Live-Action Bleach Film Reveals Ichigo Visual
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the live-action film of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga revealed the first key visual on Friday. The visual shows Sōta Fukushi (live-action Strobe Edge's Ren Ichinose, live-action Kami-sama no Iu Toori's Shun Takahata) as Ichigo Kurosaki. The text on the visual reads, "Shinigami, Meeting."
The official Twitter account teased that there will be more announcements later on Friday. Friday is also the Japanese holiday of Tanabata (Star Festival), which features a myth about the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi.
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.
Kubo launched Bleach in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, and ended it on August 22. 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.
Source: Anime Anime!