As the much-anticipated anime adaptation of Tite Kubo’s iconic manga continues, fans eagerly await the next thrilling installment. In this blog, we’ll be discussing the release date of Episode 18 and providing you with exciting spoilers that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
The Thousand-Year Blood War arc has been a rollercoaster of emotions, with intense battles, surprising revelations, and the return of beloved characters. With the Quincy invasion reaching its climax, the fate of Soul Society hangs in the balance. In Episode 18, the action is set to escalate even further, promising breathtaking fights and plot twists that will keep viewers hooked.
What Happened in Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 17
In Bleach TYBW episode 17, “Heart of Wolf,” fans witnessed an intense and emotional battle from the Thousand Year Blood War. The episode’s highlight was Sajin Komamura, the Captain of the 7th Division, who showed incredible determination and resilience.
Sajin was seeking revenge against Yhwach for killing Genryusai Yamamoto, his master. To do so, he gambled with his life and unlocked his clan’s secret technique, the Humanization technique. This allowed him to transform into a powerful human-like form with immortality for a limited time.
In the episode, Bambietta, a Quincy girl, used her explosive reishi bombs in a fierce battle against Shinji, but Sajin intervened to save Momo. He realized that her attacks couldn’t be guarded against, as everything they touched turned into a bomb.
Through flashbacks, we learned that Sajin’s entire Werewolf clan was cursed for their past sins, and the Humanization technique was their way to gain redemption. Sajin ripped out his heart to learn the technique and gained immense power.
He then revealed a new form of his Bankai, Kokujo Tengen Myo-oh Dangai Joue. In this form, his Bankai appeared without armor, showing a fearsome demonic figure with burning eyes.
The episode was a visual spectacle and emotionally charged, making it one of the most anticipated battles in the Thousand Year Blood War arc.
What To Expect From Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Episode 18
In the upcoming episode 5 of Bleach TYBW part 2, there will be a confrontation between Mask de Masculine, a Sternritter who sees himself as a ‘Hero,’ and Kensei and Rose. It will be an exciting battle between the hero and the villains.
We might also see some additional anime-original scenes featuring Ichigo Kurosaki in this episode, which adds to the intrigue. It will be interesting to see what Studio Pierrot has in store for us!
Bleach TYBW Part 2 Episode 5 Release Date & Time
Bleach TYBW part 2 episode 5, titled “Rages At Ringside,” will be released on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 11 pm JST on local Japanese channels like Tokyo TV and Hiroshima TV and their affiliated networks.
For fans in the USA, the episode will be available exclusively on Hulu. Disney Plus will stream the episode in select countries like Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia.
In addition to Hulu and Disney+, viewers in certain countries like Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, and others can stream Bleach TYBW Part 2 Episode 5 on Netflix. South and South-East Asian audiences can watch it on the Ani-One Asia YouTube Channel with Ultra Membership.
Below, you can find the release date and time for the episode in various time zones.
- Central Standard Time: Saturday, August 5, at 8 am
- Eastern Standard Time: Saturday, August 5, at 9 am
- British Standard Time: Saturday, August 5, 2 pm
- Central European Time: Saturday, August 5, 3 pm
- Indian Standard Time: Saturday, August 5, 9 pm
- Philippine Standard Time: Saturday, August 5, 10 pm
- Australian Central Standard Time: Saturday, August 5, 11:30 pm
- Brazil Time: Saturday, August 5, 11 am