At Shueisha’s Jump Festa ’22 event on Saturday, new promotional videos and visuals for the previously released anime were revealed, based on the “1000 Year Blood War” arc by Tite Kubo’s bleach manga. The video reveals that the anime will premiere as a TV anime in October 2022 on TV TOKYO and its associates. The event confirmed that the anime would cover the rest of the original manga to the end.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is finally here! ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/7NXLiO82HB— VIZ (@VIZMedia) December 18, 2021
The event also confirmed the show staff and cast.
Tomohisa Taguchi (Twin Star Exorcists, Kino’s Journey-Beautiful World, Akudama Drive) will direct the anime at Studio Pierrot on behalf of Noriyuki Abe. Masashi Kudo returns as a character designer, and Shiro Sagisu returns to composition.
The show’s return cast also includes cast members who haven’t appeared in the anime but are replaying their role from the Bleach: Brave Souls game.
The event also streamed a 15-minute video summarizing the previous anime.
Ark is the last Ark in the manga and covers volumes 55-74.
Kubo started bleaching with Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001 and ended in August 2016. As Shueisha published a new chapter in Japan, Viz Media published a digital North American manga in English. Viz Media also published the manga in print.
Manga influenced the adaptation of 366 episodes of TV anime from 2004 to 2012. Viz Media acquired rights to anime television and home videos in 2006. All episodes were aired by 2014. The anime franchise also includes four movies and two OVAs.
The franchise has also influenced video games, novels, theatrical plays and live-action films that opened in July 2018.
Kubo recently provided character design for a video game of the New Sakura Wars (Sakura Wars in English).