Bleach Manga Ends, Live Action Movie in 2018 [No Spoilers]

15 years in the making! The 38th issue of Shuiesha’s Weekly Shonen Jump officially releases on Monday, August 22 and it will contain the final chapter of Kubo Tite’s Shinigami manga, Bleach! The series began in 2001, although it seemed many more stories could have been told in the universe. To the surprise of fans, the announcement of the manga was ending was made last month. We at Saiyan Island won’t reveal the ending, but the sudden end of the manga may be due to the next phase in the Bleach franchise – a live action movie!

Kubo-sensei, who wrote and drew the manga, will take an active role in the movie’s production so it will not only be enjoyable for newcomers, but also satisfy long-time fans. Kubo-sensei does wonder how the movie will handle the hair color of characters since it might be strange to have orange or red-heads in a live action movie.

Speaking of orange hair, the first actor has been cast as well – Sota Fukushi. He will star as the franchise’s protagonist, Ichigo Kurosaki. Fukushi has been in other manga-based live-action movies as well, including Library Wars, Strobe Edge, and Kamisama no Iutoori. As you see below, Fukushi’s natural hair color is black.

The live action Bleach movie will be directed by Shinsuke Sato, who directed the live-action Gantz movies, and will open in Japanese theaters sometime in 2018.

The Bleach live action movie was officially announced back in 2012. Major film studio Warner Bros and American anime licensor Viz Media were behind the announcement back then, however, neither company has been mentioned with this 2018 adaptation. No news has been announced in regards to a Bleach anime either, which ran 366 episodes from 2004 to 2012, starting with the beginning of the Bleach manga to chapter 479 (the The Lost Substitute Shinigami arc). Saiyan Island hopes to have additional information in regards to the Bleach live action movie (and anime if anything transpires) as it is announced.

  • Kevin Rianto

    No, he’s still imprisoned somewhere in Soul Society, it is unfortunate he didn’t become the Soul King in the end.

  • Kevin Rianto

    Unfortunately no, he’s still locked up somewhere in Soul Society, instead of becoming the Soul King.

  • Kevin Rianto

    Urahara wasn’t confirmed to be dead last time I checked the ending, with his Bankai’s ability, I’m pretty he survives the final arc of the series.

  • Rose Est Belle

    They’ll probably let Aizen out lmao.

  • Rose Est Belle

    How did he pulled a “Naruto”, dude Orihime liked Ichigo and Ichigo liked her, Renji and Rukia were almost a thing lmao and now official. Smh I can’t believe people didn’t see Ichihime and Renjinx Rukia >.< lol.. Whaaa

  • Rose Est Belle

    Editors didn’t force Kishimoto of anything in fact they tried to force him of many things except this one, they won’t tell him who will his character end up with, you’re nitpicking now. Also he even told the voice actor before the anime was filming that Sasusaku were going to
    be canon. Smh, sore losers.

  • Rose Est Belle

    I’m mad @ Kubo, where is Grimmjow!! Dx Like is Ichigo son going to release Aizen from jail lol.

  • Rose Est Belle

    You’re telling me KUBO didn’t leave “plot holes ” ily? Smh.

  • Rose Est Belle

    Where’s GRIMMJOW KUBO!! There’s lots of plot holes like, wtf. Honestly people saying “at least it ended better than Naruto”, lmao sure … >.> smh. Get real. Anyways, I’m sad for Ishida used to ship Ishhime, but the Ichihime kid looks so cute awe. The trouble he would get will be releasing Aizen from jail, it’s so obvious lol.

  • Rose Est Belle

    That better die soon and be forgotten. Naruto live action will be terrible smh.

  • Rose Est Belle

    IKR, where’s grimmjow;(… Yachiru omfg, where’s everyone and who’s the king of the soul society, I wonder if it’s Ichigo’s kid? Dx lots of unanswered questions.

  • Rose Est Belle

    Perhaps..

  • Rose Est Belle

    Lmao, I was about to say Yu Yu Hakusho ripped off ended, but then again I enjoyed only Aizen, Grimmjow, and Ulquiorra.. Meh.

  • Rose Est Belle

    Maybe they’re all under a spell Aizen planned it all.

  • Dark Lord Morgoth

    Yes there were a few things left unanswered, there’s no denying that.

  • fade27713

    hey if you think treating someone like crap isn’t treating someone badly. More power to you then

  • fade27713

    i’m pretty sure that’s jump’s fault

  • 1one1withTheGreat1

    Ok guys,be patient,bleach manga will coming back soon..before the time skip