Death lurks impalpable to an everyday human's eyes. Kurosaki Ichigo, along with his family, runs a local clinic. Ichigo has the unusual ability to see poltergeists but rather than react with surprise he merely sees it as an annoyance. Ichigo helps those when he cares but can't bring himself to care enough... until one faithful day. A small, mysterious woman appears on duty inside his room, a Shinigami known as Rukia.