Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War Cour 1 To Have 13 Episodes

The official website of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime released the details for the first volume of its Blu-ray & DVD sets on Nov 15, 2022, revealing that cour 1 of the anime will have 13 episodes in total.

Both the Blu-ray & DVD volume sets of the anime will be released as limited editions on April 26, 2023. The limited edition of the volume set will contain a special booklet, three sided back case with digital jacket and an original jacket illustration.

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The Blu-ray is priced 26,400 yen, while the DVD volume set is priced 22,000 yen.

The cover illustration of the volume set is yet to be revealed.

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Moreover, to commemorate the release of Blu-ray & DVD of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War, a special release event has also been announced to take place on May 7, 2023.

The event will be attended by Masakazu Morita (Ichigo’s VA) and Noriaki Sugiyama (Uryu Ishida’s VA).

Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War started airing in Japan on Oct 10, 2022. The anime will be broadcast for four cours with breaks in between.

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The anime is being simulcast on Hulu for the U.S, regions at 8:30 a.m. PT, and worldwide on Disney+.

VIZ Media describes the plot of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War as:

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Was it all just a coincidence, or was it inevitable?

Ichigo Kurosaki gained the powers of a Soul Reaper through a chance encounter. As a Substitute Soul Reaper, Ichigo became caught in the turmoil of the Soul Society, a place where deceased souls gather. But with help from his friends, Ichigo overcame every challenge to become even stronger.

When new Soul Reapers and a new enemy appear in his hometown of Karakura, Ichigo jumps back into the battlefield with his Zanpakuto to help those in need. Meanwhile, the Soul Society is observing a sudden surge in the number of Hollows being destroyed in the World of the Living. They also receive separate reports of residents in the Rukon District having gone missing. Finally, the Seireitei, home of the Soul Reapers, comes under attack by a group calling themselves the Wandenreich.

Led by Yhwach, the father of all Quincies, the Wandenreich declare war against the Soul Reapers with the following message: “Five days from now, the Soul Society will be annihilated by the Wandenreich.”

The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally brought to light.

All things must come to an end—as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!

Bleach is a Japanese anime television series based on Tite Kubo’s original manga series of the same name. It was produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe. The series aired on TV Tokyo from October 2004 to March 2012, spanning 366 episodes. The anime adaptation includes original storylines not found in the manga with repeated appearances and stories containing these original characters.

Viz Media obtained foreign television and home video distribution rights to the Bleach anime in March 2006. Bleach was broadcast in the United States on Adult Swim from September 2006 to November 2014.

Source: Official Website

© Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, dentsu, Pierrot

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