Bleach: Burîchi (2004–2012): Season 1, Episode 1 - Shinigami ni nacchatta hi - full transcript

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki has the uncanny ability to see ghosts, but that seems pretty run-of-the-mill once Shinigami Rukia Kuchiki enters his life.

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[MAN SINGING IN JAPANESE]

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NARRATOR:
We stand in awe before that
which cannot be seen.

And we respect
with every fiber

that which cannot
be explained.

I sense strange
spirit energy close by.

MAN 1:
You got a death wish,
pal?

Nobody jumps one of
my boys for no reason

and lives to tell
about it.

[CHUCKLES]



That's all
you've gotta say?

[GRUNTING]

[GRUNTS]

MAN 2:
Little Yama's down.
We gotta help him!

Are you crazy?

No way I'm taking on
that psycho.

[GRUNTING]

Now listen up,
you pond scum!

Do you see that?

First question.

What do you
think that is?

You, the one in
the middle, answer!

[GASPING]

Wait,
you talking to me?



I guess somebody
left those flowers

for some kid
who got killed here.

Correct!

Wait!
Just--

Now
the next question.

That vase over there.

Why is it lying
on its side?

I guess one of us
knocked it over

when we were skateboarding
through here. We didn't--

[GRUNTING]

You guys
catch on fast.

Now go and apologize,
or else

the next time the flowers
will be for you.

[SCREAMING]

ALL:
We're sorry! We're sorry!

There. That ought to keep
those punks from showing

their ugly faces
around here.

Sorry about
all that.

I'll bring you by some
new flowers tomorrow.

Thank you for
coming to my defense.

I think now finally I'll finally
be able to rest peacefully.

No problem.

It's the least
I could do.

After all,
you deserve to rest in peace.

ICHIGO:
My name is Ichigo Kurosaki.

I'm 15 years old,
so I'm a high school student.

My family runs
a medical clinic here in town.

Maybe it's because
we're entrusted

with the lives of the living,
I'm not sure,

but for as long
as I can remember,

I've been able to see the souls
of the dearly departed.

I'm home.

Hyah!
Aah!

You let
your guard down.

Always stay alert
when you enter a room,

and you're late
for dinner again.

Come on!

Is that any way to welcome
your own son after he just

risked his life to help
a spirit find peace!

Silence!

Oh, so it's the ghost's
fault now, is it?

I suppose it was ghosts
that left your room a mess.

When are you gonna
show some discipline?

Just because you see ghosts
and I don't

doesn't make you boss
of this household.

ICHIGO:
Hey, it's not my fault--

Hey. Stop the fighting,
you two.

Come over here and
eat your dinner.

Let them fight.
More rice for me.

That's not
very nice, Karin.

[GRUNTING]

I got to tell you,
Dad.

For any normal, healthy
high school kid,

the 7:00 curfew
is totally uncool.

Ichigo, speaking of uncool,
you have a new one.

Hey.

How long have
you been there?

Take a hike, will you?
You damn pest.

Ugh,
I'm so done.

Poor Ichigo.

Dad or ghost,
it's always something.

I think he's kind of lucky
to be able to see ghosts.

I sort of sense their presence
sometimes, but that's about it.

I don't see what
the big deal is with ghosts.

I don't even believe in them.

[GASPING]
Karin, I don't get
how you can

say something
like that.

I thought you had the power
to see spirits too.

[DINGING]

I'm in permanent denial.

Just seeing them
doesn't make me believe in them.

Oh.

Brr.
That's really cold.

Like my dinner.

You dropped
your guard again!

[GASPING]
Ha-ha-ha!

[GRUNTING]

Gotcha.

[GRUNTS]

ISSHIN:
No charge
for the lesson.

Never mind dinner.
I'm going to my room.

Wait, Ichigo.
Huh?

Wow, you sure have
a way with kids, don't you?

Me?
What did I do?

YUZU:
Ichigo is kind of having
a rough time right now.

KARIN:
Yeah, he said he's seeing more
spirits lately

than ever before.
ISSHIN: What?

Why would he talk about
these things with you two

instead of coming
to his own dad?

That doesn't
make sense.

KARIN: Sure it does.
Wha--?

For one thing,
you're over 40.

And for another,
emotionally,

you're still at a preschool
level, Dad. Admit it.

Oh,
my dear wife.

Maybe it's because
they're hitting puberty,

but our daughters
are being so cold to me.

What do I do?
What do I do?

Well, for starters, you might
wanna take down that poster.

NEWS ANCHOR:
The incident occurred outside
Kotakura Station

just after 7:30 a.m.
as the morning commute

was getting into
full swing.

Witnesses reported hearing
a loud crash

and feeling the ground
shake beneath their feet.

The entire area
has been cordoned off.

Further details
are sketchy...

Hey.
Good morning, Ichigo.

Morning.
Where's Dad?

Early meeting. Said he'd
be late tonight too.

Again, huh?

NEWS ANCHOR:
Explosives experts
are reportedly on the scene.

