It's back to high school and Hollow slaying for Ichigo Kurosaki, who is now officially recognized as a Substitute Soul Reaper by the Soul Society. On the day he returns to Karakura First High School, Ichigo meets an unusual new student named Shinji Hirako. Meanwhile, Uryu is attacked by a Menos Grande and is saved by his father, Ryuken. Ryuken defeats the Menos with a single attack. He tells Uryu that he can help him regain his powers but only under Ryuken's conditions. Bleach Series 6 Part 1 marks the beginning of the unbelieveable "Arrancar" story arc and the burgeoning war between the Soul Reapers and The titular Arrancar led by former Soul Reaper captain S'suke Aizen.