Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War TV Anime Trailer, Key Visual Released for October 2022 Start [UPDATED]
The cast from the original anime returns alongside all-new characters
UPDATE 12/18/21: Added the Viz Media rights information to the article.
The first details on the final Bleach TV anime arc, the Thousand-Year Blood War arc, were revealed today during a Jump Festa 2022 Super Stage, releasing the first teaser trailer, teaser visual, full staff, and cast, as well as an October 2022 premiere on TV Tokyo in Japan. Additionally, VIZ Media confirmed their worldwide ex Asia license acquisition for the upcoming season.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is finally here! ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/7NXLiO82HB— VIZ (@VIZMedia) December 18, 2021
Directing Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will be Tomohisa Taguchi at Studio Pierrot, with Taguchi also writing the series composition, Masashi Kudo returning to design the characters, and Shiro Sagisu returning to do the music.
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
Original Bleach manga creator Tite Kubo released a celebratory visual over on his Twitter account:
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War begins on TV Tokyo in October 2022. Crunchyroll is streaming the original series in its entirety, describing it as such:
BLEACH follows the story of Ichigo Kurosaki. When Ichigo meets Rukia he finds his life is changed forever.
Source: Bleach anime on Twitter, Press Release
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.