Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 3 Animation Divides Fans

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Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 3 Ichigo

Fans heaped praise upon the new Bleach anime after the release of the first two episodes. But now that Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 3 is out, it seems that the animation quality has divided fans.

The show’s animation has been one of the key things about the show that was praised.

Now, it seems that the quality may have dipped, at least according to some fan reactions online that were shared following the third episode.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War's Drop in Animation Quality

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Specifically, some fans on Twitter said that the animation of Episode 3’s action scenes wasn’t as good as the first two. There were even some who pointed out that the same move was being replayed during the episode.

Ahead of the episode’s release, there was some discussion about potential leaks.

In a Reddit discussion thread, it was mentioned that according to leakers, Episode 3 suffered from production issues that impacted the animation quality.

This is in stark contrast to the praise that the first two episodes got, with many saying that they had animation that was nearly movie-level in terms of quality.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War having quality animation for its initial episodes makes sense considering that the show marks the highly anticipated return of Bleach.

In case you missed its reveal, the new Bleach anime adapts the manga’s final arc, which means it will give the anime a proper conclusion.

Despite the disappointment of some fans regarding Episode 3’s quality, many fans still praised the series as well as the work done by studio Pierrot.

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Pierrot is the same studio that animated the first Bleach anime. The studio also worked on lots of hit shonen anime, including Naruto and Black Clover.

Given the nature of these shows (which aired continuously), it is expected that the animation quality might be inconsistent.

When compared to their previous work, even if Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 3’s animation quality seemingly dipped, many fans still praised the studio for their work.

Some even joked about how Pierrot is seemingly putting all their budget and focus on the new Bleach anime instead of Boruto, another ongoing anime that the studio is working on.

Despite some criticism, it seems that fans are still happy with Thousand-Year Blood War overall, so it will be interesting to see the fan reactions as the series continues.

New episodes of Thousand-Year Blood War are released every week on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ internationally. Though right now, the series is not available in some regions.

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