The War of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has finally begun, prompting the captains of Gotei 13 to deploy on the battlefield Defend Soul Society from Star Knight invasion of the Wandenreich. The fifth episode of the anime, however, reaps the first illustrious victim.
With Kurosaki Ichigo engaged in a mortal battle in Hueco Mundo, the fate of Soul Society rests in the hands of the captains of Gotei 13, who nonetheless appear to be in serious trouble. Particular among all it is Byakuya, who is worse off.
The Bankai has been stolen from the captain of the Sixth Division of Gotei 13 and Star Knight As Nodt is not the least bit concerned by his shots. Not only that, by harnessing the power of fear, the invader of the Wandenrealm succeeds as well to bend the mental strength of Byakuya Kuchiki, now defenseless. After mentally experiencing the most terrifying scene in Bleach, Captain Byakuya gives his forever greetings to Rukia Kuchiki and Renji Abarai, who are also in mortal danger.
there Byakuya's death has a devastating effect on both Soul Reaper and viewers. He was indeed one of the strongest and most popular captains of all time, but As Nodt proved far superior when he managed to break his emotional state. Who can ever avenge Byakuya's downfall?