The BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War release date is on October 10, 2022, the Fall 2022 anime season, as previously reported.
Oricon has announced that BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War (BLEACH: Sennen Kessen-hen) will have four cours. Since a cour usually has around 12 or 13 episodes, 4 cours will include around 50 episodes.
The anime will debut on the TV Tokyo affiliate stations BS TV Tokyo and Sendai Broadcasting (October 10) and Niigata Broadcasting and Hiroshima TV (October 11, 2022).
A trailer PV has been released to corroborate the anime premiere date (see below).
To recap previous BLEACH seasons, a special program will air on TV Tokyo and its affiliate stations on September 25 and October 3, 2022, respectively.
A synopsis and a scene cut of BLEACH: Sennen Kessen-hen Episode 1 titled “THE BLOOD WARFARE” have also been released. Check out this link to learn more.
The trailer previews the OP theme song of BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War — “Scar” by Tatsuya Kitani. The ED theme song has been confirmed to be “Saihate” by SennaRin.
Four new cast members have also been revealed, including:
- KENN as Berenice Gabrielli
- Takahiro Fujiwara as Jerome Guizbatt
- Wataru Komada as Asguiaro Ebern
- Daiki Hamano as Luders Friegen
All this was announced during the advance Screening event that was held at Shinagawa The Grand Hall in Tokyo on September 11, 2022.
The BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War cast
BLEACH will feature the following cast:
- Masakazu Morita as Ichigo Kurosaki
- Fumiko Orikasa as Rukia Kuchiki
- Noriaki Sugiyama as Uryu Ishida
- Yuki Matsuoka as Orihime Inoue
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Yasutora Sado
- Kentaro Ito as Renji Abarai
- Shin-ichiro Miki as Kisuke Urahara
- Satsuki Yukino as Yoruichi Shihoin
- Binbin Takaoka as Shigekuni Yamamotogenryusai
- Houko Kuwashima as Sui-Feng
- Shouto Kashii as Rojuro Ohtoribashi
- Aya Hisakawa as Retsu Unohana
- Masaya Onosaka as Shinji Hirako
- Ryotaro Okiayu as Byakuya Kuchiki
- Tetsu Inada as Sajin Komamura
- Fumihiko Tachiki as Kenpachi Zaraki
- Ryusei Nakao as Mayuri Kurotsuchi
- Hideo Ishikawa as Jushiro Ukitake
- Naomi Kusumi as Ichibee Hyosube
- Yoji Ueda as Ouetsu Nimaiya
- Tomoyuki Shimura as Tenjiro Kirinji
- Rina Sato as Senjumaru Shutara
- Ayumi Tsunematsu as Kirio Hikifune
- Takayuki Sugo as Yhwach
- Yuuichirou Umehara as Jugram Haschwalth
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Askin Nakk Le Vaar
- Ayana Taketatsu as Bambietta Basterbine
- Yuki Ono as Bazz-B
- Yumi Uchiyama as Candice Catnipp
- Natsuki Hanae as Gremmy Thoumeaux
- Satoshi Hino as Lille Barro
The BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War production staff
Tomohisa Taguchi is directing the final arc at Studio Pierrot. He is also handling the series composition alongside Masaki Hiramatsu. Masashi Kudou is returning to design the characters, while Shirou Sagisu is composing the music.
For more information on the series, check out the official BLEACH: Sennen Kessen-hen anime website.