Anime 53998 Bleach Sennen Kessen-hen - Ketsubetsu-tan

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc Part 2
Japanese: BLEACH 千年血戦篇-訣別譚-
English: Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War - The Separation


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2023 to Sep 30, 2023
Premiered: Summer 2023
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.721 (scored by 107736107,736 users)
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Ranked: #522
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Popularity: #1015
Members: 229,711
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After a brutal surprise attack by the forces of Quincy King Yhwach, the resident Reapers of the Soul Society lick their wounds and mourn their losses. Many of the surviving Soul Reaper captains train to battle without their Bankai, the ultimate technique wielded by the fiercest warriors.

In the previous assault, Ichigo Kurosaki narrowly managed to help fend off Yhwach's fearsome wrath. However, to ultimately defeat his godly adversary and save his allies, Ichigo must now undergo severe training that will push him beyond his physical, emotional, and mental limits.

Though Yhwach already holds the upper hand in this ongoing blood feud, he also successfully recruits Uryuu Ishida, Ichigo's close friend and rival, to be his successor. Yhwach strikes out once again at the weakened Soul Society, intent on finally obliterating his long-standing enemies. As Ichigo struggles to attain new power, the Soul Reaper captains fight for survival and borrowed time.

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Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen - Ketsubetsu-tan was released on Blu-ray and DVD by Aniplex on February 28, 2024.

The anime adapts the final manga arc starting from volume 61.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Opening Theme

"STARS" by w.o.d. (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

"Endroll" by Yoh Kamiyama (eps 1-11,13)


Nov 13, 2023
Story & Characters: By now, you're probably familiar with Bleach enough to know that the war between the Quincies and Soul Reapers rages on in this second part, labeled as The Separation. Why it's called that, I'm actually not sure, but this marks the second part out of four. Is it worth continuing this adventure? Absolutely. This part fleshes out some more details both about why Yhwach is seeking to invade the Soul Society, and just how powerful some of his comrades are. Like Soul Reapers, they all have their own specialized abilities and even if some are a little ...
Nov 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Judging exclusively the anime, it's awesome. Animation, visuals, sound, coloring, etc. Everything is awesome. The big shame is that all of this is spent in probably the worst arc I've ever seen in a major shonen. Villains appear out of nowhere with only a brief appearance on screen with their name, absolute zero buildup, stupid powers, most of them get dealt with in literally two minutes, and almost all of them are extremely unlikeable.
The big bads and the badass Zero squad are also dumb as hell. Things happen just because, with no sense to it whatsoever. The structure of how events happen is awful. And ...
Dec 7, 2023
Bleach, the once-promising shonen anime, continues its descent into mediocrity with a persistent reliance on tired tropes and an acute lack of character development. Season 17 does little to break the cycle, as the series remains shackled to the monotonous narrative structure that has plagued its earlier iterations.

One of Bleach's cardinal sins is its unabashed dependence on power creeping tropes. Season after season, the series continues the relentless pursuit of one-upping its own characters, leading to battles that feel more like calculated showcases of flashy abilities than genuine storytelling. The constant introduction of new, seemingly arbitrary powers not only diminishes the impact of previous abilities ...

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