Nuclear Winter in Karakura Town is the sixth chapter of Bleach: Ultimate Alien Volume I.


Ben is visibly shocked by Aizen's offer. He responded by asking what he was going to do about Nnoitra for atempting to harm his friends, to which Aizen assured Ben that he was going to be dealt with. Before Ben could say anything else, an outraged Baraggan arrived to protest Aizen's idea of allowing a human to become an Espada. As the other Espadas arrive (minus Grimmjow, Nnoitra and Yammy) and equally displeased Luppi objected to Aizen letting Ben take his ranking, since he was meant to be next in line to be sixth Espada.

Character DebutsEdit

Aliens UsedEdit


  • This is the second time (and final) time Ben fights Luppi, and the second time he defeats him.
  • This is the second time that Ben defeats Luppi, with an ultimate making its story debut.
  • This chapter marks the very first time Ben fights a Captain of the Gotei 13, namely 10th Division Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya.
    • Conversely, both have defeated Luppi Antenor in battle by freezing him, something that Ben notes with amusement.
  • This is the first chapter in which one of the main characters of Bleach physically appears in the story; Ichigo Kurosaki was only mentioned in the previous chapter.
  • This marks the first time in the story that Ben interacts with another human.
Previous chapter:
"Top Dog in Hueco Mundo"
Chapters of
Bleach: Ultimate Alien Volume I
Next chapter:
"Everything Else is a Paradox"