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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of Nobody
An inevitable fact about long running anime series is that they almost always have to produce at least one or more feature length movies. These movies can be summed up as basically over long TV episodes. Most of the time these movies are average and some are just downright awful...however, the same cannot be said for Bleach. In fact, I'd go as far to say that Memories of...
Published on 6 Dec 2008 by J. Snook

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3.0 out of 5 stars Bleach the movie 1
I started watching Bleach the series only recently, and I like it a lot.

The movie is about everybody's favourite soul reaper Ichigo Kurosaki and friends, ofcourse.
On a normal day out (at least for Ichigo and Rukya) they run into a soulreaper named Senna.
It turns out that Senna is not a real soul reaper, but only believes she's one, as she is...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of Nobody, 6 Dec 2008
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J. Snook "Ichigo_2020 - Anime Buff" (Wales) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Bleach - The Movie - Memories Of Nobody [DVD] (DVD)
An inevitable fact about long running anime series is that they almost always have to produce at least one or more feature length movies. These movies can be summed up as basically over long TV episodes. Most of the time these movies are average and some are just downright awful...however, the same cannot be said for Bleach. In fact, I'd go as far to say that Memories of Nobody is the best of these movie adaptation I have ever seen.

It seems like an ordinary soul reaping day for Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki until mysterious unidentified beings known as 'blanks' appear in mass numbers in Karakura town. When the blanks turn violent, Ichigo and Rukia are saved by a new soul Reaper Senna. When a banished soul Reaper kidnaps Senna, it is up to Ichigo and his friends to rescue Senna and uncover the mystery behind the blanks. The main plot and objectives for the movie are laid out in the first 10 minutes and the pace really doesn't let up.

I was surprised that Senna, being an original character to the movie, was actually quite a decent addition to the feature. Her part in the story is explained gradually but the movie throws about plenty of hints and clues to get the viewer guessing. There is lovely characterisation on her part and the bond between her and Ichigo is quite beautiful. However in true fashion, the villain of this movie is a bit rubbish. A big bad evil bad guy who wants to destroy the world for his own reasons. Sound like every other shoddy movie villain?...I thought so.

For continuity reasons, main of TV series cast regulars are either given very small parts in this movie or are given minimal if any characterisation. Fans of the series may be a little disappointed at this but after watching the movie it is evident that they have tried to give everyone an appearance in the movie even if it is just a cameo. This movie seems to be set after season 3 of the anime, but it doesn't really make that much difference if you havent watched that far yet (at the time of watching it I'd only seen seasons 1 and 2). However, I think it is necesary to have at least some knowledge o the Bleach world before watching it as it makes no attempt to explain the Soul Reapers, Soul Society, Zanpakto and Mod souls. Due to this, I recommend watching at least half of the first season before watching this movie.

The first thing you will notice is that the animation is simply superb. The television series looks impressive in it's own respect but the higher budget of the movie has resulted in an incredible and breathtalkingly beautiful full length movie. Everthing from the facial and lip movements to the immense action scenes to even the exquisitely detailed background art all looks fantastic and make Bleach realy feel like a movie instead of just an extended TV episode.

Another thing that makes memories of nobody stand on it's own two feet is the soundtrack. Even though many of the tunes from the series are used in this movie, there are some original and mesmerising pieces of music that go real well with the feel of the movie and sound just beautiful. On the other hand, if fans of the series don't like the music then the tunes from the series should still make you feel right at home with the movie.
All of the Japanese and English voice actors have returned for their roles in this movie. Each language track is as impressive as it is in the series, so there's no complaints there.

Memories of Nobody is definely set to be one of the biggest anime movie releases of 2009, so prepare yourself as Bleach is only going to get even bigger in the UK in the coming 12 months. I know I've used the word beautiful a few times, but that is one word I'd use to describe this movie. The breathtaking animation alongside the enchanting musical score, coupled with a simplistic yet intriguing plot make the Bleach movie an amazing experience and a pleasure to watch.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bleach the Movie, 8 July 2009
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T. R. Alexander (East Anglia, UK) - See all my reviews
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`Memories of Nobody' is the first movie based on the Bleach series and is actually a surprisingly good stand alone storyline. The story takes place out of continuity with the series proper and as such the events have no bearing on the Bleach story. The story sees Ichigo encountering mysterious spirits known as Blanks only for them to be banished by a hyperactive Soul Reaper called Senna. As Ichigo tries to figure out what is going on a situation arises which could lead to the destruction of both the Soul Society and the World of the Living.

`Memories of Nobody' is a very good movie with some nice animation easily on a par with, if not better than, the series itself. Many of the series characters make at least a cameo in the film and the storyline is nicely self-contained and interesting. I would have to say though that the star of the film has to be the character of Senna. An original character created for the movie and is easily the best thing in it, being a fun, interesting and well-rounded character who is a great addition to the Bleach universe.

There are some problems with the movie, mainly that the bad guys are rather one dimensional and never really explored properly, and the English dub is somewhat off in places. These are minor quibbles however and the movie as a whole is a very good film and has a surprisingly emotional ending. `Memories of Nobody' is definitely a must see for any Bleach fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good, 6 Feb 2011
This review is from: Bleach - The Movie - Memories Of Nobody [DVD] (DVD)
The movie has a great story, an interesting new character, and a feelgood mood. Like somone else said, the antagonists are not that interesting or fleshed out, but its not that big of a deal. I recommend this movie to any bleach fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome apparently, 13 Feb 2014
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this is the verdict of both my sons
peace and quiet rule when this is on
gotto love the anime [not cartoon apparently]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 4 Oct 2013
This review is from: Bleach - The Movie - Memories Of Nobody [DVD] (DVD)
As a long time Bleach fan I have been buying the box sets and movies and they never disappoint. It has no direct link to the series but is great non the less.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 20 Mar 2013
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Loved this film, finally a new character that is not trying to kill them. Roll on the next in the series.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bleached out, 18 Aug 2008
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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Many anime movies based on a TV series are basically like extremely long episodes, though often with with better animation and music.

