First Live-Action “Bleach” Visual Shows Sota Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki

It has been announced that the upcoming live-action film adaptation of “Bleach” will finally open in Japan next summer.

The first look offers 24-year-old Sota Fukushi (Gentaro Kisaragi in Kamen Rider Fourze) as Ichigo Kurosaki, with additional information regarding the movie to be revealed on Friday.

Filming began in the suburbs of the Kanto region (including Tokyo, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa) from mid-September to mid-November of last year, with many concerned by the quality of props as seen in photos that leaked online.

Bleach” is a popular manga and anime series created by manga artist Tite Kubo, who launched the series in the magazine “Weekly Shonen Jump” in 2001 and ended it on August 22, 2016.

This upcoming live-action film adaptation is being directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror” and “Death Note: Light Up the New World“).

  • Comments

    • cheng xiao’s forehead

      this is gonna be shit

    • H

      Sato Shinsuke did amazing work with Toshokan Senso adaptation so I’ll wait to see…..

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    • AoZora

      Fukushi Souta.. Yuck… I don’t know whether I can watch his… #deadfisheyes… almost ruined my movie experience in whichever he acted(err,, not acted ;)).. He just cant act and more importantly cant deliver dialogues with conviction..

      • yamakita

        He’s not a great actor because that’s not his selling point. He is pretty to look at and he is tall. I think he did a decent job in My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday. Nobody’s perfect.

        • AoZora

          Maybe he is decent in few… I had bad experience watching him.. So I have decided not to watch him anymore.. I find his dialogue delivery pretty fake… Hope he changes my opinion in future..

          • yamakita

            No worries. Chances are, his star will fade like many of these “it” actors and actresses.

    • miraikuru

      Fukushi Sota has a good drama and bad drama in his history…
      I’m not sure if I want to watch it… I guess it depend on the supporting cast…

    • AkaneHaga

      so far
      NOT GOOD either NOT BAD

    • Bubi.

      Hm, I think this will be a hard one to turn live-action.

    • Jug’Crispy

      Wow. He looks so much unlike the character, they had to shadow out his face lol.

      • yamakita

        I’m a fan of his, but I agree. His face is not angry enough.

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    • WorldGN18

      They should be working on a final anime season instead…