Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Cour 2: New Trailer and Visual, Premiere Date Revealed


The Soul Reaper and Quincy conflict in Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will continue on July 8. Aside from that premiere date announcement, the anime’s second cour also received a new action-packed trailer and a key visual of Ichigo and Uryuu, as well as theme song and cast-related details.

The new cour’s opening song is titled “Stars,” and performing the song is the 3 piece band w.o.d.. Meanwhile, the newly announced cast members are:

Aoi Yuuki as Liltotto
Tsuyoshi Koyama as Gerard 
Souichirou Hoshi as Nianzol
Nao Touyama as Giselle

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War‘s first cour ran from October to December 2022 with Hulu, Ani-One Asia, and Bilibili streaming the show internationally. The anime is based on the final arc of the Shueisha-published Bleach manga by Tite Kubo, which sees Soul Society facing an overwhelmingly strong Quincy faction known as the Wandenreich and their leader Yhwach (Takayuki Sugou).

The staff of the anime includes Tomohisa Taguchi (Akudama Drive) as director and series composer, Masashi Kudou (Bleach) as character designer, Yoshio Tanioka (Akudama Drive) as art director, Saori Gouda (Akudama Drive) as color designer, Kazuhiro Yamada (Akudama Drive) as photography director, and Shirou Sagisu (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time) as music composer. Studio Pierrot is the animation production company.


Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War is the first Bleach anime since the previous 2004 to 2012 Bleach adaptation. The manga ran from 2001 to 2016 in Weekly Shonen Jump and was collected into 74 tankoubon volumes. A special one-shot was released in 2021. 

Outside of the anime series, Bleach has also inspired anime movies, spin-offs, a live-action movie, and more. An anime movie adaptation of Kubo’s BURN THE WITCH manga, which takes place in the same universe as Bleach, was released in 2020.

Source: @BLEACHanimation

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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