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Original story (from March 18) follows:

Good news for all Bleach fans! After years of waiting and wishing, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will finally have an anime adaptation. Weekly Shonen Jump released the good news early on their official Twitter account.

With this, we can expect more good news in the upcoming Bleach 20th-anniversary project presentation on March 21, 2020.

Aside from the anime adaptation of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, Weekly Shonen Jump also announced the serialization of Burn the Witch this coming summer. And when you think things could not get better, Burn the Witch will also receive an anime adaptation this coming fall.

Bleach 20th-anniversary celebration

The announcement of these big projects is part of the 20th-anniversary celebration of the franchise. The project presentation of the 20th-anniversary was supposed to be held during the AnimeJapan 2020 convention. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the event was canceled.

In lieu of the event, Bleach 20th-anniversary, and Tite Kubo’s new project presentation will be broadcast online. It will be broadcast on March 21, 2020, via YouTube and Twitter.

The Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime adaptation is one of the most anticipated project for Bleach fans. The Bleach anime adaptation ended in 2012. Ever since countless petitions have been made to animate the final arc of the manga.

It is possible that the release date of the anime adaptation of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will be included in the announcements this coming March 21, 2020.

Burn the Witch background

For those who are unfamiliar with this project, Burn the Witch is Tite Kubo’s one-shot manga released on July 16, 2018. It is Kubo’s first work since the last chapter of Bleach was released on August 22, 2016.

Burn the Witch follows the story of two witches working for the Western branch of Soul Society, located in Reverse London. The setting takes place twelve years after the Blood War and two years following the events of the last chapter.

A continuation in the story of Burn the Witch opens the possibility of seeing familiar characters in the future. We may even see the next generation of Soul Reapers in action.

Update 1 (March 20)

Bleach 20th anniversary updates: Tite Kubo talks about Burn The Witch. Head here for complete coverage.

Update 2 (March 21)

Bleach 20th-anniversary projects have been announced by Bleach voice actors. Read more here.

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Image credits: Weekly Shonen Jump official Twitter

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