"Hell" is the place where a person is sent to who committed violent crimes when they were alive. Shinigami are forbidden to go there. One day prisoners revolt and make their escape to ... See full summary »
"Hell" is the place where a person is sent to who committed violent crimes when they were alive. Shinigami are forbidden to go there. One day prisoners revolt and make their escape to Karakura - the real world - where Ichigo and his friends live. Ichigo and his friends are defeated one after the other by prisoners with overwhelming power. A mysterious man appears who comes to their rescue. With Kokutou leading the way Ichigo, Rukia, Uryuu, and Renji march into Hell to save the world. Written by
When Yuzu comes back to life and Byakuya leaves the tent to find medical help, a guard runs up and asks him what's wrong. This is the same man who was guarding Rukia and had the medicine dropped on his forehead by Hanatarou to knock him out in Season 2 episode 19 "The Shinigami whom Ganju Met"(episode 40 overall) of the TV series. See more »
I have been a fan of Bleach ever since it first came out as an animated series. The first 50 or so episodes were golden, absolutely brilliant, because there was a clear goal in mind for Kurosaki Ichigo. Once the goal had been achieved, however, the show's entertainment value ebbed considerably. The entire show has just become another aimless soap opera for Japanafreaks.
Unfortunately, this movie is no different from the usual Bleach stuff. It's VERY formulaic and really introduces nothing new. It feels as thought the writers have a template that they routinely just plug different ideas into and come out with the next movie.
Allow me to demonstrate:
"Oh noes! Someone needs help (insert victim here)." "Hey Ichigo, we're here to help (insert Ichigo's friends here)." "I'm your enemy Ichigo (insert new opponent here)!" "RAAAAAWWWRRRRR (insert Ichigo getting angry here)!"
Fight begins. (Super-mega-ultra-power-blasts inserted here) Pause fight for enemy character development. (Insert storyline for enemy here)
"My drama is stronger than your drama Ichigo!" (Insert enemy drama-blasts here) "Oh noes! I've been defeated!" (Ichigo's drama-blasts fail to overcome enemy drama-blasts)
"What did you learn Ichigo?" (insert Ichigo's lesson here) "I will use my new knowledge to become more drama-powerful and defeat my enemy!" (Ichigo's drama level rises by 10)
Fight resumes. (Ichigo's drama-blasts succeed. Enemy is defeated and all Ichigo's friends are saved)
Ichigo goes home and resumes chillin.
And that pretty much sums up most of the Bleach episodes and movies.
Again, I like Bleach, and I overall enjoyed this movie, but I feel at this point that the makers are simply not willing to move on with their story. I feel like the show has essentially been "paused" for some time now, and I'm just waiting for it to.. well.. DO something.
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