The Thousand Year Blood War May Feature An Iconic Naruto Animator


Bleach has been out of the spotlight for years, but the series is finally ready to straighten out its reputation. After all, the anime is returning to television this fall to complete Ichigo Kurosaki’s story. Bleach: Bloody Thousand Year War will be here in a few months, and now a new report suggests it will feature an animation of a shonen legend.

On Twitter, reports have surfaced that Yamashita Hiroyuki has joined the Bleach team to bring specific episodes of the anime to life. The host hasn’t publicly commented on the gig yet, but they have deep ties to Studio Pierrot. The company will monitor Bleach: Bloody Thousand Year War just like it did the original anime, and Pierrot was the production house behind naruto from the beginning of the anime.

For those unfamiliar with Yamashita’s name, the artist worked on some of the Naruto Shippudenthe most famous episodes. Not only did they oversee the infamous battle between Kakashi and Obito during the Fourth Great Ninja War, but they also oversaw other skirmishes. If you thought Madara’s fight against the Shinobi Alliance was sick or loved Konan fighting Tobi, well, you have this artist to thank. And now it looks like they’ll be bringing their talent to Bleach before long.


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If you want to catch up Bleach, you can find the entire original anime streaming right now on Crunchyroll and Hulu. As for the manga, Tite Kubo ended the series several years ago, and the entire series can be found through Viz Media.

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