A leak from the next edition of the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump confirmed that the manga written and illustrated by Tite Kubo, bleach, will have important announcements in the next July 4 edition of the magazine. The information will be referred to the anime Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen (Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War), whose premiere remains scheduled for next October in Japan.
It should be remembered that the franchise has already confirmed its participation in the event Anime Expo 2022specifically for next July 2 with the voice actors in English michelle ruff (Rukia), Dan Woren (Byakuya) and wally wingert (Renji) as panelists. It is then expected that both media will publish the same information about the project.
Tite Kubo published the original manga in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from the publisher Shueisha between August 2001 and August 2016, compiling the work in a total of 74 volumes. The play inspired an anime adaptation produced by Studio Pierrotunder the direction of Noriyuki Abebroadcast between October 2004 and March 2012, with a total of 366 episodes.
- Tomohisa Taguchi (Twin Star Exorcists, Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World, Akudama Drive) replaces Noriyuki Abe in the direction of the project Studio Pierrot.
- Masashi Kudō (Naruto, Bleach, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) returns to handle character design and animation direction.
- Shirou Sagisu (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Black Bullet) is responsible for the composition of the soundtrack.
Synopsis for Bleach
Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high school student, until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupting spirit that seeks to devour human souls. It is then that he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who is injured while she is protecting Ichigo’s family from the assailant. To save the family from him, Ichigo accepts Rukia’s offer to take her powers and as a result, becomes a Soul Reaper.
However, with Rukia unable to regain her own power, Ichigo is faced with the daunting task of hunting down the Hollows plaguing his city. However, he is not alone in his fight, as he is later joined by his friends: classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida, who have their own unique abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades adjust to their new responsibilities and support each other on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper will soon discover that the Hollows are just the least of his problems.
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