Seen a couple of these live-action anime adaptations by now and most of them have failed to wow me or been downright disastrous.
Bleach, I’m happy to announce, broke that disappointing trend for me and marks the first film of its type to land above my ”good, but not great” grade (3½ stars). Even if it, too, is somewhat hampered by its low budget.
Now, bear in mind, I’ve only seen a dozen or so episodes of the anime, but in relation to what I can remember from it, I think it captures the soul and style of the show really well, with likeable actors and cool fighting sequences as an added bonus.
I don’t know if fans who are deeper into it would agree, but I saw this to be entertained and that’s something it delivered in spades.
Ranked: Live-Action Anime Adaptations