The animated adaptation of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War notably removed one of the most infamous scenes involving Orihime Inoue from Tite Kubo’s original manga. We’re referring to a reunion scene between Origime and Yoruichi.
According to ComicBook.com, the most recent episode of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, episode 22, titled Marching Out the Zombies, sparked a massive outrage amongst the fandom for removing an infamous moment between Orihime, Ichigo, and Yoruicihi Shihouin from the manga.
For context, the reunion scene featured in Bleach Chapter 589 sees Chad taking a moment out of all the intensity associated with the ongoing battle to ask Ichigo what he thinks of Origime’s new look—as she’s wearing an outfit that really emphasizes her attributes.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’s anime removed an iconic Orihime Inoue scene from the manga.
The fandom’s reaction is quite reasonable; the scene in the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War manga was hilarious for several reasons. Orihime is embarrassed—because she obviously likes Ichigo—and explains that she’s wearing an outfit that Kisuke Urahara tricked her into wearing, which actually sounds like something Urahara would do.
Yoruichi return to the series is her inserting herself in Orihime’s bosom and chastising Ichigo for not complementing Orihime on her outfit. Tite did a wonderful job of making raunchy moments incredibly funny in Bleach.
Other Popular Manga Moments Left Out Of Bleach’s Anime Adaptation
Unfortunately, some of these moments were lost during the adaptation of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War manga into anime, and the fandom is furious. This also includes the removal of Rukia’s “peach” scene, during which Rukia’s bottom is exposed as she’s floating in a healing hot spring, along with Ichigo, Byakuya, and Tenjiro Kirinji, the Hot Spring Demon in charge of healing the protagonists, protecting the Royal Place, Royal Palace, and the Soul King.
Many Bleach fans hoped to see some of these moments animated in the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime adaptation—and some of them are available online, like the “peach” scene—others appreciate the increased focus on the more serious events.
This results in a much more intense mood, which isn’t all that noticeable for the fans of the anime. However, it’s actually quite noticeable for everyone who read the original Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War manga.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War was a highly anticipated adaptation, with fans waiting nearly a decade with the hopes of witnessing Ichigo dusting the floor with Yhwach
The whole arc will run for four courses with breaks in between, and considering that the current events take place in the second course, there’s plenty of additional content to cover, and all of that will have to fit into two additional “seasons.”
It’s also worth noting that the adaptation has shifted some events around, but considering that Rukia’s now healed and team Ichigo was launched back to the Royal Palace, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever witness any of these scenes within the adaptation itself.
In the end, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War was a highly anticipated adaptation, with fans waiting nearly a decade with the hopes of witnessing Ichigo dusting the floor with Yhwach. And while we’re all grateful for the opportunity to witness such magnificence, the removal of certain humorous elements is really noticeable within the adaptation, and the whole thing feels a bit rushed, especially for an anime that really took its sweet time with an incredible number of filler episodes.