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29 November 2009 @ 11:04 pm
*GinYang's guide to the musicals since she is a MAJOR fangirl*

You've heard about them, laughed over the idea, maybe seen a few links of the early ones and laughed some more, but I'm here to guide you through the ROCK MUSICAL BLEACH COLLECTION!

Andromeda881, dawnfire84 on lj, has been amazing and posted almost all of the subbed shows on youtube. I found them a couple summers ago and fell in love. Bleach is my #1 "weird thing" and being a fan of the musicals apparently makes me a bit odd even for a Bleach Otaku. It's come to my attention that most of you aren't entirely sure what's going on when it comes to these shows. What follows is a slightly expanded version of a reply to the INCREDIBLE ANNOUNCEMENT that Kubo is helping out with the newest (and last with the cast I love) musical. You people need to watch these!

*Follow links to goodies*

1. Rock Musical Bleach: The first show with a tiny cast and tinier budget. The subbed version has yet to show on youtube but this one's pretty good for what they had. Spends more time in KK town and there's MUCH more Urahara (which is always a brilliant thing) Sorry for the RAW--I'll be getting ahold of the subs soon hopefully and I swear to post. If you're really familiar with Bleach you'll be able to follow...probably.


2. Saien: Basically a much better retelling of the first musical. Stretches from the beginning and ends with the big Ichigo v. Renji is SS. Adds Kira to the cast. This was the first one I saw and I have to admit watching Ichigo burst into horrible, horrible song had me laughing for a full 10 minutes. DON'T WORRY. Everyone gets much better as each musical passes.


3. Dark of the Bleeding Moon: Rewinds a bit to show the Ikkaku v. Ichigo fight and ends with "Yo!" @ the Sokyoku. My second favorite of the whole series. Adds Matsumoto, Kenpachi, Yoruichi, Ikkaku and Hanatarou but sadly Chad, Orihime and Urahara get cut. :( I get a huge rush from the title song and often use the "That's a MAN" song to motivate myself in the morning. Tango Silk!


4. Live Bankai Show 001: HAHAHAHA! Basically it's the Bleach characters putting on a concert of favorite songs from the musicals, introducing new songs and doing some HILARIOUS comedy bits. Also fans will appreciate the appearance of a surprise character during a well done Academy flashback sequence.


5. No Clouds in the Blue Heavens: Goes to the end of SS. (ps: If you're an IchiRuki fan these shows will kill you with happiness) Matsumoto couldn't be here for this one or the previous concert since she was pregnant but Soi Fon, Tousen and Unohana join the cast! It was originally going to be the last one and you can see Ichigo's actor Tatsuya crying at the end. Everyone's singing is topnotch...well, except Tousen but I don't care for him much to begin with. The Bad Boy Boy Band is a big treat, however. >:)


6. Bankai Code 002: SURPRISE! A year later they decided to do another concert and show! THIS ONE IS MY ABSOLUTE FAV OF THE MUSICALS. I have just found the subbed version less then a week ago from madrugaas. It's on the playlist along with the raw from andromeda881 so scroll halfway down--start from video 14. Wonderful. I actually cried during more then one song (of course, Byakuya's 'solo' had me crying for a couple different reasons)


7. The All: Basically jams the entire SS arc into one play. The whole cast is back (sans the KK buddies) and everyone's singing is at their best. The subbed version isn't up but if you know the story and have seen the other musicals you know what's going on. I'm searching about for a sub version.


And here are all the backstages I've collected! They really are in no sort of order...oops. Ah, maybe someday.


Happy watching! A few thoughts:

Kubo has watched every one. He's declared Rukia is just as he's imagined and Ichigo even better. I take that as approval of every IR moment--in particular the holding hands scene. I'm waiting anxiously for Code 003 and have my fingers crossed that we'll get some live IR lovin' from Kubo.
the cosplayin' cat lady: yumichikamochavalentino on November 30th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Ah! Thank you so much for this! I've never gotten around to seeing them all, because I never knew the order.

*adds to memories*
Becky: Bleach - Lilygully_moe on November 30th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
I saw the musicals months ago and was impressed. I liked Rukia best. She was marvelous.
Laura Bryannanlaurabryannan on November 30th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
The musicals are a blast! I'm glad to learn there will be more.
『ミカオル』 ☆: uraharamikaoru on November 30th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
GinYang-san *O* Thanks a lot for the compilation

*adding to memories*
Willow The Strange and Sunlight Deprivedforgottenranger on November 30th, 2009 09:04 am (UTC)
8D epic thank you for an epic act.

