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This week marked the start of one of the most anticipated shows of the year, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. There are so many reasons fans have been pumped for this one, which marks the first time for Bleach to be back on TV and streaming services in a full decade. Whether you’ve had a chance to check out the return or are looking for an excuse to start your own Bleach journey from the beginning, let’s take a look at what makes Thousand-Year Blood War such a must-watch anime this season.
The key to the hype behind Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is simple: Fans who have been keeping up with the show since the beginning finally get to see how it all ends. Those who have read the manga may have already seen the ending as creator Tite Kubo first envisioned it, but it’s another experience entirely to see how the dynamite staff at legendary production house Studio Pierrot brings it all to life on the screen.
The pedigree behind the adaptation is more impressive than ever, with Tomohisa Taguchi (Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna) directing, while also handling series composition alongside writer Masaki Hiramatsu (The Garden of Sinners). Character designs fall to Masashi Kudo (Tower of God), while Shiro SAGISU (Neon Genesis Evangelion) composes the music. If that’s not enough for you, Tite Kubo said he’s involved in every step of the process, so we can all rest assured that Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has the series creator’s official stamp of approval.
When you’re ready to start the final arc of Ichigo’s epic story, you’ll be able to do so on Hulu as new episodes debut every week. The first episode of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War premiered on October 10, so now is a great time to dive in and see where the final arc takes us!
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