Bleach, one of the most famous and popular Japanese anime worldwide, is what makes many people develop a liking for anime at first. The anime series of Bleach consisting of 366 episodes finished in 2012 with some story arcs left unadapted while the original manga series was spectacularly completed in 2016.
Fortunately, it was announced that the incomplete anime series would be complemented by a newly added part Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War starting in October, 2022. There are many volumes of the manga series that have not been adapted into the anime series yet. To complete all Bleach episodes in the anime series, you need to wait for a while longer than expected even if the new anime series begins.
For those who want to enjoy the following story after the first anime ends earlier, I’d like to introduce how to read the manga series of Bleach to the end. Check out where the Bleach anime ends in manga and which volume to re-start to explore the rest of the story!
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How many volumes does Bleach have?
Bleach, written by Tite Kubo, was serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump from 2001 to 2016, which has 74 volumes totally. Of course, all volumes are available in English now!
If you have a plan to collect the entire series of Bleach, it’s highly recommended to buy the coolest manga box sets below. In addition to all volumes, you can get some exclusive items including a mini-comic, a poster and an illustration box!
What chapter does the Bleach anime end on?
Then, which volume should you re-start reading the manga series from to enjoy the following story after the anime ends?
The first anime series with 366 chapters covers from Agent of the Shinigami Arc to The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc. It ends with Chapter 366,: Changing History, Unchanging Heart which coincides with the end of Volume 54 in the manga series.
Bleach (Season 1): From Volume 1 to Volume 54
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (Season 2): From Volume 55
To step ahead of the Bleach anime series, read the manga series from Volume 55 onwards!
You can proceed on Thousand-Year Blood War Arc Part 1 from Volume 55 to 60 and Thousand-Year Blood War Arc Part 2 from Volume 61 to 74.
It’s also recommended to purchase the Bleach Manga Box Set 3 (including Vol. 49-74) and binge-read it!
Let’s enjoy reading the next story after the anime series in the manga and look forward to the latest anime series’s coming! This guide will be updated as the anime story proceeds.
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