Film Review – Bleach (2018) [Watch]


You know, if Netflix is going to continue to move towards its ultimate goal of world domination, it has to account for every culture around the world. Enter Bleach, the live-action version of the popular anime property. While you may not be very knowledgable of the property, there’s plenty of people who are, and Netflix might just have bought themselves thousands of new subscribers with quality, new programming.

The following review will be spoiler free.


Directed By: Shinsuke Sato

Written By: Daisuke Habara

Starring: Miyavi, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Taichi Saotome, and Erina Mano

A Japanese teenager acquires the powers of a Soul Reaper after a fateful encounter with an injured Soul Reaper. With its help, he takes on the duty of ushering lost souls into the afterlife and defeating evil spirits that threaten the living world.


For a discussion of Bleach, watch the video from Austin Burke above.

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Nick Kush

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9 Responses

  1. It’s really hard to condense a longer running anime into one short live action movie. Impossible. As a big fan of the genre as well as an avid anime watcher, I think what it will do is peek the interest of those that have never watched one episode. Also, those more familiar with the Japanese actors and idols featured will also be attracted to the movie. Me? I was mildly entertained even though I also don’t think it was the best adaptation of an anime. Really, those are rare and far between. Thrilled to see Miyavi on the screen though!!! Regardless, it will do well and will be the catalyst for more content. I could give Netflix a whole list of anime to live action I’d love to see!!

  2. D.T. Osborn says:

    My son turned me on to Bleach a few years ago. We have watched the entire series. Believe me that if as much is wrong as the anonymous commenter said, it will fail especially among devoted Bleach fans.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Movie was terrible other than how Fisher looks and ichigos sword they got everything wrong.. even his bedroom..disgusted.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Bummer! I’m sorry to hear that! Both I and Austin approached this movie without watching the anime, maybe we need to educate ourselves a little better!

  4. Sulaiman Dawood says:

    Where is the review, dude? You just gave a synopsis of the story. What about the rest? Where’s the rating? What kind of cheap publicity tactics are you using to get people to click your links. Disappointed and unfollowing!

    • Nick Kush says:

      Sorry for the confusion man! The review is in he video at the top of the page! Austin Burke is pretty great, and we love sharing his videos 😁

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