After two small teaser trailers that left a bit of skepticism amongst fan circles, the full one-minute trailer to Bleach has upped that level of excitement.
Based on Tite Kubo‘s famous manga, the story follows high school student Ichigo Kurosaki, who is given the power to become a demon hunter known as the Soul Reaper after replacing the younger Rukia Kuchiki, to patrol the streets of Karakura Town.
Sota Fukushi and Hana Sugisaki, who previously appeared together in Takashi Miike‘s renowned live-action adaptation of Blade of the Immortal, reunite to play Ichigo and Rukia respectively. They are joined by Taichi Saotome, Ryo Yoshizawa, and pop star/actor MIYAVI.
The film was directed by Shinsuke Sato and is set for a July 20 release by Warner Brothers Japan.