouraka, while Ichigo, still battling Captain Zaraki, senses a loss of Chad's spiritual energy and fears the worst, which only increases his anger and determination to protect the rest of the ryoka.
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Lying weak with sword wounds on the ground, Ichigo is greeted by a vision of an embodied version of his zanpaku-to, Zangetsu. Zangetsu helps Ichigo to understand of the nature of his zanpaku-to, and Ichigo, with renewed confidence, calls Captian Zaraki back to the fight.
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Ichigo, victorious but exhausted, is taken away by Yoruichi for treatment. Ganju and Hanataro continue toward the White Tower to save Rukia, but when they arrive at Rukia's holding cell, Ganju realizes that Rukia is not who he expected her to be.
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Sensing great spirit energy near the Repentance Cell, Ichigo defies Yoruichi's orders and flees to assist Ganju and Hanataro. Rukia is upset with Ichigo for coming to the Soul Society, but Ichigo is not swayed from his determination to save her.