Aniplex has released a new key visual and teaser trailer for the Bleach Sennen Kessen-hen Soukokutan (Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 3—The Conflict) anime and confirmed that it will premiere in October 2024.


Bleach Sennen Kessen-hen Soukokutan Anime Key Visual

The anime is set to run for four cours (a quarter of the year) and cover the rest of the original manga story. The anime’s first cours premiered in October 2022, and the second cours debuted in July 2023.

The anime is an adaptation of Kubo Tite’s Bleach manga, which ran from 2001 to 2016 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine. Shueisha released the manga’s first tankoubon volume in January 2002 and the final volume, number 74, in November 2016. The Bleach manga inspired a TV anime from 2004 to 2012, with 366 episodes and various anime films, video games, OVAs, stage plays, and one live-action film.

Bleach Manga Cover Volume 74

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… The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally brought to light. All things must end–as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!