While not quite as extensive or artful as their Hayao Miyazaki tribute, this year's Simpsons Season 26 ‘Treehouse Of Horror XXV’ did manage an anime gag that otaku are sure to appreciate. Parodying 2001's The Others, the family is confronted with their original 1987 The Tracey Ullman Show incarnation... as well as few notable others.
Fan t-shirt site WeLoveFine is presenting its first Bleach Design Contest, where you can release your inner Bankai and create designs that will have a chance of becoming officially licensed Bleach t-shirts / merchandise. One winner will be flown to California to attend Anime Expo 2014. Beyond that, special judges include manga author Tite Kubo, editor Yujiro Hattori, Hot Topic, and a little company know as Crunchyroll. Get the details afrer the jump.
Hopefully you haven't had your fill of J-Stars Victory Vs. character clips, because Bandai Namco has another fresh handful from the 45th anniversary Shonen Jump fighter. Dig into the stack of videos after the jump.
Keiichi Takahashi, a voice actor who played a small role in Bleach has relayed the sad news that Masaaki Tsukada, voice of Yamamoto Genryūsai Shigekuni in the series, passed away at age 74. More after the jump.
There's no Bleach anime currently running or announced. The manga has slid in Japanese Shonen Jump rankings. However, there's evidently still plenty of affection for Rukia Kuchiki, and fans are still drawing tributes to her January 14th birthday. Get a look after the jump.
J-Stars Victory Vs., the crossover fighting game celebrating the 45th anniversary of Shonen Jump has added some female characters. One Piece's Boa Hancock will be a playable primary fighter while Bleach's Rukia, Nisekoi's Chitoge Kirisaki, and To Love-Ru's Lala Satalin Deviluke will assist as support characters. More after the jump.
There was a preview of the opening sequence posted earlier in the summer, but now Dead Leaves has finished re-animating the opening of Baccano! to feature the cast of Attack on Titan. Get a look at this, plus a great Titan x Bleach illustration after the jump.