Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 – The Separation has been making waves in the anime community with all the hype and amazing scenes that the anime has delivered since its return.
In part 2 of the final arc, we finally saw Ichigo Kurosaki reunite with Orihime and Chad!
However, the episode was met with mixed reviews after removing an infamous scene from the reunion!
I wished this was kept. It was a really cute moment between Ichigo and Orihime, and Yoruichi finally return after a very long time, so her return was meh compard to how it was in the manga. It's not a big issue, but I thought this was fun. pic.twitter.com/J47txD9u9G
— BSG-B (Toby) (@BSGBAssociate) September 9, 2023
The newest episode removed the scene where Chad suddenly asks Ichigo about what he thinks of Orihime’s new look, making her feel embarrassed and easing out all of the tension.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is known for making its own additions and removing scenes from the manga as it pleases to provide a more cohesive experience.
The anime has removed a few other infamous scenes before as well, with the aim of maintaining the serious tone of the final arc of the series.
While some fans (shown above) might not like it, many fans agree that removing such scenes is important to maintain the flow of the story.
The same was done during Rukia’s “peach” scene, which caused some controversy as well.
What are your thoughts on the removal of the Orihime scene?