Bleach’s spirit world is finally entering the 21st century and new technology brings some interesting changes to the lives of the grim reapers in a new shot..
Bleach’s much-anticipated one-shot is out, and despite its short length, it’s chock full of twists and turns in the classic franchise, including a growing overlap between the traditionally bound Soul Society tradition and the mundane world of the living. The 21st century has come to the spirit world
Some Soul Reapers enjoyed this change more than others, with Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi and Lieutenant Renji Abarai taking full advantage of modern technology to make their lives and jobs much easier. In a way, it’s a reverse isekai scenario, with only objects instead of people.
Renji Learns the Value of Time
The worldview quickly became clear that the border between the Soul Society and the living world was ever more blurred, and in many ways. Ichigo helped connect the two worlds with his isekai adventure in the original Bleach, while Rukia’s reverse isekai adventure in Karakura Town also helped. Now, Renji is blurring lines even more using modern technology.
In one shot, Renji is seen using a dedicated soul pager – modeled after the modern iPhone – that can be easily connected to Ichigo’s own smartphone to make Face calls- Time. Unprecedented for Soul Reapers, this makes it much easier for Renji and his friends to contact Ichigo without having to personally go to Karakura Town through the senkaimon gate.
Soul Society did have some semi-modern technology, such as Squad 12’s lab equipment and the flip phone-style soul pager used in the original Bleach, but they reflect appropriately in the early days of Bleach. 2000. It’s 2021 and Tite Kubo’s characters are catching up with the world their creators live in. Some characters refer to the TV debut in Soul Society, the cathode ray model that allows Soul Reapers to relax and have fun in a whole new way. This can quickly accelerate each Soul Reaper’s understanding of modern human society and popular culture, making it easier for them to assimilate into human society in a physical body if needed.
Captain Kurotsuchi Embraces the Future with Holograms
Modern technology also infiltrates the spirit world in more serious ways, such as hologram projectors and robotic drones. The curious and analytical Mayuri Kurotsuchi is always on the lookout for the latest breakthroughs and is happy to borrow the conveniences of humanity to accomplish her goals. In Bleach’s One-shot, Captain Kurotsuchi makes great use of drones to project his image all over the place, thus communicating with other Soul Reaper officers without having to visit in person. them, or even use a hell butterfly. Just like Mayuri is eager to embrace cutting-edge technology, defying tradition.
However, Mayuri is not the only scientist of the Soul Society. Kisuke Urahara is on friendly terms with the Gotei 13, and is even more scientifically minded than Mayuri. In fact, during his captain days, Kisuke recruited Mayuri as a lab assistant. So the competitive side of Mayuri emerges as he embraces modern technology to gain an edge over his one-sided opponent. 21st Century Bleach is here.