After Renji revealed his refined Bankai in the previous installment of the show, episode 19 of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War will feature Rukia and her much anticipated Bankai in battle.
The anime unveiled its preview with images of Rukia with her sword unsheathed. There were also images of Ichigo in a new outfit and still images of both Uryu Ishida and As Nodt, one of the Quincy invaders. In the new episode, Ichigo is heading into battle and communicates with Uruhara as Ishida and Haschwalt converse on the mystery of Yhwach.
The Bleach official website describes the story for the episode:
""Ichigo, having completed his training at the Soul King Palace, hears that the invasion of the Soul Society has already begun, and he immediately heads there. As he descends toward the Quiet Spirit Court, Ichigo communicates with Urahara and tells him that he will definitely do something about it. Meanwhile, Haschwalth, who has taken Ishida to the execution, mercilessly executes the defeated Cang Duand BG9, and begins to talk about what kind of a being Yhwach is. Meanwhile, Rukia confronts Äs Nödt and wields her Sode no Shirayuki without fear in the face of 'terror.'”"
When does Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War episode 19 get released?
Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War episode 19 is titled "The White Haze" and is expected to be released on Saturday, August 12, 2023. It is currently releasing on Hulu and on Disney Plus in the U.S. The English dubbed version is also being released on Hulu as well four weeks after the Japanese dubbed version.
The upcoming episode will be released in multiple time zones and the schedule you can follow is below:
- Pacific Time: 7:30 AM
- Mountain Time: 8:30 AM
- Central Time: 9:30 AM
- Eastern Time: 10:30 AM
- British Time: 3:30 PM
- European Time: 4:30 PM
- Indian Time: 9:00 PM
What Happened in Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War episode 18?
In the previous episode of Bleach: TYBW part 2, the Quincies launched their invasion again on soul society and it resulted in extreme consequences. The soul reapers are fighting the Quincies and the episode highlighted a couple of key fights between the captains and the Quinices that have alphabets assigned to them. Captain Rose and Captain Kensei step in to save the wrestler Quincy from wreaking havoc on the lieutenants. The captains experience success early in their fight as they release their Bankai, but they soon find out that the Wrestler has an immense power capable of vast destruction.
During the episode, it is revealed that the wrestler Quincy name is Mask De Masculine and his partner, James, cheers him on gives the wrestler a power boost. The strength enhancement allowed the Luchador Quincy to easily annihilate the two Soul Society captains.
As the captains were reaching their final moments, Renji stepped in to save the day with a confident demeanor. Renji takes on the challenge to fight Quincy and requests Rukia to carry the injured captains to safety. Renji soon releases his refined Bankai which is implied to be the true form of the sword. He was able to finally harness the power of his blade, Zabimaru. The soul reaper delivers a single final blow that left Quincy to dissolve back in Yhwach.