And such is the case with the first movie based on the hit anime series, "Bleach: Memories of Nobody." It's not a perfect movie adaptation -- several regulars are reduced to brief cameos -- but it is graced with some extremely solid action sequences, lovely animation, a solid mix of comedy and tragedy, and a nice little storyline for the perpetually stressed-out Ichigo.

After disposing of a Hollow, Ichigo and Rukia encounter puffy creatures with pointed red heads. When the things start getting pushy, a strange Shinigami girl named Senna appears and wipes many of them out.

Turns out these things are Blank (amnesiac) souls from the Valley of Screams in the Severed World, and the only way to get rid of 'em is to find the Memory Rosary, a being that contains all their memories. As Ichigo struggles to keep an eye on the flighty Senna, he is charged with finding the Memory Rosary and protecting it from the mysterious man who is leading the Blanks.

Guess who the Memory Rosary is. I'll give you a hint: it's someone not in the regular cast.

Anyway, a bunch of Soul Reapers are dispatched to bring the Memory Rosary back with them, only to have her snatched away by a strange man named Ganryu, who has a grudge against the Soul Reapers. Ichigo and Rukia discover the portal into the Severed World -- but there's only an hour before the worlds of the living and the dead collide, with devastating results. And even with the help of all his Soul Reaper friends, Ichigo may not be able to prevail...

Anyone not familiar with Tite Kubo's "Bleach" series will probably be utterly lost during "Memories of Nobody," especially given the vast cast of Good Guys who show up without introduction. The entire movie plays out like a very long anime filler episode, but with a lot more new characters, villains, and introducing an entire dimension between the Soul Society and the living world. And an accidental Ichigo-Kon kiss.

Fortunately "Memories of Nobody" does a good job preserving the flavor of the "Bleach" anime series. It starts off rather lightweight and a bit talk-heavy until Ganryu decides to show himself, leading into a clash between the Soul Reapers and his nasty little minions. Those rapid-fire battles are astounding -- quick, lethal and full of special powers (including Ichigo riding on Renji's zanpakuto). And the climax is simply spectacular -- a bloody savage duel between Ganryu and Ichigo on a vast leafless tree, even as the Severed World starts falling apart.

And the writers strike a good balance in "Memories of Nobody" -- we have acrobatic battles, flashy powers, a bit of Hollow-slaying, and some poignant moments for Ichigo and Senna. Fortunately amid all this serious stuff, there's some humor as well -- including a running gag about ambulance crews trying to resuscitate Ichigo's soulless body, which he has a bad habit of simply dropping any old place. I've always wanted to see that happen.

Even the animation has been souped-up here. It's a little more detailed and defined than animation for a weekly TV show, and there are some lovely visuals -- sprays of maple leaves, the nighttime lights of Karakura, and the explosive battles between Soul Reapers. And the soundtrack -- particularly the violin solo -- is simply lovely.

The characterization is one weak spot, though. Most of the main cast -- including Uryu, Chad, Orihime and all of Urahara's little gang -- are reduced to standing on a bridge waiting for Ichigo to come back. And somehow Ganryu is never quite compelling -- we never find out why he was exiled, or what motivations he has beyond wanting revenge on the Soul Society.

But this is a well-written story for Ichigo Kurosaki, -- his gruff, slightly awkward personality is captured beautifully, as well as his iron-clad determination to protect anybody he's become fond of. Senna is a character so completely flaky that she makes Orihime look like Eeyore, but she does manage to be likable and good-hearted despite that.

"Bleach: Memories of Nobody" is not quite as good as it could have been, but it's a solid adventure for Ichigo and his assorted Soul Reaper friends. An entertaining, fast-paced little ride.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bleach the movie 1, 7 May 2012
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D. Kracht "manga maniac" (amsterdam, the netherlands) - See all my reviews
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I started watching Bleach the series only recently, and I like it a lot.

The movie is about everybody's favourite soul reaper Ichigo Kurosaki and friends, ofcourse.
On a normal day out (at least for Ichigo and Rukya) they run into a soulreaper named Senna.
It turns out that Senna is not a real soul reaper, but only believes she's one, as she is created by memories of lost souls or something. On 1 side you have the villains, who want to use Senna to destroy Soul society, and on the other side you have The Soul society who ofcourse try to prevent it. Guess who wins this in the end.

This sounds a bit negative, but it's not all bad. It is okay to watch this film, but as you can tell the story doesn't really stick. Also, if you know nothing of Bleach-the series, it can become a bit confusing.
If you watched the series so far and just want more: Buy the Diamond dust rebellion.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Awful plot, but a well developed character., 25 April 2012
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The plot in this movie is absolutely shocking, as far as I can tell the main villain has no motive for trying to destroy Soul Society and he has no personality whatsoever.
That said however there is a really welll developed character in this film. Her name is Senna and I won't spoil it but she has a great back story and personality.
The film also had some nice new music.
Overall I would recommend not buying this film unless you are a really dedicated Bleach fan.

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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD, 17 Jan 2012
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Item was exactly as described and arrived promptly. Very impressed with the service and would recommend this product to friends and family.
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