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Why is Bleach Not on Crunchyroll? Know The Reasons and Where to Stream Bleach

Bleach is not on Crunchyroll due to the expiration of its streaming rights in 2022, which were not renewed. Fans seeking the anime's content on Crunchyroll have been disappointed since its removal, prompting them to explore other streaming platforms for access.

by Naveenkumar

Updated Jul 08, 2024

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Why is Bleach Not on Crunchyroll? Know The Reasons and Where to Stream Bleach

Why is Bleach Not on Crunchyroll?

Bleach, the popular anime series, is no longer available on Crunchyroll for the US audience because the rights to stream it expired in 2022 and were not renewed. This means Crunchyroll no longer has permission to show Bleach episodes. Despite users trying different methods like changing server connections, refreshing their browsers, and troubleshooting for errors, they still can't access the series on Crunchyroll

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Bleach Streaming

Bleach, once a staple on Crunchyroll alongside other major anime like One Piece and Naruto, is now absent from the platform, impacting its visibility among fans who frequent Crunchyroll for anime. However, Bleach enthusiasts in the U.S. have several robust alternatives. Hulu stands out as the primary destination, offering all 366 episodes of the original Bleach anime with both English sub and dub options, along with the current Thousand-Year Blood War anime. International viewers can turn to Disney+, which also streams both versions of Bleach.

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Additionally, Amazon Prime Video supports the original Bleach anime in English dub and the first cour of Thousand-Year Blood War in Japanese, catering to a wide global audience seeking to delve into Bleach's expansive shonen universe.

Bleach

"Bleach" is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe, it originally aired on TV Tokyo from October 2004 to March 2012, spanning 366 episodes. The story centers on Ichigo Kurosaki, who gains Soul Reaper powers from Rukia Kuchiki and must protect humans from evil spirits while guiding souls to the afterlife. The anime also includes original storylines and characters not in the manga.

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Viz Media acquired foreign distribution rights in 2006, and "Bleach" aired on Adult Swim in the US from 2006 to 2014. Its sequel, "Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War," covers the manga's final arc and premiered in 2022, with subsequent seasons airing through 2023 and into 2024.

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is an American streaming service owned by Sony Group Corporation, specializing in East Asian media like Japanese anime and dramas. Founded in 2006 by graduates from the University of California, Berkeley, Crunchyroll now serves over 120 million registered users globally. Originally part of AT&T/WarnerMedia's Otter Media, it partnered with Funimation before Sony acquired both companies. Crunchyroll offers a vast library with over 1,000 anime shows and more than 200 East Asian dramas in multiple languages. It reached one million paid subscribers in 2017 and currently has over 13 million paid subscribers as of 2024.

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Additionally, Crunchyroll is known for its mascot "Crunchyroll-Hime" and collaborates with various distribution partners to release anime titles on home video.



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