Bleach Episodes

Bleach - Season 16

Season 16

The sixteenth and final season of the Bleach anime series is known as the Lost Agent arc. It is directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. Based on the Bleach manga series by Tite Kubo, the season is set seventeen months after the teenager Ichigo Kurosaki lost his Soul Reaper powers and meets a man known as Kugō Ginjō who proposes him to recover them.

The season began airing on October 11, 2011 on TV Tokyo and ended on March 27, 2012. Aniplex collected it in six DVD volumes between August 22, 2012 and January 23, 2013. The episodes of this season use three pieces of theme music; one opening and two endings. The opening theme is "Harukaze" by Scandal. The first ending theme, "Re:pray" by Aimer is used from episodes 343 to 354 and the second ending theme, "MASK" by Aqua Timez is used from episode 355 to 366.

Bleach - Season 13

Season 13

The thirteenth season of the Bleach anime series is based on Tite Kubo's manga with the same name. It is known as the Zanpakutō: The Alternate Tale arc, is directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. The episodes' plot focus on a new set of events in which the Soul Reaper's swords, zanpakutō, assume human forms and declare war against their wielders, led by a mysterious man named Muramasa, who is a former zanpakutō.

The season began airing on July 28, 2009 until April 6, 2010 on TV Tokyo in Japan. The English adaptation of the Bleach anime is licensed by Viz Media, and this season began airing on November 12, 2011. Aniplex released the season in a series of nine DVD volumes, each containing the first four episodes, from May 26, 2010 to January 26, 2011.

The episodes use five pieces of theme music: two opening themes and three closing themes. The first opening theme, "Shōjo S" by Scandal, and the first ending theme, "Mad Surfer" by Kenichi Asai, are used for episodes 230 to 242. The second opening theme, "Anima Rossa" by Porno Graffitti, and the second ending theme, "Sakurabito" by SunSet Swish, are used from episode 243 to 255. The third ending theme, "Tabidatsu Kimi e" by RSP is used for episodes 256 to 265.

Bleach - Season 11

Season 11

The eleventh season of the Bleach anime series, released on DVD as the The Past Arc, is directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. The seven episode season is based on Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series. The episodes' plot follows the flashback arc of the series' storyline which retells the Visored's past.

The season first aired from February 10, 2009 until March 24, 2009 on TV Tokyo in Japan. The English adaptation of the anime is licensed by Viz Media, which has announced that this season will start airing on May 28, 2011. Aniplex collected the season in a series of two DVD compilations. The first DVD volume was released on November 26, 2009 and the second on December 16, 2009.

The episodes use two pieces of theme music: one opening theme and one closing theme. The opening theme is "Velonica" by Aqua Timez while the ending theme is "Sky Chord" by Shion Tsuji.

Bleach - Season 10

Season 10

The tenth season of the Bleach anime series, released on DVD as the Arrancar vs. Shinigami arc, is directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. The 16-episode season is based on Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series. The episodes' plot continues to follow Ichigo Kurosaki's and his friends' battle against the Espada, the strongest of former Soul Reaper Captain Sōsuke Aizen's army, to rescue Orihime Inoue. Episodes 204 and 205 are centered on a soccer match developed by the Kasumiōji Soul Reapers who appeared in season 9.

The season first aired from October 14, 2008 until February 3, 2009 on TV Tokyo in Japan. The English adaptation of the anime is licensed by Viz Media, and began airing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim starting on February 5, 2011, and ended on May 21, 2011. Aniplex released the season in a series of DVD compilations, with each of the four volumes containing four episodes. The first DVD volume was released on May 27, 2009, and the fourth one on August 26, 2009.

The episodes use three pieces of theme music: one opening theme and two closing themes. The opening theme is "Velonica" by Aqua Timez. The first ending theme, "Hitohira no Hanabira" by Stereopony, is used for episode 190 to 201, and the second ending theme, "Sky Chord" by Shion Tsuji, is used for the remainder. To promote the third feature film, Bleach: Fade to Black, which was released on December 13, 2008, the credits from episodes 197 through 201 use teaser footage.

Bleach - Season 9

Season 9

The ninth season of the Bleach anime series is named The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai arc. The series is based on Tite Kubo's manga with same name. The episodes are directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. The episodes' plot focuses on the introduction of a new Soul Reaper captain, Shūsuke Amagai, and the mystery surrounding the Kasumiōji clan, one of the families that constitute the nobility of Soul Society.

