The final arc of one of the biggest manga in history (looked at from financial and age point of views, not my personal opinion) has started. Just like the rumours said, the “Thousand Year Blood War” will be theย  last challenge for Kurosaki Ichigo, Orihime Inoue, Sado/Chad and the Gotei 13.

The final arc was announced in this week’s chapter 480 of Bleach. After its three-week break, this one sure returns with a bang!

The Quincy are murdering hollows everywhere, risking the balance between the spiritual and the material worlds. Ichigo Kurosaki is a person the Gotei doesn’t want to occupy with its members’ job anymore. New faces arrive at the scene and old ones return. Will the Thousand Year Blood War be something we will see now in this newest and final arc or was it something we are going to see from recollections of the Soul Reapers? What is the King doing and will we finally get the chance to meet him? Where is everyone’s loyalty lying at this very moment?

I hope that the answers to these questions come before the manga ends, because I personally will be very angry at Kubo-sensei if they don’t. However, if I have to be honest, this news makes me quite happy because what I liked in Bleach was nowhere to be seen in the last hundreds of pages. It was a nice read, though, even if not as good as in the start. Also, I would be happy to hear your ideas of what would replace Bleachon the market and in your free time!

Is this great news or not-so-great? What do you think? Comment below.