By Nick Valdez
Bleach has been setting the stage for its major comeback for the final arc of the anime, and the composer behind the anime’s newest theme has revealed the hidden lyrics from Thousand-Year Blood War’s big debut! Originally announced to be in the works as part of the celebration for the 20th Anniversary of Tite Kubo’s original manga series, Bleach is set to return with new episodes later this October as part of the Fall 2022 anime schedule. While fans have gotten very few looks at how it’s been shaping up so far, we recently got our best look yet earlier this Summer.
This newest look was in the form of a new trailer launched during Anime Expo earlier this month, and with it gave fans the first taste of the musical score for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. This was already an impressive new theme for the franchise already, but taking to Twitter following the launch of the trailer, composer behind the series Shiro Sagisu (who returns from composing the soundtracks for the original series) revealed there were actually lyrics that go along with the notes. Check it out in action below as laid out by the composer:
This must be under wraps yet, but…
Je l’ai tweeté mais c’est un secret lol
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War composer Shiro Sagisu breaks down the lyrics behind its new theme as such:
“After our world the next generation
create their life their manifestation
not with the ills, mistakes, depravation
that brought us to our final cessation
Virgin the spirit that blessed upon them
pure and untarnished shall not destroy them
unless they suffer sin and temptation
And with god’s will they stand a chance of making the sacrifice that they will need eternally!!!!”
The theme and lyrics go along with the new Quincy group perfectly as the final arc from the original series kicks off the final fight between the Soul Reapers and the Wandenreich. It’s a fight fans have been asking to see come to life in the life for several years after its original run, and it’s finally coming to fruition this October. But a concrete release date has yet to be revealed. What do you think of the lyrics for Bleach’s new theme? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!
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