Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (2022) s01e05 Episode Script

Wrath as a Lightning

To all captains, lieutenants,
and squad members of all ranks
within the Seireitei!
Substitute Soul Reaper
Ichigo Kurosaki
is heading to the Soul Society!
His Bankai cannot be stolen
by the Quincies!
Ichigo is…
He's on his way, huh?!
Akon, huh?
How dare he act on his own.
Once Ichigo Kurosaki joins us,
the tide of battle
will turn in our—
– Wait.
– What is it, Third Seat Akon?
Something's wrong.
Ichigo Kurosaki's
Spiritual Pressure in the Garganta…
It disappeared.
He isn't responding, either.
Look into it right away.
And also send
the Secret Remote Unit
to the Senkaimon exit!
Yes, sir!
What the hell are you doing?!
Damn it…
What the hell is this?!
Sorry! I don't know how,
but I got trapped—
What's going on?!
What's happening, Akon?!
– Akon!
– Evacuate!
– Hiyosu!
– You too, Akon! Get going!
Department of Research
and Development, come in!
What's going on?!
– Damn it. All I can hear are
– Rukia!
– screams and explosions!
– Renji!
Help… Somebody help us!
– I'm going to kill you, bastards!
– No! I can't take this anymore!
You call yourselves members of
the 13 Court Guard Squads?!
It hurts… It hurts!
Don't give up…!
We must stand our ground!
Ichigo will come… I know he will!
The blue skies above are hopelessly clear
At my wit's end, I feel a growing frustration
As if to laugh at us hopeless cowards
Countless eyes stare at us
This soul of mine breaks again and again
All I can do is hold it tight
Until the day it turns to ash
I've absorbed all of this sorrow
It has shaped me, painted me
But that's how we got here, right?
One step at a time, just like breathing
These countless scars on my palm
That no longer fade
Are my badge, my story
I faced the fear and shred it to pieces
And let it walk beside me once more
It seems he's on a rampage inside.
But it's no use…
His Majesty granted me
the letter "J"!
Quilge Opie, "The Jail"!
There's no way you can escape
from that prison!
Now then…
Before the power that I absorbed
from that monster disappears…
I should eliminate
all of you as well…
Who could have done that?!
Damn it…
Even with Getsuga…
I can't break this thing
even with Getsugatensho?!
– Captain!
– Stay back!
Watch me fight…
and figure out his abilities!
I-If that's the plan,
then let me go first!
Since my Senbonzakura
has been stolen,
your Bankai is our last hope…
I'm going to draw out
his abilities.
I want you to stay there
and watch for now…
Why does it feel like
my limbs are freezing?
Are those thorns of light
covered with some kind of poison?!
I see you've noticed…
You're wondering if it's poison,
aren't you?
It's not.
This is something that you lost
a long time ago.
Retrace your memories.
You became a captain…
You became strong…
You became able to
overpower your enemies…
It's a sensation you haven't felt
in a long time, isn't it?
That is the most important
sensation for a person to survive.
It is called "fear."
Fear? The Captain?
For those who have been
struck by my arrows,
all sorts of things turn into fear.
"What if I reach for my sword,
or if I draw it?"
"What if I swing it up,
or swing it down?"
"What if I move my fingers,
or shift my gaze?"
"What if I breathe in,
or breathe out?"
"Maybe something fatal will occur."
Anything and everything
is suspicious,
making it impossible
to even think straight.
But you are enduring it so far
by sheer force of will.
You are a threat.
But that's all it is.
A threat.
It can hardly compare to "fear."
The core of your soul is already…
consumed by your fear of me.
There is no battle without fear.
I have accepted and overcome
my fear of battle.
I gained the strength
to move forward.
I have nothing to fear—
"Fear can be conquered
with experience."
The stronger and
more experienced you are,
the harder you fall
for that illusion.
Fear that has a cause is easy.
If there is a cause to it,
then by removing that cause,
you also remove
what you think is fear.
But true fear has no cause.
That's because it's not an emotion.
It is instinct.
True fear…
has no cause or limits.
It crawls up your body
like countless flies.
We cannot…escape our instincts.
There is nothing you can do.
You cannot defeat your own Bankai
with just your Shikai.
Senbonzakura…doesn't belong to
a bastard like you!
Are you turning your back toward
the enemy during battle?
I feel insulted.
Stop it…
Stop it!
You fool.
He was about to use his Bankai.
You could have stolen it.
I thought only captains had Bankai!
You need to go back and reread
His Majesty's Daten.
Forgive me.
Are you the boss of these losers?
Kenpachi Zaraki!
Three Stern Ritters dead?
But how…?!
There's not much to explain.
The first one, the big guy,
was trash.
He attacked me
by turning into a giant monkey
that could blast his enemies
with just his voice.
So I split him in two.
– "The Question"! I object to everything
– The second one
– about you, Kenpachi Zaraki!
– got on my nerves talking about
– Anyone that I object to will be—
– objecting to everything about me.
So I tore out his throat.
The third guy wasn't too bad.
He transformed into me, after all.
I struggled a bit
because I was fighting myself.
But that just meant I had to become
stronger than his impression of me.
I heard you were a monster…
but now I understand.
I've got no business with
a scrawny pale guy like you.
