Bleach - Season 3 Episodes

Bleach - Season 3

Bleach - Season 3

The Soul Society: The Rescue arc is the third season of the Bleach anime series. In the English adaptation of the anime released by Viz Media, the title of the season is translated as The Rescue. The episodes are directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. The episodes are based on Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series over twenty-two episodes. The episodes' plot centers on Ichigo Kurosaki's and his friends' efforts to save Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki from execution by her superiors in Soul Society.

The season initially ran from July 26, 2005, to January 10, 2006, in Japan on TV Tokyo. The English adaptation of the season began airing on July 21, 2007, on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. On October 14, 2007, the Bleach anime went on a hiatus; episodes resumed airing on March 2, 2008, and finished airing on May 11, 2008.

The episodes use four pieces of theme music: two opening themes and two ending themes. The opening theme for the first ten episodes is "D-TecnoLife" by Uverworld; the other episodes of the season use "Ichirin no Hana" by High and Mighty Color. The two ending themes are "HappyPeople" by Skoop on Somebody, used from episode 42 to 52, and Yui's "Life", which was used for the remainder of the episodes.

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Episode 1

Renji, Oath of the Soul! Death Match with Byakuya

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Episode 2

Gin Ichimaru's Temptation, Resolution Shattered

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Episode 3

An Accomplished Oath! Get back Rukia!

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Episode 4

The Strongest Shinigami! Ultimate Confrontation Between Teacher and Students

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Episode 5

Supersonic Battle! Determine the Goddess of Battle

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Episode 6

Senbonzakura, Crushed! Zangetsu Thrusts through the Sky

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Episode 7

Unseal! The Black Blade, the Miraculous Power

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Episode 8

Conclusion of the Death Match! White Pride and Black Desire

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Episode 9

Reality of the Despair, the Assassin's Dagger is Swung

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Episode 10

Aizen Stands! Horrible Ambitions

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Episode 11

Gather Together! Group of the Strongest Shinigami!

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Episode 12

Rukia's Resolution, Ichigo's Feelings

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Episode 13

New School Term, Renji has Come to the Material World?!

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Episode 14

Creeping Terror, the Second Victim

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Episode 15

Break Through! The Trap Hidden in the Labyrinth

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Episode 16

Death Game! The Missing Classmate

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Episode 17

True Identity of the Devil, the Secret which is Revealed

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Episode 18

BOUNT! The Ones Who Hunt Souls

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Episode 19

Rukia's Return! Revival of the Substitute Team!

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Episode 20

The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the Quincy

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Episode 21

Water Attack! Escape from the Shutdown Hospital

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Episode 22

Gathering at the Place of Fortune! The Man Who Makes His Move

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Episode 23

Memories of an Eternally Living Clan

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Episode 42

Bleach 42

Orihime decides that the quickest way to get to Rukia is for she and Uryu to disguise themselves as Soul Reapers.

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Episode 43

Bleach 43

Orihime and Uryu, dressed as Soul Reapers, are offered help by Squad 12, but Uryu quickly realizes that the jig is up and the offer is a trap.

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Episode 44

Bleach 44

The captain decides that rather than kill Uryu, he wishes to capture him and study his distinctive abilities.

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Episode 45

Bleach 45

Yoruichi trains Ichigo in the finer points of using his zanpaku-to...

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Episode 46


Momo recalls her days at the Soul Reaper Academy, where she met and trained in the World of the Living...

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Episode 47


Momo, Renji and Kira have all escaped.

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Episode 48

Bleach 48

In her holding cell, Rukia has a dream that she believes is to help her prepare for the next day's events.

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Episode 49


In her dream, Rukia recalls her time spent training under Lieutenant Kaien and Captain Ukitate.

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Episode 50


In the world of the living, Don Kanonji tries to up the ratings of his television show by recruiting Kon as the mascot of his show.

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Episode 51

Bleach 51

Preparations are underway for Rukia's execution...

