The Official Instagram account for author Tite Kubo, creator of the series Bleach made an announcement earlier today. It said that Bleach will be receiving 2 volumes collection of Artbook which will consist of 500 Pages. The massive 500 Page book will consist of 700 hundred illustrations drawn by Tite Kubo. Showing all the series art from the last 15 years Bleach was serialized. The Title for the Huge Artbook will be “JET”. Alongside the announcement, a preview trailer for the collection was also shown.
Bleach “JET” Artbook announcement PV.
Tite Kubo also posted over on his twitter a comment about the upcoming artbook alongside a drawn illustration.
“I’m working on it with a feeling like pulling out old albums. The publisher has told that they want to publish many different things other than color ones, so I am bringing them out while thinking, I have never shown these to anyone… It’s troublesome but also fun.”
— 久保帯人 (@tite_official) June 3, 2018
「BLEACH イラスト集 JET」
— 少年ジャンプ編集部 (@jump_henshubu) June 3, 2018
“JET” is set to release later this year on December 4th, 2018 in Japan. Pre-orders of the Book will be up from June 4 and August 20.
Though not the type of announcement that would get me excited. Simple because I would have preferred a new manga chapter a new epilogue chapter over an artbook. This artbook is still great for any fan of the series. The amount of history in such an artbook would be amazing. Looking at the evolution of the series during its 15 years of serialization art wise.
Alongside the art. We might get some backstory and the authors thought about certain art pieces like character designs in the Artbook. That would make it even more interesting and worth getting. That would defiantly make it worth getting for any fan.
Hopefully, after it comes out in Japan. It gets a full international release. Because knowing how popular the series was in the west. Many fans in the west would love to get there hands on such a massive collection of art from there favorite series.