Warner Bros. to Adapt BLEACH Manga

     March 21, 2010

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Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to turn the manga (Japanese comic) Bleach into a movie.  Peter Segal (Get Smart) is in negotiations to produce, though not direct.  For those who know absolutely nothing about the manga, I’ll let Heat Vision handle the description:

The story centers on a 15-year-old boy who has the ability to see ghosts and meets a female Soul Reaper, a member of an order that escorts the souls of the dead. A fight with an evil spirit causes the Reaper to transfer all her power to the boy, leaving her stranded in the human world and the boy taking over her job as a fighter of evil.

Does he take over her job as a fighter of evil because she’s so bad at it she had to giver her powers to a 15-year-old boy?  The books, published in weekly installments in Japan since 2001, have already been adapted into an anime that airs in Japan with the English version on Cartoon Network and Canada’s YTV.  Warner Bros. is also currently in development of the manga Akira.

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