Saturday morning at Viz Media's Anime Expo panel, the manga and anime company reiterated an earlier convention announcement that Adult Swim will begin airing more episodes of Bleach, the anime responsible for many an AX cosplay, on August 28. The popular series will continue beginning with Episode 168.
Bleach is a long-running, action-oriented anime and manga series about soul reapers, spirits who guide people into the afterlife. Though there are many characters in the show, much of the plot revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a teenager who suddenly becomes a soul reaper, and his friends, many of whom have their own powers.
The show has been running on Adult Swim since 2006. Those who watch the ratings bumps that often run during commercial breaks will note that it is one of the network's most popular anime series. However, Bleach has been in repeats since late last fall.
Episode 168 marks the beginning of “The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai” story arc.