Bleach Season 17 Release Date: Is it Officially Confirmed?


David Mudd

Bleach, the manga, premiered in 2001, and Tite Kubo returned 20 years later. This was done with a one-shot manga chapter. Further leaving room for a new manga arc and even more exciting news. Bleach will finally adopt the last comic arc. And give the anime its appropriate finale in Bleach Season 17.

Bleach Season 17 was initially intended to be broadcast in 2021. However, it was eventually pushed back to 2022. With a start date of October 2022. After a devastating termination in 2012. The anime will finally adopt the Thousand-Year Blood War chapter. Further bringing the series to a proper end ten years later. More information will be released in the following months.

Bleach Season 17

The rest of this page will provide you with all of the known. And undiscovered details about Bleach Season 17. You’ll learn when it’ll be released, if there will be a trailer, what the plot will be. Much more about one of the “Big Three” anime series. Also including whose comeback we can’t wait to watch.

Release Date for Bleach Season 17

The first episode of Bleach aired in Japan on October 5, 2004. It had a 4:3 aspect ratio, and despite Pierrot’s poor animation. The program was a huge sensation. With viewers praising the darker tone compared to Naruto and One Piece. Kubo’s manga was one of the most popular at the time. While Bleach took a while to develop its plot. It finally outperformed most other anime series.

With the exception of a large number of filler episodes dispersed throughout the series. As well as four filler seasons. It is which diverted viewers from the main narrative. The adaptation proceeded well for the most part. The fillers were included because the anime narrative was too similar to the manga’s. And the producers needed to give Kubo more time to write before translating it.

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Bleach had a total of 366 episodes in its original run. And while everyone anticipated the anime to continue. It was simply terminated. It’s thought that Bleach was canceled because production costs became too high. The anime was too close to the manga. So the producers had to choose between making another filler arc, which wasn’t profitable. Further waiting for Kubo to finish, which ultimately led to the anime’s cancellation. It was a shame because the final arc was on par with the Aizen arc. It was the core of the original anime.

However, a 20th Anniversary Bleach Project was announced in early March 2020. Further it was released later that month. Kubo published a new manga chapter explaining events in the Bleach universe following the book’s final arc. Anew spin-off manga called Burn the Witch (which would be adapted into an anime in the meantime). And – the return of the original Bleach anime series!

Bleach Season 17

This announcement piqued the interest of many fans since it was now officially announced that the manga’s last arc would be adapted into an anime. The show was supposed to premiere in 2021. But it never did, owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. But also maybe because the producers wanted to polish the adaptation. For a long, there was no official word on when Bleach Season 17 would be released. Until a panel at the December 2021 Jump Fest revealed, officially, that Bleach will return to the screens in October 2022 for the Fall 2022 season. It is which is always the finest season for anime series:

Trailer for The Season 

When the 20th Anniversary Project was first announced, a teaser trailer was released. Further confirming that Bleach Season 17 would be adapted. You may have a look at the teaser here: This teaser didn’t show much. But it did indicate that the Quincy War epic will be adapted in the end. With further displaying a collage of pictures from the manga that would be seen on screen. The original release date was set for 2021. But as we’ve already mentioned. It has been pushed back to 2022.

Since then, no additional information has been published until the Jump Fest in December 2021. When we were given further details. As previously mentioned, Jump Fest disclosed a slew of new information regarding the forthcoming season. Further including the release date, as well as a new teaser video featuring a slew of new imagery from the upcoming Bleach season. You can see the fantastic trailer for yourself here:

Plot of Bleach Season 17

As we already know, Bleach Season 17 will adapt the Quincy Blood War storyline. We’ll merely give you an overview of the entire arc. With trying not to give too much away about the violent events that take place. When Luders Friegen returns to Silbern, the Vandenreich’s base. He encounters Yhwach for the first time. He becomes enraged when he witnesses Luders bickering with Asguiaro Ebern. 

As a result, he states that he despises disagreement and slices Luders’ arm as a punishment for disputing. Further causing him to collapse in agony. Yhwach enables Luders to speak to him. While lying down since he has trouble getting up. He will, however, amputate his legs because he does not require them. He quickly kneels, and Yhwach sarcastically inquires about his estimation of the five days. This was of preparation required for the fight against Soul Society.

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He mocks him and even asks if he is a prophet, but the latter denies this. Further prompting Yhwach to question why he had informed him about the future. When all he needed to know was what was going on. He next turns his attention to Ebern. Yhwach acknowledges that he has no reason to laud or condemn him. Because he has effectively postponed Ichigo Kurosaki’s arrival.

As a result, he murders him after declaring that his duty is over. And that he would be one of the stones of the construction of peace in his death. Jugram Haschwalth then asks Yhwach whether it’s alright to murder the Arrancar. Because he’s a fighting soldier. Ignoring this comment, Yhwach climbs the newly built stairs in a room beneath his throne. It states that the Hueco Mundo may give him as many Arrancars as he wants. Because he is under their power because they have Tia Halibel imprisoned. They then talk about Ebern’s locket. It was utilized but failed to seal Ichigo’s Bankai.

Yhwach concedes that “hotheads” can be useful at times and that fending off Ichigo will need a unique strategy. He tells Haschwalth to beg the Jagdarmee to send Arrancars with guts back to him. Later, when he discovers that Ichigo and Quilge Opie are fighting. He realizes that now is the ideal time to conquer Soul Society and calls all of the Stern Ritters to assault the Seireitei.

