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Where to Watch Bleach

How & Where to Watch Bleach: Anime TV Series in 2024

The popular anime series 'Bleach' made a comeback in 2022 with a brand-new sequel series, 'Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.' Whether you want to watch all 366 original episodes or the sequel, you can find out how and where to watch 'Bleach' in this guide.

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Written by Kit Copson (Writer, Briefing Editor)

Reviewed by Sandra Pattison (Writer, Editor)

Facts checked by Igor Kurtz (Fact-checking editor)

Last Updated: 2024-06-11T11:40:22+00:00

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Key Takeaways: Where to Watch Bleach
  1. Get a VPN subscription with a well-known and reputable provider. 
  2. Open the VPN’s app and connect to a server in Singapore, Malaysia or India.
  3. Log in to Netflix and start streaming ‘Bleach.’ English subtitles are available. 

What to Know About Bleach Anime:

  • The basics: The manga series ‘Bleach,’ created by Japanese artist Tite Kubo, was the inspiration for the TV series of the same name. 
  • Filler episodes: ‘Bleach’ is renowned for its large number of filler episodes. These episodes aren’t connected to the original storyline. We address how to watch ‘Bleach’ without fillers near the bottom of this guide. 
  • Fun fact: The soul reapers wear black in ‘Bleach,’ so according to many sources, Tite Kubo originally considered naming the series ‘Black.’ He decided to go the other way by referencing the color white instead, eventually settling on ‘Bleach’ for this reason and because of its abstractness.
Best VPN for Streaming Bleach

If you’re having issues tracking down the popular animation series in your location, don’t despair. Stay tuned to learn how and where to watch ‘Bleach’ and its recent sequel, ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ from anywhere. 

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It’s easy to get confused when looking for ‘Bleach’ online because so many streaming services broadcast the series, but these services are geoblocked. This means one of two things: Either the streaming service is restricted to viewers in a certain country, or it’s a major streaming platform (like Disney+) with a different library in each country, and not all libraries offer ‘Bleach.’  

This guide walks you through how to use a secure VPN service — like ExpressVPN — to unblock any streaming service you want, no matter where you are. 

  • 06/04/2024 Facts checked

    This new guide includes a step-by-step tutorial on how to watch ‘Bleach’ with a VPN and information on the best VPNs for streaming ‘Bleach.’ 

What Is Bleach? 

Produced by Studio Pierrot, ‘Bleach’ (2004-2012) centers around protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki, a ghost-seeing teenager who is saved from an evil spirit by soul reaper Rukia Kuchiki. During his rescue, he accidentally acquires all her powers. 

This transfer grants Ichigo the ability to act as a spirit guide between the real world and the afterlife (Soul Society), giving him the responsibility to protect the world from Hollows. Hollows are evil spirits from Hueco Mundo — a place between life and the afterlife similar to purgatory. There are 366 episodes of ‘Bleach’ (excluding ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’) distributed across 16 seasons. 

Where to Watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War?

‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ — the ongoing sequel series first released in 2022 — currently has 26 episodes split into two parts. The arc’s third cour is set to release in 2024, but no official release date has been confirmed yet. Rather than being part of a previous arc, ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ is an arc in its own right. 

You can watch ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ on Hulu in the U.S. and Japan; on Disney+ in various countries including the U.K., Canada, France and Australia; and on Hotstar in India. The series is also available on Netflix (with English subtitles) in Singapore, Malaysia and India, and on Netflix (without English subtitles) in Japan and South Korea. 

Where to Watch Bleach Movies?

In addition to the TV series, there are five ‘Bleach’ movies. According to Screenrant, only one of these movies — ‘Bleach: Memories of Nobody’ — is considered canon to the series because it introduces the character of Senna, who popped up in other ‘Bleach’ content like the games. The five movies are as follows:

  • ‘Bleach: Memories of Nobody’ (2006)
  • ‘Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion’ (2007)
  • ‘Bleach: Fade to Black’ (2008)
  • ‘Bleach: Hell Verse’ (2010)
  • ‘Bleach’ (2018)

The four earliest installments are on Hoopla in the U.S., and you need a library card to sign in to the platform. Alternatively, you can buy or rent them in the U.S. on platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, YouTube and Google Play (though the movies aren’t available on these platforms in every country). 

