Part 1 of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (TYBW) has concluded, but there is more action waiting for Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends. Here's everything we know so far about Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2, including its release date, trailer, spoilers, and more!
When Is the Release Date of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2?
After the finale of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 1, Viz Media announced that Part 2 of the final saga will air in July 2023. However, no exact release date has been announced yet as of this article's writing.
The anime adaptation of the Thousand-Year Blood War arc is set to unravel in four cours. The first part of the final arc consisted of 13 episodes, so fans expect that the second part will likely contain 13 episodes as well.
What Is Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2’s Plot?
The first part of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War showcases some of the events that unfold in the final arc of the Bleach manga. Moreover, it also introduces the most dreaded villain of the series – Yhwach.
The finale of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 1, entitled The Blade is Me, focuses on Ichigo upgrading his Zanpakuto as he further explores his abilities. Toward the end of the episode, two important events happen.
Firstly, Ichigo wields new and improved dual blades, and he looks intense and hardened with determination.
Secondly, Yhwach addresses the Sternritter at Wandenreich’s headquarters.
He welcomes Uryu Ishida, who appears in a Sternritter uniform, and invites him to fight together against the Soul Society.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 – The Separation is expected to focus on a full-scale battle between the Sternritter warriors and the Soul Society.
Ichigo is likely going to explore the extent of his new blades and will be seen putting them to use against the enemy forces of Yhwach.
Speaking of Yhwach, fans will learn what he has in store for Uryu and the rest of the Sternritter.
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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Trailer
Although the next part will come in the latter half of the year, fans have already been teased with several moments from Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2. From the looks of the trailer, it seems that there is considerable improvement in terms of the animation's quality.
Fans are hoping that the pacing of the upcoming episodes of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 will match that of the manga and give justice to all the major events in the final arc.
Where to Start the Manga Before Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2
For fans who wish to catch up on the manga before Bleach: TYBW Part 2 arrives, we recommend reading the source material from Chapter 480 to Chapter 542 as these chapters cover the first cour of the anime.
Since the anime cannot deep dive into the tiniest of details, reading the Bleach manga will help you connect the dots that are missing in the anime and be up-to-date with all the important events prior to the release of Bleach: TYBW Part 2.
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