The battle continues between both Ichigo and Senbonzakura & Byakuya and Zaraki. Although Zaraki is excited about fighting Byakuya, the arrival of Konjiki Ashisogi Jizou interrupts the battle and covers the entire area in poison. During this time, Byakuya makes his escape, and Ichigo isn't able to give chase because Senbonzakura knocks him into the poison cloud. Soifon meanwhile struggles to match Suzumebachi's speed, and she gets hit multiple times - in different spots - until she finally just uses her shunkou ability to catch her Zanpakutou off-guard mid-attack. This gives her the victory, and shortly thereafter, she's reunited with Yoruichi. Back at the main battle site, Konjiki Ashisogi Jizou has knocked out almost all the Shinigami there, but when it returns to its normal form, Yachiru and Zaraki grab it. Before Zaraki can do anything to it though, it explodes because Kurotsuchi has arrived and activated the self-destruct inside of it. Kurotsuchi then tries to administer his version of the poison antidote to Ichigo, but luckily for Ichigo, Unohana and her men arrive to save him. Much to Kurotsuchi's disappointment, Unohana already has the antidote from having to treat Hinamori and the other vice-captains who had earlier caused Ashisogi Jizou to initiate bankai in the first place. Ukitake and Kyouraku arrive on the scene as well, as do Yoruichi and Soifon. Yoruichi in particular has some important information: she knows where Captain-Commander Yamamoto is. Unbeknownst to them, Muramasa is at this very moment leading Byakuya to that location.