The season began airing on April 23, 2008 in Japan on TV Tokyo and ended on October 7, 2008. The English adaptation of the Bleach anime is licensed by Viz Media, and this arc began airing on August 28, 2010 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and finished on January 29, 2011. Five DVD compilations, each containing four episodes of the season, have been released by Aniplex; the first DVD compilation was released on November 26, 2008 and the fifth on March 25, 2009. A DVD box will be published by Viz Media on December 13, 2011.

The episodes use three pieces of theme music: one opening theme and two closing themes. The opening theme is "Chu-Bura" by Kelun. The first closing theme is "Orange" by Lil'B, used for episodes 168 to 179, and the second closing theme is "Gallop" by pe'zmoku, used for the remainder of the episodes.

Bleach - Season 8

Season 8

The eighth season of the Bleach anime series is named the Arrancar: The Fierce Fight arc. The episodes are directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. Based on Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series, the episodes' plot centers on Ichigo Kurosaki's and his friends' battle against the Espada, the strongest members of former Soul Reaper captain Sōsuke Aizen's army, to save Orihime Inoue.

The season began airing on December 12, 2007 in Japan on TV Tokyo and ended on April 16, 2008. The English adaptation of the Bleach anime is licensed by Viz Media, and this arc began airing on September 26, 2009 and ended November 21, 2009 on Adult Swim. Four DVD compilations, each containing four episodes of the season, were released by Aniplex between May 28, 2008 and August 27, 2008 in Japan. Viz Media released the season in two separate DVD boxes during 2011 on June 21 and September 6. The first box, however, also contains episodes from the previous season.

The episodes use three pieces of theme music: one opening theme and two closing themes. The opening theme is "After Dark" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation. The first closing theme is Kousuke Atari's "Tane o Maku Hibi", which switches in episode 154 to "Kansha." by RSP. To promote the second Bleach featured film, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, the opening and closing credits for episode 152 to 154 use footage from the film, which was released on December 22, 2007.

Bleach - Season 7

Season 7

The seventh season of the Bleach anime series is named the Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry arc. In the English adaptation of the anime released by Viz Media, the title of the season is translated as the The Hueco Mundo. The episodes are directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. The twenty episodes featured in the season are based on Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series. The episodes' plot follows Ichigo Kurosaki's journey to Hueco Mundo to rescue Orihime Inoue, who was kidnapped by the arrancar under the command of former Soul Reaper captain Sōsuke Aizen. Although episodes focused on the character Ashido Kanō were not featured in the manga due to timing issues, Kubo still helped the anime staff to show them in the anime.

The season began airing on July 4, 2007 in Japan on TV Tokyo and ended on December 5, 2007. The English adaptation of the Bleach anime is licensed by Viz Media, and this arc began airing on July 11, 2009 and ended on September 26, 2009 on Adult Swim. Five DVD compilations, each containing four episodes of the season, were released by Aniplex between December 19, 2007 and April 23, 2008 in Japan. While Viz Media released a single DVD volume on September 21, 2010 featuring the season's first episodes, the entire season has only been released within others DVDs. Episodes 132 and 133 were also released in Viz's seventh English DVD box on December 21, 2010. Episodes 134-145 were released on March 22, 2011 as Viz's eighth compilation while the remaining ones were released on June 21, 2011. Manga Entertainment released the first volume from the season on September 26, 2011, while the second one is due to October 17, 2011. A collection of the two volumes is slated for a release on December 12, 2011.

Bleach - Season 5

Season 5

The fifth season of the Bleach anime series is named the Bount Assault on Soul Society arc. In the English adaptation of the anime released by Viz Media, the title of the season is translated as the The Assault. The episodes are directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. Unlike previous seasons in the series, this season and season four are fillers which are not direct adaptation of the Bleach manga by Tite Kubo. Instead, the episodes' plot focuses on the invasion of Soul Society, the home of the Soul Reapers, by the Bount, a race of humans that consume human souls to extend their lives.

The arc initially ran from August 8, 2006 to January 4, 2007 in Japan on TV Tokyo. It lasted eighteen episodes. The English adaptation of the season began airing on December 13, 2008 on Adult Swim and ended on April 11, 2009. Four DVD compilations of the season were released by Aniplex between January 24, 2007 and April 25, 2007 in Japan. The first two DVD compilations contain four episodes of the season, and the last two contain five episodes. Viz Media released this season in four DVD volumes from December 15, 2009 to March 23, 2010. A DVD box set of the season was released on June 8, 2010. Manga Entertainment released the season in two DVDs for the United Kingdom on August 30, 2010 and November 1, 2010, while a box set was released on December 20, 2010.

