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Announced during the Shueisha’s Jump Festa celebrations, Bleach creator Tite Kubo announced that the continuation of Bleach is set to premiere in October 2022!
“Was it all just a coincidence, or was it inevitable?via VIZ Media
Ichigo Kurosaki gained the powers of a Soul Reaper through a chance encounter. As a Substitute Soul Reaper, Ichigo became caught in the turmoil of the Soul Society, a place where deceasedsouls gather. But with help from his friends, Ichigo overcame every challenge to become even stronger.
When new Soul Reapers and a new enemy appear in his hometown of Karakura, Ichigo jumps back into the battlefield with his Zanpakuto to help those in need. Meanwhile, the Soul Society is observing a sudden surge in the number of Hollows being destroyed in the World of the Living. They also receive separate reports of residents in the Rukon District having gone missing. Finally, the Seireitei, home of the Soul Reapers, comes under attack by a group calling themselves the Wandenreich.
Led by Yhwach, the father of all Quincies, the Wandenreich declare war against the Soul Reapers with the following message: “Five days from now, the Soul Society will be annihilated by the Wandenreich.”
The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally brought to light.
All things must come to an end—as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!”
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is an anime adaption of the final arc of the Bleach manga. Alongside the news of the continuation, VIZ Media announced that it would be distributing the new series, a reveal they are celebrating by offering up episodes of the series at a discount during next year’s anime month (February 2022)!
Bleach began in 2001 as a manga series. It tells the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, a teenager able to see spirits. He is shocked when he comes across a “soul reaper,” later becoming one himself. It is now up to Ichigo to help souls crossover to the afterlife and defeat powerful monstrous spirits named hollows. The series got an anime adaption in 2004, several anime films, novels, video games, stage shows, and a live-action film.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War premieres in October 2022.
(Source: VIZ Media)