Tite Kubo’s Bleach is one of the most popular shonen titles ever. The manga series debuted in August 2001 and lasted until August 2016. It has 74 volumes in total. Bleach received an anime adaptation in 2004 that lasted until 2012 and covered the entire story, except the final arc, with a couple of spoiler arcs as well. The final arc, Bleach: Thousand Years Blood War Arc, will premiere in October 2022. In this post, we discuss Bleach: Thousand Years Blood War episodes’ release schedule.
What is the story of Bleach?
Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical high school student. One day, his family is attacked by a Hollow, an evil spirit that devours human souls. Then he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who is injured while defending Ichigo’s family from the assailant. Ichigo accepts Rukia’s offer to take her powers in order to save his family, and as a result, he becomes a Soul Reaper.
However, because Rukia is unable to regain her powers, Ichigo has to track down the Hollows that plague their town. He is not alone in his fight; his friends Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida, each with their own unique abilities, also assist him. As Ichigo and his comrades adjust to their new roles, Ichigo learns that there are greater threats to humanity than Hollows.
Studio Pierrot produced the Bleach anime series that started airing in October 2004. The anime aired till March 2012 with a total of 366 episodes. It also has 4 original movies, with considerable input from Tite Kubo. There are also drama CDs, rock musicals, and a live-action adaptation of the Bleach series. The final season of the anime series will premiere in October 2022.
Bleach: Thousand Years Blood War Episodes Release Schedule and Spoilers
Bleach: Thousand Years Blood War will be premiering on 10 October 2022 in Japan, while the international release date has been set as 11 October 2022. Surprisingly, it was recently announced that the anime will air in 4 cours. Each cour will have 13 episodes. The first one will air from 10 October 2022 to 2 January 2023, the second from 3 April 2023 to 26 June 2023, the third from 2 October 2023 to 25 December 2023, and the last one from 1 April 2024 to 24 June 2024.
The final arc of the Bleach series will answer a lot of questions. The Soul Society will have to face an old enemy threatening the whole world’s structure. An old prophecy about the Father of Quincy is about to come true. The truth about Ichigo’s parents and powers will also come to light. Old enemies will return as friends to face a bigger threat.