Bleach is considered one of the Top 3 Shonen Anime, and rightfully so. From the diverse range of characters to incredible action scenes and plot, they make the 17 seasons of Bleach worth a watch. Then again, who hasn’t shouted ‘Ban…KAI!’ while watching the series?
Bleach has received 17 seasons, with the last one, ‘Thousand-Year Blood War,’ currently ongoing. So far, it has 379 episodes and counting, not to mention four movies and some other specials and OVAs.
Bleach might be a daunting anime to start due to its episode count, but believe me, it has the easiest watch order owing to the fewer side-stories.
Here, you will find the best watch order that you need, along with info on how every other installment fits in the sequence. So dive right into this world of dashing soul reapers.
1. Chronological Order
Watch all the episodes, movies, and OVAs of Bleach according to the correct timeline, with the help of this order:
- 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
- Hueco Mundo Arc
- Bleach (Episodes 110-137)
- Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion
- Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black
- Bleach (Episodes 138-214)
- Fake Karakura Town Arc
- Bleach (Episodes 215-299)
- Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse
- Bleach (Episodes 300-342)
- Substitute Soul Reaper Arc
- Bleach (Episodes 343-366)
- Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc
- Bleach (Episode 367-Continuing)
2. Release Order
This is the easiest order to follow as you can watch all the anime episodes first and then move on to the other installments.
I. TV Series
- Bleach (16 seasons: 2004-2012)
- Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc (season 17)
- Cour 1 (2022)
- Cour 2 (upcoming)
- Cour 3 (upcoming)
- Cour 4 (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)
III. Live-action Adaptation
- Bleach (2018)
- Bleach Jump Festa Anime Tour 2008 (2008)
- Bleach: Memories in the Rain (2004)
- Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy (2006)
- Bleach: 13 Court Guard Squads Omake (2005)
- Burn the Witch (2020)
3. Where to watch Bleach with English subtitles and dub?
Disney Plus is streaming the entire Bleach franchise, s it’s the best choice to watch the anime. However, some other streaming websites also offer some seasons. You can find a more detailed list here:
|Season No.||Where to Stream with Eng subs?||Where to stream with Eng dub?|
|Season 1||Funimation, Hulu, VRV, Amazon Video, Vudu, Disney Plus||Hulu|
|Season 2||Hulu, VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||Hulu|
|Season 3||Hulu, VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||Hulu|
|Season 4||Hulu, VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||Hulu|
|Season 5||Hulu, VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||Hulu|
|Season 6||Hulu, VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||Hulu|
|Season 7||Hulu, VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||Hulu|
|Season 8||VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||--|
|Season 9||VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||--|
|Season 10||VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||--|
|Season 11||VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||--|
|Season 12||VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||--|
|Season 13||VRV, Vudu, Amazon Video, Disney Plus||--|
|Season 14||VRV, Disney Plus||--|
|Season 15||VRV, Disney Plus||--|
|Season 16||Amazon Video, Disney Plus||--|
|Season 17 (Thousand Year Blood War)||Hulu, Disney Plus, Amazon Video||Hulu|
4. Can you download and watch Bleach online?
Several websites offer download options according to their packages. You will find the complete list of where to download Bleach episodes in the list below.
|Website||Subscription Packages||Offline Viewing|
|Funimation||Premium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per year||No|
|Premium Plus: $7.99 a month / $79.99 per year||Yes|
|Premium Plus Ultra: $99.99 per year||Yes|
|Hulu||Ad-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)||Yes|
|No Ads: $14.99/month||Yes|
|Disney Plus||Disney+ Basic $7.99/month||Yes|
|Disney+ Premium $10.99/month or $109.99/year||Yes|
|Vudu||Only Owned or Rented Movies/ Series||Yes|
A lot of anime are geo-blocked for several countries. If the anime isn’t available on any streaming website in your area, then you can use a VPN to bypass the geo-block.
There are many paid VPN services available, but you also have free options at hand. You can also use free browser extensions VPNs that you will find in the extension store.
If you are accessing streaming websites from your phone, you will find several VPNs from the app store. The important thing is that Bleach is present o Disney Plus, Funimation, Hulu, and many other streaming websites’ catalogs, so set your VPN to a suitable location to access the anime from anywhere.
6. How much time will it take to complete Bleach?
|All Bleach Seasons||6 Days|
|Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc (Cour 1)||5hrs 12 mins|
|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|
|Movie: Bleach (Live-action adaptation)||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Burn The Witch (Spin-off Movie)||1 hour 3 minutes|
It will take you almost 159 hours and 33 minutes, which would mean about 7 days, to watch all the installments in Bleach. This includes all the TV series, movies, OVAs, and specials.
7. Frequently Asked Questions
I. Which episodes of Bleach can be skipped? Filler list
An estimated 44% of Bleach episodes are filler, which is a high percentage. This list includes partial canon, fillers, and anime-exclusive canon. You can find the whole list of 163 skippable episodes via the link below.
II. Can the Bleach movies be skipped?
None of the movies is canon to the anime. However, they are a nice addition to the franchise and might be entertaining for you to watch. You can follow the chronological order to watch the movies.
You can watch Bleach according to chronological order. If you want to purely focus on the anime first then go for all the seasons before starting the extra installments.
Bleach movies and spin-off movie are non-canon. However, most of them have a great storyline, so only skip the films if you’re short on time. The live-action movie retells the story, so feel free to skip that.
Bleach anime has many fillers that you can easily skip. There could be some continuity errors, but that will not hinder the flow of the main storyline.
9. About Bleach
Bleach is a Japanese anime television series based on Tite Kubo’s manga of the same name. The anime series adapts Kubo’s manga but also introduces some new, original, self-contained story arcs.
It is based in Karakura Town on a 15-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki who becomes a substitute Soul Reaper when Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper, puts Soul Reaper powers in Ichigo. They barely manage to kill the hollow.
Although initially reluctant to accept the heavy responsibility, he begins eliminating some more hollows and also discovers that several of his friends and classmates are spiritually aware and have powers of their own.
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2 replies on “How To Watch Bleach? Easy Watch Order Guide”
hello, i’m curious what exactly is the “13 Court Guard Squads Omake”?
If u are still waiting for an answer, it is basically just all the captains and their lieutenants. Basically an indepth of all the 13 divisions.