Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War Hulu USA, Disney+ Canada release date confirmed for weekly TV streaming

Key visual for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, and Disney+ and Hulu logos.
Key visual for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, and Disney+ and Hulu logos. Pic credit: @bleach-anime.com. Disney+, Hulu

Recently, all of Bleach anime’s episodes were taken down from Crunchyroll. Now Bleach fans want to know where those episodes went, and when and where will they be able to watch the highly anticipated Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.

Disney+ Canada recently announced (via the Canadian site MobileSyrup) Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War: Season 1 will premiere on October 10, 2022. Disney+ Canada will also have Bleach Seasons 1 to 16 available for streaming beginning on October 26, 2022.

The anime Black Rock Dawn Shooter will also be available via Disney+ Canada at the same time.

For those who live in the United States, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War: Season 1 will reportedly be made available for streaming on Hulu USA. The Bleach Hulu USA release date is at 8:30 AM PST/12:30 PM EST on October 10, 2022.

On the official Bleach website the premiere dates in Japan are as follows:

  • TV Tokyo – October 10 (Every Monday from 24:00)
  • BS TV Tokyo – October 10 (Every Monday from 24:00)
  • Sendai Broadcasting – October 10 (Every Monday from 25:30)
  • Niigata Broadcasting – October 11 (Every Tuesday from 25:30)
  • Hiroshima TV – October 11 (Every Tuesday from 25:29)
  • TV Shizuoka – October 16 (Every Sunday from 8:30)
  • AT-X – October 17 (Every Monday from 23:00)

In Japan, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will also be available for unlimited streaming every Tuesday from 12:00 via these distribution services:

  • DTV
  • Anime times
  • Disney+
  • All-you-can-eat-anime
  • U-NEXT
  • D anime store
  • Bandai channel
  • TELASA (unlimited viewing plan)
  • J:COM On Demand Mega Pack
  • Miplus unlimited viewing pack prime
  • Au smart pass premium
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Hulu
  • Paravi
  • FODs
  • ABEMA

In Japan, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will also be available for pay-as-you-go-delivery every Tuesday from 12:00 via these distribution services:

  • Bandai channel
  • TELASA
  • J:COM On Demand
  • Mil plus
  • Hikari TV
  • Rakuten TV
  • Niconico channel
  • Google Play
  • HAPPY!Videos
  • MOVIEFULL
  • Amazon Prime Video

In Japan, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will also be available for free delivery every Saturday from 24:00 via these distribution services:

  • ABEMA
  • GYAO!
  • TVer
  • The net is also TV Tokyo
  • Niconico live
  • Niconico channel
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War key visual.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War key visual. Pic credit: bleach-anime.com

Who are the members of the production team?

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War production team members include:

  • Director – Tomohisa Taguchi (Twin Star Excorcists, Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World, Akudama Drive)
  • Script overseers – Masaki Hiramatsu and Tomohisa Taguchi
  • Character designer – Masashi Kudo
  • Music composer – Shiro Sagisu
  • Chief Animation Directors – Michio Hasegawa, Sei Komatsubara, Kumiko Takayanagi
  • Action Effects Animation Directors – Satoshi Sakai, Yoshihiro Kanno, Yong Hoon Chong
  • Art Director – Yoshio Tanioka
  • Art Design – Toshiki Amada
  • Color Design – Saori Goda
  • Editing – Akinori Mishima
  • Director of Photography – Kazuhiro Yamada
  • CG Directors – Toshihiro Sasaki, Kazushi Goto
  • Sound Director – Yukio Nagasaki
  • Sound Production – Zack Promotion

Who are the cast members?

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War cast members include:

  • Masakazu Morita – Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Fumiko Orikasa – Rukia Kuchiki
  • Noriaki Sugiyama – Uryu Ishida
  • Yuki Matsuoka – Orihime Inoue
  • Hiroki Yasumoto – Yasutora Sado
  • Kentaro Ito – Renji Abarai
  • Shinichiro Miki – Kisuke Urahara
  • Satsuki Yukino – Yoruichi Shihoin
  • Binbin Takaoka – Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto
  • Houko Kuwashima – Sui-Feng
  • Shouto Kashii – Rojuro Otoribashi
  • Aya Hisakawa – Retsu Unohana
  • Masaya Onosaka – Shinji Hirako
  • Ryotaro Okiayu – Byakuya Kuchiki
  • Tetsu Inada – Sajin Komamura
  • Akio Ohtsuka – Shunsui Kyoraku
  • Tomokazu Sugita – Kensei Muguruma
  • Romi Park – Toshiro Hitsugaya
  • Fumiko Tachiki – Kenpachi Zaraki
  • Ryusei Nakao – Mayuri Kurotsuchi
  • Hideo Ishikawa – Jushiro Ukitake
  • Naomi Kusumi – Ichibe Hyosube
  • Yoji Ueda – Oetsu Mimaiya
  • Tomoyuki Shimura – Tenjiro Kirinji
  • Rina Satou – Senjumaru Shutara
  • Ayumi Tsunematsu – Kirio Hikifune
  • Takayuki Sugo – Yhwach
  • Yuichiro Umehara – Jugram Haschwalth
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi – Askin Nakk Le Vaar
  • Ayana Taketatsu – Bambietta Basterbine
  • Yuki Ono – Bazz-B
  • Yumi Uchiyama – Candice Catnipp
  • Natsuki Hanae – Gremmy Thoumeaux
  • Satoshi Hino – Lille Barro

Some of these voice actors and actresses haven’t appeared in the anime, but have played different characters in the game Bleach: Brave Souls.

What is the plot of Bleach?

The story centers on a hothead teenager named Ichigo Kurosaki, who through a strange twist of fate ends up obtaining the powers of a Soul Reaper (a personification of death similar to the Grim Reaper) from a girl, named Rukia Kuchiki. With his newfound powers came the responsibility of defending humans from evil spirits called Hallows and guiding departed souls to the afterlife.

Ichigo ends up having several adventures in his hometown fighting Hallows and then later in a place called Soul Society where he’s forced to battle other Soul Reapers.

Are you looking forward to Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War? Were you happy to discover that those in the US will watch Bleach via Hulu while Internationally most will be watching it via Disney+? Let us know in the comment section below!

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