For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever when Rukia transfers most of her powers to him. Now a Soul Reaper himself with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling: to protect the living and the dead from evil.
Season 14 – Episode 44
Battle ensues between Aizen and Ichigo. His nineties-level Kido attack easily deflected, Aizen further evolves to best Ichigo. But Ichigo, now fully aware of why Tensa Zangetsu was reluctant to teach him the Final Getsugatensho, has come to possess amazing powers.
The episode was rated from 97 votes.
#2 – Goodbye…Rangiku
Season 14 – Episode 43
Gin recalls his past and the fateful event that led him to become a Soul Reaper serving under Aizen. Meanwhile, Aizen’s overwhelming Spiritual Pressure forces Tatsuki, Keigo and the others to fall helplessly to the ground, when Ichigo finally arrives after completing his training.
The episode was rated from 83 votes.
#3 – Unseal! The Black Blade, the Miraculous Power
Season 3 – Episode 17
The fight between Ichigo and Kuchiki Byakuya continues.
The episode was rated from 119 votes.
#4 – Conclusion of the Death Match! White Pride and Black Desire
Season 3 – Episode 18
The conclusion of the fight between Ichigo and Byakuya. Ichigo first appears to be at a disadvantage until his Hollow mask takes over and gives him the edge against Byakuya.
The episode was rated from 115 votes.
#5 – Congress Together! The Strongest Shinigami Organization
Season 3 – Episode 21
Aizen gets the Hougyoku out of Rukia. Can the soul society stop Aizen, Gin, and Tousen? Or will they make a clean get away?
The episode was rated from 107 votes.
#6 – An Accomplished Oath! Get Back Rukia!
Season 3 – Episode 13
The excution of Kuchiki Rukia is starting to happen. As other captains are preparing to for the excution and Ichigo is still in his Ban-Kai training; Will Rukia be saved?
The episode was rated from 127 votes.
#7 – The Man of Immortality
Season 2 – Episode 19
After being defeated by Zaraki Kenpachi and with his sword broken, Zangetsu takes Ichigo into his Inner world, where Ichigo must win Zangetsu back from his inner devil. After fighting him Ichigo then understands that just like Zaraki, he as well was only counting on himself and was using Zangetsu only as a tool without relying on Zangetsu’s power. He asks Zangetsu for a second chance, and gets it. He then returns to Soul society to fight Zaraki again, this time with Zangetsu as his ally, but just as things look promising to Ichigo, Zaraki starts fighting him with full power. Ichigo then lends Zangetsu’s power for the last blow, which will decide everything.
The episode was rated from 130 votes.
#8 – Changing History, Unchanging Heart
Season 16 – Episode 24
The battle between Ichigo and Ginjo comes to a close when the latter receives a mortal wound. Just as Ginjo is about to die, Tsukishima tries to kill Ichigo but is stopped by Riruka. Tsukishima is later rescued by Shishigawara while the surviving Xcution members decide to separate. Ichigo later returns to Soul Society and requests that Head Captain Yamamoto let Ginjo’s body be buried within the human world as the last thing he can do for him. Yamamoto agrees just as Ichigo accepts to continue being a Substitue Soul Reaper. Rukia see Ichigo off, recalling their time together and silently thanks him. Ichigo smiles and tells Rukia “See ya later” before returning to Karakura Town where he is greeted by his friends and family.
The episode was rated from 99 votes.
#9 – Desperate Struggle!? Byakuya’s Troubled Memories
Season 16 – Episode 22
Byakuya starts his battle with Tsukishima, but must contend with the fact that his memories have been affected by Book of the End. Meanwhile Ichigo, Uryu and Rukia continue their fights with Kugo and Riruka respectively.
The episode was rated from 59 votes.
#10 – Ichigo Dies! Orihime, the Cry of Sorrow!
Season 14 – Episode 6
With Ichigo apparently dead from Ulquiorra’s last attack, Ishida steps up to continue the fight in his place. Unfortunately things do not go any better for the young Quincy than they did for Ichigo. However, Ichigo is so desperate to save his friends that even death is no obstacle and he risks transforming into a dangerous but powerful new form in order to defeat Ulquiorra.
The episode was rated from 83 votes.