Somewhat recognizable characters, check. Bad CGI, check. Clearly rushed plot and lack of supporting cast from anime, check.Looks like this is going to be another live-action anime adaptation. Fans seem to have mixed feelings about this one though. Many people are saying the movie looks good in the youtube comments while many also disagree.
All of that is little of no interest to me but after watching this trailer I want to know where the hell is Orihime and Chad? Specifically Chad, a tall brown skin Japanese and Mexican character.
He’s also Ichigo’s best friend. We’ve seen what happens to live-action adaptation movies when they forget the main characters best friend (dragon ball evolution) but I’ve realized an even greater problem that plagues Japanese versions of these films. Although anime is diverse in characters, and not by a lot, Japan refuses to get actors of color for their movies. I recently skimmed through the Full Metal Alchemist movie on Netflix and Scar, any Ishbalans, or the entire Ishbal Civil War was completely looked over! All of which tied the entire story together and fleshed out many characters and why they did certain things. Now I look at this Bleach movie and hope they don’t forget to add Chad for the sake that he’s darker skin. But judging from the cast photos he’s not in it so far. I understand there aren’t hundreds of thousands of brown looking Japanese speaking actors however, I’m sure one or two could have been found. Any way… let us know what you think of the trailer.