Additional cast & a new poster has been revealed for the upcoming Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War arc. Take a look at the new cast members & new poster below.
The new cast members include Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Äs Nödt), Hideyuki Tanaka (BG9), Daiki Yamashita (Ryūnosuke Yuki), Takaya Hashi (Robert Accutrone), Asami Seto (Shino Madarame), Kōichi Yamadera (Quilge Opie), Tomoaki Maeno (NaNaNa Najahkoop), Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Driscoll Berci) & Yasuhiro Mamiya (Mask De Masculine).
The anime will star Masakazu Morita (Ichigo Kurosaki), Kentaro Ito (Renji Abarai), Yuki Matsuoka (Orihime Inoue), Fumiko Orikasa (Rukia Kuchiki), Hiroki Yasumoto (Yasutora Sado), Noriaki Sugiyama (Uryū Ishida), Shinichiro Miki (Kisuke Urahara), Aya Hisakawa (Retsu Unohana), Satsuki Yukino (Yoruichi Shihōin), Naomi Kusumi (Ichibē Hyōsube), Binbin Takaoka (Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto), Houko Kuwashima (Suì-Fēng), Shouto Kashii (Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi), Masaya Onosaka (Shinji Hirako), Ryusei Nakao (Mayuri Kurotsuchi), Ryotaro Okiayu (Byakuya Kuchiki), Satoshi Hino (Lille Barro), Tetsu Inada (Sajin Komamura), Akio Ohtsuka (Shunsui Kyōraku), Yūki Ono (Bazz-B), Natsuki Hanae (Gremmy Thoumeaux), Tomokazu Sugita (Kensei Muguruma), Romi Park (Tōshirō Hitsugaya), Fumihiko Tachiki (Kenpachi Zaraki), Hideo Ishikawa (Jūshirō Ukitake), Yuichiro Umehara (Jugram Haschwalth), Yōji Ueda (Ōetsu Mimaiya), Tomoyuki Shimura (Tenjirō Kirinji), Rina Satou (Senjumaru Shutara), Ayumi Tsunematsu (Kirio Hikifune), Takayuki Sugo (Yhwach), Shunsuke Takeuchi (Askin Nakk Le Vaar), Ayana Taketatsu (Bambietta Basterbine) & Yumi Uchiyama (Candice Catnipp).
Noriyuki Abe will not be returning to direct the anime & will be replaced by Tomohisha Taguchi (Twin Star Exorcists, Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World, Akudama Drive), who will oversee the scripts for the anime with Masaki Hiramatsu. Masashi Kudo will return as the character designer. Shiro Sagisu will also be returning to compose the music for the series. The Thousand-Year Blood War arc is the last manga arc in the Bleach series & spans from issues 55-74.
Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki, who inherits his parents’ destiny after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper—a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper—from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will return in October 2022 on TV Tokyo, but it will get an early screening in September in Japan.