Fans of BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War might recall that the anime went on a bit of a production hiatus back in late December 2022. You know, as part of that recent trend in anime where they split production into multiple cours? Well, now we’re happy to tell you that the hiatus is now coming to an end with Part 2. When are we going to get to see this Part 2, you might ask? Well, let’s find out together, shall we?

BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 ~ Details

BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 NA key visual.
This makes about as much sense as it looks, by the way.

Viz Media is proud to announce that BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War will finally return with a Part 2. In fact, this anime adaptation of the final arc of the Bangsian fantasy supernatural adventure manga Bleach by Tite Kubo (Zombiepowder, Burn the Witch) will be heading to NA shores soon. Very soon, in fact.

Apparently, BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 will air on Saturday, July 8th, 2023 at 7:30 AM (PDT). Unfortunately, it’s also a Hulu exclusive here in the US, so you’re going to need a paid Hulu subscription to see how Bleach ends. If you’re in Latin America though, then Star+ is where you need to go to watch it. Meanwhile, it’s Disney+ for select countries outside of either NA or Latin America.

Bonus: Synopsis

The story may make as little sense as canon, but at least the animation looks slick.

As a nice bonus, Viz Media also has an official synopsis for BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2. It’s a rather lengthy one to boot. You can check it out below:

Was it all just a coincidence, or was it inevitable?

Ichigo Kurosaki gained the powers of a Soul Reaper through a chance encounter. As a Substitute Soul Reaper, Ichigo became caught in the turmoil of the Soul Society, a place where deceased souls gather. But with help from his friends, Ichigo overcame every challenge to become even stronger.

When new Soul Reapers and a new enemy appear in his hometown of Karakura, Ichigo jumps back into the battlefield with his Zanpakuto to help those in need. Meanwhile, the Soul Society is observing a sudden surge in the number of Hollows being destroyed in the World of the Living. They also receive separate reports of residents in the Rukon District having gone missing. Finally, the Seireitei, home of the Soul Reapers, comes under attack by a group calling themselves the Wandenreich.

Led by Yhwach, the father of all Quincies, the Wandenreich declare war against the Soul Reapers with the following message: “Five days from now, the Soul Society will be annihilated by the Wandenreich.”

The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally brought to light.

All things must come to an end—as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!