Part 2 of Bleach: The Thousand-Year Blood War has gradually brought Ichigo Kurosaki and Uryu Ishida closer to a significant confrontation, and the anime’s most recent cliffhanger sets this up more than ever before as Ichigo and Uryu have at last come face to face.
One of the most significant changes from the first episode of the anime, which was published last Fall, was that while Uryu appeared to be fighting among the Quincies alongside Yhwach and the other adversaries, Uryu had actually joined Ichigo and the others in their battle against them.
Then, in Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2, Yhwach formally named Uryu as his successor, but it was just the beginning of it all. In the most recent anime episode, Ichigo and Uryu finally come face to face as Yhwach prepares to make his big move, and Uryu actually fires on Ichigo before proceeding to where the Soul King is. Now that Part 2 has started, it won’t be long before viewers see the complete confrontation that has been teased between Ichigo and Uryu.
You can check out the cliffhanger below:
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War episode 21.5 premiered on September 2, 2023.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War episode 22 will premiere on September 9, 2023.
The synopsis for the episode is as following:
“Ichigo and his friends learn that Yuhabach’s target is the Reiou Palace and try to stop him. Uryū was standing there. Although Ichigo understands each other’s positions as Shinigami and Extermination Master, he is shaken by the unexpected reunion. While talking with Orihime and Chad who rushed from the void, Ichigo remembers the days he fought with Uryu and comes to a decision. At that time, Rukia and Renji were confronting Busbee, and Ikkaku and Yumichika were confronting Giselle. Hearing Giselle’s shout, he jumped out…”
- Screenplay Masaki Hiramatsu
- Storyboard: Yoichi Fujita
- Staging: Jung Young Hoon
- Animation Director: Kazuo Takigawa, Studio Bus, Mika Okubo, Natsuko Suzuki
- Chief Animation Director: Kiyoshi Komatsubara
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2: The Separation anime premiered on July 8, 2023.
The anime’s new cast members include:
- Aoi Yūki as Liltotto
- Tsuyoshi Koyama as Gerald
- Sōichiro Hoshi as Nianzol
- Nao Tōyama as Giselle
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 performed the opening theme song “Scar”, and SennaRin performed 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
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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