2010-02-03

Rock Musical Bleach – Live Bankai Show Code:003

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ZARAKI KENPACHI SINGING!!!!!!!

Ok so if that picture is not enough of a reason to explain why I desperately wanted to see this show, not much else is :p
A friend sent out a message over the book of face asking if anyone was keen on the Bleach Musical… I was he only one who was. Admittedly I was in it for the shits and giggles and because I knew it would make peeps jealous… and its one of those Once in a lifetime, only in Japan sort of things. So i said stuff it, Shelled out Y6600 (which is more pricy than any VK one man I have been to thus far) and went along.
My friend was uber amped for the show. Her bleach fandom far exceeds mine (I stopped watching after they rescued Rukia… the rest is bullshit) but I did really enjoy the 70 odd eps that I did watch. I was more in it for the lulz. I didn’t expect anything special and wasn’t worried about anything really… besides seeing Zaraki Kenpachi on stage singing :p
As a result the awesomeness of the show took me by surprise.
The music was typically Jpop and nothing special. The emotional songs were not emotional enough, the inspirational songs threatened to inspire me but didn’t take me all the way and the funny songs were only worth a chuckle. The accompanying show however, that was extremely entertaining. Having said that however Some of the individual singers, especially Rukia and Hinamori (Miki Sato & Kumiko Saito) They actually did have what it takes to stir me, which was pretty impressive. In fact, most of the female cast was pretty damn good at singing.
It was a Live Bankai Show so it didn’t follow any storyline… It was more a best of show with a bunch of the best songs from the previous 5 runs and 2 live Bankai shows with one (I think) new song.
It was essentially a fanservice show.

“We were not watching actors… We were watching the actual characters as they appear in our world ”

The character impersonations were perfect. We were not watching actors… We were watching the cast the actual characters as they appear in our world . Personalities were perfect and the attitudes were spot on.
Audience interaction was great. More like a live than a musical in that sense. Many tines, members of the cast moved through the audience. Even up close however they felt like the real deal. At the beginning Soi Fong even did the please don’t stand up during the show and don’t take pictures during the show speech… or as she put it…

“If I catch you taking pictures of my beloved Yoruichi-sama, I’ll kill you”

Being that it wasn’t a storyline driven show it felt like a Kon special almost (which are some of my favourite parts of the TV series) It was unbelievably funny (If you know Bleach) and the little skits between songs were gutwrenchingly hilarious.
Roll all the aspects together and you have a thoroughly brilliant show. It didn’t leave you feeling shattered and alive like many of the live bands I have seen. But the feelgood sensation that it imparted is softly glowing inside me even as I type this.
If Deluhi live was like a crazy night in a love hotel with an earthshatteringly beautiful (15/10) and extremely energetic sex machine. The Bleach live could be compared to dating someone who makes you feel like you want to be with them for a long time even if they are only 7/10 in the looks department. 
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3 comments:

Reitsu said...

I think the cast must have had tons of fun playing the Bleach characters. XD

Reitsu said...

P.S I love how its, "Rock Musical Bleach" and not "Bleach Rock Musical"! XD

Daruku-sensei said...

Yeah things are backward like that in Japan.

I shit you not they were the real characters... nobody was playing anybody :p

well Except Ichigo. He was playing the fool.