New Promo Confirms July Release for ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War 2’

The first part of ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ unleashed the battle between the Soul Reapers and the Wandenreich. The arc also revealed many secrets and new abilities, including Ichigo’s true Zanpakutō and his part-Quincy background.

However, in the shadows, a friend is joining the other side. Uryū wears a Sternritter uniform, indicating a confrontation with his friends soon.

On Sunday, VIZ Media revealed the third promo video and a new key visual for ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’. The video features the opening theme song for Part 2 and reveals the release date of July 8. Hulu and Disney+ will stream the series.

Official Trailer #1 | Subs in 6 Languages | BLEACH:Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 -The Separation PV

The video begins with Yhwach declaring Uryū as his successor. Ichigo prepares for battle with his new double-bladed Zanpakutō. Later, several scenes from the battle are shown. In the end, Ichigo is seen once again, with a voice saying that he must surpass an ordinary Soul Reaper.

w.o.d. has performed the opening song “Stars” for Part 2. Four new cast members were revealed and are listed below:

CharacterVoice ArtistOther Works
LiltottoAoi YūkiTsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
GeraldTsuyoshi KoyamaGunther (Ascendance of a Bookworm)
NianzolSōichiro HoshiGino Weinberg (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
GiselleNao TōyamaRin Shima (Laid-Back Camp)
New Key Visual For ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ | Source: VIZ Media via Email Correspondence

The second part of ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ is subtitled ‘Separation’. In the visual above, we see Ichigo and Uryū, with their colored trails crossing each other. The following staff members are handling the final arc:

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorTomohisa TaguchiAkudama Drive, Twin Star Exorcists
ScriptwriterMasaki HiramatsuThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War
Character DesignMasashi KudoBleach, Sakura Wars the Animation
MusicShiro SAGISUBerserk 2016, Ushio & Tora
Animation ProductionStudio PierrotBlack Clover, Naruto

That almost looks like the beginning of an all-out battle, with Ichigo probably making a dramatic entrance at some point. With nothing to suppress his powers now, I am sure whatever he is going to do would be explosive on the battlefield.

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About Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is the final arc of the Bleach franchise. It premiered on October 11, 2022, and its 52 episodes are streamed by Hulu.

The arc deals with Yhwach, the leader of the Quincies, who has declared war on the Soul Society. Ichigo and the Soul Reapers will face this despicable enemy.

Hollows and Soul Society residents are disappearing, and Ichigo needs to defeat Yhwach before he lays waste to the entire universe.

Source: Press Release, VIZ Media


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