One awesome Rangiku Matsumoto cosplay is ready for Bleach‘s big return to anime later this year! As part of the celebration for the 20th Anniversary of Tite Kubo’s original manga series, fans finally got their long desired wish as it was officially announced that the anime would finally be returning with a new series adapting the final arc of the series. The original run of the anime infamously ended right before the Thousand-Year Blood War arc ever made it to screen, and because of that, fans have been keeping hope alive that the series would return in some capacity someday.
The wait for this long awaited return will soon be over as Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is scheduled for a release this Fall, and this means fans will be reunited with all sorts of fan favorites from the original anime run. This includes not only the heavy hitters like Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, and all of the fighters in the main crew, but other fan favorites such as Rangiku Matsumoto (who actually gets a bit of a makeover for the final arc of the series, much like her captain). Now fans won’t have to wait too long to see this favorite again thanks to artist @japp_leack bringing Rangiku to life on Instagram with awesome cosplay! Check it out below:
Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War is currently scheduled for a release this October as part of the Fall 2022 anime schedule, and Viz Media has licensed the series for an international launch outside of Japan when the new episodes debut. They officially describe the series as such, “Was it all just a coincidence, or was it inevitable? Ichigo Kurosaki gained the powers of a Soul Reaper through a chance encounter. As a Substitute Soul Reaper, Ichigo became caught in the turmoil of the Soul Society, a place where deceased souls gather. But with help from his friends, Ichigo overcame every challenge to become even stronger.
When new Soul Reapers and a new enemy appear in his hometown of Karakura, Ichigo jumps back into the battlefield with his Zanpakuto to help those in need. Meanwhile, the Soul Society is observing a sudden surge in the number of Hollows being destroyed in the World of the Living. They also receive separate reports of residents in the Rukon District having gone missing. Finally, the Seireitei, home of the Soul Reapers, comes under attack by a group calling themselves the Wandenreich.
Led by Yhwach, the father of all Quincies, the Wandenreich declare war against the Soul Reapers with the following message: ‘Five days from now, the Soul Society will be annihilated by the Wandenreich.’ The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally brought to light. All things must come to an end–as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!” What do you think? Are you excited for Bleach to finally make its big anime comeback this year? What are you hoping to see from Rangiku and all of the returning favorites? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments!