How to Watch Bleach in Order: Your Definitive Watch Order Guide

We've got the ultimate Bleach watch order guide.


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Tite Kubo’s hit series Bleach helped buff Weekly Shonen Jump through the Aughts (2000-2009) and beyond as one of The Big Three alongside Naruto and One Piece. The anime debuted in 2004 after the manga debuted in 2001.

However, Bleach was the most maligned of the three, particularly the anime as the final seasons weren’t well received and left a lot of fans sour on the series. Still, that didn’t stop the excitement when it was announced that the “Thousand-Year Blood War” arc, the final arc in the manga, would receive an anime adaptation in fall 2022 – giving fans the closure they desired.


To prepare for Bleach’s return, relive the series with this, your definitive guide to watching Bleach! Lists below will include orders with movies and filler and without both. The four movies will be inserted based on date of release.

How to watch Bleach in order with movies

  1. Bleach (Season 1, Episodes 1-20)
  2. Bleach, (Season 2, Episodes 1-21 or 21-41)
  3. Bleach (Season 3, Episodes 1-22 or 42-63)
  4. Bleach (Season 4, Episodes 1-28 or 64-91)
  5. Bleach (Season 5, Episodes 1-15 or 92-106)
  6. “Bleach: Memories of Nobody” (Movie)
  7. Bleach (Season 5, Episodes 16-18 or 107-109)
  8. Bleach (Season 6, Episodes 1-22 or 110-131)
  9. Bleach (Season 7, Episodes 1-20 or 132-151)
  10. Bleach (Season 8, Episodes 1-2 or 152-153)
  11. “Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion” (Movie)
  12. Bleach (Season 8, Episodes 3-16 or 154-167)
  13. Bleach (Season 9, Episodes 1-22 or 168-189)
  14. Bleach (Season 10, Episodes 1-9 or 190-198)
  15. “Bleach: Fade to Black” (Movie)
  16. Bleach (Season 10, Episodes 10-16 or 199-205)
  17. Bleach (Season 11, Episodes 1-7 or 206-212)
  18. Bleach (Season 12, Episodes 1-17 or 213-229)
  19. Bleach (Season 13, Episodes 1-36 or 230-265)
  20. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 1-34 or 266-299)
  21. “Bleach: Hell Verse” (Movie)
  22. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 35-51 or 300-316)
  23. Bleach (Season 15, Episodes 1-26 or 317-342)
  24. Bleach (Season 16, Episodes 1-24 or 343-366)

The next list will focus on watching Bleach by skipping all filler episodes. This will include manga canon and mixed canon episodes. It’s important to note that mixed canon episodes have minimal filler to bridge the gap between manga and anime.

How to watch Bleach in order without fillers

  1. Bleach (Season 1, Episodes 1-20)
  2. Bleach (Season 2, Episodes 1-12 or 21-32)
  3. Bleach (Season 2, Episodes 14-21 or 34-41)
  4. Bleach (Season 3, Episodes 1-8 or 42-49)
  5. Bleach (Season 3, Episodes 10-22 or 51-63)
  6. Bleach (Season 5, Episode 18 or 109)
  7. Bleach (Season 6, Episodes 1-18 or 110-127)
  8. Bleach (Season 7, Episodes 7-15 or 138-146)
  9. Bleach (Season 7, Episodes 19-20 or 150-151)
  10. Bleach (Season 8, Episodes 1-16 or 152-167)
  11. Bleach (Season 10, Episodes 1-14 or 190-203)
  12. Bleach (Season 11, Episodes 1-7 or 206-212)
  13. Bleach (Season 12, Episodes 3-15 or 215-227)
  14. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 2-21 or 267-286)
  15. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 23-32 or 288-297)
  16. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 35-37 or 300-302)
  17. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 41-45 or 306-310)
  18. Bleach (Season 15, Episode 26 or 342)
  19. Bleach (Season 16, Episodes 1-12 or 342-354)
  20. Bleach (Season 16, Episodes 14-24 or 356-366)

Note that there is one anime canon episode (Bleach Season 14, Episode 19 or 284).

The list below will include episodes that follow manga canon only. This will provide the quickest viewing process while also adhering as closely to the manga as possible.


