Live-action adaptions of our favorite anime have surged in popularity in recent years. Some have been hits while others have been fairly disappointing. With any luck, the success of Tite Kubo‘s “Bleach” will not be lost when it hits the big screen in Japan July 2018.
Shinsuke Sato directs the film that tells the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, portrayed by actor Sota Fukushi (“Kamen Rider Fourze”). Ichigo is a high school student with an attitude problem. Unfortunately, bad grades and picking fights are the least of his worries. Ichigo has the ability to see spirits. He considers his gift to be a curse until he meets Rukia Kuchiki (Hana Sugisaki) and is swept into the world of Soul Reapers, The Soul Society and terrifying monsters known as Hollows.
Ichigo’s world spirals out of control after Rukia turns him into a Soul Reaper. She believes the strong spiritual energy inside of him hints at something more. However, not all welcome Ichigo with open arms. Rukia’s older brother, Byakuya, portrayed by Japanese rock star Miyavi, has no qualms about considering Ichigo a threat worthy of termination. It is going to be a rough ride for everyone, including Ichigo’s classmates and other members of the Soul Society.
Renji Abarai, Uryu Ishida, Chad Sado, Orihime Inoue and Kisuke Urahara are only a handful of the characters that appear in the trailer. They all join Ichigo in his fight against the Hollows and play vital roles in his journey as a Soul Reaper. The anime and the manga may have finally come to an end, but the live-action adaption of “Bleach” will take us right back to where it all began.