[adult swim] Gets Bleach, Trinity Blood

Cartoon Network’s late-night [adult swim] block will increase its anime offerings this fall with the addition of the series Trinity Blood and Bleach. The popular Japanese toons will join the line-up on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 9.

Based on the serial novels of Sunao Yoshida, Trinity Blood is set in a futuristic, gothic world rebuilt from the Armageddon that destroyed civilization 500 years prior. Society appears to be rebounding, but beneath the surface lurks the war-seeking order of Rosen Kreuz, an army of vampires that has once again risen to test the meddle of the brave defenders of humanity. The series will debut on Sept. 9 and will air Saturday nights at 12 midnight (ET/PT).

Bleach follows the adventures of Kurosaki Ichigo, a 15-year-old boy who has the ability to see spirits. When his family is attacked by a Hollow, a malevolent lost soul, he Kurosaki inherits the soul-reaping powers of a Shinigami (Death God), who was sent to rid the world of tormented Hollows. Now it’s up to the young hero to maintain the peace between the living world and the afterlife. The show will follow Trinity Blood on Saturday nights at 12:30 a.m. (ET/PT) beginning Sept. 9.

Trinity Blood and Bleach will join [adult swim]‘s existing slate of anime acquisitions, which include like InuYasha, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Samurai Champloo. The outlet’s top-rated original anmated comedies include Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Boondocks, Robot Chicken and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.