ANIPLEX today releases eight soundtracks from the hit anime franchise BLEACH for the first time ever outside of Japan. Available digitally now, all eight albums feature music by composer Shiro SAGISU written for the anime television series and films based on Tite Kubo’s bestselling manga. Included within the release are four albums of music from the original television series as well as the franchise’s four feature-length films, BLEACH: Memories of Nobody, BLEACH: The DiamondDust Rebellion, BLEACH: Fade to Black and BLEACH: The Hell Verse.

Today’s release is the latest in what continues to be a huge year for the franchise, most recently celebrating its 21st anniversary and gearing up to debut the final arc of the animated series entitled BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War this October. ANIPLEX is also set to release a new track from the BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War, a new reimagining of one of SAGISU’s most iconic songs from the past series entitled “Number One – Bankai.” Soon to be released, the track can be previewed in the BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War teaser trailer.

Listen to the music of Bleach on official playlists at your preferred streaming service HERE.

Along with dedicated BLEACH playlists, Filtr Japan’s branded “ANIME ADDICTION: BATTLE MODE!” playlist, which takes listeners on a “trip into the world of anime,” will showcase the release. Beginning October 7, BLEACH will take over the cover and lead tracks of the playlist for a full month. The playlist is now available on Spotify and Apple Music here: https://lnk.to/AnimeAddictionBMWN.

BLEACH is the smash-hit sword battle action manga series that ran in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 2001 to 2016. Since its debut, the 74-volume manga series has received tremendous support from fans, selling over 130 million copies worldwide. The series was also adapted into an animated TV series that aired in Japan from 2004 until 2012, including four animated feature films.

A new animated series based on the manga’s final arc, Thousand-Year Blood War, is scheduled to premiere in October 2022. The new series features updated character visuals and animation that surpasses the previous series.

The popularity of BLEACH continues to grow as it receives strong support not only from Japan but across the world!

Born in Tokyo in 1957, Shiro SAGISU is a composer, arranger, and music producer who has been at the forefront of the music industry for 44 years since his participation in a Jazz fusion band T-SQUARE’s major label debut in 1978. He has worked on thousands of songs and artists in a wide range of genres, including Pop music, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Rock and Classical crossover, as well as Film and TV scores. He has always produced a huge number of hits. He has recently worked with artists such as MISIA, Ken Hirai, SMAP, Taro Hakase, JUJU, Yoko Takahashi, Mika Nakashima and many others. He has been active in Europe since 1990, running a club in Paris and working with artists from the UK and France. Since then, internationally, based in London, Paris and Tokyo. The collaboration with film director Hideaki Anno has lasted for more than 33 years and has enthusiastic fans worldwide. From his first major album EYES (1979) to his SHIRO’S SONGBOOK series (1999-2022), he has constantly released his own works, including four-disc sets, two-disc sets and DVDs. In addition, following in the footsteps of his father, Soji Ushio (1921-2004), he leads P-productions, Manga, Animation and Kaiju studios, and runs the company. Recent works include the orchestration of the Japanese national anthem ‘Kimigayo’ for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the fanfare and marches at the JRA racecourse, the EVANGELION series complete works (TV and Film), MUSA (film), BLEACH series complete works (TV and Film), Berserk series complete works (TV and Film), ATTACK ON TITAN (2 films), Shin Godzilla (film), Shin Ultraman (film), Genshin Impact (Game), etc.

Aniplex is a diversified global entertainment company with a focus on the planning and production of anime video and music content, distribution of its physical and digital products, development of related game apps and merchandise, and stage production of musicals and live events. Aniplex is a subsidiary company of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.