Viz Media has recently shared an interview with Tite Kubo, the creator of the Bleach manga, and Masakazu Morita, the voice actor for the character Ichigo. This interview provided new details about the upcoming Bleach Thousand Year Blood War (TYBW) arc part 2, and exciting news about an extra fight scene being added in anime, that wasn’t in the original manga.
The second part of the Bleach Thousand Year Blood War arc is set to come back in July 2023, and the interview finally disclosed the title for part 2: “Bleach TYBW Arc Part 2: Separation.” Tite Kubo mentioned that the anime will include a fight scene that wasn’t shown in the manga.
This fight will happen between “two specific characters,” and the anime production team was eager to have this battle in the anime. As a result, the author provided them with 5 or 6 pages of illustrations to show how the characters should move and fight in the anime. Now, fans are left wondering which characters will be involved in this highly anticipated battle. The answer will be revealed in July when part 2 begins airing.
Tite Kubo also shared that his family noticed a change in Ichigo’s voice, but he felt that the new voice reflected the character’s growth and maturity. The interview contained fascinating discussions between the author and Ichigo’s voice actor, and fans can read the full interview on Viz’s official website.
The Bleach Thousand Year Blood War arc centers on the conflict between the Soul Society and the Quincy King, who was believed to have been defeated long ago. However, it turns out that he was simply waiting and slowly gaining power to exact revenge on the Soul Society. In the first part of the Bleach TYBW arc, the Soul Society suffered significant losses after a surprise attack, and Ichigo was unable to arrive in time to help.
If you haven’t already, you can watch the Bleach episodes on Hulu and Disney Plus in selected regions. Crunchyroll previously, quietly removed all the previous Bleach anime seasons from its platform, including anime clips from Crunchyroll’s YouTube channel.