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Bleach Uncut Season 3 Box Set: The Rescue
Bleach Uncut Season 3 Box Set The Rescue
Actor: Artist Not Provided
Director: Not Available
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2009     9hr 10min

The day of Rukia's execution draws ever closer, and to save her, Ichigo and his loyal comrades must navigate the madness of a Soul Society on the brink of collapse. Ichigo and Renji face the most difficult training of thei...  more »


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Actor: Artist Not Provided
Director: Not Available
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Viz Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Animated,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/07/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 9hr 10min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese, English, English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

If that's the only way, then I'll just have to do it
E. A Solinas | MD USA | 03/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now that they've gotten into the Soul Society and the Seireitei, Ichigo and Co. have ANOTHER problem: rescuing Rukia and escaping with their body parts intact.

Unfortunately, it's not going to be that easy. "Bleach: The Rescue" kicks everything about this brilliant anime up a notch -- lots of blood, sword-fights, a fiery climax at the execution grounds, and some amazing character development. But the best part is that the treacherous conspiracy merely hinted at in prior episodes, which sparks a minor civil war within the Seireitei.

Yoruichi starts the badly-wounded Ichigo on a special new training regimen -- to rescue Rukia, he must achieve achieve bankai (the ultimate release of a zanpakuto) in three days. In the meantime, Uryu has encountered the most horrendous of Soul Reapers, who is responsible for the death of a loved one, and Captain Hitsugaya is confronted by an old friend who tries to kill him -- accusing him of murdering Captain Aizen.

But the chaos really starts when Rukia's execution day rolls around: mass murder is revealed, captains turn against one another, and Renji fights a devastating battle against the implacable Byakuya. Ichigo appears on the execution hill with devastating new power -- intent on rescuing Rukia and defeating her brother once and for all. But when he seems to be losing, a horrific new change comes over him.

And in the meantime, the conspiracy that's ripping apart the Soul Reapers is revealed -- the identify of the Big Bad and his sidekicks, the reason he wants Rukia dead, and how many people he'll coldly destroy to get what he wants.

"Bleach: The Rescue" is a turning point for the entire series -- everything before it has built to this point, and everything in the future will spring from it. For an action anime, it is also quite heavy on the plot as it sets up the Big Bad: faked murders, real murders, conspiracies, hypnotic tricks, betrayals, a clever triple-cross perpetrated by Gin Ichimaru, and Urahara's hidden motive in helping Rukia.

There's also lots of brilliantly explosive action using ice dragons, black fire, razor-sharp cherry blossoms, exploding Soul Reapers, a giant bone-snake, and a firebird the size of a submarine. The action only serves to underscore the tension that is building throughout the entire season, until it explodes on Sokyoku Hill. It's also got solid dialogue, some quiet moments for Ichigo's pals (hanging out in prison) and some flashbacks to Renji, Rukia, Kira and Momo's days at the Academy.

Fortunately, all this dark stuff is speckled with funny moments like Ichigo's relaxation in a healing spring ("I AM GOING TO DROWN YOU!"), and an entire episode in which the characters unwind and recover after the events of "the rescue."

Our Hero really shows his stuff in this season -- Ichigo puts his life on the line to reach an incredible level of spiritual power, and rescue Rukia no matter what happens. Too bad he turns out to have a freaky dark side (and Johnny Yong Bosch has a brilliant demon cackle). And Uryu inadvertently gets to the bottom of his grandfather's death, and goes to devastating lengths to get revenge for what happened to him.

But most of the characters get to shine in this, although Chad and Orihime are somewhat neglected: the Yoruichi-obsessed Soi Fon, the kindly Ukitake and his best buddy Kyoraku, the happily hyperaggressive Zaraki, boy-genius Hitsugaya, and the fusty and arrogant Head Captain Yamamoto (among many others). We also learn how far Renji will go for Rukia, as well as the true reason why Byakuya has been so cold and seemingly cruel.

