I'd been waiting patiently for Ishida fans to blog and review Hellverse since from first reports most reviews I'd been hearing had been going on about shipping stuffs and naked!Rukia. XD pony_rocks posted links in the Ishida FC this morning to blogs from Ishida fans. She's a professional translator so I didn't think to bother her, but mezzo was kind enough to translate! Ishida gushing from blog under cut. Movie spoilers of course (but yeah movie spoilers are all over this community--I'm not really hiding them well).
translation by mezzo_marinaio
Since trouble first appears at school, Uryuu also appears early on in his school uniform. He's standing a little apart from the chatting group, leaning his waist on a desk. The camera angle shows him from above, it's that kind of composition. A pointed glance (note: to Ichigo, I think, since I saw a similar drawing about this on pixiv). Once the DVD comes out I think I will push the 'stop' button on this moment, without a doubt. I always go to watch the movies thinking 'If Uryuu is shown even just a little I won't have any complaints' - but this time it was like 'I'm satisfied even just with this', it was that wonderful.
But really, this time Uryuu was always on stage - from the beginning of the movie to the end. Moreover, it was in many locations. They really included everything - from Uryuu's words of decision, to his final killing move, to his playful flavour. It was a development that made a fan such as me - who always wonders for how long I will see Uryuu, and if he'll get any lines, with my heart all fluttering - very happy. Uryuu accompanies Ichigo, Rukia and Renji when they go to Hell. Together with the criminal (with a reason), Kokutou, they head towards the heart of Hell - where the enemy awaits them with the hostage.
In my opinion, the best scene was the shot of Uryuu saying 'Hell... for Kurosaki, that's...'. Also, the scene where Uryuu falls down after failing to avoid a mutual attack. My eyes couldn't break away from the beauty of his falling figure. Like I thought... I love Uryuu's figure, his movements, his voice, his personality and his fighting style.
Well then, a final question.
In the movie, how many times do you see Uryuu pushing his glasses up?
To get it right, make sure you go to the theatre!
Uryuu's glasses kept shining!
It's worth seeing it just for that!
Uryuu kept poking Ichigo while he ran around swiftly, but eventually he ended up going along with his rash style. Then with his Quincy pride, he made use of the Quincy's tipically bright head - and crushed his opponent! O-of course his glasses weren't just shining all the time... he also kept pushing them up his nose, and they had their own sound effect that went 'Chaa'! That's evidence of the improved quality of the movie. They shone! They moved! They made sounds!
Nii-sama also had many lines concerning Rukia, it was very proper. (laugh)
LOL, Ishida, also Nii-sama. I swear, Nii-sama's scene with Ichigo may be one of the scenes I'm most looking forward to in the movie. Apparently many reviewers have said that it's powerful. There's a good summary in English at animesuki from Langus who went to see the movie HERE (I like that place, even though it often posts stuffs from here w/o credit to Mezz et al) and with all due respect to Langus, I don't think he got Bya's character right in that scene.
Byakuya wasn't being cold to his sister. Reportedly, Byakuya was trying to calm a guilty and freaked out Ichigo; Nii-sama was being the grown-up and saying Rukia was "a proud Shinigami" and had been prepared to die upon entering Hell, etc. He reportedly asked Ichigo to think about why it was that Rukia saved the older brother. It's at this point that Yuzu comes to life Orihime was trying to heal her? Not clear on this but Yuzu's hell chain disappears and Ichigo decides to rescue his friends with the hope that this will work for them too. They've all given their lives for him and become denizens of hell or something. Renji and Ishida are hanging rotting from a tree *sob* (reportedly--Neha and I were whining last night "SP--Don't rot the bishies!") and Rukia is then brought back to life and slapped around while Kokutou tries to get Ichigo to change into IchiThing. (That's the part Langus won't spoil you for XD) But Ichigo won't and while Rukia encourages him and Kokutou keeps hurting Rukia and making her bleed and going "feel the hate" (lol) Ichigo fights his dark side and instead turns into a glowing (lol more) Hell Knight form and of course saves the day. Renji and Ishida wake up somehow and freak out. Orihime catches people in her shield. Ichigo smiles at Orihime and Chad. Things get normal again in Kurosaki household. There is a lot of nakama AND ALMOST HARDLY ANY SHINIGAMI IN IT AT ALL.
OH WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER FOR THE DVD.
I was telling someone that maybe because Bleach's actual 10th anniversary is in August, maybe the DVD will be out a little earlier for the sake of promotional somethings. I've never wanted to see a Bleach movie so bad.
more amazing mezzo translations about final battle HERE
eta: higher quality scans of gum cards found by 12domba of IshiHime FC at BA