(Rumor) "Bleach" Thousand-Year Blood War arc will receive an anime
(Rumor) "Burn the Witch" anime by Studio Colorido this Fall; directed by Tatsuro Kawano pic.twitter.com/WLtEhlg6uk
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And not only that but the one- shot “Burn the Witch” which Kubo drew last year will receive an anime adaptation by Studio Colorido the same Studio behind 2018’s Penguin Highway and Pokemon web series Pokemon: Twilight Wings and will be directed by Tatsuro Kawano.
For now it is just rumor and we will need for official announcement which is anticipated to announced during the “Bleach 20th Anniversary Project & Tite Kubo New Work Presentation” will be a live streamed event scheduled for March 21 9:45 JST (March 20 at 8:45 p.m. ET). The event was supposed to be presented during AnimeJapan 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The event will be live steamed in Japanese on Jump Channel and in English on Shonen Jump YouTube channel.
The original stage presentation would have had voice actors Masakazu Morita and Ryotaro Okiayu, Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano.
The event will also reveal the next project which Kubo is working on.
Weekly Shonen Jump #16 also announced that Bleach will have a big news in Weekly Shonen Jump issue 17 which will release on March 22 a day after the “Bleach20th Anniversary Project & Tite Kubo New Work Presentation” will be streamed.
If you are unfamiliar with the series,Bleach is a Shonen battle manga written and drawn by Kubo Tite and published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since 2001 and ended in August 2016. Viz Media published the manga in English digitally and in print. Bleach received an anime adaptation in Fall 2004 by Studio Pierrot and ran for 366 episodes covering 54 volumes. The franchise has inspired numerous games, novels, stage plays including one live action.
The story centers around Ichigo Kurosaki an ordinary high schooler—until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupt spirit that seeks to devour human souls. It is then that he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who gets injured while protecting Ichigo’s family from the assailant. To save his family, Ichigo accepts Rukia’s offer of taking her powers and becomes a Soul Reaper as a result.
However, as Rukia is unable to regain her powers, Ichigo is given the daunting task of hunting down the Hollows that plague their town. However, he is not alone in his fight, as he is later joined by his friends—classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida—who each have their own unique abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades get used to their new duties and support each other on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper soon learns that the Hollows are not the only real threat to the human world.