Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (2022) s01e10 Episode Script

The Battle

It happened again!
I blacked out again.
How many times was that?
I black out amid battle,
again and again
only to find myself
back where I left off.
This brings back memories.
I always enjoy my battles,
but not to the point
where I'd lose myself
or have blackouts
in the middle of it.
That happened only once
That day I fought you.
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's just not possible
No matter how much we search
the Rukon District
I doubt we'll find anyone
strong enough to satisfy you.
I'm impressed you figured out
my true intent
Cutting down gangs from
the Rukon District won't
make much difference in preserving
the peace in the Seireitei.
The size of this pile of bodies is
the size of your dissatisfaction!
That pile
How long has it been there?
This wasn't your doing?
Who's that kid?
I was bored
With the sword.
With fighting.
And so I wandered around
in search of a foe
who could please my sword.
That's probably why our swords
drew us two weary souls together.
Such bliss
I hadn't expected this.
I never would have thought that
I could experience
such unparalleled joy
by crossing blades with a child
But I never thought
that child would place shackles
on himself because of our battle.
I landed one!
Before, I could only react.
But now, I can counter it.
It's almost as if each time
I experience a blackout
I wake up feeling reborn!
Kenpachi Zaraki, you probably
have not realized this
That you are unconsciously
restraining your powers
while in battle.
Do you know why you narrowly lost
your battle with Ichigo Kurosaki?
Do you know why you narrowly won
your battle with Nnoitora Gilga?
Was it because they were strong?
I'm sure that's how it seemed
to the others.
But I knew that wasn't the case.
In each instance, you suppressed
your power to the limit.
During that battle, we both
experienced unparalleled joy.
The only difference was that
you learned the joy
of fighting on the edge.
That is my sin.
You must have been ecstatic.
Everyone around you was weak.
You had no enemies
you could test your sword against.
I was the first foe you encountered
who could rival your power.
I was weaker than you.
I was the first person in your life
you could call a foe.
You believed that if you lost me,
you would never experience
the joy of battle ever again
You wanted to bring yourself
down to my level,
so little by little,
you unconsciously
began to suppress your power
into a deep, dark place.
I was devastated.
My weakness drove you
to suppress your power.
But one day, I noticed something.
Each time you flirt with death
against a powerful foe,
you start to break your shackles
and return to the person
you used to be
I am strong.
Stronger than anyone besides you.
That is why I will kill you.
Even if it takes a hundred
or a thousand tries.
That is why I will heal you.
Again and again
Until you return
to what you really are.
From there
you will surpass me
and reach even greater heights
Do it!
You thought I was dead, didn't you?
Guess again.
You, of all people, should know
the reason why I mastered Kaido.
Playtime is over
Ah, I'm melting
I'm melting away
This is fun.
What is this?
It's different.
All of it.
Everything feels different.
But why?
So that's it
I've been asleep this whole time.
I've been playing out our exchange
in my dreams.
All this time, I thought there
wasn't a word for this exchange.
But thanks to you, I've finally
learned what it's called.
Thank you.
So this
This is!
This is battle!
Hey, did you know?
I love fighting.
I love it.
There's nothing I can do about it.
Yes, I knew.
Probably long before you ever did.
Say, Kenpachi Zaraki
You learned the ability
to suppress yourself
so you could enjoy the battle
for eternity.
I learned the ability
to heal myself
so I could enjoy the battle
for eternity.
But now, I am certain.
This power I obtained
was for this single battle.
In any era,
there can only be one Kenpachi
That is the rule
as well as an inevitable fate.
Because when the strong
find the next strongest,
they can no longer swing
their sword for their own sake.
The tip of their sword
will always be pointed
either toward
killing the next strongest
or toward nurturing them.
The tip of my sword is
He's the one.
This child is the one to be worthy
of the name Kenpachi.
The one man in this world
who brought me joy.
That was magnificent,
Kenpachi Zaraki.
And now, this battle is over
It's over?
Wait, are you going to die?
No, don't die.
Not yet.
I still haven't had enough.
Please don't die.
I'm begging you
Don't die!
He's like a child.
What is there to cry about?
Sure, now that you've regained
your strength and defeated me
You might see yourself
returning to the days
when you find many of your battles
to be boring.
But right now,
you have foes you can fight
to your heart's content
and comrades you can
cross swords with on equal terms.
Most of all, you have a partner
who has awakened alongside you.
Everything I have gained until now,
I've relinquished to you.
I no longer possess anything.
Even the name of Kenpachi, which
I couldn't give to you back then,
has finally vanished from my hands.
Rejoice, Kenpachi Zaraki
Rejoice for me as I pass away.
Ah, what sheer bliss to die from
accomplishing one's purpose
Kenpachi of Zaraki
Who's there?
Who's calling my name?!
Show yourself!
It seems my voice
has finally reached you.
The voice of the one
who has been watching you
longer and closer than anyone.
Who the hell are you?
Kenpachi of Zaraki!
It's nice to meet you,
Kenpachi Zaraki.
My name is
There's nobody here.
What is that noise?!
Lower your heads, lower your heads!
Your heads are so high!
I am the number one
Zanpakuto creator!
