Bleach is gearing up with a brand new anime hitting later this year after a several years long absence, and the creator behind the series has opened up about just how different this new series is going to be from the first go around. Bleach's original anime run was famously cancelled before the manga had even started the final arc of the series, and fans ever since have been asking to see the anime return with new episodes. We'll finally get our wish as part of the celebration for the 20th Anniversary of the franchise, and it's going to be a much different experience than before.
Speaking about Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War's anime in a special interview with Viz Media, series creator Tite Kubo hyped up the ways this new anime will be different from the original. First there are the obvious differences that fans were able to spot off the bat such as the new visuals being touted in each of its trailers so far, "The animation and color design of the Thousand-Year Blood War arc will be different from the previous series," Kubo began.
"I want the anime to use modern, contemporary coloring, so we've gone back and forth several times to figure it out," Kubo continued further before offering how the rest of the experience will be fresh, "I think it's going to be a new and refreshing viewing experience. The scenario will be new, too." Not only that, but there were some big changes to how he had developed the manga since the first anime's cancellation as well that will further differentiate this new anime from the original experience from many years ago.
"While the series was airing on television, I was drawing the manga with television guidelines and restrictions in mind, so I didn't go all-out for various things like the battle scenes. I drew Thousand Year Blood War without having to worry about any of that." Kubo then explained that he initially worried about scenes being cut, but is confident that it won't be an issue with this new production, "I was worried the scenes might be too heavy if it was ever animated, and I didn't want them to be cut from the anime, but I'm pretty confident that this arc will be animated faithfully without those heavier scenes being cut."
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