Bleach Movie 4: Hell Verse Review

Hell – a place where beings that have committed mortal sins during their lifetime are sent. It is a realm where even Soul Reapers are forbidden to interfere. When a group of vicious Sinners plots to escape from this eternal prison, they discover that Substitute Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki is the key to their freedom.

The Sinners launch an attack and in the process kidnap Ichigo’s younger sister Yuzu and take her to Hell. With the help of a mysterious man named Kokuto, Ichigo and his friends must now travel into the depths of Hell to stop the Sinners and save Yuzu, unaware that their actions could bring Hell to the World of the Living.

No spoilers in this review, don’t worry!

This is the fourth and probably the last movie of Bleach. What I really like in this movie besides the action is that we get depiction of what Hell looks like. The only time we hear Hell is in volume 2 of the manga or episode 5 of the anime where Ichigo fought against the Hollow with the leech bombs. According to Rukia, if a person’s soul is filled with many sins, the only place that suitable for them is Hell. We don’t see this again in the anime or manga ever.

This movie starts off with Ichigo and his friends enjoying a peaceful day until a group mysterious people named Sinners shows up and causes havoc in the World of the Living. In order to get Ichigo’s attention, after witnessing his Hollow powers when facing Ulquiorra , they kidnap his sisters and bring them to Hell. Just like what the description said above, a mysterious man named Kokuto shows up and saves one of the sisters and he is willing to help Ichigo save Yuzu. So now we have Ichigo, Rukia, Uryu, Renji, and Kokuto venturing into Hell.

Shuren, one of the Sinners

Shuren, one of the Sinners

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Kokuto the guide

This movie is really entertaining on the action and the music is always good. Personally what I did not like was that some of the characters doesn’t play a huge part of the movie. Chad and Orihime are in this movie, but they don’t go into Hell. Same thing with the Captains from Soul Society, they actually serve as an obstacle to Ichigo and preventing him from going to Hell.

When watching this movie, I noticed some plot holes. The main hole is that when you are Hell, you are trapped for eternal suffering, BUT you can somehow leave the world and I take anyone from the world of the living and bring them to Hell. It seems like Hell need to overlook this loop hole.

Verdict:

This review is really short because I don’t give away too much of this movie. All I can say is that this movie is enjoyable, the artwork is great like the anime, and the music is really nice. Just that some of the characters have minor roles and plot holes are noticeable when you find them. The final battle with Ichigo and the enemy was cool but I felt that it was short.

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