Warner Brothers Japan is getting ready for the release of the upcoming live-action Bleach film. And now, they didn’t just release one new trailer, but two! These new videos feature plenty of action, as well as introducing a few new characters and Hollows, including the dreaded King Fisher. They also revealed a brand new poster visual for the film as well.
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The new trailers featured new character additions like Masami Nagasawa as Ichigo’s mother Masaki, Yosuke Eguchi as Ichigo’s father Isshin, and Seiichi Tanabe as Kisuke Urahara. They also revealed the actors for Chad and Orihime after announcing it earlier. Erina Mano, who played Akira Izumino in The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action series, will play Orihime Inoue. Meanwhile, Yu Konagi will be playing the half-Brazilian powergouse, Yasutora “Chad” Sado.
As previously revealed, the film will star Souta Fukushi as Ichigo, as well as actress Hana Sigisaki as Rukia. Aside from acting as Rin in Blade of the Immortal, actress Hana Sugisaki also happens to be a seiyuu as well. This is because she also voiced Mary in Mary and The Witch’s Flower. But her seiyuu roles don’t just end there, as she also voiced Sayaka in Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There. Meanwhile, Ichigo Kurosaki’s actor, Souta Fukushi, previously played live-action Strobe Edge‘s Ren Ichinose and live-action Kami-sama no Iu Toori‘s Shun Takahata.
Other cast members include Ryou Yoshizawa, who recently appeared as Sougo Okita in the hilarious live-action Gintama film. Now, he’s playing the Quincy, Uryuu Ishida for the live-action Bleach film. Meanwhile, Taichi Saotome will be playing Rukia’s childhood friend, Renji Abarai. Saotome previously starred as Ryouhei Kagami in the CROWS Explode film. And speaking of Rukia, renowned Japanese musician, MIYAVI, will be playing her big brother, Byakuya Kuchiki.
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. It will premiere on 20 July 2018.
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Source: Comic Natalie