Bleach’s Final Arc
So, Anime News Network is reporting that with next week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump the announcement will be made that Bleach will begin its final arc. So, how do I feel about this news?
Kind of torn, really. While Bleach is an enjoyable manga, its best days are clearly in its earlier volumes. Indeed, the series has seen a steady decline in sales over the past year. While I don’t know which series, Bleach or Hunter x Hunter, forms the third side of the “golden triangle,” I do know that Bleach certainly isn’t it any longer.
Bleach has been going on for over a decade now and maybe it is the best time to end it. That said, some reports indicate that this final arc will be a long one. And given how long some of the arcs have been, I would not be surprised if the finale to lasts a few years.
So, in the end, while Bleach is ending, how soon that will be is anyone’s guess. Hell, Naruto may still end before Bleach does.