Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Release Date, Trailer, Story, and News

Here is everything that we know so far about the upcoming, and final arc of Bleach, called Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, including the release date.

If you’ve been asking yourself: “When is Bleach coming back?” then look no further.

Bleach is back and better than ever.

Excitement fills the air with the return of the final arc, entitled Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.

If you want to learn the latest on the return of Bleach with a new release date, trailer, and more, then keep on reading!

Let’s get into the release date first, which is in less than a week.

Updates +

  • January 11, 2023: Complete rewrite for improved readability.
  • October 3, 2022: Introduction rewrite and simulcast section updated.
  • September 28, 2022: Fixed a small section.
  • September 19, 2022: Simulcast info added.
  • September 14, 2022: Changed a bit of the language around the official trailer!
  • September 13, 2022: Added the trailer and the release date.
  • September 11, 2022: Updated the info to reflect the Bleach return more.
  • September 6, 2022: Fixed an issue in the permalink and some other minor details.
  • September 5, 2022: Initial publishing.

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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Release Date

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Release Date Countdown

Countdown to October 10, 2022 at 12:00 AM (UTC)


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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War has already been released!

UPDATE: Finally, Viz Media announced where the series is streaming! The new series will be available to stream for viewers in the United States on Hulu.

The final arc of Bleach, known as the Thousand-Year Blood War, releases on October 10, 2022, at 8:30 AM PST.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Trailer

Watch the official Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War trailer above. Bleach is returning!

The new trailer reveals the opening song “Scar” by Tatsuya Kitani and other key staff. The trailer also reveals older characters not yet shown. Get ready for the finale of Bleach!

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Story

Bleach is a highly-acclaimed original manga created by Tite Kubo and published in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The story follows a headstrong teenager, Ichigo Kurosaki, who is born with the ability to see ghosts.

After a fateful meeting with Rukia Kuchiki, a “Soul Reaper,” Ichigo inherits her abilities and fights evil spirits to protect humankind.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is the final arc in the series, culminating in the final fight against Yhwach. The original anime adapted most of the manga, excluding the last arc: Thousand-Year Blood War.

The manga concluded with 74 volumes and became a hit franchise; the animated series was produced by the studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe, known for directing Great Teacher Onizuka.

The series spawned four animated films, a live-action film adaptation, multiple video games, and ten stage musicals in Japan.

In North America, the manga is licensed by Viz Media and is available to read on the Shonen Jump app and website.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War News

Bleach fans are gearing up everywhere for the Thousand-Blood War premiere. Though fans want to know – where can they watch it, and will there be a new English dub?

The fans are in luck – VIZ Media did confirm a dub! Continue reading to find out who is back for the English release.

VIZ Media Confirms Thousand-Year Blood War Dub

At the Summer 2022 Anime Expo, VIZ Media hosted a booth and panel for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War for fans and featured returning voice actors.

Michelle Ruff, the English voice of Rukia Kuchiki, attended the panel stating, “I am so excited for this to come back – and for us to get to finish the story!”

Dan Woren, the English voice of Byakuya Kuchiki, also attended and stated his excitement.

Panel attendees also got an exclusive look at the new promotional art and a message from the creator, Tite Kubo himself.

The panel did confirm the release of an eventual English dub, but fans are waiting on when said release is.

No confirmations on where the series will simulcast have occurred as of September 2022. Our estimates say that Crunchyroll or Hulu are most likely to stream the new season, as the companies already have licenses for streaming the original series.

Come back for further updates on where Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will be streaming! You no longer have to ask: Will Bleach come back? It’s coming!

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Catherine Gainsborough

Catherine has been an avid anime fan since Sailor Moon aired when she was five years old. Today, even as an adult, her love for the Magical Girl genre has not changed. She also has an affinity for gaming, primarily JRPGs and shooters.