Movie Review: Bleach
“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 usher 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.”
My husband and I watched the Bleach TV series every week together so I was pleasantly surprised when I found Netflix had the life-action movie. Sure, some of the fight scenes and special effects were a bit cheesy, but I really enjoyed seeing the characters come to life.
**Spoiler Alert*** I loved the interaction with Ichigo and Rukia (still think those two should’ve ended up together). And I did have more sympathy for Orihime Inoue (played wonderfully by Erina Mano) than I did in the anime series.
My rating 4.3 stars out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, and historical romance.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.