Thousand Years of Blood War Shares Episode 8 Stills

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has been on the rise for the past few weeks. With the Soul Society in disarray, not even Ichigo Kurosaki was able to fend off the enemies determined to destroy the afterlife. With Yhwach in power, the balance of power that fans have come to know is now gone, and the first stills for episode eight are here to give a taste of what’s in store for our heroes.

As seen below, the stills highlight Ichigo and Rukia in separate shots as the pair tend to their injuries. Despite a good performance against Yhwach, Ichigo couldn’t injure, let alone beat, Quincy’s leader. Rukia was also cleanly defeated by the invaders, and of course we all know that she woke up in a world that now lacks her brother Byakuya.

The other stills focus on two captains, though one is currently unknown to anime fans. In one we can see Captain Ukitake standing in the shadows. He no doubt mourns the loss of the Soul Society and all those killed by the Quincy. His own mentor, Captain Yamamoto, was among those killed in action, and countless others are on the list. The other captain happens to be new to the anime, though readers will be familiar with the broad Soul Reaper throughout. The leader of Squad 0 is about to arrive, and his debut will inform the public about unseen pieces of the Soul Society.

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If you haven’t followed Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War yet, don’t worry about too much binging! The show airs on Hulu in the United States and Disney+ outside the country. New episodes are released every week on Monday, so it’s easy to follow Ichigo’s new journey!

Are you keeping up with Bleach’s new anime? Does the anime do Tite Kubo’s manga justice? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or give me a call on Twitter @Megan Peters CB.

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