Bleach Live-Action Film's Teaser Shows Ichigo's 1st Hollow Battle

posted on 2018-02-20 18:12 EST by Karen Ressler
Film opens July 20 in Japan

Warner Bros. Japan began streaming a teaser trailer for the live-action film of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga on Wednesday. The teaser shows Ichigo becoming a shinigami for the first time to fight a Hollow.

The film will open in Japan on July 20.

The film will center on the "Substitute Shinigami Arc," the manga's first arc which ran from its first to eighth volume.

Shinsuke Satō (live-action Gantz, Gantz II: Perfect Answer films, Oblivion Island anime film) is directing the film. Sōta Fukushi (live-action Strobe Edge's Ren Ichinose, live-action Kami-sama no Iu Toori's Shun Takahata) stars as protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki, and Hana Sugisaki (live-action Blade of the Immortal's Rin, Mary and The Witch's Flower's Mary, When Marnie Was There's Sayaka) plays Rukia Kuchiki.

Kubo launched Bleach in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, and ended it in August 2016. 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: Comic Natalie

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