Bleach is Returning with Thousand Year Blood War Arc Adaptation

Bleach is Returning with Thousand Year Blood War Arc Adaptation

Bleach is officially returning for adaptation of the Thousand Year Blood War arc, which is already familiar to manga fans around the world. Bleach anime series officially ended in 2012 when the last episode of the show was aired. Tite Kubo, the artists behind the manga created Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War manga the same year and this manga series are about to be turned into another anime run for Bleach.

The official trailer for the upcoming Bleach anime should be showcased at the 2021 Jump Festa starting on December 18th. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War was originally announced in March 2020 with the plan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication. This part was supposed to be a standalone series separate from other arcs in the story of Bleach.

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However, the arc that was created in 2012 when the series ended turned out to be a prologue to a new adventure for Ichigo. Bleach is most certainly one of the most popular manga and anime series in the world, first published in 2001 and sold in over 120 million copies around the world.

Since its inception and publication, Bleach became one of the Big Three manga series according to Shonen Jump. The Big Three publication also listed One Piece and Naruto together with Bleach. The anime show was first released in 2004 by Pierrot, which is also the production behind Naruto.

The show ran for 366 episodes before ending in 2012 after 16 seasons. In 2018, Bleach creator released a new series Burn the Witch. The series is set in the same universe as Bleach but features different characters.

Twenty years after the release of Bleach manga, the original creator should announce the air date for Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War on December 18th. The Bleach presentation will be livestreamed by the Jump Festa and fans all over the world should get more information about the upcoming adaptation.

  • Robert is the co-owner of Fiction Horizon and a lifelong fan of movies, TV shows, comics, and video games. Especially fascinated by Marvel, he enjoys every aspect of the franchise.