Bleach is an action-oriented anime in Shonen that debuted in 2004. It is inspired by the manga with an identical name. 

It tells the tale of a high schooler, Ichigo Kurosaki. He is forced to be a substitute soul reaper after Rukia Kuchiki, who is the soul reaper herself, grants the boy special powers.

In the beginning, Ichigo is reluctant to take on this burden. But as Ichigo faces ever more adversaries, his friends uncover hidden abilities that they have created. 

They are enticed into the world of mystical soul reapers, hollows, and other supernatural phenomena.

Bleach is an entire run of 366 episodes. There are also a variety of films, OVAs, and spin-offs. It’s going to take lots of time. It will be a great journey throughout.

This is a quick and complete guide to watching Bleach, which includes movies, OVAs, and spin-offs.

When Should You Watch Bleach Movies and Anime Series?

Easy Watch Order Guide to watch the Bleach anime series in order, including episodes, movies, OVAs, and fillers + timeline.

Bleach Release Order

TV Series

  1. Bleach (2004-2012)
  2. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc (upcoming)

Movies

  1. Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody (2006)
  2. Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion (2007)
  3. Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black (2008)
  4. Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse (2010)

Bleach OVAs

  1. Bleach Jump Festa Anime Tour (2008)

Spin-Offs

  1. Burn the Witch (2020)

Specials

  1. Bleach: Memories in the Rain (2004)
  2. Bleach: 13 Court Guard Squads Omake (2005)
  3. 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
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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

How Much Time Will It Take to Watch?

It will take you almost 6.5 days to watch all the instalments of Bleach.

This includes all the TV series, movies, OVAs, and specials.

Here’s a quick list of each instalment and their run time in order of their release:

  • Bleach – 6 days
  • Bleach: Memories in the Rain – 29 minutes
  • Bleach: 13 Court Guard Squads Omake – 3 minutes
  • Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy – 33 minutes
  • Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody – 1 hour 33 minutes
  • Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion – 1 hour 32 minutes
  • Bleach Jump Festa Anime Tour 2008 – 12 minutes
  • Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black – 1 hour 34 minutes
  • Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse – 1 hour 34 minutes
  • Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc – TBA

Conclusion

We suggest you watch Bleach in chronological order. It indeed includes several filler episodes throughout the runtime which you may want to skip. 

In particular, the Bount episode runs from episodes 64-91. The arc is notorious among long-term viewers due to its being irrelevant to the main plot. In addition, it is only an anime.

Go with it, whatever you want.

Bleach is a lengthy film that can take more than a week to complete when you are consuming it. 

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If you’re not ready to commit to that level of commitment just yet, we have an assortment of short-form anime that you can binge-watch during the weekend.