It’s been over ten years since the original adaptation of Tite Kubo’s manga series went on hiatus, and fans are eager to see the series return with new episodes. The wait has been so long it almost feels like the show never existed, but it did as fans got to see the start of this new era in action.
After so many years of waiting, hoping, and asking for the seemingly impossible, Bleach: The Thousand Year Bloody War has kicked off a new era of anime with the premiere of its first episode worldwide. This first episode comes with a special ending theme that picks up many highlights from the anime’s original episode. Titled “Report” and performed by Tatsuya Kitani, you can check out the full ending theme sequence from the premiere below:
This ending theme may sound familiar to fans, as it is also the theme song used for the special exhibition opened in Japan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tite Kubo’s manga series, which was first published in the Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The series itself will have a new set of opening and ending themes which will likely air for the first time in the next episode as previously reported. The new opening theme will be titled “Scar” and performed by Tatsuya Kitani, and the new ending theme will be titled “Saihate” and performed by SennaRin,
Bleach: The Bloody Thousand Year War is now in action, and the series will air its new episodes on Hulu in the US (and Disney+ for international fans) alongside the new episodes in Japan. The series has been revealed to be four courses in total, split across two halves, meaning this new and final era of Bleach will last for quite some time as it explores all of the significant events that took place in the final arc. from the original manga series.