CR will most likely not be continuing bleach after episode 366 DUNDUNDUUUN.
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It seems like episode 366 is the last episode of bleach that will air on TV tokyo, it seems any subsequent and later episodes will be only on TV osaka. Viz gets the episodes from TV tokyo subs it then gives it to CR, there is a good chance we will have no legal alternative to watch the new episodes of Bleach. Hopefully Viz can strike a deal with TV osaka, I seriously doubt it though.
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Posted 2/29/12

VongolaXEspada wrote:

It seems like episode 366 is the last episode of bleach that will air on TV tokyo, it seems any subsequent and later episodes will be only on TV osaka. Viz gets the episodes from TV tokyo subs it then gives it to CR, there is a good chance we will have no legal alternative to watch the new episodes of Bleach. Hopefully Viz can strike a deal with TV osaka, I seriously doubt it though.

That episode 367 on TV Osaka is most likely an error. If you are looking at this website, you'll note it normally airs on 3 stations, and yet 367 is listed for only one, and there is no listing for 368 or later.

Perhaps more importantly, according to a post by bayoab on the ANN forums on February 25, that site is a Wiki, and therefore not an official source of information.

TV Tokyo is part of the production committee for Bleach, and I sincerely doubt that TV Osaka is up to shouldering that burden all alone, even assuming TV Tokyo would let them.

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i dont get it. is the bleach anime permanently going to end?? all im hearing in uncertainty...
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I've been using that site for awhile, and it constantly lists minor stations as having more episodes than they should. It's a very frequent occurrence and means absolutely nothing. TV Tokyo owns TV Osaka anyway (at least according to Wikipedia), so there's no way it would run on TV Osaka alone.


TheAncientOne wrote:

Perhaps more importantly, according to a post by bayoab on the ANN forums on February 25, that site is a Wiki, and therefore not an official source of information.


Judging by the frequency of these errors (with both short and long series) it may actually be that the station actually had the episode listed, rather than it being a user error. I have no idea where the original sources come from, but it wouldn't be surprising if a secondary station listed an extra episode by mistake.
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i dont get it. is the bleach anime permanently going to end?? all im hearing in uncertainty...

The facts:

1. The time slot for Bleach is being occupied by another program. By itself this means little, as Bleach has changed time slots before. This was also known 3 weeks prior to what happened next, and there was little discussion about Bleach ending until the second item occurred.

2. Bleach was listed in a magazine with and "ending mark". This was really what touched off the articles about Bleach ending.

3. To date, there has been no denial from TV Tokyo that Bleach is ending. This wasn't the case last year when one of the performers of the new ED at the time made a statement about it being the last one. That said, they also have not come out and confirmed that Bleach is ending.

Unless TV Tokyo or Studio Pierrot step forward, certainty will not be obtained about 5 weeks from now, when Bleach either continues airing or doesn't. If you were placing a bet, however, indications are that the safe money would be on Bleach ending.

Keep in mind that when it comes time for CR to start announcing Spring 2012 simulcasts, the first information they post will likely be the list of series that are continuing. If Bleach isn't on it, I would call that certainty.
Posted 3/1/12

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The facts:

1. The time slot for Bleach is being occupied by another program. By itself this means little, as Bleach has changed time slots before. This was also known 3 weeks prior to what happened next, and there was little discussion about Bleach ending until the second item occurred.

2. Bleach was listed in a magazine with and "ending mark". This was really what touched off the articles about Bleach ending.

3. To date, there has been no denial from TV Tokyo that Bleach is ending. This wasn't the case last year when one of the performers of the new ED at the time made a statement about it being the last one. That said, they also have not come out and confirmed that Bleach is ending.

Unless TV Tokyo or Studio Pierrot step forward, certainty will not be obtained about 5 weeks from now, when Bleach either continues airing or doesn't. If you were placing a bet, however, indications are that the safe money would be on Bleach ending.

Keep in mind that when it comes time for CR to start announcing Spring 2012 simulcasts, the first information they post will likely be the list of series that are continuing. If Bleach isn't on it, I would call that certainty.

ooohh, that makes alot of sense! thankyou for being kind enough as to reply to me and make it easier to understand, hehe!


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There is always the possibility that they might be putting it on hiatus, as seasons, and ending the fillers. if that's the case there could be another season in like a year. There is a long new arc in the manga, but the series is almost caught up with the manga. I can't imagine the fillers acheive the same ratings as the story arcs. Many people stop watching during filler arcs, especially since we've endured 2 or 3 endless and pointless filler arcs already. Most animes don't get continued even if popular, like where's the third season of vampire knight for example, but some do. Sekaiichi hatsuouki is supposed to be getting a third season, though the manga's not so far ahead. Sekaiichi hatsuouki seems to have some type of termination built into its storyline in the "countdown" bit at the end of each chapter. Even, you can look at what happened with Inuyasha, where they stopped it in the middle, then concluded it years later. Maybe they just wanted a guarantee it was gonna end someday
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Even, you can look at what happened with Inuyasha, where they stopped it in the middle, then concluded it years later.

The problem with looking at Inuyasha is that the popularity of the conclusion, despite being filler-free, was apparently a shadow of that of the original series. I suspect if Bleach were to play the "wait until the manga ends" game, it would fall into the same trap.

I would say if this is just a hiatus, it would need to return in about a year (like Gintama did), which might also mean catching up to the manga again before it finished unless the series took yet another break. (Reportedly, the final arc of the manga is going to be the longest one yet).

Frankly, if it worked, it might not be a bad pattern. They might find shonen fans actually prefer waiting for filler free content, especially if they had another continuing shonen series they could swap with on a regular basis as each went on hiatus.

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sabadavi wrote:
Even, you can look at what happened with Inuyasha, where they stopped it in the middle, then concluded it years later.

The problem with looking at Inuyasha is that the popularity of the conclusion, despite being filler-free, was apparently a shadow of that of the original series. I suspect if Bleach were to play the "wait until the manga ends" game, it would fall into the same trap.

I would say if this is just a hiatus, it would need to return in about a year (like Gintama did), which might also mean catching up to the manga again before it finished unless the series took yet another break. (Reportedly, the final arc of the manga is going to be the longest one yet).

Frankly, if it worked, it might not be a bad pattern. They might find shonen fans actually prefer waiting for filler free content, especially if they had another continuing shonen series they could swap with on a regular basis as each went on hiatus.



Yeah good point. I certainly lost interest in Inuyasha, and didn't watch that second half. And, it had something to do with the fact that they take something off the air, and you sadly accept it and move on to other things. Something like Sekaiichi Hatsuouki, the next season usually gets announced while it's still on or not long after, and so fans keep it in their consciousness as a "living" series between seasons.

I think you're right, a year is about the limit. Shounen / Seinen fans are not the same as BL fans who are devoted to a series fangirlishly and are used to having less series to choose from. But If they decide to take the Gintama route with this one like you said it could work well.


I love Bleach, and if they take it off, I'll have to give it a re-watching. It does seem to have enough value not to scrap entirely, but that never stopped them before
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TheAncientOne wrote: Frankly, if it worked, it might not be a bad pattern. They might find shonen fans actually prefer waiting for filler free content, especially if they had another continuing shonen series they could swap with on a regular basis as each went on hiatus.

I think that would be quite workable ~ one series in Spring/Summer, the other in Fall/Winter, no filler for either.

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