Bleach movie to be shown in certain cities

Attention “Bleach” fans. (I’m referring to the anime show and manga not the liquid bleach here folks.)

Ahem. Back to the news.

The Bleach movie called “Memories of Nobody” will be shown in 300 movie theaters on June 11 and 12. You can start buying tickets May 9 from the theaters or at But subscribers to SHONEN JUMP e-mail newsletter can buy advance tickets from May 2 to 8, according to the folks at VIZ Media.

Here’s a synopsis of the movie from the VIZ Media press release: “Unidentified beings known
as Blanks start popping up. They are soon followed by a Soul Reaper named Senna who makes them disappear. Puzzled by these unknown beings and the even more mysterious girl, Ichigo and Rukia set out to learn more, but uncover an evil plot when a menacing clan tries to kidnap Senna.

Banished from Soul Society long ago, the clans leader has sent the World of the Living and Soul Society on a collision course, and Senna seems to be the key to his diabolical plot for

Cue suspense music.

The best things in life are FREE

This from VIZ Media. The company is producing a special issue of its Shonen Jump magazine and will be giving it away gratis during Free Comic Book Day which falls on May 3.

The special edition will be distributed for free at participating stores nationwide.

I’ve never heard of the event but then again I haven’t been haunting comic bookstores since I was in high school. I get my manga from the local bookstore and the anime shop.

According to the VIZ press release, the annual event was “developed by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. and is designed for comic book retailers across North America and around the world to offer a range of select titles for free to further spread awareness of new and upcoming series and highlight the diversity of the comics and manga (graphic novel) genres.”

In my simple mind that just translates to FREE comics for one day. Drool. I wonder if a customer will be limited to one comic book only.

The special edition 32-page Shonen Jump will feature snippets from various series like
“Naruto”, “Bleach” , “One Piece” and “Slam Dunk.” There’s going to be a “Bleach” poster included as well.