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.
To present the final part the Beach story arcs, the new anime series Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War was released with the first 13 episodes from October to December, 2022. And, the second part of the new series will air from July, 2023. However, it appears to take longer than expected for the anime series to come to the end because there are lots of chapters that have not been adapted in the original manga series yet.
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?
Following the first anime series airing with 366 episodes between 2004 and 2012, the new part Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War began with 13 episodes from October, 2022. The first part of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War ends with Episode 13 (Overall Episode 379) “THE BLADE IS ME”, which covers Volume 60 Chapter 537 to Volume 61 Chapter 542.
Therefore, you can re-start the Bleach story in the manga series from Volume 61 Chapter 543 onwards after the latest episode of the anime series! It has been announced that the second part of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is scheduled to air from July, 2023. It will enter The Thousand-Year Blood War: The Separation Arc.
Bleach (Season 1): From Volume 1 to Volume 54
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 1: From Volume 55 to Volume 61
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2: From Volume 61
If you want to enjoy the rest of the unadapted story earlier than the next anime’s coming, just get the manga Volume 61! It is also expected the second part will be adapted from the amount of 5-6 Tankobon volumes.
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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