After the initial airing of the original Bleach anime series, the makers have returned with a phenomenal comeback, bringing forth new episodes. This latest installment is centered around the Thousand-Year Blood War arc. Additionally, Bleach TYBW second half is officially on its way. Check out the release date below.
Concluding in 2012, the original Bleach anime series omitted the final manga arc known as the Thousand-Year Blood War. However, more than a decade later, they have made the ultimate resurgence, animating the Bleach TYBW arc.
Comprised of four parts, this arc’s first installment aired in December 2022, surpassing all expectations. Moreover, the second part of this arc is forthcoming. Essentially, the arc delves into the Thousand-Year Blood War, a conflict between the Soul Society and the Quincy King. Bleach TYBW second half will showcase the battle between Ichigo and the Quincy army.
Thousand-Year Blood War: Trailer Snippet
Mere months after the final episode of TYBW first half, Bleach will formally release new episodes on July 8th, 2023. What’s more, fans all over Japan will have the opportunity to catch an early screening on June 25th! Additionally, take a look at the fresh key visuals and the new cast members.
As the Thousand-Year Blood War marks the final arc in the Bleach manga, fans are eagerly anticipating its adaptation. After 11 years, the decision to animate this arc was made. Furthermore, the latest key visuals depict Ichigo and Ishiga standing on different paths.
In total, the Bleach TYBW arc consists of four parts, with the second half coming soon. Given that it takes approximately half a year to complete one segment (based on release dates), we can expect the franchise to ultimately conclude in 2024.
Regarding the new cast additions, Ayane Sakura will join the show as Liltotto. Additionally, Gerald will be portrayed by Takeshi Koyama, while Nao Toyama and Soichiro Hoshi will make appearances as Giselle and Nyanzol.
Furthermore, here’s a brief overview of the plot for Bleach TYBW second half. Specifically, this portion of the final arc revolves around the Separation Arc, showcasing battles between Ichigo’s Soul Reapers and the Wandenreich’s Quincies. Studio Pierrot, as before, continues the animation for Bleach.
Lastly, manga creator Tite Kubo revealed that the Bleach TYBW second half anime will feature additional fight scenes that were not originally included in the manga chapters! He further disclosed that the fight will occur between “two distinct characters,” withholding further details.