Eight years since the last time Bleach aired, fans have almost given up on the hope of ever seeing a final ending to their favorite anime series. However, the makers of the beloved anime surprised fans with an announcement that ‘Bleach season 17 is happening!
The announcement came on the 20th anniversary of the manga series in March 2020. Bleach originally aired in Japan from October 2004 to March 2012, The novel has almost 74 volumes, spanning over 650 chapters with a total of 366 episodes. Bleach Season 17 is a direct adaptation of the Thousand-Year Blood War arc from the maker Tite Kubo. In addition to the finale, there will be a new Bleach OVA, titled Burn the Witch. It is based on the manga one-shot and a museum in honor of the franchise.
Bleach’s final arc was initially confirmed to be in production as part of the Bleach 20th anniversary project. Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 17, 2021 reported that Bleach Season 17 will adapt the Thousand-Year Blood War story arc from the Bleach manga series by creator Tite Kubo, which means the anime will finish adapting the Bleach manga’s ending.
On April 21, 2022, Kubo announced, “I’ve decided on the opening and ending songs for the Anime!!! Great!!!” While it’s unusual for any manga creator to have any say about the theme song music selection, this announcement gives anime fans an idea of just how involved Kubo is in the production of the final anime series.
The story is set in a town called “Karakura Town” The hero, Kurosaki Ichigo, is a 15-year-old high school student. Ichigo is a teenager who turns into a soul reaper due to some unforeseen circumstances, and he now fights evil spirits, thereby, protecting the people. His life takes turns when he faces new enemies and discovers secrets about his life.
Knowing that the anime series will be returning for one last time, we couldn’t even be more excited. So, let’s get right into the updates and find out everything there is to know about this anime.
A Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War trailer preview video was also released during the Jump Festa 2022 event.
The Bleach Blu-Ray is also available with English subtitles and the dub sold roughly 40,000 copies in North America and 1.9 million copies in the United States alone. The series is now one of the top ten best-selling manga series of all time.
There is also a massive amount of merchandise, more than 1150 figurines, and 19050 goods.
However, it looks like the anime won’t make it this year. None of these release date predictions came true either. As of December 2021, we are still waiting for the makers of ‘Bleach‘ season 17 to announce an official release date.
It is confirmed that Bleach will premiere in autumn 2022. Taking into account the Japanese transmission blocks, Bleach Final Arc: Thousand Year Blood War is making its debut in the very first days of October 2022. It is again an impatient wait of a few more months when we see Ichigo Kurosaki and his companions in action again.
On the occasion of Jump Festa 2022, Studio Pierrot revealed the first promotional trailer of Bleach. It celebrates the return of Ichigo and his friends to the small screen and will adapt the events of the Millennial War Saga.
Undoubtedly, it’s been a tough wait for fans, but even harder for series creator Tite Kubo. Bleach Season 17 debuted with the first full trailer during Jump Festa 2022, and Kubo had a special message to share with his fans.
“I’m glad it’s animated! And the official teaser, nice drawings, and remixes of the songs! The editing is fantastic! I have been involved in the anime from the beginning as a writer, working on all sorts of issues, but as a viewer, I hope for something good. Please look forward to the broadcast! “
We will continue to monitor upcoming announcements and update the release date in this article once it’s revealed.
After 8 tiresomely long years, the story is said to resurface for the fans. It can be estimated that the new season of Bleach will have 60-80 episodes since it has to cover hundreds of chapters of Manga in the final season. The Thousand-Year Blood War arc is anticipated to have several cours.
Season 17 of Bleach has been confirmed to pick up from where the anime ended in 2012. The makers are adapting the final manga arc that comes directly after the Fullbring arc.
Bleach Season 17 plot will center around the anarchy followed by the sudden disappearance of Ichigo Hollow. The Soul Society is invaded by the secret group, Wandenreich. War is declared between the Quincy and the Shinigami.
The period of the disappearance of Ichigo Hollow is explained by the rugged training he undergoes to fight against Wandenreich and save the Soul Society. The finale should answer all the abrupt questions the previous chapters left.
They will be voiced by Japanese voice actors Yuina Yamada and Asami Tano, respectively. The cast included are-
- Ichigo Kurosaki is dubbed Johnny Young Bosch (in English) and Masakazu Morita (in Japanese), respectively.
- Renji Abarai is dubbed by Wally Wingert (in English) and Kentaro Ito (in Japanese).
- Rukia Kuchiki was dubbed by Michelle Rough (in English) and Fumiko Orikasa (in Japanese).
- Uryu Ishida is voiced by Derek Stephen Prince (in English) and Noriaki Sugiyama (in Japanese).
- Noel Nillhashi is voiced by Yuina Yamada (in Japanese).
- Asami Tano played Spangle Niniii (in Japanese).
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Not yet. We are still waiting for the official trailer for ‘Bleach’ season 17. Don’t worry because we will make sure to update this article and share the official trailer with you once it’s available.
On the 20th anniversary of the release of the anime, the artists and Bleach studio have released a trailer of Bleach ‘Thousand-Year Blood War’ Arc. The trailer is set to feature the final arc of the series. The new season is set to release from where the makers have paused in 2012.
Bleach Season 16 English Dub is currently streaming on Netflix and Hulu. Once Bleach Season 17 Episode 1 gets released, fans might be able to see the series on Amazon Prime, Funimation, or Crunchyroll.
From the makers of Bleach Season 17 studio, Mr. Tite Kubo, a piece of new and interesting news has surfaced on the internet, regarding the new season.
According to Anime Senpai, it is said that the new season is not going to be censored. Thus, this new season is going to be raw and rustic, appealing to its mature audience.
The Return of the Bleach anime saga “The Thousand-Year Blood War” will be adapted and animated by studio MAPPA, as per the leaks. For studio MAPPA, the year 2021 finds its hands full with many critical releases due.
Recently on March 2, 2021, Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World, Vol. 3 was released. There is no official news regarding the future of Bleach Season 18. The makers have issued that this is the last season for Bleach and they are not sure about coming back to the story. However, the popularity, demand, and availability of content will guide the renewal of Bleach Season 18.