Bleach series end date and Hollywood adaptation revealed

It has been revealed that the final episode of TV anime series Bleach will be broadcast on 27th March at 18.00 on TV Tokyo. Animation director Hiroki Takagi has confirmed this.

This news comes just as it was also announced that Warner Brothers are to make a Hollywood adaptation of Bleach. This is one of a series of anime adaptations they have the rights to, all of which are in various stages of either development or stagnation. Warner Brothers currently hold the rights to adapt Akira, Death Note and Ninja Scroll.

The script for the Bleach film is to be written by Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans). Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard, Anger Management) may work as both producer and director.

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Ian Wolf

Ian works as an anime and manga critic for Anime UK News, and was also the manga critic for MyM Magazine. His debut book, CLAMPdown, about the manga collective CLAMP, is available now. Outside of anime, he is data specialist for the British Comedy Guide, is QI's most pedantic viewer, has written questions for both The Wall and Richard Osman's House of Games, and has been a contestant on Mastermind.

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