Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen (Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Arc) is scheduled to start on October 10 in Japan. The launch of a new trailer accompanied the revelation of the release date.
Details of the theme song and some additional cast members were also announced. The opening theme shown in the trailer is titled “Scar” and is played by Tatsuya Kitani. Meanwhile, the closing theme is titled “Saihate” and is performed by SennaRin.
Meanwhile, the recently announced cast members for Japanese animation are KENN as Bernice Gabrielli, Takahiro Fujiwara as Jerome Guizbatt, Wataru Komada like Asguiaro Ebern, and Daiki Hamano as Luder Friedgen. Also, Oricon reports that the new Bleach anime will have four divided courses.
Based on the final arc of the manga published by Shueisha by Tite KuboRunning from 2001 to 2016 with 74 tankoubon volumes, the Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Arc will see Ichigo and the Soul Society battling a powerful Quincy faction known as the Wandenreich. It is the first Bleach anime since 2012.
The staff includes Tomohisa Taguchi (Akudama Drive) as series director and composer, Masashi Kudō (Sakura Wars the Animation) as character designer, Yoshio Tanioka (Akudama Drive) as art director, Saori Gouda (Akudama Drive) as a color designer.
Kazuhiro Yamada (Akudama Drive) as director of photography and Shirou Sagisu (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time) as music composer. Studio Pierrot is the animation producer.
Other staff includes Michio Hasegawa (Shadow House), Sei Komatsubara (Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity – Grand Temple of Time: Solomon), and Kumiko Takayanagi (Akudama Drive animation director) are the main animation directors.
Satoshi Sakai (Attack on Titan Final Season Effect Animation Director), Yoshihiro Kanno (Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld action animation director), and Yeong-Hoon Jeong (Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Sub Designer) are the action effects animation directors.
Meanwhile, some of the cast members include:
- Masakazu Morita as Ichigo Kurosaki
- Fumiko Orikasa as Rukia Kukichi
- Yuki Matsuoka as Orihime Inoue
- Noriaki Sugiyama as Uryu Ishida
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Yasutora Sado
- Kentarou Itou as Renji Abarai
- Takayuki Sugou as Yhwach
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The Bleach manga was previously adapted into an anime series from 2004 to 2012. It also inspired several anime films. Besides the anime adaptations, manga has inspired games, live-action movies, and more.
In 2020, an anime film adaptation of Kubo’s BURN THE WITCH manga was released, taking place in the same universe as Bleach. Finally, AmericanPost.News shares that regarding release details, the anime Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen may not arrive in a simulcast.