VIZ Media has revealed the key English dub voice cast and U.S. launch time for BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War, the new four-cours anime series based on Tite Kubo’s smash-hit manga Bleach. Following its Japan premiere on TV Tokyo in October, the new Soul Reaper adventure will debut on Hulu streaming starting Friday, November 4 at 12 noon PT. (You can watch the Japanese language trailer below.)
The dub cast features the following performers in the main roles:
- Johnny Yong Bosch (Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO) as Ichigo Kurosaki
- Michelle Ruff (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Rukia Kuchiki
- Derek Stephen Prince (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Uryu Ishida
- Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon Crystal) as Orihime Inoue
- Wally Wingert (Tiger & Bunny) as Renji Abarai
- and Alain Mesa (CoD: Modern Warfare II) as Yasutora Sado (Chad)
Synopsis: 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.
The series is supervised by Kubo, directed by Tomohisa Taguchi with character design by Masashi Kudo and music by Shiro Sagisu. The opening theme “Scar” is performed, written and composed by Tatsuya Kitani; the ending theme “Saihate” is by SennaRin (artist/lyrics) and Hiroyuki Sawano (composition/arrangement). The animation is produced by studio Pierrot.