Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 9
Photo: Studio Pierrot

This week’s Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War went live earlier so naturally, everyone was focused on the series’ pivotal confrontation. Even though Renji and Ichigo were still getting over their fights, another fight started off in secret.

After all, Captain Unohana has challenged Zaraki to reach his full ability and will kill him if he doesn’t. And as you can see below, anticipation for the anticipated bout is already at an all-time high.

This week, one of Zaraki Kenpachi’s Gotei 13 coworkers approached him, which is how the whole thing got started. Unohana surprised everyone by approaching the warrior and challenging the Soul Reaper to reach his full ability. Kenpachi needs to defeat the captain at the height of her abilities in order to accomplish this, and as it turns out, the healer is much more powerful than we all realized.

Because Unohana has been hiding her true self from her fans for years, it turns out. Unohana may appear to be a kind doctor to us, but historically speaking, she is most recognized as the very first Kenpachi. Unohana developed a harsh reputation for killing people in the early days of the Soul Society, and it was only Captain Yamamoto’s recruitment that caused her to stop.

The Kenpachi that we are all familiar with eventually assumed control of the name, but his reign is currently under scrutiny. Unohana’s strength is demonstrated in this week’s combat, but her challenge has a price. Unohana is facing her doom with nothing but poise, despite the fact that Kenpachi needs to kill Unohana in order to make him strong enough to defend the Soul Society. At this point, it appears more likely that she will murder Kenpachi than turn him. However, if there is one lesson that Bleach has taught us, it is to never underestimate a Soul Reaper who has been forced into a corner.

Synopsis for the 9th episode:

“Ichigo is brought to Reiou Palace by Zero Squad. At the first Kirinden, he is treated by Tenjiro Kirinji in an unexpected way. However, the effect is outstanding, and Ichigo, who has healed from the wounds on his body, goes with Renji to Nebutu-dono and Hikifune Kiryu. There, another unexpected “hospitality” awaits them… Meanwhile, at Seireitei, Kyoraku, who has been appointed as the new commander-in-chief and commander of the First Squad, is talking about a plan to have the Central 46th Room in front of him.”

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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