Viz Media reveals a striking new visual teaser by Ichigo Kurosaki to excite anime fans for the upcoming debut of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War.
A new teaser visual gives fans a taste of the upcoming sequel to the Bleach animated series, Bloody Thousand Years War.
The image, which was posted to Twitter by Viz Media, shows an intense looking Ichigo Kurosaki ready for battle with his sword drawn. The visual impact is enhanced by its limited high contrast color palette of white, black and orange.
Based on the manga series of the same name by Tite Kubo, the original Bleach the anime debuted in Japan in October 2004 and lasted until March 2012, producing a total of 366 episodes. The show was hosted by Studio Pierrot, directed by Noriyuki Abe (Boruto: The Next Generations Of Naruto, Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files) and written by Masashi Sogo, Tsuyoshi Kida and Kento Shimoyama. It starred Masakazu Morita (A piece, Global trigger) like Ichigo and Fumiko Orikasa (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Little Witches Academy) like Rukia Kuchiki.
Bleach: Bloody Thousand Years War was first announced in March 2020 and adapts the manga arc of the same name, which was released after the conclusion of the original animated series. The new teaser image is just the latest promotional item Viz Media has released to create a buzz about the iconic anime’s return. Bloody Thousand Years WarThe first trailer for is also available on the distributor’s Twitter, highlighting the updated animation style and serving to feature many fan favorite characters like Ichigo, Rukia, Orihime, Kenpachi, and Soifon.
In addition, there are other official developments in the Bleach current deductible outside Bloody Thousand Years War. Earlier this year, Kubo released the manga’s first new chapter since 2016, titled “No Breaths from Hell”. While the chapter has been described as unique, it actually set up a whole new adventure for Ichigo and his comrades. Although the published Kubo and Shueisha have not confirmed any additional chapters, many fans have speculated that a series of sequels is ultimately inevitable.
Bleach probably already has a series of sequels; by Kubo Burn the witch debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 2018 and is currently underway. The story is set in England and follows two witches, Ninny Spangcole and Noel Niihashi, who work for the Western branch of Soul Society. A film adaptation of the manga by Studio Colorido premiered in October 2020 and is available on Crunchyroll.
Bleach: Bloody Thousand Years War is scheduled to begin airing in Japan in October 2022, and the original animated series can be found on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Netflix.
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