What You Need to Know:
- The awesome folks who run Anime NYC along with the Japan Society announced earlier this morning that the live-action BLEACH feature film, adapted from the bestselling manga and anime series by Tite Kubo, will have its U.S. Premiere on July 28th at JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film at New York’s Japan Society shortly following its release in Japanese theaters.
- Now in its 12th year, JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film (July 19-29) is the largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema in North America. It brings together a wide range of the best and hardest-to-see films coming out of Japan today across a wide range of genres. Other major screenings at this year’s festival include: the North American Premiere of Opening Film Ramen Shop by director Eric Khoo, who will attend with star Takumi Saitoh; the North American Premiere of Centerpiece Presentation title Mori, The Artist’s Habitat by director Shuichi Okita, with an appearance by featured festival guest Kirin Kiki; the U.S. Premiere of Hanagatami by director Nobuhiko Obayashi, best known as the director of cult film House (1977), followed by a Q&A with star Shunsuke Kubozuka; and the East Coast Premiere of Night is Short, Walk On Girl from animation director Masaaki Yuasa.
- The BLEACH U.S. Premiere will take place at 7:45 PM on Saturday, July 28th at JAPAN CUTS at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). Tickets are now on sale for Japan Society members, and Anime NYC attendees and the general public can buy tickets on June 18.
- BLEACH will open in Japanese theaters on July 20th and features an all star cast including Sota Fukushi (Ichigo Kurosaki), Hana Sugisaki (Rukia Kuchiki), Ryo Yoshizawa (Uryu Ishida), Taichi Saotome (Renji Abarai), and MIYAVI (Byakuya Kuchiki). Director Shinsuke Sato’s past work includes GANTZ (2010), I Am a Hero (2015), Death Note: Light Up the New World (2016), and Inuyashiki (2018), all based on popular manga. Sato’s BLEACH is an adaptation of the original BLEACH manga series created by Tite Kubo.
- If all of this sounds enticing to you and want to be a part of the experience in person, then be sure to check out the official Anime NYC website and grab your tickets! Fans wanting the latest news on BLEACH at JAPAN CUTS and to learn about chances to win free tickets can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter!
Source: Official Press Release
Sick, a live action Bleach film! I'm down for this! What about you Honey-chan?
Yeah I'm totally ready to see how this turns out. Hopefully it won't be as bad as some of the other anime turned live-action films..