Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has wrapped up its big flashback arc with the final episodes of Part 1 of the new anime series, and the original creator behind it all is honoring Ichigo Kurosaki and Uryu Ishida’s fallen mothers with some special new art! The final episodes of Part 1 explored a particular aspect of Ichigo’s past by filling in some of the gaps left when his mother and father first met all those years ago. At the same time, it also helped flesh out some of the other characters involved as well.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’The last episode ended its “Everything But the Rain” flashback by answering some big questions about Ichigo and Uryu’s past. One of the big reveals was that both of their mothers’ deaths were tied to Yhwach stealing their powers, and original creator Tite Kubo has debuted some special new art for both Masaki Kurosaki and Kanae Katagiri to celebrate their time in the new anime series. You can check out this new art below:
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What you should know before Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War may have finished its first series of episodes along with its Fall 2022 anime schedule, but the anime has already confirmed that it will return for Part 2 next July as part of its Summer 2023 anime schedule. If you wanted to catch up on the 13 episodes of the new series released so far, you can now find it streaming with Hulu in the US and on Disney+ for international fans.
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The first part of the series filled in some big holes from the past, all for the purpose of making Ichigo strong enough to have a chance against the Quincies when they fight next. Now, the new anime will kick off these intense battles, so if you enjoyed everything that went down in this first wave of episodes, you’ll definitely dig everything that goes down next.
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