After almost a decade of waiting, 'Bleach' is finally giving fans a proper ending. Find out all the details here.
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of July 15, 2021.
Eight years since the last time 'Bleach' aired, fans have almost given up on the hope of ever seeing a proper conclusion to their favorite anime series. However, the creators 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, with a total of 366 episodes.
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 details and find out everything there is to know about 'Bleach' season 17.
In March 2020, during Bleach’s 20th-anniversary project, Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 17 revealed that 'Bleach' season 17 is officially in the works and will adapt the 'Thousand-Year Blood War arc' from the manga series, which is also its conclusive arc. Fans were in frenzy! They have been waiting for this news for so long, and now it's finally coming true. The upcoming season will be uncensored, meaning fans can expect an uninhibited amount of violence and action scenes.
Initial Release Date: 2021
The makers have confirmed that 'Bleach' season 17 will release sometime this year. The exact release date is yet to be announced. There are numerous speculations from different websites regarding the show's exact release date. Some are guessing that season 17 will drop in late 2021, in line with an art exhibition in December 2021 in Hikarie Hall.
However, none of these dates has been officially confirmed yet.
We will continue to monitor upcoming announcements and update the release date in this article once it's revealed.
The final season will adapt the last story in the manga series titled 'Thousand-Year Blood War.'
Just a quick recap, in the 16th season of the anime, we saw Ichigo Kurosaki losing all his powers. Struggling to regain his abilities, Rukia Kuchiki assisted him in getting his powers back as a Soul Reaper.
Meanwhile, all the Hollows mysteriously disappeared, causing the hard-fought union to crush. No one knows what happened and what circumstances triggered their disappearance.
Eventually, a new group of soldiers called Wandenreich (which translates to Invisible Empire) launched its attack against the Soul Society. The Wandenreich is a secret group of the Quincy. After losing the war against the Shinigami 1,000 years ago, Quincy escaped from the human world and built a hiding place in the Seireitei. They used Reishi to create space in the shadows, successfully concealing their whereabouts. Wandenreich wants to use the abundant Reishi that can only be found in the Soul Society. For a thousand years, they have been secretly growing their powers in the shadow, waiting for the day to orchestrate an attack and harness all the Reishi in the Soul Society.
The Wandenreich is determined to take down everyone who gets in their way. In season 17, Ichigo must undergo intense training and find a way to defeat the Wandenreich to save the Soul Society. Judging from the lack of censorship, expect the final battle of Ichigo to be bloody and brutal. Will he manage to save the Soul Society?
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.
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