And we will of course pass
along further details...

Something bad
happen?

That's near here.

Hello?

Hm?

[GASPS]

Listen. Do you hear
that sound?

What sound? I don't hear
anything except the usual--

[BOOMING]
[CLAMORING]

[PANTING]

Whoa. What the hell
is that?

WOMAN 1:
Help me!

Run.
Hurry!

What is
that thing?

I don't
know.

Oh!

Come on!

We've gotta
move.

[ROARING]

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[GRUNTS]

Whoa.

WOMAN 2:
Look at that.

MAN:
Did you see
it go?

Hey,
hold on!

MAN 2:
What was
that?

WOMAN 3:
Look at
that.

MAN 3:
The sidewalk's
burned.

There must have been
another explosion.

[SIRENS WAILING]

Who was she?

I can't make any sense of
what happened out there today.

Huh?

What the hell
are you doing here?

Ah! Put that
thing away!

You're not
slicing me up!

Hey.

It's getting closer.

I feel it.

Who are you,
and what do you want?

[CRASHING]

If you think you're a burglar,
you're not a very good one.

For starters,
you shouldn't talk to yourself.

You kicked me.

But I can't be seen
by ordinary humans.

Are you saying
you can see me?

Well, considering that
that was my foot

I just planted in your behind,
you tell me.

You were the one
I saw in town earlier.

I remember.

Boy,
nothing gets by you.

How very strange.

You look normal, but you must
be defective in some way.

I'll show you
defective.

[GRUNTS]

Who are you?
WOMAN: You want to know?

Then I'll tell you.

I'm a Soul Reaper.

[BOOMING]

[GIRL PANTING]

Oh, no.
Not again.

[CRASHING]

[GASPS]

[BOOMING]

All right.

So you are something called
a Soul Reaper.

Mm-hm.

And you're telling me that
you were sent here on a mission

by something called
the Soul Society.

Mm.

To deal with demons like the one
we saw on the street today.

Mm-hm.
Which was chasing after

that girl's soul.
Mm-hm.

That's all believable to me...

Along with flying pigs
and the tooth fairy!

How dare you?

Why wouldn't you believe
in Soul Reapers

when you just admitted
you can see spirits?

I've never seen or heard of
Soul Reapers before.

And frankly, your whole story
is just too incredible.

I don't believe in anything
I can't see.

Well, you see me,
don't you?

Well, that's true,

and I'd agree with the fact
that you're not human.

But why don't you go play
your Soul Reaper game

somewhere else?
Okay, little brat?

Now run along.

I'm a brat, am I?

Bakudo number one.

Scythe!

[GRUNTING]

I can't move.
What did you do to me?

Paralysis.

I've used what's called
a Kido on you.

It's a high-level incantation
only we Soul Reapers can cast.

It's useless to struggle
against it.

You're just wasting
your energy.

I may appear young
to you,

but I have lived nearly 10
of your lifetimes.

I would kill you on
the spot for your insults

if it were not
against my orders.

So you, little brat,
be grateful.

You've got nerve.

WOMAN:
And now...

[GRUNTS]

MAN:
Oh.

Huh?

It's that ghost
from yesterday.

No. Please don't.

I don't want to be sent
to the Underworld.

You needn't worry,
because you are bound

for a better place,
the Soul Society.

There, your soul will be
at peace.

Where'd he go?

What did you do
to him?

I sent his spirit
to the Soul Society.

It's one of the main
responsibilities

of a Soul Reaper.

People here sometimes
call it passing on.

Now I'll explain to you
why I'm here.

And I'll use small words,
so you can understand it.

WOMAN:
There are two types of spirits

in this world.
Huh?

WOMAN:
The first kind are the
normal spirits called Wholes.

The ghosts that you see
are usually this kind.

The second kind are evil
spirits known as Hollows.

The Hollows attack people,
living or dead,

in order to devour
their souls.

Any questions
before I go on?

First of all,

why do your drawings
suck so bad?

[SQUEAKING]

Ah!

You'll pay for this.

Let us continue
with our lesson, monsieur.

There are two main jobs
for Soul Reapers.

First, to lead Wholes to
the Soul Society through Konso,

as I just did.

Second, to exorcise the Hollows
wherever we find them.

ICHIGO:
The Hollow with the bug body
this afternoon.

Why was it
chasing that girl?

WOMAN:
That I don't know.
We have yet to fully

understand
what motivates the Hollows

to do the things they do.

[GRUNTING]

[WHIMPERING]

[SNIFFING]

I can smell it.
An especially tasty soul.

It's nearby.

[SNIFFING]

Along with the smell
of a Soul Reaper.

Huh?

[GASPS]

What was that?
One thing we do know,

there is still a second Hollow
prowling somewhere nearby.

Then what the hell
are you waiting for?

Go out and kill it.

I would, but I can't seem
to detect its location.

Usually, I have
no trouble finding

a Hollow that's close by.

But here it's as if
my senses are being jammed

by some powerful force.
What are you, deaf?

