The official Twitter account of Bleach Animation unveiled a creditless video for the ending theme song for Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime featuring the visuals of original Gotei 13 that could be seen in episode 7.
“Episode 7 started with a surprise. How did you like the special ending 👀?,” they tweeted.
It was also revealed that Tite Kubo was closely supervising the animation for the new ending video.
SennaRin performed the ending theme song “SAIHATE”.
Tatsuya Kitani performed the opening theme song for the anime, titled “Scar”.
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.
It was also recently revealed that cour 1 of the anime will run for 13 episodes.
The anime will be simulcast on Hulu for the U.S, regions at 8:30 a.m. PT, and worldwide on Disney+.
Tomohisa Taguchi will be replacing Noriyuki Abe as director of the series at Studio Pierrot. He will also be scripting the series along with Masaki Hiramatsu.
Additional staff includes:
- Chief Animation Directors: Michio Hasegawa Sei Komatsubara, Kumiko Takayanagi
- Action Effects Animation Directors: Satoshi Sakai, Yoshihiro Kanno, Yong Hoon Chong
- Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
- Art Design: Toshiki Amada
- Color Design: Saori Goda
- Editing: Akinori Mishima
- Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada
- CG Directors: Toshihiro Sasaki, Kazushi Goto
- Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
- Sound Production: Zack Promotion
- Character Designer: Masashi Kudo
- Music Composition: Shiro Sagisu
VIZ Media describes the plot of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War as:
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!
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