If Akira wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. Pictures is developing yet another manga as they’re in the process of securing the rights to Bleach, with Peter Segal in negotiations to produce, reports Heat Vision. 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. The manga, written and drawn by Tite Kubo, has been published in weekly installments in Japan since 2001. Viz has collected the stories in graphic novel format, so far releasing 29 volumes. “Bleach” has been adapted into an anime TV series that airs in Japan. An English version airs on Cartoon Network and Canada’s YTV. In Japan, the title has spawned features and a musical.
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