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BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War will have another one-hour special

On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Tite Kubo, BLEACHa new promotional image for the anime was revealed BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War – The Separationthe second part of the adaptation of the last plot arc of the work, currently on broadcast.

In the press release it was reported that the ninth episode of this second part will be delayed a week, until next September 9, while a compilation episode will air on September 2. However, it was also reported that the final two episodes (this second part is confirmed with thirteen episodes) will be issued on the same day, next September 30, in a one-hour special. These types of decisions, curiously, are confirmation that the suspension was already within the transmission plans.

BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War

The first part of BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War It also had a total of thirteen episodes, but it is also confirmed that everything that remains of the original manga will be adapted. For his part, Tite Kubo published the original manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine between August 2001 and August 2016, compiling the work in a total of 74 volumes.

Production team

  • Tomohisa Taguchi (Twin Star Exorcists, Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World, Akudama Drive) replaces Noriyuki Abe in the direction of the project in Studio Pierrotand is also in charge of writing and supervising the scripts in collaboration with Masaki Hiramatsu (Kara no Kyoukai, Minori Scramble!)
  • masashi kudou (Naruto, Bleach, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) returns to handle character design and animation direction.
  • Shirou Sagisu (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Black Bullet) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.

Synopsis for Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high school student, until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupted spirit that seeks to devour human souls. It is then that he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who is injured while she is protecting Ichigo’s family from the assailant. In order to save the family from him, Ichigo accepts Rukia’s offer to take her powers, becoming a Soul Reaper as a result.

However, with Rukia unable to regain her own power, Ichigo is faced with the daunting task of hunting down the Hollows plaguing his town. However, he is not alone in his fight, as he is later joined by his friends: classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida, who have their own unique abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades grow accustomed to their new responsibilities and support each other on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper soon discovers that the Hollows are hardly the least of his problems.


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