How to Watch Bleach Thousand War Blood in the USA, UK, India, Philippines, Australia, and When?

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Shreya Chowdhury

Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Release Date, Plot, Trailer

Bleach has been in the news for quite some time as we are finally getting a new season in October. It, one of “The Big Three” shonen classic anime along with One Piece and Naruto is making a huge comeback this October as it announces a new anime arc adaptation titled – “Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War”.

This will be the anime’s continuation season after season 16 which was about the Lost Agent Arc. Directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot, season 16 had outstanding visuals. When it ended with ep 366, fans had thought it was the last season that would get animated.

Since the anime ended before the actual manga did, the anime missed out on the final arc, the “Thousand-Year Blood War Arc” which ran from 2012-to 2016. Back in 2020, Fans got an unexpected surprise when it was accidentally leaked through a two-page advertisement from the then-running issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.

What Time Does Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Come Out and Where?

Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Arc

The Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Arc will premiere with Episode 1, “The Blood Warfare,” on Monday, October 10th, 2022, at 8:30 AM (Pacific Timing). Fans in the U.S. can stream the latest Bleach episodes exclusively on Hulu, while fans elsewhere can watch the TYBW arc on Disney Plus. The new episode will be streamed on both streaming platforms soon after its release in Japan, but the release time will vary by region.

Ani-One Asia will stream Bleach anime with their ULTRA Plan.Yes; you can watch Bleach anime for $1.4 a month! The subscription will also include Chainsaw Man and Blue Lock among many others

On September 30, Ani-One Asia announced that Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War would be screened in Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Bleach Thousand Year Blood War (1) (1)

Here is the exact release schedule for Bleach TYBW in different regions:

Time ZoneTimeDate/DayNetwork
Pacific Time8:30 AM PTEvery Monday from October 10thHulu
Central Time10:30 AM CTEvery Monday from October 10thHulu
Eastern Time11:30 AM ETEvery Monday from October 10thHulu
British Time4:30 PM GMTEvery Monday from October 10thDisney Plus
European Time5:30 PM CESTEvery Monday from October 10thDisney Plus
India Time9 PM ISTEvery Monday from October 10thAni-One Asia
Philippine Time11:30 PM PSTEvery Monday from October 10thAni-One Asia
Japan Time12 AM JSTEvery Tuesday from October 11thTv Tokyo
Australian Time2 AM ACDTEvery Tuesday from October 11thDisney Plus

Bleach: Thousand Year-Blood War Trailer

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War was first released as a trailer in December 2021 by Shueisha and Viz Media. The trailer does show familiar characters, but it does not reveal major plot points for the upcoming season. There is a good chance that another trailer will be released to give us a closer look at the story of the highly-anticipated final season.

Bleach Thousand War Blood Arc Total Episode

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will have 52 episodes, according to its official website. Four split cours will be offered. As a result, each cours should have 13 episodes.

Once the first season is over, the anime will go on a hiatus for around three months. This pattern will be followed by Studio Pierrot after completing each part, so the entire season may be complete by the end of 2023 or the first half of 2024.

Bleach Thousand Year-Blood War Storyline:

What is the Thousand-Year Blood War?

Even though we do not wish to spoil the whole arc, for non-manga readers, we will provide you with a basic plot summary so that you can form an idea of what to expect for the comeback of one of the most iconic shonen franchises around.

The Bleach anime ended just after a string of Hollow murders and a line of disappearances from the Rukongai District. During this time, it is revealed that the Quincys and their leader Yhwach are still alive.

Just in case, the word Quincy has departed from your mind and you no longer remember them, Quincy is the order of reishi-controlling human mediums who unlike Soul Society murder Hollows rather than purify them.

Quincy society

The Quincy society was thought to have become extinct thousands of years ago, except for the Ishida family. However, that was far from the truth. They were the ones killing the Hollows. In contrast, the Soul society attempted to purify the Hollows and save them.

It was revealed that the Quincy instead of being dead was led by their founder and son of Soul King, Yhwach who had, in reality, used reishi to hide in the Shadow Area of Seireitei. With their newly gathered power, they called themselves ‘Wandenreich’ (which is German for invisible empire). They eventually conquered Hueco Mundo after Aizen’s defeat. Soon after revealing their presence, the Quincy society declared war on Soul society. 


Yhwach’s plan was to destroy Soul society and kill his father, the Soul king. He basically wanted to reshape all of existence into a new empire of his own. Uryu Ishida also joined the Wandenreich to seek revenge against the Soul Society for murdering his mother. He was designated as Yhwach’s successor and heir. 

Now, although this sudden attack from a seemingly “extinct” society shocked Soul society at first, they quickly went on the offensive. That’s how the Thousand-year Blood war started. 

Yoruichi Shihouin

As the war progresses, everyone in the war discovers new abilities and forms as they fight against each other such as Yoruichi who can turn into a unique cat-human hybrid form known as” Shihoin Gohenge” and Quincy with their fatal final form: Vollstanding. Ichigo and his comrades vow to save Uryu Ishida and all of creation from the evil plans of Wandenreich.

There is so much more to the story but we would like to stop here because you want to experience all these emotions and be surprised, don’t you?

Final Review:

We will also obviously find how well the anime adaptation turns out to be and the careful remarks of fans when the anime adaptation finally airs in October 2022.

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My name is Shreya and I am a content writer for Anime Mentor. A literature graduate. I love everything related to Anime and Manga. If I'm not nose-deep in a book then I'm probably drawing an anime character.
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Otaku da
Otaku da
1 year ago


Jacob Villarate
Jacob Villarate
1 year ago

I am from the Philippines but I cannot find the anime.

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