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Watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War

  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • Season 2
  • 9.0 (30,659)

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is the latest installment in the popular Bleach anime franchise that aired in 2022. Based on the manga by Tite Kubo, it continues the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who becomes a Soul Reaper and defends humans from evil spirits.

The new series picks up where the previous Bleach anime left off years ago. After losing his Soul Reaper powers, Ichigo has been living an ordinary life. But when a mysterious group of enemies called the Wandenreich declare war on the Soul Society, Ichigo gets pulled back into the world of spirits and death gods.

The Wandenreich are led by the powerful Yhwach, who possesses the ability to bestow pieces of his soul onto others. This allows him to share his immense spiritual energy and make the Wandenreich nearly unstoppable. Their surprise invasion completely overwhelms the 13 Court Guard Squads, the military force of the Soul Society.

To have a chance against this new threat, Ichigo reawakens his dormant powers with the help of some familiar faces like Rukia Kuchiki and Renji Abarai. He once again takes up his zanpakuto sword to protect both the living world and the Soul Society from destruction.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War features the massive scope and world-ending stakes that Bleach is known for. Entire cities are left in ruin from the fighting as Captains and Lieutenants unleash their Bankai, the ultimate form of their zanpakuto. Allies fall in battle while Ichigo and his friends push themselves to their limits against the Wandenreich's fearsome abilities.

Major themes in the series are redemption, resolve, and defending loved ones. Ichigo struggles to control his inner hollow while trying to rescue old enemies. Former villains like Grimmjow and Luppi join the fray, finding strength in defending their home from invasion. Fan-favorite character Rukia helps Ichigo regain his will to fight in order to protect his friends.

Vibrant animation and thrilling battles return in the new series. Fluid swordplay and magnificent displays of spiritual power are depicted with modern animation technology. Iconic techniques like Ichigo’s Getsuga Tenshō energy blast are enhanced with updated visual effects.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War manages to expand on the original manga's story with added drama and character depth. New bankai reveals and expanded backstories further develop characters like Byakuya Kuchiki and Tōshirō Hitsugaya. The series also introduces exciting new figures from the Wandenreich like Jugram Haschwalth and Bambietta Basterbine.

For fans of the long-running manga and anime, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War delivers an intense continuation of the iconic series. It presents an epic new threat that tests the heroes like never before as they fight to protect their friends and home. With striking animation and non-stop explosive action, the new series ushers Bleach into a bold new era.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on October 10, 2022.

WHERE TO WATCH BLEACH: THOUSAND-YEAR BLOOD WAR

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is available for streaming on the Hulu website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War on demand at Apple TV.

