The television anime based on Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga’s “Thousand Year Blood War” arc, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, will have its North American debut on October 8 at New York Comic Con, according to a tweet from the convention’s official account on Friday. The anime will be “simulcast” after the debut, according to NYCC.
In October, TV Tokyo will broadcast the anime’s debut. The remaining chapters of the original manga up until its conclusion are covered by the anime.
The first two episodes will be screened in advance on September 11 in Tokyo.
Noriyuki Abe has been replaced as the anime’s director at Studio Pierrot by Tomohisa Taguchi (Twin Star Exorcists, Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World, Akudama Drive). Along with Masaki Hiramatsu, Taguchi is in charge of the series’ writing. Masashi Kudo is back as the character designer, while Shiro Sagisu is back as the music director.
Additional employees include:
- Chief Animation Directors: Michio Hasegawa Sei Komatsubara, Kumiko Takayanagi
- Action Effects Animation Directors: Satoshi Sakai, Yoshihiro Kanno, Yong Hoon Chong
- Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
- Art Design: Toshiki Amada
- Color Design: Saori Goda
- Editing: Akinori Mishima
- Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada
- CG Directors: Toshihiro Sasaki, Kazushi Goto
- Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
- Sound Production: Zack Promotion
The cast includes:
- Masakazu Morita as Ichigo Kurosaki
- Fumiko Orikasa as Rukia Kuchiki
- Noriaki Sugiyama as Uryū Ishida
- Yuki Matsuoka as Orihime Inoue
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Yasutora Sado
- Kentaro Ito as Renji Abarai
- Shinichiro Miki as Kisuke Urahara
- Satsuki Yukino as Yoruichi Shihōin
- Binbin Takaoka (replacing Masaaki Tsukada) as Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
- Houko Kuwashima as Suì-Fēng
- Shouto Kashii as Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi
- Aya Hisakawa as Retsu Unohana
- Masaya Onosaka as Shinji Hirako
- Ryotaro Okiayu as Byakuya Kuchiki
- Tetsu Inada as Sajin Komamura
- Akio Ohtsuka as Shunsui Kyōraku
- Tomokazu Sugita as Kensei Muguruma
- Romi Park as Tōshirō Hitsugaya
- Fumihiko Tachiki as Kenpachi Zaraki
- Ryusei Nakao as Mayuri Kurotsuchi
- Hideo Ishikawa as Jūshirō Ukitake
- Naomi Kusumi as Ichibē Hyōsube
- Yōji Ueda as Ōetsu Mimaiya
- Tomoyuki Shimura as Tenjirō Kirinji
- Rina Satou 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
- Yūki Ono as Bazz-B
- Yumi Uchiyama as Candice Catnipp
- Natsuki Hanae as Gremmy Thoumeaux
- Satoshi Hino as Lille Barro
- Daiki Yamashita as Ryūnosuke Yuki
- Asami Seto as Shino Madarame
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Äs Nödt
- Kōichi Yamadera as Quilge Opie
- Hideyuki Tanaka as BG9
- Takaya Hashi as Robert Accutrone
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu as Driscoll Berci
- Yasuhiro Mamiya as Mask De Masculine
- Tomoaki Maeno as NaNaNa Najahkoop
The cast of the programme also includes actors who haven’t been in the anime but are repeating their roles from the video game Bleach: Brave Souls.
The Thousand Year Blood War arc, which spans volumes 55 to 74, is the manga’s concluding arc.
In August 2016, Kubo announced the conclusion of Bleach, which he had begun in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001.
As Shueisha released new chapters in Japan, Viz Media released the manga digitally in North America in English.
The manga was also printed by Viz Media.
The manga served as the basis for a 366-episode television anime series that lasted from 2004 to 2012. The anime’s home video and television broadcasting rights were acquired by Viz Media in 2006. The show debuted with an English version on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim that same year, and all episodes were finally broadcast by 2014. Four movies and two OVAs are also part of the anime series.
In addition, the brand has sparked stage plays, novels, computer games, and a live-action movie that debuted in July 2018.
The most current video game featuring Kubo’s character designs is called Sakura Wars (Shin Sakura Taisen in Japanese).