Thank you so much for sticking em in one place and sharing!
ceestar: Kitamura Eiki- You and Meceestar on November 30th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
*is an Burimyu nut and is so totally not watching Bankai:002 right now*

Thanks for collecting them all like this and sharing, I hope this will turn another heap of "LOL there's a Bleach musical" sayers to "Don't go original caaast"-ers. XD
Sila: Burimyu - Osamu-chan Greensilawen on November 30th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)

Oh, I'm sure it will. How can you not love these people? *sad sigh* I miss them already and they're not even gone yet!

*waves* Hi! Not really an IchiRuki shipper - I don't really ship Ichigo at all, heh - but I had to check out the post, since it mentioned the musicals. *grin*

(*is actually working on animated icons from the musicals*)
ceestar: Kitamura Eiki- You and Meceestar on November 30th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Me too, me too. Since the news this will be their last came out, I cannot help but miss them terribly, and feel like it's already over before it has even started!

Don't worry, I don't ship Ichigo either XD (Though I do like RenRuki)

(Ooh I can't wait to see them~!)
Sila: Burimyu - Tacchansilawen on November 30th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)

I know! :( It's like they're already gone. At least we'll have the musicals to watch over and over again, but still...

(Well, don't tell anyone, but I think all of them will get uploaded to this folder here. Some of them are already there. ;) *snicker*)
Sharon: Bleach - Bya_lookstopwatch_plz on November 30th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Ah man, ILU *draws sparkly hearts*

RMB is friggin' awesome - where else would this happen?? ;-) The only one I haven't seen is Saien so I've saved that to go through later this week ^_^

Everytime I watch any of them, I always burst out laughing at Byakuya singing/dancing (I love Shūji Hayashi XD) and Gin singing is the best thing evar! Also, Soifon is awesome.

I love all the songs (the Manly Man song is awesome, as is the Drunken Fukutaicho song that I can never remember the actual name of *lol* And I now have No Clouds in the Blue Heavens in my head)

Can't wait for 003, even if it's the last with the current cast *sob*
Meganamciel on December 1st, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, when Byakuya sings "acapella" in 002 I nearly died laughing. I've been humming no clouds all day...
Sharonstopwatch_plz on December 1st, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
I know!! XD He is totally awesome, but... *giggles*

They are all so adorable though - I'd love to see it live though *pouts*
イボーン・クワン: Kengokwansan on November 30th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm such a HUGE Burimyu fan!! It's good to know there are others out there trying to spread the Burimyu love and change the "Bleach musical wtf" sentiment that's out there XD I'm so sad to see this cast go after this show. I've grown so attached to them T_T
Catwoman & bitch extraordinaire: matsumotoeeehelfishscallywag on November 30th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Awesome post, real useful because I've been meaning to watch them but was a little confsued at to which and when and how and who.

That said,

Meganamciel on December 1st, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHA! You have no idea how many times I'll rewind and watch this clip again and again. Slow motion Bya fo the win!
Catwoman & bitch extraordinaire: matsumotoeeehelfishscallywag on December 3rd, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
It's adorable, isn't it? I was watching it on youtube and suddenly went, WHOAH, I DID NOT JUST SEE THAT.

Hehe, I made this one as well (I seriously got to makng gifs for the first time in my life just because of these babies)-

born me, no, I can't change: bleach | kon ; stop! in the name of lovesamej on December 1st, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks sooo much for this, I have always been curious but I didn't have it all reunited and explained and links to subbed in one entry ♥
Cassiemizukagami on December 1st, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
I have seen all the BuriMyu's and LOVED them to death! I even put all the music on my iPod and annoyed everyone at work with my singing, haha! Bankai Code: 003 should be coming out very soon. I'm excited to see it. Hopefully we'll have some new songs. I heard that a couple of people weren't confirmed for the show though...I should check out the burimyu lj community to find out for sure. I heard that Matsumoto's actress was going to be gone, which means another Bengara catch-all. I love watching those.

I'm sad to see it end. I think it would have been hilarious to see the Espada dancing around and singing. And ah, the drunk song is called...argh... "High Risk, No Return" I think is what everyone was calling it. That song by far is one of my favorites.

And yes, I agree, "Zattsu Otoko (That's a Man)" is one of the best songs. And my favorite was Rukia's actress, Miki Sato, followed by Gin (Tuti!!!), Kira, Aizen, and Hitsugaya. Momo was very good too. The only ones I really didn't like were Soi Fon...I mean...she was okay, but her voice was really scratchy and off-key a lot, so was Tousen (live, on the actual single he was absolutely fantastic!), and Hisagi :( As much love as I have for Hisagi, Naoya's voice is terrible at times.
(Anonymous) on December 1st, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this! I love Bleach musicals (the cast is just so awesome)and I didn't know they were (almost)all of them subbed! So big thanks :)

Meganamciel on December 3rd, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
THE ALL IS NOW SUBBED! Not all the parts are up but I'll post them when they are.