Wondering around Toy Fair this year, I discovered an impressive array of Bleach replica swords. Bleach is a Japanese anime series that centered around Ichigo Kurosaki who obtained the powers of a Soul Reaper and battled against “malevolent and monstrous ghosts of formerly ordinary humans†” known as the Hollow. During Toy Fair 2015, I discovered Pacific Solution Marketing that has a full line of officially licensed Bleach Replica Zanpakutō (Swords).
Pacific Solution will initially offer different versions of swords and sword handle umbrellas used by leading BLEACH characters. The realistic swords and umbrellas are ideal for BLEACH cosplayers as well as serious collectors.
Swords will be available in several different materials, and most will be equipped with authentic samurai handles for a realistic experience. Select characters’ swords will also include scabbards, lanyards, straps, strings or chains if they are included in the anime series storyline.
Each sword will come in a specially designed collectible box that features the individual BLEACH character along with a collectible hangtag.
Products will be in compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSIA) to be deemed safe/free of harmful contaminants for sale in the United States.
The BLEACH Anime line of swords will be available through Pacific Solution for wholesale and multiple retail storefront and online sources for consumers.‡
While we couldn’t find a place where you can buy these on or offline, we are holding a contest to give away a pair of umbrellas direct from Pacific Solution. Check out the full contest details below!
CONTEST ENDS ON 09/01 11:59:59 PM EST. WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL ON 09/01.
Contest Rules and Details:
- Looking for cosplayers to share their best cosplay photos! Simply tag your photos on Instagram with either#RFCosplay or #RFBleachCosplay to enter!
- Entrant must be a resident of the United States (US).
- Entrant must be at least 18 or older and must be a resident of the United States.
- Entrants can enter multiple times through the Gleam widget below.
- There will be One (1) winner selected.
- Winner will be selected via random drawing from entrants who enter using the Gleam widget below.
- Winner will be contacted via email and must have a valid email address.
- Winner will be asked to provide a mailing address to ship their prize within 12 hours of being contacted.
- If Winner does not respond within 12 hours of receiving our notification email, they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be randomly selected from the random entry pool. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case you might have won.
Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia Kuchiki Zanpakutō Bleach Replica Umbrellas
‡Source: Anime News Network
About Pacific Solution Marketing, Inc.
Pacific Solution Marketing, Inc. has been providing high quality knives, swords and other self-defense and martial arts equipment at affordable prices for over 20 years. Starting with pocket knives and gradually expanding to hunting knives, collector’s knives and samurai swords, Pacific Solution has earned an international reputation for crafting historically accurate, high quality functional swords and knives using traditional Japanese master sword smith crafting techniques to provide exceptional quality at a great value. Their Musashi swords have been named among the best value and the best choice for collectors and practitioners, and the company is constantly introducing new products including officially licensed movie and television show replicas. For more information visit www.pacificsolution.com.
The BLEACH animated film and TV series (distributed in North America by Viz Media, rated ‘TV-14’) are based on a smash hit manga series created by Tite Kubo (also published in North America by Viz Media, rated ‘T’) and follows the adventures of Ichigo, a 15-year old student with the ability to see ghosts. When his family is attacked by a Hollow — a malevolent lost soul – Ichigo encounters Rukia, a Soul Reaper, and inadvertently absorbs her powers. Now, he’s dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured souls find peace. For more information on BLEACH please visit www.viz.com/Bleach.
About Viz Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Viz Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH andINUYASHA, Viz Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. Viz Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about Viz Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.