Bleach (2018)

I think, having read the first arc and seen the anime, it's slightly harder to enjoy because I'm constantly making comparisons with the two. However, as far as live action adaptations go, this one is decent. In particular, it keeps the critical essense of most characters and portraying that in a suitable manner. Furthermore, with so much to tell in the story, the movie did a great job of distilling the key plot points and rearranging them. With that being said, the story told in the movie is just a small part in the larger story. If sequels were ever made, then rescuing Rukia would likely have to take two movies, and then perhaps two or three movies for the Arrancar arc. With that being said, I think the main series would have been better suited by a television format (like the recent live action ONE PIECE and Avatar: The Last Airbender series on Netflix).

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 91% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.
Rating: 4.0/5

Instant Comments:
huh. okay. that's a sensible way to present that part of the story (I've seen the anime so I know what the scene is referring to) (girl by the water in the rain)
hmm... they should have gotten a bigger actor for Chad
see this is a good adaptation of the source material. (moments leading up to transfer of power) unlike my opinion of live action Avatar: The Last Airbender series
he didn't pop out of his body when he became a Soul Reaper. or at least they didn't show a body
smile. Rukia's drawings
the English voice for Orihime is spot on
Captain Kuchiki is portrayed here as darker, almost villanous. whereas I got more of a calm, serious vibe from him in the manga and anime
hehe. she drops her book
in the anime I recall Rukia dressing nice for this visit to the grave... but I think in terms of adaptation, the movie's been doing well so far
good choreography in fight between Renji and Ichigo here but Ichigo says that Renji slowed down and they failed to make it seem like Ichigo did gain a speed component ("Kind of slow aren't you?")
hmm. it feels more clear in this adaptation that Rukia kicked Ichigo over to save him. Or at least from what I remember.

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Bleach* (2018) Shinsuke Sato. 108 min
*Bleach: The Soul Reaper Agent Arc

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