There's something huge
howling out there.

That sound
has to be a Hollow.

Something howling?

What do you mean?

[HOWLING]

[GASPS]

Now I hear it.

Definitely a Hollow.

That's what
I've been telling you.

[CRASH]
[GIRL SCREAMS]

That's Yuzu!
Hey, wait!

Untie me!
[GRUNTS]

This spirit pressure is among
the strongest I've ever felt.

How could I not
have sensed it earlier?

YUZU:
Ichigo?

[GROANING]

ICHIGO:
Yuzu!

What happened?

[MOANING]

Ichigo, Karin's bit.

[YUZU CRYING]

Ichigo,

you've got to save her.
Uh.

Hey!

You've gotta let me go!

[KARIN SCREAMS]

[GASPS]

Hey!
Gotta break free.

[GRUNTS]

KARIN:
Ah! Put me down!

[GRUNTS]

Stay out of it!

[GRUNTS]
Damn it.

How can he be on his feet
when he's under my spell?

Fool. You'll only get
in the way.

Shut up!

[SCREAMS]
Karin!

[GRUNTING]

Stop! The Kido is too strong
for a human to break.

If you keep trying, you'll
only cause damage to your soul.

[GASPS]

What?

He's breaking the Kido.

That's impossible!

[YELLS]

Don't do it!

[GRUNTS]

Ichigo!
Get me out of here!

[GRUNTING]

Karin!

I found you.

[HOWLING]

[SCREAMING]

Karin! No!

WOMAN:
Don't worry.
She'll be all right.

The Hollow left
without devouring

either of
your sisters' souls.

Are you sure?

Yes.

It's seeking a specific
soul to eat,

one with a much higher
concentration of spirit energy.

In fact...

the Hollow earlier
was hungry

for that soul too.
Not the girl's.

But why?
For some reason,

most of your spirit energy
was hidden deep within you

until now, when you needed it
to save your sister.

That's why I didn't sense
anything unusual about you

when I arrived.

It also explains why the
Hollows haven't come after you.

The spirit energy you have
bottled up inside you

started to pour out
when you made contact

with that young girl's ghost.
As a result,

your soul became exposed.

Those two Hollows today detected
your soul through that girl.

And they were using her
to track it down.

Which means...

the Hollows are really
after you.

Those things want me?

[HOWLING]

It's back! Get out of here!
ICHIGO: No!

So the vicious attacks on that
poor girl were because of me?

That's one way
to look at it.

And now both of my sisters
could wind up dead,

and the whole thing
is my fault?

Help us, Ichigo.

Ichigo, do something!

[GRUNTS]
Stop!

Coward!
Quit attacking others.

If it's my soul you want,
come and get it.

Fight me one on one,
you ugly bastard!

[HOWLING]

Oh, no!

[GASPING]

[HOWLING]

ICHIGO:
Soul Reaper!

[GASPS]

You are a fool.

How could you
possibly have thought

you were any match
for a Hollow?

Did you really think that
everything would be over

if you gave them
your soul?

One soul doesn't
satisfy them for long.

If you don't stop
interfering,

we're all going to end up
as its food!

[HOLLOW HOWLING]

I'm too injured
to fight.

Do you want to save
your family?

Of course I do.

If there's a way,
then tell me how.

It will only be
temporary.

But...

you must become
a Soul Reaper yourself.

What?

You must take
my Zanpakuto

and run it through
to the center of your being,

so that I may pour
my powers into you.

[CONTINUES HOWLING]

I can't guarantee
that you will live.

But if it doesn't work,
it won't matter.

[CRASHING OF FOOTSTEPS]

Then give me that blade,
Soul Reaper.

My name is Rukia.

Rukia Kuchiki.

[HOWLING]

And my name
is...

Ichigo Kurosaki!

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RUKIA:
How could this have happened?

I meant to give him
only half of my powers,

but somehow, he's taken
nearly all of it.

ICHIGO:
This ends now!

RUKIA:
Huh? What kind of being
is he?

[YELLS]

I've never seen a human with
spirit energy this strong.

That's what was jamming
my senses before.

I've never heard of a human
with enough strength

to break the Kido
on his own.

And I have never
seen a Soul Reaper

wield such a huge
Zanpakuto.

You will pay the price

for hurting my family,
you Hollow scum.

Feel the wrath of my blade!

Ah!

[HOWLING]

[TYPING ON KEYBOARD]

♪ Nobody knows
Who I really am ♪

♪ I never felt
This empty before ♪

♪ And if I ever need
Someone I'd come along ♪

♪ Who's going to comfort me
And keep me strong? ♪

[WOMAN SINGING IN JAPANESE]

KON:
Hey, how you all doing?

This is your idol, Kon,
voted the one you'd most

like to take home from
the world of Bleach. Yeah!

Well,
it's finally started.

Our high school Soul Reaper

is finding life sweet,
but painful.

ICHIGO:
Hey! You don't come in
till later!

Oops, we're out of time.