Shounen Series Bleach Returns and Tite Kubo’s NEW Anime Series Comes Fall 2020

Shounen series Bleach set to return with new season after eight year hiatus while Tite Kubo’s new anime series set to debut in fall 2020

Jaimi Gray

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: May 13th, 2020 11:35am pst

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Hey anime fans! Remember the popular shounen series Bleach? Well, it looks like our favorite substitute soul reaper will return in 2021, and we couldn’t be happier.

Bleach originally aired its final episode on March 27th, 2012 and left many fans wondering why the series ended so abruptly after the Fullbringer arc. There are several theories as to why it came to a close. Some fans speculated that Bleach’s creator Tite Kubo became ill, while others believed the series became loaded with filler episodes and faced competition with other anime shows on the rise.

Regardless, the fans were the real reason why Tite Kubo kept pushing for the show’s return, and it worked. If you haven’t seen Bleach yet, make sure to add it to your list of shows to watch while quarantined. From the main characters and shinigami to some of the best opening and ending theme songs, Bleach is well-worth the hype. For the newbies, Bleach is about a high schooler named Ichigo Kurosaki whose life is twisted upside down when a “Hollow”, an evil spirit who eats souls, attacks Ichigo’s family.

It’s in that moment when Ichigo meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper from the Soul Society. Rukia becomes injured in battle and is left to lend her soul reaper abilities to Ichigo to finish the job. Rukia is unable to regain her powers for some time, and the epic journey begins as Ichigo learns more about his borrowed spiritual powers.

The Bleach 20th Anniversary livestream was held on March 20th, 2020, and it was announced that the series will finally be returning after eight long years. The new season will be adapting the final story arc from the manga: The Thousand Year Blood War Arc. And, that’s not all–Tite Kubo has another anime adaptation in the works. Kubo’s one-shot manga, “Burn the Witch” has been confirmed to receive an anime adaptation produced by Studio Colorido, and is said to premiere in the Fall of 2020.

According to Jump magazine, Burn the Witch will take place in the exact same world as Bleach, but this series will revolve around a group of Shinigami 12 years after the “Thousand-Year Blood War” in London of all places. This is exciting news for Bleach fans around the world.

Do you have a favorite arc or character from Bleach? I personally enjoyed the “Soul Society: The Rescue” arc. I also think Ichigo and Orihime are made for each other (#Ichihime) and I truly believe that Aizen is one of the best and most underrated villains in anime. Agree or disagree? Let us know your thoughts below!

About The Author:

Jaimi Gray hails from Richmond, Virginia and received her BA in Broadcast Journalism at Hampton University, one our nation’s top HBCUs. Jaimi has since taken her talents to Los Angeles to continue working as an on-camera host and voice actor.

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