I came here…
to fight you!
Your Majesty!
Damn it…!
Damn it!
Break, damn it!
I won't let you die…
I won't let any of you die…!
I'm going to…
I will protect you all!
We can't restore the exit
from Hueco Mundo!
Don't give up!
– Y-Yes, sir!
– Y-Yes, sir!
It sucks!
It sucks, it sucks,
it sucks, it sucks!
It sucks to be so weak,
doesn't it, Lieutenant?!
Damn it!
I'm no match for him…
Are you scared of my strength?
His Majesty granted me
the letter "O"!
"The Overkill."
Whether it be
friend or foe or beast,
the more I kill,
the stronger I get!
I've already killed
a hundred people
since I got here today.
The last time I came,
it was also a hundred.
I remember killing a lieutenant
just like you!
So it was you…!
I did it…
like this!
Head Captain!
This is my lucky day!
Head Captain!
I came here for you!
I'm going to use
your subordinate's Bankai…
…to end your life!
Doesn't this bring back memories?!
I heard this guy hadn't used
this Bankai in over 2,000 years!
You get to see it once more!
You should be thanking me!
So this is
Lieutenant Sasakibe's Bankai?!
I had no idea there was
a Zanpakuto aside from Hyorinmaru…
that could control the weather!
Master Eijisai…
Master Eijisai Yamamoto!
Back then, I was called Eijisai
because of the scar on my forehead
shaped like
the Japanese character "Ei."
Don't call me Eijisai!
F-Forgive me, sir!
For some reason, each time
I distinguished myself in battle,
the name Eijisai
became more widely used.
I didn't care much for that.
But, Master Eijisai,
I cannot be so audacious
as to call you by your real name!
What is with you, anyway?!
You're not even one of my students,
and yet,
you hang around here every day!
I come here hoping to be
your right-hand man!
In that case, all the more reason
for you to become my student!
If you rise to the rank of master,
you'll naturally become
my right-hand man!
No, Master Eijisai,
if I become your student,
then I will only be mimicking you.
A right-hand man must be one
who can compensate
for the things you are
unable to handle!
You're always splitting hairs…
Also, I haven't shown up every day.
This is my first time here
in a month.
As you told me to a month ago,
I have acquired a Bankai.
In that case, try to defeat me
with that Bankai of yours.
Koko Gonryo Rikyu!
It was a magnificent Bankai.
He wasn't able to defeat me, but…
His Bankai left a permanent scar
on my forehead.
That Bankai is like a newborn.
That's right.
I intend to spend the rest of
my life honing this Bankai
so it can be helpful to you,
Master Eijisai!
His words contained no lies.
After years of grueling training,
everybody in the Soul Society
came to know Chojiro's name.
When my scar dried, it looked like
the Japanese character "Ju,"
so everyone started
calling me Jujisai.
I cannot allow the scar I gave you
to be a reason to change your name,
Master Eijisai.
Everyone except Chojiro…
He stubbornly continued to
call me Eijisai.
So for Chojiro's sake,
I took on the name Genryusai.
Head Captain!
What's the matter, old man?!
Have you lost the strength
to even retaliate
after getting hit by
your subordinate's Bankai?!
Come on, say something!
I can feel your frustration…
I understand your anger…very well…
Because I know…
the Bankai that you had honed…
is absolutely not this weak!
I'm finally able to give you
a proper send-off.
Do not worry.
Every last member
of the rebel army…
I will slaughter them
with my own hand.
The Head Captain…
The Head Captain is furious!
I've…never felt the Head Captain
get this angry before…
You idiot.
Neither have I.
That includes him
fighting on the front lines.
Look at how hard
the Head Captain is fighting.
We captains and lieutenants
can't let ourselves be defeated.
You're right, sir.
Get up!
We cannot let ourselves
lie on the ground
while Master Genryusai
still stands!
As a Court Guard Squad member,
that would be
an unacceptable disgrace!
– Sir!
– Yes, sir!
Whoa, wait a minute…
You guys were as good as dead
a second ago…
What's going on here?
This is a real problem, isn't it?
Old Man Yama's Spiritual Pressure
is reverberating throughout
the Seireitei.
It's giving me goosebumps.
Like he's scolding me…
As if he's saying, "I don't remember
raising you to be a coward…"
"who'd struggle against
an enemy of this level!"
Everything we had left behind
Our breaths blending as mist
without form or expression
We lie buried as we glare
into the distance
I can't hear anything
I can't seem to cut anything
It feels like I'm sinking
Falling, falling
Eyes struck wide open
Something no one has ever seen
The furthest reaches are now visible to us
It cannot be undone
and cannot be stopped
This ensuing struggle
Whisk it away beyond
the ends of the earth
Along with our breaths
Take everything
Whisk it away beyond
the ends of the earth
Along with our futures
Along with our world
Something no one has ever seen
The furthest reaches are now
visible to us
Don't you know God's demand?
Don't you know God's demand?
As we tear each other down
One of the Special Threats,
Kenpachi Zaraki.
Is this the best you can do?
How frail.
It seems I've overestimated
you people.
Go to sleep.
It's been a thousand years,
hasn't it, Yhwach?
I've come to put an end
to your life.
"The heart burns."
"Even though the rain falls."
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