Guide to Bleach!

Hello everyone! This is to be my third blog which, part of my "Guide to Bleach".

Bleach Movie: Hell Verse

Hell Chapter Poster 2

Bleach: Hell Verse!

Well, after weeks and weeks of bad anime episodes, finally we have some decent non-canon material to watch. I really, really liked this movie. The story wasn't as random and pointless as I heard a few people complaining about. I won't give out any spoilers for those who haven't yet seen it subbed, but it was fairly decent. Animation quality was great. No complaints there. The acting was done really well too. Props to the voice actors for their incredible job at portraying their characters; it was well done.

One thing I really loved about this movie was the soundtrack. The music fit each scene perfectly. I mean, there were a few scenes that I look upon fondly solely because the music was so well done, and complimented the scene so well. I will definitely be getting the soundtrack. It is worth getting. My favorite part of the movie was the ending, as Ichigo, Renji, Rukia, and Uryū are leaving Hell and the ending music is playing. When the ending movie first started playing, the scene made me chuckle, and the scenes from then on made me smile. I got another little chuckle out of Matsumoto's random hugging of Tōshirō, and his reaction. All in all, that was an amazing movie and is definitely one of my favorites now.

Abilities to review;

  • Togabito: I liked how the Togabito were developed. They are, in fact, a different species in a sense; just like Hollows, Humans, and Shinigami are different species. But one question that I had going into this movie was, "Why do Togabito have special abilities?" A decent question right? I mean, they're suppose to be getting punished, so why give them powers? This was a good chance for the movie writers to suck the story up and just give the powers "just because", but they didn't. Togabito retain the powers they had in life. For example, if an Arrancar went to Hell, they retain their Arrancar powers as a Togabito. They keep these powers so that they can resist Hell's Will. Each time they resist they get eaten and revived. Basically, they are forced to rebel, which ends up getting them tortured, eaten, and revived so that the process repeats. Its a form of torture. I really liked that.
    • Hell's Chain: It seems these chains can't be broken by normal means. Only Ichigo's Hollowified form and his Skull-Clad form could do it. The chain is what keeps a Togabito bound to hell, not the Hell's Gate. It would seem, though, that a Togabito can at least use this chain as a weapon. Anyone who is bound by Hell's Chain can be revived over and over again if they die, hence why Togabito can be killed by Hell's Will and return to life.
    • Hell Portal: It would appear that some, but not all, Togabito are able to open a Garganta-like portal that leads to Hell.
  • Ichigo Kurosaki's Skull-Clad Form: Several of Hell's Will fuse with Ichigo to give him this form. It seems to be around the power of his Full Hollow form, based on its capability to break the Hell's Chain. It allows him to use a yellow Getsuga Tenshō. Other than that, nothing special about it.

So, my assessment is as follows;

Story: 9/10 Animation: 10/10 Music: 10/10 Abilities: 9/10

Total: 38/40

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