Bleach author Tite Kubo revealed two major pieces of information on the upcoming Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime during a Q&A in his official fan club “Klub Outside” on Monday, Feb 7, 2022.
He answered two questions in the Q&A, one being who slashed Rukia from behind during the first Quincy Invasion. The author opened up that to find the answer to such questions fans have to keep an eye on the Final arc.
He 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, Kudo also teased the adaptation of some of his spin-off manga titles. He specifically mentioned an anime adaptation of Bleach: We Do Knot Always Love You.
However, these adaptation decisions rest a lot on the fan reaction for the upcoming arc. Only if Thousand-Year Blood War receives good traction, the novels will get adapted.
The Jump Festa ’22 Bleach panel event revealed in December 2021 that the 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
Tite Kubo’s 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.