Bleach - Season 4

Season 4

The fourth season of the Bleach anime series is named The Bount arc. The episodes are directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. This season, along with season five are fillers which are not direct adaptation of the Bleach manga by Tite Kubo; the plot focuses on the introduction of the Bount, a race of humans that consume human souls to extend their lives, and their conflicts with Ichigo Kurosaki and his allies. This season lasted twenty-eight episodes.

The season initially ran from January 17, 2006 to August 1, 2006 in Japan on TV Tokyo. The English adaptation of the season began airing on May 18, 2008 on the Adult Swim programming block, and the last episode of the season aired on December 6, 2008. Seven DVD compilations, each containing four episodes of the season, were released by Aniplex between May 24, 2006 to December 20, 2006. Viz Media released the season on seventeen DVDs from May 12, 2009 to November 17, 2009. Each of them contain four episodes in both English and Japanese languages. Two DVD box sets collecting the entire season were released on November 3, 2009 and February 16, 2010. Manga Entertainment released the season in three DVDs for the United Kingdom from October 26, 2009 to June 7, 2010, while a box set was released on August 9, 2010.

Bleach - Season 3

Season 3

The Soul Society: The Rescue arc is the third season of the Bleach anime series. In the English adaptation of the anime released by Viz Media, the title of the season is translated as The Rescue. The episodes are directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. The episodes are based on Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series over twenty-two episodes. The episodes' plot centers on Ichigo Kurosaki's and his friends' efforts to save Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki from execution by her superiors in Soul Society.

The season initially ran from July 26, 2005, to January 10, 2006, in Japan on TV Tokyo. The English adaptation of the season began airing on July 21, 2007, on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. On October 14, 2007, the Bleach anime went on a hiatus; episodes resumed airing on March 2, 2008, and finished airing on May 11, 2008.

The episodes use four pieces of theme music: two opening themes and two ending themes. The opening theme for the first ten episodes is "D-TecnoLife" by Uverworld; the other episodes of the season use "Ichirin no Hana" by High and Mighty Color. The two ending themes are "HappyPeople" by Skoop on Somebody, used from episode 42 to 52, and Yui's "Life", which was used for the remainder of the episodes.

Bleach - Season 2

Season 2

The Soul Society: The Sneak Entry arc is the second season of the Bleach anime series, containing 21 episodes. The episodes are directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. In the English release by Viz Media, the title is translated as The Entry. The episodes are based on Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series. The episodes' plot centers around Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends' journey to Soul Society in order to save Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki from her impending execution.

The arc initially ran from March to July 2005 in Japan on TV Tokyo. The first English airing of the series lasted from February to July 2007. It was shown on both YTV's Bionix and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming blocks.

The episodes use five pieces of theme music: two opening themes and three ending themes. The opening theme for the first five episodes is Orange Range's single "Asterisk"; the rest use "D-tecnoLife" by Uverworld. The initial ending theme is "Thank You!!" by Home Made Kazoku, switching at episode 26 to Younha's "Houkiboshi" and again at episode 39 to "HappyPeople" by Skoop on Somebody.

Bleach - Season 1

Season 1

The Agent of the Shinigami arc is the first season of the Bleach anime series. The episodes are directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot. In the English release by Viz Media, its title is translated as The Substitute. The episodes are based on Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series, spanning twenty episodes. The episodes' plot covers the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki after becoming a Soul Reaper and assuming the duties of Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki.

The arc initially ran from October 2004 until February 2005 in Japan on TV Tokyo. The first English airing of the series was from September 2006 until January 2007. It was shown on both YTV's Bionix and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming blocks, with Bionix airing the show one day sooner. The arc started airing in the UK starting in September 2007 on AnimeCentral.

The episodes use three pieces of theme music: one opening theme and two ending themes. The opening theme is Orange Range's single "Asterisk". The ending theme for the first thirteen episodes is "Life is Like a Boat" by Rie Fu, while the remaining seven used "Thank You!!" by Home Made Kazoku.

The arc was released on five DVD compilations, each containing four episodes of the show. They were released in Japan from February 2, 2005 to June 1, 2005. Viz Media's release of the DVDs was made from November 5, 2007 to July 31, 2007. The first of these compilations, with art featuring the series main character Ichigo Kurosaki, was nominated at the American Anime Awards in 2007 for best DVD package design. A DVD collection box, containing all twenty episodes of the arc, was released by Viz Media on October 30, 2007. Manga Entertainment released two DVDs containing the first season in the United Kingdom on November 5, 2007 and March 3, 2008. A compilation of these two volumes was released on May 5, 2008.