Earlier this week, Bleach made its major anime comeback with the release of the first episode of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. The new arc adapts the final arc (so far) of Tite Kubo's popular shonen series, and it features the story of Ichigo and his companions' battle against the villainous Yhwach and his powerful Quincy army.
With Ichigo taking on the villain named Ebern in the season premiere, the Soul Society has to deal with the scary fact that the new villains have the power to erase Bankais entirely. With the Bankai still remaining a major weapon for every Soul Reaper, Ichigo and his allies are going to find other ways to take the villains down.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is expected to run in four cours (quarter of a year) with over fifty episodes, and now, the official website of Bleach revealed new images from the Episode 2, titled Foundation Stones. and it looks like Arrancar Nel and Kisuke Urahara will be making an appearance.
The official website of the anime also revealed the official description for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War:
"Through Ryunosuke's messenger God Arc, Ichigo and the others hear about an attack on Soul Society by a mysterious intruder and the extent of the damage. Although the place is disbanded, when Ichigo who is restless is looking around the town, Neru Tu and Pesche Gatishe, who used to act together, came from the imaginary sphere. The imaginary realm is also being attacked by an unknown enemy, and the two ask Ichigo for help. Kisuke Urahara appears in front of Ichigo and his friends as they head towards the void."
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2: Foundation Stones is set to release on Oct. 17. Fans in the U.S. can watch the latest episodes on Hulu, and other regions can stream the anime on Disney+.
You can check out our streaming guide for the new Bleach anime, and check out more details about the new episodes in everything we know about Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.