17 Aug 2016 6:24 PM +00:00 UTC

The Bleach Manga May Be Getting a Live-Action Movie

It looks like there's going to be an announcement about the Bleach manga getting a live-action movie soon, Crunchyroll reports. Last week's issue of Shonen Jump, the magazine Bleach runs in, said there would be a big announcement in the August 22nd issue. According to Crunchyroll, that announcement is a live-action movie for 2018.

Bleach is the popular manga by Tite Kubo. It first launched in 2001 and published continually for fifteen years. The manga follows Ichigo Kurosaki, a teenage boy who is granted the power to reap souls as a death god (shinigami).

A live-action movie will doubtless excite many. But the announcement might be a disappointment for fans who were hoping for a revival of the Bleach anime. The anime ended in 2012 after 366 episodes, only adapting a portion of the manga.


The special announcement on August 22nd will coincide with the end of the Bleach manga. After 74 volumes, the Bleach Saga is wrapping up with chapter #686. You'll find it in the Shonen Jump #38. Crunchyroll linked to spoilers for the final chapter (click with caution), though like the movie news, it's unknown if this information is reliable.

What do you think of the live-action movie news? Is it true? Would you like to see a Bleach movie?

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