BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War revealed a preview for episode 3. The episode is set to air on Monday, October 24.
The episode will follow Ichigo and his friends who have entered The Hollow Sphere. The groundwork was set in the previous episode, which aired at the beginning of this week.
Masakazu Morita and Yuki Matsuoka are reprising their roles as Ichigo and Orihime, with the main staff returning. Takayuki Sugo is joining as Yhwatch. Tatsuya Kitani is performing the opening theme “Scar“, while SennaRin is singing the ending “Saihate“. The staff for the anime includes:
- Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
- Character Designer: Masashi Kudo
- Series Composition: Masaki Hiramatsu, Tomohisa Taguchi
- Chief Animation Director: Michio Hasegawa, Sei Komatsubara, Kumiko Takanayagi
- Music: Shiro Sagisu
The same studio (Pierrot) produced the original TV anime adaptation of Tite Kubo’s BLEACH manga, which aired between October 2004 and March 2012 and had a total of 366 episodes. The anime is known for a large number of filler episodes. VIZ Media licensed the manga in English. Thousand Year Blood War Arc starts with the 480th chapter and ends with 686th. The plot is described as:
The peace is suddenly broken when warning sirens blare through the Soul Society. Residents there are disappearing without a trace and nobody knows who’s behind it, meanwhile, a dark shadow is also extending itself toward Ichigo and his friends in Karakura Town…
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