Oh-Etsu Nimaiya!
Sikuyoro, whazzup!
Love it!
- Welcome!
- Welcome!
What the hell is all this?
Don't be fooled
They're probably
- illusions or something.
- This is truly paradise!
Shut up!
So, Kurosaki!
And that strange
stuffed animal, too!
Did you guys enjoy
my welcoming show?!
Once again, I am Oh-Etsu Nimaiya,
the master of this Hoohden!
Sikuyoro, whazzup!
Uh, uh!
Pow, pow, pow!
Trade places with me
I can't keep up
with this guy's vibe.
You idiot!
I can't keep up with it, either!
Something's not right
You guys aren't any fun!
Want to leave?
- Huh?!
- Huh?!
- No, we'd like to stay, sir!
- Please let us stay, sir!
No, no, no!
That's not the right way to ask!
The formal way you do it
in Hoohden is like this!
Please, sir!
I'm not doing that pose!
Calm down, Ichigo!
We've got to do it!
Damn it
- Please, sir!
- Please, sir!
Nice pose!
- Take a look, my honeys!
- Oh my god, that's hilarious!
- Take a look, my honeys!
- They look like bananas!
- Bastard
- Bastard
How long are you
going to be doing that?!
What was that for, Mera?!
Follow me!
This is the real Hoohden!
I don't know what to say
Come on in!
I don't want to go into
such a depressing place!
I wanna go back
to that other place!
I agree with you,
strange stuffed animal!
You feel me, right?!
That hurt
What the hell is this?!
Kurosaki, Abarai, have you noticed?
You two have not met
a single Soul Reaper besides me
on your way here.
All of my honeys
you saw earlier are
What's this?
That's odd.
Very odd indeed.
You guys are Soul Reapers
yet you can't tell the difference
between Soul Reapers and Zanpakuto?
What is wrong with you guys?!
Is it because you're both
the sort of unloving souls
who would allow this
to happen to your Zanpakuto?
When did you—?!
Oh my
A Zanpakuto that doesn't
receive love is so easily broken.
You two are completely surrounded
by the anger of Zanpakuto.
If you can make it
out of there alive,
I'll consider fixing
your Zanpakuto.
I'll say it one more time!
I am the number one
Zanpakuto creator!
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five
four three
Two, that's me, Oh-Etsu Nimaiya!
I don't make swords for losers.
You bastard
Sikuyoro, whazzup.
There's something here
There's nothing to be afraid of.
They are the ultimate Zanpakuto
that can become anything
They're Asauchi.
It's the nameless Zanpakuto
temporarily issued to
the over 6,000 members
of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads
during their time in the Academy
and then officially issued
when they become a squad member.
Every Soul Reaper eats and sleeps
with their Asauchi.
Through continuous training,
they imprint the essence
of their soul upon their Asauchi
to create their personalized
And the one who creates
all of those Asauchi by himself
is me, the Blade God,
Oh-Etsu Nimaiya!
Why do we have to be attacked
by these Asauchi?!
There's no need to think about why!
The important thing to know
is that they're angry with you.
For what?!
For the way you use your Zanpakuto.
The way we use them?!
You don't understand?
Of course, you don't.
Is it how you fight,
or how you swing?
That's not it, so what is it?
This is how they think of you.
"We're fundamentally different!"
Let's start by discussing
whether Zanpakuto or Soul Reapers
are superior!
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
71 hours and 48 minutes
You lasted for three days.
I'm impressed.
You pass, Renji!
And you fail, Ichigo!
W-Wait I can still
Nope! No waiting.
You're done.
You fail.
The end.
Ican still keep going!
Let me do this!
There's no time limit, is there?!
There isn't a time limit,
but rather an emotional limit.
I'm not talking about whether
you can keep going or not.
You just weren't chosen
by an Asauchi.
It's not going to happen.
It's over.
The end.
- Wait!
- Give it a rest.
You were dumped.
So stop whining.
What's become perfectly clear
in these last three days
is that Renji's a Soul Reaper
while you, Ichigo, are not.
Don't worry,
I'll open up a way out of there.
And so,
time for you to go home.
- Mera! Pull him out of there.
- Sure.
H-Hold on a second!
You're joking, right?!
Oh, one more thing.
Don't enter the Soul Society
ever again.
The Soul Society
is the land of Soul Reapers.
An ordinary human
without a Zanpakuto
has no right to enter it.
Damn it!
You really think I'm just going
to leave after coming this far?
If I leave now,
what'll happen to Zangetsu?
Whether you leave or not,
it makes no difference.
Zangetsu cannot be fixed anymore.
Or rather,
I won't fix him.
As I said before
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five
four three
Two, that's me, Oh-Etsu Nimaiya!
I don't make swords
for a fake Soul Reaper.
You bastard!
Bye-buh-bye, Ichigo!
You're no good
as you are now, Ichigo.
The fact that an Asauchi
didn't choose you
The fact that you've fought
this long without an Asauchi
You don't understand
the significance of this.
You need to go back
Back to your roots.
And you must learn
what your roots are.
Even if you are unable to return
upon learning them.
Even if you are unable to return
upon learning them.
"You, without sin,
are like the sun."
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