This year has been brimming with thrilling updates in anime, providing a delightful treat for long-time enthusiasts. One of the highly-anticipated returns is Demon Slayer, as it gears up for its third season, promising more captivating adventures. Fans can also rejoice with the arrival of the dubbed version of the exciting One Piece and Dragon Ball Z crossover, bringing together two beloved franchises in an epic collaboration. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has also rekindled fans’ curiosity for its second part after years of hiatus. Despite its controversial ending, the adaptation garnered overwhelming support, and with Part 1 concluded, fans eagerly anticipate what the revival’s second part holds for the future of Bleach. Here is everything we know about the upcoming Hulu series.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Release Date: When Can We Expect It?
The highly anticipated return of Bleach: The Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 comes with exciting news for fans. In the recently released second trailer, showcasing actual footage from the upcoming episodes, a firm date for its premiere was revealed: July 8, 2023 on Hulu. This marks the beginning of a thrilling journey as the series will be available for streaming with subtitles in six languages, allowing fans worldwide to engage in week-to-week simulcast viewing. While details regarding the dubbed version are yet to be announced, it is expected to follow shortly after. Based on the previous release pattern, we anticipate a late July or early August debut for the dubbed episodes, offering an immersive experience for all Bleach enthusiasts.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Plot: What’s Going To Happen Next?
Bleach: The Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 will seamlessly continue where Part 1 left off, around manga chapter 543. The second part is expected to cover similar ground, potentially ending in chapter 600. Additional non-manga fight scenes will be incorporated, potentially affecting the pacing. The story will follow Ichigo’s training with Squad Zero and Uryu’s apparent betrayal by joining Quincy Wandenreich. Other Soul Reapers like Soifon, Hitsugaya, Komamura, and Hisagi will also undergo training or quests to restore their powers.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Cast: Who’s On Board?
Bleach’s extensive character roster features numerous voice actors, with most Japanese and English dub cast reprising their roles for The Thousand-Year Blood War. However, a few changes have been made. Alain Mesa now voices Chad instead of Jamieson Price, who preferred someone of Mexican descent. Patrick Seitz now portrays Kenpachi Zaraki and voices Ichigo’s father. Doug Erholtz takes on Kisuke Urahara, while Aleks Le voices Jushiro Ukitake and Shinji Hirako. While some roles may be recast in Part 2, most key characters have already been reintroduced in Part 1. No new casting announcements have been made yet.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Trailer: When Will We See It?
A second trailer for Bleach: The Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 was released on May 28, 2023 and you can check it out on Hulu. It features exciting scenes like Shinji Hirako’s Bankai reveal, the intense battle for the Soul Society, Ichigo’s transformation, and Uryu’s ascent in the Quincy army. The trailer also hints at Sosuke Aizen’s involvement and showcases a monstrous entity causing chaos in the Soul Society. Additionally, it debuts the new opening theme song, “Star” by w.o.d. Fans can expect thrilling episodes filled with action and surprises as the war unfolds.