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Old 2018-09-16, 13:50   Link #1
Mad Pierrot
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Bleach (live-action movie)


Since it has already been released on Netflix, I wonder if people wanna talk about the new Bleach liveaction film.

Premise:
Ichigo Kurosaki is a teenager from Karakura Town who can see ghosts, a talent which lets him meet Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper whose mission is to ushering the souls of the dead from the World of the Living to the Soul Society while fighting Hollows, monstrous lost souls who can harm both ghosts and humans. When Rukia is severely wounded defending Ichigo and his family from a Hollow she is pursuing, she transfers her powers to Ichigo so that he may fight instead of her, while she recovers her strength. But Ichigo finds himself in a fight beyond imagination as he contends with both a pair of Soul Reapers sent to retrieve Rukia against her will and the monstrous Hollow known as Grand Fisher.
The main actors are:

* Sota Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who becomes a Soul Reaper after receiving powers from an injured Soul Reaper.
* Hana Sugisaki as Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who is forced to forfeit her powers after being injured while hunting the Hollow, Fishbone D.
* Erina Mano as Orihime Inoue, Ichigo's classmate.
* Ryo Yoshizawa as Uryū Ishida, a Quincy who is Ichigo's classmate
* Yu Koyanagi as Yasutora "Chad" Sado, Ichigo's classmate.
* Taichi Saotome as Renji Abarai, a Soul Reaper and the Squad Six's lieutenant who is sent to retrieve Rukia.
* Miyavi as Byakuya Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who is Rukia's brother-in-law and the Squad Six's Captain of the Gotei 13
* Seiichi Tanabe as Kisuke Urahara, the mysterious owner of Urahara Shop.
* Yōsuke Eguchi as Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo's father.

The entire text and image were taken from Wikipedia. Now comment!
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Old 2018-09-21, 10:26   Link #2
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Old 2018-09-28, 19:47   Link #3
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Okay, I'll give my spoiler-less analysis.

The two main actors managed to pull a nice performance becoming very likable but didn't become that close to their original counterparts. For example, Ichigo is far friendlier in contrast to the his original persona who was a bit reluctant hero. In contrast to the manga, Ichigo performs good kenjutsu during a scene but sadly there is not enough scenes to feature this. Uryu is also more likable but he gets little screentime despite providing a lot to help.

Renji is probably the closest to his manga incarnation but his appearance might not look like the best. Byakuya is Byakuya but with a style of Vergil from Devil May Cry 3 based on the way he fights.

Sado and Orihime probably got the worst treatment. While they appear, they barely say anything important or do something for the plot. The Kurosaki family also barely appear and the Grand Fisher's past in not explored too much.
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Old 2018-11-12, 05:15   Link #4
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Just saw it last weekend and it's.........decent. It's not bad enough to be offensive to the original work (or offend most of the fans), but it's also not good enough to be put among the great animanga live-action adaptations like Rurouni Kenshin, Yatterman, Blade of the Immortal, etc. The direction is rather bland and the cinematography is weak, but the sword-fight choreo between Ichigo & Renji is quite good. The hollows look good too. The actors gave it their all and many of them work considering what they were given. But maybe the one playing Rukia is a little bit too stiff. I know Rukia isn't the most flexible person early in the story, but there's something stiffer about the actress' portrayal here.

I'm just disappointed that the adaptation practically abandoned parts of the first Karakura Arc where Chad & Orihime get deeper development. Orihime doesn't even get to talk about her brother at all. Ori was just there in few scenes worrying about Ichigo while Chad gets to help very very little.

Since the movie is required to be judged on its own, I have some questions:
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Spoiler for plot points:
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