Online stream anime episodes, Watch Bleach Episode 48 English Subbed online and free episodes. Anime Episode guide, Chapter Bleach Episode 48 English Subbed Hitsugaya Roars! Hitsugaya and Ichimaru begin to fight, and Ichimaru initially takes the upper hand with his swordplay. Hitsugaya turns the tables by using the shikai of his zanpakutō to immobilize Ichimaru by freezing his arm, but this advantage is countered when Ichimaru uses his own shikai to threaten the unconscious Hinamori. Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto arrives to aid Hinamori and Hitsugaya, and Ichimaru withdraws rather than go against her. Meanwhile, Renji arrives at Ichigo’s training spot, and reveals that Rukia’s execution date has been moved to the next day.