"Bleach: The Rescue" is a brilliant arc of action-packed, tightly-wound anime, with a shocking twist at the core of the story. Definitely a must-see -- especially for everything that comes later."
The Conclusion Of The Rukia Rescue Saga
Rich | CA | 07/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This third box set has the final episodes of the Rukia rescue story-arc saga, and it's greatly entertaining as you see Ichigo and his friends battle the captains and their subordinates of the seireitei. The action is fast paced and entertaining to watch and seeing the hidden agenda of one of the characters come to light will shock many on who it really is, I feel that not only the action and battles that make Bleach such a great series but many of the characters of the show grow on you as well, and that is what truly makes a great series when you see a character you like prevail and cheer them on to victory. The extras are a nice touch as well seeing some of the English voice cast during their takes, and some commentaries with a live plushy Kon in the U.S.A. as well as the standard sneak peeks and textless intro/ending songs. Again the animation is clear and sharp no distortions, blurriness, or skips to talk of and the cast for both the Japanese/English crew were of course great VIZ Media like Funimation Corp seem to know just which actors/actresses to get for their shows. So if you've already gotten the first two box sets the third one is awaiting you..."
The Definitive Bleach Experience
Tristan A. Hayes | Richmond, VA USA | 09/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bleach: The Resuce continues immediately after the ending the previous boxset Bleach: The Entry. Before I continue, I will say that newcomers to the Bleach series will most likely want to either start with the previous boxset. It is possible to enter into the Bleach universe at the first episode in this set but there are so many characters presented here and Bleach mythos that it may be quite difficult to catch up.

Where this set opens up is immediately after the end of the previous set which had Ichigo finally reach Rukia. He meets up with Byakuya Kuchiki but the transformed Yoruichi evades Byakuya and escapes with Ichigo to train him for a future encounter with Byakuya.

This season raises the bar on the Bleach universe by finally introducing many of the other members of the court guard of the soul society. The greater plot theme that has been running since the entry into the soul society is also encountered. The final 5 episodes are the most CRUCIAL to this boxset and present many answers to burning questions.

This set also contains the most anticipated fight in the Bleach universe.

Boxset wise, there are 22 episodes in this set spanning five discs. Three discs contain four episodes respectively and the final two discs both contain five episodes respectively. The previous boxset decorated the disc with red artwork, this set uses blue artwork. Bonuses included are two Bleach postcard type items. I think I would rather have preferred to receive a poster, since you can never have too many Ichigo posters. Overlooking each of the disc are larger sized pieces of artwork featuring a major character of the episodes at hand.

Audiowise, two opening themes are used. The first few episodes continue to use the amazing theme "D-technolife" by Uverworld. The next opening used is "One Lone Flower" (I prefer to call it Ichirin no Hana) by High and Mighty Color. The ending themes are the odd "Happy People" by Skoop on Somebody and Yui's Life. Background music does not seem to have been change nor anything else added to any of the scenes.

English Audio and Japanese audio are both included. Bonuses include "Kon's US Tour" (feature of Kon going around the United States), and "Behind the Scenes of Bleach" featuring Yoruichi's English voice actor, Gin's English voice actor, Zangetsu's English voice actor, and Ichigo's English voice actor.

The reason why this is the definitive Bleach experience is that there is no other way to see all of these Bleach episodes in this quality with no waiting time. In a package such as this it is a great alternative to other methods and the production quality and bonuses make it worths its weight in gold."
W. Christoff | USA | 12/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This show is so amazing!!! I can barely contain myself the day it comes on Adult swim (saturdays at around 10-11:00) Its one of the greatest shows i have had the honor to watch! The story line is spectacular the action is amazing you will love it believe me and even though it has tons of action it has time to find the funny side of things wheather it be Ichigo got his Zanpaktou stuck in a wall or his crazy dad attaked him while he was sleeping or Karin smacks her dad for being dumb. It is also one of those shows that will catch you off guard and hae you on the edge of your seats or if your like me you fell off your seat right onthe floor. It also has those tear jerking episodes. I have cried, laughed and fell off my seat plenty of times watching this show!! Its amazing and i am so thankful it is here and hopefully will stay!!!!!"