Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime Release Date, Episodes, Trailer, Voice Actors, Characters List

Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime Release Date, Episodes, Trailer, Voice Actors, Characters List

A new trailer has confirmed the release date and production staff for the new Bleach anime, Thousand-Year Blood War, know the episodes and voice actors

When discussing the biggest and most iconic anime of all time, you will almost certainly have to mention Bleach. However, the infamous franchise has been noticeably absent from our screens for several years, with season 16 wrapping up in Japan in March 2012.

The good news is that another Bleach anime is in the works, and a new teaser trailer has confirmed the release date and preview caption for “Thousand Year Blood War” – here’s everything fans need to know.

Bleach Thousand Year Blood War Anime Release Date, Episodes, Trailer, Voice Actors And Characters List

The anime adaptation of Bleach’s next manga arc, titled ‘Thousand-Year Blood War,’ was announced in March 2020. 

Then, in November 2021, Crunchyroll reported that the hit franchise would be appearing at Japan’s then-upcoming Jump Festa 2022 event, fueling speculation that Bleach’s return in the Thousand Year Blood War was imminent.

Thankfully, the first trailer for the new anime arc was released online on Day One of the Jump Festa 2022 celebrations in December – see below.


The Thousand Year Blood War will center on “Ichigo Kurosaki, who became a “Acting Shinigami” after acquiring the power of a Shinigami through a chance encounter, is caught up in the upheaval of the Soul Society, a place where the souls of those who have died in this world gather, and has grown up together with his friends through fierce battles,” according to Aniplex Japan, as translated by DeepL.

Bleach: Confirmed Thousand Year Blood War Release Window

The Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War anime adaptation, as confirmed by the PV trailer shared at AnimeJapan, will air in October 2022 on the next Fall broadcast schedule. Unfortunately, no specific release date was provided, but fans can expect the anime to premiere in the first two weeks of October 2022. Although the first two episodes will be available for advanced screening in September, more information will be released at that time.

Similarly, the number of episodes in the new anime arc has not been revealed; previous seasons have ranged from 16 to 51 episodes, with the exception of season 11, which had only seven episodes. Author Tite Kubo also added a personal to a recent livestream at AnimeExpo, “in which he said fans can expect modern contemporary colouring and a new and refreshing viewing experience with the new anime,” according to Anime News Network.


Fans can expect Crunchyroll to be the international streaming partner for Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War, despite the fact that the platform currently has all 15 seasons in their library.

Who Makes Up The Production Team And The Voice Cast?

Tomohisa Taguchi, a veteran of the anime industry who has previously worked on the Persona 5 and Kino’s Journey franchises, will direct the Thousand-Year Blood War anime arc for Bleach. Masashi Kudo will be in charge of character design, and Shiro Sagisu will be in charge of music composition, with Michio Hasegawa, Sey Komatsubara, and Kumiko Takayanagi serving as chief animation directors.

The series, like previous seasons of Bleach, will be animated by Studio Pierrot (Black Clover, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Tokyo Ghoul and Kingdom).


The official Bleach anime website also revealed the full voice cast list:

  • Ichigo Kurosaki – Masakazu Morita
  • Rukia Kuchiki – Fumiko Orikasa
  • Uryu Ishida -Noriaki Sugiyama
  • Orihime Inoue -Yuki Matsuoka
  • Yasutora Sado -Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Renji Abarai -Kentaro Ito
  • Kisuke Urahara -Shinichiro Miki
  • Yoruichi Shihouin -Satsuki Yukino
  • Genryusai Yamamoto Shigekuni -Binbin Takaoka
  • Soifon -Noriko Kuwashima
  • Rojuro Hobashi -Shoto Kashii
  • Retsu Unohana -Aya Hisakawa
  • Shinji Hirako -Masaya Onosaka
  • Byakuya Kuchiki -Ryotaro Okiayu
  • Komamura left team -Toru Inada
  • Shunsui Kyoraku -Akio Otsuka
  • Kensei Muguruma -Tomokazu Sugita
  • Toushirou Hitsugaya -Romi Park
  • Kenpachi Zaraki -Fumihiko Tachiki
  • Mayuri Kurotsuchi -Ryusei Nakao
  • Ukitake Jushiro -Hideo Ishikawa
  • Ichibei Hyousou -Naomi Kusumi
  • Futatsuya Oetsu -Ueda Yoji
  • Kirinji Tenjiro -Tomoyuki Shimura
  • Shutara Sentemaru -Rina Sato
  • Kiryu Hikifune -Ayumi Tsunematsu
  • Euhabach -Takayuki Sugou
  • Eugram Hashwald -Yuichiro Umehara
  • Askin Knucklevar -Shunsuke Takeuchi
  • Bambietta Buster Vine -Ayana Taketatsu
  • Busby -Tomoki Ono
  • Candice Catnip -Yumi Uchiyama
  • Gremy Tomu -Natsuki Hanae
  • Lille Barro -Satoshi Hino

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