REVIEW: Final BLEACH Episode


This Saturday, the final episode of the Bleach anime will stream on Although it's ending, Bleach has joined an elite group of anime that number over 300 episodes. In fact, Ichigo and friends made it all the way to 366! That’s no easy feat in the ultra-competitive world of anime! It's been on the tube for quite awhile, in Japan since 2004, and the Cartoon Network since 2006. But all good things must come to an end, and so the last episode will stream on on Tuesday, April 3 2012.

In the final episode, the fight between Ichigo and Ginjo comes to a climax. In the aftermath, members of Xcution deal with the outcome in their own ways. During the rest of the episode, different Soul Reapers reminisce about Ichigo’s growth and the changes he brought to the Soul Society. It’s a touching farewell, and a nice way to end the anime.

But all is not lost! You can still read the manga in print form, digital or by becoming an SJ Alpha Member! And you can still watch the dubbed anime on the Cartoon Network on Saturday nights!

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Submitted by kmoore181 on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 19:08

is their any way that bleach will come back for the last arc (the thousand year blood war)

Submitted by AmaranthSparrow on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 11:23

Hard to say. Bleach's viewership has declined a lot over the last several years in Japan. Recently, it had been averaging only like a 1.5 share (to compare, Naruto Shippuden averages around a 4.0 share and can get up to a 6.0 share on popular episodes).

Submitted by Raiiso on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 14:37

im with you bro , ending it like that , just aint cool

Submitted by sedanman on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:26

we put so much into following this anime .
with the fillers that benn keeping this anime down
if they stick with the arc. of the manga
it wuld be higher than naruto shippuden

Submitted by sedanman on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:53

humm i just want to say im not gonna invest any more of my hard working money into a unfinished anime.
i was collecting box sets but why . its not the real ending we have all come to expect . thanks for wasting our time and money..

Submitted by ryujinjaka on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 17:47

It's because of you fools always complaning about filler this and filler that, that now the greatest manga/anime is being cancelled. All anime have fillers it's a neccesity and they weren't that bad you only have your self too blame for this. I love BLEACH and would keep supporting it no matter how cheesy it got. There's still so many BANKAI'S we have yet to see and thanks to all the negativity we will never get to see them! I could almost cry, what a shame!

Submitted by sedanman on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 17:59

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Submitted by tomahtashi on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 11:24

Death Note didn't seem to have any fillers, and I think that's what helped it become one of the best anime.

Submitted by ryujinjaka on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 18:15

EDIT: I don't like to curse. In fact, I'd never do so despite the rules in the forums section which clearly state that it is forbidden.


Submitted by themistern on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 04:04

Watch your language, all of you.

Also, the Bleach anime ended because Kubo isn't very good at pacing his manga, so the anime staff had already caught up to him. Rather than make more filler to prolong an anime nobody in Japan watches anymore (it was already declining in popularity in Weekly Jump until recently), the anime staff decided to just end it.

What they would probably do, though, is wait until the final arc is over and then release a sequel series, like Inuyasha, or possibly make an OVA. What any sane Bleach fan would do is to continue supporting the manga -- it would show that people are still interested, and who knows, might revive the series in a future season.

Submitted by sedanman on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:23

i buy box sets of anime. not box sets of mangas .
and if i spend hard earnd money on a good anime .
i expect to be able to get whole thing .
they need to continue to make bleach anime even tho
they dont show it on tv in japan. im not worried about fillers. they can put more for i care.
as long as they finnish with real ending.

and sorry about Language .. that guy was pissing me off about fillers

i just want the real ending

Submitted by yourichibunny on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 07:09

Im a huge fan a bleach and that show was one of the best animes i seen,and i love <3 the filler season like the bount season.bleach inspire me to be a shonnen mangaka when i grow up!i mean i seen naruto one-piece, but the were lagging in some thing to me.

Submitted by ForeverOtaku on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:35

WHAT>THE BLEACH ANIME ENDED ;_; are they going to animate it all then?or are they gonna skip first comment was confusing....well if they are at least they animated the ichigo v.s ulquiorra scene <3

Submitted by Darkjan23 on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 10:53

i can't belive it , becasue morita said," see you again" shonen jump plz inform all of bleach fans.
when bleach as anime will come back.
bleach is what i lifve .for,orihime,ichigo,chad,rukia,uryu,kenpachi, isshin. i can t imagine my lfie with out those guyx
plz beg tv tokyo to bring them back,all bleach fans unite !!

