Rumours Were True: Bleach Is Ending; Final Arc The “Thousand Year Blood War” Came

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 the  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.

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Ulquiorra
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I love bleach my favorite chacter is ulquiorra. does anyone know if he comes back in the last arc?

cassy
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What about Inoue’s past and powers? Are her parents still alive? Does she have new powers?

TheMorry
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I just wish the final arc will get animated aswell. Going out with a bang. I only became since a year hooked to anime (better late then never). Bleach is by far one of my favorite anime. I still have to start reading the whole manga though… Probably not that much diffrent from the anime though?

Alexis
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Okay, a lot of new material is out (I think…) will they give the show a second chance or not? I am still waiting for some news, especially since Fairy Tail’s return was announced… >.>

Niome
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I personally would just love to see Kisuke Urahara in action. I mean the guy is very mysterious and seems like he has a interesting past.

octavia
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oh by the way, what is Kisuke Urahara bankai? Until right now I haven’t see him yet.

MusicLover1942
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am i the only one who’s noticed ichigo is nearly every race?
-soul reaper
-hollow
-quincy
-human
– fullbringer (past occupation)
that is pretty amzing that he is nearly almost every race

venkatesh
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does ichigo gets new shape of his zangetsu

miguel
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Actually he gets 2 zanpaktuo one for his hollow powers and another for his Quincy powers
I’m sure that he will lead all soul reapers in the end

Joshua Rodriguez
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Hi, im Josh & have been reading Bleach from the beginning just like all of us have. Anyway, first of all I agree with Hirako Nakama, all U people know how 2 do is complain if U don’t like don’t read it, it’s as simple as that…! Next thing is Ichigo’s Mom was not a Hollow she was a Quincy…! 0_o Duh…!!!!! U can find that info in Wiki – Pedia…! And this Final Arc might be AWESOME…! if U give it a chance & Naruto was supposed 2 finish, but it hasn’t yet but I know it will soon,… Read more »
Ayoub
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What about the Story behind his Father ( he s wearing a Captain’s Cape ) so was he a captain in the gotei 13 ? or what is it exactely ? & what about his mother WAs she a Soul reaper to ??

Alexandra
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I hope Kubo will reveal the past of ichigo and why he is so badass strong and half-hollow and so on. In the Aizen-arc Aizen seemed to know something, because he said that he watched Ichigo since he was little because of…well, what? At this point ichigos father appeared and we never got to know what he was trying to say. Probably ichigos mother was actually a Hollow (thats what I think. ;) )and since his father was/is a Shinigami he is a perfect mix of both, that would explain, why he is so badass strong. And if I am… Read more »
scotmcphersoncot
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Unahana’s Bankai is the flying stingray like creature. I forget what it’s called, but it and she are fairly powerful. I think if we ever find out what Zaraki’s bankai is, we’ll discover that he gradually evolved his bankai and it’s never shut off the way we think that his and ichigo’s shikai are never off.

Alexis
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Are you certain of this Bankai information? As far as I know, it hasn’t been released yet. Might you be mistaking the captain with someone else? (Unohana)

Nick
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No I agree with him/her. I remember during the Gotei 13 Invading Army arc , I saw Unohana fighting someone with her Bankai.

That Guy
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It was her shikai and it wasn’t used for fighting. Her bankai has yet to be seen.

Mason
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The only anime I’m currently watching that could replace bleach is sword art online. It’s pretty kick ass.

bleachius
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I don?t think that the series will stop beucase there are so many things that we haven?t seen. like how ichigos dad became a soulreaper and beucase aizen wasn?t killed I think that he will find a way to escape the prision and take his revange on the soulreapers again. and why haven?t we seen zangetsu now that ichigo has his powers back. does that mean that ichigos power haven?t return, that he is just borrowing the powers that he has and that it will disapear again

aikhan
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what about ichigo’s father’s past.yuo did’t mentioned,if he was a capton or a shinigami sub.if he was cap so why he left seirite.please dont end this like this.

likes_anime
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maybe Ichigo has something to do with the soul king ..

A/tomiya
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I hope they make the final arc into a new animated series or a (MOVIE)…..

Adwait
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As a fan of bleach n soul reaper kurosaki ichigo this arc sounds interesting n this time i want to see every captains bankai such as kyoraku, ukitake,the royal guards, kenpachi zaraki, unohana etc….i am eager to see there fight

zero
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they established back in the arrancar arc that kenpachi zaraki has no bankai because he killed the captain while the swaord was already in shikai form and never tried understand his zanpakto

Ulquiorra
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Zero in the thousand year blood war arc kenpachi releases his sword. his bankai is amazing

Hajji
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Hope this gets animated

rukiaxichigo
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i hope this last arcs episodes come soon. I also hope that kubo will ichigo and rukia fall in love. that would be great..

