Whenever there is a Japanese anime series or anime movie that airs in Japan, it takes some time before they dubbed in English before a North American release. In the case of movies, it usually takes longer. This is because the movies are aired in theaters first before going on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc; but, they are in Japanese. There's some time before they become available with subtitles. Then, there's more time in between before they dubbed in English before the North American release. The latest Bleach movie, called “Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse” is due for a North American release soon. This is the fourth movie to come from the popular Bleach franchise.
On December 4, Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse will be released by Viz Media to North America
. You can get it on either DVD or Blu-Ray just in time for Christmas shopping for any of your friends, family members, or associates who are fans of anime let alone the Bleach series. The trailer is currently available for streaming.
The storyline of Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse goes into one section that has not been explored: Hell. In the series and movies, the places explored have been the following: the living world, Soul Society, and Hueco Mundo. There has been one episode where Hell was mentioned; but, none of the characters had explored that realm until now.
In the story of this movie, Ichigo Kurosaki (the titular protagonist) has to venture into Hell to save his younger sister Yuzu. He then learns that exploring Hell is different from exploring either Soul Society or Hueco Mundo.
However, if you have the Neon Alley application
on your Playstation Network (PSN) account, you can watch the movie through the streaming service. This movie will available for streaming on November 25 at 8PM EST. If you do not have a Playstation 3, you'll have to wait unto December 4 for the DVD/Blu-Ray releases. If you have a Playstation 3 with a PSN account, you can watch it in advance on November 25.