Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War has been on a tear this month as it is currently releasing part two of the long-awaited final arc. The upcoming episode is set to tease the return of one of the missing captains while the soul society is in the middle of a Quincy invasion led by Yhwach yet again.
Studio Perrot unveiled image previews of the next episode and the images showcase another predicament for the soul reapers. It seems the upcoming episode will start a new fight involving Squad 11 lieutenant Yachiru and Squad 4 Isane facing the Quincy known as Guenael Lee. Another surprise reveals from the preview was Kenpachi Zaraki, who will be making his return to face one of the sternritters.
The Bleach official website describes the story for the episode:
"Isane and Yachiru, who were treating Kensei and the others, are attacked by Guenael Lee, a Sternritter with the ability to erase not only their appearance but also their opponent’s memories of them at will. Yachiru repeatedly “meets for the first time,” but she uses her instincts and reflexes to strike back at her invisible foe, then draws her zanpakuto and attacks again. Yachiru’s ability to use a shikai surprises Isane and drives Guenael into a corner. At that moment, however, another enemy silently appears inside the ward.'”
When does Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War episode 20 get released?
Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War episode 20 is titled "I Am the Edge" and is expected to be released on Saturday, August 19, 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 19?
In the previous episode of Bleach: TYBW part 2, Ichigo dons a new outfit as he sets on his journey back to the soul society battlegrounds. Ichigo Kurosaki then flies down past 72 barriers in order to rejoin his comrades against the Quincy invasion. It is revealed it will take Ichigo about half a day to reach his destination as clues to Uruhara on his impending arrival.
Another part of the episode shows that the fallen Quincy sternritters are executed as their powers are returned back to Yhwach. Haschwalt and Uryu have a conversation on the complexities of Yhwach. It is revealed the Quincy King has to fight and absorb souls for a reason that is kept from the audience
The previous installment also showcased the fight between Rukia and As Nodt, the Quincy that had defeated Byakuya and stole his Bankai. Äs Nödt utilizes his opponent's fears in battle to break them down and defeat them. Rukia reveals the results of her training and the true power of her sword that she awakened. Rukia freezes her body to keep
Äs Nödt weapons of fear from burrowing into her body. Äs Nödt enters his Voll Stern Dich form and he is able to instill fear through sight. Byakuya returns to save Rukia as he motivates Rukia to use her full power. Rukia unleashed her Bankai, and she appears in all white and freezes everything around her and connected to her. The power is so great that she almost inflicts herself with her grandiose freezing abilities and Byakuya steps in to stop the damage and implores Rukia to take her time powering down. The episode ends with Squad 4 and 11 lieutenants encountering the next Quincy enemy.