After what seems like forever, two hugely popular manga are coming to an end in Japan. The August edition of Shonen Jump will see both Nisekoi and Bleach coming to a close. The edition will be a double edition, issues 36 – 37, and both manga will be getting a special colour page. Nisekoi will be seeing 25 pages for the last outing with a double colour page spread in the middle.
As a Bleach fanboy (Toshiro Hitsugaya FTW!), I’ll be sad to see it end after 15 long years but creator Tite Kubo is promising the series will go out on a high.
Now here’s something really cool as a fan of the Bleach series. It’s been turned into a rock musical of all things and even better, some of the visuals have been shown off…and they look amazing! The pics are from the official website which recently opened, you can check out more info at “Rock Musical Bleach: Mou Hitostu no Chijyou (Another Above Ground),” The story in the musical centres around the Soul Society story arc from the series and will run from July 28 through to August 7 at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo before moving onto the Kyoto Theater between August 24 and 28.
VIZ Media recently posted a video for the promotion of their Shonen Jump Alpha digital manga anthology showing manga authors, Tite Kubo & Eiichiro Oda, drawing Ichigo from Bleach and Luffy from One Piece, respectively.
It’s amazing to see these artists draw these heroes right before your eyes, transforming what was a blank canvas into a piece of art.