The legendary Japanese anime series, Bleach, is based on the work of Tite Kubo. While featuring some unique and captivating story arcs, it still follows much of the timeline from its source material. Despite this simplicity, viewers may feel confused after watching specific episodes – but that’s all part of what makes the Bleach experience unforgettable!
Directed by Noriyuki Abe and written by Masashi Sogo and Natsuko Takahashi, Bleach film was an anime series that first premiered in 2004. This Japanese Shonen action fiction captivates viewers with its storyline following the narrative of Ichigo Kurosaki.
Bleach is available in TV Series, movies, OVAs, Specials, and Spin-Offs, and this blog post will focus on the Bleach Movies in order.
All the Bleach Movies
There are four Bleach movies and one live-action film, and we suggest you watch Bleach movies in order. You will surely fall in love with the movie’s amazing animation and unique storyline.
- Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
- Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion (2007)
- Bleach: Fade to Black (2008)
- Bleach: Hell Verse (2010)
- Bleach Live-action film (2018)
Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
Memories of Nobody is the first animated film adaptation of the anime manga series Bleach, directed by Noriyuki Abe and written by Masashi Sogo and Tite Kubo. The voice is provided to the various Characters by stars Masakazu Morita for Ichigo, Fumiko Orikasa for Rukia Kuchiki, and Hiroki Yasumoto for Sado’ Chad’ Yasutora.
The story begins when bizarre white beings start emerging in Karakura Town. Ichigo and Rukia are soul reapers entrusted with dealing with these unidentifiable spirits known as ‘Blanks,’ A group of lost souls whose identities had been erased and fragmented in the depths of limbo between our world and the Soul Society, merged to form an enigmatic entity known as “Shinenju.”
A mysterious soul reaper, Senna, wipes out most of these spirits. Ichigo and Rukia challenged her, but she refused to answer any questions and left. Ichigo follows her while Rukia returns to Soul Society for her answers.
CGI has been utilized to create remarkable backgrounds and special effects, though it only met some expectations due to limited character movement and dull background scenes. Despite its animation imperfections, some viewers perceived the film as an entertaining experience with captivating voice acting that kept them on their toes until the end credits started rolling – leaving many wanting more of what this movie had to offer!
Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion (2007)
The second film in the Bleach movie series, “The Diamond Dust Rebellion,” was released in 2007, and it follows up where “Memories of Nobody left off.”
To promote the premiere of his film, Tite Kubo – author of the Bleach manga – crafted a one-shot based on Tōshirō. Additionally, he was even invited to take part in creating the character Kusaka for this movie!
The story occurs when the “King’s Seal” is stolen by the deviated Soul Reaper, Sojiro Kusaka, and two girls, Ying and Yang; Toshiro Hitsugaya seems to recognize the Soul Reaper and abandons his post to follow the man.
Later, the Soul Society suspects Hitsugaya of treason and orders his capture. Substitute Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki, along with Rangiku, Rukia, and Renji, vows to prove Hitsugaya’s innocence.
This enchanting movie is the second in a series of animated films inspired by the beloved anime and manga Bleach.
Noriyuki Abe directs this part with Michiko Yokote and Masahiro Ōkubo as the writers.
“The Diamond Dust Rebellion” contains some somewhat bloody violence and violent battle scenes. This film is more liked by the audience in comparison to the first series as it has exciting screenwriting, the plot has far more depth, and it is interesting. The voice acting is top-notch, and though the movie is criticized for its animation and cheesy music, it is also a must-see for Bleach fans.
Bleach: Fade to Black (2008)
It is the third animated film adaptation of the anime and manga series Bleach, directed by Noriyuki Abe, written by Natsuko Takahashi and Masahiro Okubo, and produced by Pierrot company. If you have liked the previous two films, you will love this one. It is darker and grittier than its predecessors, with a more intricate plot.
A catastrophic explosion rocks the tranquil city of Seireitei, while Rukia is unexpectedly swept up into an extraordinary transformation. Urahara Kisuke sends Ichigo Kurasaki to the Soul Society to uncover the truth behind this devastating event and rescue Rukia from her captors – two mysterious spirits.
