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VIZ Media Announces Blu-ray Release of ‘Bleach’

Complete uncut first set of first-ever Blu-ray release of acclaimed paranormal action-adventure anime series debuts this summer.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- VIZ Media, a company specializing in publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announced the release of the anime action drama Bleach Set 1 on Blu-ray. Now available, Bleach Set 1 presents the complete, uncut first 27 episodes of the popular series on 4 Blu-ray discs, and carries an MSRP of $54.97 U.S. / $63.99 CAN. Episodes are available with dialogue selections for dubbed English as well as subtitled, Japanese 2.0 audio, with episodes presented in their original 4:3 format.

In the Bleach anime series, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts for as long as he can remember. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, his life is changed forever. Now, with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling, to protect the world of the living and the dead as a Substitute Soul Reaper. When Rukia is taken away to face the ruthless justice of the Soul Society, Ichigo and his friends must cross over and do battle in the spirit world.

“Fans have eagerly anticipated the release of Bleach on Blu-ray, and this summer we invite them to expand their personal anime collections with the release of the first set of this riveting series,” said Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation.

The Bleach animated films and TV series (distributed in North America by VIZ Media, rated ‘TV-14’) are based on the hit manga series created by Tite Kubo (also published in North America by VIZ Media, rated ‘T’ for Teens).

Source: VIZ Media

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