Warner Bros. Aims to Create Live-Action Bleach Film

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 24, 2012 in Anime

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Oh Warner Brothers, what are we going to do with you? Not content with the start-and-stop production process of it’s other live-action anime adaptions (namely Akira), the fine folks over at Warner have picked up another property to slowly never make a movie out of: Bleach. The popular and long-running Shonen Jump manga series by Tite Kubo has spawned an equally long anime and many video games, but no live-action films yet. Looks like Warner wants to change that! Read more…

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Bleach Figures with Style

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 15, 2011 in Anime, Hobbies and Collections

BRAVISM BLEACH STYLING

In March 2012 Bandai will be releasing the Bravism: Bleach Styling set of Bleach figurines. You can buy them individually or in a pack, and if you’re lucky enough to be in japan on December 17th at the Jump Festa 2012 you can see them in person — but if you can’t make it here’s a preview: Read more…

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Is It Already the 10th Anniversary of Bleach?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 5, 2010 in Animation, Comic Books

Bleach 10th anniversary coasters- ichigo

I’m in a total state of shock: It seems like just yesterday that I was watching every episode of Bleach — so I was blown away to just read the it’s almost the 10th anniversary of the franchise. Of course that marks the 10th anniversary of the manga which was first published in August of 2001 and is now up to 48 volumes and over 300 episodes of the anime series which went on the air in 2004. Shown here are a set of coasters which have been created for the occasion in Japan which feature illustrations by Noriaki “Tite” Kubo: Read more…

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What’s Killing Anime? Take a Look at Bleach Episode 170

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 12, 2010 in Animation

Bleach Episode 170

Wanting too much of a good thing is a very American trait — we eat too much fast food, consume way too much oil to drive automobiles that are way too big and our tastes in entertainment slouch towards mental comfort food. If we like a TV show chances are that the creators will ignore their better instincts and run the show into the ground. Such was the case with Happy Days and thus the phrase “Jumping the Shark” was born. So this is clearly a uniquely American bad habit? Wrong! Anime is suffering from the very same sin of more and more of the same. Read more…

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What Does Anime Look Like Next Year? Here’s a Preview!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 10, 2010 in Animation

Eiichiro Oda "ONE PIECE" Calendar

Yes I know that the furthest thing from your mind is celebrating a happy new year — but for hardcore otaku in Japan it’s the season to start thinking about which anime calendar to select for 2011! Shown here are a preview of a few of the calendars which will be available for pre-orders in Japan on September 26th. Shown above is One Piece and below is Naruto: Read more…

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Of Schadenfreude and Nick Simmons

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 28, 2010 in Comic Books

Nick Simmons being inspired

Above: Tite Kubo on the left and Nick Simmons on the right.

We all live with the cultural myth that if you’ve got talent and work hard that at some point you’ll be discovered. But the sad reality is that there are some very talented people out there who kill themselves their entire lives and still go absolutely nowhere. And even for these of us who do manage to make a living with our creative skills know that it’s not an easy path. So whenever you see nepotism it’s a pretty bitter pill to swallow. Read more…

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Bleach Figurines Preview: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

Bleach figure previews from Square Enix Products

Square Enix Products had on display three beautifully crafted Bleach figurine prototypes. The figures weren’t painted, but I was impressed with how true they stayed to the character designs. Read more…

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Bleach: The Third Musical!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 14, 2009 in Animation, Fandom

Bleach: The Third Musical

The third Bleach musical will take start on January 15th, 2010 and tour three cities in Japan: Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo. What makes this show interesting is that it features some of the voice actors from the series. Tickets are 6600 yen and go on sale November 15th. Here’s the official flyer for the show: Read more…

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