|DVD Gekijouban Bleach: Jigokuhen
Run time: 94 min
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Stars: Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa, Kazuya Nakai
“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 Anonymous
Release Date: 4 December 2010 (Japan)
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.
This is the fourth movie of the bleach. I just watched it and i liked very much. This one has more action and more furious . After watching all other movies of bleach I can easily say that this one is the better one .
Nowadaws i always watch movies after and after but there is nothing that i taste good. They are always have weak scenarios, most of them waste of time. Because of this i started to watch anime series , and because of the anime series like bleach i will continue watch these magnificent works . There are may be no special effect but who cares once you taste it there is no way back 🙂
In the anime series of the bleach there is always action but in the earlier movies of the bleach there are less action than this one . It is a good thing that they decided to make a movie such as the anime series and so I suggest you to watch this movie without thinking . If you already love bleach there is no more words that I need to say . Have fun .
I have not been a big Bleach fan, same reason as always, too late for me to jump on board at this point, unless I spend weeks, months possibly catching up, and I just don't have the time, unfortunately, because Bleach seems really awesome, This and the first movie, Memories of Nobody are the only one's I've watched, oh yeah, and that random beach/fanservice episode. The first movie was decent but really confusing, this one is not THAT hard to follow, but it seems to leave out a few key scenes which would've helped explain things or even make other scenes make sense. It's a 90 minute movie, and some pointless stuff could've been cut to actual make way for something that matters. I don't want to spoil too much, but one character dies, and the other characters are told that it's impossible to revive that particular character, as the movie all throughout has told us, anyone connected to Hell's chains cannot be brought back to life, then a few minutes later, the character somehow, inexplicably is resurrected, and it is never really dealt with, they just move on. The scene after the credits also show another character being overjoyed that the previously dead character has come back to life, yet there was never any scene previous to this that hinted that this other character was even aware of the death of…you know, what? The various special openings to the show itself and trailers have spoiled this movie's surprises completely, so no more of this "that character" "this character" nonsense, it's Yuzu that dies, for a few minutes mind you, and who cares? Although I appreciate it didn't become too melodramatic, as anime tends to be sometimes. There are a few other scenes which are somehow baffling, but they're not that distracting, and I think some of them could be explained to me by Bleach fans.
The action scenes are sometimes spectacular, especially the battle at the school and the first one in hell, the final one is a bit disappointing. I did like the villain, and the tone of the movie is darker, and actually I think it could've used a little more comedy, and having Rukia naked in chains seemed a little gratuitous, but hey, it's Japanese animation. I must say I was pleasantly surprised the scene where Rukia is captured by a villain with several tentacles didn't cross over into pathetic soft hentai-esque territory. I also wish hell wasn't so "generic", the visuals are pretty standard stuff, fire, rocks, lightning, I would've really loved to see something unique, like the moment early on where a guy is dragged through the Hell gate, that scene was awesome and pretty creative with the giant arm and sword, but hey, it's not as visually deadly boring as the third Narto Shippuden movie. The villains looks pretty cool, like the tentacle guy, the fat blob was too silly and just lame, the giant monsters, I think they were called "Hell's will" or something like that, look pretty much like the pirate robot from Dragon Ball, I couldn't stop thinking about that whenever they were on screen. Anime shows that take the step into movies have been hit and miss for me, some are amazing, the best Detective Conan movies, some are decent, fun to watch once entertainment, like the two Bleach movies I've seen and some of the Naruto and Dragon Ball movies, and then, some are just beyond awful, like the worst Detective Conan movies. But I would definitely like to see them make more Bleach movies, I know they don't really do all that well at the box office, but I hope they will continue making them in the meantime I'll check out the two other Bleach movies I haven't seen like "The Diamond Dust Rebellion" and wait for "Fade to Black" to be released on DVD later this year.
I didn't expect more or less than what I got. Kurosaki finds somebody to protect from a powerful enemy, then goes and kicks their asses, usually spewing some gratuitous speech about not giving in to darkness. But it's fun. I really wish Ichigo wouldn't be the strongest thing there is, with his friends only there to take care of the evil supporting characters and I really would have liked him to win a battle without using overwhelming force. Alas, not happening.
As for the plot, Hell looked and felt pretty cool at the start, but then it got pretty boring. The last fight was a bit disappointing as well. However the film did not descend into ridiculous and the storyline was more or less consistent. It does get annoying, though, when new realms are discovered periodically, with stronger and stronger enemies and somehow the shinigami, who are now totally puny and powerless, maintain that condescending superior tone and preach all the time. Maybe they should have been called sekkyogami instead.