Top 20 Reasons to Watch Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen or Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War
Bleach made a massive comeback on the MAL top-ranking list with Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen or Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. The decade-long anticipation and wait for the final manga arc ended with the winter 2022 release. TYBW in Bleach has picked new cards and tripping tales from the manga. So, here are the Top 20 Reasons to Watch Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen or Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War episodes available on Disney Plus.
The new season of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War aired from October 2022 to December 2022.
Bleach is back after a long wait
After disappointing fans with a wait of almost a decade Bleach released its 17th season recently. Bleach is among the overtime favorite shinigami action. The fans of this one only need seasons and not reasons so, we count this a first.
The story has begun with new challenges
This new season of Bleach anime focuses on the old characters but with the inclusion of newer arcs from the manga. The compelling urge within the fans to watch yet another season of Bleach is due to the plot twists the manga canon came up with during the exile decade. The story will have some unattainable challenges for the soul reapers that result in pure entertainment for fans.
Exhibits the final arc of 1 of the “Big 3”
Bleach franchise had made its place in the Big 3 anime alongside, One Piece and Naruto. The latest season of Bleach embarks on a journey towards the conclusion of its final arc titled as Thousand-Year Blood War. Lots of people who had been previously following the franchise up close count it as the end of an era. It is the conclusion of a long-time-running story that builds up a lot of hope for emotion and entertainment.
To find answers to some unanswered questions
The last season of Bleach had left several unanswered questions behind the trail. Some very shocking happenings in the life of Ichigo (trying to spill no beans) left the fans in shock and wondering about what will happen next. There were unanswered questions about whether the conclusive arc will ever be released in anime to provide a befitting climax to the great tale.
Quincies are the explored/ well-introduced part of the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War narrative. Along with challenging situations for the creators, this exploration of Quincy creatures brings upon challenges for the mighty shinigami too.
Is the Soul Society at stake?
Among all the conflicts of the Thousand-Year Blood War in Bleach is an unfathomable question as to whether the Soul Society is nearing an end. The new opponents introduced in Bleach season 17 have put the reputation and existence of Soul Society all at stake. We cannot reveal much but there is some danger hovering over the mighty society.
Tite Kubo’s magnum opus is not done yet
While the manga was consistent in its publishing the decade-long absence of the anime broke the heart of anime fans. Because the Thousand-Year Blood War arc holds within it the much-awaited climax to the Bleach franchise and probably the longest one; it takes the art of world-building to another level.
Improved quality of anime
Bleach was primarily discontinued in the year 2012 due to the falling graph of animation. The consistent criticism of hefty filler arcs in Bleach led to its fall. Thousand-Year Blood War has a promising action tale to tell with loads of improved animation tech. The shortcomings that were criticized in the previous seasons have been almost made up to.
Altered Adaptation Style
With director Tomohisa Taguchi added to the team behind Bleach’s creation, there is an altogether new energy in the show. Tite Kubo’s guidance matched with Taguchi’s directorial experienced has helped the series to level up. There are more single reaction frames that elevate the level of drama.
Bleach TYBW anime is more intense
Whereas the manga arc had some comic interruptions between intense action. The anime Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War episodes sought to shed off the comic interludes and slapstick humor to make things intense. The anime creators have resorted to giving in complete dedication to recreating the TYBW canon arc.
Disclaimer: From here on there are going to be spoilers and discussed revelations.
It begins with the mystery of vanishing hollows
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War regains its lost charm with building tension in the very premiere episodes. The uncalculated mysterious start to Bleach season 17 with the disappearance of hollows promises some great depth ahead.
War in the making
As the title Thousand-Year Blood War suggests, this season is about the war in the making. The Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War episodes are high on action and bloodshed. The arc has some long-suppressed battles that stand in Soul Society’s way to survival.
Unravels Bankai mode
TYBW is hyped owing to the new upgrades of character. Almost every shinigami character in Bleach goes Bankai. All the enemies and allies go through a transformation phase and unravel never thought before powers. The audiences surely will witness their favorite characters changing in this season.
Style upgrade for characters
A major change has been made within the character designs. All the characters seem to be more detailed in quality and expression. Most of them look like they have grown in persona and style within a decade of waiting. The characters also push boundaries to save the day.
Secrets from the past
Ichigo and the viewers are going to learn about the dark past of Shinigami versus Quincy’s enmity. The protagonist learns something unbelievable about his bloodline and origin. This secret of the past can make or break things in terms of spirit for the substitute shinigami.
Ichigo deals without powers
As was already shown that Ichigo Kurosaki loses his powers. The Thousand-Year Blood War arc in Bleach depicts how Ichigo begins again to gain strength in the wake of war. The closing line, Bring down the blade with the strength to shatter fate in the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War- Official trailers warns the viewers about the upcoming twists.
Revival of the Soul King
Suddenly, Bleach’s focus shifts to bringing the focus back on the soul king. Thousand-Year Blood War conflict leads to several sacrifices and the one that goes behind the mysterious soul king is going to be a complete shocker for fans who haven’t read the Bleach manga final arc yet.
Crisp Action and Shiro Sagisu’s score
The action choreography in this season is on point and makes up for the loss in the past. With the raging war between Quincy and Shinigami, there is a lot of scope for banging action. Also, Tomohisa Taguchi’s inputs in the series have elevated the overall extremity of the arc. Not to forget the magic of Shiro Sagisu’s score that was heartily missed. Sagisu has come back with great theme music specifically the Wandenreich War Declaration Theme from Bleach TYBW episode 1.
Gear up for threatening villains
Just like the shinigami from soul society including Ichigo, even the antagonists are geared up with strengths. Not spoiling much of the fun the villains are going to be even better. There are going to be more powerful dark characters like Yhwach. The Quincies are going to be invincible in front of the Bankai shinigami.
General Yamamoto is Lost
This is one of the primary shockers for the fans but a big one too. Captain General Yamamoto is lost among the flames around. The dire consequence of Quincy’s invasion surfaces with this shocking development. Also, the absence of a leader takes the war-surrounding captains to put themselves through harder training in order to save themselves and the Soul Society.