U.S. Hulu premiere locked in for October 10 at 8:30am PT
VIZ Media revealed streaming plans for the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime, which continues the adaptation of Tite Kubo's manga in just one week. The series is set to premiere on Hulu in the United States on October 10 at 8:30am Pacific Time, with international streaming destined for Disney+.
VIZ has worldwide rights to the series (excluding Asia and Arabic-Speaking Africa/Middle East), and confirmed that episodes will be simulcast in the U.S. The English dub will feature returning cast members such as Johnny Yong Bosch as Ichigo Kurosaki, Michelle Ruff as Rukia Kuchiki and more.
BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War will be available on Hulu in the U.S. and on Disney+ internationally. pic.twitter.com/bINykAUOZp— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 3, 2022
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.
Was it all just a coincidence, or was it inevitable?
Ichigo Kurosaki gained the powers of a Soul Reaper through a chance encounter. As a Substitute Soul Reaper, Ichigo became caught in the turmoil of the Soul Society, a place where deceased
souls gather. But with help from his friends, Ichigo overcame every challenge to become even stronger.
When new Soul Reapers and a new enemy appear in his hometown of Karakura, Ichigo jumps back into the battlefield with his Zanpakuto to help those in need. Meanwhile, the Soul Society is observing a sudden surge in the number of Hollows being destroyed in the World of the Living. They also receive separate reports of residents in the Rukon District having gone missing. Finally, the Seireitei, home of the Soul Reapers, comes under attack by a group calling themselves the Wandenreich.
Led by Yhwach, the father of all Quincies, the Wandenreich declare war against the Soul Reapers with the following message: “Five days from now, the Soul Society will be annihilated by the Wandenreich.”
The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally brought to light.
All things must come to an end—as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!
Source: Press release