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Manga 'Bleach' To Enter the Final Part of the Story

by dtshyk
Feb 1, 2012 5:45 AM | 190 Comments
According to Weekly Shonen Jump volume 10, Bleach will enter its final part starting the next issue. It's unknown how long the final part will last. There have been four major sections in Bleach's story: Substitute Soul Reaper, Soul Society, Arrancar, and Lost Agent.

Source: Scan of WSJ

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Why do I feel like I'm the only one really sad about this? I'm seriously crying right now!

Mar 6, 2012 1:51 PM by Whoo

DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Ekvi said:
DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Ekvi said:
About time I guess. Can't drop this now then, have gotten this far, might aswell stick to it xD
you realize your gonna be sticking with it for a good 6-10 years at the least right?


Yeah, I know xD

It's more like a bad habit by now, haha :P
try getting on another bad habit then, like try kekkaishi, its long, it actually has a plot, it actually has effort, and is pretty much the opposite of bleach quality wise


I'll get to that one at some point, it does look pretty good. I'll probably still stick with Bleach though :D

Feb 10, 2012 1:38 PM by Ekvi

Ekvi said:
DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Ekvi said:
About time I guess. Can't drop this now then, have gotten this far, might aswell stick to it xD
you realize your gonna be sticking with it for a good 6-10 years at the least right?


Yeah, I know xD

It's more like a bad habit by now, haha :P
try getting on another bad habit then, like try kekkaishi, its long, it actually has a plot, it actually has effort, and is pretty much the opposite of bleach quality wise

Feb 10, 2012 1:25 PM by JizzyHitler

DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Ekvi said:
About time I guess. Can't drop this now then, have gotten this far, might aswell stick to it xD
you realize your gonna be sticking with it for a good 6-10 years at the least right?


Yeah, I know xD

It's more like a bad habit by now, haha :P

Feb 10, 2012 1:21 PM by Ekvi

Ekvi said:
About time I guess. Can't drop this now then, have gotten this far, might aswell stick to it xD
you realize your gonna be sticking with it for a good 6-10 years at the least right?

Feb 10, 2012 1:17 PM by JizzyHitler

About time I guess. Can't drop this now then, have gotten this far, might aswell stick to it xD

Feb 10, 2012 1:12 PM by Ekvi

The TV anime, filler notwithstanding, has been entertaining enough. I don't read the manga, but I'm glad to hear that he's at least planning to conclude it. I was hoping it would conclude at the end of the Arrancar arc, since it pretty much wrapped anything up, but I'm enjoying the new storyline.

Feb 9, 2012 9:59 PM by wartjr2373

MasterKingJC said:
Lioness said:
AdolChristin said:
I never understood the hate this manga gets. If you don't like it, just don't read it. It's really simple. You won't get anything if it ends, but those who like it lose something. So basically you want people who like it to be sad because it ends?

Anyway, I think it's the right time to end the story. This arc will be probably be going for at least 5 years, in which Kubo can answer every question and close the story as he intended.


And I thought I was the only one who thought everyone was being hateful yet reading it... <.<


There are a lot of people who hate Bleach AND have stopped reading it.
I don't hate Bleach, but I do strongly dislike it, and that's why I stopped reading it a long time ago.

some ppl wanna finish what they started, why doesnt anyone seem to understand that?

Feb 9, 2012 3:18 PM by supermegasonic

Lioness said:
AdolChristin said:
I never understood the hate this manga gets. If you don't like it, just don't read it. It's really simple. You won't get anything if it ends, but those who like it lose something. So basically you want people who like it to be sad because it ends?

Anyway, I think it's the right time to end the story. This arc will be probably be going for at least 5 years, in which Kubo can answer every question and close the story as he intended.


And I thought I was the only one who thought everyone was being hateful yet reading it... <.<


There are a lot of people who hate Bleach AND have stopped reading it.
I don't hate Bleach, but I do strongly dislike it, and that's why I stopped reading it a long time ago.

Feb 9, 2012 2:40 PM by MasterKingJC

AdolChristin said:
I never understood the hate this manga gets. If you don't like it, just don't read it. It's really simple. You won't get anything if it ends, but those who like it lose something. So basically you want people who like it to be sad because it ends?

Anyway, I think it's the right time to end the story. This arc will be probably be going for at least 5 years, in which Kubo can answer every question and close the story as he intended.


And I thought I was the only one who thought everyone was being hateful yet reading it... <.<

Feb 9, 2012 12:39 PM by Lioness

Really?

Feb 8, 2012 11:25 PM by tsubasalover

Fai said:


MasterKingJC said:
malar said:
So many ppl complaining about the series based on reasons like character development and so forth, it's a freakin' shonen battle manga>>> the main character is suposed to be beaten, nerdrage, train then beat the bad guy with his new found awsomness.

If that's the only thing you expect from a shonen battle manga, then you need to expand your horizons.

