- 255. Final Chapter·Zanpakutō Unknown Tales
終章 ・斬魄刀異聞篇 (Shūshō·Zanpakutō Ibun Hen) Synopsis: Muramasa vs Ichigo, Ichigo defeats Muramasa with the help of Zangetsu's voice, as Muramasa dies, it starts to rain.
The Beast Swords ( 2010 )
- 256. Byakuya's anger, collapse of the Kuchiki family
怒りの白哉！朽木家崩壊 (Ikari no Byakuya! Kuchiki-ka hōkai)
Synopsis: Muramasa's fight is over, everyone having a tea party in Byakuya's house, suddenly a strange man appears and begins to attack people. Rukia's in trouble.
- 257. A new enemy, the true nature of the beast swords
新たな敵！刀獣の正体 (Arata na teki! Gatana-jū no shōtai)
Synopsis: The true form of zanpakutos of shinigami who died during Muramasa's arc appears, they are called Beast Swords. Soul society orders to kill the Beast Swords.
- 258. Stray Snake, Tortured Monkey
迷子の蛇 受難の猿 (Maigo no hebi, jyunan no zaru)
ooo looks good eh? looks like it carries on from the last series, but i feel as if its gonna be the same in some ways? but havent the dead zapakuto appeared again? Like Gegetsuburi, Kazeshini, Wabisuke, etc