To protect their organization, the members of Gotei 13 wipe Rukia’s memories and regard Ichigo as a threat. The Shinigamis, who had previously been allied to Ichiko, launched an assault on Seireitei.
If you’re looking for a thrilling and emotionally gripping experience, Bleach Fade to Black is the movie for you. This cinematic anime masterpiece offers an unmissable action-packed journey that will leave viewers breathless with excitement! Don’t let this opportunity pass by – watch Bleach Fade to Black today.
Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse (2010)
In the fourth installment, Hell verse Bleach, Ichigo and his friends embark on an adventurous escapade through Hell to save Ichigo’s beloved sister, Yuzu. The exhilarating movie titled “Bleach: Hell Verse” is adapted from the popular anime and manga series of the same name.
T.M.Revolution’s song “Save the One, Save the All” sets off the tone for this film which was crafted by screenplay writers Natsuko Takahashi and Ookubo Masahiro under close supervision of Tite Kubo, the original author of its manga source material.
Chaos erupts in Hell when several inmates revolt and make their way to Ichigo Kurosaki’s hometown of Karakura. Despite being visibly outmatched by the prisoners’ overwhelming powers, a mysterious man saves Ichigo from certain death.
He then embarks on an epic quest across the world of Hell with his friends Rukiya, Renji, and Uryu alongside Kokutou for assistance to save Yuzu – his younger sister – and restore order before all hope is lost!
If you have been living under a rock and haven’t watched any of the previous Bleach movies, then you should watch Bleach: Hell Verse. With jaw-dropping visuals, intense action sequences, and an emotionally involved plot, this movie will surely be an unforgettable experience!
Bleach: The Soul Reaper Agent Arc (2018)
On July 20th, 2018, the highly anticipated Japanese action fantasy film “Bleach” was released in Japan. Directed by Shinsuke Sato and starring Sota Fukushi as the protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki, this adaptation of Tite Kubo’s manga series quickly drew large audiences with its riveting storyline. On July 28th, it had its North American premiere at New York City’s Japan Cuts Festival, followed shortly after by a Netflix release on September 14th – providing worldwide access to all fans eager to experience this spectacular movie!
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki, a Japanese high school student, has an extraordinary talent – the ability to see ghosts. This power brings him into contact with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and Katana wielder who came to save his family from danger but got injured in the process. For her powers to be restored to her safely, he must take on her duties as substitute Soul Reaper henceforth and build up enough Reiyoku energy by defeating Hollows with swordsmanship along the way.
Experience a thrilling Japanese action fantasy film that surpasses other anime live-action adaptations! This movie is an incredible adaptation of the initial arc of Bleach, with accurate character designs, costumes, and props. Plus, viewers can enjoy brilliant CGI visuals and exciting hollows that will blow you away!
Bleach anime is a top-tier experience, especially during Halloween. Fans of the movie were delighted to hear that Soul Society Arc was getting a sequel and have been eagerly awaiting its release ever since – it won’t disappoint!
There are TV series, spin-offs, and even more movies that give an even deeper insight into the world of Bleach. Those interested in exploring this captivating realm should check out the subsequent films and series released by Kubo and the company. After the highly acclaimed Soul Society arc, Bleach presented its first set of dreadfully disappointing fillers in the form of the Bount arc and Hueco Mundo Arc, Bleach. Unsurprisingly, this is among the worst filler arcs ever seen within Bleach.
Whether you are new to the world of anime films or already an established fan, this thrilling ride from start to finish will make you fall in love with the Bleach series over and over again.
FAQs about the Bleach Movies
Are there any other movies about Bleach?
There are TV series, Bleach OVAs, spin-offs, and a few filler episodes; here is all the Bleach watch order
- Bleach (2004-2012)
- Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc (upcoming)
Bleach Jump Festa Anime Tour (2008)
Burn the Witch (2020)
- Bleach: Memories in the Rain (2004)
- Bleach: 13 Court Guard Squads Omake (2005)
- Bleach: Sealed Sword Frenzy bleach (2006)
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