Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 Release Date and Time, COUNTDOWN

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The final season of Bleach is almost here as Ichigo Kurosaki and his trusted allies prepare for the last battle against a threatening group of enemies. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 kicks off the final arc of Tite Kubo’s cult classic manga.

What Is Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War About?

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Returning after a decade, the new Bleach anime brings back Ichigo and company in the final season called Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.

After gaining the powers of a Soul Reaper, Ichigo got entangled in the chaos of Soul Society. However, he trained with his friends to become stronger.

As new Soul Reapers and a brand-new enemy arrive in Karakura Town, Ichigo decides to fight with his Zanpakuto.

In the meantime, the Soul Society notes a sudden rise in the number of Hollows being annihilated in the World of the Living.

They also learn about residents of Rukon District going missing.

Eventually, the Seireitei, the home of the Soul Reapers, is attacked by a group called Wandenreich.

Yhwach, the father of all Quincies and the leader of Wandenreich, declares an all-out war against Soul Reapers.

Yhwach announces that the Soul Society will be destroyed by the Wandenreich.

The truth hidden by the Soul Reapers for almost a thousand years is out, and Ichigo and his friends must fight the final battle.

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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 Synopsis

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The official Bleach website has released the synopsis of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1, which is titled The Blood Warfare.

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It is observed that Hollows are disappearing one after another in the Human World.

The 12th Division, led by Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi, is observing these sudden disappearances.

Meanwhile, in Karakura Town, the newly appointed Soul Reapers, Ryunosuke Yuki and Shino, set out on a mission and encounter a fearsome Hollow.

Ichigo Kurosaki and his companions appear and help the two who were left helpless in a sudden attack.

Two days later, a man donning a mask appears before Ichigo and the rest, who are interacting with Ryunosuke after he regained consciousness following the ambush by the Hollow.

Elsewhere, strange things are happening in Soul Society.

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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Cast and Staff

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The official Japanese voice cast for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is as follows:

  • Fumiko Orikasa as Rukia Kuchiki
  • Masakazu Morita as Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Asami Seto as Shino Madarame
  • Akio Ohtsuka as Shunsui Kyoraku
  • Aya Hisakawa as Retsu Unohana
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  • Ayana Taketatsu as Bambietta Basterbine
  • Ayumi Tsunematsu as Kirio Hikifune
  • Binbin Takaoka as Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto
  • Yuki Matsuoka as Orihime Inoue
  • Yuki Ono as Bazz-B
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as As Nodt
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Jugram Haschwalth
  • Takayuki Sugo as Yhwach
  • Tetsu Inada as Sajin Komamura
  • Satsuki Yukino as Yoruichi Shihoin
  • Shinichiro Miki as Kisuke Urahara
  • Fumihiko Tachiki as Kenpachi Zaraki
  • Hideo Ishikawa as Jushiro Ukitake
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Yasutora Sado
  • Houko Kuwashima as Sui-Feng
  • Romi Park as Toshiro Hitsugaya
  • Naomi Kusumi as Ichibe Hyosube
  • Kentaro Ito as Renji Abarai
  • Masaya Onosaka as Shinji Hirako
  • Noriaki Sugiyama as Uryu Ishida
  • Ryotaro Okiayu as Byakuya Kuchiki
  • Ryusei Nakao as Mayuri Kurotsuchi

The official English dub voice cast of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War includes:

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  • Johnny Yong Bosch as Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Michelle Ruff as Rukia Kuchiki
  • Dan Woren as Byakuya Kuchiki
  • Derek Stephen Prince as Uryu Ishida
  • Doug Erholtz as Kisuke Urahara

Meanwhile, here is the staff of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War:

  • Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
  • Series Composition: Tomohisa Taguchi and Masaki Hiramatsu
  • Script of Episode 1: Tomohisa Taguchi
  • Episode 1’s Director: Hikaru Murata
  • Storyboard of Episode 1: Tomohisa Taguchi
  • Character Design: Masashi Kudo
  • Music: Shiro Sagisu
  • Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
  • Animation Director: Cindy H. Yamauchi
  • Chief Animation Director: Masashi Kudo (Episode 1), Kumiko Takayanagi, Sei Komatsubara, and Michio Hasegawa
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
  • Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada
  • Color Design: Saori Goda
  • CGI Director: Toshihiro Sasaki and Kazushi Goto
  • Editing: Akinori Mishima
  • Theme Songs: Scar (OP) by Tatsuya Kitani and Saihate (ED) by SennaRin

Read More: How Many Episodes Will Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Have?

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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 Release Date

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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 is set to release on October 10, 2022, in the US, the UK, and Europe.

In Japan, Episode 1 is slated to broadcast on October 11, 2022.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 Release Time

In Japan, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 is set to be released on October 11, at 12:00 AM JST.

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Here are the release times for other international regions:

  • Pacific Time: 8:30 AM (October 10)
  • Central Time: 10:30 AM (October 10)
  • Eastern Time: 11:30 AM (October 10)
  • British Time: 4:30 PM (October 10)

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 COUNTDOWN

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 COUNTDOWN

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Where to Watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1

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VIZ Media has announced that Hulu will officially stream Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War episodes in the US.

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Meanwhile, fans outside the US can watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 online on Disney+.

The anime will be broadcasted on TV Tokyo and its affiliates, and it will also stream on more than 20 platforms in Japan.

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