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Bleach Teams WIth Steve Aoki's Dim Mak for New Clothing Line
Michael Lacerna
2021-09-14T01:00:30
Bleach was always praised for dressing its characters in some of shonen manga's most fashion-forward designs, so it makes sense that Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Collection would turn to the series for its next clothing collaboration.
The new clothing line features many of the most iconic characters from Tite Kubo's popular manga and anime series, including central hero Ichigo Kurosaki in both his Hollowfication and Vasto Lorde forms, as well Renji Arabai, Byakuya Kuchiki, and Toshiro Hitsugaya. The clothing line also features many of the series' antagonists, the monstrous Hollows and the powerful Arrancars, who Aoki finds to be particularly interesting. "Although the plot of ‘Bleach’ follows the path of Ichigo Kurosaki, my favorite parts are when we dive into the backstories of the Captains and the Arrancars," Aoki said in a statement about the new collaboration. "I love learning about the underlying core belief systems and reasons for why individuals act the way that they do. By the end of each arc, regardless of being good or evil, we feel compassion and empathy for all the characters,” Aoki said.
Dim Mak Bleach Hoodie
Dim Mak Bleach Hoodie
Bleach Shirt by Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Collection
Bleach Shirt by Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Collection
Long sleeve shirt from Dim Mak X Bleach collaboration
Long sleeve shirt from Dim Mak X Bleach collaboration
The new t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts and hoodies are available through NTWRK app and on the official Dim Mak website.
Dim Mak Records was founded by DJ and music producer Steve Aoki in 1996. In addition to publishing Aoki's music, the label is also known for its work with artists such as Bloc Party and Zedd. In 2014, the company began producing its own line of clothing and accessories under the Dim Mak Collection label. In addition to this new collaboration with Bleach, the Dim Mak Collection has previously worked with companies such as Converse and artists like David Choe. The company's name "Dim Mak" refers to the various "Touch of Death" techniques that are frequently seen in classic Wuxia and martial arts movies.
Bleach is enjoying renewed interest in the series following the release of Tite Kubo's new one-shot manga for the series. Set after the events of the original manga's finale and its epilogue time skip, the new manga features an older Ichigo coming face to face with a newly resurrected enemy, who delivers a shocking revelation about the Soul Reapers' powers and hints at even more incoming threats. While neither Kubo or Shonen Jump have announced any further Bleach releases at this time, the new chapter was well received by fans and seems to hint that there will be more stories starring Ichigo, Rukia and the rest of Bleach's cast in the near future.
Source: Dim Mak
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