A Japanese teenager can see ghosts and sees a cute girl fighting an evil monster. He ends up with her reaper power and she as human in his high school class. He discovers a connection between his mom's death and these monsters.
Ichigo Kurosaki is a High School student, living in Karakura town. He is able to see ghosts, as well as hollows. Later, he meets up with Rukia Kuchiki, a Death God or Soul Reaper (Shinigami in Japanese). Later, he finds out that he himself is a Soul Reaper as well. Ichigo Kurosaki, now with the power of a Soul Reaper, is able to protect Karakura town from hollows.Written by
I watched all the 500+ episodes of the anime and Shinsuke Sato's "I am a hero" - I liked both a lot, so I thought that nothing bad could come out of this mix.
Personally I was disappointed because:
the first 66% of the movie is a quick introduction to the main characters and/or their current plus potential future situations:
it's reeeeally well done as it squeezes the most from every single second of on-screen time and all the actors are good if not great (I personally did not like the Rukia character), but you never feel being "near" them as everything slips by so fast (forget therefore the feeling of "community" of the anime).
Subjectively, the remaining 33% was basically the final battle.
It was absolutely nothing special, with repeating sequences (like in a B-movie) and towards the end I was just waiting for the whole thing to finally end.
All the knowledge gathered during the first 2/3rds was therefore superfluous and the end was catastrophic => such a movie would deserve maybe 3 points but I admit that the actors were absolutely great (with the exception of Rukia) and that they squeezed absolutely everything out of the few seconds that they had available.
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