It’s definitely an arc worth looking forward to! On the 7th of October 2022, the official Twitter account and website of the TV Anime Adaptation of Tite Kubo’s Bleach released a new short teaser that features the Gotei 13 just two days before the new arc Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War premieres.
Amidst facing multiple controversies, the new cour of the TV Anime Adaptation of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War is set to premiere on the 10th of October. It is set to premiere internationally through Hulu and Disney+, and the anime will also have a live-streaming session of the first episodes at the New York Comic Con (NYCC) as announced by Viz Media.
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The anime will run for four cours (a quarter of a year) with breaks in between. The program will debut on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on October 10 at 00:00 (effectively, October 11 at 00:00) and stream on more than 20 services in Japan, including Hulu and Disney+.
Check out the short teaser here:
The anime will cover the entirety of Tite Kubo’s original manga till its conclusion.
In place of Noriyuki Abe, the animation will now be directed by Tomohisa Taguchi (Twin Star Exorcists, Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World, Akudama Drive) at Studio Pierrot. Shiro Sagisu returns to compose music, and Masashi Kudo returns as character designer.
Tatsuya Kitani sings the opening theme song, “Scar,” as well as the image songs for the “Bleach Ex” exhibition, while SennaRin sings the ending theme, “Saihate” (The Farthest Reaches).
Kubo ended Bleach, which he began in 2001 in Weekly Shonen Jump, in August 2016. While Shueisha kept releasing new chapters in Japan, Viz Media brought the manga to North America in digital English version. Viz Media also published the manga. The manga has been printed in 130 million copies.
From 2004 through 2012, a 366-episode television anime series based on the manga was shown. Viz Media purchased the anime’s television and home media rights in 2006. The series aired in English on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim the same year, and all of the episodes were eventually broadcast by 2014. The original series is no longer available on Crunchyroll or Tubi TV.
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