Roberto
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rukia, and ichigo will never fall in love, its dumb just thinking it will happen, ichigo will die alone

rukiaxichigo
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no he won’t die alone i dont think that would make bleach any nicer. i don’t think its dumb, its better then orihime falling in love with him

Bleach_ftw
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But Orihime is already in love with him. There is no denying that. It also looks as though Renji is in love with Rukia. They were chlidhood friends all the way into adulthood so they have a strong connection for sure. I can’t see Ichigo getting with anybody though. For some reason it feels like in the end when everything is said and done, Ichigo will still be alone. But I guess we need to read and see!:P

Hajji
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I hope this season 17 of the awesome bleach series turns out to be true.

nivek
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thanks to head captain yamamoto for acknowledging ichigo and giving him back his shinigami powers but i want to see the boss(ichigo) in the royal domain maybe some unknown bloodline kind a thing or some kind a conspiracy kind a thing to bring down the royal family something like the lourichia bakouto saga something something

nivek
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it would be nice to see ichigo hold some seat of power in the sereitei or even ascend that and go into the royal domain of the soul society

ryan
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one piece will for another 5-10 years. naruto is clearly ending (thankfully lol), toriko and fairy tail will take naruto and bleach’s place in the “top three”. kubo needs bleach to regrasp some MEANING. the espada got wasted, aizen got sealed. the next “big bad” is a group of quincy and arrancar? the label of the “thousand year blood war” made me think QUINCYS REVENGE AGAINST SOUL REAPERS. a bunch of high powered quincy show up and just start wiping out captain class soul reapers. then a major time skip happens. then we go from there. but clearly NO ONE… Read more »
TheDarkKnight81
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To answer some of your questions, look at this website: http://dailyanimeart.com/2012/02/12/spoiler-the-thousand-year-blood-war-final-arc/ (No spoilers, just wild guesses) Many of the subplots the writers opened up are mentioned here, and I know Tite Kubo hasn’t forgotten about them, he’ll end them all in this last arc. Another rumour, though the anime has supposedly ended, it’s possible they’ll do the last arc when it’s finished, which some think will be in two years time, seeing as it involves nearly every character in the story, and has to tie up all the loose ends. Whether or not you liked Bleach (I did), there’s no… Read more »
Sunite
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Thanks for the link, the spoilers seem like it may happen.

sam
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we have to at the very least see rukia reach bankai as she is one of the first characters in the whole series. i am very sad to see it go nothing could fill the gap this will leave in my hart :.(..

pimple69
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its probably vasto lordes… teaming up to take soul society and the king… and only ichigo and stop it

meh
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I really hope they fight someone besides the Quincy. That is stupid since they are friends. Ishida and his father have never been power hungry and are both friends with Shinigami like Ichigo and his dad. Makes no sense.

Christina
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Is that why Uryu suddenly evaporated into thin air in the last arc while Ichigo and Kugo were fighting?

Hirako Nakama
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All below me: stop your complaining! If you don’t like it – don’t read. No one is making you. I am sad for the end of this manga, because I don’t see anything else that would replace it for me. Yes, it had its downfalls and rise ups, like everything else. I can’t see why everyone should badmouth it as much.

chenna
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You should start one piece after this serie.

Lulubel
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I wasn’t badmouthing…

BakaOuji
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Because we have…an opinion?

Lulubel
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I don’t see any good Shounen lately. Will be tough to fill in the gap.
Nothing looks to exist as long, since all new shows end after a season… Beelzebub and Reborn! are probably the most likely candidates, even though not new.

BakaOuji
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Bleach ended long time ago.

DevilMayCry
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It actually sounds like a Filler Arc. Sorry to say that, but didn’t they solve that issue when Ichigo and Ishida met 300+ episodes ago?

LazySamurai
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My thoughts exactly.

BrutalMurder
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Good news. This war sounds special…

Shounen
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WOW! That’s serious… Happy to hear actually.

Ahmet
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I love Bleach don’t get me wrong.
But, not only was the hollow arc’s ending really shit, the whole Lost Badge arc was pointless. So hopefully Kubo has fixed his work up and ends the Bleach Anime/Manga with something we will all remember as great!

Keemo
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I thinks its about time we see who Ichigo ends up with and the rest of the bankai’s lets end Bleach with a Bang!!!!

mika_chan
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You have a point there. :) But still, I wouldn’t want this series to end! Come on! I haven’t even seen the bankai of all the captains! Why oh why can’t this series be like Naruto or One Piece that goes on forever???? T___T

InStyleAkuma
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I miss the captains…Seireitei – the best part of Bleach.
On another note – One Piece and Naruto are about to end soon too… ;)

InStyleAkuma
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I couldn’t agree more :)

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