A debut date for the highly awaited return of the Bleach anime has been confirmed, according to Weekly Shonen Jump News – Unofficial. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War, the new season of the anime, will adapt chapters of Tite Kubo’s manga that were published after the original TV series stopped in 2012.
The series, along with Naruto and One Piece (still continuing) are considered to be Weekly Shonen Jump’s “Big Three” during the early 2000s anime and manga boom. While the Bleach manga has come to an end, the anime is still yet to take over some unfinished business.
Here’s everything we know about the return of Bleach Anime in 2022.
Bleach Anime Trailer
This year’s Jump Festa, which begins on December 18, is slated to release a new trailer for the series. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War was first revealed in March 2020 when mangaka Tite Kubo and publisher Shueisha revealed their plans to honour the popular shonen series’ 20th anniversary of its first publication.
Tite Kubo’s New Bleach One-Shot Chapter: A Sequel?
Kubo released a new chapter of the Bleach manga, “No Breaths from Hell,” in 2021. While the chapter was initially thought to be a One-Shot story, it wasn’t quick before we learnt that it was actually the prologue of a new adventure for the Soul Reapers.
It set up a new conflict that Ichigo and the Shinigamis had to resolve. We haven’t learnt more about whether this One-Shot piece can be considered a signal for the manga’s return. Both Shueisha and Kubo have refused to divulge any details.
About Jump Festa 2021
Shueisha hosts Jump Festa every year to honour its Weekly Shonen Jump manga magazine and all of the series that it releases. On December 18 at 6:00 p.m. JST, the official Shonen Jump YouTube channel will live stream this year’s Bleach presentation.