Bleach author Tite Kubo announced a major update on the upcoming Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime in his official fan club “Klub Outside” on Friday, June 3, 2022. Kubo revealed that the dubbing of the first episode of the anime has officially commenced.
English YouTuber Jaymes Hanson also shared an image of the cover of the script on his Twitter account, indicating that the first episode of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime is titled “The Blood Warfare”.
Previously, in February 2022, Kubo answered a few fan questions and revealed 2 major updates on the upcoming arc.
According to the fan club, the author is working closely with Studio Perriot to fill up the gaps that he couldn’t answer in the manga. Therefore fans can expect original content for Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime.
Additionally, Kubo also teased the adaptation of some of his spin-off manga titles.
The Jump Festa ’22 Bleach panel event revealed in Dec 2021 that the Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime will premiere as a television anime in October 2022. The event also confirmed that the adaptation will cover the rest of the original manga up through its ending.
Joining the original Bleach cast will be the following returning from the Bleach: Brave Souls game:
- Naomi Kusumi as Ichibe Hyosube
- Yoji Ueda as Oetsu Nimaiya
- Tomoyuki Shimura as Tenjiro Kirinji
- Rina Sato as Senjumaru Shutara
- Ayumi Tsunematsu as Kirio Hikifune
- Takayuki Sugo as Yhwach
- Yuichiro Umehara as Jugram Haschwalth
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Askin Nakk le Vaar
- Ayana Taketatsu as Bambietta Basterbine
- Yuki Ono as Bazz-B
- Yumi Uchiyama as Candice Catnipp
- Natsuki Hanae as Gremmy Thoumeaux
- Satoshi Hino as Lille Barro
The staffs include:
- Director and screenplay: Tomohisa Taguchi
- Character design: Masashi Kudo
- Music: Shiro Sagisu
- Studio: Pierrot
Bleach is a Japanese anime television series based on Tite Kubo’s original manga series of the same name. It was produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe. The series aired on TV Tokyo from October 2004 to March 2012, spanning 366 episodes. The anime adaptation includes original storylines not found in the manga with repeated appearances and stories containing these original characters.
Viz Media obtained foreign television and home video distribution rights to the Bleach anime in March 2006. Bleach was broadcast in the United States on Adult Swim from September 2006 to November 2014.
Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki, who inherits his parents’ destiny after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper—a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper—from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. His newfound powers force him to take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife and set him on journeys to various ghostly realms of existence.