On Saturday, the staff of the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime confirmed that the anime’s Part 2: The Separation will conclude on September 30 with a one-hour special, comprising episodes 25 and 26. Alongside this announcement, they unveiled the sixth key visual, seamlessly collaging it with the previously revealed fifth key visual.
Additionally, marking another exciting development, “The Blood Warfare, Separation [Interlude]” is set to air on September 2. This compilation will encapsulate the first half of Part 2: The Separation, giving fans an immersive recap.
The anime’s eagerly anticipated return for its second cours on TV Tokyo and its affiliated networks, as well as other platforms in Japan, commenced on July 8 at 11:00 p.m. (EDT: 10:00 a.m.). Simultaneously, the second part debuted on Hulu in the United States, on Star+ in Latin America, and on Disney+ in select international regions on July 8 at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). Language accessibility includes English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, and Italian subtitles.
The new cast members include:
- Aoi Yūki as Liltotto
- Nao Tōyama as Giselle
- Tsuyoshi Koyama as Gerald
- Sōichiro Hoshi as Nianzol
The rock trio w.o.d. kicks off the show with the opening theme “STARS,” while musical artist Yoh Kamiyama (known for Drifting Dragons and Horimiya) contributes the melodic outro titled “Endroll.”
Premiering on October 10, the series debuted in Japan on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. Its online presence is robust, streaming on over 20 platforms in Japan, including Hulu and Disney+. In the U.S., Viz Media chose Hulu for its release, with the anime’s English dub hitting the platform on November 4. The North American premiere occurred at New York Comic Con on October 8, hosted by Viz Media. Outside the U.S., Disney+ carries the show’s international streaming rights, while Ani-One Asia caters to multiple Asian countries.
A notable milestone came in December when the anime’s first cours concluded with a special hour-long episode combining the 12th and 13th episodes. Anticipate four cours in total for the series, each separated by well-deserved breaks.
The anime diligently covers the remaining content of the source manga, leading up to its ultimate conclusion. The Thousand Year Blood War arc, spanning volumes 55 to 74, serves as the manga’s climactic final arc.
Taking the director’s chair at Studio Pierrot, Tomohisa Taguchi steps in for Noriyuki Abe. The team’s core remains intact, with character designer Masashi Kudo making a return and Shiro SAGISU once again orchestrating the music.
Beyond the anime’s mainstay Japanese cast, additional voices from the Bleach: Brave Souls game reprise their roles, adding depth to the ensemble.
Source | Comic Natalie