Yoh Kamiyama, renowned for his work on “Drifting Dragons” and “Horimiya,” has joyously announced his involvement in the upcoming second part of the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime. Embracing his childhood dreams, Kamiyama humbly shares his elation as he contributes the mesmerizing song titled “Endroll” as the series’ unforgettable ending theme.
A passionate fan of Bleach since his early years, this incredible opportunity feels like an ethereal manifestation of his aspirations, as if beckoning him to reassure his younger self that such wondrous achievements were destined to unfold.
The anime’s second cours (quarter of the year) is set to make its highly anticipated return. It will debut on July 8 at 11:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. EDT) on TV Tokyo and its affiliates, as well as various other platforms, in Japan. Simultaneously, the second part will premiere internationally on Disney+ in select countries, Hulu in the United States, and Star+ in Latin America, all on July 8 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. To cater to a diverse audience, the anime will include subtitles in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, and Italian.
The new cast members include:
- Nao Tōyama as Giselle
- Sōichiro Hoshi as Nianzol
- Tsuyoshi Koyama as Gerald
- Aoi Yūki as Liltotto
The rock trio known as w.o.d. will be taking the stage with their electrifying anthem “STARS” as the opening theme for an anime. Remarkably, this marks w.o.d.’s inaugural venture into creating a theme song for this medium.
It’s worth mentioning that Kubo, the brilliant mind behind the manga, happens to be an ardent admirer of the band, albeit their music prowess was not the sole criterion for selecting the song.
The series debuted on October 10 in Japan on TV Tokyo and affiliated networks, and is currently available for streaming on over 20 services in Japan, including Hulu and Disney+. In the United States, Viz Media started streaming the anime on Hulu on the same date, while the English dubbed version premiered on November 4. Viz Media hosted the North American premiere of the anime at New York Comic Con on October 8. Internationally, the anime can be streamed on Disney+, and Ani-One Asia is providing streaming services for the series in numerous Asian countries.
The anime’s initial phase concluded in December with a consolidated one-hour special combining episodes 12 and 13. The series will span four distinct phases with intermittent breaks.
The anime encompasses the remaining portion of the source manga, leading up to its conclusion. The Thousand Year Blood War arc serves as the manga’s ultimate storyline, encapsulating volumes 55-74.
Tomohisa Taguchi, known for his work on Twin Star Exorcists, Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World, and Akudama Drive, has been appointed as the new director for the anime at Studio Pierrot, taking over from Noriyuki Abe. The esteemed character designer, Masashi Kudo, will be making a return, bringing his talent to the project once again. Additionally, the renowned composer, Shiro SAGISU, will also be reuniting with the team to create the captivating music for the series.
The Japanese cast for the show includes actors who haven’t appeared in the anime before, but are returning to reprise their roles from the Bleach: Brave Souls game.
Source | Comic Natalie