Bleach is set to get its latest game of the series, despite the anime being canceled and manga already being complete. Bleach: Paradise Lost is said to be a Pokémon GO style of mobile game, which is based on the Bleach anime. The new mobile game made by Line is scheduled to be launched in Japan within the next few months.
As the game is set to be released before the end of 2017, Bleach fans have already been given a glimpse of what they can expect in a trailer recently released by Line.
Players of Bleach: Paradise Lost, will able to control their own Shinigami and protect their home city from Hollows. The game will allow players to do this all in 3D, with Hollows appearing in the real world using GPS, which is similar to Niantic's Pokémon GO. However, there will also be a story mode, which Niantic has never given Pokémon GO fans.
Bleach: Paradise Lost is based on the original works of manga illustrator Tite Kubo. The manga that ran from 2001 and ended in 2016 in the Japanese magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, has inspired a number of games to be created based on the series. In addition, Bleach's manga has inspired an animated TV show, several animated films, and an upcoming live-action adaptation. The series' animated TV show was canceled and unfinished in 2012, with fans eager for a return. Bleach fans are hopeful that this new game and the upcoming live-action film may spark a potential anime return for the series, however; that is still unlikely.
You can read Viz Media's synopsis of Bleach below:
"Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts—he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow—a malevolent lost soul—Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace."
Bleach is author Tite Kubo's second title. Kubo made his debut with ZOMBIEPOWDER., a four-volume series for Weekly Shonen Jump. To date, Bleach has been translated into numerous languages and has also inspired an animated TV series that began airing in Japan in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001, Bleach is still a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2005, Bleach was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys) category.