Bleach creator Tite Kubo has expressed dismay over a lewd scene with Orihime getting removed from the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime.
It is not unusual for certain scenes in a manga to get left out or changed, and Bleach creator Tite Kubo recently explained why the scene with Yoruichi placing her hand between Orihime’s breasts was removed from the anime.
Kubo replied to a fan on their official blog Klub Outside (via Reddit), the mangaka noted that the anime was airing in a late-night time slot, meaning the show could get away with increased violence and gore.
“The sequence after Yoruichi’s appearance was too lewd so it was a no-go,” Kubo said. “[Shame, as] I really liked the look on Yoruichi’s face when she scorns Ichigo.”
Those familiar with anime will find this immediately suspect, as there are plenty of lewd anime that have aired late at night that have gotten away with outright nudity.
Many will be suspicious that perhaps anime is now being cracked down on more when it comes to lewd content.