hyōrinmaru (氷輪丸), the ice-dragon zanpakutō (斬魄刀), can only be manifested by one person, causes tōshirō (冬獅郎) to fight his best friend during studies. the past returned to haunt him, his "dead" friend is back. again, they are required to fight each other to death.
bleach's second movie of an average anime for me. the chasing part was very interesting, caused high expectation for the final battle. but it didn't turned out to be as grand as expected. however, the most rewarding satisfaction of the anime, was exposing tōshirō's private side n his struggle.
why are you smiling? could you please share how you're really feeling with us? we're family, aren't we? we're supposed to share how we feel inside, when we're happy n sad. otherwise, we'll all feel lonely n left out ..
- meaningful quote by Ichigo (一護) 's dad.
some background on the anime movie:
- episodes: 1
- director: Noriyuki Abe (阿部記之)
- released: 2007
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Adventure
- Bleach Rock Musical (2005)
- Memories of Nobody (2006)
- The DiamondDust Rebellion (2007)
- Fade to Black (2008)
- Jigoku-hen (December 2010)