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1. THE BLOOD WARFARE
October 10, 2022
The Soul Society's Department of Research & Development is observing a sudden surge in the number of Hollows being destroyed in the World of the Living, raising concerns among staff. .
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2. FOUNDATION STONES
October 17, 2022
Arrancars Nel Tu and Pesche Guatiche have come to seek Ichigo's help explaining that Hueco Mundo is under attack by an unknown enemy. Unable to ignore the situation, Ichigo and his friends decide to set out for Hueco Mundo. .
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2. MARCH OF THE STARCROSS
October 24, 2022
Ichigo and his friends arrive in Hueco Mundo to confront Quilge Opie and learn that their latest enemy are Quincies. .
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3. MARCH OF THE STARCROSS
October 24, 2022
Ichigo and his friends arrive in Hueco Mundo to confront Quilge Opie and learn that their latest enemy are Quincies. .
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4. KILL THE SHADOW
October 31, 2022
The Wandenreich mobilizes its elite force, the Stern Ritter, to annihilate the Soul Society. Creating massive flaming pillars of Reishi as a distraction, the Stern Ritter easily enter the Soul Society to bring carnage to the Soul Reapers. .
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5. WRATH AS A LIGHTNING
November 7, 2022
Quilge Opie uses his power to imprison Ichigo inside the Garganta. As he tries to break free, Ichigo begins to hear, through his Soul Phone, the screams of the Soul Reapers falling to the enemy's onslaught. .
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6. THE FIRE
November 14, 2022
Shigekuni Genryusai Yamamoto confronts Yhwach for the first time in a thousand years. As Yhwach finally draws his sword against Genryusai, the Soul Reapers notice an abnormal change taking place across the Seireitei. .
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7. BORN IN THE DARK
November 21, 2022
Shigekuni Genryusai Yamamoto learns that the Yhwach he defeated was an impostor. The real Yhwach then reveals himself and easily kills Genryusai, sending a wave of shock and devastation across the Soul Reapers. .
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8. THE SHOOTING STAR PROJECT [ZERO MIX]
november 28, 2022
Rescue efforts are being made across the Seireitei to find and help those who've survived the Stern Ritter attack. Meanwhile, Ichigo meets with Mayuri Kurotsuchi about fixing his broken Tensa Zangetsu. .
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9. THE DROP
December 5, 2022
Squad Zero brings Ichigo back to the Royal Palace to prepare for the coming battle. Meanwhile, Kyoraku is appointed as the new Head Captain to lead the Thirteen Court Guard Squads. .
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10. THE BATTLE
December 12, 2022
Kenpachi Zaraki removes his eye patch to fight Retsu Unohana, a.k.a. Yachiru Unohana, The First Kenpachi. Meanwhile, Ichigo and Renji head to Hoohden to meet Oh-Etsu Nimaiya, the man who is said to have created the Zanpakuto. .
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11. EVERYTHING BUT THE RAIN
December 19, 2022
Ichigo is kicked out of the Royal Palace by Oh-etsu Nimaiya for failing his test. When Ichigo next opens his eyes, he finds himself standing in front of his house in the World of the Living. .
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12. EVERYTHING BUT THE RAIN JUNE TRUTH
December 26, 2022
Squad 10 Captain Isshin Shiba of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads decides to not report his encounter with the Quincy named Masaki Kurosaki in the World of the Living to the Head Captain. .
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13. THE BLADE IS ME
December 26, 2022
Ichigo learns that he is the child born of a Soul Reaper and a Quincy. Finally understanding the truth behind his heritage, Ichigo decides to return to Hoohden with a renewed resolve to finish what he has started. .
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14. THE LAST 9 DAYS
July 8, 2023
Ichigo prepares to leave the Royal Palace to return to the Seireitei but is stopped by Hyosube, who claims that Ichigo cannot defeat Yhwach as he is now. .
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15. PEACE FROM SHADOWS
July 15, 2023
Yhwach sets his plan to end the world in nine days in motion by pulling the Seireitei into the Schatten Bereich for the Stern Ritter to invade. .
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16. THE FUNDAMENTAL VIRULENCE
July 22, 2023
Mayuri receives a call from Urahara, who had stayed behind in Hueco Mundo to search for a way to reclaim everyone's stolen Bankai. Urahara claims that he was able to come up with a solution based on the data gained from his earlier battle with Quilge. .
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17. HEART OF WOLF
July 29, 2023
The tides of battle seemed to have turned after the captains reclaimed their stolen Bankai. However, the Stern Ritters release their Quincy Voll Stern Dich to drive the Soul Reapers deeper into a corner. .
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18. RAGES AT RINGSIDE
August 5, 2023
Kensei Muguruma joins the battle against Masculine, who has already defeated Shuhei Hisagi, Ikkaku Madarame, and Yumichika Ayasegawa. However, Kensei is taken aback by how weak his opponent is. .
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19. THE WHITE HAZE
August 12, 2023
A fearless Rukia swings her Sodenoshirayuki in battle as she takes on Äs Nödt. .
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20. I AM THE EDGE
August 19, 2023
Isane and Yachiru are treating the wounded Kensei and Rojuro when they are attacked by Gwenael, a Quincy who not only possesses the ability to disappear physically but can also erase his existence from the memory of his opponents. .
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21. THE HEADLESS STAR
August 26, 2023
Kenpachi defeats Gremmy, but his moment of victory is cut short when he is suddenly struck by Candice's thunderbolt attack. Meninas, Giselle, and Liltotto also join Candice to take down Kenpachi, who is considered to be a Special Threat. .
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22. MARCHING OUT THE ZOMBIES
September 9, 2023
Ichigo and the Soul Reapers try to stop Yhwach upon learning that his real target lies within the Royal Palace. However, their efforts are thwarted by Uryu, who stands in Ichigo's way in order to allow Yhwach safe passage to the Royal Palace. .
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23. MARCHING OUT THE ZOMBIES 2
September 16, 2023
Ikkaku, Yumichika, and the Arrancars work together to fight off Giselle's zombies. But the group is shocked when Giselle reveals her next pawn, who is none other than Captain Hitsugaya of Squad 10. .
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24. TOO EARLY TO WIN TOO LATE TO KNOW
September 23, 2023
Yhwach finally steps through the main entrance of the Royal Palace. Accompanied by Haschwalth and Uryu, the Quincy King is preparing to advance toward the Greater Palace when they are stopped by Senjumaru Shutara of Squad Zero. .
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25. THE MASTER
September 30, 2023
Yhwach escapes from the cage surrounding Squad Zero's fake Royal Palace to confront Hyosube, who is protecting the real Royal Palace. .
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26. PART 2 FINALE
September 30, 2023
BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War - PART 2 FINALE .
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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is the latest installment in the popular Bleach anime franchise that aired in 2022. Based on the manga by Tite Kubo, it continues the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who becomes a Soul Reaper and defends humans from evil spirits.

