Bleach may be returning with the 1000 Year Blood War Arc and the spin-off series of Bleach: Burn The Witch, but neither of these are an actual sequel to the long running anime that ended too soon according to many fans. Though near the end of its life, Bleach did not hold the same level of popularity as it once did, there is still a lot of the world that could use exploring and there are certainly a number of characters that fans felt didn't receive the ending that they rightfully deserved!
In this write up, we'll explore a number of different ways that the sequel could be created and what new scenarios the franchise that brought the Soul Society to life could explore!
Bleach The Next Generation
Much like series like Boruto and One Piece, we feel that the best method for moving forward would be to give the world of Ichigo Kurosaki and company a time jump. While the amount of time that the series would take in exploring the future could vary based on preference, we would probably prefer to see the adventures of Ichigo's kids in the future as they explore the world that their father knew so well and perhaps meet some of his dad's old "friends". Aside from this, maybe we could explore Ichigo as a full fledged adult, balancing responsibilities as a family man with those of a Soul Reaper, hunting down demons while attempting to make it in home in time for dinner.
We don't know about you but we certainly wouldn't mind diving into a future interpretation of the afterlife that Tite Kubo had made so popular!
An Ending For Every Character
One of the biggest complaints for the finale of Bleach was that a lot of characters not only didn't get a proper ending, and there were QUITE A FEW characters in the roster of Soul Society, but also, several characters weren't revealed to have lived or died in the final battle! While the sequel doesn't necessarily need to be a full blown series, perhaps it could be an installment that simply ties a bow on the characters that we all grew to know during Beach's time as one of the most popular Shonen series around!
It Doesn't Have To Be A Series
As mentioned earlier, giving us one final goodbye to the characters of Soul Society via a feature length film could also be the way to go. One of the reasons that the series came to an end was due to the fact that creator Tite Kubo felt that the time was right for the franchise to come to an end, and had been suffering from some health related issues as a result of the hard work he had put into creating and continuing the Bleach manga. Giving fans one last goodbye via a sequel movie would probably be the best way to go about offering fans a satisfying conclusion that many felt the finale of Ichigo Kurosaki didn't supply.
We Love These Characters
Bleach created a world that was full of idiosyncratic characters and amazing battles, with the Soul Society specifically giving us some of the best characters that the anime had to offer. Characters like Kenpachi, Rukia, Hitsugaya, and Aizen all have their strengths when it comes to the medium of anime and we'd love to have the opportunity to revisit these characters in brand new adventures. Ichigo, Chad, Orihime, and Ishida gave us a look at the Soul Society through mortal eyes and it would be amazing to once again experience stories through these protagonists who found themselves in supernatural predicaments and high octane battles.
It's Time The Kids Learn About Bleach!
Listen, there's a LOT of anime out there right now, with the likes of My Hero Academia, Dr. Stone, One Piece, Demon Slayer, and countless others filling the landscape. With the seemingly never ending stream of series, it's important that Bleach isn't forgotten among the sea of franchises as the story and characters still hold strong among the best of the best when it comes to the medium of anime. Though the series certainly did have its faults, a sequel would give Kubo and company the opportunity to smooth them out and introduce a brand new generation of readers and viewers to the world of the Soul Society!