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4th Bleach Film, 4th Naruto Shippūden Film Green-Lit

posted on 2009-12-16 20:47 EST
Bleach slated for next winter, Naruto Shippūden slated for next summer

Next year's combined 3rd/4th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is confirming on Monday that production on a fourth Bleach film has been green-lit. The spinoff from Tite Kubo's Bleach supernatural manga will open in the winter of 2010. The third film, Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no Na o Yobu, opened in Japan in December of 2008. Viz Media released the first two Bleach films in North America, and Adult Swim ran the second film on American television on December 5.

The official website of the Japanese movie distributor TOHO is also confirming that the fourth Naruto Shippūden ninja film is scheduled for summer of 2010. Junko Takeuchi, the Japanese voice of the title character, will head the cast.

Images © Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, dentsu, Pierrot
© Bleach Movie Production Committee 2010
© Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Pierrot
© Naruto Movie Production Committee 2010

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