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WATCH: New ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ trailer released ahead of October premiere

Bleach fans rejoice! A new trailer for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has been released weeks before its premiere October 10.

The new Bleach trailer presents protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki battling it out with the Hollows in Karakura Town however things take a turn for the worse as they encounter a new threat as the Quincy return with a much stronger force lead by a mysterious cloaked man.

The anime will be based on the “Thousand-Year Blood War” arc of Tite Kubo’s manga. It was announced that it will be running in four split cours and could possibly be around 50 episodes all-in-all. Reportedly, it will have breaks in between however details on how the schedule will work out have yet to be revealed.

A “cour” of episodes is typically 12 – 13 episodes per batch that runs through a seasonal schedule of anime. Bleach will run its episode count through the fall and will have three more batches in future seasons.

New cast members were also announced such as Wataru Hatano as Hidetomo Kajomaru, KENN as Berenice Gabrielli, Takahiro Fujiwara as Jerome Guizbatt, Wataru Komada as Asguiaro Ebern, and Daiki Hamano as Luders Friegen.

Tatsuya Kitani, who performed theme and image songs for the “Bleach Ex” exhibition will also take part in the anime by singing the opening theme song “Scar” while SennaRin will sing the ending theme song “Saihate.”

Masakazu Morita and Yuki Matsuoka will be reprising their respective roles as Ichigo and Orihime and Tomohisa Taguchi will be the director for the series.

Tite Kubo talked about his involvement in the animation in an interview last July as well as shared the things he felt most excited about. He also said that he gave many suggestions for the battles and color designs and that fans can expect that Studio Pierrot will remain faithful to its animation style of the original adaptation.

Viz Media will be holding the North American premiere at New York Comic Con on October 8 and noted that it will be ahead of a “simulcast” of the anime.

The anime will cover the rest of the original manga up through its ending.


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