Everything you need to know about the return of Bleach anime! Picture includes poster from the anime with the characters featuring Ichigo and more.

Everything you need to know about the return of Bleach

After 10 long years Tite Kubo’s magnum opus, Bleach, has made its return to the medium of anime. Around late December last year the animation series’ final arc, The Thousand-Year Blood War, had been announced to return in October 2022 and Bleach fans around the world celebrating that their favourite series is coming back. The new season of Bleach is a continuation of the canon story and takes place after the events of the Lost Agent arc.

Overall, Bleach has 3 primary story arcs, each of which has several smaller story arcs. The first one, titled "Soul Society Arc," centres on Ichigo's ascension to full-fledged shinigami status and the establishment of the soul society. The second one, titled "Arrancar Arc," centres on the Hollow and Arrancar creatures that dwell in the Hueco Mundo. Ichigo accepted and used the Hollow power that existed within of him throughout the second arc. And now, for the last arc, the narrative will centre on Quincy, the third being that possesses extraordinary power. Ishida Uryuu was the sole quincy featured in the story for two lengthy arcs, but now a complete elite squad of Quincies and their warriors are about to assault the soul society and slaughter every shinigami that gets in their path.

Picture of many main characters from the Bleach anime standing. Including Ichigo, Rukia, Tōshirō and more

The captain of the first division of the Gotei 13, Genryuusai Yamamoto, the most formidable shinigami in the Soul Society, as well as the king of the Quincy himself would accompany them. To make matters worse, the evil intent underlying their invasion may cause problems for humanity as a whole. The recognisable cast of characters will appear in The Thousand-Year Blood War. Ichigo, Orihime, Sado, Rukia, and other well-known and beloved shinigami characters like captain Toshiro, Byakuya, Kenpachi and many others make up the typical group of pals. In fact, because the plot is set in Soul Society, we get to witness almost every shinigami in the series, including ones we have never seen before.

New Bleach poster, including main characters from the anime. Ichigo

The anime is being produced by the amazing Studio Pierrot that have worked on some the most iconic series that we know and love e.g. the original Bleach anime, Naruto, Yu Yu Hakusho, Tokyo ghoul and Black Clover. They have produced some of the best scenes in the medium and Bleach is no exception to this, the first 5 episodes have made fans awestruck at the beautiful animation directed by Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona 4 and Twin Star Exorcists) alongside with Masaki Hiramatsu (Kara no Kyoukai). One of the most iconic things about Bleach is its amazing OSTs like Precipice of the defeat, Clavar la Espada and the Fade to Black series. The star-studded track list has been composed by none other than Shiro Sagisu (Bleach, Evangelion), he’s excited to return to work on the soundtracks with new Sternritter themed OSTs along with remixes of our most beloved OSTs (Ichigo’s theme heard in the trailers). Bleach will be split into 4 cours with each episode containing 4-5 manga chapters of content along with anime original content that has been overlooked by Tite Kubo himself.

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