'Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War' releases 1st PV for anime adaptation in October 2022
The battle of all battles! The last nine days of the world are getting animated in October 2022.
By: Nicole S. Castro on July 3, 2022 at 11:32 PHT
Tite Kubo's hit manga series Bleach is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a TV anime adaptation covering the climactic Thousand-Year Blood War arc. The series is scheduled to air in October 2022 and is again produced by animation studio Pierrot.
Below is the first promotional video. The Thousand-Year Blood War arc is the final part of the manga's main story and focuses on Ichigo and cast fighting against the great evil of the series, Emperor Yhwach.
Bleach (stylized as BLEACH) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. It follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki (CV: Masakazu Morita), who inherits his parents' destiny after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki (CV: Fumiko Orikasa). His newfound powers force him to take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife.
Bleach was serialized in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2001 to August 2016, with its chapters collected in 74 tankōbon volumes. Bleach received the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category in 2005. In North America, the manga was licensed for English release by Viz Media.
The series has spawned a media franchise that includes a 366-episode anime television series adaptation by studio Pierrot from 2004 to 2012.
Original work: Tite Kubo's "BLEACH" (serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump)
Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Series composition: Tomohisa Taguchi, Masaki Hiramatsu
Character design: Masashi Kudo
Animation directors: Michio Hasegawa, Sei Komatsubara, Kumiko Takayanagi
Action/Effects animation director: Satoshi Sakai, Yoshihiro Kanno, Isao Chung
Art director: Yoshio Tanioka
Art setting: Toshiki Amada
Color design: Saori Goda
Editor: Akinori Mishima
Cinematographer: Kazuhiro Yamada
CG director: Toshihiro Sasaki, Kazufumi Goto
Sound director: Yukio Nagasaki
Sound production: Zack Promotion
Music: Shiro Sagisu
Animation production: Studio Pierrot
Source: BLEACH official Twitter, official website
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.