Viz Media has announced they have acquired worldwide rights to Bleach which includes the manga, videogame, live-action film adaptation, and the 366 episodes of the anime. But that’s not all, the long-awaited final arc of the anime is set to launch in October 2022 called Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.
To celebrate, Viz making available the complete series of Bleach (English dubbed, 13 seasons, 366 episodes) as one product on digital EST for a limited time during anime month, February 2022, in the U.S. for $99. With over 120 million copies in print, Bleach is a huge acquisition for Viz Media.
“Through his visual genius, Tite Kubo has had an indelible impact on the fandom world and the course of manga and anime history. He is also a supremely gifted and accomplished storyteller, and it is a great honor for VIZ Media to acquire this final arc in his legendary catalog Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, for fans everywhere.” – Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer VIZ Media
Check out a trailer for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War below.
For more on this news, read the official press release below.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Mangaka legend Tite Kubo’s final arc to his iconic fantasy adventure Bleach is to be animated and VIZ Media has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to launch the series in October 2022.
An award-winning and best selling manga series, Bleach has over 120 million copies in print since its debut in Weekly Shonen Jump (2.7 million copies in the U.S.), while the anime produced 366 episodes and today is revered as one of the greatest of all time.
In addition to the critically acclaimed manga and legendary anime, the Bleach universe includes video games, musicals and a live-action film adaptation all making Bleach far more than merely a franchise, rather a cultural reference point for millions of fans globally.
“Through his visual genius, Tite Kubo has had an indelible impact on the fandom world and the course of manga and anime history. He is also a supremely gifted and accomplished storyteller, and it is a great honor for VIZ Media to acquire this final arc in his legendary catalogue Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, for fans everywhere.” – Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer VIZ Media
In celebrating the return of Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends, the complete series of Bleach (English dubbed, 13 seasons, 366 episodes) will be available to buy as one product on digital EST for a limited time during anime month, February 2022, in the U.S. for $99. Amongst the top anime echelon, this is an “industry-first” special offer.
VIZ Media’s exclusive acquisition of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War includes: Video on Demand, Home Video, Electronic Sell-Through, Television, and Merchandise Rights.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War – Production Information:
Original work: BLEACH Tite Kubo (SHUEISHA/SHONEN JUMP)
Series Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Character Design: Masashi Kudo
Music: Shiro SAGISU
Animation Production: studio Pierrot
Characters + Cast List:
Ichigo Kurosaki – Masakazu Morita
Rukia Kuchiki – Fumiko Orikasa
Uryu Ishida – Noriaki Sugiyama
Orihime Inoue – Yuki Matsuoka
Yasutora Sado (Chad) – Hiroki Yasumoto
Renji Abarai – Kentaro Ito
Kisuke Urahara – Shin-ichiro Miki
Yoruichi Shihoin – Satsuki Yukino
Shigekuni Yamamotogenryusai – Binbin Takaoka
Sui-Feng – Houko Kuwashima
Rojuro Ohtoribashi – Shouto Kashii
Retsu Unohana – Aya Hisakawa
Shinji Hirako – Masaya Onosaka
Byakuya Kuchiki – Ryotaro Okiayu
Sajin Komamura – Tetsu Inada
Shunsui Kyoraku – Akio Otsuka
Kensei Muguruma – Tomokazu Sugita
Toshiro Hitsugaya – Romi Park
Kenpachi Zaraki – Fumihiko Tachiki
Mayuri Kurotsuchi – Ryusei Nakao
Jushiro Ukitake – Hideo Ishikawa
Ichibee Hyosube – Naomi Kusumi
Ouetsu Nimaiya – Yoji Ueda
Tenjiro Kirinji – Tomoyuki Shimura
Senjumaru Shutara – Rina Sato
Kirio Hikifune – Ayumi Tsunematsu
Yhwach – Takayuki Sugo
Jugram Haschwalth – Yuuichirou Umehara
Askin Nakk Le Vaar – Shunsuke Takeuchi
Bambietta Basterbine – Ayana Taketatsu
Bazz-B – Yuki Ono
Candice Catnipp – Yumi Uchiyama
Gremmy Thoumeaux – Natsuki Hanae
Lille Barro – Satoshi Hino
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