MegaHouse’s new collectible statue for Bleach shows the power of protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki.
Available for pre-order on Sideshow, the figurine is just 10 inches tall and comes with a pretty impressive price tag of $443; it is expected to begin shipping in June 2024. The item itself shows the alternate Soul Reaper wielding Zangetsu – his Zanpakutō – and his sheer power illustrated with the crumbling ground around him as he charged forward.
Mangaka Tite Kubo published her iconic manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2001 to August 2016, and the series has spawned 74 volumes. Bleach tells the story of Ichigo, a delinquent high school student who was born with the ability to see spirits and demons. After a fateful encounter with an injured Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchika, the orange-haired teen gains the ability to fight Hollows, corrupt beings that devour other souls.
Bleach Returns to the Thousand Years of Blood
From October 2004 to March 2012, Studio Pierrot produced and released its first Bleach anime adaptation. Despite having over 360 episodes, the series still has many of the final chapters of the Kubo manga that haven’t been adapted… until now. The sequel series, Bleach: A Thousand Years of Blood War, premiered its first installment late last year, and its second season debuted as the lead for the 2023 summer anime season. shows the Soul Society confronting the Wandenreich, a secret Quincy empire, in a brutal and deadly conflict.
Multimedia brand Bleach has a large following; Not only is the series considered a member of the shōnen Big Three alongside Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto and Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, but Kubo’s story is also one of the best-selling manga in history with over 130 million copies sold. circulating around the world. Bleach fans express their appreciation and excitement for the franchise in more ways than just buying copies of the comics or buying merchandise; they also create their own content and cosplay is especially popular in the community. For example, an up-and-coming cosplayer with the username _daniel_cos_ recently shared their threatening actions towards Kenpachi Zaraki, the captain of Team 11 of the Gotei 13.
Similarly, Reddit subnelliel user posted their energetic interpretation of Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck, 3rd Espada previously. The outfit recreates Hollow’s powerful skull mask with curved horns, signature blue hair, and a scar on his face. The outfit also features a large number three tattoo on the character’s back.
Bleach: Blood of a Thousand Years is now on Hulu.