Recently there has been a lot of news on when exactly Bleach manga will end, from ending in the 74th volume, to having less than 10 weeks left, to ending in chapter 685. It seems that some final concrete evidence has shown up as Bleach Manga will be ending with Bleach chapter 686.
So before continuing, the previous post about Bleach ending on Bleach 685 was not properly confirmed and judgement was made on incorrect translations. Yes there will be a climax/final part to the manga, but Bleach 685 won’t be the end of the manga.
Folks over at Anime News Network, Bleach subreddit and MangaHelpers have confirmed that Bleach will be ending with chapter 686 (Shonen Jump #38). Bleach 686 will be released, or is expected to release on or around the 18th of August. The reason for the wait is that Shonen Jump will be going on a weekly break due to public holidays in Japan. This means that there will be no chapters next week.
In regards to the release date for Bleach 686, 18th August is the best guess, but it could appear earlier on the 17th due to the holiday but not guaranteed. It could also show up on the Friday (12th) or Monday (15th) but is unlikely. The reason for the early release here is due to us getting the chapter a lot earlier.
Anime News Network also mentions that Shonen Jump will release the final Bleach 686 chapter on the 22nd of August along with an “important announcement”
With so much uncertainty on how Bleach Manga will end, user Heiji on MangaHelpers also mentions that Shonen Jump #38 (Bleach 686 will appear in this issue) will bring some “big news” on Bleach. This was confirmed with the public and translated copy of Bleach 685 as there will be “an extra important announcement” too!
So with all this in mind, what do you guys think? Go ahead and comment down below telling us what you think about the extra chapter, it ending with Bleach 686, and the announcement about Bleach in the final chapter seems something I can’t wait for.
Update: added reliable source, Bleach ends with 686, important announcement incoming.