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Novel follow up to Bleach scheduled for Summer 2020

While the manga and anime series for Tite Kubo’s Bleach ended rather hastily, there is some good news. There’s an official novel which continues after the series conclusion, but it was only available in Japan.

Viz Media revealed they have acquired the rights to Can’t Fear Your Own World at New York Comic Con 2019 earlier in October. This novelisation is scheduled to hit bookstore shelves in the summer of 2020 in North America.

A tweet posted to Viz Media’s Twitter account shows the cover artwork for volume one of Can’t Fear Your Own World. Written by Ryohogo Narita with artwork by Tite Kubo, the story is based around Shuhei Hisagi, the sub-lieutenant of the ninth division in the Soul Society.

Can’t Fear Your Own World was published in Japan over three volumes since 2016.

Sources: Comicbook.com, Twitter

Live-action Bleach movie coming to Netflix Sept 14, 2018

Tite Kubo’s Bleach has joined the ranks of other popular anime and manga receiving live-action feature films. Fans living outside of Japan can catch the live Bleach movie on Netflix later this month.

Identified as a Netflix Original title, Bleach revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki (portrayed by Sota Fukushi), a teenager pressed into service as an emergency soul reaper. In addition to guiding spirits through to the underworld, Ichigo uses his newfound powers to protect those in the living world from malevolent spectres known as Hollows. Directed by Shinsuke Sato, the film was released in Japan on July 20th, 2018.

Bleach becomes available on the Netflix streaming service Friday, September 14th, 2018.

Sources: Vulture, CB, Warner Bros.

Bleach volume 74

<em>Bleach</em> volume 74
Bleach volume 74

It’s been a long journey for Ichigo Kurosaki, from that fateful day he became a soul reaper, with the manga series coming to a close. Volume 74 of Bleach, the last chapters, are coming this fall.

It’s the final fight, the last stand between the Soul Reapers and Quincies as Ichigo heads into battle against Yhwach. Can Ichigo and the rest of Soul Reapers stand up to enormous and endless power of the leader of the Quincies?

The last volume of Bleach, number 74, will hit store shelves in North America on October 2nd, 2018.

Final Bleach manga cover unveiled

Bleach volume 74
Reported cover of the Bleach manga volume 74

After a long run, Tite Kubo’s manga series, Bleach, is over. Japan gets volume 74 on November 4th, 2016, but don’t expect it in North America anytime soon — volume 68 comes out in English November 1st, 2016.

Possibly one of the more contentious endings of a manga, the closing chapters of Bleach have riled fans in Japan, with some even going as far as destroying their collections of books and memorabilia.

Sources: Crunchyroll, Twitter

Bleach manga series to end this year

Tite Kubo’s manga series Bleach is coming to a close. The 73rd volume hit Japanese store shelves today, July 4th, 2016.

Highschool student Ichigo Kurosaki unwittingly becomes a part-time soul reaper tasked following his ability to see spirits. Upon rescuing an injured soul reaper, Ichigo’s temporary assignment becomes permanent when the society he is reluctant to join depends on him to save it.

Published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, Bleach has branched out into an anime, movies, video games and a live musical.

The final volume, numbered 74, has an anticipated release in the fall of 2016.

Source: Natalie

BLEACH The Movie: Hell Verse trailer

The fourth Bleach movie, aptly titled BLEACH The Movie: Hell Verse, is finally coming to North America! After revisiting the final fight between Ichigo Kurosaki and Ulquiorra, Rukia Kuchiki and Renji Abarai drop in on Ichigo unannounced. Masked beings, the Unforgiven, have descended upon Ichigo’s school and it’s soon discovered where they’ve come from: Hell.

Shuren, the head of the Unforgiven, attempts to kidnap Ichigo’s sisters, but succeeds in taking Yuzu Kurosaki. With the aid of one of the spirits, Ichigo, Rukia, Renji and Uryu Ishida depart for Hell to save Yuzu. Descending into Hell, Ichigo finds that his Hollow keeps awakening and threatens to overtake him. The quest to recover his sister exposes the grim background of the Unforgiven and Shuren’s plan to break the gates of Hell wide open – a culmination that would devastate the world of the living.

BLEACH The Movie: Hell Verse will be available on Viz Media’s Neon Alley streaming service on November 25th, 2012 and on DVD December 4th, 2012. The film initially premiered on December 4th, 2010 in Japan.

Incarnate artist plagiarizing manga

Comic book artist Nick Simmons, who is the son of famed Kiss bassist, Gene Simmons, has found himself in hot water after scathing complaints of plagiarism. Simmons’ comic book Incarnate is believed to have taken artwork, ideas, and dialogue from manga such as Bleach, Hellsing, Vampire Hunter D, and NANA.

Viz Media is apparently aware of the situation, as is Bleach mangaka Tite Kubo, who has already commented via Twitter. Simmons has not responded to the accusations.

Comparisons of the artwork can be found on the LiveJournal community, Bleachness.