Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 – The Separation Release Date and Time

Learn what you need to know about the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 release date here!

by J.R. Waugh
Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Separation Episode 14 Release Date
Image: VIZ Media / Pierrot

Bleach is back yet again with the second cour of Thousand-Year Blood War. It’s extremely exciting to see the adaptation of its final arc so many years after the original anime stopped airing. Regarded as a sequel, the anime is still very much Bleach at its core, but with gorgeous visuals and color and a massively increased production budget. For fans hoping to see more, the wait will soon be over. Check here for everything there is to know about the release date of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2: The Separation!

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 – The Separation Release Date

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 – The Separation will release on July 8, 2023 for Hulu in the United States and Disney+ for international viewers. This means Episode 14 of the final arc adaptation will be available to stream as part of a HUGE Summer 2023 anime lineup.

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Bleach: TYBW Episode 14 Release Time

Episode 14 of the final arc is set to air at 11 PM JST on TV Tokyo, with the simulcast available a half hour later. The premiere will be available at 7:30 AM PT / 9:30 AM CT / 10:30 AM ET, prepare to check your Hulu or Disney+ Bleach portals for new episodes at the following times based on your region:

Time ZoneRelease Time
Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)7:30 AM PST
Central Time (Chicago, Regina)9:30 AM CST
Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)10:30 AM EST
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)11:30 PM AST
Brazil (Brasília Time)11:30 PM BST
UK and Ireland3:30 PM GMT
Europe4:30 PM CEST
Moscow5:30 PM MSK
India8:00 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand9:30 PM ICT
Philippines10:30 PM PHT

In Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2, prepare to see Ichigo’s training pay off, as they prepare for the fight against the Quincy.

Do You Need to Watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 1 Before Part 2?

Yes, if you want to check out Bleach, you will need to watch TYBW Part 1 first, the entire sequel series is an adaptation of the eponymous final manga arc. It’s also a magnificent, loyal, filler-free production with fantastic visuals that’ll surely please any fan, but the core argument for watching it in order is the plot. The story will lack context if you watch Part 2 first, and if this is a question at all, then the bigger question on peoples’ minds should be:

Do You Need to Watch Bleach Before TYBW?

Image: VIZ Media / Pierrot

This one is a more loaded question. The first Bleach anime was not exactly bold territory for Shonen anime at the time, turning out to be the least-memorable of the Big Three adaptations. However, leaning into the previous point, watching Bleach gives greater context on the scale and significance of the conflict in TYBW along with building up its characters. But if you choose this route, just know: this series has the highest concentration of filler out of the Big Three, so use this guide to skip the unnecessary bits.

- This article was updated on September 7th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.