The anime currently ends with the Fullbringer arc but the manga story continues, finishing upon the conclusion of the Thousand Year Blood War.
In Tite Kubo's original concept for Bleach, the series was called Snipe, and Rukia was the main character.
There is a connection between the word "Bleach" and a story about Death Gods battling undead foes in the afterlife.
It wasn't the best start for the Bleach manga. Tite Kubo pitched Bleach immediately after Shonen canceled his previous series, but the publishing company rejected it.
Bleach is also due for a live-action remake following the failure of Dragonball Evolution,
As much as 45% of Bleach, however, consists of non-canon material, according to some fans.