Bleach manga volume 56, March of the StarCross, has been released in Japan! It officially hit retailers earlier this week on September 4th. The volume contains chapters 490 to 499 and features the Vandenreich’s Quilge Opieon the cover.
As for the North American release of volume 56, well, it hasn’t been announced yet. The good news is Viz Media is releasing two volumes every month for the rest of the year so we should see volume 56 sometime next year! Bleach volumes 46 and 47 were just released on September 4th. Volumes 48/49 are expected to be released October 2nd, volumes 50/51 on November 6th, and volumes 52/53 on December 4th. Bleach manga volume 54 has a listed release date of January 1st, 2013, while Bleach manga volume 55 is expected to be released on February 5th, 2013.