“I have to pinch myself constantly”: Ichigo Voice Actor Reveals the Thousand-Year Blood War Episode That Completes Bleach

Ichigo Voice Actor Reveals the Thousand-Year Blood War Episode That Completes Bleach
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The Bleach franchise has indeed left an enduring mark on the world of anime and manga. Its initial popularity during the 2000s and the continued serialization of the manga until 2016 demonstrated the deep connection fans had with Tite Kubo’s original concept.


Despite the absence of an adaptation for the climactic final arc for several years, the return of Bleach to television in October 2022 with Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has reignited the excitement among fans. The anticipation and hope for this revival have been met with enthusiasm and joy, especially among those who hold a special place in their hearts for the series.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War

One such individual is Johnny Yong Bosch, the English voice actor for Ichigo Kurosaki. His thoughts on the revival and his return to one of his most cherished anime roles would undoubtedly be of great interest to fans. Johnny Yong Bosch’s contributions to the world of anime go beyond Ichigo, as he has portrayed several iconic characters like Vash the Stampede from Trigun, Giyu Tomioka from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Bam from Tower of God, and many others.


The mention of an interview where Johnny Yong Bosch reveals details about the Thousand-Year Blood War episode that completes Bleach adds an exciting layer of anticipation for fans eager to see the series come to its full conclusion.

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Johnny Yong Bosch’s Revelation of Bleach’s Last Episode

Anime: Bleach
Bleach, Ichigo Kurosaki

In the interview by Game Rant, the English dub artist of Ichigo, Johnny Yong Bosch revealed the details of the last episode of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. This revelation could provide insights into the long-awaited resolution of the Bleach story, making it a must-watch for fans of the franchise.


His enthusiastic response to the new look and feel of the Thousand-Year Blood War arc in Bleach is evident as he exclaims, “IT’S AWESOME!!! I love it, super excited that it’s back and looking bigger and better than ever!” This exclamation underscores his genuine excitement and appreciation for the revival of the series and the improvements made to it.

He further added:

“I have to pinch myself constantly to make sure I’m not dreaming. I mean this is the stuff I was hoping to get to before it ended previously, so I’m really enjoying this part of the story. We’re really getting to the heart of Ichigo.”

His remark on Ichigo’s pivotal episodes, where he reconciles with his inner self, shows his deep connection to the character. He’s eager to explore these uncharted moments, emphasizing their significance to him as a voice actor and in anime storytelling.


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Johnny Yong Bosch’s Reaction to Thousand-Year Blood War

Johnny Yong Bosch
Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch’s response to the confirmation of the Thousand-Year Blood War adaptation reflects his genuine excitement and a hint of disbelief at the return of the series. His immediate thoughts, “Is this real? Do they want me back?” reveal his eagerness to be part of the project and his genuine love for the anime.

His choice of Yhwach as his favorite character from the series is interesting, as Yhwach serves as the ultimate antagonist in Bleach. His reasoning that an ultimate antagonist is essential for creating tension in the story highlights the importance of compelling adversaries in storytelling.


Lastly, Johnny Yong Bosch’s closing remarks emphasize the theme of protecting loved ones and hope, which is a central theme in Bleach, and reflects Ichigo’s character. His gratitude for the fans’ support and the promise of more to come in the series is a heartfelt message to the Bleach community, further illustrating his deep connection to the show and its dedicated fanbase.

Also Read: “I’m not a fan of this trope”: Bleach Creator Tite Kubo Refused Using Masashi Kishimoto’s Technique on Aizen That Turned Madara Uchiha into a Legendary Villain

Source: Game Rant


Written by Tanmay Jha

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Tanmay writes about anime for FandomWire. He's currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. With a passion for animation and graphics, he has authored over 240 articles on anime, sharing insights and reviews with fellow fans, seamlessly combining his love for animation with journalism.