The most recent movie, ‘Bleach’ (2018), is available on Netflix in several countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Canada, France and more. 

Where Is Bleach Streaming?

The platform you’ll find ‘Bleach’ on will depend on your location, though a VPN can unblock streaming services in any location since connecting to one assigns you a new IP address — but more on that later. Meanwhile, check out this table to see where you can stream ‘Bleach’ in your location. 

Streaming Apps:Available CountriesFree Trial?Available SeasonsNotes
🇺🇸 U.S.
🇯🇵 Japan
Yes–30 daysAllHas a mix of subbed and dubbed episodes
1🇬🇧 U.K.
🇫🇷 France
🇨🇦 Canada
NoAllN/A
Crunchyroll🇮🇳 IndiaYes–7 daysAllN/A
*🇮🇳 India
🇯🇵 Japan
🇸🇬 Singapore
🇲🇾 Malaysia
NoAllNetflix Japan doesn’t have English subtitles or dubbing
Star+2🇦🇷 Argentina
🇬🇹 Guatemala
🇧🇷 Brazil
NoAllN/A
1. Various other countries also available
2. Various other Latin American countries also available

Is Bleach on Netflix?

Yes, all ‘Bleach’ seasons — including ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ — are on Netflix in some countries, including India, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. For these countries, most of the libraries we explored have subtitles in a range of languages including English, but Japan is an exception. In the Japanese library, you can only watch the series in Japanese. 

Keep your eyes peeled, though: Sometimes, Netflix has to stop hosting a show or movie due to changing copyright agreements. If you find that ‘Bleach’ disappears from the platform in the future, this is likely the reason for the removal. If you’re outside a location where ‘Bleach’ is available on Netflix, a VPN can help you change your IP address. 

Is Bleach on Disney Plus?

Yes, you can stream ‘Bleach’ and ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ on Disney+ in the U.K., France, Australia and Canada, to name a few countries. 

If you have a Disney+ account but aren’t in a country where ‘Bleach’ is available, you can start watching the show on Disney+ with a VPN. Just make sure you connect to a server in a location where ‘Bleach’ is streaming on Disney+, like those mentioned above.  

Is Bleach on Crunchyroll?

In most locations, no. However, it is on Crunchyroll India with English subtitles. If you’re not in India, you can connect to a virtual VPN server in India to access the show on Crunchyroll just like with other platforms.

Because Indian law requires VPN providers to log data, which is a huge privacy issue, many reputable VPNs no longer have physical Indian servers. Instead, these providers — including ExpressVPN and NordVPN — have virtual Indian servers to get around the issue. 

How to Watch Bleach & Bleach: TYBW Online With a VPN

If you have Netflix but ‘Bleach’ isn’t available to stream in your location, you can learn how to change your IP address with a VPN in the steps below. There’s no need to feel intimidated if it’s your first time using this software — the process is a piece of cake. 

You must have a Netflix subscription before you get started. Using a VPN doesn’t give you free access to Netflix; it simply changes your IP address so you can bypass Netflix geoblocks. 

  1. Sign Up for a VPN

    Select a VPN provider with a solid reputation and sign up for a plan that meets your needs and budget. Good news: You can get a 30-day money-back guarantee with many industry-leading providers, such as ExpressVPN.

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  2. Download the VPN

    Look for a “download” tab on the VPN provider’s website. Click this to download the VPN’s file, then open the file to launch the installation.

    download expressvpn
  3. Connect to a Server in Singapore 

    Log in to the VPN’s app,then select a server in Singapore (or another country where ‘Bleach’ is on Netflix, like Malaysia or India) and click the “connect” button.

    expressvpn singapore
  4. Watch ‘Bleach’ on Netflix 

    Log in to your Netflix account and start streaming your desired ‘Bleach’ seasons and episodes. If you encounter any problems, try connecting to a different server.

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The Best VPNs to Stream Bleach & Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War 

Before you start smashing through geoblocks to watch that first ‘Bleach’ episode, you’ll need to subscribe to a decent VPN. We know that’s easier said than done when you’re picking software for the first time and every provider claims to be awesome. Some truly are, but you’ll want to watch out for scams and VPNs with holes in their security features and privacy policies. 

If you’re clueless about where to start, here are some secure, high-performing VPN providers that you can try out with a money-back guarantee or, in some cases, for free. 

