Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Episode 9 Delayed!
The anime community has been grappling with a series of unexpected setbacks, and even the highly anticipated “BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War” is not exempt from this unfortunate trend. Fans of the ongoing anime series have received disheartening news regarding a delay in the release of its upcoming episode, BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Episode 9.
Currently airing its second part, the “BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War” anime had just premiered episode 8 of the ongoing season, adhering to its regular broadcasting schedule. Anticipation was high as fans awaited the release of the next episode, scheduled for the upcoming Saturday. However, a sudden announcement has changed the outlook for fans, revealing that there will be no new episode of “Bleach” in the following week.
Instead, the network has decided to air a recap of the first 8 episodes of the 2nd cour of “BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War.” The broadcast announcement stated:
"This episode is a compilation! If you missed the 2nd cour, you can rewatch it now, so be sure to check it out!"
The delay comes as a disappointment to many fans, who were eagerly awaiting the continuation of the storyline. Thankfully, the delay will only be for one week, meaning that fans can look forward to a new episode the week after next. As it stands, “BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War” Part 2 Episode 9 is now rescheduled for release on September 9th.
The reasons behind this unexpected delay remain somewhat murky. Speculations have arisen that the network might have planned the recap episode all along. However, there’s also the possibility that production issues have surfaced, prompting the decision to air the recap episode and provide the production team with additional time to prepare upcoming episodes.
A recent and credible source has confirmed that the production for all episodes of “BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War” Part 2 has yet to be completed, suggesting that ongoing production work is still in progress. Yet, as of now, there is no definitive source confirming the exact rationale for the recap episode.
Fans are undoubtedly hoping that this delay won’t lead to further disruptions in the coming weeks. With just six episodes remaining in the 2nd cour after the broadcast of the most recent episode, the stakes are high for a smooth continuation of the series.
“Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War” serves as a direct sequel to the original “Bleach” anime series, based on the manga by Tite Kubo. The anime is currently available for streaming on platforms such as Disney+ and Hulu, allowing fans to catch up on the action-packed saga. As the anime community waits in anticipation, only time will tell if the delay was a necessary hiccup or a sign of a more intricate issue behind the scenes.