|The Bount leader Jin Kariya has obtained the Jokai Crest and is absorbing its immense power. While Ichigo and the others rest and prepare for their next battle, the Soul Reapers are warned by Rantao that there are many Crests within the Seireitei, and all may explode if Kariya's Crest is released.|
Head Captain Yamamoto mobilizes all Soul Reapers to find and seal the remaining Crests. Then, atop Sokyoku Hill, Ichigo faces Kariya in their final clash!
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after the battle4/27/2013
After 2 filler seasons of fighting with the vampiric Bounts, the story finally comes to an end in "Bleach Volume 26." However, it's also kind of an anticlimax, with 1 straightforward battle with Jin Kariya bleeding into the next. However, Kariya's powers are pretty awesome, & there's a nice tidy little wrap-up episode.
wish for strength12/12/2012
After the battle, the survivors recover and reflect on both their pasts and their futures. A lone survivor is left to ponder what the future will hold, and Rukia, Renji and Ichigo all think about the month before Rukia turned Ichigo into a Soul Reaper.