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'Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War' releases 2nd PV for TV anime in October 2022

The 2nd PV introduces additional cast as well as the OP and ED theme songs.

By: Nicole S. Castro on September 11, 2022 at 18:23 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 on Oct. 10, 2022 and is again produced by animation studio Pierrot.

©Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War PROJECT

Below is the second promotional video showing more scenes from episode one. It features the opening theme song Scar sung by Tatsuya Kitani. Meanwhile, the ending theme song is Saihate ( 最果て) sung by SennaRin.

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.

Additional Cast

  • Hidetomo Kajomaru (CV: Wataru Hatano)

  • Berenice Gabrielli (CV: KENN)

  • Jerome Guizbatt (CV: Takahiro Fujiwara)

  • Asguiaro Ebern (CV: Wataru Komada

  • Luders Friegen (CV: Daiki Hamano)

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, Comic Natalie




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.


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