A 2-Disc Set Loaded with Special Features!
After unidentified beings known as "Blanks" start popping up, they are soon followed by a Soul Reaper named Senna who makes them disappear. Puzzled by these unknown beings and the even more mysterious girl, Ichigo and Rukia set out to learn more, but uncover an evil plot when a menacing clan tries to kidnap Senna. Banished from the Soul Society long ago, the clan's leader is sending the World of the Living and the Soul Society on a collision course, and Senna seems to be the key to his diabolical plot for revenge. Can Ichigo and his fellow Soul Reapers save the two worlds from annihilation?
Disc 2 Special Features Include:
* Inside Bleach The Movie
* Japanese Production Interviews
* US Theatrical Trailer
* Original Japanese Trailers
Also included: Original Japanese Movie Booklet (translated version)Bilingual (English & Japanese with optional subtitles)
As the first of the three Bleach
feature films opens, Ichigo and Rukia are having a typical squabble--with Kon-butting in--when hordes of "Blanks" appear: weird white creatures that look vaguely like snowmen with pink caps. Senna, a Soul Reaper neither of them recognize, bursts into view and destroys the creatures. Although he initially finds her irritating, Ichigo grows fond of this strange girl, who leads him into a deadly conflict with a rebellious clan banished from the Soul Society a century earlier. Ganryu, the leader of the clan, recognizes Senna as a Shinenju
, an entity composed of the memories of thousands of lost souls. He plans to use her latent power to destroy both the Soul Society and the World of the Living. Ichigo stops him with the assistance of the Soul Reaper Captains and Lieutenants. Memories of Nobody
(2006) intensifies the main theme of the Bleach
series: Ichigo's desire to protect those he cares about. Although director Noriyuki Abe stages the fight scenes with his usual panache--and more special effects than a television budget allows--Memories of Nobody
has a more melancholy tone than the more comedic series. As the film reunites most of the creative team from the program, it often plays like an extended TV episode, but a touching one that will please Bleach
fans. A second disc of extras includes two standard making-of documentaries, trailers in Japanese and English, and copies of the storyboards. (Rated "Teen," suitable for ages 13 and older: violence, grotesque imagery) --Charles Solomon