Unfading Grudge! The Shinigami whom Kenpachi Killed
Bleach 77
Kanji 消えぬ怨念!剣八が斬った死神
Romanji Kienu onnen! Kenpachi ga kitta Shinigami
Episode Number 77
Manga Chapters None
Arc The Bount arc
Previous Episode Crashing force! Fried vs. Zangetsu
Next Episode Shocking Revelations for the 13 Divisions! The Truth Buried in History
Japanese April 11, 2006
English August 24, 2008
Theme Music
Opening Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
Ending Hanabi
Episode 77 Screenshots

Unfading Grudge! The Shinigami whom Kenpachi Killed is the seventy-seventh episode of the Bleach anime.

Maki Ichinose remembers his past as Yoruichi Shihōin shows up to save Ichigo Kurosaki


Ririn is very concerned about Noba and Kurōdo after they were defeated by Ichinose, and believes them to be unconscious. Rukia Kuchiki worries that she won't be able to gather enough energy to heal the two in her current state, but then she notices Kurodō's hand twitch and his eye open. She tells them to stop pretending to be unconscious, and Ririn punches Kurodō in the face for tricking her.


Ichinose's Reiatsu appears.

In the mansion's main room, Ichigo and Ichinose fight. With the use of Nijigasumi, Ichinose takes the upper hand in the battle. However, Jin Kariya steps in and takes over, saying that he is interested in Ichigo’s spirit. He suggests that Ichigo should join them. While kneeling in order to let Kariya pass, Ichinose remembers when Kenpachi Zaraki killed his captain, and in turn became captain of the 11th Division. During the battle, he and Kaname Tōsen could not stop the fight, and Tōsen commented on how he felt that Zaraki was dangerous. When Ichinose confronted Zaraki later, he challenged Kenpachi to a duel. Kenpachi refused, but said that he might consider battling if Ichinose managed to injure him. Ichinose took the initiative, but just as he prepared to use Nijigasumi, Kenpachi knocked the sword out of his hands. Zaraki compared Ichinose to ivy, saying that it cannot grow without entwining itself around a large tree, and advised him to stand for himself. After leaving Soul Society, Ichinose wandered about until he came across a village under attack by a Hollow. He saved a little boy, but the Hollow proved to be too powerful for him to handle. However, he was saved by the appearance of Kariya. Kariya allowed Ichinose to finish off the Hollow, and then recruited him.

As Ichinose's flashbacks end, Jin continues to try to sway Ichigo, but is unsuccessful. While the two fight, Jin flicks him into the wall. Ichigo prepares to continue, but the house suddenly comes under fire from Jinta Hanakari and Ururu Tsumugiya, who are shelling the mansion. Yoruichi arrives and takes Ichigo away. Elsewhere in the mansion, Rukia and the others save Uryū Ishida and Yoshino Sōma. Everyone then makes their escape. Jin does not mind that he has lost his two captives, since he believes that they will return.

Characters in Order of Appearance


Powers and Techniques Used

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Dolls summoned:

Other powers:

  • Teleportation


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