The official Twitter account of Bleach unveiled the creditless versions of opening and ending theme songs for Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War cour 2 on July 8, 2023.
w.o.d. performed the opening theme song “STARS”. The music video showcases captivating visuals and animation, with the character costume designs meticulously crafted by the mangaka Tite Kubo.
Checkout the creditless opening theme below:
Yoh Kamiyama performed the new ending theme song “Endroll”. The heartfelt melodies of the song promise to leave a lasting impression on viewers.
Checkout the creditless ending theme song below:
Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War cour 2 started airing on July 8, 2023.
Newly announced cast includes:
- Aoi Yuki as Liltotto
- Tsuyoshi Koyama as Gerald
- Soichiro Hoshi as Nianzol
- Nao Toyama as Giselle
Additionally, VIZ Media revealed that cour 2 of the anime will be simulcast at 7:30 a.m. PDT on Hulu, Star+ and Disney+ in U.S., Latin America, and other other select countries respectively on July 8, 2023.
The simulcast will be available in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, and Italian subtitles.
VIZ Media holds worldwide rights of the final arc of Bleach, apart from Asia. Their exclusive acquisition of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War includes: Video on Demand, Home Video, Electronic Sell-Through, Television, and Merchandise Rights.
Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War cour 1 aired in Japan on Oct 10, 2022.
The first cour of the anime ended on Dec 26, 2022, with a one-hour long special episode, combining episodes 12 and 13 of the anime.
It was previously revealed that anime will be split into four cours, with breaks in between.
Noriyuki Abe is directing the series at Studio Pierrot. He also scripted the series along with Masaki Hiramatsu.
VIZ Media describes the plot of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War as:
Was it all just a coincidence, or was it inevitable?
Ichigo Kurosaki gained the powers of a Soul Reaper through a chance encounter. As a Substitute Soul Reaper, Ichigo became caught in the turmoil of the Soul Society, a place where deceased souls gather. But with help from his friends, Ichigo overcame every challenge to become even stronger.
When new Soul Reapers and a new enemy appear in his hometown of Karakura, Ichigo jumps back into the battlefield with his Zanpakuto to help those in need. Meanwhile, the Soul Society is observing a sudden surge in the number of Hollows being destroyed in the World of the Living. They also receive separate reports of residents in the Rukon District having gone missing. Finally, the Seireitei, home of the Soul Reapers, comes under attack by a group calling themselves the Wandenreich.
Led by Yhwach, the father of all Quincies, the Wandenreich declare war against the Soul Reapers with the following message: “Five days from now, the Soul Society will be annihilated by the Wandenreich.”
The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally brought to light.
All things must come to an end—as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!