The film will center on the "Substitute Shinigami Arc," the manga's first arc which ran from its first to eighth volume.
Friday, 7 July 2017
Live-Action Bleach Film's Teaser Trailer Shows Ichigo Defeating Hollow
The official website for the live-action film of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga began streaming a teaser for the film on Friday. The video shows Ichigo defeating a Hollow.
The film will open in Japan in summer 2018. Shinsuke Sato (live-action Gantz, Gantz II: Perfect Answer films, Oblivion Island anime film) is directing the film, and Sōta Fukushi (live-action Strobe Edge's Ren Ichinose, live-action Kami-sama no Iu Toori's Shun Takahata) stars as protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki.
Kubo launched Bleach in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, and ended it last August. Viz Media published the manga in North America digitally in English as Shueisha published new chapters in Japan. Viz Media is also publishing the manga in print.