After revealing actor Souta Fukushi in costume as Ichigo for the teaser visual, the live-action Bleach film finally reveals its first trailer. This new video teases Ichigo as he carries around his own sword called a Zanpakuto. Oh, and he’s wearing his signature Shinigami digs too!
So far, the video only teased Fukushi as Ichigo, as they still haven’t revealed the other characters. Kamen Rider fans might know the 24 year-old actor as Gentaro Kisaragi in Kamen Rider Fourze. They will next reveal the actress for Rukia Kuchiki, and so on.
Shinsuke Sato, who will be directing the film, is certainly no stranger to manga with connections to the afterlife. This is because he previously directed the two live-action Gantz films. The film’s story will follow the manga’s first major arc, which is the “Substitute Shinigami” arc.
The staff will be making more announcements during the Tanabata festival, which has some strong connections with Bleach because of Orihime and Hikoboshi.