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With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
ACF 1507: Speed up of print editions of BLEACH announced by VIZ
2 New Volumes Of Hit Action
Manga Debut Each Month Thru The End of 2012 To Synchronize Series With Japanese
VIZ Media kicks the Soul Reaping drama of BLEACH into high gear as it
announces a special speed up of the print editions of Tite Kubo’s hit
supernatural action manga (graphic novel) series. Beginning this month and
continuing through December 2012, two new BLEACH manga editions will debut every
BLEACH is published by VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump imprint, is rated ‘T’ for
Teens, and carries an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The accelerated schedule
is designed to synchronize the series with its digital counterpart on VIZManga.com
by the end of the year.
Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts – he was born with the gift.
When his family is attacked by a Hollow – a malevolent lost soul—Ichigo becomes
a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the
tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's BLEACH has become an
international manga smash-hit!
BLEACH Volume 40 – Available Now!
the Soul Reaper captains deal with Aizen’s forces in Karakura Town, Ichigo faces
Ulquiorra in Hueco Mundo. To match the powerful Espada, Ichigo will have to
rely on his Hollow powers. But will the darkness overwhelm him…?
Pushed to the verge of death by
Ulquiorra, Ichigo releases his Hollow powers. But can Ichigo control his powers
long enough to claim victory against his rival, or will he lose everything he’s
been fighting for...?
BLEACH Volume 42 – Available July 3rd
The battle between the Soul
Reaper Captains and Aizen’s Espadas continues with the fate of Karakura Town in
the balance. And just as things take a turn for the worse, some surprising
allies make their grand entrance!
BLEACH Volume 43 – Available
The battle against Aizen’s
Espadas continues as the Soul Reapers search for a way to defeat Barragan’s
terrifying abilities. Meanwhile, Shunsui will need every trick in his bag to
compete against Stark!
BLEACH (rated ‘T’ for Teens) is author/creator Tite Kubo's second manga title.
Kubo made his debut with ZOMBIE POWDER (also published in North America
by VIZ Media, rated ‘T’ for Teens), a four-volume series appearing
in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
To date,BLEACHhas been translated into numerous
languages and has also inspired an animated TV series that began airing in Japan
in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001, BLEACH remains a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2005, BLEACH was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan
Manga Award in the shonen (boys)