The new series picks up where the previous Bleach anime left off years ago. After losing his Soul Reaper powers, Ichigo has been living an ordinary life. But when a mysterious group of enemies called the Wandenreich declare war on the Soul Society, Ichigo gets pulled back into the world of spirits and death gods.

The Wandenreich are led by the powerful Yhwach, who possesses the ability to bestow pieces of his soul onto others. This allows him to share his immense spiritual energy and make the Wandenreich nearly unstoppable. Their surprise invasion completely overwhelms the 13 Court Guard Squads, the military force of the Soul Society.

To have a chance against this new threat, Ichigo reawakens his dormant powers with the help of some familiar faces like Rukia Kuchiki and Renji Abarai. He once again takes up his zanpakuto sword to protect both the living world and the Soul Society from destruction.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War features the massive scope and world-ending stakes that Bleach is known for. Entire cities are left in ruin from the fighting as Captains and Lieutenants unleash their Bankai, the ultimate form of their zanpakuto. Allies fall in battle while Ichigo and his friends push themselves to their limits against the Wandenreich's fearsome abilities.

Major themes in the series are redemption, resolve, and defending loved ones. Ichigo struggles to control his inner hollow while trying to rescue old enemies. Former villains like Grimmjow and Luppi join the fray, finding strength in defending their home from invasion. Fan-favorite character Rukia helps Ichigo regain his will to fight in order to protect his friends.

Vibrant animation and thrilling battles return in the new series. Fluid swordplay and magnificent displays of spiritual power are depicted with modern animation technology. Iconic techniques like Ichigo’s Getsuga Tenshō energy blast are enhanced with updated visual effects.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War manages to expand on the original manga's story with added drama and character depth. New bankai reveals and expanded backstories further develop characters like Byakuya Kuchiki and Tōshirō Hitsugaya. The series also introduces exciting new figures from the Wandenreich like Jugram Haschwalth and Bambietta Basterbine.

For fans of the long-running manga and anime, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War delivers an intense continuation of the iconic series. It presents an epic new threat that tests the heroes like never before as they fight to protect their friends and home. With striking animation and non-stop explosive action, the new series ushers Bleach into a bold new era.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on October 10, 2022.

WHERE TO WATCH BLEACH: THOUSAND-YEAR BLOOD WAR

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is available for streaming on the Hulu website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War on demand at Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 10, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    9.0 (30,659)