If you're a fan of the big Shonen Trilogy anime series, October is looking to be a big month for you. One Piece is going to be having their time skip the beginning of next month, and the recent release of Shonen Jump and BLEACH Ch. 465 has more exciting news. The anime BLEACH, based on Tite Kubo's original manga that began in 2001, is in for a change to celebrate 10 years of the manga.
Ichigo Kurosaki defeated Aizen and sacrificed his shinigami powers to save his family, friends, and the world. That arc of the story in the anime ended months ago, but the BLEACH anime series has since been in fillers, as per their standards. That all comes to an end on October 11, 2011. BLEACH is going to be having their first major time skip to start off it's next great struggle. 17 months have passed since Ichigo became just another powerless human. Our hero is feeling useless to his friends and family, and a stranger named Ginjo appears to offer Ichigo a way back with a new power called Fullbring. The beginning of the Lost Shinigami Arc has been announced in this week's Shonen Jump, and it has some preview images of some of the new cast. Like with One Piece, BLEACHdoesn't seem to be getting the Naruto Shippuden-esque re-branding for this new era. None of the promotional images have shown any changes to the BLEACH logo.
Studio Pierrot first began releasing the BLEACH in October 5th 2004, and the website Crunchyroll has been streaming the series legally for the U.S. audience. Unlike FUNimation's policy of airing One Piece the same day the episode airs in Japan, Crunchyrollholds the episode for several days for paid members and longer for non-paying users. So, while this episode airs on October 11th in Japan. We wont get our turn until about a week later.
|Ginjo Kugo||Hiroki Tochi|
|Shukuro Tsukishima||Daisuke Ono|
|Riruka Dokugamine||Megumi Toyoguchi|
|Ikumi Unagiya||Yuko Kaida|
|Jackie Tristan||Atsuko Yuya|
|Giriko Kutsuzawa||Atsushi Ono|
|Moe Shishigawara||Hiroyuki Yoshino|
Any of you out there looking forward to the next arc for BLEACH in October?