‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ is a sequel anime based on the manga by Tite Kubo. Airing on Hulu and Disney Plus in North America, it originally premiered with the original Japanese cast with multiple subtitles, but it is now being reported that Viz Media is developing an English dub.
Johnny Yong Bosch, who voiced the hero Ichigo Kurosaki in the original anime, will be returning to the role for the English version.
Crunchyroll revealed the rest of the cast:
- Rukia Kuchiki – Michelle Ruff
- Uryu Ishida – Derek Stephen Prince
- Orihime Inoue – Stephanie Sheh
- Renji Abarai – Wally Wingert
- Yasutora Sado (Chad) – Alain Mesa
The show was developed by the Japanese animation studio Pierrot and directed by Tomohisa Taguchi.
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“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!”
The original ‘Bleach’ series ran for 366 episodes between October 2004 to March 2012.
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