Thank you for reading my review of “Bleach: Fade To Black”.
“I shall erase your existence”
Short version: This is a great film that shows the relationship between Ichigo and Rukia, as well as how important the character is.
Plot Synopsis: After an explosion that covers about 30% of the Seriettei, Ichigo goes to Soul Society to investigate and finds that everyone there doesn’t remember him or Rukia.
What I liked: The film has a great story to it. I kow a lot of people will say that the whole idea of the villains only wanting to be named is lame, yes even I have thought that. But, if you think about the villains used to live in the Rukongi are of Soul Society, and something as small as a name would be very important to them. The “I want to take vengance on Soul Society” storyline is kind of used her, but unlike the previous films there hatred is misplaced. The female villain is just freakin crazy. And dark Rukia is definitely my favorite of the villains in all three films. Actually she is probably my favorite villain PERIOD. Dark Rukia is just brutal in her attacks. She was also powerful enough to break one of Byakuya’s binding spells. Most of the characters are used greatly in this film, even Kon has his moments. One of the best scenes in the film was when Ichigo lost hope in bringing back Rukia, but Kon of all characters was the one who gave him hope again. And there was also a scene later on in the film in which Kon is crying to Ichigo to save Rukia. My favorite female character, Soi-fon and Yoruichi do have more screen time in this film. Even Urahara participates in the final battle, and shows why hes a bad ass. And Head-Captain Yamamoto is as cold and bad ass as ever.
What I disliked: Kenpachi wasn’t really as bad ass in this film as he was in the previous two. And Chad, Ishida, and Orihime aren’t in the film. Hell, they aren’t even mentioned at all. They could have slipped at least a cameo where Ichigo asks if they have forgotten about Rukai because they to are close to her. Hell, Ururu, Jinta, and Tessai at least got cameos. Only most of the reaccuring characters like Renji, Byakuya, and others are given a good amount of screentime. However, characters like Hitsugaya, Matsumoto, Izuru are redused to mere cameos. While I loved watching Ichigo fight Dark Rukia, There was another battle against a Giant Tentacled Monster involving the captains wasn’t as intense as the battle in the previous film.
I give the film a 3.5 out of 5. While I didn’t not enjoy this film as much as the previous. This film is definitely worth checking out.
Oh, and heres a video to show you just how bad ass Dark Rukia is. I don’t suggest watching the entire video if you don’t want the movie spoiled: