Live action “Bleach” film reveals Hana Sugisaki as Rukia!!

Here she is! Actress Hana Sugisaki in full costume for her portrayal in the upcoming live action movie based on Tite Kubo’s action manga “Bleach”. She previously portrayed Rin Asano in “Blade of the Immortal” and Mary in “Mary and the Witch’s Flower.” To prepare for the role, Hana read the manga over and over again and watched the anime. She says that she “examined Rukia and found her to be “pure and powerful”. Hana and Sota Fukushi, who will be playing Ichigo Kurosaki in the Bleach movie, have previously co-starred in the 2014 film In The Hero and the 2016 TV drama Montage. Hana has said about her working with Fukushi again: “Since I have already worked with Fukushi-san in some other films, I felt relieved from the first day of the shooting. While Ichigo and Rukia are human and death characters in this story, I thought they have hearts, after reading through the screenplay. I fell in love with them whose existences are supporting each other and becoming stronger. I think I was able to feel that
way because Fukushi-san was with me. I believe the friendship between the two that I actually felt
at the sets will surely reach the hearts of this film’s audience.”

The live action Bleach movie will be directed by Shinsuke Sato (GANTZ, I Am a Hero), which will be based on the “Substitute Shinigami” arc in Volumes 1-8 of manga. Warner Brothers has set a released date of July 20 for Japanese theatres.

Sota Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki

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