Submitted by nuggetman on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 12:28

so does this mean that the anime stops here?

Submitted by MAMMAWOLF513750810 on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 13:17

so the anime is ending that is very sad. the manga does continue right? so hopefully is the manga continues then maybe they will be able to continue the anime *fingers crossed* :)

Submitted by Alex1514 on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 16:25

To Tite Kobo/ Shonen Jump/ Tokyo TV,

I dedicated 3 years of my life to these series and you people are just going to take it and throw it away? Bleach is a part of my life and now that it's gone it feels like a part of my heart is missing. Hundreds of thousands of people feel the same way and want the Bleach anime back. Even if you can't bring the anime back, it infuriates me that you have to pay to read the manga version of Bleach. Please bring back the anime.

Me and 8 million Bleach fans
p.s. People, respond to this if you agree.

Submitted by sedanman on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 08:20

i agree! on what Alex1514 said as one of 8 million . we want bleach anime back . even if it gose strait to DVD. as long as we can finish our incomplet box set. for those who put alot of time and money into purchesing & waiting for currant box set's to come out .but not just that the figuranes posters ect.
like my zongetstu repleca ...that hangs over boxsets and hollow mask .you get the point.
anyways . we all hope to see bleach make a comeback!

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 22:06

Note The Fact That U Don't Actually Have To Pay For It, But Im Not Going To Advertise Where I Read My Manga That's A Few Chapters Ahead Of SJA's

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 22:07

Btw, If Ur A Member Here, Y Not Just Not Waste Ur Money And Actually Read The Manga? Lmao Thats Like, Half The Point Of The Membership

Submitted by TheExile on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 16:35

It would be a waste for Bleach not to get a new anime covering the final arc. It took a couple years but Inuyhasa got a 2nd anime so Bleach shouldn't be any different. Besides, no more anime means no more new Bleach video games :(

Submitted by SoulEaterFan on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:34

The second i realized that Bleach was ending, i cried. (I know sad, but whatever.) Anyways i don't really care to read manga online because my comupter is super slow and it's just a waste of time so how the heck am i suposed to find out what happens next???? I'm still pondering about Isshin (Ichigo's dad) like what was his Squad number? How did he meet Masaki? Exactly how strong is he???? Also if you remember in like episode 41 or 42 before Byakuya stoped Ichigo from saving Rukia Jushiro and Byakuya were talking and Byakuya says ,"He's not who you think he is." Was he saying that because ichigo looked similar to Kaien OR because Ichigo's spritual pressure was similar too Isshin's? Also, we all know that Ichigo is going to become a captian (or atleast something like that) ssssoooo.... TELL US! (like what number, that IS vital info.) Third, what about Karin? does she have the soul reaper genes too? I mean she can SEE ghost like Ichigo started out with. Then, what happened to Nell? i fell inlove with her (not in the weird stocker way) i mean they just ditched her in Hueco Mundo. She had a good future in the Human World with Ichigo, Orihime, Chad, Rukia, etc.... Finally, well, theres a ton more question that i have but... im too lazy too type.

PS: yes i know that some/all of my questions will probably be answered in the manga... but I NEED to see it like in ANIME.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 22:04

Nell Came Back Right After The End Of This Anime Arc, lol And Wat Do U Mean DBZ Did? DBZ Ended With Majin Buu, lol

Submitted by Goffy on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 18:08

I have spent so much time and money following this anime, only to see it end so soon! If it would have followed the magna it would have been perfect. So I ask myself for the hundreth time, "Why?"

Submitted by Yukimaru on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 12:21

Dear NICE PEOPLE at viz media,
Why did you end it, it was a hit show one of the top five, why the hell wouldn't you just End it with the final arc. Did the anime staff just get lazy or something. Dude get off of your butts and draw some pictures. It's like your trying to piss people off. WTF

EDIT from ALPHA TEAM: It's okay to debate and criticize, but please refrain from the childish name-callings.

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 12:52

Umm...we don't create the anime or manga here at VIZ. It's done in Japan and we translate and repackage it for the audience here. It was a decision made by the parent companies in Japan. But thanks for the "suggestion." I think I should get off my butt and start drawing again.

