Tsuna is enraged at Mukuro's possession of Futa and forcing him to attack Bianchi; Tsuna attacks, but is wounded. Gokudera and Hibari then arrive, Hibari tossing Gokudera off and beginning to fight Mukuro
Hibari and Mukuro trade several fast blows, Reborn telling Mukuro not to underestimate Tsuna and Hibari, as they were still growing, Mukuro agreeing, stating that the result would be unclear should Hibari been uninjured. However, Mukuro uses the First Realm of his Six Paths of Reincarnation to create sakura trees around Hibari, the latter apparently being unable to move. However, as Hibari staggers towards Mukuro, the former strikes the latter with his tonfas. Gokudera then reveals he got medicine for Hibari's sakura-kura illness, and Hibari strikes Mukuro once more, Mukuro falling down, apparently defeated. Hibari falls down as well, Reborn stating that Hibari was fighting unconsciously near the end.
Afterwards, Mukuro shoots himself with the Possession Bullet. Gokudera comments that he killed himself, and Bianchi awakens, asking Gokudera to help her up. However, Bianchi strikes at Gokudera, revealing herself to be possessed by Mukuro. Bianchi then wounds Gokudera, Mukuro possessing the latter as well. Ken Joshima and Chikusa Kakimoto then trudge in, revealing themselves to be possessed by Mukuro as well.