It has taken time, but we can finally see ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ streaming from Spain. The original anime series has also reached Disney+so if we still have yet to see one of the star anime of the beginning of the century or we want to remember its best moments… Well, the truth is that now we have the perfect opportunity.

‘Bleach’ adapts Tite Kubo’s manga and follows ichigo kurasaki a seemingly normal teenager but who can see spirits. When a shinigami called Rukia Kuchiki she is injured while trying to protect him from a monster known as the Hollow and inadvertently transfers her powers to him. As Ichigo absorbs all of her abilities, she must take over as a reaper to defend the good souls of the Hollow and guide them to the Soul Society.

At the time it was considered one of the Big Three of anime along with ‘One Piece’ and ‘Naruto’, and in 2022 he returned with force with ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War‘, a new series that adapts its final arc. The original anime aired between 2004 and 2012, while the manga was still in publication. AND As usually happens with the series of this time, it was broadcast uninterruptedly and careful not to overreach the source material… so the anime very quickly entered the territory of the dreaded Filler.

Unfortunatelythe filling of ‘Bleach’ is around 40% of the series, as it happens with ‘Naruto Shippuden’, and of the 366 chapters of the original series, only 217 would be strictly canon. There are also some chapters that adapt the extras from the manga and others that mix filler content with canon, but We are only going to point out the episodes that are completely filler.

So if we want to lighten up our viewing a bit, here is our guide with which episodes of ‘Bleach’ we can skip without fear.

Season 4: The Bounts

Season 5: The Assault

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Season 6: Boot – Arrival

Season 7: Arrancar Part 2 – The furtive entrance to the Hueco Mundo

  • Chapters 132 to 137
  • Chapters 147 to 149

Season 9: The New Captain, Shūsuke Amagai

That time Tite Kubo had zero patience with the haters: "If you have the talent to make a better story than 'Bleach', become a mangaka"

Season 10: Arrancar Part 4 – Arrancar vs Shinigami

Season 12: Boot Part 5 – Battle at Karakura

Season 13: The Tale of the Unknown Zanpakutō

Chapter 239 includes Toshiro Hitsugaya’s past, so maybe this part is worth watching.

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Season 14: Arrancar Part 6 – The Fall of Espada

  • Chapter 287
  • Chapter 298
  • Chapters 303 to 305
  • Chapters 311 to 316

Season 15: Gotei’s Invading Army 13

Season 16: The Missing Agent

The original series of ‘Bleach’ concludes in episode 366 already from here we can easily jump to ‘Bleach: Thousand-Yearh Blood War’, which for now has 13 episodes and does not include filler. We have both series available in the Disney+ catalog.

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