Bleach has finally arrived with its sequel and fans can’t stay put anymore. Fans are looking forward to Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War Episode 2 and know more about Yhwach and the Quincies.
Episode 1 named ‘The Blood Warfare’ had wonderfully set up the entrance of Ishida, Orihime, and Sado in their respective scenes, Ichigo also had an amazing entry with his Zanpakuto and later shouted ‘Bankai’ and ‘Getsugatensho’. With this, fans have all gotten excited about what is to happen next.
Bleach anime has started from the get-go as it introduces Ichigo and his squad in action. Later it also brings back nostalgia for the fans as they all engage in friendly bickering for bread. The scene next changes to Ichigo engaging in a fight.
The most hyped entry must be of Yhwach who started off as a cold character and introduces himself as he cuts off Luders Friegen’s arms. The Wandenreich’s threat to Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryuusai has already set the mood for something big which is going to happen.
Quincies have always been interconnected with all other species appearing in the Bleach series. It’s time for the Quincies to have their final battle with the Soul Reapers now. The next few episodes are expected to be full of action with the declaration of war.
Bleach fans have been rewarded after almost a decade with a sequel to their favorite series and it has not disappointed them. Although there had been problems with its streaming home, nothing could stop the fans from rating Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War above Fullmetal Alchemist in MyAnimeList.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2 Release Date
For Japan, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2 is set to be released on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 24:00 JST.
However, the timings will vary in all regions depending on their time zones. For most people, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2 will air on Monday, October 17, 2022.
As timings may vary, here are a few timing listed for the majority of the time zones-
- Pacific Daylight Time: 8:00 am PDT
- Central Daylight Time: 6:00 am CDT
- Eastern Daylight Time: 11:00 am EDT
- British Standard Time: 4:00 pm BST
- Indian Standard Time: 8:30 pm IST
- Central European Summer Time: 5:00 pm CEST
- Australian Central Daylight Time: 12:30 am ACDT
- Philippines Time: 11:00 pm PHT
Update: More 10 hours to go before the episode airs in Japan and then subsequently in other regions around the world. English subbed episode to air soon.
The Eminence in Shadow Episode 2 is also set to air this week, do watch it when it airs.
Where to watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2?
In Japan, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2 will be released on TV Tokyo.
With the recent removal of the Bleach franchise from Crunchyroll and other licensed platforms, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has found a new place for its release.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2 will be released on Hulu in the United States. Hulu is the only licensed platform which has the previous seasons of Bleach available. For people outside the United States except for Asia, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2 will be available on Disney Plus.
For Asia, there is currently no streaming platform. Hence, fans will have to rely on pirated sites on Google to watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2 Spoilers
As Asguiaro Ebern and Luders Friegen appear before Yhwach, an argument starts between them. Yhwach cuts off Friegen’s arms to stop their quarrel stating that he hates fights. However, he just declared the fight between Soul Society and Wandenreich.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 2 will show Nelliel coming to meet Ichigo in Karakura town. It definitely has something to do with a problem in Hueco Mundo. Nelliel is strong and her Espada form is stronger, so it must be really important if she has to come and seek help from Ichigo.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Season 2 is highly anticipated by fans to dive more into the story. Surely, it will be another ride into this new season of the Bleach franchise.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 1 Recap
The Research and Development Department of Soul Society administers the number of hollows appearing and the Soul Reapers do their on-field job of destroying them. This helps them to maintain a record of the number of souls who cross the barrier and ensure a balance.
However, there is a sudden uproar as the number of Hollows is suddenly disappearing from the world rapidly. As the department is unable to keep it under check, Mayuri Kurotsuchi, Captain of Squad 12 comes in to monitor the situation. He realizes the gravity of the situation in an instant.
With the rising problem of the distinct line between the living world and Soul Society blurring away, officers Ryunosuke and Shino of squad 13 are tasked with monitoring the situation in Karakura town. This happens to be their first job in the living world hence Ryunosuke appears to be scared of facing hollows.
When Ryunosuke is attacked by Hollows, a few people drop by to help him. They are Orihime, Sado, Ishida and Ichigo. Watching the Substitute Soul Reaper in action, makes Ryunosuke relax and thus pass out. Being passed out for two days, Ryunosuke finally regains consciousness and is greeted by everyone.
As Ichigo and others were helping Ryunosuke understand their situation, a mysterious man comes inside the room. However, he is kicked outside by Ichigo who goes to face him in his Soul Reaper form.
Ichigo went to face him as he believed him to be an Arrancar but after he showed his cross, Ichigo realizes he is a Quincy.
He introduces himself as Asguiaro Ebern. He urges Ichigo to pull out his Bankai and was happy once Ichigo did it as he had the power to absorb Bankai powers.
Ebern was unable to steal Ichigo’s Bankai powers but even Ichigo was surprised by Ebern’s powers. In the end, Ebern manages to flee from the place after suffering damages.
On the other hand, Squad 11 had been tipped about Rukon district. When they manage to reach there, the residents have all mysteriously vanished. Squad 11 is left to find out about their whereabouts from the footprints that were available.
Six masked men attack Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryuusai’s office. The Squad Captains are busy managing the situation in their hands hence they had no time to report this to him. They came with a threat that the Soul Society will be done for in the next five days.
The masked men recognize themselves to arrive from the Wandenreich. Wandenreich is a secret empire of the Quincy that designs to destroy the spirit world.
After escaping from Ichigo, Ebern goes back to Wandenreich. The masked men also arrived from the Soul Society and find Ebern bowing before Yhwach when Luders Friegen come along with them.
Friegen’s manner toward the other members indicates that he considers himself superior to them despite respecting the emperor of Wandenreich, Yhwach.
However, he soon finds himself in trouble because of this attitude. Friegen praises Esbern’s gesture as admirable but Ebern also asserts that he would never bow before Friegen. As a fight is about to start, Friegen’s right arm is severed before he can fully comprehend what is happening.
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