Bleach Producer Teases New Animation for Anime's Comeback

Bleach is finally returning for its final anime arc later this year after years of fans asking for it to come back, and the producer behind the new anime arc is teasing all of the new animation techniques bringing the Thousand-Year Blood War arc to life. The original anime run for Tite Kubo's original manga series was cut short before it could adapt the final arc from the series properly, but years later fans will finally get their wish of seeing it all in action. This might have been a blessing in disguise, however, as this new anime will feature all the modern day techniques the original anime did not have.

Speaking in a special interview with Viz Media for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, producer Yoshihiro Tominaga hyped the kinds of new animation techniques he's looking forward to seeing in this new era of the anime when asked about what he was looking forward to seeing the most from the new series,  "I'm looking forward to action sequences, the CGI, and Shiro Sagisu's music. I'd say these three." Elaborating further, Tominaga teased we could have some new sequences that even top the original anime series' run. 

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"With director [Tomohisa] Taniguchi here onboard, the action animation will look great," Tominaga continued. "He's working hard to create action sequences that will top the previous series. So there will be a lot to look forward to. The scenes aren't done yet, but I'm excited to see the finished product." As for director Tomohisa Taniguchi, the director opened up about his new approaches to the series' final arc characters that will be making their debut in the new anime series. 

"Thousand-Year Blood War will introduce many new characters, Taniguchi began. "In the manga, the story is told through black and white still images. But the anime also comes with sound, color, and voices. So I'm really looking forward to seeing how the anime will bring these new characters to life. Even when I'm cutting the storyboards I'm thinking, 'How can I make these characters from the manga look even more awesome in the anime?' It's a process I'm having lots of fun with."

It sounds like the slick visuals of the trailers will be around for the final project, so fans looking forward to Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War's anime will have quite a lot to keep an eye out for! But what are you hoping to see from the animation in Bleach's new anime? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!