|That Man, For the Sake of the Kuchiki|
|Romaji||Sono otoko・Kuchiki-ke yue ni|
|Arc||Zanpakutō Unknown Tales arc|
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|Next Episode||Dark History! The Worst Shinigami is Born|
|Japanese||December 15, 2009|
|English||April 22, 2012|
|Episode 250 Screenshots|
Kōga Kuchiki's past is revealed.
Kōga Kuchiki is released from his prison, and a flashback from several hundred years ago occurs, explaining the circumstances of Kōga’s acts during a civil war, where he fought with distinction, his relationship with his father-in-law, Captain Ginrei Kuchiki and Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who put a special forces unit under Kōga’s command, and his betrayal by other elites which leads to his arrest by the Onmitsukidō and Ginrei Kuchiki. Muramasa breaks out the cell and asks Kōga to go with him, which he agrees, but makes it clear he is charge. Back in the present, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki attack him, but are repulsed. Muramasa approaches Kōga, only to be stabbed by his master.
Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book
Uryū Ishida screams out, cursing the materialized Zanpakutō. Ichigo pats Uryū on the shoulder, reassuring him, only to receive a shaking by Uryū and a question on whether or not it's weird or not, to have a materialized weapon. Ichigo, in return, shakes Uryū, telling him to calm down. Ichigo devises a plan, asking Uryū if he hears something. Ichigo disguises his voice to sound different, asking Uryū if he's there. Ichigo states he's Ginrei Kojaku, flashstepping behind Uryū, when the Quincy asks if it's really him. Ichigo says he is and Uryū finally thinks his bow has materialized, much like the Zanpakutō.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Kōga Kuchiki
- Ginrei Kuchiki
- Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
- 5 unknown elites
- Ichigo Kurosaki
- Rukia Kuchiki
Powers and Techniques Used
- Muramasa (村正, Village-Just)
- Tensa Zangetsu (天鎖斬月, Heaven Chain Slaying Moon)
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