Bleach fans have all but given up hope for a suitable finish after eight years since the last episode aired. As a result, Bleach’s producers stunned fans by announcing that season 17 is on the way!
In March 2020, on the manga’s 20th anniversary, the news was made public. A total of 366 episodes of the Japanese television series “Bleach” were broadcast between October 2004 and March 2012.
We’re giddy with anticipation as we anticipate the series’ final episode. To learn everything there is to know about Bleach season 17, let’s dive right in.
‘Bleach’ Returns For Season 17
‘Bleach’ season 17 will adapt the ‘Thousand-Year Blood War arc’ from the manga series, which is also its concluding arc, according to Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 17, published in March 2020 as part of Bleach’s 20th-anniversary project. The crowd was going crazy! Finally, after so long of waiting, this news is coming to fruition. It’s safe to say that the upcoming season’s brutality and action scenes will be unfettered.
When Will ‘Bleach’ Season 17 Release?
Season 17 of ‘Bleach,’ according to early sources, will air later this year. Season 17 is expected to premiere in December 2021, just in time for Hikarie Hall’s art show that same month.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that the anime will air this year. Neither of these release dates was accurate. Season 17 of ‘Bleach’ has yet to receive an official release date announced as of current December 2021.
Keep an eye out for future announcements, and if they provide a release date, we will update this article.
What Is The Plot Of ‘Bleach’ Season 17?
The final season of the manga series ‘Thousand-Year Blood War’ will adapt the concluding plot.
To refresh your memory, Ichigo Kurosaki lost all of his abilities in the 16th season of the anime. When Rukia Kuchiki saw him struggling, she helped him reclaim his Soul Reaper powers.
Meanwhile, the Hollows vanished without a trace, putting an end to the union that had taken so long to form. Their disappearance is a mystery, and no one knows how or why they vanished.
The Soul Society was eventually attacked by a new force known as Wandenreich (German for “Invisible Empire”). Among the Quincy is a hidden organization known as the Wandenreich. Quincy fled the human world 1,000 years ago after losing the war against the Shinigami and constructed a hideout in the Seireitei. They were able to hide their whereabouts because of Reishi’s ability to generate blank spaces in the darkness. Wandenreich intends to make use of the plentiful Reishi found only in the Soul Society. They’ve been developing their abilities in the shadows for a thousand years, waiting for the right moment to launch an attack and seize control of the whole Reishi population of the Soul Society.
As long as anyone stands in the way of the Wandenreich’s plans, they’ll go down fighting Ichigo will have to put in a lot of effort in season 17 to defend the Soul Society from the Wandenreich. Expect the ultimate battle between Ichigo and Sasuke to be violent and brutal based on the absence of censorship. Is he going to be able to save the Society of Souls?
How many episodes will Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Arc have?
The story is supposed to return to fans after an eight-year hiatus. New Bleach is expected to have 60-80 episodes because it has to cover hundreds of Manga chapters in its final season. Courses are expected to be numerous in the Thousand Year Blood War storyline.
Bleach’s 17th season will pick up where the series ended in 2012. They are adapting the manga arc that follows the Fullbring arc, which is the final manga arc.
The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc Spoilers
The sudden disappearance of Ichigo Hollow will be a major plot point in Bleach Season 17. Wandenreich, a shadowy organization, has infiltrated the Soul Society. The Quincy and the Shinigami have declared war. The rigorous training Ichigo Hollow receives to fight against Wandenreich and save the Soul Society explains his disappearance for some time. It is expected that the final chapter will address all of the unanswered concerns raised in the preceding chapters.
Will there be Bleach Season 17 English Dub?
Do we know if the final episode of Bleach will be dubbed or subtitled in English? Three things have been officially confirmed as of this writing. Efforts to produce the 17th season of Bleach are currently underway and scheduled for release in 2022. (no release window). A few of the original Japanese cast members are returning, and the show is likely to air late at night, so it’s not all bad news.
It’s safe to assume that the Thousand Year Blood War Arc English dub will be released, based on the popularity of the previous dubs. Having it not come back would be strange. Even though the Japanese version is expected to be released first, this can mean a long wait. Until then, you can use the Japanese original or the English subtitles for Bleach Season 17.
Netflix and Hulu are currently streaming the English dub of Bleach Season 16. Fans may be able to watch Bleach Season 17 Episode 1 on Funimation or Crunchyroll once it is released.
Bleach Season 17 Latest News
Bleach Season 17 creator Mr. Tite Kubo has revealed some new and intriguing information about the upcoming season on the internet.
Manga Senpai claims that the new season won’t have any censorship. Consequently, the new season will be more rustic and raw, appealing to the show’s more mature audience.
Based on recent leaks, it appears that Bleach: The Thousand-Year Blood War will be adapted and animated by Japanese studio MAPPA. For MAPPA, the years 2021 and 2022 are jam-packed with several critically acclaimed releases. Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2, Chainsaw man, Yasuke, Heron Sedai adaptation, Re-main, Zombieland saga revenge, and Yuri on ice movie are just a few of the titles on this list.
After a long wait, Bleach: Can’t Fear Your World, Vol. 3 was finally released on March 2, 2021. Bleach Season 18’s future is currently unknown due to a lack of official announcements. They have stated that this is the final season of Bleach, and they aren’t sure if they will return to the story in any capacity after this. Bleach Season 18 will either be renewed or not, depending on how well it performs, how much demand there is for it, and how much content is currently available.
Bleach Season 17 Rumors
It was previously reported that the Bleach Season 17 trailer would be unveiled on March 26 at Anime Japan. It didn’t work out that way. Jaymes Hanson, a well-known industry insider, has provided us with yet another. Previously, he tweeted that the production of Bleach began in January.
Studio Pierrot typically takes 10 months to release a new season, and he estimates that Bleach Season 17 Episode 1 will be released in October 2022 if work begins in January.
Another interesting leak reveals that Tite Kubo was also involved in the scriptwriting process. As well as supervising, the mangaka is working on extending Bleach’s ending storyline and assembling extras in preparation for the show’s grand finale.
What do you think will happen in the 17th season of Bleach, after a nine-year wait? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to check back for any updates!
Is There An Official Trailer For ‘Bleach’ Season 17?
Until then. ‘Bleach’ season 17’s official trailer has yet to be released. Don’t worry, we’ll share the official trailer with you as soon as it becomes available.
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