Bleach’s new season is right into the works. The anime turned manga Bleach Season 17 is coming back after a tortuous wait for all the fans of almost eight long years. Bleach fans from all around the world were feeling hopeless.
Most of the fans commented that they actually left any hope for the return of the Bleach anime 2021. Fortunately, last year was the 20th anniversary of the manga series last year. Tite Kubo released all future plans. He shared that the production is in the works. Fans have to wait a little more for the Bleach anime 2021 trailer to be released. That should be coming along a month before the release date is announced!
Bleach Season 17 is a straight adaptation of the Thousand Year Blood War arc. It is a title taken from Tite Kubo. In addition to the finale, there are some exciting things which are going to happen as well.
There will be a new Bleach OVA, titled Bum the Witch. It is based on a manga one shot and a museum in honor of the franchise. Here we bring the latest Bleach 2021 news to you, scroll below for all details!
Will Bleach Anime continue in 2021?
For people who are wondering about Bleach Season 17, the conclusive arc, here are some glimpses. Bleach is a Japanese manga. It is taken from the comic novel of Tite Kubo, a TV series that was made in the same name. The novel almost had about 74 volumes, spanning 650 chapters. The story is set in a town called Karakura Town with the protagonist being a 15-year-old high school student, Kurosaki Ichigo.
The Bleach anime series got its first air date on Oct. 5, 2004, and continued its run till 2012. It is spread across 16 seasons with 366 episodes. Bleach Season 16’s Episode 366 aired on March 27, 2012. After a tumultuous wait of 8 long years, the makers of “Bleach” announced a conclusive arc according to Weekly Shonen Jump. Titled Bleach Season 17 will adapt the “Thousand-Year Blood War Arc,” from the manga series.
Bleach is making a comeback after 8 long years and will begin from the 367th installment. It is advised by Shonen Jump to begin with “Thousand-Year Blood Arc” Chapter 480 before the Bleach Season 17 Episode 1 lands.
Bleach Season 17 Release Date
The Bleach Season 17 release date has not officially been confirmed yet. Bleach makers have announced the year of the premier. Shonen Jump has tweeted right about it. The legendary anime aired its last episode on March 12th. It was leaving fans across the world with their jaws dropped to the floor.
Finally, after a wait of 8 long years, it is going to make a comeback. The popular Bleach anime will adapt the “Thousand-Year Blood War Arc,” from the manga series. The final season of the final arc of the manga will cover volumes 55-74. The makers have also confirmed that the final arc’s anime adaptation will be uncensored for its die-hard fans.
It is speculated that Bleach Anime 2021 release date might coincide with the “BLEACH Art Exhibition” officially scheduled for Winter 2021 in Hikarie Hall. The announcement is likely to be made in August 2021 during the Anniversary celebrations of Bleach manga.
Bleach Season 17 Trailer
On the 20th anniversary of the anime, the makers also announced an OVA episode titled “Burn The Witch”. A PV of the anniversary was also released on YouTube. Check it out
Bleach Season 17 trailer is likely to be released a month before the premiere of the season. Expect the official version to drop in the Fall 2021.
The Bleach Season 17 opening (OP) theme song music and ending (ED) theme song have also not been revealed. Expect them also coming your way in next few months!
How many episodes will Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Arc have?
“Thousand-Year Blood War Arc” is covered in 218 chapters and it will take at least 50 episodes to adapt the complete pending manga into anime. The makers have the option to break the anime into multiple cours or the possibility of many more seasons like Bleach Season 18 cannot be ruled out. Even the possibility of adapting the manga into a fully animated feature film exists. Any anime season is planned to spread across 10 – 13 episodes/cour.
The studio name has not been announced yet by the makers. However, Studio Pierrot of Naruto franchise fame had earlier handled the animation. It is speculated that Studio Pierrot should be the obvious choice, however, no one has officially confirmed.
Bleach Season 17 Plot Details
Bleach Season 16 anime saw Ichigo Kurosaki being left powerless. Rukia Kuchiki was seen assisting him in his struggle to regain them. He salvaged himself with great difficulty against Kugo Ginjo with the help of the members of the Soul Society.
Bleach Season 17 will continue from where Ichigo left his fans around 9 years ago. He will be seen disappearing somewhere and anarchy prevailing thereafter. The Wanderich’s secret group will find it right to strike the Soul Society with an open war between the Shinigami and the Quincy. Behind the scenes, Ichigo will be seen undergoing strenuous training to fight back and free the Soul Society from Wanderich’s clutches.
Will there be Bleach Season 17 English Dub on Netflix?
Well, this is one of the major concerns for most of the fans. Will the Bleach season 17 have subs or dubs. As of now, there is official information on only 3 things. The production is underway, it is dated to release in 2021. The other is few of the original Japanese cast members are going to make come back.
Currently the Bleach Season 16 English dub is streaming on Netflix and Hulu.
Before Season 17 is announced, prepare yourself by revisiting the previous seasons and reading the manga. Till then stay in touch with FlickerBuzz on your daily dose of anime and gaming.