Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Clip Stunts With Ichigo’s Return to Action: Watch

Bleach has finally returned to anime for the Thousand-Year Blood War arc after a decade of waiting, and the series is celebrating Ichigo Kurosaki’s return to action with a cool clip showing off his first big scene in the new series! Fans have been waiting a long time to see the final arc from Tite Kubo’s original manga series getting its proper anime due. A large part of that anticipation was to get to see all of the massive moments that Ichigo and the other fan favorites are involved with before the series comes to an end. Now it’s all finally happening.

It’s hard to deny just how highly anticipated of a return Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War was, and the response to the first episode reflected how long fans have been dreaming of seeing all of this in action. This includes the first major fight that kicks off the events as it reintroduced Ichigo and the others as they take out a group of Hollows. Thankfully, the new series came through for Ichigo and demonstrated why he’s still one of the biggest action heroes out there. Check out his big comeback in Viz Media’s released clip below:

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is now streaming with Hulu in the United States (and Disney+ for international fans) alongside the new episodes hitting Japan. Episode 1 of the new series is titled “The Blood Warfare,” and it features Masashi Kudo as chief animation director, Cindy H. Yamauchi as animation director, and Tomohiso Taguchi wrote the screenplay. The premiere episode of the new series was a massive hit with fans around the world, and it’s described a such:

“It is observed that Hollows are disappearing one after another in the real world, and the Soul Society and Technology Development Bureau is in an uproar. Meanwhile, in Karakura Town, two newly appointed shinigami named Ryunosuke Yumiki and Shino Madarame encounter a Hollow as soon as they arrive. Ichigo Kurosaki and his companions help the two who were helpless amidst the sudden attack. But two days later, a man wearing a mask appears before Ichigo and the others who interacted with Ryunosuke who has finally regained consciousness. And all the while, strange things are happening in the Soul Society.”


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