Fans of Bleach have waited for almost seven years to catch the anime’s ending. Now, they don’t have to wait anymore! Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime, the Season 17, was confirmed at the Shueisha’s Jump Festa 2022. Bleach is one of the “Big Three” in the anime community with Naruto and One Piece. So, it is not surprising that the franchise has garnered a massive fanbase worldwide that is now celebrating this announcement. Here is everything you need to know about Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime.
Tite Kubo authored and illustrated Bleach as a manga from 2001 to 2016. And in 2004, Studio Pierrot adapted the manga to an anime series that ran for 336 episodes till 2012. During that time, there were also four films, two OVAs, and ten stage musicals. Although the anime deviated from the main manga story, the essence is intact. Bleach is about a high school student Ichigo Kurosaki who received the powers of a Soul Reaper from Rukia Kuchiki.
Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime: Promotional Video
The first promotional video from the Jump Festa 2022 is 110 seconds long. The opening shot is a white-on-black rendition of the word “BLEACH”. The scene moves to show the nightscapes of a city. Following that, there are snippets of the main characters. The words “Final Arc” flash on the screen, confirming that it is the manga’s final arc. Moreover, the video ends after flashing the speculated release date. So, keep reading further to know about the release details.
Fans were disappointed at the ending of Season 16. This was because Ichigo Kurosaki had lost his powers and had returned to his town. Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime is expected to cover events from the manga Chapter 480. Fans are excited about the onscreen version of Wandenreich Group and its attack on the Soul Society and the Quincy War. This season is adapting one of the biggest arcs of the manga spanning a total of 218 chapters. Fans estimate this season to have at least 30 episodes, including fillers.
Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime: Staff Details
Shueisha’s Jump Festa ’22 also revealed the staff and casting for Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime. Tomohisa Taguchi will be the director at Studio Pierrot. Masashi Kudo is returning to be the character designer, and Shiro Sagisu will continue to be the music composer. Masakazu Morita is the voice for Ichigo Kurosaki and Fumiko Rrikasa will be Rukia Kuchiki. In addition, some of the show’s cast are returning from the video game.
Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime: Release Details
The event gave away the release window for the newest season. So, Bleach Season 17 will be released in October 2022. Tokyo TV and its associates will air it for Japan’s TV Premiere. But there is no information about an international release or a digital release yet. For further updates, keep an eye on this space.