Bleach is one of the most popular anime and manga series in both Japan and the west. The anime ended in 2014 while the manga ended in 2016. Bleach manga ended with 686 chapters while the anime ended with 366 episodes. A lot of anime-only viewers accepted the ending and went on with their lives. However, manga readers know that there is still a final arc waiting to get animated. With the release of an artwork collection Bleach JET and the 2018 live-adaptation from Warner Bros., a lot of fans are speculating that bleach will be coming back for the last arc. Will we see the Quincy Blood War arc?
There’s no doubt that Bleach is one of the most successful series in the whole manga and anime universe. However, its journey ended a few years ago and Kubo also shared a heartbreaking revelation about a dying child who sent him a letter before he died. After the manga ended, all hopes for the Quincy Blood War has ended as well.
The series was booted up with a new merch, Bleach JET, and a live-adaptation movie. With this revival, is it still possible that there will be a chance for the anime to come back next year (or the following years?). Seems like this wish will stay as a wish. There are three reasons why Bleach is likely not coming back in the future. The first one is the manga sales. Bleach’s decline in popularity results in getting lower manga sales last 2016. The series only sold 1,147,038 units. This figure is a lot lower than One Piece and Naruto.
The second reason is that the manga is already finished and there’s no reason for another season of anime. Anime exists for the reason of boosting the manga sales. There’s an exception to the rules, but Bleach might not be one of them.
And last but not least is because of the declining popularity of the series. With series like The Promised Neverland, Dr. Stone, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime entering the top ten this year, and with series like One Piece, My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, and even Slam Dunk getting the highest places on the list with more than 5 million manga sales, it is not easy to tell if Bleach will still be picked up.