26 December 2009 | druid333-2
More Fast Paced Fun From Noriyuke Abe
When the Japanese Royal family orders that a scared object,known as the Oween,an amplifier of unlimited spiritual power,is to be moved to another area, Squad 10 of the Soul Society is commanded to keep the area secure. Unfortunately,the Oween is stolen by a rogue member of the Soul Society,who was rumoured to be assassinated by Squad 10 Captain,Toshiro Hitsugaya,but backed out at the last minute. When Capt. Hitsugaya abandons his post to find out what's going on,he is suspected to be in cahoots with Sojiro Kusaka,who had stolen the Oween. It is up to Ichigo,Rukia,and the rest of the Soul Reapers to intervene (much to the chagrin of the elders of the Soul Society). Subplots involving Hitsugaya's past,as well as Ichigo's past are interpolated into this fast paced tale of good versus evil. Noriyuke Abe is once again on tap to direct this beautifully illustrated & animated feature,from a script by Michiko Yokote & Masahiro Okubo,from the original Manga (graphic novel)by Tite Kubo,adapted from the Japanese television series 'Bleach'. As usual,the characters are voiced by the same cast as the series (with Wendee Lee,best known for her voice over work on Anime series such as 'Cowboy Bebop', as voice director for the American version,who also adds her voice talents). Spoken in either Japanese (no English subtitles on the Japanese DVD),or English dubbed. Not rated by the MPAA,but contains some fairly bloody violence & fierce battle scenes & a rude word or two.