It's been more than a decade since Tite Kubo concluded his popular shonen series Bleach, but the anime series is making a major comeback this year to adapt the final arc of the manga. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War is confirmed to release this October, and fans are excited to see how the Ichigo's story will conclude. It turns out that the final season of the anime will also answer some things that the manga never could.
Tite Kubo himself shared the update, so fans can expect great things to come from the Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War anime arc. Recently, the mangaka confirmed in their personal blog when a fan asked a question about the final season. When the fan asked a question about Rukia during the first Quincy Invasion against Soul Society, Kubo revealed he could not answer.
"It will be revealed in the anime," Kubo said. Of course, fans are looking forward to see how the anime will answer that.
Kubo loaded a long of things into his Thousand-Year Blood War arc, but some important details were lost along the way. Several characters such as Byakuya, Renji, and Uryu were left with unanswered arcs, but thankfully, it looks like several plot holes will be addressed in the upcoming anime.
Earlier this month, Kubo also addressed a plot hole about Chad.
Bleach's epilogue seemed quite abrupt and hastily put together, leaving fans with more questions than answers. If you're wondering why the manga's story ended abruptly, here's why: Back in 2016, Kubo reported that he suffers from torn tendons in his shoulder along with a partial fracture, caused by drawing for hours on end for 15 years.
By 2011, his overall health began to decline significantly due to a recurring cold that he could not get off. The mangaka would often be bedridden for up to a week at a time, only to recover and fall sick yet again. Although he regularly endured the pain to continue working, Kubo's deteriorating health undoubtedly affected his productivity and made prolonging the Bleach arc a difficult task. Kubo also battled with depression, which decreased his motivation to continue working on his manga series.
You can watch the official trailer for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War below, and read everything we know about the anime's final season.