From its initial release in August 2001 to its seventy-fourth volume released in France on September 6, 2017, Bleach has come a long way. Written and illustrated by one man, Tite Kubo, the manga shōnen will be entitled to his first film-live, like, for example, the Attack of the Titans.
True to what point?
Produced by Warner Bros. Japan, the feature film directed by Shinsuke Sato (to whom we owe in particular Death Note: Light Up the New World) is a release date and is revealed in a new trailer.
On July 20, fans of Ichigo Kurosaki, the hero of Bleach, will be able to discover this first film-live which is necessarily a little scary, especially for those who know well the work of Tite Kubo. Very close to the spirit of the original manga, these thirty seconds of images allow us to see in action Ichigo, but also Rukia Kichiki, a Shinigami (God of Death) by whom everything will begin. The story of the feature film should resume the first arc of the manga (Tomes 1 to 8 approximately) before any follow-up depending on the success encountered in Japan in particular.
This new trailer suggests a true achievement certainly, but also a little kitsch with a budget “special effects” tight. No French release is planned, at least in cinemas, but it’s a safe bet that a Direct-to-DVD version should see the light of day. It remains to wait until next July to make a final opinion.