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Bleach live-action film reveals its Rukia

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The live-action Bleach film sealed for release in 2018 has just revealed its Rukia in Shonen Jump magazine. Plans have been officially in place for this film since 2016, but knowing that Hana Sugisaki, fresh from starring in Mary and the Witch’s Flower, will be playing the Reaper to Sota Fukushi’s Ichigo is worth the […]

Weekly round-up

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We’re just about ready for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down here. It was another busy week as usual at littleanimeblog HQ, chatting Alita’s eyes and our lingering love of Recovery of an MMO Junkie. Want to take a peek at the best bits? Go right ahead – read on! News Alita: Battle […]

Bleach mangaka thanks fans for help in finding sender of boy’s dying wish

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Last year, an ill and exhausted Tite Kubo pushed on through to complete his Bleach manga. A little while after, he returned to Twitter and shared the bittersweet story that gave him the motivation to keep creating until the end. That story was of a terminally ill boy’s final wish. He had eighteen months to live, and […]

Update: Two new Bleach novels set for December, Spring 2017 releases

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The Bleach franchise is due for two new novels, which came of some comfort to those who are already missing Tite Kubo’s manga since it ended. The first, due in December, will be from Makoto Matsubara, who has written several previous Bleach novels including The Death Save the Strawberry. The second will be written by Ryohgo Narita, original creator […]

Weekly round-up

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Oh my, there’s been so much good news this week, we didn’t know how to cut it down to five stories. So, seeing as last week’s round-up fell a bit short, we bumped it up to six this time. Enjoy our latest updates on the anime world, brought together to keep you in the know […]

Tite Kubo shares bittersweet story of ending Bleach

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With all the physical and mental strain a manga artist expends on their work, it’s no wonder we hear about so many becoming bedridden through exhaustion and illness. After finishing Bleach, Tite Kubo decided to rejoin his fans on Twitter, but this week he decided to use the platform to share a special story. The work […]

Bleach to announce live-action movie with final manga chapter

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Last week on August 8th, Shonen Jump‘s 36-37 double issue held the climactic chapter of Bleach as planned. But it was also announced that issue 38 would contain a post-climax chapter, accompanied by an “important announcement”. While fans expected that this would mean a return to the anime, which ended in 2012, a sneak peek at next week’s issue […]

End of Bleach slated later than expected alongside “important announcement”

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As expected, it was announced in Monday’s (August 1st) Shonen Jump magazine that Naoshi Komi will publish his last Nisekoi chapter in next week’s 36-37 double issue. But as for Bleach, that apparently set-in-stone ending date has backtracked to become more tentative. This coming Monday’s (August 8th) double issue will announce that Tite Kubo’s manga will instead end in issue 38, to […]

Nisekoi and Bleach to end in Shonen Jump’s August double issue

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Over the past couple of months, Bleach and Nisekoi have had their approaching endings heavily teased, but with no concrete details as to when their last chapters would run. That is, until now. With an early peek released for next Monday’s (August 1st) issue of Shonen Jump, it’s been revealed that the following week’s 36-37 double issue will hold the […]

Global Shonen Jump’s Vice President estimates when Bleach manga will end

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After Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga was revealed as nearing its end, the exact number of chapters remaining kept a mystery, Hisashi Sasaki, the former Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief and current Vice President for Global Shonen Jump at VIZ Media, has given fans a time frame for the series’ end. During Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump Podcast 164 on Monday (July 11th), Sasaki commented that Kubo […]

Update: Bleach manga will end in 74th volume

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Today (July 4th), Shonen Jump magazine makes yet another big announcement, and this might well be the biggest of the big. Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga will be confirmed as nearing its end, in an unspecified amount of chapters as Jump‘s teaser purposefully obscures the number, after it entered its final arc in February 2012. Kubo launched his slick flagship in Shonen Jump in 2001, […]

News: Cast visuals revealed for return of Rock Musical Bleach

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The official website for the return of Rock Musical Bleach has revealed its cast visuals and schedule for the new stage production Mo Hitotsu no Chijyo (Another Above Ground). More cast visuals are yet to come for the latest musical adapting Tite Kubo’s action manga Bleach, but for the moment, here are the actors who’ve appeared kitted out as […]