Fans of the popular anime series Bleach will soon have the opportunity to own the epic soundtrack of its Thousand-Year Blood War arc. The album will be available for purchase on September 27, but preorders are currently being accepted. Priced at 3,300 yen (approximately $22.50), the soundtrack is a must-have for fans of the long-running series.
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In addition to the soundtrack, there are other collectibles that Bleach fans can purchase to show their love and appreciation for the series. One notable item is a statue of protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki, which recreates his appearance from the Thousand-Year Blood War arc. The statue depicts Ichigo wielding his powerful Zanpakutō with the ground crumbling around him, showcasing his sheer strength.
Bleach, created by Tite Kubo, originally appeared as a manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2001 to August 2016. It consists of 74 volumes and follows the story of Ichigo, a delinquent high schooler with the ability to see spirits. After an encounter with a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, Ichigo gains the powers to fight Hollows, corrupted entities that feed on souls.
The first anime adaptation of Bleach was released by Pierrot from October 2004 to March 2012. The sequel series, Thousand-Year Blood War, debuted its first half in late 2020 and adapts the final chapters of Kubo’s manga. It depicts the conflict between the Soul Society and the Wandenreich, a secret Quincy empire. The new anime introduces new characters and surprises fans with never-before-seen content.
Bleach has been incredibly successful, with over 130 million copies of the manga sold worldwide. It is considered one of the Big Three in the shōnen genre, alongside Naruto and One Piece. Fans of the series often show their appreciation by creating their own content, such as cosplay. Recent examples include cosplays of Captain Kenpachi Zaraki and Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck.
For fans in the United States, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is available for streaming on Hulu. The soundtrack will be a perfect addition to any fan’s collection, allowing them to relive the epic moments of the Blood War arc.