Filler Arc Tropes
- Broken Base: The Zanpakuto arc is split between those that ignored it, those that enjoyed it, those that preferred the manga, and those that write it off as non-canon.
- Les Yay: By the bucketload.
- Rangiku holding a "How to Be Sexy" lesson to Nemu, Yachiru, Isane and Soifon in an Omake. Once Nanao shows up, everyone has a heart floating around their heads.
- Haineko is the most frequent offender, despite her insistence that she prefers guys. Incidentally, these instances can raise quite a few eyebrows about what her real sexuality might be. She gets a lot with Rangiku. Her second act on-screen was to leaned her face closer to Rangiku, puckering her lips up, before shoving her Shinigami out of the way. After slashing cloth from Rangiku's chest area, Haineko licked the corner of her lips and admitted that she wanted to make Rangiku sexier. Later, she hung around the human world with Rangiku and Orihime in schoolgirl uniforms, taking pictures of them posing together and showing them off to the guys at Urahara's shop. Finally, she let a drunken Rangiku literally brush their faces together in a party and exercised with her on a treadmill. She seems to enjoy hanging around Tobiume; Haineko even groped Tobiume to tease her flat chest and defended her from Kirikaze. Way back, there was the time when Haineko and Tobiume were bound together by Kido, but they didn't seem to mind much about it later.
- Broken Base: DiamondDust particularly suffers from this; some see it as a good anime film, some see it as an undeserved spotlight-stealing stunt for Hitsugaya.
- Cliché Storm:
- Girl is being chased by generic bad guys, causing problems so they can take over. Hero swears to protect girl he just met and fights generic bad guys. Girl sacrifices herself to return everything to Status Quo. Where have we seen this before?
- In the fourth movie, a girl gets kidnapped into enemy territory, Ichigo's gang charges after her, but they get defeated rather badly midway through. After some emotional drama, Ichigo gets a power-up and fights the Final Boss in a re-match, defeating him for good. We've already seen that happen in the Soul Society and Arrancar Arc arcs.