Cast of This Particular Season 

Now, because the Quincy War narrative brought so many new characters to the show. He expect to hear some new voices when the season eventually airs. Also, because this arc has a lot of deaths, expect to listen to some of the characters’ voices for the last time.

We don’t know who will return and who will not work in terms of cast members. Still, we expect Masakazu Morita (Ichigo Kurosaki), Fumiko Orikasa (Rukia Kuchiki), and Ryotaro Okiayu (Byakuya Kuchiki) to reprise their roles. As they all appeared during the presentation of the 20th Anniversary Project in March 2020. The official cast list was released in December 2021, as part of Jump Fest’s presentation. This is where we got to witness all of the prominent cast members for Bleach Season 17. Further including several new faces who will make their debut in Bleach Season 17, and they are:

  • Masakazu Morita played the role of Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Fumiko Orikasa played the role of Rukia Kuchiki
  • Noriaki Sugiyama played the role of Uryū Ishida
  • Yuki Matsuoka played the role of Orihime Inoue
  • Hiroki Yasumoto played the role of Yasutora Sado
  • Kentaro Ito played the role of Renji Abarai
  • Shinichiro Miki played the role of Kisuke Urahara
  • Satsuki Yukino played the role of Yoruichi Shihōin
  • Binbin Takaoka (replacing Masaaki Tsukada) played the role of Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
  • Houko Kuwashima played the role of Suì-Fēng
  • Shouto Kashii played the role of Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi
  • Aya Hisakawa played the role of Retsu Unohana
  • Masaya Onosaka played the role of Shinji Hirako
  • Ryotaro Okiayu played the role of Byakuya Kuchiki
  • Tetsu Inada played the role of Sajin Komamura
  • Akio Ohtsuka played the role of Shunsui Kyōraku
  • Tomokazu Sugita played the role of Kensei Muguruma
  • Romi Park played the role of Tōshirō Hitsugaya
  • Fumihiko Tachiki played the role of Kenpachi Zaraki
  • Ryusei Nakao played the role of Mayuri Kurotsuchi
  • Hideo Ishikawa played the role of Jūshirō Ukitake
  • Naomi Kusumi played the role of Ichibē Hyōsube
  • Yōji Ueda played the role of Ōetsu Mimaiya
  • Tomoyuki Shimura played the role of Tenjirō Kirinji
  • Rina Satou played the role of Senjumaru Shutara
  • Ayumi Tsunematsu played the role of Kirio Hikifune
  • Takayuki Sugo played the role of Yhwach
  • Yuichiro Umehara played the role of Jugram Haschwalth
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi played the role of Askin Nakk Le Vaar
  • Ayana Taketatsu played the role of Bambietta Basterbine
  • Yūki Ono played the role of Bazz-B
  • Yumi Uchiyama played the role of Candice Catnipp
  • Natsuki Hanae played the role of Gremmy Thoumeaux
  • Satoshi Hino played the role of Lille Barro

Of course, this isn’t the entire cast list, and more will be revealed throughout the series. Still, we’re glad that our initial assumptions about the cast were correct. We assumed that all of the original cast members would return. Except for Tsukada, Yamamoto’s original voice actor, who passed away in 2014.

Bleach Season 17: Who Will Animate It?

Initially, no official information about the studio that will animate Bleach Season 17 was available. We do know that the season will not be edited. And given how brutal the manga was. We should expect a lot of gore and raw violence in the upcoming season of the program.

According to several sources, MAPPA will take over Pierrot’s animation. This is which created the original anime. Still, we’ll have to wait until we receive an official confirmation. Pierrot’s first animation was a little rough at first. But as the original run drew to a close. The animation improved dramatically. And we don’t understand why they’d switch animators.

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 The formal confirmation came in December 2021, during the Jump Fest event. When it was confirmed that Studio Pierrot would be animating the Thousand-Year Blood War arc. It is which made us very thrilled here at Fiction Horizon. Noriyuki Abe (Twin Star Exorcists, Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World, Akudama Drive). It has been replaced as the animation director at Studio Pierrot. By Tomohisa Taguchi (Twin Star Exorcists, Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World, Akudama Drive).

In the United States, Where Can We Watch This Season?

Season 16 of Bleach is now available to view in English on Amazon Prime and Hulu. Fans will have no issue getting Bleach Season 17 Episode 1. When it is published. You’ll be able to watch it on Amazon Prime Video. Some Bleach Season 17 trailers are available on YouTube. However, they are not the official season 17 teaser.

Bleach Season 17

Bleach Has an Imdb Rating of 8.7/10 for Season 17

The Bleach season 16 rating reflects the quality and topic matter of the series. On IMDB, the film has 9.0 out of 10 ratings.

How Many Episodes Are Scheduled for Season 17 of the Anime Series Bleach?

This anime series has no set number of episodes in prior iterations. There will be just seven episodes in the following season. With any number between these two extremes. As a result, this season will bring the story to a close.


Bleach fans are eagerly anticipating the start of the upcoming season. The show’s makers revealed that Bleach Season 17 would be the final season. Further causing a social media frenzy. After an excellent 16-season run, the show returns for Bleach Season 17. It is which will undoubtedly be another smash hit. 

It could tempt you more than others if you haven’t read the novel or comic yet. I’d be interested in hearing your opinions on prior Bleach seasons. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding the cast, narrative, or characters. In the comments section below. We’d be happy to address any season-related inquiries you may have. For the most up-to-date information on the season, follow trendingnewsbuzz.