Any news be it leak or rumor about Bleach anime has kept fans glued. Ever since the announcement of the millennial war, Bleach Season 17 release date on Disney+, fans have started the countdown to the mega event of the year.
With only a few weeks away from Bleach Final Arc: Thousand Year Blood War release on Disney plus, a rumor on the internet has left people in a tizzy. A Gaak leaker, who in the past has been credible with information regarding Bleach and other upcoming anime news has revealed that Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War will not be in a simulcast. Check out the tweet below
In other words, all the episodes of Bleach Season 17 anime will not be streamed simulcast. For those who are not familiar with simulcast terminology – It means that an anime or any piece of media gets released at the same time in Japan and in the West. As per the rumor, Bleach Season 17 will not be simulcasted, instead, it’s going to release in batches. For fans outside Japan, you will need to wait for a bunch of episodes to release at a time, maybe 4 or more, and won’t be released on the weekly schedule on the streaming platform.
Bleach fans are fearing that Disney + will follow the same methodology as Netflix did to Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean and kill their excitement. It will load the episodes in blocks in ways that are still unknown. The fact is that the news has been received with complete denial among fans who would have instead wanted to witness the new battles of Ichigo Kurosaki and the other shinigami with the same Japanese cadence.
Obviously, I would like to remind you that Bleach Season 17 simulcast rumor is not yet confirmed by Disney + and therefore I recommend the news to be taken with a grain of salt.
On the other hand, there is another news that debunks the Bleach Season 17 simulcast leak. As per the screenshot shared, one can see that New York Comic Con in its panels has revealed that Bleach fans will be able to watch Bleach Season 17 Episode 1 on 8th October in America ahead of Japan simulcast.
Bleach is returning after 10 years! Based on the manga by Tite Kubo, the anime first aired in 2006 and ended after a whopping 366 episodes in 2012. The manga series was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 2001 to 2016. With 72 complete volumes in existence, the series has sold over 120 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. The anime has a rating of 7.8/10 on My Anime List.
The Bleach anime ended after the Xcution arc and left viewers with a cliffhanger and quite a painful one at that. The manga continued well into 2016 and finally ended after a time skip. Bleach manga was known as one of the big names of Shonen manga along with the likes of Naruto and One Piece.
Let’s know what you think of this possibility? Meanwhile, the complete first series of Bleach is available on Prime Video .