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Bleach Memories of Nobody is the first film based on the Manga/Anime series, Bleach.

The story finds Ichigo and Rukia doing their Soul Reaper duties, when they come across some strange creatures known as Blanks. While trying to fight them, a mysterious girl shows up and reveals she's a Soul Reaper herself. However when questioned where she comes from, the girl, named Senna, refuses to answer and runs off. As Ichigo and Rukia to get to the bottom of this, a mysterious group calling themselves The Dark Ones, are revealed to be after her for their own reasons and soon so does the Soul Society with Ichigo caught in the middle.

Released in Japan in 2006, it was later dubbed by Viz Media and released in 2008 in a limited theatrical run before going over to Blu-ray and DVD.


  • All There in the Manual: Years after this film came and went. The later novel, "Can't fear your own world", released after the manga finished fleshed out Ganryu and the Dark Ones, who they are and why they have such a grudge against Soul Society. Better late than never, eh?
  • Bittersweet Ending: Ichigo and the Gotei 13 manage to save Senna and defeat the Dark Ones, but the ritual to crash the living and spirit worlds commences and Senna has to sacrifice herself to save both realms. She seemingly fades away after using up all her power. But a girl who looks oddly similar to her passes by Ichigo in the end. While he isn't supposed to remember her due to her memory being erased along with her existence, he gives out a knowing smile.
  • Broad Strokes: When Valley of Screams appears in the manga, it functions roughly on the same principles but with some differences such as there being more than one.
  • The Cameo: The people who Senna steals the attention away from during the market scene are actually an comedy troupe called the Yasuda Dai Circus who provided their own voices in the Japanese version.
  • Demoted to Extra: Orihime, Uryu, and Chad only show up briefly in a few scenes with Orihime healing Ichigo being the only thing any of them contribute to the plot.
  • Don't Celebrate Just Yet: Ichigo and the Gotei 13 save Senna and everything looks to be wrapped up...until it's revealed they were too late to stop the realms from heading on a collision course with each other.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Senna in the end sacrifices herself to save both the living and spirit worlds from being destroyed.
  • Let Them Die Happy: In her final moments of existence, Senna requests that Ichigo take her to the graveyard and to a certain tombstone which she's certain is her own. Ichigo assures her that it is before she fades away, but it's revealed to have a different name.
  • Macguffin Girl: Senna who turns out to be a Shinenju, a group of lost souls within the valley of screams that formed into one person. She's the key the Dark Ones need to execute their plans to crash the living and the spirit world together.
  • Loss of Identity: The Blanks. Lost souls who couldn't find their way to Soul Society or Hueco Mundo and just ended up as formless masses.
  • Paradox Person: Due to being a mash up of lost souls within her, Senna keeps experiencing different memories which she thinks are her own. When she ultimately finds out what she really is, she isn't happy. But Ichigo assures her that, regardless of how she was created, she's still her own person.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Dark Ones serve as this in the climax of the film to give a fight for the Gotei 13.
  • Ret-Canon: For 10 years this film was considered non-canon to the manga until Ichigo references that hes been to the Valley of Screams in final arc of the manga, something that only happens in this movie, thus canonizing it and the events take place in it.
  • Ret-Gone: Since Senna was technically never real in the first place, once she fades away so too will memory of her. This is where the title of the movie comes from; you can't have memories of nobody.
  • Revenge: The Dark Ones' main goal as they reveal themselves to be exiles from Soul Society who made their way into the Valley of Screams.
  • Save Both Worlds: Senna ultimately does this in the climax.

Alternative Title(s): Bleach Memories Of A Nobody