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Live-Action Bleach Film's Video Previews [ALEXANDROS] Theme Song

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Film opens in Japan on July 20 with N. American premiere in New York on July 28

Warner Bros. began streaming a new video for the live-action film of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga on Wednesday. The video previews the film's theme song "Mosquito Bite" by [ALEXANDROS]. It also features battle sequences with Ichigo Kurosaki (Sōta Fukushi), Renji Abarai (Taichi Saotome), and Byakuya Kuchiki (MIYAVI).

The film will open in Japan on July 20, and will have its North American premiere on July 28 at the Japan Cuts Festival in New York.

Warner Bros. previously streamed videos highlighting Ichigo, Rukia, Uryū, Byakuya, Renji, and the Hollows.

The cast includes:

  • Sōta Fukushi (live-action Strobe Edge's Ren Ichinose, live-action Kami-sama no Iu Toori's Shun Takahata) as protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Hana Sugisaki (live-action Blade of the Immortal's Rin, Mary and The Witch's Flower's Mary, When Marnie Was There's Sayaka) as Rukia Kuchiki
  • Ryō Yoshizawa (live-action Gintama's Sōgo Okita) as Uryū Ishida
  • Taichi Saotome (Crows Explode's Ryōhei Kagami) as Renji Abarai
  • MIYAVI (live-action Blade of the Immortal theme song performer) as Byakuya Kuchiki
  • Erina Mano as Orihime Inoue, Ichigo's classmate
  • Yu Koyanagi as Yasutora "Chad" Sado, Ichigo's classmate
  • Masami Nagasawa as Masaki Kurosaki, Ichigo's mother
  • Yosuke Eguchi as Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo's father
  • Seiichi Tanabe as Kisuke Urahara, a strangely-dressed man who helps support the Shinigami against the Hollows

Shinsuke Sato (live-action Gantz, Gantz II: Perfect Answer films, Oblivion Island anime film) is directing the film. Aside from the theme song, [ALEXANDROS] is also performing the film's featured song "MILK."

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

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.

Sources: Warner Bros. Japan's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie


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