Bleach manga canon order

  1. Bleach (Season 1, Episodes 1-20)
  2. Bleach (Season 2, Episodes 1-6 or 21-26)
  3. Bleach (Season 2, Episodes 8-11 or 28-31)
  4. Bleach (Season 2, Episodes 14-21 or 34-41)
  5. Bleach (Season 3, Episodes 1-4 or 42-45)
  6. Bleach (Season 3, Episodes 6-8 or 47-49)
  7. Bleach (Season 3, Episodes 10-22 of 51-63)
  8. Bleach (Season 6, Episode 1 or 110)
  9. Bleach (Season 6, Episode 3-6 or 112-115)
  10. Bleach (Season 6, Episodes 8-9 or 117-118)
  11. Bleach (Season 6, Episodes 12-14 or 121-123)
  12. Bleach (Season 6, Episodes 16-18 or 125-127)
  13. Bleach (Season 7, Episodes 7-9 or 138-140)
  14. Bleach (Season 7, Episodes 11 or 142)
  15. Bleach (Season 7, Episodes 13-14 or 144-145)
  16. Bleach (Season 7, Episodes 19-20 or 150-151)
  17. Bleach (Season 8, Episodes 1-4 or 152-155)
  18. Bleach (Season 8, Episodes 6-8 or 157-159)
  19. Bleach (Season 8, Episodes 11-16 or 162-167)
  20. Bleach (Season 10, Episodes 2-3 or 191-192)
  21. Bleach (Season 10, Episodes 5-14 or 194-203)
  22. Bleach (Season 11, Episode 3 or 208)
  23. Bleach (Season 11, Episodes 5-7 or 210-212)
  24. Bleach (Season 12, Episodes 3-9 or 215-221)
  25. Bleach (Season 12, Episodes 12-15 or 224-227)
  26. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 4-8 or 269-273)
  27. Bleach (Season 14, Episode 10 or 275)
  28. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 12-18 or 277-283)
  29. Bleach (Season 14, Episode 21 or 286)
  30. Bleach (Season 14, Episode 24 or 289)
  31. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 27-29 or 292-294)
  32. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 31-32 or 296-297)
  33. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 35-37 or 300-302)
  34. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 42-46 or 306-309)
  35. Bleach (Season 16, Episode 2 or 344)
  36. Bleach (Season 16, Episodes 4-8 or 346-350)
  37. Bleach (Season 16, 10-12 or 352-354)
  38. Bleach (Season 16, 14-24 or 356-366)

With just manga canon episodes, that cuts the episodes to a total of 166 episodes.

Should you desire, the next list is of filler episodes only. These have no bearing on the story.

In what order do I watch Bleach fillers?

  1. Bleach (Season 2, Episode 13 or 33)
  2. Bleach (Season 3, Episode 9 or 50)
  3. Bleach (Season 4, Episodes 1-28 or 64-91)
  4. Bleach (Season 5, Episodes 1-17 or 92-108)
  5. Bleach (Season 6, Episodes 19-22 or 128-131)
  6. Bleach (Season 7, Episodes 1-6 or 132-137)
  7. Bleach (Season 7, Episodes 16-18 or 147-149)
  8. Bleach (Season 9, Episodes 1-22 or 168-189)
  9. Bleach (Season 10, Episodes 13-14 or 204-205)
  10. Bleach (Season 12, Episodes 1-2 or 213-214)
  11. Bleach (Season 12, Episodes 16-17 or 228-229)
  12. Bleach (Season 13, Episodes 1-36 or 230-265)
  13. Bleach (Season 14, Episode 1 or 266)
  14. Bleach (Season 14, Episode 22 or 287)
  15. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 33-34 or 298-299)
  16. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 28-30 or 303-305)
  17. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 36-41 or 311-316)
  18. Bleach (Season 14, Episodes 1-25 or 317-341)
  19. Bleach (Season 16, Episode 13 or 355)

Can I skip all Bleach fillers?

Yes, you can skip all Bleach fillers. The only reasons to watch them are if you would like more focus on some of the side characters or Season 9’s filler arc (“The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai”) if a non-manga arc interests you.


Can I watch Bleach without reading the manga?

Yes, you can watch Bleach without reading the manga. However, keep in mind that the anime, even with mixed canon episodes, adds some filler aspects to smoothen the process (and extend the animations for a television show) that don’t always directly coincide with the manga. If you don’t want to read the manga, but want to experience the manga through anime, then stick to the Bleach manga canon order list.

How many episodes and seasons are there of Bleach?

There are 366 episodes and 16 seasons. It has yet to be released how many episodes will air for the return season.

How many episodes of Bleach are there without fillers?

There are 203 episodes of Bleach without fillers. This includes manga canon and mixed canon episodes. Again, manga canon episodes cuts the total to 166 episodes.

How many filler episodes are there in Bleach?

There are 163 total filler episodes in Bleach. Again, these 163 episodes have no bearing on the actual story.

What are the 5 movies of Bleach?

The 5 movies of Bleach are:

  1. Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody (2006)
  2. Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion (2007)
  3. Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black (2008)
  4. Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse (2010)
  5. Bleach (live-action movie) (2018)

With Bleach returning this fall, now is the perfect time to reacclimate yourself with the likes of Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, their friends, and the Shinigami. Enjoy!


Bruce L

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