The advanced screening of the Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime revealed that the anime will be released in four split cours. Since the cours are split, there will be breaks after each cour finishes airing.
The anime will be adapting the manga till the end, consisting more than 200 chapters.
The number of episodes in each cour has not been officially confirmed. However, fans are assuming that each cour might have around 12-13 episodes, which makes the entire TYBW arc in the anime around 50 episodes long (between 48-52 episodes).
This means that each episode will adapt close to 4 chapters of the manga, which seemed true as seen from the first two episodes of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War.
The two episodes, which were screened on Sep 11, 2022, had adapted 5 chapters and 4 chapters respectively.
Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime starts airing on Oct 10, 2022, in Japan.
In an earlier interview, Tite Kubo, the author of Bleach manga, had revealed that he wanted to include battle scenes in the anime that never made it to the manga.
And true to what he said, both episode 1 and 2 of Thousand Year Blood War anime had some extra scenes in the anime featuring fight scenes of Ichigo, Orihime and others.
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.
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