Bleach is a shonen action fantasy anime that started in 2004. It is based on the manga of the same name. Bleach follows the story of a high schooler Ichigo Kurosaki. He is forced to become a substitute soul-reaper when Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper herself bestows him with special powers.
At first, Ichigo is reluctant to accept this heavy responsibility. However, as Ichigo encounters more and more enemies, his friends discover hidden powers of their own. They get pulled into the mystical world of Soul Reapers, Hollows and other supernatural things.
Bleach has a total of 366 episodes. Not to mention several movies, OVAs and Spin-offs. It will demand quite a lot of your time. However, it will definitely be a fun ride through and through. Here is an easy and complete watch guide for Bleach including movies, OVAs and Spin-offs.
Bleach Release Order
- Bleach (2004-2012)
- Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc (upcoming)
- Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody (2006)
- Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion (2007)
- Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black (2008)
- Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse (2010)
- Bleach Jump Festa Anime Tour (2008)
- Burn the Witch (2020)
- Bleach: Memories in the Rain (2004)
- Bleach: 13 Court Guard Squads Omake (2005)
- Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy (2006)
Chronological Order/ Recommended Watch Order
1. Origin & Soul Society Arc
- Bleach (Episodes 1-7)
- Bleach: Memories in the Rain
- Bleach: 13 Court Guard Squads Omake
- Bleach (Episodes 8-63)
- Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy
- Bleach (Episodes 64-109)
- Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody
2. Hueco Mundo Arc
- Bleach (Episodes 110-137)
- Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion
- Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black
- Bleach (Episodes 138-214)
3. Fake Karakura Town Arc
- Bleach (Episodes 215-299)
- Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse
- Bleach (Episodes 300-342)
4. Substitute Soul Reaper Arc
- Bleach (Episodes 343-366)
5. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc
We recommend you watch Bleach in its chronological order. However, Bleach has many fillers throughout its runtime that you can skip. Especially, the Bount arc that goes from episodes 64 to 91. This arc is infamous amongst long term viewers for being of no consequence to the main story. Additionally, this arc is anime only, do with that information what you will.
Bleach is a long anime that might take more than a week to finish if you binge on it. If you are not ready for that kind of commitment yet, we have a list of short anime you could binge-watch over the weekend instead.