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Episode 52


While Ichigo continues his Bankai training, Renji emerges from his to try and save Rukia.

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Episode 53


As Rukia Kuchiki is being lead to her execution, she is stopped by the ever-devious Gin Ichimaru. Just when Rukia has prepared herself for death, her concentration is broken by Gin's offer to let her live...

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Episode 54

Bleach 54

Rukia stands on the Sokyoku at the brink of her execution, not knowing that help is on the way.

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Episode 55

Bleach 55

While Renji hurries to get Rukia out of harm's way, Ichigo stays behind to hold off Byakuya Kuchiki.

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Episode 56


Captain Ukitake and Captain Kyoraku face the punishment meted out by Head Captain Yamamoto's Zanpakuto.

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Episode 57


Fueled by anger and feelings of abandonment and betrayal, Soi Fon persists in her attempt to destroy her former master Yoruichi Shihouin, but her abilities may be hampered by her cocksure attitude.

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Episode 58


The fierce battle between Ichigo and Captain Byakuya rages on. Ichigo taunts Byakuya and demands that he use his Bankai against him...

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Episode 59


Byakuya Kuchiki may have been impressed by the power exerted by Ichigo, the substitute Soul Reaper, but he's not done fighting yet.

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Episode 60


Central 46 is the highest judicial body in the Soul Society. After breaking into Central 46, Captain Hitsugaya and Rangiku discover that the forty Sages and six Judges were slaughtered days earlier.

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Episode 61


After defeating Hitsugaya, Captain Aizen heads for the Execution Grounds. Renji is dumbfounded as he finds himself facing Captains Aizen, Ichimaru, and Tossen at Sokyoku hill...

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Episode 62


Furious after hearing the news of the defection of three captains, Sajin Komamura arrives at the Sokyoku ready to beat the treachery out of Aizen and his lackeys.

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Episode 63

Bleach 63

Peace returns as the Soul Society recuperates from the deep wounds left by the treachery of Captain Aizen and his partners in crime. Captain Komamura and Lieutenant Hisagi visit the graves of fallen comrades...

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Episode 64

Bleach 64

Ichigo and his friends have returned from the Soul Society and are finally able to get back to their "normal" lives.

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Episode 65

Bleach 65

Ichigo and his friends meet at school and set out to look for Orihime the day after her disappearance.

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Episode 66

Bleach 66

After Chad's kidnapping, Ichigo and the others go to Urahara to explain their predicament.

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Episode 67

Bleach 67

Chad and Orihime are rescued, but when Lirin tells them that one of their friends has been replaced by an impostor, they realize that the game is not over.

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Episode 68

The Demon's True Form, the Secret Revealed

Lirin sets in place a giant gate that begins to devour everything in Karakura Town. The only way to have Chad released and save the town is to destroy the gate.

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Episode 69

Bleach 69

New information has come to light regarding an unusual race known as Bounts. Kisuke Urahara explains that Bounts are beings that gain eternal life by absorbing the souls of humans.

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Episode 70

Rukia's Return! Revival of the Team Acting as Agents!

Ichigo and Lirin find themselves in a pinch when they are attacked by the Bount Yoshino Soma and her Doll, Goethe.

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Episode 71

The Moment of Collision!! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the Quincy

Ichigo, Rukia, Orihime, Chad, and Uryu surround the Bount Ryo Udagawa, but they find themselves at a slight disadvantage when he releases the immense power of his Doll, Friede.

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Episode 72

Bleach 72

Uryu, who is seriously hurt in the Bount attack, is hospitalized at Karakura Hospital. Ichigo and the others, knowing that Quincys are being targeted, decide to protect Uryu in the hospital...

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Episode 73

Bleach 73

Ichigo and the others run from the twin Bounts, Ho and Ban, who have attacked them at the hospital...

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Episode 74

Bleach 74

Uryu was knocked unconscious during Ho and Ban's attack but was saved by Yoshino...