Kirio Hikifune
Photo: Studio Pierrot

With the most recent episode, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime has added a new Shinigami girl crush to the series as it prepares the protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki for his upcoming epic battle against the Quincies.

The arrival of a brand-new Gotei 13 squad, Squad Zero, comprised of some of the best fighters in the entire Soul Society, marked the beginning of Ichigo’s extensive training and recovery arc in the anime a few episodes back. But they are also proving to be some of the zaniest characters in the series, which is to be expected from this show.

Ichigo is currently making his way through Squad Zero’s five palaces in order to complete many more training phases after the five members of the squad were introduced in the previous episode of the series. The “Grain King,” Kirio Hikifune, is the owner of the second castle he visits, and fans directly fell in love with the new heroine when it was made clear that she assumes a different appearance when she cooks.

After her initial encounter with the rest of Squad Zero, Hikifune was introduced in greater detail in episode 9 of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. Together, Ichigo and Renji travel to her palace, where they are welcomed with a feast. Ichigo is reluctant to eat and enjoy himself after what happened to the Soul Society, but Hikifune explains that eating is also part of the training.

Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime premiered on October 10.

The anime’s English Dub cast includes:

  • Johnny Yong Bosch as Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Michelle Ruff as Rukia Kuchiki
  • Derek Stephen Prince as Uryu Ishida
  • Stephanie Sheh as Orihime Inoue
  • Wally Wingert as Renji Abarai
  • Doug Erholtz as Kisuke Urahara

Tatsuya Kitani performs the opening theme song “Scar”, and SennaRin is performing the ending theme song “Saihate”.

The new Bleach anime will run for four cours with breaks in between.

The anime’s staff includes:

  • Tomohisa Taguchi as the Director
  • Animation Studio: Pierrot
  • Masashi Kudo as the Character Designer
  • Shiro Sagisu as the Music Composer

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The cast includes:

  • Masakazu Morita as Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Fumiko Orikasa as Rukia Kuchiki
  • Noriaki Sugiyama as Uryū Ishida
  • Yuki Matsuoka as Orihime Inoue
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Yasutora Sado
  • Kentaro Ito as Renji Abarai
  • Shinichiro Miki as Kisuke Urahara
  • Satsuki Yukino as Yoruichi Shihōin
  • Binbin Takaoka as Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
  • Houko Kuwashima as Suì-Fēng
  • Shouto Kashii as Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi
  • Aya Hisakawa as Retsu Unohana
  • Masaya Onosaka as Shinji Hirako
  • Ryotaro Okiayu as Byakuya Kuchiki
  • Tetsu Inada as Sajin Komamura
  • Akio Ohtsuka as Shunsui Kyōraku
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Kensei Muguruma
  • Romi Park as Tōshirō Hitsugaya
  • Fumihiko Tachiki as Kenpachi Zaraki
  • Ryusei Nakao as Mayuri Kurotsuchi
  • Hideo Ishikawa as Jūshirō Ukitake
  • Naomi Kusumi as Ichibē Hyōsube
  • Yōji Ueda as Ōetsu Mimaiya
  • Tomoyuki Shimura as Tenjirō Kirinji
  • Rina Satou as Senjumaru Shutara
  • Ayumi Tsunematsu as Kirio Hikifune
  • Takayuki Sugo as Yhwach
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Jugram Haschwalth
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Askin Nakk Le Vaar
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Bambietta Basterbine
  • Yūki Ono as Bazz-B
  • Yumi Uchiyama as Candice Catnipp
  • Natsuki Hanae as Gremmy Thoumeaux
  • Satoshi Hino as Lille Barro
  • Daiki Yamashita as Ryūnosuke Yuki
  • Asami Seto as Shino Madarame
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Äs Nödt
  • Kōichi Yamadera as Quilge Opie
  • Hideyuki Tanaka as BG9
  • Takaya Hashi as Robert Accutrone
  • Nobuaki Kanemitsu as Driscoll Berci
  • Yasuhiro Mamiya as Mask De Masculine
  • Tomoaki Maeno as NaNaNa Najahkoop
  • Wataru Hatano as Hidetomo Kajōmaru
  • KENN as Berenice Gabrielli
  • Takahiro Fujiwara as Jerome Guizbatt
  • Wataru Komada as Asguiaro Ebern
  • Daiki Hamano as Luders Friegen

Bleach is a Japanese manga series composed and showed by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the undertakings of the unmanageable teen Ichigo Kurosaki, who acquires his folks’ predetermination after he gets the forces of a Soul Reaper a passing embodiment like the Grim Reaper from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. His newly discovered forces compel him to assume the obligations of protecting people from malicious spirits and directing withdrew spirits to the hereafter, and set him on excursions to different spooky domains of presence.

Bleach was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2001 to August 2016, with its parts gathered into 74 tankōbon volumes. The series has generated a media establishment that incorporates an anime TV series transformation that was delivered by Tokyo-based Studio Pierrot from 2004 to 2012, two OVA episodes, four animated films, ten stage musicals, and various computer games, just as numerous sorts of Bleach-related product. A Japanese live-action adaptation delivered by Warner Bros. was delivered in 2018.

English-language arrivals of Bleach are facilitated by Viz Media, which has delivered a few volumes of the manga every year since 2004, and distributed parts of Bleach in its Shonen Jump magazine since November 2007. Viz Media got unfamiliar TV and home video rights to the Bleach anime in 2006. Adult Swim started circulating dubbed episodes of Bleach in the United States that fall, and Hulu later started to stream captioned adaptations of the anime seven days after every episode broadcasted in Japan. Viz Media has likewise delivered every one of the four Bleach films in English.

Bleach got the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen classification in 2005. Regardless of critical slumps in both the Japanese and English manga markets, Bleach kept on performing great economically, and had more than 120 million tankōbon volumes available for use worldwide starting at 2018, making it the thirteenth smash hit manga ever.


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