On the official site for the anime Bleach: Thousand Years of Blood War (Bleach: Sennen Kessen hen), the adaptation of the final arc of the manga, written and illustrated by Tite Kubo, bleachingit was announced that the first part of the series will end with a one-hour special. This special will air December 26 in Japan and will include the twelfth and thirteenth episodes (although the hour-long duration also includes TV commercials).

The series has been airing in Japan since October 11, while the platform disneyplus is responsible for distribution in the West to a very limited extent. The first part with a total of thirteen episodes has been confirmed, but also that everything that is left of the original manga will be adapted.

Bleach: Thousand Years of Blood War

In addition, the production shared a special video to remember what happened in the ten episodes that have aired so far.

For his part Tite Kubo published the original manga in the magazine Weekly shōnen jump from the publisher shueisha between August 2001 and August 2016, with the work being compiled into a total of 74 volumes. The work inspired an anime adaptation produced by Pierrot Studios, directed by Noriyuki Abeaired between October 2004 and March 2012, for a total of 366 episodes.

production team

  • Tomohisa Taguchi (Twin Star Exorcists, Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World, Akudama Drive) replaced Noriyuki Abe towards the project in Studio Pierrotand is also responsible for writing and supervising the screenplays in collaboration with Masaki Hiramatsu (Kara no Kyoukai, Minori Scramble!)
  • masashi kudu (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) composes the soundtrack.

Synopsis for Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high school student until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupted spirit that attempts to devour human souls. He then meets a soul reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who is injured while protecting Ichigo's family from the attacker. In order to save his family, Ichigo accepts Rukia's offer to take over their powers, thereby becoming a Soul Reaper.

However, with Rukia unable to regain her own power, Ichigo faces the daunting task of hunting down the hollows that haunt his town. However, he is not alone in his struggle as he is later joined by his friends: classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado and Uryuu Ishida, each with their own unique abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades adjust to their new duties and support each other on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper soon discovers that the Hollows are not the least of his problems.

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