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New Bleach Movie Flail START!

Bleach: Fade to Black finally came out!  \o/  Ever since the epic fangirling fest the last one kick-started, I've been impatient for this one.  IT IS PRETTY AWESOME.  In fact, they fixed pretty much all of the problems I had with the last one! 

There were fewer token character moments, so you only really had to deal with the ones that actually mattered.  And also, this time the Commander didn't mobilise the entire of Seireitei to kill one person without any proof or logical basis for doing so.  Well, okay, he did, but not without doubts or question this time!  I call this the Naruto movie cop-out, because in the last couple of Naruto movies, I swear, they have been on the brink of war for reasons that make the flimsiest sense.  I mean, if you're going to destroy relations with another country, or spend a huge amount of manpower stopping somebody from doing something or trying to kill someone, I'm just saying there better be a damn good reason for doing so other than 'oh hey, there was this misunderstanding and lack of communication and nobody thought to stop and ask any questions or double-check something.'  But I digress.

Unfortunately, the version I downloaded had an annoying watermark for animeshout.com at the top.  Hey, AnimeShout!  I like your translation and all, but it's good etiquette to fade the watermark out after the first five minutes.  If I wasn't going to get the DVD anyway, I'd be totally pissed!

Anyhow, am I the only person who thought that Byakuya and Ichigo totally had a moment right here:







 



In my head it goes something like:
Ichigo:  'Please don't do this.  I can't bring myself to hurt you!'
Byakuya: 'Why does he look at me like a wounded puppy.  It is so cute.  But I must follow the rules.'
Ichigo: 'I love you!'
Byakuya: '.....' *lowers sword*


Yeah, I have to lay off the trashy yaoi romance manga a little.  XD

One issue I had - I love Hitsugaya to death and think he's awesome and all, but wtf was up with this scene?



Hitsugaya should not defeat Ichigo in like five seconds flat!  Also, again, neither of them brought out their bankais, c'mon Shonen Jump, you can twist some arms and give us an Hitsugaya vs Ichigo bankai battle for real for once can't you?  I mean, I know this was just a hasty setup for Renji's appearance, but how hard is it to budget in another thirty seconds for realism here?

Wait, they are dead, why am I even talking about realism?  It's just, this is a Batman versus Spiderman scenario for me here!  Except they're in the same universe, so you don't have to crossover or anything to make it happen!  And it's not like you worry about canon or anything because hey there was that pretty huge plot hole with Ichigo's shinigami powers coming from Rukia but oh wait, didn't those powers get destroyed by Byakuya way back in Season 1 and this is why Ichigo's a Vaizard now?

Speaking of Rukia, she sports a new look!  I THINK IT'S PRETTY GREAT AND THEY SHOULD FIND SOME WAY TO HAVE THIS AS RUKIA'S CHARACTER DESIGN ALL THE TIME.



Also, LOL, TENTACLE MONSTER.



BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, URUHARA.  URUHARA FINALLY KICKS SOME SERIOUS ASS.  AND HE DOES IT IN CAPTAIN UNIFORM!  *____*


About time you took something seriously!  When was the last time Benihime made an appearance?  200 chapters ago?  (Thinking on it, where the hell is Uruhara during Aizen's great big slug fest above Karakura?)



sCHMOOOOOOOOZE!



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You know, we still haven't seen Uruhara's bankai.  Just his shikai.  What the hell is up with that?

/fangirling

Comments

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faire_estela
Oct. 4th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
YES. Ichigo and Byakuya TOTALLY make eye-to-eye love sweet love up there! Also, I must say that as much as I usually dislike Urahara, I find him disturbingly hot in his old captain uniform. He's like this young, non-faded out, sassy version of Ukitake and... *___*
sinnatious
Oct. 4th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
ISN'T HE? He should dress like this ALL THE TIME. *__*
faire_estela
Oct. 4th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yoruichi should burn his fugly hat and sandals. Yes. Yoruichi's one of us! :P
agentlerain
Oct. 4th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
UM. I DIDN'T GET ANY OF THIS BUT I WANTED TO SAY HI ANYWAY. Sorry for missing you this afternoon! I was doing laundry and was going to poke you after but you were gone. ;__;

