It looks like Viz is making a big promotional push for Bleach. They've added a Bleach mini-site with episode guides for both the anime and the manga. There's going to be Bleach gear you can buy "exclusively at Hot Topic and Borders/Waldenbooks in October." (You also have a chance to win "a Bleach T-shirt or Zip-up Hoodie" by filling out the Shonen Jump reader survey. (Shonen Jump purchase required.)) And in the November issue of Shonen Jump, Bleach is featured on the cover and in a chapter-long manga excerpt:
I may actually have to buy an issue of Shonen Jump off the newsstand. Plus, it'll give me a chance to catch up on all those manga series I haven't followed since I let my SJ subscription lapse after the first year.
It's been just under a month since the Hollows took over your TV, since you became suspicious of your sister's stuffed animals, since you started thinking you were seeing... dead people.
It's been just under a month, that is, since Bleach debuted on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. This issue we provide a sneak peek at the latest volume of the manga with a full chapter, a preview of the next batch of anime episodes and profiles of the nastiest Soul Reapers we've met yet.
All that, plus a free Yu-Gi-Oh! card, Bo-bobo fun, exclusive Naruto CCG and video-game tips... and much much more in the November 2006 issue of SHONEN JUMP, in stores today!
That's right, a full chapter of Bleach manga this month, plus a four-episode anime guide, cool new patches and key chains, and a guide to the meanest Soul Reapers of all...