Taken place roughly six months before Ichigo and the gang make the rescue of Rukia, this side-story follows Sanji Okuda from her first day at Soul Reaper Academy to when she becomes a full fledged Shinigami. As seen from her perspective. Sanji makes several friends along the way, the most loyal of these being Daisuke Gato. Towards the end of their first year, certain events enfold the Academy students in a tight-gripped battle between them and an unknown force that will test their skill, heart, and willingness to protect what is precious to them. p.s. No romance with Tite Kubo's original characters.