Bleach was once regarded as one of the biggest anime franchises in the world, with millions of fans across the globe.
However, due to a sudden rating slide, Studio Pierrot was forced to cancel the programs production in 2012, without ever finishing it.
But that didn’t stop the manga, which continued to run until late 2016, with a solid readership. However, despite the apparent fandom still being alive, we have never heard of an anime resurrection.
However according to Comicbook.com Bleach anime designer Masashi Kudo, stated in a recent interview that he would love the anime to return.
“All the staff, including myself, hope that the anime can continue, but nothing has been decided yet.” Said Kudo.
These statements by Kudo were revealed during last weeks Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show, while he was talking about his new anime project, Chain Chronicle.
Sadly there has been no news on any company wanting to reboot the series just yet, but these are still good signs.
Remember now with the manga completed, there is no need for filler and so the anime can be 100% cannon, if it was to return.
We must also take into account that the fandom has been crying out for years, demanding Bleach to come back but their cries seem to be ignored.
We must also take into account that in 2018 the first live-action Bleach movie will be released and if successful, may encourage an animation return as well.
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