Thats the only thing you CAN expect from shounen manga.

Main character will always be strongest, will always be beaten to train w ill always have traits that make him identifiable with a normal japanese person and will always mostly ignore romance plots.

The main themes are also always the same. Just depends on how well author manages to intermingle them into plot.

Wrong-o. While some of those traits are common, not EVERY shonen manga has them.
Like I said before, expand your horizons.

Feb 8, 2012 11:15 AM by MasterKingJC

welp at least it will leave a Big BOOM when it's done

Feb 8, 2012 9:53 AM by misaseh098

EraZ3712 said:
What I still wait to see:

1. Growth of the Captains.
2. Who IS Ichigo's dad?
3. Urahara, Ukitake, and Shinsui's Bankai.
4. THE SOUL KING.


Considering what we already know about this arc, It should have all of that and more, like

Feb 8, 2012 5:13 AM by Ahenshihael

What I still wait to see:

1. Growth of the Captains.
2. Who IS Ichigo's dad?
3. Urahara, Ukitake, and Shinsui's Bankai.
4. THE SOUL KING.

Feb 8, 2012 4:11 AM by ShinsuYavi

MasterKingJC said:
malar said:
So many ppl complaining about the series based on reasons like character development and so forth, it's a freakin' shonen battle manga>>> the main character is suposed to be beaten, nerdrage, train then beat the bad guy with his new found awsomness.

If that's the only thing you expect from a shonen battle manga, then you need to expand your horizons.

Thats the only thing you CAN expect from shounen manga.

Main character will always be strongest, will always be beaten to train w ill always have traits that make him identifiable with a normal japanese person and will always mostly ignore romance plots.

The main themes are also always the same. Just depends on how well author manages to intermingle them into plot.


There's plenty of shounen romance, shounen sports and shounen slice-of-life. Shounen is only described as a target demographic, so there's a variety in terms of genres and plot, but not all shounen features the same genre or same plot, there's completely different each other. Also, there's plenty of shounen series featuring female protagonist (Claymore and Medaka Box are examples).

Most of shounen romance are harem plots featuring either a poor guy surrounded by lot of girls or a plot featuring the same poor guy but he wants trying to date the cold and abrasive girl in a vanilla (one boy/one girl romance pairing) relationship and sometimes love triangle between one boy and two girls with different personnalities each other.

Also, like I said, there's many shounen action series like Rurouni Kenshin or Inu Yasha when the male protagonist stays as a extremely (physically and/or mentally) strong fighter in the entire series (from the beginning to the end) and he isn't anything but special.

Feb 8, 2012 2:50 AM by MisaoFan

masaba said:
AdolChristin said:
I never understood the hate this manga gets. If you don't like it, just don't read it. It's really simple.
.
That's what I did. How's it going right now? I stopped when Ichigo got a new job.


The mileage may vary.

Some people(Including me) think that the previous arc is one of the best this manga had, purely because of how much character development Ichigo and everyone got, others call it the "worst this manga ever had" .

MasterKingJC said:
malar said:
So many ppl complaining about the series based on reasons like character development and so forth, it's a freakin' shonen battle manga>>> the main character is suposed to be beaten, nerdrage, train then beat the bad guy with his new found awsomness.

If that's the only thing you expect from a shonen battle manga, then you need to expand your horizons.

Thats the only thing you CAN expect from shounen manga.

Main character will always be strongest, will always be beaten to train w ill always have traits that make him identifiable with a normal japanese person and will always mostly ignore romance plots.

The main themes are also always the same. Just depends on how well author manages to intermingle them into plot.

communiist said:
Theres still alot of questions to be answered so i hope thats what this arc is about



It is.

HUGE spoilers for the upcoming arc, read at your own risk:


Full set of known info

Feb 8, 2012 1:58 AM by Ahenshihael

sad to see it end....this final arc better be about Ichigo being a "pure-blood" and his dads identity.

Feb 8, 2012 12:36 AM by animefan2929

MasterKingJC said:
malar said:
So many ppl complaining about the series based on reasons like character development and so forth, it's a freakin' shonen battle manga>>> the main character is suposed to be beaten, nerdrage, train then beat the bad guy with his new found awsomness.

If that's the only thing you expect from a shonen battle manga, then you need to expand your horizons.


There's so many shounen battle manga like Rurouni Kenshin or Inu Yasha when the male protagonist is supposed to be extremely (physically and/or mentally (often)) strong since the beginning.

Feb 7, 2012 7:59 AM by MisaoFan

malar said:
So many ppl complaining about the series based on reasons like character development and so forth, it's a freakin' shonen battle manga>>> the main character is suposed to be beaten, nerdrage, train then beat the bad guy with his new found awsomness.

If that's the only thing you expect from a shonen battle manga, then you need to expand your horizons.

Feb 7, 2012 7:43 AM by MasterKingJC

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