  • ExpressVPN: During testing with Singaporean, Malaysian and Indian servers, we found ExpressVPN to be the most effective at unblocking Netflix. If you’re intrigued by the best VPN to watch ‘Bleach: TYBW’ and the original ‘Bleach,’ go to our ExpressVPN review to read about the pros and cons. 
  • NordVPN: NordVPN is a great streaming and gaming VPN because it’s so fast and very secure. It’s not as easy to set up the advanced features (like obfuscated servers, for example) compared to ExpressVPN, but on the flip side, it’s a cheaper long-term option. Our NordVPN review shares all you need to know. 
  • Surfshark: Surfshark is another fast and reliable provider for streaming (though its latency isn’t the best on U.S. servers). It offers unlimited simultaneous connections — a major bonus if you use multiple devices. Better yet, it’s cheap in the long term. We explain more in our Surfshark review
  • PrivadoVPN: PrivadoVPN has free servers in various locations, including India — and it works with Netflix India. There’s a free data limit of 10GB per month, though, so you’ll need to upgrade if you stream often. Look over our PrivadoVPN review to learn more. 

How to Watch Bleach in Order?

Watching anime series in chronological order can sometimes be complicated, but luckily, that’s not the case with ‘Bleach.’ Based on information from various online sources including We Got This Covered and Sportskeeda, this is the chronological watch order:

There’s no need to watch the movies to understand the series, but we’ve included them and the specials just in case. Note that we couldn’t track down the two specials online. If you only want to watch the series chronologically, you can just watch it in the release order.  

  1. Episodes 1-7
  2. ‘Bleach: Memories in the Rain’ (special — alternate version of episodes 8 and 9)
  3. ‘Bleach: 13 Court Guard Squads Omake’ (special)
  4. Episodes 8-63
  5. ‘Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy’ (special)
  6. Episodes 64-109 
  7. ‘Bleach: Memories of Nobody’ (movie)
  8. Episodes 110-137 
  9. ‘Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion’ (movie)
  10. ‘Bleach: Fade to Black’ (movie)
  11. Episodes 138-214 
  12. Episodes 215-299 
  13. ‘Bleach: Hell Verse’ (movie)
  14. Episodes 300-366
  15. ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’ 

How to Watch Bleach Without Fillers

In the anime world, “fillers” are episodes that aren’t based on the original manga, meaning they’re side stories of sorts rather than being essential to the narrative as a whole. Some fans prefer not to bother with fillers, so if you’re one of them, follow this guide (based on information from Anime Filler List) to watch ‘Bleach’ in order and free from fillers. 

Several episodes are mixed canon/filler. These are included as episodes to watch in this guide — we’ve only noted complete fillers as episodes to skip. 

Episodes to WatchEpisodes to Skip 
1-3233
34-4950
51-6364-108
109-127128-137
138-146147-149
150-167168-189
190-203204-205
206-212213-214
215-227228-266
267-286287
288-297298-299
300-302303-305
306-310311-341
342-354355
356-366N/A (end of series)
TYBW (all episodes)N/A

Final Thoughts

If you thought it was impossible to watch ‘Bleach’ in your location, we hope you’ve been pleasantly surprised by the revelations in this guide. A good VPN can really open up doors for you in the streaming world, especially if you travel a lot and can’t get your favorite content where you are. Anyone can reap the benefits. 

For another anime story that follows a hero on a journey of saving the world from evil entities, check out where to watch the ‘Demon Slayer’.

What’s the best ‘Bleach’ episode you’ve ever watched? Will you watch ‘Bleach’ on Crunchyroll, Disney+ or Netflix? Drop a comment below. Thanks for reading. 

FAQ: Stream Bleach the Anime

  • You can watch all seasons of ‘Bleach’ on Netflix in Singapore, Malaysia or India. The series is also on Hulu in the U.S., on Crunchyroll in India, and on Disney+ in various countries, including the U.K. and Canada. You can also watch it on Star+ in many Latin American countries.

  • Yes, but only in a few countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, India and Japan. The first three countries have ‘Bleach’ with English subtitles, but Japan does not.

  • Yes, ‘Bleach’ has been removed from Crunchyroll in most locations. However, it’s still on Crunchyroll in India.

  • Yes, in several countries, including the U.K., Canada and France. It’s not on Disney+ in the U.S., though.

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