Following the release of the new trailer and official release date, Bleach fans are flipping out in excitement online over the Thousand-Year Blood War anime.
Bleach’s return is one that fans have been excited about in the past months. And with the release of the new trailer which shows lots of new footage, fans expressed their excitement online, so much so that the hashtag #BLEACH trended on Twitter with nearly 30k tweets.
Many tweets for the upcoming anime shared how fans were impressed by what they saw in the new trailer. Lots of fans are also delighted for the anime’s return, especially those who grew up watching Bleach on TV.
The hype for the Thousand-Year Blood War anime is massive, and for good reason.
The original Bleach TV anime ran from October 2004 to March 2012, meaning it has been 10 years since the end of the original anime.
Though “end” isn’t a good way of putting it as the anime series did not adapt the whole of Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga as it continued with the Thousand-Year Blood War arc which serves as the final arc.
Essentially, this upcoming TV anime not only marks the series’ long-awaited return but also gives a proper conclusion to the Bleach series.
Aside from sharing their excitement, fans have also expressed their thoughts online about the animation quality of the series based on the new trailer.
So far, fans have been impressed with the fight scenes from the latest trailer. Lots of praise has been given to the studio for the visuals, colors, framing, and effects.
This is further echoed in some comments online regarding the recent Japanese premiere of the first two episodes.
According to some attendees, the battle scenes and the overall animation of the first episodes are comparable to an anime movie.
Finally, fans have also released lots of fan art on Twitter featuring the show’s main characters, including the likes of Ichigo and Orihime.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will premiere in Japan on October 10, 2022. The show is confirmed to be four-cours in length with breaks in between, meaning it will air over four seasons for possibly around 48 episodes or more.
Currently, there’s no word yet on where the series will simulcast outside Japan.