Chapter 563 of Bleach picks up where the last one left off, with Mask de Masculine bisected by Renji. However, we get the sudden yet unsurprising swerve that Mask isn’t dead yet. It turns out his “fan,” James isn’t as well. The little fan, who was cut up into pieces last chapter, has its pieces all transforming into smaller versions of James. Their combined cheers gives Mask de Masculine another power up – one that turns his luchadore mask black, and changes his costume into nothing but black trunks, gloves, and a wrestling belt.
Mask then remembers that Renji was the weak shinigami that he dropkicked during their first invasion of soul society, and commended the lieutenant for improving greatly in terms of power, as well as for being one of the few to witness his full powered state. Renji just expresses his surprise that the sternritter has been fighting him for quite a while without even recognizing him at first.