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.
In an interview with MusicFrenzy.net, Fear Factory singer Burton C. Bell talked about how he ended up being in Nirvana’s music video for their infamous (and obscenely overplayed) song “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
“I was a big NIRVANA fan for a long time, and I saw them a bunch of times on the ‘Bleach’ tour. After seeing them a few times, I’d run into them, a friend of mine actually played on [NIRVANA's 1991 record] record, ‘Nevermind’ — he played cello on ‘Something In The Way’. So we had a copy of that record almost five months before it came out. What happened was that, before the record came out, they had a show in L.A. at the Roxy, and after the show, they threw out flyers saying, ‘Hey, come to our video shoot.’ And so me and my roommate got the flyer with the directions on it and we went to the video shoot the next day. . . And what happened in the video wasn’t even supposed to happen. The audience just went nuts.”
If you want to play Where’s Waldo/Burton C. Bell, the video is below. Personally, I didn’t even try but that’s because I cannot STAND that song. If I hear it one more time, I’ll blow a gasket or ten.
Fear Factory’s latest album is The Industrialist. Make sure to check out our review of the album here. READ MORE
Dan Mazeau, writer of the upcoming sequel Wrath Of The Titans, is now set to write the adaptation of Bleach for Warner Brothers.
Per Variety, “Warner Bros. has acquired live-action feature rights to Tite Kubo’s manga and anime property “Bleach,” which will be adapted by “Wrath of the Titans” scribe Dan Mazeau.
Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) will produce with an eye toward possibly directing.”
What’s sort of odd is that the wording of the Variety article treats the involvement of Warner Brothers and Peter Segal as some kind of new development, when we actually reported this almost exactly two years ago.
The film will follow, “the adventures of Ichigo, a teenager who can see ghosts. When his family is attacked by a Hollow — a malevolent lost soul — Ichigo inadvertently absorbs the power to hunt Hollows. He then dedicates his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured souls find peace.” READ MORE
Last week news broke that writer Nick Simmons had production of his ongoing series from Radical Publishing titled “INCARNATE” amid accusations of plagiarism surrounding the title. Well today on Comics Worth Reading the first statements from Simmons were released, and surprise surprise, he doesn’t think he’s doing anything wrong. Read on for the statement and then make your own on this one.
Left, Tite Kubo’s ‘BLEACH’/Right, Nick Simmon’s ‘INCARNATE’ READ MORE