It has just been revealed that the very popular manga Bleach by Tite Kubo will get a live action movie adaptation, and while this news is still making it’s way through the internet, the first trailer has been released, including a scene from the film.
In the trailer, we can see a very short scene where Ichigo fights a Hollow in what seems like a residential area and he uses the sword only a shinigami can use: Zanpakuto.
In the manga, Ichigo Kurosaki is a rather regular high school boy who happens to be able to see spirits. But one day, he receives the power of the shinigami (Soul Reaper) Rukia Kuchiki, as his family is being attacked by an evil spirit known as a Hollow.
Ichigo will be portrayed by Sota Fukushi. Taking the megaphone and directing the movie is Shinsuke Sato, who has also worked on the well known Japanese movies GANTZ and I am a Hero.
Fukushi and Director Shinsuke Sato left a comment for fans:
Comment from Sota Fukushi
‘Ichigo’s Zanpakuto is huge, so at first I just used it a bit to get used to it. Fighting with the sword was a lot harder than I imagined, but I think it ended in a good action scene. The Hollow which the director and the CG team created are making this a big scale movie. Please look forward to the many charming characters, as well as the confrontation between Ichigo and the Hollows.’
Comment from Director Shinsuke Sato
‘To be able to make a Hollow appear realistic and suddenly in a residential area, we used CG and all kinds of other technologies, working on one cut after the other. For now, we can only show the arm, but this will be a great action scene like nobody has seen before. Please look forward to next summer.’
With this kind of team, we can only look forward to what kind of Bleach we will get to see. More information is bound to come and we will keep you updated!
Live Action Movie Bleach
Based on: Bleach by Tite Kubo (published in Kodansha’s Shonen Jump)
Directed by: Shinsuke Sato
Starring: Souta Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki
Distribution: Warner Brothers
Official Website: bleach-movie.jp
Official Twitter: @bleach_moviejp