"Bleach" fans are excited to hear that their favorite manga is not only getting two new novels that will center on different characters but also be written by distinguished authors Makoto Matsubara and Ryoghgo Narita. The first novel is expected to be released by December of this year and will center on Renji and Rukia while the second novel is slated for a 2017 release will focus on the secret battle of Shuhei Hisagi.
This is not the first time Makoto Matsubara wrote for the "Bleach" manga. According to MyAnimeList, Matsubara contributed in four "Bleach" stories titled "Unmasked Short Stories", "Letters from the Other Side", "The Death Save the Strawberry", and "The Honey Dish Rhapsody".
Originally, the manga series focuses on the life of Kurosaki Ichigo who is the lead character of the story. Ichigo seems normal at first sight but he can sense spirits that normal people cannot do. As time passes, Ichigo became more sensitive to his powers that made him even susceptible to dangerous ghosts or also called Hallows.
Ichigo's life would have been ruined but fortunately, a Shinigami, Rukia Kuchiki, shows up and helps to protect Ichigo. Rukia was greatly wounded while protecting Ichigo so she had no choice but to transfer her power to Ichigo so he can be the one to defeat the Hallow.
"Bleach" manga was first published in 2001 in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and was so successful that it had its own media franchise. This includes an animated television series, original video animations or OVA, animated films, video games and even rock musicals. In 2018, a live-action movie adaptation is expected to be released. The manga has a total of 74 tankobon volumes and 63 has been released in English. Even Cartoon Network aired episodes of the animated version in English dub, as well as Hulu.