Bleach fans have been mourning the loss of the series since it ended its run two years ago, and they have never quite gotten over the loss of a series that was once considered one of the main pillars of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump.
Just felt like sharing the Shonen Jump Author Comments from when Bleach ended. pic.twitter.com/fxwdteQzDy— Your Anime Guy (@YourAnimeGuy) January 12, 2018
Shared by @YourAnimeGuy, Shonen Jump artists sent off the series with many well wishes. Such authors include My Hero Academia's Kohei Horikoshi who stated, "I always used to shout 'Ban! Kai!' as I opened my umbrella. Congratulations on the conclusion of Bleach!"
One Piece's Eiichiro Oda felt the effects too stating that "You did excellent work on Bleach for the past 15 years, Kubo-san! Now go and have yourself a good rest!"
Black Clover's Yuki Tabata sent the series off with good wishes as well, "You are a huge influence for me. Thanks for all of your hard work on a long and successful serialization, Kubo-sensei!"
Gintama's creator Hideaki Sorachi message was a little more sad as he said, "Once again, Jump just got a little bit lonelier. Kubo-sensei please come back soon!"
As for Bleach's creator Tite Kubo, he sadly sent off the series with a thankful final message, "Somehow after these 15 years I was able to finish drawing Bleach. I am incredibly thankful to all of you who continued to read and show your support and also to Ichigo and his pals."
For those unfamiliar with Tite Kubo's Bleach, the series follows the young delinquent Ichigo Kurosaki, who had the ability to see spirits. He soon obtains the power of a Soul Reaper - one meant to usher lost souls to the afterlife - and now has the duty to defend the living world from monstrous dark spirits known as Hollows.
The manga was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 2001 to 2016, and was collected into 74 volumes. It has been adapted into English thanks to VIZ Media, and has sold over 900 million copies in Japan. The series was adapted into an anime by Studio Pierrot from 2004 to 2012, and has four feature-length animations, rock musicals, video games, and a ton of other merchandise.
The English language broadcast premiered on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block in 2006, and you currently find the Japanese and English language versions now streaming on Hulu.