The four-cour conclusion of the popular Bleach anime has received a teaser for part 2, and one thing’s for certain, it has a sense of finality.
The finale of one of the longest-running anime series to date, Bleach, has finally pulled the curtain back on a teaser for the second part of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War and the music adds a sense of everything coming to an end. The small teaser trailer has only been released in native Japanese dubbing, and no subtitles have been provided thus far, the teaser can be seen below.
The original anime had a run of almost a decade, airing from 2004-2012, but saw no definitive conclusion. This issue found itself corrected when the first cour of Blood War saw the silver screen in Fall 2022 and paved the way for a remarkably well-received return for the highly popular anime according to the 79% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Fans looking to get caught up before the Summer 2023 release date can do so by marathoning the entire first part via the Hulu streaming service and can catch up with the entire original series there as well. There should be a cautionary warning though, there are MANY filler episodes in the original series. Hulu’s description of the series is as follows:
For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever when Rukia transfers most of her powers to him. Now a Soul Reaper himself with a new found wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling: to protect the living and the dead from evil. But when Rukia’s actions are called under scrutiny, Ichigo and his friends must put everything on the line to prepare to save their friend from the harsh justice of the Soul Society.– Hulu
The new Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War tour starts this July in 2023, and fans can catch the whole thing on Hulu.