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Pronounce as ブリーチ Burīchi, Bleach Season 2 is BACK!
Based on the a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Noriaki “Tite” Kubo, Bleach never lets up on its compelling plotlines, captivating action and engaging character exploration. Built on universal themes such as friendship, sacrifice, coming-of-age and the determination to succeed, Bleach tugs at the heartstrings of one and all, to inspire youth and young adults everywhere.
As of December 2010, a total of 48 volumes has been serialized, with a total of over 60 million copies sold from 2001 to 2010.
In addition to the manga and anime TV series, Bleach has been theatrically released in four spin-off anime movies since 2006 – grossing over US$20million in the Japanese box-office alone -- with the latest in Japan’s theatres just last December.
Not only that, more than 20 Bleach-titled video games have been made for the Nintendo DS and Wii, Sony PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2, as well as Game Boy Advance consoles since 2005.
Two collectible card games were also launched, and even a live-action rock musical was staged in Tokyo in August 2005.
Bleach follows the life of 15-year-old, orange-haired
student Ichigo, whose chance meeting with Rukia
turned him into a ‘Soul Reaper’(死神 "Death God") in his own right.
An evil spirit had attacked and injured Rukia, and left her with no choice but to ‘lend’ her powers to Ichigo to fend for
himself. When Rukia’s superiors eventually discovered
she had broken laws by transferring powers to Ichigo,
she was hauled back to ‘Soul Society’ to be executed. This is Rukia:
Following the breath-taking conclusion to the war between Ichigo and his friends against the mighty ‘Soul Reaper’ army, fans will want to watch Bleach as it enters an original story arc that is not written into its manga series. The anime series will unravel a race of vampire-like immortals who can live forever and acquire great powers by absorbing human souls. Named ‘Bounts’, they have their sights set on dominating the human world and ‘Soul Society’…
See how the fates of Ichigo, Rukia and their friends hang in the balance as the Bleach returns to Animax!
When: 18 March 2011, Mondays to Fridays, 7.30pm
(Singapore) on Animax
(StarHub TV ch 532)
Resource from media release, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleach_(manga)