Submitted by Greaper on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 08:49

That was an Epic Fail

Submitted by jkphantom on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 08:58

Hey guys! Did ya hear? Toonami is back on Adult Swim!!! They're airing Bleach, FMA brotherhood, and for the first time on adult swim, Casshern Sins and Deadman Wonderland!!!!!! YEEEEAAAAAAUUUUHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by KUSI5553689 on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 11:38

its already coming to closer to the end of the show!

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 22:01

Bleach Is Only Over For The Anime In Japan, Lmao The Anime Will Still Continue In America Well Past Where It Ended In Japan, As Far As I Know That Is, Because Its More Popular In America Than In Japan, Lmao

Submitted by lyvedose on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 23:54

OK we get it bleach is created by another company but we as fans especially the US ones don't have the information as to who we should be venting / complaining to in order to try and keep the series going. Cause the show is extremely popular here and we all don't read the manga but if there is a way for us to get the writers attention to let them no that Bleach is one, if not the best anime of all time we would do that by forum email or whatever so if you can help us by letting us know who to complain to it would be very appreciated!!!

I personally no for a fact that bleach is one of the most watched Adult Swim shows and if the show has a incomplete ending it will disappoint and upset a lot of folks. Also why would they end the show that has the largest fan base and following in the US and talk about other shows to replace it when we don't even have a way to follow those shows because Naruto Shippuden does not come on any channels here neither does One Piece those shows can only be followed by internet and why would we follow something that we aren't even sure exist anymore. If I did not keep up with the shows (which I didn't for a long time) I would have thought they just got cancelled, and believe me there are a lot of us that have no idea naruto or one piece still comes on let alone has as many episodes as they have. You have to remember we are years behind japan as far as episodes and box sets. For instance we only have up to I think the thrid maybe the fifth box set of One Piece piece available for store purchase an less online that's if you don't no where to look and Naruto is just now getting to the season 3 box set of Shippuden. SO if you can tell us who to complain to then maybe we won't have to be so confused when a show gets cancelled and were lost as to why unaware that the show got canned three years prior.

Submitted by ichigo01fan on Sat, 11/24/2012 - 22:25

Is there any way to put Bleach on air or it over for the anime. If so why is it over?

Submitted by ichigokurosaki987 on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:15

Lets protest lets start telling tite kubo and the shonen jump to bring bleach back for the majority of us bleach is our life we live to watch bleach so we cant just sit arou d doing nothing we have to bring bleach back because its our life to see that now lets start protesting to bring bleach back. I made a promise that i would bring bleach back but i cant do it alone we need all the bleach fans to do this. And sinse they took bleach off i havent been the same i lost everything, i lost my cofidence thanks to them. So now i just try be like ichigo so now lets start by bringing bleach back guys no matter what happens we have to bring it back.

Submitted by cena2009 on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:03


Submitted by cena2009 on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:15

why one piece still going on with more than 600 suck episodes at all, and bleach with more than 300 awesome episode get cancelled???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Submitted by mpleik on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:19

so its true bleach is really gone for good? that makes me so depressed i loved bleach soo much and i would support it no matter what happened ive heard rumors that the anime was starting up again but maybe just rumors. i really hope bleach comes back theres nothing more that would make me happier

Submitted by raionreijingu on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 13:48

I understand that you have rules but I only see responses from you when people break them. I've been raised to do what it takes to get what you want. The last four months of 2011 I spent every day and every hour watching bleach. believe it or not it motivated me to get my life together(funny right an anime doing that). I watched everything that was bleach. My daughter was born April 14th, 2013 and loves watching this show with me. the only other show she'll watch is she will not watch Naruto, soul eater, reborn, nobunaga the fool, etc. I want to know who and to communicate with to let them know that bleach is a show that must continue. I wake up every morning to "number one". I listen to all the music on there as well. if you cant offer us any kind of communication with tv Tokyo, shonen jump, tite kubo, or anyone tht can fix this then we need you to be our voice.

Submitted by foxroano9T on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:18

Bleach like all other Japanese manga/ cartoons is on HIATUS. It will return whenever they feel like its ready to return until then keep supporting Tite Kubo and buy his manga!