Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has come out with a lot of fanfare, but if you’re waiting for the English dub to watch it, then today is your day! Hulu, which is already streaming the subbed version, will debut the dub today at noon PST, 3 PM EST.
VIZ Media released this list for the dub cast, most of which was previously revealed: Ichigo Kurosaki is being voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch, Rukia Kuchiki is being voiced by Michelle Ruff, Uryu Ishida is being voiced by Derek Stephen Prince, Orihime Inoue is being voiced by Stephanie Sheh, Renji Abarai is being voiced by Wally Wingert, and Yasutora Sado (a.k.a. Chad) is being voiced by Alain Mesa. All of these actors are reprising their roles, except for the case of Chad, who was voiced by Jamieson Price before.
Check out Otaku USA‘s recent interview with Bleach composer Shiro SAGISU here.
VIZ gave this description of the anime:
“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.
Led by Yhwach, the father of all Quincies, the Wandenreich declare war against the Soul Reapers with the following message: “Five days from now, the Soul Society will be annihilated by the Wandenreich.”
The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally brought to light.
All things must come to an end—as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!”
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