On October 10th, the Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Arc will begin in Japan. The premiere date was announced alongside the release of a new trailer.
The theme song and a few new cast members were also revealed. The opening theme song, “Scar,” is performed by Tatsuya Kitani, and the ending theme song, “Saihate,” is performed by SennaRin.
Meanwhile, KENN will take the role of Berenice Gabrielli, Takahiro Fujiwara will take the role of Jerome Guizbatt, Wataru Komada will take the role of Asguiaro Ebern, and Daiki Hamano will take the role of Luders Friegen.
Furthermore, Oricon reports that the anime will be four episodes long.
Based on Tite Kubo’s Shueisha-published manga, Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Arc, which ran from 2001 to 2016 with 74 tankoubon volumes, Ichigo and Soul Society will face off against the Wandenreich, a powerful Quincy faction. It’s the first Bleach anime to come out since 2012.
The director and series composer is Tomohisa Taguchi (Akudama Drive), the character designer is Masashi Kudou (Sakura Wars the Animation), the art director is Yoshio Tanioka (Akudama Drive), the colour designer is Saori Gouda (Akudama Drive), the photography director is Kazuhiro Yamada (Akudama Drive), and the photography director is Shirou Sagisu (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice
Michio Hasegawa (Shadows House), Sei Komatsubara (Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity – Grand Temple of Time: Solomon), and Kumiko Takayanagi (Akudama Drive animation director) are the main animators, while Satoshi Sakai (Attack on Titan Final Season effect animator), Yoshihiro Kanno (Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld action animator), and Yeong
Meanwhile, some of the cast members include:
- •Masakazu Morita as Ichigo Kurosaki
- •Fumiko Orikasa as Rukia Kukichi
- •Yuki Matsuoka as Orihime Inoue
- •Noriaki Sugiyama as Uryu Ishida
- •Hiroki Yasumoto as Yasutora Sado
- •Kentarou Itou as Renji Abarai
- •Takayuki Sugou as Yhwach
The Bleach manga was previously adapted into an anime series that aired from 2004 to 2012. It was also the inspiration for several anime films. In addition to anime adaptations, the manga has inspired video games, a live-action film, and other projects. In 2020, an anime film based on Kubo’s BURN THE WITCH manga, set in the same universe as Bleach, was released.
Viz Media describes the manga’s first volume as:
Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but it is his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society, that changes his life the most. Rukia tries to lend Ichigo some of her powers while fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who exhibit psychic energy, but Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy, much to her surprise. Ichigo, now a full-fledged Soul Reaper, quickly learns that the world he lives in is full of dangerous spirits, and it is his responsibility, along with Rukia, who is slowly regaining her powers, to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.
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