At the annual anime convention Anime Expo 2022, Viz Media unveiled a new trailer for the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime. The video highlighted the Sternritter. At the panel, they also revealed key art for the anime.
Furthermore, the original Bleach author Tite Kubo recorded a video message for fans at the panel, stating that fans can expect modern contemporary coloring and a new and refreshing viewing experience in the new anime. Kubo has been directly involved in the production of the anime series, which is set to release in October of this year.
The Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War arc revolves around the feud between Shinigami and Quincy, a society with a mission to kill all Hollows, in contrast to Soul Society, which attempts to purify the Hollow and save them. Quincy’s society was thought to have been destroyed over 1,000 years ago, except for the Ishida family.
▍Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime Trailer
▍Bleach Blu-Ray Disc Box Releasing Soon
A Blu-ray Disc BOX of all the episodes which were broadcast from October 2004 to March 2012, will also be released on various discs. In particular, the range of the episodes will be from the Shinsigami Agency Arc and Shikankai Arc containing 63 episodes in total.
Each disc will release on different dates, with the Shinsigami Agency Arc, Shikankai Infiltration Arc, and Shikankai Rescue Arc all releasing on September 28, and the Shikankai Arc Selection 1 + Past Arc, which will contain 66 episodes selected mainly from the first half of Hara-Men Arc plus the Past Arc will be released on December 21.
The Happenstance Arc Selection 2 + Acting Shinigami Disappearance Arc will be released on February 22, 2023, and will contain 74 episodes, including the second half of Happenstance and the Acting Shinigami Disappearance Arc. All of the releases will include a special booklet in the box.
▍Advance Screening Event
On September 11, an advance screening of the first and second episodes and a talk show will be held at Shinagawa The Grand Hall in Tokyo.
The first part will feature Kubo, Tomohisa Taguchi, who is in charge of the director and series composition, Masaki Hiramatsu, who is in charge of the series composition, Sadahiko Tominaga, the producer of studio Pierro, and a representative from the editorial department of Shonen Jump (Shueisha) Department will appear.
The second part will feature the voice actors from the anime, such as Seiichi Morita (Ichigo), Fumiko Orikasa (Rukia Kutsuki), and Noriaki Sugiyama (Uryu Ishida). Admission is 3,500 yen and includes an admission gift.
▍Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime Staff
Original Author and Supervisor: Tite Kubo
Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Series Composition: Masaki Hiramatsu and Tomohisa Taguchi
Character Design: Masashi Kudo
Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
Chief Animation Director: Kumiko Takayanagi, Michio Hasegawa, and Sei Komatsubara
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Editing: Akinori Mishima
Art Setting: Toshiki Amada
Color Designer: Saori Goda
CGI Director: Kazushi Goto and Toshihiro Sasaki
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada
Music: Shiro Sagisu
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
▍Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime Cast
■ Ichigo Kurosaki – CV: Masakazu Morita
■ Rukia Kuchiki – CV: Fumiko Orikasa
■ Shunsui Kyōraku – CV: Akio Ohtsuka
■ Retsu Unohana -CV: Aya Hisakawa
■ Bambietta Basterbine – CV: Ayana Taketasu
■ Kirio Hikifune – CV: Ayumi Tsunematsu
■ Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto – CV: Binbin Takaoka
■ Kenpachi Zaraki – CV: Fumihiko Tachiki
■ Jūshirō Ukitake – CV: Hideo Ishikawa
■ Yasutora Sado – CV: Hiroki Yasumoto
■ Suì-Fēng – CV: Houko Kuwashima
■ Renji Abarai – CV: Kentaro Ito
■ Shinji Hirako – CV: Masaya Onosaka
■ Ichibē Hyōsube – CV: Naomi Kusumi
■ Gremmy Thoumeaux – CV: Natsuki Hanae
■ Uryū Ishida – CV: Noriaki Sugiyama
■ Senjumaru Shutara – CV: Rina Satou
■ Tōshirō Hitsugaya – CV: Romi Park
■ Byakuya Kuchiki – CV: Ryotaro Okiayu
■ Mayuri Kurotsuchi – CV: Ryusei Nakao
■ Lille Barro – CV: Satoshi Hino
■ Yoruichi Shihōin – CV: Satsuki Yukino
■ Kisuke Urahara – CV: Shinchiro Miki
■ Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi – CV: Shouto Kashii
■ Askin Nakk Le Vaar – CV: Shunsuke Takeuchi
■ Yhwach – CV: Takayuki Sugo
■ Sajin Komamura – CV: Tetsu Inada
■ Kensei Muguruma – CV: Tomokazu Sugita
■ Tenjirō Kirinji – CV: Tomoyuki Shimura
■ Ōetsu Mimaiya – CV: Yōji Ueda
■ Jugram Haschwalth – CV: Yuichiro Umehara
■ Orihime Inoue – CV: Yuki Matsuoka
■ Bazz-B – CV: Yuuki Ono
■ Candice Catnipp – CV: Yumi Uchiyama