I'm glad to see you post again! :D!
sinnatious
Oct. 5th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
HI! No, don't be sorry! I was going to poke you too but since I was kind of coming and going from the computer a bit didn't wind up doing so. \o/ (Don't worry, you're really not missing out on that much with Bleach.)
ii_crack
Oct. 4th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
There's a Bleach movie? Is it about saving the world? I have no idea what's going on, I stopped reading it last summer or so. But hey, anime!Byakuya's hair looks awesome.
sinnatious
Oct. 5th, 2009 11:08 am (UTC)
There are three Bleach movies, and all sport lavish production values! And this one is surprisingly not about saving the world! (I guess saving Seireitei is in there somewhere kind of, but it's more or less just about saving Rukia, and nobody appears to much care about the sea of concrete ooze.)

I don't blame you for stopping. But what can I say? Shonen Jump is a terrible vice. ^_^
ii_crack
Oct. 5th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
What, concrete ooze? A sea of it? ...

Immalookforatorrentkthxbye XD
ii_crack
Oct. 5th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
... lol XD

Hey, did you notice that strange stone-like substance suddenly covering like a third of - OH HEY WAIT THERE'S AN INTRUDER! We must chase him! All of us! Immediately!

btw, the torrent comes without the watermark
sinnatious
Oct. 6th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
(Eh, I'll be getting the DVD anyway.)

XDDD I love filler-movie logic. Though I guess canon Bleach-logic isn't much better, in all fairness.
firedraygon97
Oct. 5th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
*snickers* Ichigo's eyes totally get bigger in the second shot. 'It is so cute.' Oh man, I wish.

Haven't been keeping up with Bleach because it seems to be all about the battles now. D: Maybe one day I'll pick it up again.
sinnatious
Oct. 5th, 2009 11:11 am (UTC)
DON'T THEY JUST! You can drown in them! *__*

Not just 'seems' - IS all about the battles now. Honestly, these days I tend to skip past any battles not involving Ichigo, Byakuya or Hitsugaya. :D
iluxia
Oct. 5th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
It means Kubo still has yet to think up a suitable bankai for Urahara's schmoooozy greatness.
:"|


*is waiting for twinness to come back with food so we can watch the movie together*
sinnatious
Oct. 5th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
I'm thinking with the blood theme, it's going to be profoundly disturbing. Hmm, maybe that's we've never seen him use it.

Will be interested to hear what you two think! :D
iluxia
Oct. 5th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
I THINK THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TOUSHIROUUUUUUUUU. RAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWR. ALFJSLDFKDLFGJLSDFKGJ.
sinnatious
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Well, he DID get an ENTIRE movie last time. :D We can't be greedy!
iluxia
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
YES. WE CAN.
*pulls up Obama flyer*
iluxia
Oct. 5th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
And I thinks it was funny that Byakuya only drew his sword when Renji and Ichigo wrecked his pretty and very elegant garden.

That was, like, lol!
crysaliz
Oct. 5th, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)
OMG, i must watch this tonite.....no high hopes though XDDD
sinnatious
Oct. 5th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
It's only an hour and a half! Nice short movie before you go to bed! :D
iruka92
Oct. 24th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
Bzzzt. I must've been the only one who's crazy about ByakuyaxxRukia. (Really am not a fan of Ichigo being a homo) but, yeah. They had their moment. Had to stop myself from cringing. :p


I'M DYING TO SEE URAHARA'S BANKAI. His mere presence made my heart swell so much till it hurts. ajifwajirhai ;;;;; the captain bravado totally made it cooler and the benihime .. god .. it looks so good with him holding it. xD

(Didnt anyone noticed Kyouraku and Ukitake's moment? They looked pretty darn .. slashable. )
sinnatious
Oct. 25th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Ha ha, Byakuya/Rukia has a pretty large fanbase I thought? :)

GAH, YES, when will we get to see it?! Every time Uruhara does something it's awesome, but HE HARDLY EVER DOES ANYTHING. We're being taunted here! ;___;

(I did! Kyouraki and Ukitake are so canon I don't even bother mentioning them anymore. XD)
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